I feel like I say this all the time lately about the weekend, but man was it jammed pack with a lot! The England v. Italy quarter final in the Euros, tons of MLS rivalries kicking off and tons more. Check out the headlines in today’s Daily Kick Around!
Major League Soccer
Damn, was week 16 of MLS amazing! We saw the comeback of LA Galaxy, San Jose take over in the west and THREE huge rivalry match ups. By the end of the week, teams would tally 52 goals. 52!! Check out this awesome video show casing them all from Kick TV!
It was a hell of a drawn out game between Italy and England this weekend in the last quarter final match up. It went to penalties and as I said before, Pirlo’s for Italy was cheeky. You have to admire it because, well, just watch in case you missed it.
English Premier League
It seems pretty obvious after a player performs in a major tournament, rumors start to fly about where they will go or what teams are interested. It seems like Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner is no exception to the rule. After his performance with Denmark, Bendtner’s agent says “the interest is overwhelming.” Hmmm.
Joey Barton, tsk tsk. After his loss of control in Queens Park Rangers’ last game against Manchester City, the club have officially stripped him of his captaincy and fined him for his actions. He also is sitting at home while the team tour in Asia next month. Just goes to show you kids, keep your temper in check.
The woes for the Glasgow Rangers continues. The Crown office has announced they will open an investigation into Craig Whyte’s stake of Rangers which he required last May. It’s even worse for Rangers’ fans as the club are going to probably be denied a return to the Scottish Premier League. And for those of you keeping taps, USMNT captain and Rangers’ player Carlos Bocanegra is rumored to be heading out, maybe back to MLS. New England Revolution are a top the allocation list and have first dibs, by the way.