SOCCER RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: Portland Timbers defender Alvas Powell: 'We have to focus'

Powell talks about preparing to play the Seattle Sounders for the second time in eight days.
Via The Oregonian
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

What you need to know about the Champions League draw

The 24 teams vying for 2016-17 European glory were placed into their groups Thursday as UEFA had its draw for the 2016 Champions League season. Who are the teams that will look to replicate the drama Spanish giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid displayed in May when the group stage begins this September? There are the obvious teams that will emerge, but we take a look at the few...
Via Yardbarker
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Portland Timbers defender Vytas talks about playing the Seattle Sounders

Vytas talks about the Timbers' match on Sunday against the Sounders and about the final stretch of the MLS regular season.
Via The Oregonian
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids: Projected Lineups

  After our game preview, here are BSN Rapids’ projected starting XI for each team leading up to Friday’s rivalry bout in Utah. Projected Lineups: Colorado Rapids 4-2-3-1 Goalkeeper: Tim Howard Defense (left to right): Marc Burch, Axel Sjoberg, Bobby Burling, Eric Miller Midfield: Sam Cronin, Dillon Powers, Shkelzen Gashi Forwards: Dominique Badji (Marco Pappa), Kevin Doyle...
Via BSN Denver
4 hours ago

By losing now, USWNT may ensure more wins later

If you accept that the objective of playing is to win, then it follows that the failure to win a tournament is a failure to accomplish anything at all. The United States women’s national team fell well short of a fourth-consecutive Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro, crashing out against Sweden on penalties in the quarterfinals, and didn’t reach the semifinals of a major tournament...
Via The Comeback
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rookies Shine in Victory at Columbus

With the recent signings the Philadelphia Union have made in this most recent transfer window, it’s abundantly clear that they are preparing themselves for a true playoff run. But last night against the Columbus Crew, it was the young guns from the 2016 MLS SuperDraft that proved to be the x-factor in a crucial victory […] Philadelphia Union: Rookies Shine in Victory at Columbus...
Via Section215
10 hours ago

Chelsea Transfer Rumours - Wednesday Round-up: Alessio Romagnoli, James Rodriguez, Juan Cuadrado

Chelsea are in talks to sign Real Madrid striker James Rodriguez, Sport-English.com has revealed. - Read full article Chelsea attacking midfielder Marko Marin has left the club to join Olympiakos in Greece. - Read full article Negotiations for the transfer of Chelsea attacking midfielder Juan Cuadrado to Juventus will resume today or tomorrow, Calciomercato.it has […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cyle Larin scores 30th career goal but Orlando City Falls to Toronto FC

ORLANDO (AP) -- Jozy Altidore scored in the 86th minute, Sebastian Giovinco had two assists and Toronto FC beat Orlando City 2-1 on Wednesday night.Toronto (12-7-7) won its sixth game during a seven-game unbeaten streak and moved past New York City FC atop the Eastern Conference.Altidore slipped behind the defense and tapped a feed from Giovinco past goalkeeper Joe Bendik near the...
Via Associated Press
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Soccer hands Solo six month suspension for Olympic comments

Before Ryan Lochte got himself into trouble at the Olympics, Hope Solo was at the center of her own self-inflicted controversy in Rio de Janeiro. And we’re not even talking about her Zika virus jokes. Following the U.S. women’s soccer team’s stunning quarterfinal loss against Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Solo said USA “lost to a bunch of cowards,” among other...
Via NESN.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

USL player who used slur towards Robbie Rogers suspended

LA Galaxy fullback Robbie Rogers is still the only openly gay player in MLS three years after he came out. He’s had issues with knee injuries this season, and while rehabbing, he recently played for LA’s USL club to help get him back up to game speed. While playing against the Orange County Blues, one of their players repeatedly called him “queer”, as he posted in a lengthy...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bastian Schweinsteiger is hinting at a move to MLS

Could Bastian Schweinsteiger be the next superstar to make the jump to Major League Soccer?The 32-year-old almost certainly appears on the move somewhere, having been frozen out at Manchester United by new boss Jose Mourinho. And on Wednesday, Schweinsteiger told his fans via Twitter that United will be his last club in Europe.Though Schweinsteiger vows to keep fighting for his place...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Is DeAndre Yedlin's transfer to Newcastle a good move?

DeAndre Yedlin is officially a Newcastle United player. The American right back completed his transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to the Magpies, ending a two-year stint at White Hart Lane, where he spent almost all of it out on loan.It's no surprise that Yedlin left Spurs. It has looked inevitable all summer. The 23-year-old never broke through at Tottenham, spending 1 1/2 of his two...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

When should Manchester United fire Jose Mourinho

Caution: The content/takes in this post are extremely hot. Proceed at your own discretion.  Let’s call a spade a spade here. The Manchester United-Jose Mourinho relationship is going to end when United eventually fire him. Maybe they’ll say it was by “mutual consent” but if history is any guide, their working partnership will end sometime in the year 2019. If we’re still...
Via 32 Flags
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arsene Wenger makes contact to sign Manchester United man but Jose Mourinho says no to the transfer

Arsenal have reportedly expressed an interest in signing Manchester United defender Phil Jones but manager Jose Mourinho made it clear that he doesn't want to sell players to one of his rivals. The Gunners desperately need to add a new central defender before the end of the summer transfer window. Attempts to sign Napoli's Kalidou […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

CCL Update: Vancouver seizes control; FC Dallas in Nicaragua tonight

Vancouver worked SKC 3-0 on Tuesday night, using a pair of goals from Cristian Techera and a goal and assist from Erik Hurtado.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arsene Wenger sends his scouts on a mission ahead of £26million move for international striker

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has sent one of his scouts to monitor Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani. The Algeria international was in action against Pacos Ferreira last Saturday and according to Record, an Arsenal scout was spotted at the Estadio da Mata Real. West Bromwich Albion are also interested in the 28-year-old according to reports […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal Transfer News: Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez Latest Gunners Target?

Arsenal has yet to make a major splash in the transfer market to address its need at striker and the back four on defense. However, the Gunners’ push for more goal scoring before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month might come via Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, who reportedly is a target of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Mundo Deportivo is reporting Arsenal...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

D.C. United release new, very detailed stadium renderings

D.C. United has released new renderings of its future stadium at Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington, D.C. The venue, which is slated to open in
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for Brazil, and how far can Neymar take the team?

It couldn’t have been more perfect, having Neymar take the final penalty that would win Brazil its first gold medal in Olympic history. The man whom so much is asked by his country was the one to deliver for it. The match against Germany on Saturday became a nationwide therapy session when Neymar sent Timo Horn the wrong way. While nothing will likely ever erase the now infamous...
Via 32 Flags
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Liam Ridgewell on Timbers loss at Seattle: 'We're still confident'

The Portland Timbers lost 3-1 at the Seattle Sounders on Sunday. Ridgewell talks about the loss and what's next for the Timbers.
Via The Oregonian
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLS Snapshot: Seattle Sounders 3-1 Portland Timbers (video)

The game in 100 words (or less):It was everything you’d want from a rivalry match, except for the lack of goals in the opening half. The second half, however, saw chances galore from the Cascadia rivals. Clint Dempsey has made it a habit of scoring in this historic rivalry, and the U.S. Men’s National Team […]
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago  |  Discuss

AC Milan have one hope: Carlos Bacca

AC Milan haven't been very active in the transfer window this summer, but the best piece of business they did was holding on to Carlos Bacca. He's the best player they have, and his hat trick against Torino in Milan's opener only serves to highlight that their hopes rest entirely on their star striker.In their 3-2 opening win. Bacca scored with every single one of his shots on target...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Sporting KC snaps road winless streak, defeats Vancouver 2-0

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Benny Feilhaber scored and assisted on Jacob Peterson's goal in Sporting Kansas City's 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night. Peterson redirected a shot by Nuno Coelho -- off a corner by Feilhaber -- into the net from the center of the 6-yard box in the 39th minute. After Peterson drew a foul on Fraser Aird, Feilhaber's first penalty kick...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is the next Leicester City? Premier League Week 2 predictions and long shots

The English Premier League heads into its second week with the surprising upset of recently promoted Hull City celebrating a resounding 2-1 victory of current champion Leicester City still fresh. The cream of the crop (Manchester United, City, Liverpool) all won in their 2016 debuts in Week 1 while the middle of the pack (Everton, Tottenham, Stoke) have some work to do, coming...
Via Yardbarker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Changes coming to UEFA Champions League in two years

After plenty of scuttlebutt surrounding the creation of a possible European Super League earlier on this year, negotiations for the format of the UEFA Champions League took on a different tone. And now, it appears that the power Europe’s most powerful clubs have has given them a boost, which will see a major change in the qualifying format for the Champions League. 32 teams will...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Sergio Aguero net a hat trick in Champions League game

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero did something in Tuesday’s Champions League match against FC Steaua București that not too many soccer players have been able to accomplish: He scored three goals, yet managed to miss not one, but two penalty kicks as well. He scored his first goal in the 40th minute, sneaking one in before the half. Here’s what the hat trick looked like...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the USWNT go after disastrous Olympics

Now that it’s been an entire weekend since the USWNT were eliminated by Sweden in the Rio Olympics Quarterfinal, it’s finally a time to have a rational look at the team to determine why they lost and where they go from here and if we learned some things on the way. While it seemed like everybody else was falling all over themselves to have the hottest of hot takes in the minutes...
Via 32 Flags
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why its shocking loss in Rio might be what the USWNT needed

The U.S. Women's National Team were shocked on Friday afternoon in a dramatic 4-3 penalty kick shootout loss against Sweden, which resulted in the U.S. missing out on (at least) the semifinals of the Olympic Games for the first time in history. Before diving into what went wrong or what is potentially wrong with the team in the bigger picture, it's important to contextualize and...
Via Yardbarker
10 days ago  |  Discuss

As promised, BBC’s Gary Lineker started the new season of Match of the Day in his undies

Last season when Leicester City was in the midst of what would become an unlikely championship season in the English Premier League, BBC Sport Match of the Day host Gary Lineker was rather skeptical of the Foxes’ chances to win the title. After Leicester City’s win over Chelsea last December, Lineker was so confident that he made a rather bold promise on Twitter: YES! If...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Messi makes return to Argentina ending seven-week retirement

Lionel Messi is coming back to complete his unfinished business with Argentina’s national team. In fact, it’s just like he never left. The soccer superstar announced Friday in a press release that he’ll continue playing for Argentina, according to ESPN’s Jorge Ramos. Messi said he decided to end his retirement that never was after seven weeks and without missing a single...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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