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Euro-club showdown a litmus test for Twin Cities soccer support

MINNEAPOLIS -- Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart spent the final moments of the team's training session Friday at TCF Bank Stadium taking crosses from the corner and attempting to power them into the net. (That's right, the net. As in soccer net. Football goalposts haven't been erected at the Gopher Hole just yet.) Some hits found their mark. Most of them sailed wide...
Via Fox Sports North
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Manchester City Reveal 27-Man Squad For International Champions Cup

Premier League champions Manchester City have revealed its 28-man squad for the 2014 International Champions Cup, where the English side will play at least 3 matches across the United States this summer. Among the stars featured that will feature in the second-annual tournament are Yaya Toure David Silva, Edin Dzeko and Joe Hart, as well as new signings Fernando and Willy Caballero...
Via World Soccer Talk
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi drug tested while Argentina celebrated victory

After Argentina’s 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands to advance to the World Cup final on Sunday against Germany, Lionel Messi  wasn’t able to celebrate the win with his teammates. Messi was stuck taking a mandatory drug test. Messi posted this on his Instagram profile: “Me toco el doping y no puedo estar viviendo este momento en el vestuario. Me siento orgulloso de ser...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Weaknesses of Premier League Exposed at 2014 FIFA World Cup

The Premier League is lauded by its proponents as the best league in the world. While many do not believe the World Cup is the best competition this sport has to offer (the UEFA Champions League is arguably a higher quality), it is a high-level indicator as to a league’s strength. What we have seen from the World Cup is that the Premier League simply isn’t measuring up to the...
Via World Soccer Talk
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury ends Neymar’s World Cup

Neymar exits the World Cup stage on a stretcher Even before a ball was kicked at the 2014 World Cup Brazil forward Neymar was being billed as one of the stars of the show. It was his face that started out from every poster and featured in every advert. Unfortunately for the 22 year old his tournament has come to a premature end at the quarter final stage due to injury. While his...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Spain vs Chile Preview and Predicted Lineups for World Cup Clash

The clash between Spain and Chile at the iconic Maracana stadium is an example of two teams at opposite ends of the spectrum. The former are smarting from a 5-1 demolishing at the hands of Netherlands, while the latter will be brimming with confidence after their dominating victory against Australia in the opening fixture. If Spain loses, the World Champions could be eliminated depending...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

What World Cup Teams Would Look Like With No-Immigrants Rule

With recent immigration curbing within various countries, such as Switzerland, Business Insider has put together an interesting article showing what World Cup teams would look like if the countries with “no first-generation” immigrants. Group A: Brazil and Croatia Brazil With the No-immigrants-allowed team version, Brazil will still have all of its star players. In addition...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Silva willing to adapt

Spain attacker David Silva said he would happily adapt to other roles to be in the reigning world champions’ starting […]
Via Soccer News
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

David Silva Has No Plans of Leaving Manchester City

David Silva Has No Plans of Leaving Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Manchester City star midfielder David Silva has revealed he has no thoughts of leaving the newly crowned Premier League champions in the summer transfer window. The Spain international was one of the key players in the Citizens squad, which saw Manuel Pellegrini win the league title in his debut...
Via Soccerlens
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Silva: No reason for Toure discontent

Manchester City midfielder David Silva said Yaya Toure’s apparent discontent at the club comes as a surprise. Silva, who is […]
Via Soccer News
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Contenders for the FIFA World Cup 2014 Golden Ball Trophy

The World Cup is inching ever nearer, and there are plenty of betting markets for punters to get involved with over the month long tournament. A lot of focus will be on the Golden Ball winner (player of the tournament) with the best players in the world vying to join a list of winners that includes the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, Pele and Bobby Charlton...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Manchester City winners of dramatic 2013/14 Premier League

WATCH: Manchester City winners of dramatic 2013/14 Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Manchester City are the Premier League champions for 2013/14, with their 2-0 win over West Ham on Sunday consolidating their position on the top of the table, with Liverpool powerless to prevent the title heading to the Etihad for the second time in three years. The day began...
Via Soccerlens
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester City must wait to discover extent of David Silva injury

Manchester City will have to wait until at least Wednesday to discover the extent of David Silva's injury. Silva was stretchered off in Monday night's 3-1 victory over West Brom with a recurrent of an ankle injury which has been troubling him in recent weeks. It is not believed he will miss the rest of the season, but he is at the very least a major doubt for this weekend...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pellegrini unsure on Silva injury

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is sweating on the fitness of David Silva for the club’s Premier League title run-in. […]
Via Soccer News
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Manuel Pellegrini defends decisions on Manchester City's lack of squad rotation

With Liverpool strengthening their grip on their first championship for 24 years following their win at Norwich, the inquests have already started into how City, favourites for most of the season, have faded out of the picture. Pellegrini has used only 23 players - the lowest number in the Premier League - and injuries over the course of the season to key men like David Silva, Yaya...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Performance of African Players in Europe last weekend

Ghanaian winger Ayew scored a hat trick for Marseille ENGLAND YAYA TOURE (Manchester City) Initiated and finished the move that led to Premier League title contenders City’s third-minute opening goal in a 4-1 win over Southampton. The Ivorian made an incisive break that eventually led to David Silva being brought down in the box. Toure then sent Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga...
Via Afrikan Soccer
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

How African footballers fared in Europe last weekend

Stoke City forward Osaze Odemwingie Nigerian Peter Odemwingie and Moroccan Youssef El-Arabi were the two-goal African stars in the top European leagues at the weekend. Odemwingie scored via a deflection and a first-time shot to help Stoke City defeat West Ham 3-1 and move further away from the English Premier League relegation zone. El-Arabi raised his season goal tally to 11 with...
Via Afrikan Soccer
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Premier League: This weekend’s talking points

All the talking points from a dramatic full fixture list in the Barclays Premier League during which red cards seemed to be in vogue. Man City can still do it with 10 You couldn’t blame Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal fans for getting a little excited when they heard that Man City captain Vincent Kompany had been sent off after just 10 minutes of Saturday’s early kick at Hull’s...
Via isportsweb.com
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Under the Lens: Mesut Ozil, Eden Hazard and David Silva compared

Under the Lens: Mesut Ozil, Eden Hazard and David Silva compared - originally posted on Soccerlens.comIt certainly is the tightest Premier League title race for many a year, with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City all battling relentlessly for the right to be crowned champions of England. The trio have a wealth of talent at their disposal, encompassing every area of the pitch...
Via Soccerlens
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Barcelona target Manchester City star David Silva as a replacement for Xavi

Barcelona are looking to buy David Silva and turn him into their midfield playmaker, as a replacement for Barca veteran Xavi. Barcelona will go all out to land Manchester City playmaker David Silva to replace the ageing Xavi, writes Steve Bates in the Sunday People. Senior officials from the Catalan club have compiled a list of candidates to take over the 34-year-old Barca idol’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Silva, Negredo to miss Watford clash

Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that both David Silva and Alvaro Negredo will miss Manchester City’s FA Cup tie with Watford. […]
Via Soccer News
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Man City survive Fulham scare

Manchester City moved into second spot in the table with a thrilling 4-2 win over battling Fulham at Craven Cottage. Manuel Pellegrini's men appeared to be coasting to victory after racing into a 2-0 half-time lead thanks to goals from Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany, but Fulham battled back bravely in the second half to level matters with Kieran Richardson's goal and Vincent...
Via Fox Soccer
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Pellegrini's Champions League gaffe

Manuel Pellegrini appeared to be unaware that Manchester City needed only one more goal against Bayern Munich to top their UEFA Champions League group. City were 2-0 down at the Allianz Arena inside the opening 12 minutes, but drew level through goals from David Silva and Aleksandar Kolarov before James Milner put the Premier League side ahead on 62 minutes. A fourth goal would...
Via Fox Soccer
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

FC Bayern 2-3 Man City: Are English clubs Bayern’s Kryptonite?

Getty Images After falling behind by two goals within the first twelve minutes of the match, Manchester City mounted a remarkable comeback against the reigning Champions League trophy holders, Bayern Munich.  The loss came as the end of a ten-match win streak in the Champions League for the German side. Manchester City were stunned after conceding an early goal when Thomas Muller...
Via isportsweb.com
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Silva could be back for Bayern

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has indicated David Silva could be ready to make his return to action on Tuesday. Silva has missed City's last five games in all competitions due to a calf injury but could be ready to make his return to first-team action in Tuesday's Champions League away clash with Bayern Munich . And giving an update on the Spain international on...
Via Fox Soccer
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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