The sky above Pasadena was still bright blue as a red sea of Manchester United faithful filled the Rose Bowl to see their recast club face the L.A. Galaxy on a sultry Wednesday night.
The 86,432 who packed into L.A.'s historic college football venue, greater than any UCLA Bruins crowd last season, endured a half-hour kickoff delay in stride as Manchester United's bus got stuck in traffic.
When Tottenham secured his signature from AS Roma in aclub record£30 million deal, I considered it to be a very astute piece of business. There was little doubt in my mind that this enthralling young wingerwould take the Premier League by storm and Iwaxed lyrical about his stratospheric potentialto plenty.
With the World Cup having come to a close, attention turns back to the Premier League with pre-season already in full swing. It was a dramatic term last year at both ends of the table and this year's campaign is set to be just as enthralling.
The Easyodds.com football tipsters Simon Hopper, Tom Powell and Ross Casey have picked out their best bets ahead of the 2014-15 Premier League season:
Simon Hopper: CHELSEA (15/8) – Jose Mourinho sides always improve in their second season while competition looks thin on the ground this term with Man City probably focusing on the Champions League and big question marks over the other top teams.
I may be reading too much into this, after the names of the Arsenal squad who have gone on the mini pre-season tour of America was released on the official website of New York Red Bulls, the MLS team with the former Gunners star Thierry Henry that Arsenal will be facing on Saturday. The 20-man [...]
Is the recent signings against our policy? by TJ It is no surprise around the footballing world, especially at Arsenal, that nurturing young talent is the way to develop a sustainable and successful model. There are many positives in trusting and polishing young talents. Firstly, the startup capital is small as not much funds are [.
My favourite aspect of travelling to watch Arsenal in Europe is the chance it affords one to experience live football in different cultures. I support the biggest, historically most successful and well supported club in the city of my birth. As such, Arsenal is woven rather easily into the fabric of my footballing identity.
Arsene Wenger has to follow up the FA Cup victory with more silverware this season by SE A lot has gone on, after that crushing defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day last season, for Wenger and the Arsenal faithful. From receiving criticism for his inactivity in the transfer market last English summer to [.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is set to join up with the team in the United States on Saturday, which means he should be available to play in the matches in Dallas (July 29 against AS Roma) and Ann Arbor (August 2 against Manchester United), according to MLive.
His teammates Iker Casillas, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos arrived in Los Angeles yesterday, after arriving from their extended break after the World Cup.
The 2014-15 La Liga schedule has been released and most fans of the Spanish league quickly scanned the fixtures to see when Barcelona and Real Madrid will be facing off in the first El Clasico of the season.
The first matchup between the Spanish giants will be Sunday, October 26 at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid.
This Saturday's trip to Jacksonville, Fla. to play Fulham is not the first time D.C. United has gone to some far-off corner of the United States to play a European club. Watch how the last one went down, back in August 2006, against Real Madrid in Seattle.
Once again Real Madrid have signed the star of the World Cup, this time it is James Rodriguez, who has joined the European Champions for a reported £63 million.
The winner of the World Cup's Golden Boot got a rapturous reception from a 45,000-strong crowd, around a third of whom were wearing Colombia shirts, when he was introduced at the Bernabéu on Tuesday night.
It seems that reporters in Wellington haven't seen any football of the quality that Newcastle United players showed in training today for the game on Saturday night against Wellington Phoenix. Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini in action against Sydney FC In an article in the Dominion Post by Hamish Bidwell, he seemed to be in [.
Really bad news for former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll today that he could be out up to four months with torn ligaments in his ankle. Andy Carroll out four months with torn ankle ligaments It's yet another devastating injury blow for the Gateshead lad and it's sad to hear about this, after [...]
The Daily Star is reporting that Newcastle are interested in three Arsenal players they are 22 year-old right-back Carl Jenkinson, 22 year-old Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell, and young German attacking midfielder Serge Gnabry, whom Pardew would like to get on loan for the season. Joel Campbell - would be a great loan signing [.
Gary Ferguson did a very humane thing after flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine last Thursday, and among the 298 innocent people killed were two dedicated Newcastle fans, John Alder and Liam Sweeney, who were traveling to New Zealand to support the lads down under. John Alder and Liam Sweeney lost their [.
Premier League returnee's QPR wrapped up the signings of experienced centre halves Rio Ferdinand and Steven Caulker for the up coming season this month however despite their wealth of experience the pair still had to go through a rigorous initiation "Singing" during the clubs tour of Germany!
Let's hope their football is alot better than their singing or it could be another brief stay in the top flight for the R's!
Last night at Sporting Park, Sporting KC fell to BPL champions, Manchester City in the Champions Shield match up. The visiting Citizens grabbed the lead in just the 2nd minute when Bruno Zuculini picked up a loose ball and beat Andy Gruenebaum with a very well struck finish. Even though KC went down early, they actually looked pretty good and had a couple opportunities to equalize.
Ryan Giggs has compared new Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal, to Sir Alex Ferguson, claiming both men have a special aura about them and both understand what it takes to make a team successful.
Van Gaal has only been in charge for nine days but that didn't prevent him from getting his United career off to a flying start as the Reds trounced Los Angeles Galaxy 7-0 in their first pre-season friendly on Thursday, and Giggs believes what he's seen of the Dutchman so far has a lot in common with what he experienced during the 23 yearshe played under Fergie.
Massive Blow: €50m rated World Cup star rejects Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
So it appears that the verdict is out then. Manchester United fans look away as some bad news is on your way from Italy. According to reports in Gazzetta Dello Sport, Juventus midfielder has rejected a move to the Red Devils after landing in Italy from vacation post the World Cup.
One of U.S. Soccer's most perseverant players has played his last game.
Jay DeMerit has announced his retirement in an open letter to Vancouver Whitecaps fans. DeMerit's decision comes after two injury-plagued seasons in Vancouver in which the centerback suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the season opener in 2013 and another torn tendon in his left ankle this past June.
Mario Balotelli and his AC Milan teammates take on Greek powerhouse Olympiacos tonight at BMO Field in Toronto at 8pm ET in the first game of the 2014 International Champions Cup.
Milan and Olympiacos are in the same group as Manchester City and Liverpool, so both AC Milan and Olympiacos will want to get a win tonight in order to gain confidence before they play the Premier League teams.
7:15 tomorrow night Mastroeni goes into the Gallery of Honor The Rapids are back home tomorrow night for the first time in three weeks. They'll be facing former assistant coach and the rest of the Under-A-Chivas. We'll also see former Rapids Martin Chavez and Nathan Sturgis, but not Martin Rivero who's season is over after a knee injury.
News coming out of Spain today reports that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has agreed to review the appeal of Luis Suarez's ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's World Cup Group D encounter with Italy.
If Suarez's appeal is successful, he would be able to play in Barcelona's opening match of the La Liga season versus Elche on August 25.
As has become the norm at Chelsea football club this time of the year the loan moves are starting to be announced on something of a regular basis. This time we are seeing 20 year old forward Lucas Piazon head out on loan for the third time.
The Bundesliga has become a league this season where you will be able to catch plenty of Chelsea youngsters out on loan as Piazon joins Kalas and Thorgan Hazard in the German top flight.
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