1. It's hard to see this as anything other than the end of an era for 'the' Barcelona side we all know. Minus Messi, the rest of the team either older and achier members of the great side or lesser additions are no longer up to the high standards they've set themselves. Expect [...]
I thought that Roberto Di Matteo's press conference yesterday was impressive. It comes as no
surprise really because of the way he handled himself here with the media ever since he took over
the club, but yesterday bearing in mind it was his first "official" press conference as an
installed, permanent manager, he spoke with plenty of optimism.
I can confirm that FK Velez Mostar striker Danijal Brković (born in Dubrovnik but raised in the
U.S. - holds at least two passports) has joined Bosnian holders FK Željezničar. And we all know
what that means, one more American for our Champions league section on the 2012/13 UEFA Honor Roll.
We will probably have more additions before the list is finalized at the end of August, and I will
It's with great pleasure that I unveil the first step in the next evolution of the Brotherly
Game. In the next month SB Nation will be undergoing a dramatic upgrade to our platform and our
editorial process. There will be much more detail to come but for now, the new logo below is just a
first taste of what is coming for the Brotherly Game.
It's with great pleasure that I unveil the first step in the next evolution of Dynamo Theory.
We've of course added our new co-managing editor Stephen Eastepp, but there's more coming! SB
Nation is on the verge of something very cool and since we here at DT are part of SB Nation, we're
going to be a part of the coming transition.
A Look At The Final Arsenal Team by AH What a disappointment yesterday was. Gooners waited all day
long for some news to be broken on Sky Sports News, but the news didn't come and instead we ended
up seeing our rivals down the lane, strengthen their team with Hugo Lloris and Clint Dempsey. Thank
Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will not be looking to bring any old players into the Arsenal
squad. With less than a week to go before the transfer window closes, lots of clubs will be
desperately trying to strengthen theit teams while they have the chance. Wenger does want a few
additions, but they [.
Manuel Pellegrini the Malaga coach has been desperate for the club's Qatari owner, Sheikh Al-Thani,
to sort out the problems that the club is facing. His three main concerns are the possible sale of
Santi Cazorla, the settling of unpaid debts and the lack of any additions to the squad. It was
thought that the [.
Arsene Wenger has been very active in the transfer market bringing in some excellent additions to
the arsenal squad, but it seems he is not having as much luck at getting rid of our out-of-favour
peripheral players so far. It was hoped that both Andrei Arshavin and Denilson would be staying at
their loan clubs [.
Liverpool FC director of football Damien Comolli has said that he doesn't expect the club to
bring in many additions this summer after last year's spending blitz , when Liverpool brought in
£120million worth of new talent and broke the British transfer record (buying Andy Carroll).
The 2012-13 German Bundesliga season is about to start with Borussia Dortmund aiming for a third
straight title. It's been a fantastic run for Dortmund who are looking to match Bayern Munich's run
of three consecutive league titles from 1998 to 2001.
Overall, the Bundesliga remains one of the most competitive and popular leagues in the world
along with attendance averaging over 45,000 per match last season.
Last season, Chelsea became one of the worst teams in the history of Champions League football,
rivalled by Liverpool, to win the competition. After being outplayed in pretty much every single
game, somehow they managed to drag themselves to a penalty shoot-out in the final which they
For all their success in the cup competitions, Chelsea fell some way short, finishing 6th, 25
points behind us and City.
PHILADELPHIA -- San Jose Earthquakes fullbacks Steven Beitashour and Justin Morrow are rarely
far apart from one another, whether it's during games shutting down opposing wingers, while running
laps during training sessions or while on team road trips venturing into new cities.
Also, the Insider has learned the club is planning to look at a left back, where United
Christ! "Planning" to look? Now that the regular season is less than a month away?
Left back was one of the weakest spots on the roster as far as incumbent starters, had its depth
removed in December (Burch gone via Re-Entry draft), and has been consistently identified by United
punditry writ large as one of the two gaping holes in the roster for months.
When Chivas USA defeated the rival Galaxy 1-0 on Saturday night, a few new faces donned their
signature Red & White.
This past Thursday, the club announced two deals, acquiring US international Juan Agudelo from
the Red Bulls and finally completing the Danny Califf trade with the Philadelphia Union, which had
been at the forefront of the rumor mill the few days prior to the trade.
Let's get the obvious out of the way up front, shall we? There is not currently, nor has there ever
been, a full, traditional system of on-field-merit-based promotion and relegation in any American
pro soccer endeavor that I'm aware of.
With that said, the essence of promotion and relegation, the ability to move between
levels of a nebulous pyramid, does exist, and has for more than a decade.
The first of many match threads to come for 2012 and this one happens to be against a west coast
rival in San Jose Earthquakes. But, before I begin, let me just state that the Portland Timbers
WILL be streaming this game online for those who can't make it out to the game. So there's some
As usual it is past midnight and I am finding it hard to sleep so I boot-up my computer and
start looking at all the soccer related websites I frequent the most and stumbled across this
thread. The thread talks about the offseason moves of each team and how many minutes each player
who is no longer on the team contributed during the 2011 season.
After a strange year of turbulent highs and lows, Chelsea will prepare for the future with a squad
full of new, exciting additions. Chelsea was a massive disappointment in England as they finished
sixth after the the Andre Villas-Boas experiment...
American defender Zak Whitbread signed a two-year deal with Leicester City, the club announced on
Tuesday. Whitbread joins as a free agent after seeing out his contract with Norwich City. "We're
really pleased with the business we have been able to do so far this summer," Leicester manager
Nigel Pearson told the club's official site.
On Thursday, Part 1 of Mark's blog looked at off-the field factors that influenced Town's
10th year in the second tier of English Football League.
Today, Mark looks in detail at the man in charge of the on-field action, the man who currently
holds the key to the future of Ipswich Town, the man I've been trying so hard to have faith in this
season: Paul Jewell.
Including today's 11 additions, the USMNT has 27 going for 23 spots in the "tourney simulation
squad" starting with Saturday's Scotland friendly. I may have additional thoughts later, but for
now I'm just trying to figure out why Eric Lichaj is not along (while Alfredo Morales is). And Zusi
The Croatian Eagles figure to make a few additions to their roster before facing the Chicago
Fire PDL team in a first-round match of the 99th Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup next Tuesday night in
As for the roster for the Fire's developmental team, it appears that not much likely will be
known until closer to gameday.
Jay Spearing insists leaving Liverpool has never crossed his mind, despite seeing a number of
international stars drafted into the Anfield ranks.
A product of the Reds' academy system, Spearing has faced a fight to be noticed at senior
While the likes of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher have paved the way for home-grown stars,
Liverpool has bolstered their squad with big-money additions on a regular basis.
The Philadelphia Union have officially completed a trade of Kyle Nakazawa to the LA Galaxy.
Nakazawa will be sent to California with a second round selection in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft for
one of the Galaxy's international roster spots.
Nakazawa was reported to be on his way to the Galaxy early this morning, when the Brotherly Game
published a storywith information from a source knowledgeable on the situation.