During the next 10 days, there will be more than 55 international games shown live to viewers in the United States on TV and/or streaming. Among those countries featured - some of whom will be playing World Cup qualifiers and friendlies - they include the United States, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, England and Argentina.
Jordan Morris scores the only goal in the friendlies.
Camp Cupcake ends with a 1-nil win by the United States over Jamaica. It was the only goal of the January friendlies. Jordan Morris took a pass from Benny Feilhaber and slipped it by Ryan Thompson in the 59th minute.
As they did against Serbia, the US struggled to generate an offense, but were stout in defense.
Seeing as the season has yet to start (who knows, maybe next weekend it will finally kick off?), AEK managed to schedule another friendly against a team Ketsbaia is all too familiar with. Anorthosis, the team Ketsbaia coached for almost five seasons, were our hosts today in Larnaca.
The game got off to a quick start with AEK scoring 2 minutes in thanks to an own goal from a defensive error.
Its been a few weeks since my last post and while the league has yet to start (who knows when it will), there has still been plenty going on with the team. I'll start off with three friendlies we had not too long ago: 0-0 with Atromitos, 1-2 away win against Aris, and a surprised 1-3 home loss to Apollon.
Rafa Benitez had all of pre-season to decide who will be the new captain at Newcastle now that Fabricio Coloccini has finally left the club and got his move to San Lorenzo. And Rafa seems to have made the right choice in giving it to22 year-old Jamaal Lascelles and he even gave tests to the [...]
Dwight Gayle will be our main striker for at least the first four games this season since Aleksandar Mitrovic is banned a ban he picked up with just over 20 minutes of last season left, when he was sent off against Spurs at St, James' Park. Dwight is one of the new players brought [...]
Here are some photos taken at the Newcastle games against Vitesse yesterday at St. James' Park on a sunny day in Newcastle. Ayoze Perez gets stuck in yesterday Matt Richie cross turned in for own goal and Newcastle's first Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gaylecelebrate going 1-0 ahead Dwight Gayle scores his first and Newcastle's second [.
There are some players who will still leave Newcastlethis summer and Rafa Benitez knows that and he is working hard to bring in new players as soon as possible, who will replace those still to leave. Moussa Sissoko returns to the club on Monday from his summer break and is likely to go to either [.
Grant Hanley has talked today in the match program about how great it will be to play at St. James' Park in front of Newcastle's legendary fans. Well, he will get the chance today against SBV Vitesse because Chancel Mbemba has picked up a slight ankle injury in training and is being rested as a [...]
Rafa Benitez has just announced the team for the last friendly of pre-season at St. James' Park this afternoon against SBV Vitesse from Arnhem, Holland and Mbemba is not in the squad. Chancel has picked up a slight ankle injury in training and is not playing today but should be ready for Fulham next Friday.
The team that Rafa starts today against Vitesse will give us a decent indication of what team he will start on Friday night in the first league game of the Championship season. Rafa Benitez Here's our team in a 4-2-3-1 formation: Sels Janmaat Lascelles (c) Mbemba Gamez Shelvey Hayden Richie Perez Aarons Gayle In goal [.
21-year-old new arrival Isaac Hayden has given some interviews today and he's said he has learned a lot from Rafa Benitez in the short time he's been at Newcastle. And Isaac had the opportunity of playing at Hull last season and helped Steve Bruce's side get promoted by winning the play-off 1-0 against Sheffield Wednesday [.
Vurnon Anita has had a very good season and has played in a number of different positions for Newcastle in the last few weeks and that includes both full-back positions and in central midfield. When he scored Newcastle's first goal at Southend United on Tuesday night he was playing in right midfield.
Rafa Benitez talked to nufcTV today after the 2-0 win over Southend United last night and he has praised both Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran, our two unlikely goalscorers. Rafa is particularly pleased with Vurnon Anita, who seems to be able to play anywhere for Newcastle and he's a player that Rafa Benitez obviously trusts [.
After the 2-0 win against Southend United last night, Rafa Benitez was adamant that Newcastle still had to improve in nearly all areas of the game, but the manager was pleased with the win our third in four friendly games. It was a poorfirsthalf showing, but then after only three minutesinto thesecond half Vurnon [.
Here's the best video we can find of last night's game at least it shows Newcastle's two goals in the second half at Southend scored by Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran to give Newcastle a fairly comfortable 2-0 win.
Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just announced the team for the penultimate friendly at Southend United in this summer's pre-season. Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Paul Dummett; Vurnon Anita, Isaac Hayden; Rolando Aarons, Jonjo Shelvey, Ayoze Perez; Dwight Gayle Substitutes: Matz Sels, Jamie Sterry, Grant Hanley, Jack Colback, Henri [.
If Rafa Benitez had more time with thesquad last season, the likelihood is very high that he would have been able to save Newcastle from relegation, but time ran out and we are in the second division for the coming season. But once Rafa made the decision to stay on at theclub the former Liverpool [.
Daryl Janmaat could be made into a very decent right winger, as we pointed out in an article we put out last night. He played well yesterday in that position and scored with a great header in the first half against Lokeren. We wonder is the Dutch international wants to stayon Tyneside,because he could be [.
67 year-old former Belgian International Georges Leekens is the manager of Lokeren and he admitted after the game yesterday that Newcastle were much the better team and that Rafa Benitez' side had more class and better technique than Lokeren. Georges has twice been the Belgium national manager in 1997-1999 and then again in 2010-2012 and [.
Newcastle were 3-0 up at half time and 4-0 up after 48 minutes today with two goals from Perez, one from our new right winger Daryl Janmaat and then a final goal from Jonjo Shelvey as Newcastle bossed this game and after the horrors of the first half at Doncaster Newcastle kept a clean sheet. [...]
If the Newcastle playersdidn't know it before Wednesday night then they know now that Rafa Benitez demandsfull commitment in every single game that Newcastle play be it a friendly or league game or cup game. And that first half performance at Doncaster Rovers was a little alarming, since our defense looked as porous as [.
Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson, the son of Sir Alex Ferguson, says he was not particularly surprised that Rafa Benitez stayed on at Newcastle United. Darrensays that's because of the size of the club, but it still seemed to shock the football world that a world-class manager who had won the ChampionsLeague and Europa League [.
Here are the four goals from last night courtesy of the Newcastle United Twitter feed. They all take place at one end of the ground nice goal at the end from Ayoze. ? Here are the goals from #NUFC's 2-2 draw at @drfc_official. Full highlights to come on nufcTV in the morninghttps://t.co/9H6d6Qw9sG — [.
Vurnon Anita is becoming a popular player on Tyneside and while his attitude has always been first class, he struggled when he first arrived from Ajax in the summer of 2012, after we had finished 5th top in the Premier League. But in the four seasons since then we've mainly struggled with relegation, so we've [.
There's no doubt that Florian Thauvin has real ability it's his temperament that was suspect afterhe joined Newcastle last August. Florian didn'tlast six months at Newcastle before he returned on loan to Marseille in January after having a rather miserable six months on Tyneside. But the lad has shown some character in returning to [.
Striker Dwight Gayle was signed from Crystal Palace for around £10M this summer and he came on in the second half against Bohemian at Dalymount Park on Saturday and scored a very good goal 7 minutes later, after he had hit the post 3 minutes earlier. It was Newcastle's first preseason friendly and it was [.
Jamaal Lascelles has been interviewed on the Newcastle web-site and we can truthfully say the 22 year-old was absolutely delighted to have been captain against Bohemian yesterday in the 6-0 win. I feel 10ft tall I feel so proud it took me breath away are just some of Jamaal's words about being captain.
Here is an interview Rafa gave yesterday to an Irish reporter immediately after the 6-0 rout of Bohemian yesterday afternoon. The reporter rightly pointed out that Bohemian had only just played a derby game againstthe south Dublin club Shamrock Rovers on the previous day, when they lost 3-1 in the League of Ireland Premier League, [.
Matt Ritchie scored this goal after 15 minutes to put the Magpies 1-0 up against Bohemian and then after 30 minutes it was Mitrovic who made it 2-0 with a penalty. ? Matt Ritchie puts #NUFC in front against @bfcdublinhttps://t.co/OG7YtkWMew Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 16, 2016 ? Mitro makes it 2-0 from the [.