I must admit that I was more than surprised to see that the Arsenal team sheet for the Premier League home game against Hull City on Saturday did not include the name of Lukas Podolski, not even as a substitute. After the German striker had complained about his lack of time on the pitch this [...]
The UEFA Champions League returns with eight matches that will be shown live across US television and Internet starting off with CSKA Moscow playing behind closed-doors versus Manchester City.
Forviewersin theUnited States, the games will be shown across several channels. In addition to ESPN sublicensing some of the games from FOX, you can also follow the games onFOX Soccer Plus's MultiMatch 90service.
The good news for Arsenal is that Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta are now back to fitness and should figure in the squad, but the loss of Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Rosicky (not to mention Ozil!) after the international break has put a bit of a damper on the celebrations. With the long-term [.
Why Southampton Can Finish In The Top 6 This Season. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Despite all the intriguing plots and sub-plots that have gone on this season, the story of the campaign has undoubtedly got to be that of Southampton. Predicted to be set for doom and gloom after a mass summer exodus that saw all of their star players from last season leaving, the Saints have forged an incredible revival under new manager Ronald Koeman.
Midfield Maestro feels proud to snub Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
DanieleDe Rossi's love affair with Roma continues. The veteran midfielder who has now spent 14 years at the Italianclubhas recently claimed that he has no regrets over snubbing numerous offers to stay at the Giallorossi.
Yesterday, Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone suggested that Black Cats players should reimburse supporters who had traveled to St Mary's on Saturday only to witness the club fall to a humiliating 8-0 defeat against Southampton.
"I will personally talk to the team to see if it is possible to pay [for the fans'] tickets and their trip," Mannone said.
Sergio Aguero is fast off the ball and perhaps even quicker with it at his feet. He skips by defenders in and around the 18-yard box weekly and evades them to find the two inches of space he needs to punish the opponent with a sublime finish. If he doesn't get off a shot, he'll get fouled to draw a free kick, which could be finished by any of the world-class players on the Manchester City roster.
We had thought when Sylvain Marveaux moved to Guingamp on a season long loan in the summer, that would be the last we would see of him, but given what's happened so far this season, maybe that Sylvain could still be at Newcastle next year at this time. Sylvain Marveaux playing against Fiorentina Sylvain has [.
Despite playing in unfriendly territory with all backups, the Black and Red United staff are surprisingly upbeat.
D.C. United takes on Tauro FC tonight in the final group stage game of the 2014-2015 Concacaf Champions League. With passage to the next round already secured and playing in hostile territory with a roster full of backups, our staff goes back and forth on their predictions; leave your predictions in the comments!
United didn't exactly put on a brilliant show, but they were the better team in the crucial moments against Chicago Saturday. That was good enough to clinch first place, but it won't be enough to make a run at MLS Cup.
The positive side of D.C. United's 2-1 win Saturday night is well-known: First place in the Eastern Conference was assured, and with it a spot in the 2015-2016 CONCACAF Champions League (not to mention the allocation money that MLS gives out to benefit that particular cause).
It began with Harry Redknapp admonishing Adel Taarabt for being "three stone overweight".
It then continued with Taarabt posing with his relatively svelte belly on show and pretty much calling Redknapp a half-arsed liar.
Now, the 'Arry vs Flabby' slanging matchhas escalated further with Redknapp retaliating by branding the QPR midfielder the "worst professional he's ever worked with" and that's saying something because this is a man who has worked with Neil Ruddock in the past.
That's a goal in four straight games, and six goals and four assists in ten games.
It was not the most high scoring round, but BobBoswellIsInternet took the top prize with 77 points. Ethan Finlay (CLB, $6.2) led the way with 14 points on a goal andtwo assists. LeeNguyen (NE, $9.1)followed closely behind withtwo goals and 12 points, and Diego Valeri (POR, $10.
After lackluster performances against Trinidad and Tobago and Guatemala, the U.S. women's national team ran away with a 6-0 win over Haiti to advance to the CONCACAF Women's Championship semifinals.
A 6-0 win over Haiti was more than enough for the U.S. women's national team to top their group in the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship, secure their spot in the semifinals, and guarantee at least a playoff berth for the 2015 Women's World Cup.
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