Manchester City have officially unveiled their new home kit for the 2013-14 season.
City, who just bought a MLS franchise today to become the majority owner of New York City FC, today launched their new kit to coincide with their tour of the United States where they'll wear the new kit on Thursday in St.
Liverpool are understood to be lining up a move for Manchester City defender Kolo Toure, who is currently in New York City after arriving for the club's US post-season tour.
Manager Brendan Rodgers is looking for replacements to fill in the gap left by retired centre-back Jamie Carragher. Toure is out of contract at City this summer, and is unlikely to be offered a new deal, so it offers Liverpool a unique opportunity to step in for an experienced 32-year old defender who could provide cover for Liverpool at the back.
England manager Roy Hodgson says that Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have "scotched" England's friendlies by scheduling post-season friendlies in the United States and, in Tottenham's case, The Bahamas.
Here's what Hodgson said:
"My thinking, which is based a lot on having been a club manager, is that they'll probably want a few days after the season ends, they won't want to go straight from the end of the season to us, so let them have a week and then we'll keep them a week and then they're free.
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez will accompany his team immediately after the season ends on Sunday on the club's United States post-season tour where they'll play Manchester City in two friendlies — in St Louis and New York City.
Benitez's contract with Chelsea expires at the end of May, so he'll be managing Chelsea for their matches against Manchester City in St Louis on May 23 and in New York City on May 25.
Is this Manchester City's third shirt for the 2013-14 season?
Or perhaps is it their away shirt, or none of them? It's difficult to say, but the newly leaked photo could either be the real deal or a fake. The uniquely designed shirt certainly incorporates colors that Manchester City have worn before.
When Brian Kidd was named caretaker manager of Manchester City on Monday, it brought me down memory lane. As a young Fort Lauderdale Strikers ball boy, Kidd had been one of the goal scoring heroes of mine. In 1982, when the Strikers signed Kidd, it was such a big deal that my family and I set out on the road for a five hour drive north to Jacksonville to see the legendary attacking player's first game in the bumblebee Strikers kit.
Two of the biggest names in sports have joined forces to purchase Major League Soccer's 20th franchise, the league announced Tuesday. Manchester City of the English Premier League and the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball will own an [...]
It's not Orlando City or even the New York Cosmos. As has been speculated for several weeks, the 20th Major League Soccer franchise will be the Manchester City backed expansion club to be named New York City FC. The big surprise in the announcement is the involvement of the New York Yankees as a part owner with Manchester City.
After years of very publicly planning and searching for a suitable ownership group to front a second MLS team in New York, the league has found it in a partnership between Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi and the New York Yankees. The new team will be called New York City FC and will begin play in 2015 as the league's 20th club.
Major League Soccer today announced that their 20th franchise will be called New York City FC and will be co-owned by Manchester City and baseball's New York Yankees.The team is expected to begin play in 2015.
"We proudly welcome two of the most prestigious professional global sports organizations to Major League Soccer," MLS President Don Garber said in a statement released by the league.
Manchester City are joining forces with the New York Yankees to create a new MLS side, New York City Football Club, which they are hoping to have competing in the MLS by 2015 as the league's 20th franchise.
Manchester City have today announced a deal to acquire New York City FC with a partnership involving the New York Yankees. City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan successfully acquired the new franchise with Manchester City being the majority owner of the club.
What makes the deal so interesting is the partnership with the New York Yankees.
Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud (Google Creative Commons)
Having already wrapped up the Premier League title, Manchester United capped off a wonderful campaign with an extraordinary 5-5 draw against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns. United twice led by a three-goal margin, but the home side – inspired by Romelu Lukaku's second-half hat-trick – managed to battle back each time.
And so, even in the dying embers of its latest edition, the Premier League didn't fail in living up to expectations, signing off the 2012-13 season in incredible fashion.
The first 5-5 draw of its era, a nail-biting hunt for fourth spot between Tottenham and Arsenal and a handsome helping of 36 goals across 10 fixtures all made for a very entertaining finale to the Premier League campaign.
Wayne Rooney and Sir Alex Ferguson embrace (Image via MUFC official website)
Transfer rumors continue to fly hot and fast for Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney. As of May 18, 2013, the want-away forward has been linked all over Europe and continues to increase the amount of speculation around his future in England.
With Roberto Mancini sacked on Monday, speculation is rife that Málaga coach Manuel Pellegrini is set to take over at Manchester City. The Chilean coach wants to bring Spanish wonderkid Isco along with him with whom he also shares an agent.
Isco, a one-cap Spanish international, has previously been linked to Chelsea, Manchester United, PSG and Monaco and a summer move to Arsenal despite their £70million summer spending money but it now looks as though City have won the race for the attacking midfielder.
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So this is it. The last week of the season. Hope everyone had a somewhat profitable, if not, enjoyable time in your English Premier League endeavours even if you just read this column this season for fun.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini (Google Creative Commons)
The sacking of Roberto Mancini, a year to the day after Manchester City won the Premier League, contained ironies not lost on the red half of the city as they paraded the same trophy that evening.
While confirmation was awaited of the inevitable news from the Etihad Stadium, a banner was unfurled from a window overlooking Albert Square, on the opposite side from the town hall where the open-top bus was to be parked.
Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has said that he was not surprised to hear that his former club had sacked manager Roberto Mancini. The Italian had overseen at disappointing season at the Etihad Stadium at both domestic and European levels. During his three years at the club, he managed to win the Premier League and the FA Cup.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini (Google Creative Commons)
Roberto Mancini was fired at Manchester City a year after guiding them to the Premier League title due to the lack of success in the time since. Second spot in the league though without a trophy this year cost the Italian his job.
Arsenal are apparently closing in on the signing of young Manchester City midfielder Abdi Ibrahim who has been on loan for the last few seasons away from his parent club. This would seem like a strange move for Arsenal to make but the Norwegian has been on a host of Premier League club's radars for many years and it appears that City have resigned themselves to selling him because of a lack of room in his favoured defensive midfield role.
21.05.2013 -Sunday People publicó al colombiano Radamel Falcao García (27) como el inminente y primer fichaje del nuevo Manchester City de Manuel Pellegrini (DT) a cambio de £ 54 millones (cláusula de rescisión impuesta por Atlético Madrid). Según el medio inglés, en competencia con el Chelsea de Roman Abramovich (futuro de Mourinho?
The action never stops for Chelsea as at the end of the season we will be travelling to America for a double-header against Manchester City, and Chelsea TV will be bringing you LIVE coverage of both games FREE TO VIEW! • Chelsea v Manchester City - Thursday 23 May, Busch Stadium, St Louis, kick-off 7.
FA disciplinary panels can expect plenty of overtime next season if Manuel Pellegrini succeeds in bringing Pepe to the Premier League. The Malaga boss is widely expected to become Manchester City's new manager and reports in the Spanish media suggest that he wants to make the Real Madrid defender his first signing.
Whenever we're given the opportunity to disprove Manchester City's silly claim that the city is theirs, we gladly take it. For City's final game of the season today there were empty seats all over the place, despite the club claiming the game was a sell out.
By the time of the final whistle, when City players took part in the customary lap of honour, the ground was half empty, with the fans that did bother to show up passing up the opportunity to applaud their players for finishing 2nd.
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After an initial outpouring of sympathy from Manchester City fans, some rather sad stories have come out in the tabloids regarding Roberto Mancini's reign at Eastlands. Papers have spoken of players wanting to go out and celebrate the sacking of a man they saw as vain, egotistical and dictatorial. However, it appears that Mancini has [.
Roberto Martinez has warned Callum McManaman against a reported move to Liverpool, insisting he needs another season at Wigan. McManaman has enjoyed a sparkling breakthrough year at the DW Stadium, capped by a man of the match display in Wigan's shock FA Cup final triumph over Manchester City.