Friday Ticker: Mourinho attacked, Whitecaps sign DP, Starikov loaned, and more

Friday Ticker: Mourinho attacked, Whitecaps sign DP, Starikov loaned, and more

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Friday Ticker: Mourinho attacked, Whitecaps sign DP, Starikov loaned, and more

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BY ADAM SERRANO

Jose Mourinho may have more to worry about than catching Barcelona in the standings. Mourinho was the victim of an assult in La Coruna Friday afternoon, according to Cadena Ser.

Mourinho and a bodyguard were attacked by a knife wielding man, but the Real Madrid head coach was uninjured. The bodyguard was stabbed, but his condition is currently stable.

Here's some more news to get you through Friday:

WHITECAPS ADD DESIGNATED PLAYER

The Vancouver Whitecaps are thin at forward, but help is on the way. 

French forward Eric Hassili will be joining the Whitecaps as the club's Designated Player Hassili, who joins the Whitecaps from Swiss club FC Zurich. Hassili scored a modest seven goals the last two seasons, but scored 18 goals in 2008-2009. The French forward will be the first DP in the club's short history. 

Vancouver had been desperate for a forward threat with only rookie Omar Salgado and veteran Atiba Harris on the signed roster.

STARIKOV LOANED BACK TO TOM TOMSK

Eugene Starikov is heading back to Siberia.

After signing a contract with Zenit St. Petersburg, Starkiov has been loaned back to Siberian side Tom Tomsk. Starikov made nine appearances for the club last season while scoring one goal. His play earned the attention of U.S. head coach Bob Bradley, who called the forward up for the January camp.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TO PAY WORLD CUP BONUSES 

The Trinidad and Tobago Federation has been ordered to pay the World Cup bonuses to 13 members of the 2006 World Cup team. The Soca Warriors have been embroiled in a legal challenge since 2006 and will now receive a court ordered interim payment of 7 million dollars. The 13 members, who are to be paid include Stern Hislop, Shaka Hislop and Cornell Glen among others.

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