Good morning, America. It's the 23st of December, 2015. Welcome to the VICE Sports World News Roundup. Be sure to stop by daily for your morning headlines. Most of Europe shuts down for the holidays, so we're a little light on news. Here's what I got:
This week starts with some sad news: Former Salvadorannational team player (and former New York Red Bull) Alfredo Pacheco was murdered in El Salvador.
In Trinidad, national team player Keron Cummings was also shot. He was shot in the leg on his way to a training camp with the national team. The injuries are apparently non-life threatening, but it appears he will miss next month's Copa America entry playoff match against Haiti.
Saturday was Boxing Day, which means every team in England and parts of Wales played some soccer. Well, that's not totally true, some games were postponed because of flooding, which England has experienced on a biblical scale over the last few days. Some notable results!
Southampton made Arsenal look like a Sunday league team, completely dominating the Gunners from the opening to closing whistle. Irish striker Shane Long gave the Arsenal defense fits all day, scoring 2 goals. The goals were nice, but his goal celebrations were lame. He should take notes from his Irish teammate Robbie Keane.
Stoke beat Manchester United 2-0. Louis Van Gaal will almost certainly get fired if Manchester United doesn't win like five games in a row.
Chelsea could only manage a 2-2 home draw with Watford. Oscar had a chance to win it for Chelsea but the poor guy slipped as he was taking a penalty with about ten minutes to go.
Tonight, Chelsea plays Manchester United. Chelsea's interim manager Guus Hiddink is an old enemy of Louis Van Gaal. It should be fun!
Photo of the Day
The 2016 season FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup is underway in Europe. This weekend, the Women's Giant Slalom took place in Austria, while the Men's Downhill took place in Italy. Here's Austria's Ramona Siebenhofer slaloming toward the snowless town of Lienz.