Monday, October 05, 2015

Rodgers Sacked, Arsenal Stomp United, Bayern Stomp Dortmund, Honors Even in Madrid, Barcelona Lose, Chelsea Lose

Wow. We were excited going into the weekend and it turns out our excitement was justified. So many big stories to tackle today, but the biggest has to be the sacking of Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool. He got the dreaded phone call after the derby draw at Goodison. David Conn is on the case and has his usual astute assessment of the situation at Anfield: Liverpool still suffering from an identity crisis in Premier League era...Brendan Rodgers was the latest manager to fail to emulate Anfield’s glorious past, but FSG must recognise that the infrastructure is not yet in place to return them to the highest level. Right! Let's get going, beginning with the Premier League...

Everton 1 - 1 Liverpool: Andy Hunter at Goodison Park
Manchester City 6 - 1 Newcastle: Paul Wilson at the Etihad Stadium
Chelsea 1 - 3 Southampton: Dominic Fifield at Stamford Bridge
Arsenal 3 - 0 Manchester United: Barney Ronay at Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 3 - 0 Manchester United: Three Thoughts
Arsenal 3 - 0 Manchester United: Five Things We Learned

Down in Spain, the Madrid Derby finished 1 - 1. Here are Three Things about that match. More questions than answers, really. Anyhoo, we'll go in-depth tomorrow with El Sid. Here's your Weekend Review for La Liga.

Over in Italy, Fiorentina are on top thanks to an easy win over Atalanta. Here's your Weekend Review for Serie A. We'll go in-depth tomorrow with Paolo.

Here are Five Things We Learned in Major League Soccer over the weekend.

USA Roster For The Mexico Match

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders: Ventura Alvarado (Club America), DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham), Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)
Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Danny Williams (Reading), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC)
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

And finally...Spanish clubs based in Morocco.



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