Morning Ticker: Houston ties Pumas in shootout, Poland at risk of losing Euro 2012 and injury woes for Man Utd

Morning Ticker: Houston ties Pumas in shootout, Poland at risk of losing Euro 2012 and injury woes for Man Utd

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Morning Ticker: Houston ties Pumas in shootout, Poland at risk of losing Euro 2012 and injury woes for Man Utd

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The Houston Dynamo scored two goals in the first 15 minutes of its match against UNAM Pumas on Wednesday, but still wound up needing  a second-half equalizer to salvage a point in a wild 4-4 tie in CONCACAF Champions League action on Tuesday night in Mexico.

Kei Kamara and Craig Waibel scored two goals apiece for the Dynamo, which dropped to 0-0-2 in Champions League play. The draw keeps Major League Soccer teams winless in the tournament (0-5-3) but the performance was the best by an MLS team in the competition.

Former Chivas USA star Francisco Palencia was one of four different goal-scorers for Pumas, providing a goal and assist to help the Mexican club improve to 1-0-2 in group play, good for first place.

Scotland could step in to host Euro 2012

Delays and political interference are threatening Poland and Ukraine’s status as co-hosts for Euro 2012, and could open the door for Scotland to host the tournament.

For those who haven’t been keeping track, the Polish government suspended the country’s soccer federation over concerns regarding corruption, a move that goes against FIFA bylaws that forbid government interference with national soccer federations.

That isn’t good news for Poland or Ukraine, which could wind up losing the tournament because of its co-hosts problems.

Scholes out 10 weeks with MCL injury

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is set to miss 10 weeks after suffering an MCL injury in his right knee in the team’s 3-0 Champions League win vs. Aalborg BK on Tuesday. Manchester United is also awaiting news on the injury status of striker Wayne Rooney, who suffered an ankle injury in the same match.

What did you think of Houston’s performance last night (assuming you stayed up to watch it)? Do you see UEFA moving Euro 2012 to Scotland (or someplace other than the Ukraine and Poland)? Will the absence of Scholes hurt Manchester United or do you see Anderson stepping in and playing well in his place?

Share your thoughts on these and any other stories from last night and this morning in the comments section below.

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