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Four options if the New England Revolution decide to replace Jermaine Jones

Jermaine Jones is looking for a lucrative three-year contract to remain a New England Revolution player, one which would take him through his 38th birthday. While he may still have something to offer after his six-game suspension is done, his body may not be able to hold up to three more seasons on the unforgiving artificial turf at Gillette Stadium, particularly given defensive...
Via World Soccer Talk
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mueller, Boateng, Martinez and Alonso all sign contract extensions with Bayern Munich

Germany striker Thomas Mueller, defender Jerome Boateng and Spain’s Javi Martinez have all extended their contracts with Bayern Munich until 2021, the club said on Friday. The three-time defending German champions also extended midfield holder Xabi Alonso’s deal until 2017. The news comes at a time when Bayern Munich are expected to announce they are losing their Spanish coach...
Via World Soccer Talk
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Alonso sends Bayern to DFB-Pokal quarters; Bremen KO Gladbach

FRANKFURT, Germany --Xabi Alonso scored a spectacular goal for Bayern Munich to beat Darmstadt 1-0 and earn a place in the German Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday.Alonso controlled a corner with his right foot and fired a drop kick into the upper corner for the only goal closing on halftime. Bayern labored to overcome a well-organized Darmstadt, and did not create many chances against...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bayern Munich’s Xabi Alonso Volleys Long-Range Rocket Into Top Corner (Video)

Xabi Alonso still has that magic touch. Alonso scored a stunning, long-range goal in Bayern Munich’s DFB-Pokal (German Cup) game against Darmstadt. The Spanish midfielder half-volleyed his shot straight into the top corner, sending the Allianz Arena into raptures in the 40th minute. Xabi Alonso … from way downtown. https://t.co/RpZtnUlHJC — ESPN (@espn) December 15, 2015...
Via NESN.com
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bayern chief denies rumors linking Alonso with Liverpool return

Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has poured cold water on reports Xabi Alonso could return to Liverpool on a free transfer at the end of the season.The Spain playmaker, 34, joined the Bundesliga champions in the summer of 2014 and his two-year deal is set to expire in June – but the former Real Sociedad star is free to open talks with foreign clubs from January about...
Via Fox Sports
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso denies allegations of tax fraud amid reports of Spanish investigation

Madrid (AFP) – Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has categorically denied any wrongdoing after a report from Spanish daily El Mundo claimed he is being investigated for defrauding the Spanish tax authorities. Alonso is alleged to have failed to declare revenue from his image rights by ceding those rights to companies outside of Spain in tax havens or states with lower tax rates...
Via World Soccer Talk
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Spain investigates Alonso, Mascherano for alleged tax fraud

BARCELONA, Spain -- A Spanish state prosecutor is investigating midfielders Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano for alleged tax fraud. The investigation is looking into Alonso's taxes for 2010, when he played for Real Madrid before moving to his current club Bayern Munich in 2014. Mascherano, who has played for Barcelona since 2010, is being investigated for taxes paid for 2011 and...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Spain probes Alonso & Mascherano for alleged tax fraud

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) A Spanish state prosecutor is investigating midfielders Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano for alleged tax fraud. The investigation is looking into Alonso's taxes for 2010, when he played for Real Madrid before moving to his current club Bayern Munich in 2014. Mascherano, who has played for Barcelona since 2010, is being investigated for taxes paid for 2011...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Alonso believes Bayern Munich needs someone like Vidal

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso feels Juventus star Arturo Vidal would be a perfect fit for the Bundesliga champion. The Bavarians have earmarked the Chile international, 28, as the ideal replacement for Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has left the club for Manchester United, and are expected to complete the transfer in the coming days. Alonso, who recently revealed that...
Via Fox Sports
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso admits playing for Pep Guardiola was pivotal in summer move

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has admitted the opportunity to work under Pep Guardiola was pivotal in his decision to leave Real Madrid last summer. After winning the club’s tenth European title, Alonso stunned Real Madrid supporters when it was learned the midfielder was pushing for a move to Bayern Munich, only a few months after signing a two-year extension in Spain...
Via World Soccer Talk
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Koke is the key to Spain and Atletico Madrid’s future

Similar to Dunga attempting to rebuild Brazil’s national side, Vicente Del Bosque has the same responsibility of constructing the future of Spanish soccer. With legends like Xavi and Xabi Alonso retiring from international duty and Andres Iniesta’s quality fading away, La Roja need a new mastermind to dictate the midfield and orchestrate attacks. That man is Atletico Madrid’s...
Via World Soccer Talk
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh You Beauty!: Top Goals of the Midweek of 12/11

5. Davy Klaassen vs APOEL Nicosia What else would you expect from an Ajax player? Total football is in their blood. Ricardo Kishna’s dribbling to set up this goal is simply magnificent and makes the APOEL Nicosia defenders look like fools.   4. Maurice Kuhn vs FC Iserlohn Who said there weren’t any beautiful goals to be had in the lower leagues. This one comes courtesy of...
Via Bloguin Best
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Xabi Alonso’s GOALAZO levels it with Man City

Manchester City had it all going for them. Playing at home, Aguero putting his team up 1-0 on a penalty kick and Bayern Munich being down to 10 men. Someone forgot to tell Pep Guardiola’s Munich side thought. Instead of packing it in and hoping to escape with a late point, his side went on the attack and it paid off in a big way. Former Liverpool and Barcelona star Xabi Alonso...
Via Bloguin Best
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Madrid target Liverpool’s “new Xabi Alonso”

Real Madrid target Liverpool’s “new Xabi Alonso” - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Real Madrid are targeting Liverpool youngster Pedro Chirivella, a player being widely dubbed as “the new Xabi Alonso”. Reports in England say Madrid are keen on the 17 year-old Chirivella, who has been part of Liverpool’s UEFA Youth League squads. Chirivella is also the Spain Under...
Via Soccerlens
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Guardiola urges fans to be patient as Schweini returns to training

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has put the brakes on Bastian Schweinsteiger's return from injury while praising the man who has replaced him this season, Xabi Alonso. Schweinsteiger is now back in full team training after missing the start of the season through a persistent knee tendon problem. With a comeback now looking imminent, Guardiola has called on Bayern fans to be patient...
Via Fox Sports
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh You Beauty!: Top 5 Goals of the Week 10/19/2014

1) Xabi Alonso vs. Werder Bremen Probably 95% of free kick goals are a result of someone shooting the ball over the wall and into the goal. This free kick defied logic and Xabi Alonso decided to go under the wall to trick everyone and get the goal. Bayern Munich went on to defeat Werder Bremen 6-0. 2) Oscar vs. Crystal Palace This is the normal free kick goal that we’re used to...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh You Beauty!: Top 5 Goals of the Week 10/19/2014

1) Xabi Alonso vs. Werder Bremen Probably 95% of free kick goals are a result of someone shooting the ball over the wall and into the goal. This free kick defied logic and Xabi Alonso decided to go under the wall to trick everyone and get the goal. Bayern Munich went on to defeat Werder Bremen 6-0. 2) Oscar vs. Crystal Palace This is the normal free kick goal that we’re used to...
Via Bloguin Best
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bayern Munich sporting director explains Xabi Alonso signing

Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer believes Xabi Alonso is just the type of player the club needed. The German champions recruited the former Spain international from Real Madrid on a two-year contract last month. The 32-year-old midfielder has slotted straight into Bayern's starting line-up, and Sammer believes that it was a good move to recruit the two-time Champions...
Via Fox Sports
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Toni Kroos Settles Into ‘Xabi Alonso’ Role And Real Madrid Are Flourishing

Real Madrid were facing questions from fans and the media after the club stumbled at the start of the 2014-15 La Liga season. Carlo Ancelotti’s side had lost the Spanish Supercopa to city rivals, Atletico Madrid. Shortly thereafter the club dropped a league match to Real Sociedad, a contest which saw Real storm out of the starting gates to take a 2-0 lead, only to concede...
Via World Soccer Talk
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Xabi Alsonso’s Absence May Cost Real Madrid Big

La Liga champion, two-time Champions League winner, two-time European Champion and World Cup Winner. Only a handful of players carry all of these honors: Carlos Puyol, Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Iker Casillas and Xabi Alonso. They were all apart of ... Read More
Via FutnSoccer
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Xabi Alonso wants more from Bayern Munich despite win over Stuttgart

It was a case of points over performance for Bayern Munich on Saturday as they returned to winning ways ahead of Wednesday's Champions League game against Manchester City with a 2-0 win over Stuttgart. Bayern were not at their best but never looked under any real pressure at the Allianz Arena and did enough to ease to victory. Coach Pep Guardiola predicted before the campaign started...
Via Fox Sports
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Two Formations Real Madrid Must Use Instead of the 4-3-3

Real Madrid aren’t going through their best period. It feels as if La Décima was won decades ago, yet it was only a little over a hundred days ago. Despite Xabi Alonso leaving near the end of the transfer ... Read More
Via FutnSoccer
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

France friendly first step as Spain rebuilds

PARIS (AP) Filling the midfield void left by the international retirements of Xavi Hernandez and Xabi Alonso is one of the big challenges facing Spain as it seeks to rebuild following a shambolic World Cup performance. With nearly 250 international appearances between them, the duo played a crucial role in a sustained period of success which saw Spain win two European Championships...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Real Madrid departures of Di Maria, Alonso surprise Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is surprised to have seen Real Madrid allow Angel di Maria and Xabi Alonso leave over the summer. Over the course of two presidency spells at Santiago Bernabeu, Florentino Perez has made high-profile acquisitions a top priority – with big-money moves made on an annual basis. The latest transfer window has proved no different, with Real bringing in Toni Kroos...
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Losers Of The 2014 Summer Transfer Window

1. Real Madrid Players In James Rodriguez-£63million Toni Kroos-£27million Keylor Navas-£9million Javier Hernandez-Loan Players Out Angel di Maria-£59.7million Alvaro Morata-£17million Xabi Alonso-£9million Nuri Sahin-£6million Casemiro-Loan Diego Lopez-Free Transfer It seems rather difficult to say a team who have just signed James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos are losers in the...
Via World Soccer Talk
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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