The "pitch invader selfie" (oh, how we've come to loathe that word) is definitely the footballing fad of the summer friendlies, with several fans interrupting last night's gamebetween Real Madrid and Roma by bursting onto the pitch, cameras gormlessly held in front of their facesin search of photographic mementos.
Pepe embroiled in controversy: who'd have thought?
It may well have been a "friendly" on paper but there was certainly a fair degree of acrimony in the air when Roma met Real Madrid in Texas last night.
Ex-Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita re-ignited an ongoing feud with Pepe which began back in their La Ligadays, with the Real Madrid centre-back accused of calling the Mali international a "monkey" during a Clasico game back in August of 2011.
In which, perhaps to celebrate being rich, rich, rich beyond his wildest dreams, Real Madrid new boy James Rodriguez performs his familiar post-goal celebratory salsa shuffle to a song called "Ras Tas Tas" along with a little help from his cute-as-a-button daughter,one-year-old Salome.
He may be a Real Madrid player these days, but Gareth Bale returned to haunt Inter Milan (Maicon stillsuffers night terrors) with a magnificent thumping, swerving goal from distance with just 10 minutes of the two sides' pre-season friendly elapsed in California yesterday.
Real Madrid keen to sell €80m winger to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Another fine morning. Another Angel di Maria transfer rumour day. And yet another conflicting transfer reports.
OK, let's start. According to our understanding, based on observations, Madrid based newspapers like Marca and AS are trying to project that although Manchester United are interested in Di Maria, the winger is likely to join PSG.
€65m, €75m & €80m offer tabled for Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Angel di Maria saga is taking all sorts of nasty twists and turns. And we must say, newspapers in Spain are probably getting it all wrong. The situation as we understand is simple. Well,not that simple.
€50m Manchester United target to join 'within hours' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Some times it becomes hard to fathom the transfer mechanism of Real Madrid. There is a certain degree of madness often attached to it. Barcelona have signed Luis Suarez, so, we must do one marquee signingas well, not just to appease the fans but to maintain the status-quo.
Manchester United's €50m rated transfer target's move to pave way for Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
So, the verdict is out then. Manchester United and Chelsea fans: The domino effect is about to start. According to reports in Spanish website El Confidencial, French Champions Paris St Germain are about to reach an agreement with Real Madrid for Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria.
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.
Galatasaray's president Unal Aysal has confirmed the Turkish giants are yet to receive an offer for Manchester United's target Wesley Sneijder and has insisted that the Dutch playmaker will be allowed to Istanbul if his release clause is met.
The Dutchman has beenmore or less constantly on United's radar since 2009,when, having been made surplus to requirements at Real Madrid, he looked to be the perfect answer for the lack of creativity that afflicted United's midfield, only for him to opt to join Inter Milan instead.
Real Madrid are in the final stages of a deal that will see Angel Di Maria sent to Paris Saint-Germain. The only details being hashed out at this hour are whether the transfer will be a loan deal or a permanent one.
A decision is expected within the next 24 hours.
PSG are reportedly weighing up the option of paying the ten-time champions of Europe around£47.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to become rapper Lil Wayne's first soccer client in a new sports management company, according to a report in the New York Daily News.
In one of the more bizarre stories of the week, the New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne is starting his own sports management company. Though Wayne is an avid basketball fan, rumors are that Real Madrid and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will be one of his first clients.
Fans of La Liga only have to wait one more month until the start of the 2014/2015 season.
The Spanish league announced their schedule on Thursday, with the first weekend of games set to take place 30 days from today. The Big Three of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Barcelona start off the season against Cordoba, Rayo, and Elche, respectively.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is set to join up with the team in the United States on Saturday, which means he should be available to play in the matches in Dallas (July 29 against AS Roma) and Ann Arbor (August 2 against Manchester United), according to MLive.
His teammates Iker Casillas, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos arrived in Los Angeles yesterday, after arriving from their extended break after the World Cup.
The 2014-15 La Liga schedule has been released and most fans of the Spanish league quickly scanned the fixtures to see when Barcelona and Real Madrid will be facing off in the first El Clasico of the season.
The first matchup between the Spanish giants will be Sunday, October 26 at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid.
Once again Real Madrid have signed the star of the World Cup, this time it is James Rodriguez, who has joined the European Champions for a reported £63 million.
The winner of the World Cup's Golden Boot got a rapturous reception from a 45,000-strong crowd, around a third of whom were wearing Colombia shirts, when he was introduced at the Bernabéu on Tuesday night.
Barcelona or Real Madrid: Who Is The Real Deal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
There are few things in life that are certain. Apples will fall from the tree, Celtic will win the Scottish Premier League and in Spain, Barcelona and Real Madrid will once again contest the 2014-2015 Spanish Primera Liga title.
Having spluffed a reported £71million to procure his signature from Monaco, it seems like Real Madrid are well on their way to recouping the money they spent on James Rodriguez in shirts sales and merchandising alone.
Spanish paper Sport are reporting that, according to the people atEuromericas Sport Marketing, Real Madrid have capitalised on "Jamesmania" both among Madridistas and Colombian fans by successfully shifting approximately 345,000 "James" replica shirts in the 48 hours since the forward was unveiled in front of 44,000 people at the Bernabeu.
Tomorrow's event at the Cotton Bowl not only brings back soccer to the historic stadium*, it will bring two of the sport's biggest clubs, Roma (of Italy's Serie A league) and Real Madrid (of Spain's La Liga). With those two clubs also arrives a shocking list of soccer superstars. Trying to see or catch any of them though outside the game itself might prove difficult.
Portugal's forward and captain Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to missing during the Group G football match between Portugal and Ghana at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 26, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONGFRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)
You remember that Cristiano Ronaldo guy from the World Cup, right?
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BERKELEY, Calif. — UEFA Champions League's title-holder Real Madrid is clearly a superior squad to Inter Milan on paper. But with Real Madrid missing a batch of starters, including Cristiano Ronaldo, and Inter Milan seeming to push likeSaturday's friendly was a serious matchup, a stalemate after 90 minutes seemed fitting.
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Liverpool may make an offer for PSG's Ezequiel Lavezzi following the collapse of the Loic Remy deal.
The PSG frontman is thought to be surplus to requirements as they step up their pursuit of Angel Di Maria. In order to buy the Real Madrid forward, the Parisians must first off-load some players and Lavezzi, who is valued at £18 million, is one of them.
We have all heard plenty about the Arsenal wage structure and it has sometimes been a real bone of contention for the fans who just want to see the best players come to play for us. But even now that Wenger has a lot more money to spend, he is not going to start paying [...]
This Saturday's trip to Jacksonville, Fla. to play Fulham is not the first time D.C. United has gone to some far-off corner of the United States to play a European club. Watch how the last one went down, back in August 2006, against Real Madrid in Seattle.