Big win for the New England Revolution on Saturday as they beat Toronto FC 3-0 in Toronto.
Lee Nguyen and Kelyn Rowe each had a goal and an assist in the victory while Teal Bunbury added a second half tally to give New England its second straight victory and extend the club’s unbeaten streak to three games. The Revs are now tied with TFC and Columbus for third place in the congested Eastern Conference with 33 points. Read more... (429 words, 1 image, estimated 1:43 mins reading time)
According to RMC in France, Manchester United have made a stunning late bid for AS Monaco striker Falcao.
Falcao was thought to be on his way to Real Madrid, and had even tweeted that he was heading to Madrid, before deleting it. But with Real taking Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez on loan, that move seems dead.
RMC state that it’s Manchester City who are enquiring about the state of his knee, but that United have got in touch with Jorge Mendes over the past few hours to enquire. Read more... (208 words, 1 image, estimated 50 secs reading time)
In a weekend full of surprises Real Madrid and Manchester City both lost and Bayern Munich were held, while Chelsea scored six and Ibra got a hat trick.
Real Sociedad ended a torrid week on an almighty high as they came from 2-0 down to stun Real Madrid. Having lost to Liga new boys Eibar and exited the UEFA Europa League, another chastening defeat was on the cards, but the Basque club completed a stunning turnaround to win 4-2. Atlético Madrid, Athletic Club and Sevilla picked up their first Liga victories this season, while Barcelona made it two from two as Sandro Ramírez scored minutes after coming on for his club debut to earn a 1-0 triumph at a Villarreal side denied by the woodwork three times. Read more... (478 words, 1 image, estimated 1:55 mins reading time)
It promises to be a record breaking transfer summer in England as Manchester United are poised to spend close to £200 million to get back into race for the Premier League title again. How will last season’s top four of Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal react to United’s spending spree? Will they match it with one of their own?
The transfer window re-opened on the final day of the domestic season and will close at 23:00 BST on Monday, 1 September.
Clubs could buy domestic players again once they had played their final game of the season. International deals can go through from 10 June. Read more... (1759 words, 1 image, estimated 7:02 mins reading time)
Cristiano Ronaldo, who led Real Madrid CF to UEFA Champions League glory last term, has been voted the 2013/14 UEFA Best Player in Europe by a panel of football journalists.
Ronaldo finished ahead of Bayern Munich‘s Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer in a live vote by a panel of 54 journalists at today’s Champions League draw.
“I’m really happy so I must say thanks to my team-mates because without the team, individual awards would not be possible. I don’t have this trophy in my museum, so my brother is going to put it there” said Ronaldo. Read more... (213 words, 1 image, estimated 51 secs reading time)
Liverpool will have a glamorous return to the Champions League after being drawn against holders Real Madrid in the group stage.
Five-times European champions Liverpool will face ten-times winners face Real as well as Basel and Ludogorets, in Group B while there was a familiar look to the draw for the three other English sides.
Anfield will be rocking when Ronaldo, Bale and company visit, but more importantly for Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, this is a group that Liverpool should advance from. It will be between Liverpool and Basel for second place, and that is a battle the Premier League side should win. Read more... (653 words, 1 image, estimated 2:37 mins reading time)
After a 15-year international career, U.S. Men’s National Team forward Landon Donovan will make his final appearance for the United States when the team plays against Ecuador on Oct. 10 in East Hartford, Connecticut. Buy USA v Eduador Tickets
It is interesting that US Soccer is giving Donovan a farewell game after Jurgen Klinsmann unceremoniously dropped him from the US squad for the World Cup. And I am sure we will read to much into it that U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati who is quoted about the event and not Klinsmann. Read more... (282 words, 1 image, estimated 1:08 mins reading time)
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With rumors stating that striker Olivier Giroud could be out until the new year with a leg injury, Arsenal boss is not panicking at the prospect of losing his top striker for potentially four month: f
“On Sunday he had a medical check and he needed to have further investigations,” said Wenger, who revealed an announcement will be made over his fitness on Wednesday afternoon or evening.
“The first news wasn’t fantastic, but I’m not a doctor so I wait for tomorrow’s (Wednesday’s) complete examination and decision over how long he’ll be out for. It can be (long term), we’ll see. I don’t know (if it’s broken). It’s sad for us, but for the moment we are focused on the game.” Read more... (438 words, 1 image, estimated 1:45 mins reading time)
It was a long drawn out process, but finally the New England Revolution landed US national team player Jermaine Jones. Jones is by far the most high profile player ever to sign for New England, and a sign that that Kraft family are willing to invest money in the team. That is an important point as many Revs fans were becoming disillusioned at the direction that the franchise was going, but the signing of Jones gives everyone involved with a club a huge boost. Read more... (367 words, 1 image, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)
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Super Mario is returning to the Premier League as Liverpool have signed AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli for £16m.
Balotelli announced the move this morning in Milan telling reporters before training:
“This will be my last day at Milanello.”
The £16m transfer fee means that Milan will take a £3m loss on a player who scored 30 goals in 54 games for the Serie A club since joining in January 2013.
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