As the English Premier League heads into it's final week of play, a potential third-place tie could derail Chelsea's post-season tour of the U.S.
Third-placed Chelsea sit two points above fourth-placed Arsenal in the table. However, if Arsenal were to defeat Newcastle on the final day of the season by a score of 2-1, and Chelsea were to play Everton to a scoreless draw, the two London clubs would be forced to play a play-off to determine the third and fourth place finishers.
Just 12 months after guiding Manchester City to their first Premier League title in 44 years, Roberto Mancini's was sacked late Monday night in England.
The club released a statement on their website at 10:22pm local time which said that they have relieved Mancini of his duties because he did not achieve any of their goals that were set at the start of the season, with the exception of qualification for next year's Champions League.
Wigan Athletic continues their battle to escape relegation when they welcome Swansea City to the DW Stadium. Roberto Martinez's men sit in 18th position currently with 35 points, but a win could potentially move them out of the drop zone.
Also in action today is Michael Bradley and his AS Roma side, who host Chievo Verona in Tuesday's lone Serie A match.
While many around the world are anxiously awaiting Sunday's Champions League qualification drama in the Barclays Premier League and Serie A, the Bundesliga will have a playoff of sorts on its final matchday to determine its final entry into the world's premier club tournament.
Real Madrid might end up with Carlo Ancelotti managing their club next season, but it could come at a high price.
According to a report out of France, Ancelotti's current club, Paris Saint-Germain, have said that they will entertain offers for the Italian manager if Real Madrid allow PSG to submit an offer for Cristiano Ronaldo.
David Moyes hasn't even officially taken over at Manchester United, and he's already been handed a huge blow to his title aspirations.
Following Manchester United's 2-1 victory at Old Trafford in Sir Alex Ferguson's home send off, the current United manager confirmed the transfer rumors about forward Wayne Rooney, admitting that the England international didn't take part in Sunday's league match because his head wasn't in the right place.
Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao may have to brush up on his French lessons ahead of this summer.
According to a report out of Spain, French club AS Monaco, with the backing of a Russian billionaire and about to be promoted back to Ligue 1, is prepared to sign Falcao this summer and pay his €60 million release clause.
One of the most decorated players in world soccer has decided to call it quits.
According to multiple reports, David Beckham has decided to announce his retirement, just days after winning his tenth league title in four different countries. The 38-year-old Englishman has made 13 appearances in all competitions for Paris Saint-Germain since signing with the club at the end of January.
The distance between New York City and Manchester, United Kingdom is approximately 3,337 miles. For two members of the New York Red Bulls, the news of Sir Alex Ferguson stepping down as Manchester United boss and David Moyes replacing him hits just as close to home as if they were at the epicenter.
The passion that exudes from the Superclasico took over on Sunday night during the 1-1 draw between Boca Juniors and River Plate at La Bombonera.
River's talented youngster Manuel Lanzini put his side up inside of 45 seconds into the match with a perfectly placed header, but Boca were able to claw back into the match, scoring through the side-footed shot of Santiago Silva to tie things back up.
Manchester City are inching closer to naming their new manager, with Manuel Pellegrini's name coming to the top of the club's shortlist.
The current Malaga boss has, according to reports out of Spain, been allowed to leave the club at the end of the summer, with reports stating that Pellegrini will sign a two-year contract to trade the sun-bathed streets of Andalusia for the rain-soaked driveways of Manchester.
The ongoing transfer saga of Santos forward Neymar took another turn towards Germany on Tuesday.
According to reports out of Munich, former Santos Vice-President Vicente Cascione has claimed that Neymar has signed a contract with Bayern Munich, and will be suiting up for Pep Guardiola's team by this August.
So imagine you are a soccer player who takes his place on the bench for a game, in full uniform, only to find out you weren't selected to even be in uniform for that match.
That awkward situation happened to Real Madrid's Fabio Coentrao before their recent match against Espanyol. He turned up on the Real Madrid bench only to be told by Iker Casillas that he didn't belong there.
The long and winding road to recovery is for Giuseppe Rossi is nearly over.
Beset by multiple knee injuries and surgeries, the 26-year-old forward was named on Tuesday to the Fiorentina squad set to face Siena on Wednesday in Serie A action. Rossi moved from relegated Spanish side Villarreal to Florence in a €10 million transfer move last winter.
Aston Villa kicks off this weekend's soccer action, when they host Chelsea at Villa Park in one of the weekend's most important matches.
Villa are coming off of two consecutive victories in the league, and have two matches left in the season to survive the drop, while Chelsea have two matches left to qualify for next season's Champions League.
Super Sunday kicks off early today, with the infamous Merseyside Derby taking center stage.
Liverpool will of course be without polarizing star Luis Suarez, who will be serving his third of a ten match ban for his bite on Branislav Ivanovic three weeks ago. David Moyes, on theother hand, has a full squad to choose from, as Everton attempt to finish ahead of Liverpool for the second consecutive season.
In Jurgen Klinsmann's roster press release on Thursday, the U.S. Men's National Team head coach alluded to the possibility of bringing in 22-year-old Icelandic forward Aron Johannsson in for a look for this summer's Gold Cup.
Branislav Ivanovic couldn't have picked a better time to score his first Europa League goal.
The Chelsea defender rose high off a corner kick in the third minute of 90th minute injury time, sending a perfectly placed header into the far side of the net and leaving Benfica goalkeeper Artur frozen in place.
Since Frank Simek's release from Carlisle United, he's been looking for an opportunity to play. That chance just may end up coming in Major League Soccer.
According to D.C. United, Simek took part in the club's training session on Tuesday morning as a trialist, opening a possibility for the American international defender to play in MLS for the first time.