SOCCER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Real Salt Lake: Defense is keeping RSL competitive

Nick Rimando tracked the ball from D.C. United midfielder Luciano Acosta’s foot to Kofi Opare’s head. He bent his knees as Opare flicked a header in his direction and watched it bounce off the crossbar. That first-half stoppage time shot was D.C.’s last truly dangerous scoring opportunity in a 1-0 Real Salt Lake win Saturday. RSL logged its second consecutive clean sheet to...
Via Jazz Notes
3 hours ago

Live Q&A with Rapids interim general manager Padraig Smith

The Colorado Rapids are hosting a live Q&A with interim general manager Padraig Smith on YouTube, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Via The Denver Post
4 hours ago

End-to-end stuff: Borussia Dortmund

It’s a strange distinction, the selling club, because basically everyone is. Chelsea, United, City, Barcelona, Madrid, PSG, Bayern and (maybe) Juve. That’s the entire list of non-sellers. Certainly, there are various echelons of selling clubs. Liverpool are less likely to let their players go than Celta Vigo, but for the right price, the whole squad is available. Each summer...
Via RealGM - NBA
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carli Lloyd and Sam Kerr nominated for FIFA Women’s Player of the Year

Two-time winner of the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year award Carli Lloyd has been shortlisted for the third time for the Best FIFA Women’s Player of 2017. She will be joined in the nominations by Sky Blue FC forward and Australian national team player Sam Kerr. Lloyd is currently off the field due to a sprained ankle and has only scored one for the United States and one goal...
Via Excelle Sports
6 hours ago

Liverpool youngster hoping to prove Steven Gerrard right

Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold is hoping to live up to the expectations of club legend Steven Gerrard. Alexander-Arnold marked off his European debut on a good note by scoring a free kick for Liverpool in a Champions League qualification encounter against Hoffenheim on Tuesday as the Reds went on to prevail 2-1 in the match. […]
Via FutnSoccer
12 hours ago

Aston Villa fans apparently want 36-year-old to replace Steve Bruce

Some fans of Aston Villa appear to be calling for John Terry to be named manager of the club. The 36-year-old Terry signed a one year contract with the Villains this summer would rumors suggesting that he may be considering a career in management after hanging up his boots. The Villains have made a poor […]
Via FutnSoccer
13 hours ago

"They will be in the squad" - Arsene Wenger confirms two key players are back for Stoke

Shkodran Mustafi and Francis Coquelin will be in the squad to face Stoke City this weekend, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed. The Germany international will add depth to a defensive department that is missing key players like Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel Paulista. Per Mertesacker will also be back after the head injury suffered against Chelsea in […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
16 hours ago

MLS Snapshot: Montreal Impact 3-0 Chicago Fire

The three points move Montreal to within two points of the East's final playoff position.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
21 hours ago

No game-changing goals leading to dismal MLS season for LA Galaxy

"Goals change games" is a favorite Sigi Schmid aphorism. Winless in his three games in charge of the Galaxy so far - and having scored just one goal - Schmid has seen no game-changing moments from L.A. yet. And by this point, Schmid sounds as if he has given up on the notion that the personnel on the roster is capable of producing any with much regularity and admitted as much after...
Via LA Daily News
22 hours ago

Op-ed: A promise from the Colorado Rapids front office

The Rapids Way: An Evolution Who are we? What do we stand for? What do we want to achieve? These are perhaps the most important questions that any organization can ask itself, in large part because answering them truthfully requires complete honesty. It also requires committing to a strong set of values, acknowledging shortcomings, and perhaps most importantly, it requires looking...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Jose Mourinho has held meetings with Barcelona star to bring him to Manchester United

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has held meetings with Arda Turan to convince him to move to Old Trafford. The Peoples Person has claimed that the Portuguese has met with the player "on many occasions." The former Turkey international has been heavily linked with a move to the English Premier League in June. But just […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
1 day ago

Furious Cristiano Ronaldo responds to five-game ban

Real Madrid and Portugal star hits out over five-game ban for pushing referee.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

Carlo Ancelotti | Exclusive Interview (Teaser) | FC Bayern.tv live

The post Carlo Ancelotti | Exclusive Interview (Teaser) | FC Bayern.tv live appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
1 day ago

End-to-end stuff: Real Madrid

Real Madrid are the best team in the world and also kind of a drag. That first part doesn’t need justifying. Back-to-back Champions Leagues — one narrow win on penalties, one second-half blowout — and a Liga title run during which they were almost always either leaders or in second place with a game in hand speak for themselves. The second thing stems from what’s usually...
Via RealGM - NBA
1 day ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Cup: FC Cincinnati vs. NY Red Bulls: Bradley Wright-Phillips Second Goal – Aug. 15, 2017

The post U.S. Open Cup: FC Cincinnati vs. NY Red Bulls: Bradley Wright-Phillips Second Goal – Aug. 15, 2017 appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
1 day ago

Without Gylfi Sigurðsson, Swansea City will surely sink

Swansea City wasn’t going to hold on to Gylfi Sigurðsson forever. In fact, it’s almost unbelievable that they were able to hold on for as long as they did. Perhaps it’s that Icelandic midfielders—or Icelandic footballers in general—don’t often garner much attention. Maybe it’s that on a club like Swansea, a player like Sigurðsson could thrive without much pressure...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Bulls rally from 2 goals down to reach U.S. Open Cup final

New York will play for the championship on Sept. 20 against Sporting KC. CINCINNATI -- Bradley Wright-Phillips scored two of New York's three goals as the Red Bulls advanced to the U.S. Open Cup final with a 3-2 victory over FC Cincinnati on Tuesday night. New York will play for the championship on Sept. 20 against Sporting KC, which won on penalties...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

With big game against Toronto looming, Fire first face trip to Montreal

The Chicago Fire stormed through May and June without a loss in MLS play, but things have not gone as well lately. As a result
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Boston College Men’s Soccer Recap: Exhibition vs. NY Red Bulls II

Boston College men’s soccer got its season underway today, traveling to Whippany, New Jersey for an exhibition against NY Red Bulls II. While the 4-0 loss was not the result head coach Ed Kelly wanted to see, he said on bceagles.com that he believed that it was a good experience for the Eagles to play against the young pros of the Red Bulls. He also believed that BC battled well...
Via BC Interruption
1 day ago

Real Salt Lake back at it after hectic D.C. trip

After a nightmarish trip home from D.C. Sunday night, Real Salt Lake returned to training Tuesday. “We’re good,” Petke said. “It was a good session today. Got home real late. I think I got home at 5 [a.m.] to my house. But day off yesterday, they rested, and we’re starting preparation today for Montreal.” RSL team administrator Tim Weaver originally booked the team for...
Via Jazz Notes
2 days ago

Pablo Mastroeni out as head coach of Colorado Rapids

Amid a disappointing 2017 season, the Colorado Rapids have fired head coach Pablo Mastroeni. The Rapids are currently 6-12-14, better than only one team in the Western Conference. With only 12 games remaining in the season, a recovery that would make them playoff eligible seems unlikely. Mastroeni only had one successful season in his four-year career as a manager. In his first season...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago

Ashlyn Harris sports unisex style as she reveals new fashion campaign with Umbro

U.S. national team goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris is now showing American soccer fans how fashionable classic British sportswear can be on the field and off. On Tuesday, Umbro announced that Harris is officially their new brand ambassador who is bringing an innovative unisex style to the label. Harris has had fond memories of wearing Umbro during her childhood soccer days. “My first...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

Is there still Hope (Solo) for the U.S. women’s national team?

When you think about the greatest goalkeepers in women’s soccer, 36-year-old Hope Solo is usually at the forefront, even today. Solo has helped the U.S. women’s national team to two Olympic gold medals, a World Cup title and became the first woman to earn 100 international shutouts (102 to date.) While her resume isn’t hard to come by, keeping her playing in red, white and...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

End-To-End stuff: Barcelona

Along the way, a hijacking occurred or Barcelona became what they wanted to be. It’s easy to mock the Catalans for putting Qatar on their shirt and still claiming Més Que Un Club, but if their golden era and whatever you want to call Luis Enrique’s tenure has been a struggle between whatever ideals any massive, wealthy institution can have and the increasingly corrupt bureaucracy...
Via RealGM - NBA
2 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Soccer: Tracking U.S. internationals’ recent club performances

With Europe’s top domestic leagues finally back in season after a long summer hiatus, many of the United States’ top players are back on the pitch for their respective clubs.With the MLS inching closer and closer to playoff season, perhaps it’s time to take a look at some recent club performances from the United States’ best. Clint Dempsey The United States’ leading goal...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s not boo Neymar for being human and taking a chance

Over the past three years, Barcelona has been the pinnacle of footballing greatness. Beginning in 2014, Barça won the coveted and prestigious treble—Copa Del Rey, La Liga, and the Champions League. The next year, they’d go on to win the second Copa Del Rey and La Liga title in as many years. But, would fall short in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Last season was...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Olivier Giroud caps off thrilling comeback over Leicester City with late goal

Arsenal and Leicester City kicked off the 2017-18 English Premier League season on Friday, in a match that more than exceeded expectations.Leicester City came into the match as a big underdog, yet looked anything but, capitalizing on the few opportunities they were able to create. Leicester jumped out to a 2-1 and 3-2 lead, but seemed to tire as the match went on.And Arsenal was...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Manchester City set to win Premier League this season

With the 2017-18 English Premier League season set to begin on Friday, Chelsea enters the campaign faced with high expectations as defending champion. In the EPL, however, you need to continue to improve if you are to repeat as champion, or another team will snatch the glory for themselves. With the transfer window set to close in about three weeks’ time, one team has kept its...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven teams poised to challenge for the Premier League title

A year after Leicester City surprised everyone with a shocking championship run in the Premier League, the order of the high-powered teams was restored. Chelsea took the crown last season, book-ending Leicester City’s improbable title with two championships in the past three years. Can they repeat as champs? Or will familiar faces like Manchester City or Manchester United claim...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Coutinho to Barcelona: The Question is When, not If

Philippe Coutinho is one of the world’s best playmakers. Over the past few years at Liverpool since moving for a bargain fee of 8 million pounds from Inter Milan, Coutinho has quickly become one of the crowd favorites in front of the Kop, and for good reason. The Little Magician, as he is widely referred to, can do everything. his dribbling and control abilities make him a nightmare...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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