Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Some Soccer News for Jan 16, 2018

It's Day 16 of 2018.


I still can't quite believe that Landon Donovan has signed with Leon in Liga MX. Wow. Did not see that coming. Great for him.
  • He was introduced by the team last night in front of 8000 fans.
  • He will wear number 20.
  • Leon has won both games to start the Clausura season.
  • No word on when he will play, but here are the next few games:
-Tue Jan 16
Cafetaleros de Tapachula v Leon - Copa MX
-Sat Jan 20
Cruz Azul v Leon - Liga MX
-Sat Jan 27
Leon v Necaxa - Liga MX

What is behind this move for Donovan? By Grant Wahl + Brian Straus for Sports Illustrated.

LD got quite the welcome from the Leon fans on Monday night. By Tom Marshall for ESPNFC.

Donovan's goal is the championship. By Tom Marshall for ESPNFC. By Tom Marshall for ESPNFC.

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Fuck Carlos Tevez. Seriously! He was paid $40 Million to play for Shanghai Shenhua in China, then barely performed, whined the whole time about wanting to go home, but still took all the money. By Kristian Heneage for Unibet.
  • No one has any sympathy for Tevez.
  • The club were fools for signing a guy like that in the first place.
  • He played 16 games and scored 4 goals.

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LOS LOONS

7 days until preseason begins

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MLS

RSL has signed Kyle Beckerman to a new contract.

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USL

Indy Eleven has hired Martin Rennie as they new head coach.
  • He lead Carolina RailHawks to success in 2009-11.

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AMERICANS ABROAD

Cameron Carter Vickers loan by Tottenham to Sheffield United has ended. He is back in London.

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EUROPE

Barcelona is now the ONLY UNBEATEN team left in the 5 Big Leagues: 16-3-0

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BIG TEAMS + GAMES IN EUROPE'S 5 TOP LEAGUES

Key weekend results:
  • Manchester City is no longer unbeaten. They almost pulled off a tie at Liverpool, but time ran out on their perfect season.
  • Yet another loss for Real Madrid. Last three league games have been: Loss, Tie, Loss. They are 19 points behind Barcelona.
  • Valencia falls further off the pace with another loss in Spain.
  • Schalke lost to fellow Big Team Liepzig.
  • Arsenal falls to 6th place wiht a 6th loss of the season.

Schedule/Results:
-Fri Jan 12
Leverkusen 1-3 Bayern
-Sat Jan 13
Eibar 0-1 Atletico Madrid
Chelsea 0-0 Leicester
Liepzig 3-1 Schalke
Rennes 0-3 Marseille
Montpellier 0-0 Monaco
Real Madrid 0-1 Villarreal
Tottenham 4-0 Everton
Deportivo La Coruna 1-2 Valencia
-Sun Jan 14
Bournemouth 2-1 Arsenal
Real Sociedad 2-4 Barcelona
Dortmund 0-0 Wolfsburg
Liverpool 4-3 Man City
Lyon 1-1 Angers
Nantes 0-1 PSG
-Mon Jan 15
Man United 3-0 Stoke
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-Tue Jan 16
Marseille 2-0 Strasbourg
Monaco v Nice
-Wed Jan 17
Guingamp v Lyon
PSG v Dijon



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