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The Blues hope to keep up their good pre-season form with another friendly clash versus Eredivisie side Vitesse.
All in all, one can argue that it's been pretty smooth sailing for Chelsea so far.
The Blues have been able to make it through their pre-season fixtures without suffering a single defeat, although at times they have looked largely unconvincing, especially when they were held to a draw against RZ Pellets.
Still, somewhat encouraging for Jose Mourinho will be his team's performance against... Read the rest of the article »
Tottenham will continue their preseason preparations as they face Chicago Fire at the Toyota Park on Saturday, the 26th of July.
Tottenham’s opening fixture began on a disappointing note as they drew 3-3 against Seattle Sounders. Mauricio Pochettino taking charge of his first match as Tottenham boss saw his team fall behind twice, but Spurs were able to level scores after being awarded two second half penalties.
In their second pre-season game Tottenham showed more promise as they picked up a 3-2 win over FC Toronto... Read the rest of the article »
The Red Devils will face LA Galaxy for the first time in a preseason friendly on Wednesday, the 23rd of July at the Rose Bowl.
The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona manager hugely impressed as his rather mediocre Netherlands side made it to the semi-final of the World Cup. The Dutch international will now be hoping he can match the lofty standards at his new club as he prepares to take charge of his first match as manager of Manchester United.
The Red Devils endured a disappointing campaign last time out and will be... Read the rest of the article »
The Citizens kick off their US tour with a match against MLS cup champions Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday, the 23rd of July.
Man City will be without a host of star players as they kick start their US tour with a match against Sporting Kansas City. The players from Argentina including the likes of Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Martin Demichelis will be absent and will be joined by new signing Bacary Sagna, captain Vincent Kompany and Brazilian international Fernandinho.
However American fans will be delighted... Read the rest of the article »
American fans have the chance to see Premier League giants Liverpool take on a recently resurgent Roma side in a friendly clash in Boston.
Last time Liverpool faced off against Roma in the United States, the match ended 2-1 in favor of the Giallorossi, with goals from Michael Bradley and Alessandro Florenzi giving the captial club a two goal advantage before Charlie Adam's late strike. Interestingly, two out of the three goalscorers on that night--Bradley and Adam--now are no longer with their respective clubs and now ply their trades... Read the rest of the article »
Mauricio Pochettino will look to make changes in this friendly as he adjusts to life as Spurs manager.
Pochettino has already seen that Spurs like to entertain; they did so in their previous friendly as they scored three goals but also conceded three against Seattle Sounders in a wonderful football exhibition. He was surely satisfied to see Roberto Soldado and Lewis Holtby get on the score sheet. Soldado of course was the bargain who did not work out. He always produced his best in a Valencia... Read the rest of the article »
Chelsea will be looking to win many titles in the upcoming season; Jose Mourinho is set to experiment in preseason friendlies to find the perfect formula.
Jose Mourinho has had plenty to say to the media recently. He has also been involved in many transfers already. Diego Costa and Filipe Luis have joined from Atletico Madrid while the services of Cesc Fabregas have been acquired from Barcelona. Thibaut Courtois will be returning from Atletico as well. Meanwhile, in what can be considered shrewd business, Mourinho also... Read the rest of the article »
After a lengthy battle, Liverpool have lost Luis Suarez to Barcelona. Can they reach the heights of last season without him?
Liverpool will adjust to life without Luis Suarez as they take on Preston North End. Liverpool stood by their star player, the PFA Player of the Year of the previous season, until the very end. He bit an opponent in his Liverpool days (Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea) but Liverpool somehow managed to divert the attention away from him.
The Merseyside club faced the media, supported... Read the rest of the article »
Les Parisiens take on freshly promoted RB Leipzig, who will be playing in the 2nd Bundesliga for the first time in their history this season.
Ligue 1 champions PSG kick start their summer preparations with a trip to Germany as they will face off against newly created side RB Leipzig. In their opponents they will have a team that is very, very new to the footballing arena, having only been founded just five years ago in 2009. Les Parisiens themselves are not exactly the oldest club around either, as they will reach their 44th anniversary... Read the rest of the article »
Can Mauricio Pochettino find the right balance for his team in preseason? Can Seattle beat Tottenham in front of their loyal fans?
Tottenham has hired and fired managers in recent seasons at an alarming rate. They feel they have found the right man this time in ex-Southampton coach Mauricio Pochettino. Pochettino of course knows the game having been a very accomplished player himself in his playing days. Spurs failed to break the top four again last season under Tim Sherwood. Sherwood came in late in help the team to... Read the rest of the article »
Manchester City will go against Heart of Midlothian in their second pre-season friendly game on Friday, the 18th of July.
The Citizens suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Dundee United in their first pre-season friendly while fielding a team which comprised of many regular starters at the club. It was a game which featured new signings Willy Caballero and Fernando whereas the likes of Kolarov, Jesus Navas and Stevan Jovetic were also given starting berths.
Other regular players including Samir Nasri, Alvaro Negredo... Read the rest of the article »
Chelsea kick start their preparations for the 2014-15 season with a trip to Buckinghamshire where they face Wycombe Wanderers in their first pre-season friendly match.
Mourinho’s men will be looking for a more productive season after failing to land any trophy last time around. The club has signed two very potent players in Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas however the Spanish duo might not be able to play any part during Wednesday’s fixture.
There however will be chance for young talents to prove their worth including young Kurt Zouma who spent the... Read the rest of the article »
The Reds kick off their pre-season preparations with a friendly clash versus Danish side Brondby.
Liverpool will start off their 2014-2015 campaign with a summer pre-season friendly against Danish side Brondby. This will represent the first visit for the Reds to the Scandinavian nation since the late 1990's and represent a good chance for some of the younger and new players to have the opportunity to prove themselves to Brendan Rodgers ahead of their much-anticipated US summer tour.
Still... Read the rest of the article »
Coverage begins at 7 PM ET; NBC Sports Live Extra to Stream Match
NBCSN will televise Liverpool’s first match in the United States in 2014 as the Reds meet AS Roma in a “Football at Fenway” friendly at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 23, it was announced today.
NBCSN will produce a special pre-match show at 7 p.m. ET. Kickoff follows at 7:30 p.m. ET. Announcers will be named at a later date.
On Barclays Premier League... Read the rest of the article »
A lot has changed in four years for the Dutch; meanwhile Spain has continued winning. Can the Dutch cause an upset?
The Netherlands plays Spain in the biggest encounter yet in the World Cup. The two contested a hot tempered final in South Africa in 2010, with Spain edging the Dutch in extra time, 1-0. Andres Iniesta was the hero on that day. He has returned along with more former heroes such as Iker Casillas, who kept Spain in the match by standing between Arjen Robben and two World Cup final goals, Xavi Hernandez... Read the rest of the article »
Cristiano Ronaldo is poised to make a timely return as Portugal take on the Republic of Ireland in their last friendly match before the commencement of the World Cup at the MetLife Stadium.
With a host of superstars already ruled out of the World Cup which is set to kick off in São Paulo in three days, there were rumors that football’s hottest property Cristinao Ronaldo would not be able to take part in the illustrious tournament.
The talismanic forward was sidelined for a few matches towards the end of the season, but was present as Real Madrid secured their 10th... Read the rest of the article »
After two consecutive friendly losses, Ghana hope to get things right in their last match before taking on familiar opponent USA in Brazil.
In 2006, Ghana made their World Cup debut in Germany, in which they made it to the round of 16 before being defeated by Brazil. Four years later, they made a return, this time on their own continent, and were agonizingly close to making the semi-finals only to be denied by Uruguay in controversial circumstances.
Now appearing for the third time, the Black Stars obviously will like to better... Read the rest of the article »
Les Bleus, sans Franck Ribery, take on Jamaica in their last friendly before commencing their World Cup campaign.
Where to watch the match – live stream, start time, TV channels, live scores
Next week Sunday, France will attempt to fully put their disasterous 2010 World Cup campaign behind them as they take on Honduras in their first group stage match. On paper, it looks like it should be a straight-forward win for Les Bleus, but they will certainly be concerned about the recent news concerning one... Read the rest of the article »
Watch the crucial international friendly match, USA vs Nigeria, live online or on TV on June 7, 2014. LiveSoccerTV offers detailed broadcast info for over 20 countries worldwide.
Could there be a better way for the United States to rehearse for their World Cup opener against the Black Stars than by clashing with Ghana’s eternal foes, Nigeria? USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who controversially left out American soccer icon Landon Donovan from his final 23-man squad, explained his mind ahead of Saturday’s crucial friendly against the Super Eagles. He stated:
“[There... Read the rest of the article »
Spain will take on El Salvador in their final friendly before the World Cup.
They are the reigning champions; they have struck fear into the hearts of other teams since 2008. They have dominated football to the extent that no national side has found a solution to get past them in any major tournament aside from the Confederations Cup. Brazil did beat them in the final of the Confederations Cup last year; however, until Spain is beaten on the World stage, they will remain the... Read the rest of the article »