What a weekend you guys! The EPL race could be decided in 90 minutes this weekend, there were upsets in MLS, the FA Cup final, Pep’s last game with Barca … whew!! Despite all that, there’s still lots to talk about! Here’s your Monday Daily Kick Around!
Major League Soccer
It was a pretty busy weekend in MLS, with 10 games over the span of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. At the end of all the action, the San Jose Earthquakes remain at the top of the standings despite losing their first match since St. Patrick’s day. They share that honor with Real Salt Lake, who seem to have found their groove again. At the bottom of the table is Toronto FC, whose record 8 straight losses is the worst start in league history.
On a happier note, the Houston Dynamo had their inaugural training session at their new home, BBVA Compass Stadium, on Saturday. Fans who attended the open session got a taste of what it will be like on May 12, when the Dynamo will host DC United in the new stadium.
English Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp insists that his team can still qualify for the Champions’ League despite gaining only one point in Sunday’s draw against Aston Villa. However, even he admits that
“there are so many permutations: it could be Chelsea, us, Arsenal, Newcastle. It will be an interesting last day.”
It certainly will be!
US international Sacha Kljestan is a champion for the first time (check out his tweet here!). His club RSC Anderlecht won their 31st Belgian title after a 1-1 draw with Club Brugge KV. Go tweet him your congratulations! We like it when our boys represent!
Amnesty International has warned fans planning on traveling to Ukraine for the Euros that they will be facing a “criminal” police force. For those who know anything about Eastern Europe, this is not especially surprising; however, recent events involving the government’s treatment of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko have even caused a few European leaders to announce that they will boycott the matches in Ukraine.
Finally, I’m sure everyone has seen the photos of Drake chilling with various footballers floating around the internet. Well, World Football Daily takes issue with him supporting multiple EPL teams. (Manchester United AND Manchester City, Drake? Have some dignity.)
Now that you have your soccer fix, go, seize your Monday!