If there are two lessons that Manchester City and the New York Yankees can take out of the game between Liverpool and Manchester City at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night, it is that there were a whole lot more Liverpool fans in New York, and that there is a lot of work yet to be done before the stadium can really be soccer-ready.
Can Everton Mount A Genuine Challenge For 4th Place? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Everton broke their transfer record last night to secure the services of Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea in a deal worth 28 million pounds. By shelling out such a huge amount, the club have clearly signalled their intent to push for a finish in the top 4 and qualify for the Champions League.
Manchester City's third shirt for the 2014/15 season has been leaked on the Internet.
City's third shirt is a purple shirt with fluorescent yellow trim. The collar is a darker shade of purple. So too is the back of the shirt that is darker than the front, similar to Manchester United's third shirt that is blue on the front and dark blue on the back.
Who's made the best moves of the big five? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
We've seen some enormous moves in the pre-season transfer market amongst the five clubs considered to be in with a realistic chance of winning the Premier League 2014-15 title. So who do you think has made the best moves of them all – and who will prove have the stamina to land the title come next May?
FOX Sports has been using the International Champions Cup as a testing ground for a whole host of changes in its soccer coverage during the past week. Most of them, so far, have been poor. But tonight's coverage of the Liverpool-Manchester City game featured several cheap tricks that — yet again — give soccer viewers more evidence that FOX Sports (1) doesn't know how to cover the sport properly and (2) doesn't care what the viewer wants.
The stage is set for the International Champions Cup game between Liverpool and Manchester City at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
The winners of tonight's game will be the favorite to qualify for the Guinness International Champions Cup final on Monday, to be played in Miami — where the club could face Manchester United, Roma or Inter Milan.
Liverpool is in New York City, in preparation for its sold-out game at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday against Premier League rival Manchester City.
My son and I attended the Liverpool practice yesterday in Princeton. It was a quietly whispered open practice with just a few hundred fans there, and the team including Brendan Rodgers, made sure that everyone got their autographs or a word or two.
Premier League 2014/15 betting: Can Arsenal or Chelsea bring the league title back to London? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The official start to the 2014/15 Premier League season is only 14 days away, and the summer transfer market is very much in full swing, with England's biggest and baddestdipping and ducking their way through the market-place, snapping up exciting new recruits for the season ahead, and with each signing, the respective club's title chances increase, makingpredictionsfor the 2014/15 Premier League thatmuch harder to formulate.
Day three of the International Champions Cup kicks off today featuring Premier League champions Manchester City against AC Milan, followed by Liverpool versus Olympiacos.
Today's matches for Liverpool and Manchester City are their first in the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup. The previous matches by both clubs in the States this summer were during friendlies (against AS Roma and Sporting Kansas City, respectively).
Eight matches are being played tonight across the United States and Canada featuring some of the biggest names in world soccer including Manchester United, Liverpool, AS Monaco, Tottenham Hotspur and AS Roma. For soccer fans that like to watch games on television, tonight is the biggest night since the World Cup Final ended on July 13.
Let's face it, this game tomorrow between Sporting KC and Manchester City is not a game that I'm the primary target for. This game is set up for the fans of City and those neutrals who are interested in seeing the BPL champions play. I was much more interested in Saturday's league game against the Galaxy than I am in the game tomorrow against City.
With over a month still to go in the summer transfer window, Arsenal have already done some very good business, with David Ospina soon to be confirmed and with Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez already done and dusted. Plus, Arsene Wenger and Theo Gazidis have promised us more, so the Gunners will certainly have a [.
Two fixtures that will test Arsenal's Premier league ambitions early on in the season: Everton away, Man City home by SE The aura emanating from the Emirates and Arsene Wenger, during this pre-season, gives food for thought to other Premier League clubs. It also says an awful lot about Arsenal's Premier League ambitions this upcoming [.
Would James Milner to Liverpool transfer be pointless for both parties? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
James Milner has been rumored to be on Liverpool's list of transfer targets, but what could Brendan Rodgers give the England midfielder that Manchester City don't already offer? IE a place on the bench.
Arsene Wenger has never been the sort of manager to force his Arsenal players to stay at the club when it is clear that they want to go, but even the Frenchman is reluctant to say good bye to a third Arsenal club captain in as many years. However, the fact our Belgium international defender [...]
I am absolutely gobsmacked at AC Milan's performance in the International Champions Cup so far. While I know that preseason is all about building players fitness and confidence ahead of the upcoming season, Milan's performances in the ICC this season has to be sapping away all the player confidences, not to mention the damage that it is doing to the Rossoneri brand.
Many of the world's best players and teams will be making their home in the USA for the next two weeks as they prepare for their upcoming seasons, and tonight will feature the first batch of intriguing friendlies.
The Los Angeles Galaxy take on Manchester United tonight, while Sporting Kansas City faces Manchester City in a pair of high-profile match-ups featuring MLS sides.
It's game day for Sporting Kansas City as the team takes on BPL Champions, Manchester City in a friendly at Sporting Park. The game though looks like it may not be the biggest news of the day (at least for me). Yesterday, Sporting Club announced that they would have a "major announcement" today that would include the club, Wyandotte County unified government representatives, and Kansas governor Sam Brownback.
€40m rated Chelsea and Manchester target set to open contract talks with club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
So is this the end of the long term 'Mehdi Benatia to the Premier League' transfer saga? According to reports in the reputed Gianluca Di Marzio website, the Chelsea and Manchester City target is set to open new contract talks with Roma in the coming weeks.