SoccerBlogs http://soccerblogs.net Your latest football feed. Tue, 19 Sep 17 14:21:36 +0000 The Conflict – Rafa’s Dreams For Newcastle Compared To Those Of The Owner http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962419/the-conflict-rafa-s-dreams-for-newcastle-compared-to-those-of-the-owner?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication As we have seen over the summer, there's a little bit of a conflict at Newcastle at the top. And the easy way to describe that is to say Rafa Benitez' ambitions [...] Tue, 19 Sep 17 14:18:17 +0000 David De Gea: fresh boost for Man Utd over Real Madrid transfer http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962416/david-de-gea-fresh-boost-for-man-utd-over-real-madrid-transfer?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication Manchester United have been given another boost to their hopes of keeping hold of goalkeeper David De Gea in the long-term. The Spain international,...<br /><br /> Click the headline to read the full story. Tue, 19 Sep 17 14:13:05 +0000 ‘One nil to the Arsenal’ form George Graham to Arsene Wenger? http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962418/one-nil-to-the-arsenal-form-george-graham-to-arsene-wenger?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication By 1970's Gooner It was of course very refreshing and encouraging to see the way Arsenal deployed themselves against Chelsea. Enthusiasm, running, commitment but above all being as good off the ball as on it. In previous encounters with the bigger teams Arsene would line up with the same old gang ho tactics. Tue, 19 Sep 17 14:13:00 +0000 Pietro Pellegri: Man Utd linked with Genoa starlet, agent in UK http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962417/pietro-pellegri-man-utd-linked-with-genoa-starlet-agent-in-uk?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication Manchester United are being linked with a January bid for Genoa starlet Pietro Pellegri. Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport says the Red Devils...<br /><br /> Click the headline to read the full story. Tue, 19 Sep 17 14:01:46 +0000 Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 33 http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962409/soccer-made-in-portland-2017-episode-33?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>Jamie and Chris return to discuss the Portland Timbers' 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake, weigh Diego Valeri's MLS record-setting run of goals in eight consecutive games, and look ahead to the Portland Thorns' visit to the Orlando Pride.</p> <p> iTunes / RSS / Stitcher</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 14:00:08 +0000 Six Degrees: New Website, Same Dumb Jokes http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962410/six-degrees-new-website-same-dumb-jokes?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>Real Salt Lake 2, Portland Timbers 1</p> <p>Hey there, Stumptown Footy. I'm C.I. DeMann and I'm your newest columnist. I've been writing over at Slide Rule Pass for almost four years, but now I'm here.</p> <p>For those of you unfamiliar with my work, here are my areas of expertise:</p> <ul><li>a vague understanding of how soccer works.</li></ul> Tue, 19 Sep 17 14:00:06 +0000 Fantasy Focus: Josef and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamgoals http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962408/fantasy-focus-josef-and-the-amazing-technicolor-dreamgoals?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>Josef all the time</p> <p>This round's pacesetter was Sin City FC, with 184 points. Is that good? Josef Martinez (ATL, $10.0) led the way with an armband-aided 74 points on hat tricks in successive games. Helping out were Fredy Montero (VAN, $9.4) with 18 points on a goal and two assists, and Anton Walkes (ATL, $4.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 14:00:03 +0000 The One Reason Why Newcastle Are 4th Top Of The Premier League http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962407/the-one-reason-why-newcastle-are-4th-top-of-the-premier-league?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication If a manager like Steve McClaren had Newcastle's current squad it's likely he would have started this season much like he did two years ago with just 3 points from the first [...] Tue, 19 Sep 17 13:52:28 +0000 Christian Pulisic nominated for Golden Boy award http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962405/christian-pulisic-nominated-for-golden-boy-award?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>Christian Pulisic is widely regarded as one of the top young talents in Europe, and his play was recognized on Tuesday with a nomination for a prestigious award.</p> <p>Pulisic is one of 25 nominees for the Golden Boy award, which is given to the year's best playerin European soccer under the age of 21.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 13:35:27 +0000 Neuer out until January after foot op – Bayern http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962406/neuer-out-until-january-after-foot-op-bayern?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich have confirmed their Germany goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer will be out until January having undergone another operation on Tuesday after again fracturing his left foot.</p> <p>The 31-year-old had only returned at the end of August after fracturing the same foot in April.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 13:20:09 +0000 Neuer out until January after foot op – Bayern http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962394/neuer-out-until-january-after-foot-op-bayern?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich have confirmed their Germany goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer will be out until January having undergone another operation on Tuesday after again fracturing his left foot.</p> <p>The 31-year-old had only returned at the end of August after fracturing the same foot in April.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 13:20:09 +0000 Tom Soehn takes over as interim Revolution head coach http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962390/tom-soehn-takes-over-as-interim-revolution-head-coach?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>The accomplished player and coach will take the reins until the end of 2017.</p> <p>The Revolution have a new head coach—at least for now.</p> <p>Early Tuesday morning, the team confirmed reports that it parted ways with Jay Heaps during his sixth season as head coach. Effective immediately, Revolution assistant Tom Soehn will take over as the club's interim boss.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 13:10:56 +0000 Eden Hazard, Charly Musonda and Kenedy set to play for Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962393/eden-hazard-charly-musonda-and-kenedy-set-to-play-for-chelsea-vs-nottingham-forest?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication Eden Hazard will start for Chelsea in their Carabao Cup third round tie against Nottingham Forest tomorrow, head coach Antonio Conte has confirmed....<br /><br /> Click the headline to read the full story. Tue, 19 Sep 17 13:03:58 +0000 News roundup: Andre Blake multimillion dollar transfer to EPL killed due to arcane permit rule http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962392/news-roundup-andre-blake-multimillion-dollar-transfer-to-epl-killed-due-to-arcane-permit-rule?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication Jamaican players can't move to Europe thanks to their low FIFA ranking, Jay Heaps gets the ax, MLS is considers changing playoff format, USWNT heads to Cinci, and much more. Tue, 19 Sep 17 13:00:51 +0000 Barca shorten Dembele recovery time after operation http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962397/barca-shorten-dembele-recovery-time-after-operation?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona hope record signing Ousmane Dembele could be back in action in three and a half months after successful surgery on a torn hamstring in Helsinki on Tuesday.</p> <p>“Dembele was successfully operated on Tuesday to repair a ruptured biceps femoris in his left leg,” Barca said in a statement.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 12:55:18 +0000 Barca shorten Dembele recovery time after operation http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962395/barca-shorten-dembele-recovery-time-after-operation?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona hope record signing Ousmane Dembele could be back in action in three and a half months after successful surgery on a torn hamstring in Helsinki on Tuesday.</p> <p>“Dembele was successfully operated on Tuesday to repair a ruptured biceps femoris in his left leg,” Barca said in a statement.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 12:55:18 +0000 Cologne change mind over controversial Dortmund goal protest http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962398/cologne-change-mind-over-controversial-dortmund-goal-protest?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>Berlin (AFP) – Cologne have made a U-turn on plans to lodge an official protest to the German Football Association (DFB) about a controversial goal in their 5-0 drubbing at Borussia Dortmund, the club said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The Bundesliga strugglers said they will not contest the final result of the game and will now simply ask the DFB’s refereeing department for clarification of the rules.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 12:55:11 +0000 Cologne change mind over controversial Dortmund goal protest http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962396/cologne-change-mind-over-controversial-dortmund-goal-protest?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>Berlin (AFP) – Cologne have made a U-turn on plans to lodge an official protest to the German Football Association (DFB) about a controversial goal in their 5-0 drubbing at Borussia Dortmund, the club said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The Bundesliga strugglers said they will not contest the final result of the game and will now simply ask the DFB’s refereeing department for clarification of the rules.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 12:55:11 +0000 Marouane Fellaini stalling over new Man Utd contract http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962384/marouane-fellaini-stalling-over-new-man-utd-contract?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is yet to sign the new contract he has been offered, according to the Daily Mail. The Belgium...<br /><br /> Click the headline to read the full story. Tue, 19 Sep 17 12:49:37 +0000 Tuesday Kickoff: Rafa Marquez back with Atlas, Man City offer Kevin de Bruyne new deal and more http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962371/tuesday-kickoff-rafa-marquez-back-with-atlas-man-city-offer-kevin-de-bruyne-new-deal-and-more?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>Despite his recent issues, Rafa Marquez is back with his club.</p> <p>Rafael Marquez is back with Atlas over a month afterU.S. Treasury Department named him on a list for alleged drug trafficking connections in Mexico. (REPORT)</p> <p>Manchester City is reportedly set to offer Keivn de Bruyne a new contract.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 12:35:21 +0000 Where to find Leicester vs. Liverpool League Cup on US TV and streaming http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962372/where-to-find-leicester-vs-liverpool-league-cup-on-us-tv-and-streaming?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Leicester vs. Liverpool in the League Cup third round, you’ve come to the right place.</p> <p>Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will make his first start for the club in the Carabao Cup tie at Leicester today in a match that will be shown live in the United States.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 12:32:37 +0000 Where to find Leicester vs. Liverpool League Cup on US TV and streaming http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962365/where-to-find-leicester-vs-liverpool-league-cup-on-us-tv-and-streaming?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Leicester vs. Liverpool in the League Cup third round, you’ve come to the right place.</p> <p>Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will make his first start for the club in the Carabao Cup tie at Leicester today in a match that will be shown live in the United States.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 12:32:37 +0000 Mbappe, Dembele And Rashford All Get The Nod As Tuttosport Reveal 25-Man Shortlist For 2017 Golden Boy Award http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962359/mbappe-dembele-and-rashford-all-get-the-nod-as-tuttosport-reveal-25-man-shortlist-for-2017-golden-boy-award?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>Embed from Getty Images</p> <p>Italian newspaper Tuttosport have belched forth the 25 names included on their shortlist for the 2017 Golden Boy award, given to the best footballer in Europe under the age of 21.</p> <p>The award has become increasingly prestigious over the past decade or so, with previous winners including Wayne Rooney, Raheem Sterling, Cesc Fabregas, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Isco, Mario Balotelli, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and, last year, Renato Sanches.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 12:06:42 +0000 Can Zlatan Ibrahimovic make the difference for Manchester United? http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962346/can-zlatan-ibrahimovic-make-the-difference-for-manchester-united?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a living legend. The Sweden icon scored 62 goals in 116 international appearances, making him his country's all-time top scorer. But less than two years ago, the former Paris Saint-Germain star made the decision to focus purely... Continue Reading → Tue, 19 Sep 17 12:00:04 +0000 Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/19/17 http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962364/brotherly-game-daily-links-9-19-17?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>All Andre, all the time.</p> <p>Philadelphia Union News</p> <p> Vote Andre Blake for MLS Save of the Week<br /> It's Andre Blake Day for the daily links. First vote Andre for Save of the Week.</p> <p> Andre Blake named to MLS Team of the Week<br /> Andre was also named to the MLS Team of the Week.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 11:57:01 +0000 Bayern’s Neuer out until January after foot operation http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962373/bayern-s-neuer-out-until-january-after-foot-operation?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich have confirmed their Germany goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer will be out until January having undergone another operation on Tuesday after again fracturing his left foot.</p> <p>The 31-year-old had only returned at the end of August after fracturing the same foot in April.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 11:50:09 +0000 Bayern’s Neuer out until January after foot operation http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962347/bayern-s-neuer-out-until-january-after-foot-operation?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich have confirmed their Germany goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer will be out until January having undergone another operation on Tuesday after again fracturing his left foot.</p> <p>The 31-year-old had only returned at the end of August after fracturing the same foot in April.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 11:50:09 +0000 Man Utd fans urged to drop ‘racist’ Lukaku chant http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962348/man-utd-fans-urged-to-drop-racist-lukaku-chant?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>London (AFP) – British anti-discrimination group Kick It Out on Tuesday called on Manchester United fans to stop a “racist” chant about striker Romelu Lukaku.</p> <p>The 24-year-old arrived from Everton in the summer for a fee that could reach £90 million ($121 million, 101 million euros) and has quickly become a popular figure among supporters, netting seven goals in as many games.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 11:35:09 +0000 Man Utd fans urged to drop ‘racist’ Lukaku chant http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962374/man-utd-fans-urged-to-drop-racist-lukaku-chant?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication <p>London (AFP) – British anti-discrimination group Kick It Out on Tuesday called on Manchester United fans to stop a “racist” chant about striker Romelu Lukaku.</p> <p>The 24-year-old arrived from Everton in the summer for a fee that could reach £90 million ($121 million, 101 million euros) and has quickly become a popular figure among supporters, netting seven goals in as many games.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 17 11:35:09 +0000 Should Arsenal sell Alexis to Real Madrid in January? http://soccerblogs.net/blog/post/962411/should-arsenal-sell-alexis-to-real-madrid-in-january?utm_source=Latest+Feed&utm_medium=feed%2C&utm_campaign=Syndication It could be another nervous and frantic transfer period for Arsenal fans when the winter window opens in a few months, as there is a good chance that at least one big club is going to want to sign our Chile international, but with Alexis Sanchez then just a few short months from being available [...] Tue, 19 Sep 17 11:31:35 +0000