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 »
After the failed transfer move for Loic Remy, the Reds have reportedly turned their attention to one of PSG's attackers.
After the sale of Luis Suarez, Liverpool have been keen to quickly rebuild their squad, especially with their return to the Champions League this season.
They currently have England international Daniel Sturridge as their only key attacker and have added veteran forward Rickie Lambert from Southampton. Additionally, they still do have Italian Fabio Borini on their books, despite him spending... Read the rest of the article »
The Red Devils have reportedly moved closer to finally sealing a deal with the Chilean midfielder with a verbal agreement in place.
Could the whole Arturo Vidal to Manchester United saga finally be coming to a close?
Despite new Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri publicly stating that the player "is content to stay. I've spoken with him about his fitness and we're very happy to have him here with us", the press in the Bianconeri star's native Chile and England are pointing that indeed an exit to Old Trafford is... Read the rest of the article »
The Viola are not going to let their Colombian star depart for a cheap price.
Although he has been linked throughout the summer with a move to Spain, Fiorentina have no intention of letting Juan Cuadrado leave so easily.
The Colombian star was impressive with his nation at this year's World Cup and more important, had a good season with the Viola in which he scored over 10 goals in 30+ appearances.
However, his present employers, who are aware of the rumored interest... Read the rest of the article »
The Copa MX Opening Tournament kicks off this Tuesday and Univision Deportes is ready to bring all the action live on TV!
Below is the list of Copa MX, Liga MX, MLS and friendly matches set to air on Univision Deportes Network and UniMás between Tuesday, July 29th and Sunday, August 3rd.
Tuesday, July 29
Copa MX Opening Tournament 2014: Guadalajara vs. Coras Tepic LIVE on Univision Deportes Network at 7:55 p.m. ET/6:55 p.m. CT/4:55 p.m. PT
Copa MX Opening Tournament 2014: Correcaminos UAT vs.... Read the rest of the article »
Premier League sides Manchester City and Liverpool will face each other at the Yankee Stadium in an International Champions Cup encounter on Wednesday, the 30th of July.
Both sides have tasted victory in their respective matches they have played so far in the International Champions Cup. Reigning English champions scored a dominant victory over AC Milan as they subjected the Italian side to a 5-1 mauling.
Montenegrin international Stevan Jovetic was the star of the show as he rounded off a wonderful performance with a brace. His opener was a well struck finish... Read the rest of the article »
A court in Spain has decided to carry on with the prosecution of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi over an alleged tax evasion
Despite calls from prosecutors to drop the prosecution of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi over alleged tax evasion, a court in Spain has decided to move forward with the case.
The Argentine player and his father, Jorge Messi, are accused of defrauding the Spanish state of £3.1m (€4m) from 2006 to 2009 with false returns, an action both the father and son have publicly denied committing.
Back... Read the rest of the article »
According to reports out of Germany, Marco Reus' time at the Signal Iduna Park could be coming to an end, with a switch to the Allianz Arena believed to be on the horizon
Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski broke Borussia Dourtmund fans' hearts by leaving their side for Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich. Now, according to rumors, Marco Reus looks set to follow suit.
Shocking news has recently emerged, courtesy of Germany's premier newspaper Bild (per 101 Great Goals), that Reus has flat out refused a contract extension from his current team Borussio Dortmund.
And... Read the rest of the article »
With just under eight years to go till WC 2022 in Qatar, the plight of the workers slaving away to make it happen has come to light.
With this summer's World Cup now wrapped up as Germany clinched their fourth title, the attention has now shifted back largely to the on-going transfer market across Europe's biggest leagues.
Looming on the horizon is the next edition of the quadrennial tournament, which already has generated some controversy due to the fact that it will be hosted in Russia--a country with its own share of... Read the rest of the article »
According to English reports, the Red Devils are preparing to sell the tall Belgian for a cut-price deal as a way to get him off their wage books.
Last season was by far the most disappointing one that many Manchester United fans had seen in quite some time.
For the first time in seemingly ages, the Red Devils will not feature in the Champions League--let alone the Europa League--thanks to a dismal showing under former manager David Moyes.
With the arrival of Dutch tactician Louis Van Gaal, the Premier League titans have begun an... Read the rest of the article »
More ICC action, with Manchester United v. Inter on Tuesday, July 29 at 7 and Liverpool v. AC Milan this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports Group presents coverage of five soccer matches this week beginning with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale in the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup tomorrow, Tuesday, July 29 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN from FedEx Field in Landover, M.D.
International Champions Cup coverage continues with Liverpool, last season’s Premier League runners-up, facing Serie A powerhouse... Read the rest of the article »
According to Jamie Carragher, Liverpool's prolific striking duo last season didn't always get along.
They were viewed as one of the most prolific striking duos in not just England, but across Europe last season.
Indeed the goals from Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, nicknamed "SAS" by some sections of the media and Premier League fans, were a huge reason why the Reds nearly won their first title in decades and are back in the Champions League after a temporary hiatus.
However... Read the rest of the article »
Despite a disappointing World Cup campaign, Cristiano Ronaldo's excellent season with his club has earned him Goal.com's award as best footballer on the planet.
Each year, football website Goal.com announces its list of the top 50 footballers in the game today, and ever since they began drumming up who would be on their list for this year, the feeling was that a familiar duo would battle it out for top spot.
Last year, Lionel Messi walked away with the prize as well as clinched his fourth Ballon d'Or, but this season has not been as favorable to the... Read the rest of the article »
Los Blancos look to cash in on their 26-year-old ace Angel Di Maria in a record sale for Real Madrid
Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria is inches away from sealing a Paris Saint-Germain switch for a record fee for Los Blancos, MARCA understands.
The Argentine ace, who was also linked with a Santiago Bernabeu exit due to last summer's arrival of Welsh superstar Gareth Bale, could find playing time hard to come by this season.
Real Madrid secured the signing of Colombian ace James Rodriguez... Read the rest of the article »
La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to ensure Antoine Griezmann's Â£24m Vicente Calderon arrival
La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement with Real Sociedad to bring young French starlet Antoine Griezmann to the Vicente Calderon.
The 23-year-old, who departs Real Sociedad after joining them back in 2005, signs for Los Rojiblancos for a reported £24m fee.
Griezmann joins the Liga BBVA holders on the back of an impressive season in which he scored 16... Read the rest of the article »
Man United and Inter Milan will clash at the FedEx Field in an International Champions Cup encounter on Tuesday, the 29th of July 2014.
After a very disappointing campaign last time out, the Red Devils have seemingly found the perfect replacement for legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Van Gaal has guided his side to two consecutive wins so far. The first was a thoroughly dominant 7-0 victory over LA Galaxy.
United followed this with another win over Roma during their opening ICC fixture. The Red Devils dictated play during... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona have signed French defender Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia, but according to reports, the Catalan side are still on the hunt for another center-back
La Liga giants Barcelona are keen to secure a quality defender to strengthen the arguably under-performing back line these past two seasons.
In a press conference back in April, Barcelona manager Luis Enrique was quoted as saying, "...we’ll try to strengthen ourselves in every position as well as we can" and appears eagerly determined in building a squad with two players for... Read the rest of the article »
Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger has expressed remorse after taking part in offensive chants directed towards Borussia Dortmund during Germany's World Cup celebrations
The Bavarians ace, Bastian Schweinsteiger has publicly apologized for his offensive behavior in chanting a song about Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund.
The German World Cup winner was caught on video chanting lyrics that included "BVB, sons of bit****s!" in a somewhat rowdy bar celebration a few days into the World Cup final win against Argentina. The video was leaked on Tuesday... Read the rest of the article »
More embarrassment for the Spanish international with another horror miss against Olimpija in a friendly.
Surely, this is not how Fernando Torres would have wanted to start things off with Chelsea.
The Blues are currently in the midst of their summer pre-season preparations and have already started to modify things in terms of their attacking options.
Demba Ba has already moved on to play his football in the Turkish Super Lig, Samuel Eto'o's contract was not renewed, and they have already... Read the rest of the article »
The Giallorossi will face off against the 10-time Champions League winners in what could represent a very tough test for the Scudetto runners-up.
Although they seemed to dominate proceedings during the earlier part of the first half, Roma quickly found themselves 3-0 down heading into the tunnels at the half-time break.
The reason? One man. Wayne Rooney, seemingly out of nowhere, curled a beautiful long-range strike against the run of play to make it 1-0, set up Juan Mata with a fantastic long ball to double the lead for the Red Devils... Read the rest of the article »