Well footy fans, the domestic seasons may be over in Europe, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t still crazy in England. Redknapp is still running his mouth, rumors about RVP still abound and that’s just in EPL! Check out all the headlines in your Tuesday Daily Kick Around!
English Premier League
Ivan Gazidis, chief executive of Arsenal, has revealed there was a “good discussion” between the club and Robin Van Persie recently about the striker’s future with the club. As you probably know, the rumor RVP is head out of the club has been rising as of late. The contents of the conversation are being kept under wraps, but in an announcement on the club’s Web site, it was clear Gazidis was happy with the outcome.
Welp, Tottenham’s boss Harry Redknapp opened his mouth again and maybe he should have inserted his foot. Today on Sky Sports News, in his weird little way to ease the fears of fans about players leaving over the club missing out on the Champions League, Redknapp said,
“I think it’s overrated what people say about Champions League football and whatever … People would have still gone to Chelsea if they hadn’t won the Champions League this year because they know it’s a club that’s looking to get into the Champions League positions next year.”
What do you think?
I don’t know if Liverpool fans are excited or indifferent to this news, but it seems Joe Cole will be back with the Reds next season after spending this past year with French side Lille. Cole came to Liverpool from Chelsea on a free transfer and didn’t do too much for the Reds. Liverpool fans, what do you think about Joe coming back?
Oh Joey Barton. It just doesn’t really stop with you, does it? It was reported yesterday that Barton was assaulted outside a Liverpool nightclub in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Barton supposedly dropped charges, but two 21-year-old men are being detained by police.
US Open Cup
Fourth round begins tonight folks! Here’s a break down of the matches:
Carolina RailHawks v. Chivas USA
Harrisburg City Islanders v. New York Red Bulls
D.C. United v. Philadelphia Union
Michigan Bucks v. Dayton Dutch Lions
Sporting Kansas City v. Colorado Rapids
San Antonio Scorpions v. Charlotte Eagles
Seattle Sounders FC v. Cal FC
San Jose Earthquakes v. Minnesota Stars FC
Lazio captain Stefano Mauri now sits under house arrest after being released from prison. He had been held for his suspected involvement in the ever-growing Italy match-fixing scandal.
Armenia 3 – Kazakhstan 0
Sweden 2 – Serbia 1
Austria 0 – Romania 0
France 4 – Estonia 0
US Men’s National Team
Kansas City soccer fans get ready! US Soccer announced today the USMNT will play a World Cup qualifying match against Guatemala Oct. 16 at LiveStrong Sporting Park!