Fridays In Football: Jan. 19

Hello and welcome to Fridays in Football where we, Charlie Snyder and Jaden Rapaport will discuss hot topics in soccer around the world.

Andy Polo, the newest Timbers signing, is a speedy winger who will help replace Darlington Nagbe, who was traded to Atlanta.

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Andy Polo, the newest Timbers signing, is a speedy winger who will help replace Darlington Nagbe, who was traded to Atlanta.

By Jaden Rapaport and Charlie Snyder


Timbers Treats

The search for the Darlington Nagbe replacement is over now that the Portland Timbers have brought in Peru International Andy Polo from Monarcas Morelia on a one year loan. The Timbers have also been given an option to buy at the end of the year, only getting him on loan now to avoid the salary cap. Polo, a speedy winger, is only 23 years old, but has already locked down a starting spot for a World Cup bound Peru side, and will bring a new element to an already potent Timbers offence.


UEFA Champions League

Round of 16 Odds

Tottenham 44% – 56% Juventus

Man. City 87% – 13% Basel

PSG 55% – 45% Real Madrid

Liverpool 64% – 36% Porto

Barcelona 78% – 22% Chelsea

Besiktas 6% – 94% Bayern Munich

AS Roma 60% – 40% Shakhtar Donetsk

Man. Utd. 65% – 35% Sevilla


Upcoming Games

Game of the Week: Lyon vs Paris Saint Germain

After PSG’s 8-0 rout of Dijon on Wednesday, the Parisians look to keep up their good form and expand their 11 point lead atop the Ligue 1 table. It won’t be easy though as they have to face Nabil Fekir and second placed Lyon, who are coming off their own midweek victory in a 2-0 road match against Guingamp.


Jaden’s Pick:  Lyon 1-3 PSG

I think MCN Is just too unstoppable domestically; there’s simply no team in France that can stop them.

Charlie’s Pick: Lyon 0-2 PSG

PSG are too good. Simple


Other Notable Games


Inter Milan vs Roma

Jaden’s Pick 1-1

Charlie’s Pick 1-2 Roma

Atalanta vs Napoli

Jaden’s Pick 2-1

Charlie’s Pick 2-2

Burnley vs Manchester United

Jaden’s Pick 2-0 Manchester

Charlie’s Pick 0-0

TSG Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen

Jaden’s Pick 3-3

Charlie’s Pick 2-3 Leverkusen


All games in Pacific time


Current Scores

Charlie: 17

Jaden: 16

(1 point for correct result, 2 for correct score, Game of the week has double points)


Table Toppers

EPL- Manchester City, 12 points clear of Manchester United, 99% chance to win the league

La Liga- Barcelona, 9 points clear of Atletico Madrid, 99% chance to win the league

Bundesliga- Bayern Munich, 13 points clear of RB Leipzig, 99% chance to win the league

Serie A- Napoli, 1 point clear of Juventus, 39% chance to win the league

Ligue 1- PSG, 11 points clear of Lyon, 99% chance to win the league


Transfer Talk

  • Theo Walcott sold to Everton from Arsenal for €20,000,000 ($24,828,000)
  • Alexis Sanchez hotly pursued by both Manchester clubs
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gets in argument with Dortmund after pushing for Arsenal transfer
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger signs contract for another year with the Chicago Fire
  • Fredy Montero leaves Vancouver for Portuguese team Sporting CP


Notable News

  • Manchester City lose first domestic match of the season
  • Stoke bring in new coach Paul Lambert after firing Mark Hughes
  • Landon Donovan comes out of retirement to play for Mexican team Leon