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After stating the goalkeeper will not be taking part of the team's preseason tour this summer, the former Barcelona shot-stopper used his Twitter feed to deny LVG of any wrongdoing.
It seems that Louis Van Gaal can't keep away from controversy, even in the offseason. The Dutch manager started the team's U.S. tour with a statement about Victor Valdes, who was left out of the club's summer expedition. The former Barcelona and Netherlands coach revealed that the Catalan keeper would have to look for another team, since he is not fully committed with the team's code of conduct.
"Valdes... Read the rest of the article »
With exactly one month until kickoff of the 2015-16 Premier League season, NBC Sports Group today released its television schedule for the first two months of the season.
Coverage Debuts Saturday, August 8 at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN; Live TV Game Windows through Sept. 28 Include 33 Matches on NBCSN & 3 on NBC; 28 Live Matches Presented in Spanish on TELEMUNDO & NBC UNIVERSO; All 70 Matches in First 2 Months Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
The TV slate features live coverage of all 70 matches beginning Saturday, August 8 at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Manchester... Read the rest of the article »
The Citizens are already up and planning for the next season, looking to add young talent to their squad ahead of the new campaign.
After handing over their English Premier League crown to Chelsea, in a season which saw them perform below par in the domestic and European league, the Citizens have already begun plans to rebuild their squad.
With Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini still in charge, Manchester City will be hoping to challenge the Blues next season for the title, and mount a serious push for the Champions League... Read the rest of the article »
Drogba was carried around the field by his teammates. Tottenham knocked Liverpool out of the top five and secured a Europa League spot.
It was a crazy day for English football as the 2014-2014 season wrapped up with all ten games being played simultaneously. Chelsea knew they were going to finish in first place since two weeks ago, but other teams like Tottenham Hotspurs had to wait until the final whistle to find themselves inside the top five.
We start by looking back at Chelsea's victory over Sunderland 3-1 at Stamford... Read the rest of the article »
Newcastle will welcome West Ham to St James' Park on Sunday, the 24th of May in a Premier League encounter. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for Newcastle vs West Ham below.
Their abysmal recent run has pushed the Magpies down to 17th place and a defeat on Sunday could result in them being demoted to the Championship. Newcastle have now gone ten matches without a victory and if they are condemned to a similar fate on Sunday, Hull City could take advantage of it and ensure their stay in England's top tier league.
Both the clubs were involved in a relegation battle... Read the rest of the article »
With just one relegation spot left, both Hull City and Newcastle United will be fighting it out to avoid the drop. Who will stay in the top flight and who will fall into the Championship?
After 37 intense, entertaining, shocking, and at times controversial rounds of Premier League action, the day fans have eagerly anticipated - and perhaps even dreaded - has finally arrived.
On Sunday, English football followers around the world will be in for a treat as all 20 teams in the top flight will take to the pitch in what surely will be a great Super Sunday of matches to conclude the... Read the rest of the article »
NBC Universal presents 10 matches live across 10 networks for Premier League "Championship Sunday", this Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 10am ET.
NBCUniversal presents a blockbuster “Championship Sunday,” with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks this Sunday, May 24 at 10 a.m. ET. In addition, Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO will each televise one match in Spanish, and all 10 matches will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops... Read the rest of the article »
Mourinho gave Madrid their last La Liga title but no UCL titles. His relationship with media, fans and players was not very pleasant.
Jose Mourinho gave Real Madrid players, fans and media a lot of problems and their relationship was not good for the most part. At the same time, the Special One gave the team its last La Liga title three seasons ago. Now, Madrid is going after him once again after Carlo Ancelotti has failed twice at winning the domestic league.
Since Mourinho has been gone, Real Madrid has won everything but... Read the rest of the article »
The Mexican striker could be moving back to England after a successful one-year loan with Real Madrid. The Spanish club asked for more time to make a decision regarding his buyout clause.
After a series of games in which he was key for Real Madrid's performance, Javier "Chicharito" Hernández seems to have his future away from Los Blancos. According to sources, English side Liverpool would be preparing a bid to add the Mexican striker to their squad, since his current employers have not decided whether to keep him around or let him go.
Hernandez has spent most... Read the rest of the article »
Mou considers he has earned a special place in the team's history. He flew to Portugal to be with his father during surgery after Sunday's game.
Jose Mourinho went against his own principles to guide Chelsea to its fifth Premier League title. Returning to a place where he had found success ten years ago was something that went against what he was thought back in Portugal. Less than 24 hours after beating Crystal Palace 1-0, he believes the risk was well worth it.
"In my country, Portugal, we say don't go back to where you were happy... Read the rest of the article »
All hail the Blues! Jose Mourinho's men are officially the 2014/15 English Premier League title champions.
The race is all over. Manchester City have been dethroned ahead of their game away to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon. The hosts were expected to wrap up the EPL trophy at Stamford Bridge and they did just that. The home crowd had to wait until the last moments of the first period to celebrate the first goal of the game.
Eden Hazard opened the scoring from the spot after being brought... Read the rest of the article »
It's been close to 40 years since the shot was created. Players like Zidane and Ronaldo have given it a try.
Antonin Panenka knows many have tried to emulate what he did in the 1976 European Championship final from the spot. For the creator of such gutsy shot, none of the attempts have been better than Lionel Messi’s against Getafe.
Zinedine Zidane is widely remembered for trying it in the 2006 World Cup Final against Italy. The shot went in but Panenka was not impressed. Francesco Totti... Read the rest of the article »
Three days, four matches, countless Premier League soccer excitement on NBC Universo this weekend.
With only four weeks remaining in the Premier League season, it is anyone’s guess which one of the five clubs, currently ranked among the league leaders, will be sitting atop the table with first place Chelsea; and which of the those clubs will be on the outside looking in. NBC UNIVERSO, the modern general entertainment cable channel for Latinos, this weekend will bring you the drama of Premier... Read the rest of the article »
The Portuguese coach believes almost all of his Premier League colleagues would consider his side a fair winner of the English top flight after leading the league all-year round.
Prior to playing their game in hand against Leicester City, Jose Mourinho referred to his team's chances of winning the Premier League, since they have to win two more games out of the five they have remaining. The Special One believes that almost all of his colleagues in the Premier League would have to recognize his team would be a fair winner of this year's title, since they have been able to keep... Read the rest of the article »
The German midfielder ends his contract with Borussia Dortmund next year and has refused to sign an extension with the yellow-and-black.
Manchester United's coach Louis Van Gaal intends to make his team unstoppable, even if he has to spend enormous amounts of money to do so. The Dutch manager has eyed the possible replacement for English International Michael Carrick in United's midfield, with the Red Devils presenting a bid for German Ilkay Gundogan, who was also targetted before this season started.
According to sources, Gundogan... Read the rest of the article »
After their 1-0 win at home over Manchester United, the Blues took one step closer to lifting the league crown.
English Premier League leaders Chelsea "are almost" champions, having beaten rivals Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. This is according to Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho, who guided his side to a ten-point lead over second-placed Arsenal.
A 38th minute strike from Eden Hazard was enough to seal victory over the Red Devils. With only six games remaining, the Blues could wrap up... Read the rest of the article »
Hazard's goal during the first half was enough for The Blues to beat Manchester United, giving them a ten-point lead over Arsenal.
Jose Mourinho's Blues made the most out of their game against Manchester United, and their options to win their fifth Premier League title are better than ever. Eden Hazard's first half goal was too much to overcome for the Red Devils, a team that saw their unbeaten streak ending at Stamford Bridge. With this win, Chelsea has a ten-point advantage over second place Arsenal prior to their meeting next... Read the rest of the article »
As the race for a UCL spot heads towards its conclusion, it won't be just Chelsea and Manchester United focused on the results of Saturday's huge clash.
Five weeks. That is the time remaining between today and the final matchday of the 2014/2015 English Premier League. Between now and then, there are only seven - or in the case of league leaders Chelsea and relegation candidates Leicester City, eight - matches remaining. A total of 21 points can be earned for 18 out of the 20 teams.
As such, this is obviously a crucial number on the minds of... Read the rest of the article »
The Belgian midfielder has played every game this season. Chelsea is currently seven points clear of Arsenal in the title race.
If it was up to Chelsea's Oscar to chose who the best player in the Premier League is and who should win the EPL Player of the Year Award, it would be his teammate Eden Hazard. His consistency makes him outshine other big players in the league.
Hazard has been very important in Chelsea’s performance this season. He has in all 31 games this season. While Diego Costa is the team’s... Read the rest of the article »
NBC UNIVERSO to debut three Premier League Soccer Shows designed to bring fans closer to the Game
Coverage of the 2014/2015 season of the Premier League continues this weekend on NBC UNIVERSO, the modern general entertainment cable channel for Latinos, when Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea – all currently sitting atop of the table, take on their respective opponents who are looking to play the role of spoilers. On Sat., Apr. 11, Tottenham takes on Aston Villa at 9:55 a.m. ET / 6:55 a.m. PT... Read the rest of the article »