Hello and welcome to Fridays in Football where we, Charlie Snyder and Jaden Rapaport will discuss hot topics in soccer around the world.
This week, The Timbers unveiled their new all white, secondary kit. Additionally, secured the resigning of New Zealand International, Bill Tuiloma, as well as singing Modou Jadama, and Andres Flores. They also made a few important pickups in the Superdraft. Here’s who the Timbers were able to bring in.
Preseason Training camp has begun with friendlies starting in about a week. Also the United States Men’s National Team will be in action for the first time since November this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. as they play host to Bosnia and Herzegovina in a friendly in Los Angeles. Lastly, the MLS Superdraft took place this week and these were the top 10 picks.
Orlando City SC
Game of the Week: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United
On Wednesday, The Red Devils will travel to Wembley Stadium in what will be possibly Alexis Sanchez’ first premier league match under Jose Mourinho, with the player confirmed to join United.
Jaden’s Pick: Tottenham 1-1 Manchester United
Both teams will be tired from their weekend FA Cup fixtures and not be able to find a late winner.
Charlie’s Pick: Tottenham 2-1 Manchester United
Harry Kane has scored 11 in his last 7 in all competitions, highlighting how well the player is doing, because of this, I predict Tottenham to just about steal the full three points
Other Notable Games
Marseille vs Monaco Sunday, 12:00 am
Jaden’s Pick 1-1
Charlie’s Pick 2-3 Monaco
Valencia vs Real Madrid Saturday, 7:15 a.m.
Jaden’s Pick 1-2 Real Madrid
Charlie’s Pick 1-1
AC Milan vs Lazio Sunday, 9:00 a.m.
Jaden’s Pick 1-1
Charlie’s Pick 2-1 Milan
Chievo Verona vs Juventus Saturday, 11:45 a.m.
Jaden’s Pick 0-1 Juventus
Charlie’s Pick 0-3 Juventus
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia M’Gladbach Friday, 11:30 a.m.
Jaden’s Pick 2-2
Charlie’s Pick 0-0
All games in Pacific time
(1 point for correct result, 2 for correct score, Game of the week has double points)
EPL- Man. City, 12 points clear of Man Utd.
La Liga- Barcelona, 11 points clear of Atletico Madrid
Bundesliga- Bayern Munich, 16 points clear of Bayer Leverkusen
Serie A- Napoli, 1 point clear of Juventus
Ligue 1- PSG, 8 points clear of Lyon
EPL- Swansea City, 3 points out. West Bromwich Albion, 3 points out. Southampton, 1 point out.
La Liga- Málaga, 6 points out, Las Palmas, 4 points back. Deportivo La Coruña, 2 points back
Bundesliga- Köln, 8 points out, Hamburg, 5 points out. Werder Bremen (Playoff), 4 points out.
Serie A- SPAL, 2 points out. Hellas Verona, 5 points out. Benevento, 11 points out.
Ligue 1- Metz, 7 points out. Toulouse, 2 points out. Lille (Playoff), behind on goal difference
Alexis Sanchez heads to Manchester United for Mkhitaryan in shocking swap deal
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha makes loan move to Inter Milan
LA Galaxy acquire striker Ola Kamara from the Columbus Crew for Gyasi Zardes and $400,000 in General Allocation
Philadelphia Union bring in David Accam from Chicago Fire for $1.2 million
Manchester City and Arsenal set to square off in the Carabao Cup Final on February 25
Sevilla, Leganes, Barcelona and Valencia qualify for Copa del Rey Semifinals
First ever UEFA nations league draw took place Wednesday morning. Competition set to begin in the September International break
AS Monaco knocked out of the Coupe de France in the Round of 32 by Lyon
Stat of the Week- 2nd and 10th place separated by 4 points in Bundesliga
Game of the Week- Alavés 2-2 Leganes
Blowout of the Week- Real Madrid 7-1 Deportivo la Coruña
Player of the Week- Thomas Muller, 2 goals and 1 assist in 4-2 victory over Werder Bremen
Loser of the week- Zinedine Zidane for being knocked out of the Copa de Rey