New England Revolution right back Andrew Farrell has had a solid start to his professional career, and he continued it was a 90 minute effort against the Houston Dynamo last Saturday, in a 2-0 victory at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Claudio Reyna's relationship with Manchester City just came full circle.
The English Premier League club announced on Wednesday at a press conference in Manhattan that the former City and U.S. Men's National Team midfielder is the new Director of Football Operations for Major League Soccer's newest team, New York City FC.
Ever since the end of the Premier League season last Sunday, Arsenal fans have been looking forward to an optimistic summer transfer window and a much more competitive Arsenal in the future. Some Gooners, like myself, still harbour doubts about the board and Arsenal's wage policy actually allowing Wenger to bring in the `top, top` talent he has been talking about all season.
Juventus player Mauricio Isla has alerted a number of clubs in Europe including Arsenal after he stated that he may be leaving Turin this summer. Isla has had a horrible season at Juventus but the Chilean was a star player at Udinese where he was played in his favoured right wing back position instead of central midfield regularly.
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While everyone knows that Arsene Wenger is now comfortably the longest serving current Premier League manager, I wonder if you all realise just how far ahead he is of the pack? It was revealed yesterday that Tony Pulis is leaving Stoke after 7 years in charge.
In the 52nd minute at St. James' Park, the inevitable happened. Arsenal scored. Not many would have banked on the rejuvenated Laurent Koscielny to break the deadlock in such a fine fashion, putting his team firmly in the driving seat after a well taken half-volley, but it was no surprise to see another Wenger team heading for the Champions League (with the qualification round in their path) for the umpteenth time in a row (16 to be exact).
Ahead of this weekend's crucial Champions League encounter between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, here are a selection of tattoos from the hardcore Dortmund fans who'll be hoping to create history this weekend. After going through the motions of getting them inked, it'd better be all worth it!
You knew it was happening: there's an animal involved in the Champions League Final. After Paul the 'Pus caused a mild ruckus in Germany in particular, it should come as no surprise that Wembley's civil war will feature another majestic creature. Next up for its 15 minutes is Nelly the elephant, who predicts Bayern will win.
In the modern game, success is often bought just as much as it is earned. To challenge on all fronts, the common view is that you need massive financial backing. As unromantic a viewpoint as this is, in the past decade or so, it has been very much the case.
But, every now and then, a team will buck the trend and triumph against the odds.
One of Real Madrid's sponsors decided it would be a fun idea to use the team's bus as a regular city bus for a day, picking up random passengers and delivering them to their destination in the comfort and luxury usually reserved for professional footballers. And so they did.
The unmistakable bus pulled up to a stop with hidden cameras filming and loaded up the random passengers, who were treated to a video message from Alvaro Arbeloa (which would surely excite anyone) and goodie bags upon arrival at their destination.
With their 7-6 penalty kick win over the Laredo Heat last night, the Fort Lauderdale Strikersof the NASL will now host FC Dallas in the 3rd round of the US Open Cup. The match will take place in Fort Lauderdale on May 28th at 7:30 PM ET at Lockhart Stadium.
All football clubs want to progress, but the truth of the matter is that not all of them can, and for many there is a glass ceiling of expectation at which further growth may just about prove impossible. What has been achieved at Stoke City over the seven years in charge that Tony Pulis enjoyed at the club has been little short of remarkable.
With Tony Pulis leaving Stoke City yesterday, there has been some topical discussion what Stoke does best playing the long ball, but when you look at wich team attempted most long passes last season. Alan Pardew has Newcastle top of the long ball league But Stoke are half way in the league table [...
We all know Luis Suarez has a fondness for handling the ball, but that's no usually because he's the goalkeeper. In a twist on the old adage that strikers are the first line of defence, the Liverpool star positioned himself in front of Reds keeper Brad Jones and proceeded to do his job for him. [...]
Footballers' contracts usually have a long list telling them things they aren't allowed to do. We would have thought driving a cart round like this with two team-mates on board is one of the items on that list. Chelsea star David Luiz did a bit of off-roading at the club's Cobham training ground this week, [.
I thought that this one was done a long time ago. However, rumours have (re)surfaced that despite receiving an absurd fee of £35 million for Andy Carroll when he was sold to Liverpool in January 2011, Newcastle United would still be due to receive 25% of the agreed £15 million fee if he completes a [.
UPPER MONTCLAIR, N.J.- When the announcement of New York City FC as Major League Soccer's 20th expansion team hit, the official reaction from the New York Red Bulls was a tame one. A non-descript statement with a bland response from the team's front office gave little evidence of the budding rivalry MLS is hoping will form.
It's been three years since Qatar was awarded hosting duties for the 2022 World Cup and the top brass of football leagues and organizations are starting to realize that this might be really terrible. A lightning bolt of common sense hit FIFA president Sepp Blatter a few days ago, when he argued that air conditioned stadia alone wouldn't help the "array of social and cultural activities" that make up the World Cup.
We're heading towards an international break for friendlies and World Cup qualifiers. A couple former KC players have been called up already for national team duty. Daneil Cyrus has been called up for some friendlies for Trinidad, Roger Espinoza has been called up for Honduras' upcoming World Cup qualifiers, while Eddie Johnson and Herculez Gomez have been called up for the USA's upcoming 5 friendlies.
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Man City New Kit 2013-14 | First Nike Manchester City Home Shirt Unveiled is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Manchester City have unveiled their first kit as part of a multi year deal with Nike today in New York.
Not in their usual stripes as Atletico were in black
The whole thing is actually that simple when Atletico Madrid, upon wining the King's Cup days ago , decided to fly half the earth to tropical Singapore for one purpose - to help raise fund for the Singapore Olympic Foundation (SOF) on the invitation by businessman Mr Peter Lim.
UPPER MONTCLAIR, N.J. From being named MLS Cup MVP as his LA Galaxy successfully defended their 2011 championship in December to starting in all-important World Cup qualifiers, Omar Gonzalez has accomplished quite a bit during the past six months.
Links, links, and more links in this edition of United Abroad. It seems like everyone that used to play for our beloved team is scoring goals for their new team, except for Facundo Erpen of course. Let's get started, shall we? (For some of the links a translator app may be needed. I use Google Chrome and it translates for me, though, even with the translator, you may still not be able to understand it.
En estos últimos días mucho se ha comentado sobre una posible salida de Alan Pulido a las Chivas, incluso sin concluir aún el torneo ya se rumoraba sobre la baja del delantero de los felinos.
Ahora con Tigres eliminado del torneo los rumores crecen y toman más fuerza. Según palabras del presidente Alejandro Rodríguez todavía no hay una oferta oficial por parte del Guadalajara hacia los felinos para hacerse de los servicios de la considerada joven promesa, pero al parecer si hay un interés e incluso ya se maneja un intercambio de jugadores de ambos equipos.
In big MLS league news announced on May 21, the league announced their 20th team that would be joining in 2015. To the surprise of very few league observers, MLS awarded the team to New York City. Being co-run by the Premiership side Manchester City and MLB's New York Yankees, this new team will change the landscape of the league in many ways.
Whilst no statement from Wayne Rooney has been forthcoming, The Daily Mail has today reported that the player did not hand a second transfer request in to Manchester United. The paper claims, having presumably spoken to the Rooney camp, that the player is being forced out of the club. Their version of the story suggests that Rooney really does want to stay but that Sir Alex Ferguson has now made his position at the club untenable by lying to the press and claiming Rooney has asked to leave.
It has been confirmed that former Manchester United player, Brian Greenhoff, has sadly passed away at his home in Rochdale. Police were called to Brian's address this morning following reports of a sudden death as a matter of procedure and the case has now been passed to the coroner. He was only 60-years-old.
Reading and Ocean City pull off major upsets in USOC 2nd round over pro sides. OC files protest to have site of PPL 3rd rounder moved. Manchester City and New York Yankees backed NYCFC 20th MLS club. More news.
Happy Wednesday, ladies and gentlemen. The Richmond Kickers won their U.S. Open Cup game against a fifth division side (featuring former D.C. United midfielder Danny Szetela) on Tuesday night, setting up a match with DC. We're also waiting on players to return to injury and for us to sign some mediocre players to turn our season around, because that's just what we do.
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