A Wolfsburg team, filled with confidence after last season's fifth placed finish, will be taking on a depleted and fatigued Bayern side.
Bayern opens their title defense against VfL Wolfsburg. Wolfsburg has strengthened over the summer; they have made some crucial signings. Particularly two stand out: Aaron Hunt and Sebastian Jung. Jung is a talented right back who has transferred in from Eintracht Frankfurt. Hunt is a seasoned campaigner for Werder Bremen who can play as a winger, a playmaker and as a striker. They also signed... Read the rest of the article »
Guadalajara’s President thinks his club will not only avoid losing its Liga MX spot, he is sure his club will fight to win the Apertura 2014
Even though Chivas have not met expectations surrounding their performance in the Apertura 2014 tournament, club owner Jorge Vergara shared his thoughts about how they will do in this semester:
“We are our eyes set on winning it all, not on relegation. We have all the resources possible to turn this all around. Obviously, we don’t want to lose our place in Liga MX, so we have to... Read the rest of the article »
When Sergio Bueno, Chiapas’s coach spoke about ex player Luis Robles and his link to a Spanish team, the option was dismissed by the club.
On July 23rd, Sergio Bueno talked about a former player being signed by a Spanish tea. That player was Luis Robles, and he was almost ready to sign with Las Palmas, a Liga Adelante club in Spain. After his indiscretion, Las Palmas denied any negotiation and now the player is not able to play, since there are no possibilities to register a player in Mexico.
The player’s agent... Read the rest of the article »
Arsenal won their first game of the season with a goal by Aaron Ramsey in the final minutes of the match against Crystal Palace.
According to several sources, PSG’s Edinson Cavani would have his desire to leave the team satisfied, since Arsenal would be willing to pay 40 million euros plus Olivier Giroud for his services.
There had been speculation that any move to sell the 27 year old Uruguayan had been shelved due a rib injury suffered by Zlatan Ibrahimovic over the weekend however a move that would... Read the rest of the article »
For the current La Liga champion, the first two places have been reserved for Barcelona and Real Madrid, although he didn’t say which would win the title.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone faces a new season “bravely”, with the sole objective of earning the third spot in La Liga. Simeone seems conscious that economic limitations prevent them of conquering the Spanish tournament one more time.
“Barcelona and Real Madrid have structures that allow them to spend 80 million euros purchasing a player, while we have to spend 100... Read the rest of the article »
Although they've already secured Mario Balotelli's signature, Liverpool are still reportedly keen on bringing yet another attacker on board.
After a seemingly endless search, Liverpool have finally found what they have been seeking all summer: a replacement for talismanic striker Luis Suarez.
The Uruguayan's time with the Premier League side was full of controversy but he nonetheless played a huge role in helping them nearly clinch their first title in decades and make a return to the Champions League after a few years.
Hence... Read the rest of the article »
San Jose’s Designated Player is set to miss the next fourt to six weeks after undergoing a knee surgery.
The Californian club confirmed the news on Wednesday via its official website. Matias Pérez García underwent a knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus and is expected to miss a month and a half of action. The Argentine midfielder had an MRI scan on Monday and the decision was made after the severity of the injury was revealed.
Pérez García signed with the Earthquakes... Read the rest of the article »
Manchester United and Arsenal have been given positive news after their transfer target opted not to extend his contract.
With the summer transfer window nearing its last few weeks, many of the big clubs in Europe are hoping to wrap up their deals as quickly as possible.
Manchester United so far have made some signings, but still have failed to secure their biggest targets, namely Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria, Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, and Roma defender Mehdi Benatia.
However, the Red Devils, according... Read the rest of the article »
The U.S. Soccer Federation officially announced the unexpected news on Thursday.
The U.S. Soccer Federation confirmed on Thursday that Tim Howard will be absent from the national team until September of 2015 following a request from the goalkeeper. As stated by the U.S. Soccer Federation, the USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann agreed with his first-choice goalkeeper to not consider him for national selection until next year, as Howard wants to spend more time with his family.
“Having... Read the rest of the article »
Edson Buddle joins the likes of Landon Donovan, Jeff Cunningham and Jaime Moreno in the list of MLS players with 100+ regular season goals.
Colorado Rapids striker Edson Buddle scored his 100th MLS goal during his club’s 4-3 defeat by LA Galaxy at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Wednesday. The goal came in the 17th minute of play after the striker headed in a cross from a corner kick sent by teammate Dillon Powers to give the Rapids an early 2-0 lead.
“It was a good corner kick. The ball that Dillon played... Read the rest of the article »
Unfortunately, Burch’s goal wasn’t enough for Colorado as the Galaxy completed a comeback in the 80th minute.
It was a breathtaking match between Colorado Rapids and LA Galaxy on Wednesday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Both clubs were looking for a victory in order to move up in the Western Conference table and they made sure to give their best effort to earn the three points.
One goal that definitely left the fans impressed was the one from Colorado’s defender Marc Burch in... Read the rest of the article »
Mario Balotelli is set to be Liverpool's marquee signing of the 2014 summer transfer window. The Italian striker is done with his AC Milan career and legend Andrea Pirlo wishes him well.
Rumors emerged a few weeks ago when the Merseyside Reds and the Rossoneri met in the International Champions Cup final in the United States. However, both clubs denied that a deal had been agreed. And according to Milan CEO Galliani, there was no contact from Liverpool even on Wednesday.
This Thursday, though, speculations became official: Liverpool agreed on a £16M transfer fee to... Read the rest of the article »
Atletico Madrid broke the hegemony enjoyed by the top two sides in Spain when they beat Real Madrid and Barcelona in the race for the league title last time out. Stay tuned this season as Diego Simeone’s men aim to gain supremacy once again, find out where to catch all the action live in the 2014-2015 campaign.
After a blockbuster campaign last season which for the first time in many years saw three teams competing for the top crown in Spanish football, the next season promises to be even more exciting. LiveSoccerTV will keep serving the football community with regular updates of not just TV listings but also live streaming links as well as radio broadcast information throughout the upcoming La Liga... Read the rest of the article »
NBCSN’s coverage of Major League Soccer continues Friday, August 22 at 9 p.m. ET when FC Dallas host Real Salt Lake at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
Western Conference powerhouse Real Salt Lake, unbeaten in their last six games, are led by U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Beckerman. FC Dallas, third in the Western Conference, come into the contest off of a 5-0 away win against the San Jose Earthquakes this past Saturday, and feature a rising star in rookie Tesho Akindele.
COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid's Argentine ace plans on departing Santiago Bernabeu, reveals Carlo Ancelotti, whilst Khedira's future with the club remains up in the air
Real Madrid's Argentine attacker Angel Di Maria has asked to leave Santiago Bernabeu, reveals the 10-time Champions League winners' Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti, after losing his spot in the club's starting eleven.
The 26-year-old former Benfica winger was mainly used in the advanced midfield role last season to incorporate the arrival of world-record signing Gareth Bale, but could find falling... Read the rest of the article »
Watch all Ligue 1 games on Matchday 3 from August 22 to August 24, 2014. Full broadcast schedule, live online stream, and TV listings available on LiveSoccerTV.
Despite securing their first win of the season against Bastia thanks to goals from Edinson Cavani and Lucas, PSG ended up on the losing end as they will now be without three first-team players. Talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was forced off prematurely with what has been described as an abdominal injury, something that given his influence on his team will be quite concerning for Les Parisiens... Read the rest of the article »
Mario Balotelli looks set to make his inevitable English Premier League return as Liverpool reportedly reach a £16m deal for the Azzurri forward
Liverpool look to be the team who offer Mario Balotelli his return to the English Premier League after the Merseyside reached a £16m agreement with AC Milan to sign the Italian striker, according to the Daily Mail.
The 24-year-old's agent Mino Raiola is believed to have flown to England to finalize the former Manchester City attacker's Anfield switch, completing his San Siro exit.
Balotelli... Read the rest of the article »
The Bundesliga kicks off in style as Bayern takes on Wolfsburg on the opening Matchday (August 22 to August 24). Full broadcast schedule, live online stream and TV listings available on LiveSoccerTV
Opening days are almost always memorable affairs in the Bundesliga. The Friday match tends to be a close affair more often than not. This time, considering the plethora of stars Bayern is missing, the opening match could be more than just exciting; it could produce a shocking result. Wolfsburg has been dubbed a contender rather than a pretender coming into this season. They have the right... Read the rest of the article »
Tottenham would be wise to regard the Europa League as an important competition; for entry into the group stages, they must get past AEL Limassol.
Tottenham Hotspur had a memorable Premier League match last weekend. They took on West Ham in an opening day London derby. In the first half, Spurs seemed to be on the ropes. They gave away a penalty. Mark Noble stepped up to take it but could not convert. Kyle Naughton was also given his marching orders. Mauricio Pochettino did not do what plenty of managers might have done; it was... Read the rest of the article »
Two of Los Blancos' most influential figures have taken to the club's president in an attempt to avoid seeing Angel Di Maria leave the Bernabeu in a manner similar to Mesut Ozil's exit
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Spanish defender Sergio Ramos were two of Real Madrid's most distraught players when ex-Los Blancos favorite Mesut Ozil left the Bernabeu for Arsenal last season.
"The sale of Ozil is bad news for me. He is the player who knows best my movements in front of goal. I am very unhappy about the sale," the two-time Ballon d'Or winner was reported... Read the rest of the article »