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Louis van Gaal: Injury update on Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo and Bastian Schweinsteiger

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says defender Phil Jones has returned to full training as he edges closer to a return. The 23-year-old is expected to miss Sunday's away game at Chelsea with midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger also ruled out. Long-term absentee Luke Shaw was picked by the Dutchman in his Europa League squad but […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
40 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Arsene Wenger: Injury update on Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky's new injury worry

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that midfielder Tomas Rosicky will be ruled out for a "long time". The Czech international made his long-awaited comeback in the FA Cup against Burnley but his returned only lasted for a few minutes. His contract expires in the summer and it is unlikely that his contract will be […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
41 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Altidore scores late to lift USMNT over Canada

Jozy Altidore provided the perfect conclusion to the United States' extended training camp by nodding home a late winner to secure a 1-0 victory over Canada on Friday night.Altidore decided this labored affair a minute before time to extend the American unbeaten run over Canada to 17 matches. Michael Bradley picked out late substitute Ethan Finlay on the left and played him into...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Jose Mourinho, Manchester United In Talks Over Manager’s Job

Jose Mourinho might realize his Manchester United dream this summer. Manchester United has opened talks with Mourinho’s representatives over him becoming the club’s manager after this season, The BBC’s Dan Roan and Simon Stone reported Friday. Mourinho reportedly would jump at the chance to replace Louis van Gaal, who would leave two years into his expected three-year tenure...
Via NESN.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

USMNT are big favorites against Canada

The United States Men’s National Team end their stay in Carson, California as they face Canada in a friendly before focusing on World Cup Qualifiers, coming up next month. After coming off a dramatic 3-2 win over Iceland USMNT should, the United States will make two changes to the now 24-man roster as defenders Brad Evans and Michael Orozco will be released back to their clubs...
Via 32 Flags
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Happy birthday, Neymar and Ronaldo!

Cristiano Ronaldo is 31 today while Neymar celebrates his 24th birthday – but how does he compare with the Portuguese… The post Happy birthday, Neymar and Ronaldo! appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

USWNT players angry after lawsuit discloses personal information

Members of the U.S. Women’s National Team are not happy after a lawsuit filed by U.S. Soccer against their union was released to the public without their personal information redacted. Player’s home addresses and email addresses were left uncensored in the 217 page document . Veteran midfielder Megan Rapinoe expressed her frustration to the New York Times: “Naturally...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wenger lauds Chelsea star, comments on his potential move to Arsenal

Wenger lauds Chelsea star, comments on his potential move to Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that John Terry is a great player but the Gunners will not be signing him at the end of his contract. Wenger was questioned by the press on whether he would like to sign the Chelsea legend like he did with Petr Cech. The Arsenal manager...
Via Soccerlens
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stuart Holden turned a raw deal into a positive as he enters retirement

Stuart Holden is the kind of player who would serve as a cautionary tale among professional athletes. In his entire career, he didn’t do anything wrong and had the potential to be a superstar of U.S. Soccer. Circumstances beyond Holden’s control effectively ended his playing career. Holden officially retired on Wednesday, after years of constant injuries to his knees and legs...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ibrahimovic carries PSG to new Ligue 1 unbeaten record

PARIS -- Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored again as Paris Saint-Germain beat Lorient 3-1 on Wednesday to set a new French league record of 33 league games unbeaten.After creating the opening goal for strike partner Edinson Cavani early in the first half, Ibrahimovic grabbed his league-leading 20th of the season shortly after the break as PSG eclipsed the record set by Nantes 21 years ago...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stuart Holden announces retirement from Soccer

Stuart Holden, a man who has played 25 games for the United States Men’s National Team, has announced his retirement from the USMNT and soccer in general. Holden, who is now 30-years old, announced his retirement on February 3 in a retirement letter posted on U.S. Soccer’s official website. Holden, who just became a father this week, has been on the pitch since 2005 when he first...

Bayern boss denies Arturo Vidal alcohol problems, defends Guardiola

Bayern Munich director of sport Mathias Sammer has threatened legal action over reports Arturo Vidal has an alcohol problem and defended Pep Guardiola’s decision to coach Manchester City next season. The worst kept secret in football was confirmed on Monday when the 45-year-old Guardiola announced he will replace Manuel Pellegrini at City in a deal reportedly worth more than ...
Via World Soccer Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Beckham bends busy schedule to be a good samaritan

It would have made a good story for cycle response paramedic Catherine Maynard had David Beckham never returned. As she was tending to an elderly man who had fallen on a chilly London street on Tuesday, the soccer icon just so happened to walk by before getting in his car and driving off. It would have made for a fun anecdote to take back to the station. “All of a sudden, I...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Manchester City: Pellegrini out, Guardiola in

With securing highly coveted manager, Pep Guardiola, Manchester City means business. In a surprise announcement, current manager, Manuel Pellegrini, disclosed his decision to part ways with the club at the end of the season during a press conference on Monday. It seemed to be a normal  discussion of the previous game at Sunderland and injury news until he dropped the bomb. Over...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Guus Hiddink on John Terry's decision, Pato, Watford and Willian's fitness level

Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink says the Blues will not underestimate Watford when they take on the Hornets tonight. The Blues have rediscovered their best form under the Dutchman as they continue their quest to finish in the Top Four. And they will be determined to take all three points from Vicarage Road. "Watford have […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pep's arrival will inspire coaches, says Martinez

Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes the arrival of Pep Guardiola in the Premier League will inspire coaches up and down the country.The Bayern Munich and former Barcelona boss will take over from Manchester City's Manuel Pellegrini this summer and his fellow Catalan believes it will only produce positive results."Pep Guardiola is one the best managers in world football - the...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mourinho gives backing to FIFA candidate Infantino

Jose Mourinho has given his backing to Fifa presidential candidate Gianni Infantino, who has reaffirmed his desire to explore staging a World Cup in multiple countries.Uefa general secretary Infantino is one of five hopefuls seeking to replace Sepp Blatter as the head of world football's governing body at an extraordinary congress on February 26.Former Porto, Chelsea, Inter and...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Carrick: The underrated one

Underrated, unappreciated, belittled and unnoticed. These are four words associated with Manchester United’s midfield Maestro Michael Carrick. Modern day central midfielders are classified into two different categories; Central Attacking Midfield (CAM)or Central Defensive Midfield (CDM). Michael Carrick however, falls into the category of what I’d like to call an astute Central...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pep Guardiola To Coach Manchester City, Replace Manuel Pellegrini After 2015-16 Season

At long last, Manchester City has its man in Pep Guardiola. Manchester City announced in a statement Monday that Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini as manager after the 2016-17 season. The confirmation of one of soccer’s worst-kept secrets concludes a years’-long chase for Guardiola, whom is widely considered the top coach in the soccer world. 19 – Pep Guardiola has...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pep Guardiola to take over as manager of Manchester City

Pep Guardiola, who is currently the manager of Bayern Munich, will finally make his long-anticipated move to England and become the manager of Manchester City July 1, signing a three-year agreement. Guardiola replaces Manuel Pellegrini, who has been the team’s manager since starting in 2013. The club issued a statement, that said: Manchester City can confirm that in recent...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chelsea will not renew John Terry’s contract

John Terry’s 19 year career with Chelsea will come to an end this season as it was revealed that Chelsea will not renew Terry’s contract. It is the latest sign in the current revamp of Chelsea FC, who is currently struggling in the bottom half of the Premier League table. Terry will leave as one of the best defenders in English National Team and Chelsea history. In 477 appearances...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameiro leads Sevilla to victory over Levante in La Liga

BARCELONA, Spain --Kevin Gameiro scored an early opener before setting up a second goal to lead Sevilla to a 3-1 win over bottom-side Levante in the Spanish league on Sunday.Sevilla's 10th straight league victory at Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium provisionally lifted it into fifth place, while Levante stayed two points from safety.Gameiro scored less than a minute into the match when the...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hiddink says Chelsea is acquiring Matt Miazga from Red Bulls

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink says the club is in the process of acquiring 20-year-old defender Matt Miazga from Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls.Speaking at a news conference Friday, Hiddink said, ''He will be one of the squad members for the rest of the season, a young guy stepping up to the national team,'' according to Chelsea's website.Hiddink added that ''if you have...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

USMNT needs to show future is bright in upcoming friendlies

Earlier this month 23 players from around the globe (okay, mostly the United States) gathered in Carson, Cal. for the annual tradition that is the January camp for the United State men’s national team. However, unlike other camps this one has an eye on the future of the game. It should, as both the U-23 qualifying playoff for the Rio Olympics and World Cup qualifying for 2018...
Via 32 Flags
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Gonzalo Higuain Is A World Class Striker

The time has come to add a new name to the list that includes such names as Robert Lewandowski, Zlatan Ibrahimovich, Luis Suarez, and Sergio Aguero. That name is  Gonzalo Higuain. On the verge of having the best season of his career and potentially “rewrit[ing] the Serie A history books,” the French-born Argentine has established himself as a world-class striker that has several...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Tim Howard, MLS in talks about transfer from Everton

Tim Howard could be coming home soon. Howard is in talks over a potential transfer from Everton to Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids, NBC’s Joe Prince-Wright reported Tuesday, and ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle reported Wednesday, citing sources with knowledge of the situation. If the move comes to fruition, Howard would end his European soccer career after 13 years and return stateside...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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