SOCCER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Balotelli looks likely to return to Liverpool for pre-season

Striker Mario Balotelli appears likely to make a return to Liverpool from AC Milan for pre-season training.AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has intimated the Serie A club would not be making their loan deal for the mercurial Italian a permanent one.Balotelli is expected to exit the San Siro along with Alex, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Philippe Mexes as Milan look to reshape their...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Barca’s Dani Alves set to join Juventus; Mascherano expected to follow

Barca’s Dani Alves set to join Juventus; Mascherano expected to follow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com FC Barcelona’s long-serving full back Dani Alves looks poised to leave Camp Nou this summer after reports emerging that the Brazilian is close to joining Serie A champions Juventus on a three-year deal. The 33-year-old joined the Catalan club from Sevilla in a £15 million...
Via Soccerlens
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fernando Torres, Filipe Luís, Juanfran — Gamedayplus Episode 15 — adidas Football

The post Fernando Torres, Filipe Luís, Juanfran — Gamedayplus Episode 15 — adidas Football appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Check out this season's second episode of Chicago Fire All Access

Check out the second episode of the second season of Chicago Fire All Access.In this episode, the team helps out in the Chicagoland community, talks about
Via CSN Chicago
9 hours ago

Cellar dwelling Houston Dynamo, Owen Coyle decide to part ways

Coyle is best known for his time with Bolton, though that ended early in a Championship season after relegation. Houston is 3-7-2 this year.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLS Snapshot: Orlando City 2-2 Philadelphia Union

Both of Orlando City's goals were questionable at best, but it was enough to earn them a point at home.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fire hoping to build on Houston win

The Chicago Fire slogged through the first third of the season with just two wins, but the 1-0 win against Houston on Saturday offered some
Via CSN Chicago
11 hours ago

Have Real Madrid Found the Perfect Manager in Zinedine Zidane?

5 months ago, after Real Madrid sacked yet another manager in Rafa Benitez, club legend and Real Madrid Castilla manager Zinedine Zidane was promoted to the senior team, becoming their newest manager. While the expectations for a Real manager are usually near impossible to meet, the Frenchman has excelled at his new position so far. Finishing one point behind Barcelona for the La...
Via The Sports Journal
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steven Gerrard Could Leave the Los Angeles Galaxy for Liverpool Coaching Role

After signing an 18-month contract worth around $9 million for the Los Angeles Galaxy in January 2015, it looks as if Steven Gerrard could make an early exit back to England.  Reports from England claim that Gerrard is eyeing a coaching position at his boyhood club Liverpool.  The reports from English news outlet The Mirror claim that the Liverpool legend could be returning to...
Via The Sports Journal
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Fire All Access: Season 2, Episode 2

In the second episode of Chicago Fire All Access, the team helps out in the community, talks about finding comfort foods in Chicago and life on the road.
Via CSN Chicago
16 hours ago

Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco takes high road on Italy selection snub

Atomic Ant downplayed Italy coach Antonio Conte’s comment that there are consequences to playing in Major League Soccer.
Via Toronto Star
16 hours ago

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to confirm he will sign for Manchester United in tomorrow's press conference

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future could be decided in the next 24 hours, reports from Italy and England have revealed. The BBC has confirmed on Tuesday that the Sweden international could become Jose Mourinho's first summer signing. On Thursday, he will hold a press conference in the morning as part of the pre-EURO 2016 Swedish training camp […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chelsea owns trademark to 'Jose Mourinho' name, complicating Mourinho’s move to Manchester United

Over the past decade, a number of professional athletes and sports personnel have taken great lengths to obtain trademarks for their names. This has been done so they can capitalize on marketing opportunities for themselves before others can. Perhaps the most notable of these circumstances in recent memory was in 2014 when Johnny Manziel filed for a trademark on his nickname “Johnny...
Via The Comeback
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to training ahead of Champions League final

Earlier this week, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo limped off the field with a thigh injury and there were immediately some concerns about his fitness for this weekend’s Champions League Final. On Wednesday, Madrid fans learned some good news that will allow them to breath a sigh of relief. Per reports, Ronaldo returned to training and he appears on track to take the field for...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirlo and Giovinco’s exclusions from Italy squad are not an indictment on MLS

MLS fans and American soccer fans in general often take umbrage with every perceived slight against their leagues and how the sport is perceived on these shores. Take yesterday’s comments from Antonio Conte about his decision to leave out Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo from his Euro 2016 preliminary squad. “When you make a certain choice and go to play in certain leagues...
Via World Soccer Talk
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankee Stadium is killing New York City FC

There are no two ways about it. New York City FC’s meltdown on Sunday against the New York Red Bulls was one of the most embarrassing and least forgivable performances in MLS history. That NYCFC got blanked 7-0 at home in a derby is shocking enough, but the manner of the team’s capitulation only served to compound horrors. The Pigeons conceded four times from corner kicks –...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chelsea want 24-year-old, Abramovich asks staff to double Man Utd's offer

Chelsea want 24-year-old, Abramovich asks staff to double Man Utd's offer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is looking to sign a defender this summer and the Napoli centre back Kalidou Koulibaly is a target for the Blues. The highly rated defender has been a target for Manchester United as well. The Old Trafford outfit even submitted a bid for him...
Via Soccerlens
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Caleb Porter on injuries, preparing for the Chicago Fire

Porter talked after Tuesday's training about preparing for the Chicago Fire, where the Timbers play on Saturday, still looking for their first road win. He also talks about juggling the lineup as players go in and out with injuries and call-ups
Via The Oregonian
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury will affect 2016 Champions League Final

This injury won’t slow Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the greatest players the soccer world has ever seen. Ronaldo limped out of Real Madrid’s practice session Tuesday after colliding with reserve goalkeeper Kiko Casilla. The news sparked fears he might not play, or won’t be in peak shape, for Real Madrid when it takes on Atletico Madrid in the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pros and cons of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United

As I write this, the only thing we know for sure about Zlatan Ibrahimovic is that he’s played his last match for Paris Saint-German. Despite the fact that he’s 34, teams are lining up for the services of the talented Swedish striker. A few days ago, there were reports that he had overtures from China, MLS, La Liga and the Premier League. Things are different now, as Manchester...
Via 32 Flags
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Italy Euro 2016 Squad: no place for Pirlo or Balotelli, can they win the Euros?

Italy Euro 2016 Squad: no place for Pirlo or Balotelli, can they win the Euros? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com When it comes to major competitions, Italy always seem to be a force to be reckoned with regardless of form or personnel. The Azzurri will enter this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament quietly confidently after sailing through qualifying and boss Antonio Conte has announced...
Via Soccerlens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gianluigi Buffon surprised his biggest fan by getting a tattoo of his face

Fresh off one of his best ever seasons in a Juventus shirt, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had a surprise for his biggest fan.Italy and Juve superfan Gio names Buffon as his favorite ever player, even going so far as to ink a tattoo of the 38-year-old goalkeeper on his leg. As a reward for his fanaticism and loyalty, the legendary Italy captain planned an elaborate ruse. Gio was tricked...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Louis van Gaal couldn't remain at Manchester United

Just about every soccer manager tries to keep the job he has, but few have struggled so mightily only to fail in the end like Louis van Gaal. Manchester United dismissed van Gaal on Monday amid much fanfare, furor and intrigue. Van Gaal led the Red Devils to victory Sunday in the FA Cup final, but their first trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson retired as manager in 2013 wasn’t enough...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS Weekend Roundup: New York Derby Domination

Week 11 in the MLS sure brought some intensity. Between the New York derby and the CaliClasico, the MLS had its share of rivalry matches this week. The New York derby was a domination match, having one team outscoring the other 7-0. Read on to find out who won and what other teams in the MLS did. Chicago Fire 1-0 Houston Dynamo: The Chicago Fire earned a much needed point against...

Suarez in tears after injury, could miss Copa America

MADRID -- Luis Suarez' participation in the Copa America Centenario is in doubt after the Uruguay striker left Spain's Copa del Rey final with an apparent muscle injury and in tears on Sunday.Suarez is expected to undergo tests Monday to find out the extent of the right leg injury that forced him to limp off the pitch in the second half of the game against Sevilla at the Vicente...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jamie Goldberg recaps the Portland Timbers' 4-2 win against the Vancouver Whitecaps

Goldberg offers a recap of the Portland Timbers 4-2 win against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday from Providence Park.
Via The Oregonian
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why Spain is the favorite to win Euro 2016

Less than three weeks left until the beginning of Euro 2016, in which 24 best national teams of Europe will compete for the European title. Two previous titles went to Spain – the strongest team of the last decade, whose confusion at the 2014 World Cup does not negate the fact that Spain is still the dominant force in European football. Here are three reasons why Spain, no Germany...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal Transfer Rumours - Saturday Round-up: Alvaro Morata, Michael Carrick, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott

Arsenal attacking midfielder Alexis Sanchez is happy at the Emirates and will not leave during the summer transfer window, Chile legend Ivan Zamorano has revealed. - Read full article Arsenal are close to reaching an agreement with Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, Calciomercato.com has revealed. - Read full article Arsenal striker Theo Walcott will not […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. soccer announces 23-man roster for Copa America

The United States’ 23-man roster for next month’s Copa America Centenario was announced on Saturday, and as is typical for Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad, there were some notable omissions that will surely be talked about. GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan, Ethan Horvath, Tim Howard DEFENDERS: Matt Besler, Steve Birnbaum, John Brooks, Geoff Cameron, Timmy Chandler, Fabian Johnson, Michael...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United hires Jose Mourinho as manager

After an exhilarating FA Cup victory, Manchester United have decided to part way with current manager Louis Van Gaal and have appointed José Mourinho as manager effective for the 2016-17 season. THIS JUST IN: Jose Mourinho agrees to deal with Manchester United to be club's next manager. (via @ESPNFC) pic.twitter.com/x4eIAJb38R — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 21, 2016...
Via 32 Flags
4 days ago  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>


Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

How disallowed goals can change the course of NHL games

The five most disappointing MLB teams this season

QUIZ: Identify these NHL Hall of Famers by their nicknames

QUIZ: Name every winner of the Belmont Stakes since 1867

Sniping quotes highlight NHL conference finals animosity

QUIZ: Name every NBA franchise's original incarnation

The 15 biggest playoff upsets in NBA history

Cy Young Award contenders at the quarter mark of the season

QUIZ: Name the NHL franchises that have never won the Stanley Cup

How the goalies stack up in the Stanley Cup Conference Finals

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker