According to reports, the Portuguese coach has decided who will be his no. 1 for the upcoming season.
Although he has enjoyed his spot as Chelsea's no. 1 for a decade, Petr Cech now finds his position not as secure as he previously thought.
The emergence of young Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois while on loan with Atletico Madrid has impressed Blues coach Jose Mourinho enough to bring him back to Stamford Bridge.
Following his side's pre-season win over Real Sociedad, in whith Courtois... Read the rest of the article »
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Player of the Tournament, Lionel Messi, is not among Europe’s three best footballers, according to the 2014 UEFA Best Player shortlist.
Arjen Robben, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer: these are the three players who have topped UEFA’s 10-man shortlist after journalists from the confederation’s 54 member associations voted. Last season, CR7 opted to miss the event to feature in a charity match for Real Madrid. This month, the Portuguese superstar may get his hands on the prize for the very first time.
He has been... Read the rest of the article »
In his second season since his return to Chelsea, Jose Mourinho is feeling good about their upcoming campaign.
Now in his second spell with Chelsea, Jose Mourinho is feeling quite confident about the squad he has at his disposal.
Last season, the former Real Madrid and Inter boss was oftentimes quick to downplay his team's title challenges, even going as far as to famously describe them as "little horses".
Well, now, it appears that the so-called little horses... Read the rest of the article »
While USMNT have plummeted to 18th place, the 2010 World Cup champions Spain have made advancements in their road to reclaiming the number one spot from Germany
The latest Fifa world ranking has been released and European giants Germany retains their number one spot. The 2014 World Cup champions leapfrogged the 2010 champions Spain in the July rankings after beating Argentina 1-0 in the final at the famous Maracana stadium, and see their spot at the summit remain untouched.
The runners-up from the tournament in Brazil, Lionel Messi’s Argentina... Read the rest of the article »
Clint Dempsey and Seattle Sounders visit Real Salt Lake this Saturday, August 16, at 2:30pm ET on NBCSN; Houston Dynamo host Philadelphia Union this Friday, August 15, at 9pm ET
NBCSN presents two Major League Soccer games this weekend beginning Friday, August 15 at 9 p.m. ET, when the Houston Dynamo host the Philadelphia Union, and continuing this Saturday, August 16 at 2:30 p.m. ET with Real Salt Lake hosting the Seattle Sounders.
The Dynamo, featuring recently acquired USMNT veteran DaMarcus Beasley, face Philadelphia. Saturday is a match between the top two... Read the rest of the article »
Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals the reason why he put on a Spider-Man mask after scoring against Bayern Munich in the DFL-Supercup
The rivalry between Bundesliga's top two clubs, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, is one of the biggest in the world of football, let alone Germany. There is thus no surprise as to why scoring in one of these games can be a special moment for any player.
But for 25-year-old striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, it was a far more unforgettable moment.
The speedy Gabonese attacker registered... Read the rest of the article »
The EPL kicks off this weekend, watch all your favorite matches live on Match day 1 from August 16 to August 18 as LiveSoccerTV brings you a comprehensive view of the full broadcast schedule, live online stream and TV listings.
English Premier League fans have to wait no more with what promises to be a very exciting 2014-2015 season is set to kick off this Saturday. Man United who put forth a very disappointing title defense last season will contest against Swansea City in the opening fixture. Ironically David Moyes’ journey with the Red Devils began with a 4-1 victory over the Swans on the opening fixture last season... Read the rest of the article »
The French star has become the latest high profile player to retire from international football this summer.
Following this year's World Cup, a slew of stars have opted to say adieu to the world of international football, largely to focus more on club commitments.
So far, the summer has seen players like Germany's Miroslav Klose and Philipp Lahm, Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba, England's Steven Gerrard, Spain's Xavi, Xabi Alonso, and David Villa among others.
And now Franck Ribery has opted... Read the rest of the article »
The D.C. United striker receives a two-game suspension from MLS Disciplinary Committee.
This hasn’t been an ordinary week for D.C. United’s striker Eddie Johnson. D.C. didn’t have the best performance last Saturday against Real Salt Lake as they ended up losing 3-0. In the heat of the match, Johnson deliberately hit the ball at RSL’s defender Carlos Salcedo, getting away with a yellow card only.
After the match, diverse reactions from the fans followed... Read the rest of the article »
Fans will have to wait longer to see Manchester United's new signing in action, as he will not be able to feature for another couple of weeks.
Earlier this summer, Manchester United raised a few eyebrows when they shelled out £30 million for their latest signing.
The reason? The player costing such a hefty sum is 19-year-old defender Luke Shaw, who only just began his professional career three years ago with Southampton. Indeed, so costly was his signing and subsequent wage packet that Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho, who enjoys... Read the rest of the article »
USMNT youngster will be joining the Spurs for a reported transfer fee of $4m.
A deal has finally been agreed between Seattle Sounders and English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspurs for USMNT player DeAndre Yedlin, as it was just confirmed by both clubs via their Twitter accounts and websites. Sources report that the transfer fee agreed for the defender was $4m while the lenght of the contract hasn't been disclosed yet.
After excellent performances coming on... Read the rest of the article »
NBC Sports Group and Uber Offer Free Rides in Premier League Team-Branded Mini Cooper Countrymans August 14 – 17 in Celebration of the 2014-15 BPL Season Kick Off
More Than 3 Million YouTube Views for “The Return of Coach Lasso”; Coverage Debuts Saturday, August 16 at 7 AM ET on NBCSN with Manchester United v. Swansea City.
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2014-15 Premier League season kicks off three days from today, on Saturday, August 16. Coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Manchester United... Read the rest of the article »
Carlos Bustos’ team has only won two matches following a contingency plan created by the owner, Jorge Vergara
Crisis clouds appear to be over Guadalajara’s favorite team after their Copa MX defeat yesterday. The red, white and blue team wasn’t able to defeat Coras Tepic, marking their fourth straight defeat. To make matters worse, Coras Tepic is subsidized by Guadalajara, and plays in the Ascenso MX.
Teams that have defeated Chivas include Bayern Munich, Milan and Pachuca. During this run... Read the rest of the article »
Gustavo Matosas’s team will have a busy schedule this semester, including a visit to Barcelona’s Camp Nou for the Joan Gamper trophy
León, the reigning back-to-back champion in Mexico, have been informed they won’t be traveling to Belize in their CONCACAF Champions League run. Instead, they will have to make a trip to Costa Rica, where they will face Herediano.
After reviewing the Belmopan Bandits stadium in Belize, CONCACAF announced the team’s disqualification from the tournament, given that there is... Read the rest of the article »
After this announcement, Mexico will only have to fill in the friendly matches for October, which will be held in their country.
Mexico’s football federation (FMF) confirmed via a press release El Tri will be playing in Europe for the first time since 2010.
The Mexican side, one of the most underrated during the past World Cup in Brazil, starts the new four year term playing against The Netherlands, in a match to be held at the world famous Amsterdam Arena, home of AFC Ajax, on November 12th. After this, Miguel... Read the rest of the article »
Piatti was recently signed by Impact under the Designated Player scheme.
Montreal Impact signed Ignacio Piatti with the hopes of improving their performance in a season that has turned into a nightmare for the Canadian side as they have only won 3 out of 22 games played. With a current run of seven consecutive lost matches in the MLS, Montreal adds the 29-year-old midfielder to their roster looking forward to get better results in the second half of the season.
Piatti... Read the rest of the article »
Mexico’s Head Coach wants to consolidate the group of players that played the World Cup with some rising stars.
Taking full advantage of the upcoming "FIFA matchdays", Mexico and Chile will meet in a game on September 6th at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco. There, coach Miguel Herrera will give some new players the opportunity to play for Mexico, given all the tournaments El Tri will face in 2015.
Herrera wants his countrymen living abroad to have a great experience with the team that... Read the rest of the article »
There are still more than 15 days to go before the 2014 summer transfer window shuts down, and before you know it, Louis van Gaal might have transformed Man United into a monster.
Gone are the days of David Moyes who endured a farcical spell at Old Trafford as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor. With Louis van Gaal, the Red Devils are looking to rebuild their pride. LVG’s project looks so promising that even the lack of Champions League football in 2014/15 may not stand in the way of acquiring a trio of signatures before the end of the transfer window.
Angel di... Read the rest of the article »
Will Luis Suarez be able to play a number of games with Neymar and Lionel Messi before El Clasico on October 25, 2014? The answer will be known very soon.
It has certainly been a very boring and worrisome summer for new Barcelona star Luis Suarez as he awaits the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision concerning his four-month ban which included a £66,000 fine and a nine-match ban at international level.
Suarez was slapped by FIFA with a lengthy ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in a group stage match at the 2014 FIFA... Read the rest of the article »
After a dramatic win against FC Dallas via penalty kicks, Union secure their place in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup final.
It was not an easy win for Philadelphia Union against FC Dallas at the Toyota Stadium last night.
After 120 minutes of play the score line remained 1-1 so a penalty-kick round followed. With a 4-3 result from the spot, the Union managed to get through the US Open Cup final that they will host at the PPL park on September 16th.
Amobi Okugo gave the advantage to Philadelphia in the... Read the rest of the article »