Manchester United marked Sir Alex Ferguson's 13th and final Premier League title with an open-top bus tour around the city today. Fergie addressed crowds gathered outside Old Trafford taking time to request fans attend tomorrow's under-21 clash with Liverpool before the bus set off on its trip to the city centre.
1. Newcastle secured a Boxing Day defeat that Kevin Keegan would have been proud to preside over. 2. Sir Alex Ferguson decided that the season of goodwill should not extend to any match official involved in awarding Newcastle's second goal. 3. The Black Cats are unlucky for Manchester City. That's twice in two seasons that [.
English Premier League side Manchester United have announced a seven year shirt sponsorship with
Chevrolet. Details on the deal have not been disclosed but its expected to be around $30 million
Chevrolet will be the club's fifth shirt sponsor. The previous sponsors were Aon (2010-14), AIG
(2006-2010), Vodafone (2000-2006), and Sharp Electronics (1992-2000).
Welcome to the first of our annual pre-season previews, this year starting with the Premier
League and therefore, Arsenal. For those of you stopping by for the first time, there'll be no
in-depth tactical analysis here, and no hard and fast predictions for how teams will do over the
next nine months.
The concept of the "close season" is becoming a rapidly fading memory. This summer has seen the
European Championships pass seamlessly into the first round of friendly matches which will fill the
schedules now until the middle of next month, when the league season finally begins. These matches
serve an obvious function for clubs.
Thai Premier League champions Buriram United, who won the league when they were known as Buriram
PEA but the PEA have moved elsewhere and the rump of the championship winning team merged with
Buriram who are the older club who won Division One, are you with me so far, have finally lost a
Chonburi, backed by a scion of an influential east coast family, defeated the champions, backed by
an influential north east family, 4-3 earlier this evening.
One of the largest crowds to watch a soccer game anywhere in the world this weekend will gather in the United States for a regular season match between two Major League Soccer teams. The Seattle Sounders will host the Portland [...]
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Gerrard featured against Spurs...
Image: lfctour.comFor this season's preparations Liverpool made the trip across the pond to
take part in a North American tour, facing the likes of Roma, Spurs and Toronto it was a great
chance for Brendan Rodgers to get to know his squad properly and also play around with some of his
It's an odd thing for a Seattle sports fan. Despite odd votes that indicate East Coast proximity
bias, or worse, among mainstream media in the United States and Canada, when it comes to players
and agents around the game the Seattle Sounders are a have. No they are not the New York Red Bulls
or the LA Galaxy (or Toronto FC if they were good), but they are a have.
I hope everyone had wonderful holiday weekend and enjoyable end of Summer.¬ For fans of Major
League Soccer, the post-labor day period means its time for the final push to the playoffs.¬ Fall
is a great time for soccer in the United States and the playoffs are now just weeks away.
In truth the biggest business news over the last few days came from across the sea, with the
transfer window closing across Europe.
It says here that MLS has come close to securing a deal for a plot of land in the aptly named
Flushing section of Queens (seriously, have you ever been there? It's great if you like chop shops
and derelict buildings Citi Field, but otherwise...not so much) in order to place a second MLS team
in the NY Area, and the first in New York City itself.
Back in 2009 we had a brief chat with Soccernomics author Simon Kuper.¬ The book was first
published in October, 2009 and continues to cited in soccer circles. ¬ ¬ Soccernomics
combines economics and soccer to provide an interesting look into the use of data in sports and
takes direct aim at some of the longest held beliefs of fans and soccer managers about the
evaluation of players.
All aboard! For Sarah Killion, Crystal Dunn, Chi Ubogagu and Kealia Ohai
The U.S. U-20 WNT left Sendai city this afternoon via the Shinkansen, the famed Japanese bullet
train, and once again the local organizers made the trip as smooth as possible. Of course, the
Shinkansen is about as smooth as it gets, gliding between cities at between 150-180 MPH, meaning
the USA's train from Sendai took just over 90 minutes.
Perusing acres of statistics that can be found in newspapers on the opening weekend of the
football season can be a most enlightening way to pass the couple of hours, even if focusing on the
attendance figures rather than the results themselves does require a certain degree of furtiveness.
At the top end of the game, there are few surprises to be found.
Over the last few years, we have come to worry more than a little about the well-being of the FA
Cup. Semi-finals at Wembley Stadium, falling television audiences for the final and dwindling
crowds for matches involving Premier League clubs have all taken their toll on this most venerable
of sporting institutions, but at least we can console ourselves with the fact that it still has a
grip over the smaller clubs that enter it.
Not much about Singapore recently. Mainly ‚Äėcos it's all been said before ad nauseum. The
League Cup, which should be dropped, was expanded into a group stage so teams could play each other
Then came an announcement that the top half would play off against each other as would the bottom
This morning saw this article online that revealed FAS president Mr Zainudin Nordin's thought of
throwing the towel (screengrab below) amid the doldrums facing the local football.
courtesy of Mediacorp TODAYSo much so of listed down of what were achieved during this down time
(even if some critics may not be convinced of those positive stuff), one paragraph of the report
captured my attention and had me pondering.
It's that time of the year when Singapore goes into yawnodrive over the League Cup. Just imagine
it; 12 clubs from the SLeague, no Harimau Muda, who play each other twice in the SLeague as well as
having a bloody good chance of playing each other in the Singapore Cup can also lock horns in this
pot designed to keep the local pools company.
Tonight's game is about pomp, circumstance, crowds, evangelism and practice. It is not, nor is
any friendly about who wins (ok, USA-Mexico is). This Wednesday night's 6:30 PM
nationally-televised game between Chelsea FC and the Seattle Sounders FC will be a display of joy
and passion. It will be a celebration of soccer history in Seattle that starts with a Roger Davies
Golden Scarf ceremony and ends with Roger Levesque saying goodbye from the pitch.
We interrupt our currently scheduled Oscar Boniek Garcia transfer discussions to bring some very
nice news. The Houston Dynamo announced today that the June 16 game against F(U)risco has been
changed from its original start date of 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Now, there are many of us out there who
can't help but notice that today's official temperature at 4 p.
Argentina received such a warm welcome as they arrived in Saudi Arabia to play a friendly that they were given an armed escort through the airport to keep the crowds at bay. But Lionel Messi soon discovered that his armed guard posed a far greater threat to his well-being than even the most fervent supporter [.
It feels wonderful to finally type those words! With crowds on the up and not a single dull game in round one, the season kicked off in style and looks set to improve. Nick Cumpston, Nick Amies and the returning Gerald Crawford review and preview rounds one and two of the A-League whilst also bringing you news from all other areas of Australian football.
The U.S. had its pre-match training today at the Tokyo National Stadium, which will host both
semifinal matches, and it certainly met with their approval. The 48,000-seat venue was built for
the 1964 Summer Olympics and is in remarkably good shape for such an old venue.
The field is in fantastic condition and big crowds are expected for both matches with the bigger of
course filing in to watch the Japan-Germany game at 7:30 p.
It has been announced today that from 2014/2015, Chevrolet will replace Aon as United's shirt
sponsor, signing an undisclosed seven year deal.
"This is a fantastic, long-term deal for the Club," said United's Commercial Director,
Richard Arnold. "We have been partners with Chevrolet for only six weeks, but already they have
produced some fantastic ideas that will benefit both the partnership and our 659 million followers
around the world.
On Saturday night, FC Dallas set a stadium record for attendance at a soccer event as 22,565
turned out in Frisco to see FCD lose 1-0 to an undermanned Los Angeles Galaxy squad. But seeing
Dallas lose in front of a big crowd is nothing new. In fact, FCD is just 1-3-1 when playing in
front of the top five crowds in the short history of FC Dallas Stadium.
In a new video, several soccer freestylers showcase the new Tottenham Hotspur home and away kits
from Under Armour, as they freestyle their way through the crowds of London to White Hart Lane. The
fast paced journey through London sees ...
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By Clemente Lisi ‚Äď Bronx, NY (July 23, 2012) US Soccer Players -- When I was in high school 20
years ago, the school soccer team played many of its games on a bumpy and dusty field located in
the shadows of Yankee Stadium. With the screeching of subway cars within earshot, my teammates and
I spent many weekday afternoons at Macombs Dam Park trying to score goals for LaSalle Academy
before sparse crowds that.
Ukraine fans may have been disappointed by their side's defeat to France on Friday but many
continued to enjoy the party atmosphere in the host nation. Crowds at the big screens in Lviv and
Kharkiv kept themselves entertained as their Group D match with France was delayed.
A thunderstorm caused torrential rain at the Donbass Arena, leading to the match being suspended
for an hour early in the first half.