Simon, 22, is said to have a price tag of approximately $13.5 million following a six-goal, two-assist campaign for Gent in Belgium. He did not make the Nigeria roster for the World Cup with a hip injury, but has 17 caps with three goals.
It’ll cost just a couple million less for Watford to acquire the services of Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona.
The ex-Everton winger, 24, went on loan to the Vicarage Road set in January, scoring a goal in seven league appearances for the Hornets.
Paraguay boss Gustavo Morinigo wasn’t there either — both clubs have changed bosses since then, with Dave Sarachan now the USMNT interim boss following Bruce Arena’s World Cup qualifying failure — but could use five starters from that match.
So there are few easy predictions other than unfamiliarity and perhaps youthful exuberance. On neutral soil, in fact, Paraguay would probably be favored to ruin Sarachan’s unbeaten run as American bench boss.
For the record, the Yanks are little better than even money to win the match in Cary, North Carolina.
“Fans should feel excited — not just about me, but about the new crop of players coming through. It’s tough knowing there is no World Cup [this summer], but I think we have good things coming in the future,” Moore said.
Plenty of other youngsters will be on show, and one Paraguay star getting American eyes will be Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron. The 21-year-old has is yet to score a senior goal for his country in 11 caps, a striking difference from his 10 goals and 10 assists in 35 appearances for the MLS side (It should come as no surprise that scoring on Chile and Argentina is more challenging than making plays against league competition in many parts of the world).
The U.S. is 3-2-2 all-time against Paraguay. Kickoff from Cary is expected shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday.
The court agrees with prosecutors that there are indications that Zaragoza paid 965,000 euros ($1 million) to Levante’s players to lose the match. Zaragoza’s 2-1 victory at the end of the 2010-11 allowed the team to avoid relegation.
Players and the clubs have denied any wrongdoing.
Lionel Messi opens 2018 goal account with beauty vs. Levante
Yesterday, Marcus Mariota threw a touchdown pass to himself.
Today, Lionel Messi scored his first goal of 2018, and he assisted it himself…well ok not really, but he did most of the hard work, and only Jordi Alba’s head stood between what was otherwise all the Argentinian superstar.
It took just 12 minutes of play this calendar year for Messi to score his first goal, coming in the opening stages of Levante’s trip to the Camp Nou. Messi, with the ball outside the top of the box and facing the corner flag, contorted his body and chipped a brilliant, almost no-look ball to Jordi Alba down the left edge of the penalty area. Alba headed the ball back to the center of the box, and Messi, who had followed the play immediately after sending the ball in, was there to complete the one-two and strike it into the back of the net past Levante goalkeeper Oier.
Lionel Messi scored the most goals across league competitions of anyone in Europe last year, with 37 goals in 34 matches. Tottenham’s Harry Kane scored the most across all competitions, hitting 56 times in the 2017 calendar year.
Barcelona would take a 2-0 lead before the break on a ripper from Luis Suarez. Barcelona sits top of the La Liga table, six points above everyone else and threatening to go nine clear if they can hold on for the win.