Coach Rodgers speaks top the press following the 3-0 loss at Anfield in the hands of Real Madrid in the Champions League:
“I actually thought we started the game very well – we were aggressive in our pressing and passing and we were coping very well. Then in that period after they got the first goal through to half-time, we conceded a disappointing first goal and then the other...
Champions League day 3: Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid
In a matter of 30 minutes, Real Madrid outclassed Liverpool. Cristiano Ronaldo tied Raul’s record for most goals in Champions League and Benzema added two more to seal the win.
Coach Ancelotti speaks ahead of a busy weekend!
We’re in good form and in good shape: focused and playing really well. We go into the Clásico in great...
Champions League – day 3: Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal
In the last two minutes of the game, Arsenal found twice the net and bring back an improbable win. Coach Wenger reflects on the tough match:
on whether it was a nice end to his birthday…
It’s a nice end to a game. We played against an Anderlecht team that played very well. [They were] well organised, very focused, very quick...
The IMG agency has agreed a deal to market and distribute the global media rights to Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer properties for the next eight years.
The contract, from 2015 to 2022, includes MLS and US men’s and women’s national team matches played on American soil; as well as qualifying games for two Fifa World Cup cycles. It excludes media rights within the US and...
2-0 Didier Drogba’s first goal with Chelsea since the Final of the Champions League 2012 against Bayern Munich
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Champions League – FC Barcelona 3-1 Ajax
Coach Luis Enrique reacts:
“Generally I liked the game. “We were very much the better team in the first half. There were ten minutes when they could have got back into it, but they were ten very isolated minutes … We ended up winning deservedly. We were much more powerful than our opponent.”
“We were more powerful than our opponent”...
Champions League – Chelsea 6-0 Maribor
Coach Jose Mourinho reacts:
‘I told the players before the game that the best way to respect opponents who, in theory, are not as good as you are, and don’t have the same potential as you, is to play at your maximum level,’ explained the Portuguese.
‘It’s not to play a second team, or play with a lack of concentration, it’s to...
Anderlecht – Arsenal 2014/15 Champions League day 3
As Szczesny is suspended and second GK David Ospina is injured, the 22 yo. third Arsenal Goalkeeper will start in Belgium.
Coach Wenger previews:
“He is two years older now and has a good experience. He has grown in stature as well.
“I am extremely confident, because he has experience from [a loan spell at] Sheffield...
Sunderland player Santiago Vergini gratified us with a beautiful right footed shot into to the net… Well it was his own net and said it all for Sunderland which eventually got destroyed 8-0 at Southampton.
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Aguero’s 4 goals against Tottenham – his reactions:
Arsenal save a point against Hull
A crazy finish at Queens Park Rangers – Steven Gerrard reacts:
Cesc Fabregas speaks about Chelsea victory at Crystal Palace:
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LA Galaxy 2-2 Seattle Sounders
Reactions from both side:
Coach Arena – LA
“For 65 minutes or so, we had real good control of the game and we should have done a better job protecting a two-goal lead, no question about it.I thought we looked a bit sluggish after the 60th minute or so, and after [we scored] that second goal, we kind of turned it off a little bit, which is a little...
Liga BBVA – Barcelona 3-0 Eibar
8 games – 7 wins and 1 draw for 22 goals scored and no goals conceded…
Coach FC Barcelona Luis Enrique:
“The team can never be in a situation where we can’t improve – we always want more. Tonight all the players put in a good performance – you don’t get a second half like that without the intensity we showed before the break”.
English Premier League – Manchester City 4-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Coach City Manuel Pellegrini reacts:
“First of all when we win a game it is not just because of one or two players. I think the whole team had a good performance.
“Of course when you score four goals as Kun did today or make as many saves as Joe Hart it is very important for our team. But it isn’t fair not to...
Liga BBVA – Levante 0-5 Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo socred another brace and now record 15 goals after 8 games played which the most ever in la Liga. Coach Real Madrid Carlo Ancelotti reacts:
“It was a difficult game to prepare and we did well, showing discipline and focus. Now we have time to recover and prepare well for the match on Wednesday. We’re on a good run and the...
Bayern Munich 6-0 Werder Bremen
Captain Lahm scored a brace as well as Götze while Müller scored 1 goal and delivered 3 assists.
Reactions after the game:
Pep Guardiola: ”It’s always a little tough after international breaks but we played well. Our attitude, organisation and transitions were good. It was much easier once we scored the first goal. It’s another three points...
English Premier League – Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea
Coach Jose Mourinho speaks about the win and the perfect 7-1-0 start to the season
‘The way we imposed our game pleases me most. I said yesterday they are better than us in the way they play their game. If you come here and don’t impose your game you have no chance.
‘The only chance is to impose your game and from minute...
English Premier League :Arsenal 2-2 Hull City
Danny Welbeck equalized during the added time to avoid Arsenal a disappointing home defeat. Arsnal is now 11 points behind Chelsea after just 8 weeks of action.
Arsenal coach Wenger expresses his opinion on the game:
on the match…
It was a disappointing afternoon because we got a point but we had 80 per cent possession. It is a very...
Bitoon Games just launched a brand new game to be played on smartphone and tablets:
Kicks Football Warriors
Short and compelling shooting and saving gameplay combined with attractive aesthetics. Engaging and thrilling real-time multiplayer mode. Single player challenge based career mode with adjusted progression experience.
3d high-definition. Urban distinctive...
A panel of experts form the journal Telegraph in the UK has listed the 100 Barclay’s Premier League greatest players since the creation of the league in 1992.
While a lot of controversy remains for the top 2 spots between Ryan Giggs (632 games, 109 goals, record Premier League 271 assists and 13 titles) and Thierry Henry (record 175 goals with Arsenal).
Manchester United rank with...
It was exactly 10 years ago that the fantastic record ended… A 49 games unbeaten run between 2003 and 2004 with 36 wins and 13 draws. A total 121 points out of 147 points possible earned; with 33 different players and 112 goals scored. Thierry Henry was the most used player but also the most prolific with 39 goals and 19 assists. Robert Pires was second with 23 and 9.
Dutch brewing company Heineken has agreed a long-term partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) to become the North American football league’s official beer.
The deal is effective from January 2015, when Heineken will replace rival brand Budweiser as the MLS’s beer partner. Terms were not disclosed
The company will benefit from strong visibility during national broadcast matches...
Euro 2016 Qualifiers – Denmark 0-1 Portugal (Cristiano Ronaldo 90+4)
Post game talks:
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal forward
You need a bit of intelligence in your movements, and I know Quaresma and knew more or less where he would put the ball, so I moved towards the near post. Because they’re all very tall players – and when it’s a hard cross it’s very difficult to win...
The Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer announced today that they will launch stand-alone USL PRO teams, Portland Timbers 2 and Seattle Sounders 2. “T2” and “S2”, as they will be known, become the seventh and eighth new franchises announced for the 2015 season. The Cascadia rivals will join the highly successful LA Galaxy II – who reached the...
Euro 2016 Qualifiers – Germany 1-1 Ireland
Post game reactions:
John O’Shea, Republic of Ireland defender
“It was a very special moment. We have a fantastic spirit, we didn’t want to come off having lost with people thinking we just did OK. At half-time the manager said, ‘If we do go behind we will get the chances.’ When Wes Hoolahan came on we played some fantastic passes...
Seattle Sounders FC announced today the launch of Sounders FC 2, a USL PRO team that will begin operations in 2015 at Starfire Sports. The team, known as S2, will operate under the management of Sounders FC and the Sounders Community Trust, an unprecedented, fan-owned organization that will hold a 20-percent interest in the team.
With an emphasis on development and community, Sounders...