Welcome to Game Day Saturday guys! Today we have results from the FA Cup matches, Carlos Tevez stuck in Manchester, John Terry in court and MLS Draft picks lending their “talents” to an art museum in Kansas City. Here’s your Saturday Daily Kick Around!
It was an intense one today between rivals Manchester United and Liverpool. The Reds came out on top though to defeat United 2-1 and move on to the next round. Our own Kayla Knapp has a recap here!
In the highly publicized “American” FA Cup showdown yesterday between Everton and Fulham, it would be Landon Donovan and Tim Howard’s Toffees squad that would pull out the win against Clint Dempsey and Fulham. Everton will advance on a 2-1 win, with Donovan offering beautiful assists on both of the Toffee goals.
English Premier League
Call it ironic, call it karma, but it seems for all the hoop-la and circus Carlos Tevez has built up about getting out of Manchester, that’s exactly where he’s going to stay. We’ve shared multiple stories of Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Inter Milan expressing interest for the striker, but now all three clubs seem to be declining to take the Argentinian off Manchester City’s hands. I don’t know about everyone else, but I find this a little bit funny.
England captain and Chelsea player John Terry is in the news again for less savory reasons. He’s going to be the first player in the history of the sport to appear in court for accusations of racial comments on the pitch. The charge stems from the claim that Terry made racial remarks to Queens Park Rangers player Anton Ferdinand Oct. 23.
Major League Soccer
We’re sure there were lots of ways for prospects of the MLS Super Draft to prep themselves for the day they could get drafted to a pro team. However, a handful of the players – including Tony Cascio, Nick DeLon and Chandler Hoffman – were at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City on the eve of the draft to lend their feet, cleats and soccer talents for some unique art.
Twenty-year-old Isaac Cuenca may be drawing in interest from many top clubs in Europe, but it was announced yesterday the striker would be extending his contract with Spanish giants Barcelona.
It’s been a argument many footy fans know well – why is Lionel Messi so lethal with Barcelona but lack luster with the Argentina national team? Many accuse him of not being passionate enough for his country’s team. In his interview with Time, Messi said he’s hurt by the accusations that he doesn’t love his country as much as he does Barcelona.
“I didn’t feel that, I didn’t think that. And now, I think what people need to understand is that this is a team game, and that I try to play the same way there as I do in Barcelona, and always do the best I can.”