The U.S. head coach praised Landon Donovan’s career after being asked about his decision to name him for a final appearance with the USMNT.
Ahead of USA’s match against the Czech Republic in Prague on Wednesday, reporters couldn’t wait to ask Jurgen Klinsmann about his decision to call up Landon Donovan for a final appearance in the U.S. match against Ecuador in October. The USMNT head coach shocked the world a couple of months ago with his decision to not name Landon Donovan in the U.S. squad for the World Cup in Brazil.
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England's biggest clubs all were busy during the summer transfer market, but WHICH one made the best signings?
After a frantic three months, the 2014 summer transfer window finally slammed shut with many stars moving to different teams, or in many cases, entirely different leagues alltogether.
It was also a blockbuster summer, with the 20 clubs in English football's top flight spending over £850 million, and should things continue at this rate, one should not be surprised to see spending hit the... Read the rest of the article »
Vergara replied Sanchez’s statements, in which he assured he would never be Guadalajara’s head coach as long as Vergara owns the club.
Chivas' owner Jorge Vergara continued his ongoing feud against Mexico’s greatest player of all time, Hugo Sanchez. During an interview with a sports show, Vergara replied Sanchez’s claims in which he made it clear that, as long as Vergara owns the most popular team in Mexico, he would never accept a coaching position.
“Well, he can keep calm, because I would never hire him.... Read the rest of the article »
26 Chelsea players didn’t find a place in the first team squad for the 2014/15 season, heading out on loan in search of new opportunities.
As incredible as it may seem, Chelsea could have a ‘B’ team better than many Premier League sides made up of players that are currently on loan. These players are distributed across eight countries and some of them haven’t even played a single minute for the club.
Different sources have reported that the ‘Blues’ have invested a total of £100M in 26 players... Read the rest of the article »
Being deemed as one of the biggest summer transfers for a Premier League side, Welbeck will wear Number 23 for Arsene Wenger’s team.
After rumors that saw his future moving away from Old Trafford, English striker Danny Welbeck was one of the most interesting transfers happening on Deadline Day. Arsenal’s first bid for Welbeck wasn’t what the player expected, since he wanted to be transferred and not be involved in a loan deal. Finally, his wishes were granted and he signed a five year deal with the Gunners.
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The USMNT looks to start a new era following a dramatic campaign in Brazil 2014 while the Czech Republic faces this game as their last preparation chance ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.
With a squad full of youngsters, the USMNT will play their first competitive match after a breathtaking campaign in this year’s World Cup in Brazil, which saw the Americans getting knocked out in the Round of 16 by Belgium in extra time.
In the aim of rejuvenating the squad and develop a solid team for the future, Jurgen Klinsmann named a roster full of youngster for this match... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona’s superstar has been ruled out of the game against Germany due to an injury to his right leg, even missing the all-star match organized by Pope Francis.
After Lionel Messi’s performance during the last World Cup, and rumors indicating a bad relationship with new Argentinian coach Gerardo Martino, his decline from the upcoming match against Germany started a heated debate on the real reasons why Messi chose not to play with his National team.
The official version states Messi came down with an injury on Barcelona's latest victory against... Read the rest of the article »
The borderline team signed Guzman after dismissing Venezuelan coach Cesar Farías, who had his first experience coaching in Mexico
After earning just seven points in seven matches, Club Tijuana decided to sack Venezuelan coach Cesar Farias. The former boss for his country’s National Team spent more time fighting with his colleagues, such as Santos’ Pedro Caixinha or Chiapas’ Sergio Bueno, and ended up betraying the trust bestowed upon him. So, after much deliberation, Daniel Guzman was hired as the new coach... Read the rest of the article »
The US youngster will play for Bundesliga side Hamburg next season looking to get more playing time.
The news was confirmed by Hamburg SV on Monday via its official website while Julian Green was training with the USMNT in Prague ahead of their friendly match against Czech Republic on Wednesday.
Julian Green joined Bayern Munich in 2013 but he made only one appearance with the Bundesliga side during his first season; playing three minutes in a Champions League match against CSKA Moscow.
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In some controversial transfer news, the Premier League has approved Tom Cleverley’s loan move from Manchester United to Aston Villa, roughly 16 hours after the 11pm BST deadline.
Tom Cleverley was expected to join Aston Villa permanently for £8M but the salary demands of around £60,000 per week hindered the deal. At Man United, the 24-year-old Englishman earned just about half of his asking price per week.
Everton could have afforded to negotiate with Cleverley but Manchester United turned down the Toffees’ £5.5M bid. This allowed the Villans... Read the rest of the article »
Despite calls from the fans to bring in defensive reinforcements, the Red Devils' Dutch boss argues signing the Colombian ace was something he couldn't pass on
Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has gone on the record, shedding light on the logic behind signing Radamel Falcao after the Red Devils completed their £6m season-long loan deal for the Colombian superstar.
Despite his undeniable goalscoring talent, something Manchester United could capitalize on given their first four games of the 2014-15 campaign has only produced two goals, many... Read the rest of the article »
The Colombia striker will join the Red Devils for the 2014/15 season after spending one year with AS Monaco.
Weeks of rumors and speculations regarding Radamel Falcao’s future finally came to an end after Manchester United confirmed the signing of former Porto striker. The club unveiled the news on Monday, with just a few hours to go before the transfer window closed. Falcao will spend one season with the ‘Red Devils’ and his contract includes a £43m buy-out clause, which Manchester... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish attacker has signed a one-year loan deal that will allow the club to purchase him next summer.
After some moments where the deal looked like it could fall through, Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo finally secured a switch to Valencia.
The Spanish side have acquired the services of the 29-year-old in a season long loan deal, with an option to fully purchase him in the summer of 2015 for a reported £23.7 million.
A statement on the club's website read:
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Via Twitter, the Czech Republic’s first-choice goalkeeper announced the decision regarding his future.
Despite the rumors regarding a potential exit from Chelsea after Thibaut Courtois arrival, Peter Cech confirmed via Twitter on Monday that he will be staying with the ‘Blues’ at least until the next transfer window opens in January.
Cech joined Chelsea in 2004 and has made 326 appearances with the club since. The 32-year-old has been the starting goalkeeper for most of the managers... Read the rest of the article »
The Brazilian player rejected a bid from Italian side Napoli to join the recently promoted English squad.
Queens Park Rangers secured one of their summer targets late in the day. Brazilian midfielder Sandro will join the Hoops on a three year deal off Tottenham Hotspur.
The player thanked coach Redknapp and the team via his Facebook account:
"I'm delighted to have joined QPR FC and look forward to working with Harry Redknapp again," the player posted.
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The Uruguayan centerback will play at Stadium of Light after a one year loan was agreed between the two teams.
After Luis Suarez's departure to Barcelona and the signing of Mario Balotelli, Liverpool sought to make cap room for this year. Spending last year at Uruguayan side Nacional, Sebastian Coates will make a move to Stadium of Light to play for Sunderland.
The 23-year old Uruguayan has enjoyed little playing time with the Reds since his arrival in 2011, earning only 24 games. With this season-long... Read the rest of the article »
Arsene Wenger might have found in Danny Welbeck the perfect replacement after Olivier Giroud’s injury.
A deal has been agreed between Manchester United and Arsenal for the transfer of England international player Danny Welbeck. The news was officially confirmed by Arsenal via Twitter about an hour after the transfer window closed. Welbeck signed on a 'long term' deal for an undisclosed fee, according to club's website. Welbeck joins ‘Chicharito’ Hernández in the list of Manchester... Read the rest of the article »
A product of prestigious Ajax academy, Blind signed a four-year contract with the ‘Red Devils’.
Manchester United confirmed the news on Monday during the transfer deadline day. The 24-year-old will play the next four seasons for United with an option in his contract to play for a further year.
The Dutchman had a successful World Cup campaign with his country, taking the third place of the tournament after beating hosts Brazil 3-0. Blind has made 19 appearances with the Netherlands and... Read the rest of the article »
Arsenal are looking for a suitable replacement after Olivier Giroud's injury. The former Real Madrid and Schalke 04 striker would fit just fine with The Gunners
After earlier speculation on a transfer deal between Manchester United and Arsenal for English international Danny Welbeck, sources indicate Dutch international Klaas Jan Huntelaar may be on the move to sign for the Gunners on a 12 million pound deal.
Criticized earlier by leaving his club during transfer deadline day, Arsenal chief Arsene Wenger responded to those claims, letting... Read the rest of the article »
Even though his buyout clause is merely half of what Arsenal offered, Jurgen Klopp's team refused to let their star wingman leave the club
The first bomb of the day was a dud. After months of praises, finally Arsene Wenger's outfit bid for one of the summer's most wanted players: Marco Reus. Unfortunately for them, Borussia Dortmund denied the option and it appears the wingman will not leave Germany.
The German international was set to leave Dortmund this summer after being sought out by Spain's big three: champions Atletico Madrid... Read the rest of the article »