SOCCER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sounders vs Galaxy Preview: Season Stalls, A New Face May Generate Some Excitement

Nicolas Lodeiro speaks at a press conference welcoming him as a midfielder to the Seattle Sounders, at The Ninety in Seattle, Wash. on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Grant Hindsley/seattlepi.com via AP) Our Seattle Sounders have dropped back-to-back games (3 in a row if you count US Open) and have looked absolutely awful in each of the matches. Even the most optimistic of fans begin...
Via Seattle Side Up!
14 minutes ago

Ashley Cole: Good to see the Chelsea boys again

The post Ashley Cole: Good to see the Chelsea boys again appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
3 hours ago

Arsenal tops MLS All-Stars 2-1 on late winner by Chuba Akpom

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Chuba Akpom scored the deciding goal in the 87th minute from about 4 yards out on a cross from the left side by Nacho Monreal, and Arsenal topped the MLS All-Stars 2-1 in the Major League Soccer All-Star Game on Thursday. Once Arsenal’s young substitutes got going after entering midway through the second half, the scoring chances came. Moments before halftime...
Via The Denver Post
12 hours ago

Soccer player terminates contract after being attacked by stray dogs

This has got to be a first. Soccer player Javier Hervas has departed the Bosnian Club FK Zeljeznicar Sarajevo before appearing in a single game, after an attack by stray dogs. Yes, you read correctly. As WorldSoccer.com reports, Hervas and his wife were walking their dog in Bosnia when a pack of stray dogs attacked them. The attack must have been emotionally scarring because Hervas...
Via The Comeback
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Veljko Paunovic talks Fire's identity, home vs. away record and positive signs

Veljko Paunovic has talked about the Chicago Fire forming an identity throughout his first season as the club’s coach.Now that he is
Via CSN Chicago
16 hours ago

WATCH: Watch: Portland Timbers goalkeeper coach Adin Brown on Jake Gleeson: 'He's worked really hard'

Portland Timbers goalkeeper coach Adin Brown talks about Jake Gleeson earning No. 1 goalkeeper spot.
Via The Oregonian
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pep Guardiola says he benched Samir Nasri because he’s “a little bit overweight”

Nasri's career continues to take hit after hit.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Watch: Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri: 'This is a huge game for us'

Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri talks about Sunday's game against Sporting Kansas City and how the Timbers deal with changes on the backline.
Via The Oregonian
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bayern Star Arturo Vidal on Music, Food and Style…

The post Bayern Star Arturo Vidal on Music, Food and Style… appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
20 hours ago

Christian Pulisic scores last-second equalizer vs. Manchester City

Christian Pulisic scored his first goal of the preseason on Thursday, and it was a dramatic one, too.Borussia Dortmund's young American midfielder delivered the tying goal in the final seconds of stoppage time against Manchester City to send their International Champions Cup match into a penalty shootout.City won the battle of the nerves, 7-6, after new Dortmund signing Mikel Merino...
Via FOX Sports
22 hours ago

Watch first footage of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in training at United

MUTV’s exclusive video captures Zlatan Ibrahimovic and other United stars training on Thursday. For more, visit Manchester United's official website. The post Watch first footage of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in training at United appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
1 day ago

Real Madrid can’t train at Norwegian school because of the kids

Real Madrid’s preseason continues to roll on in preparation for their first competitive game of the new season in the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla in Trondheim, Norway on August 9. Naturally, los Blancos need a place to train and set up camp before the game, and they looked like they had found a location at a school. But there was a hitch. There are 270 kids who live and study...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Robbie Keane rescued on highway after running out of gas

Robbie Keane is one of the most prolific strikers in MLS history, and also one of the most handsomely paid. But even the rich and famous deal with a problem that most of us normal people deal with: running out of gas. Thankfully, Keane was given help and gas to get home by a good samaritan. Tuesday on the 405 freeway in LA, Keane ran out of fuel and needed help. So, a normal guy...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus: What does this mean for Serie A?

Now that Gonzalo Higuain is off to Juventus, we can begin to analyze what this deal does for the rest of Serie A. Without a doubt, this is an incredibly impactful transfer that will ripple throughout the league. Not only that, it will have a great deal of significance within Juve as well and reaching implications throughout Europe. The first thing was have to look at is how this...
Via 32 Flags
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Totti blasts peers for following the money after Higuain 'disaster'

Longtime Roma captain Francesco Totti served up some scathing remarks on the big-money transfers within Serie A and around the globe, accusing his peers of following the money instead of their hearts.The 40-year-old signed on for a 25th season with AS Roma, the only club he's ever known, while ex-teammate Miralem Pjanic left for Juventus for €32 million, and Napoli striker Gonzalo...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Chelsea Transfer Rumours - Tuesday Round-up: Carlos Tevez, Romelu Lukaku, Kalidou Koulibaly, Blaise Matuidi

Kalidou Koulibaly's agent Bruno Satin has again confirmed that Chelsea are interested in signing the Napoli defender. - Read full article New Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery says midfielder Blaise Matuidi could leave the club during the summer transfer window. - Read full article Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to add goalkeeper Federico Marchetti to […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United Transfer Rumours - Tuesday Round-up: James Rodriguez, Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi

Paul Pogba's world record £100million move is being held up by a row over his agent’s £25m fee, the Sun has reported. - Read full article Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is ready to approve the transfer of Adnan Januzaj to Sunderland, Tutto Mercato Web has reported. - Read full article New Paris Saint-Germain manager […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five young soccer players to keep an eye on at Rio Olympics

One of the, shall we say, charms of the Olympic soccer tournament is the inclusion of young talent. For the men’s tournament, teams are only allowed to bring three players over the age of 23. While the Olympics might not have the same prestige for the men as the World Cup or even regional tournaments like the Euros or Copa America, it is a great chance for some of the world...
Via 32 Flags
2 days ago  |  Discuss

From Italy – Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho ready to agree deal for international star

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is ready to approve the transfer of Adnan Januzaj to Sunderland, Tutto Mercato Web has reported. The Belgium international is not part of Mourinho's project and reports in England have claimed that he is wanted by former club boss David Moyes. Moyes is expected to sign at least three players […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A too early preview of UEFA World Cup 2018 qualifying

While the expansion of the European Championships from 16 to 24 teams may have given us a bit of a letdown at Euro 2016, it did give us one very big positive. While some may have said that the new format diluted the competition, the expanded format showed us that Europe is more than just 14-15 really good teams. It actually has closer to 18-20 really good teams, and that’s not...
Via 32 Flags
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sporting KC shuts out Sounders, snaps losing streak

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Dom Dwyer scored twice and Sporting Kansas City held the Seattle Sounders without a shot until the 88th minute in a 3-0 victory Sunday. Dwyer, charging to the top of the 6-yard box, headed home a cross by Roger Espinosa in the 21st minute.Jacob Peterson, from just inside top of the box, hammered a feed from Saad Abdul-Salaam past the out-stretched arms of goalkeeper...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Man. U players banned from playing 'Pokemon Go?'

In order to help his players keep their focus before matches, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has issued a ban against playing Pokémon Go. Per John Mahoney of the Daily Star, Mourinho has insisted players cease playing Pokémon Go two days in advance of their upcoming match against Manchester City in China. He wants the players “to be focused solely on tactics” during...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jamie Goldberg on Portland Timbers' 2-1 loss to LA Galaxy

Goldberg talks about what went right and what went wrong for the Timbers in the Western Conference loss to the Galaxy at Providence Park on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
Via The Oregonian
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Facebook doesn’t know the difference between Liverpool and Arsenal

Facebook’s Trending Topics has been a source of controversy in recent months. Earlier this year, there were allegations that Facebook suppressed news stories that were more politically conservative in nature from their trending bar even if they actually drew enough traffic to be considered “trending.” On Saturday, Facebook’s trending topics drew attention for another...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Suarez says there's 'no debate,' Messi is better than Ronaldo

The Messi vs. Ronaldo debate is a longstanding and heated exercise. Messi's teammate Luis Suarez, however, believes there's no debate. He is certain that his Barcelona ally is the superior player, and even went as far as to say that Messi's stats should guarantee him the Ballon d'Or."He [Ronaldo] won the Champions League and Euro 2016, but in my view, there's no debate needed. Lionel...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

DC United Continue to Make Moves in the Summer Transfer Window

Though they haven’t been getting big names like many other teams in MLS, DC United continue to be one of the most active teams in this transfer window thus far. Yesterday, they traded one of their top attackers in Fabian Espindola to the Vancouvar Whitecaps in exchange for General Allocation Money. Espindola, United’s lone Designated Player and best offensive threat over the...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Revolution Midseason Grades: Part One

With 20 games completed, we are just over the midway point of the MLS season. The New England Revolution had a turbulent first half of the year, but their trajectory finally looks clearer and brighter as we approach the dog days of summer. At this point of the season, it is time to evaluate the player and coaching performance from the first half. These grades take into account each...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Galaxy Look Sloppy In Win vs Seattle Sounders

The Los Angeles Galaxy played a sloppy game against the Seattle Sounders in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup. The Galaxy let up and early goal, but made up for it by equalizing shortly after. Their defense did not look in tune, as players such as Nigel de Jong returned to the pitch and needed to find rhythm. The Galaxy came back to score two goals in two minute to advance with...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Inter's Stevan Jovetic scores audacious backheel winner vs Real Salt Lake

Inter Milan are in the United States gearing up for the new Serie A season and picked up their first win of the summer by virtue of a brilliant backheel goal from Stevan Jovetic against Real Salt Lake. Inter and RSL were tied 1-1 in stoppage time when Jovetic plucked a ball out of the air with a deft first touch in the box, then turned and backheeled it through RSL goalkeeper Lalo...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I will be god of Manchester United

New Manchester United transfer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has never been known for his humility, and it looks like that trend will continue at Old Trafford. Retired footballer and legendary Red Devil Eric Cantona (known locally by fans as “King Eric”) recently made some remarks directed towards Ibrahimovic, who signed with the team earlier this month, affirming the royal pecking order...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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