Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Hooligan's Daily: Kljestan moves to Orlando

Yesterday's Scores
Premier League
Southampton 0-2 Crystal Palace
(McArthur 69', Milivojevic 80')

Swansea City 0-2 Tottenham
(Llorente 12', Alli 89')

West Ham United 2-1 West Bromwich Albion
(Carroll 59', 90+4')-(McClean 30')

Manchester City 3-1 Watford
(Sterling 1', Kabasele OG 13', Aguero 63')-(Gray 82')

European League Tables

Coppa Italia- Quarterfinals
Napoli 1-2 Atalanta
(Mertens 84')-(Castagne 50', Gomez 81')

Sacha Kljestan is on his way to Orlando City, as the New York Red Bulls sent the midfielder down south in exchange for forward Carlos Rivas and defender Tommy Redding. Going with Kljestan is $150,000 of TAM. He signed a new two year deal with the club and figures to fill the void left by the retired Kaka in the attacking midfield.

There were a handful of other MLS moves yesterday as well:

Today's Matches
Premier League
Arsenal v. Chelsea- 2:45pm- NBCSN

Copa del Rey- Round of 16 First Leg
Formentera v. Alaves- 1pm- beIN
Lleda v. Atletico Madrid- 1pm
Cadiz v. Sevilla- 3pm- beIN
Las Palmas v. Valencia- 3pm- beIN

Coppa Italia- Quarterfinals
Juventus v. Torino- 2:45pm

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Hooligan's Daily: City lose Jesus to knee injury

Yesterday's Scores
Premier League
Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 AFC Bournemouth
(Knockaert 5', 48')-(Cook 33', Wilson 79')

Burnley 1-2 Liverpool
(Gudmundsson 87')-(Mane 61', Klavan 90+4')

Leicester City 3-0 Huddersfield Town
(Mahrez 53'. Slimani 60', Albrighton 90+2')

Stoke City 0-1 Newcastle United
(Perez 73')

Everton 0-2 Manchester United
(Martial 57', Lingard 81')

European League Tables

Manchester City not only lost their win streak on New Year's Eve, they also lost Gabriel Jesus to an MCL injury. The club confirmed the knock yesterday, but wouldn't give a timetable for his return, saying further examination will be required. They are hoping for a one to two month absence, though. The one piece of good news they have, though, is that the injury will not require surgery to repair, which should shorten his recovery time.

Today's Matches
Premier League
Southampton v. Crystal Palace- 2:45pm
Swansea City v. Tottenham- 2:45pm- NBCSN
West Ham United v. West Bromwich Albion- 2:45pm
Manchester City v. Watford- 3pm

Coppa Italia- Quarterfinals
Napoli v. Atalanta- 2:45pm

Monday, January 1, 2018

Hooligan's Daily: Manchester City's win streak doesn't survive 2017

Yesterday's Scores
Premier League
Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester City

Manchester City's historic winning streak comes to an end at 18 games on the final day of 2017. Palace had a golden chance to end their unbeaten season, too. Not only did Aaron Townsend send a shot skyward with an open net late ten yards away late in the second half, but Luka Milivojevic had a penalty saved in the first minute of stoppage time. So, Palace definitely deserved at least a point, but they perhaps deserve all three of them in a very well played exciting 0-0 draw.

West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Arsenal
(Rodriguez PK 89')-(McLean OG 83')

Ashley Young will sit for three games thanks to throwing an elbow at Dusan Tadic on Saturday. He accepted the initial charge, but failed to get the length of the suspension reduced. fullback will miss  today's Wayne Rooney Derby with Everton, this weekend's FA Cup clash with Derby County, and the following weekend's match against Stoke City.

Speaking of Everton, they learned their new stadium will be far more expensive than originally planned. Last spring, they acquired land on the Liverpool waterfront with the plan to build a £300 million facility. The club wouldn't give a specific number for the cost of the new park, just that costs "escalated significantly." Regardless, they still plan to move into this unbuilt structure for the 2022-23 season.

Today's Matches
Premier League
Brighton & Hove Albion v. AFC Bournemouth- 7:30am- NBCSN
Burnley v. Liverpool- 10am- NBCSN
Leicester City v. Huddersfield Town- 10am
Stoke City v. Newcastle United- 10am
Everton v. Manchester United- 12:30pm- NBCSN