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01/23/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
The club earlier this month signed Colombia international Yerry Mina to boost its defense.
01/23/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
The post James Rodriguez’ Sublime Assist for Müller’s 100th Goal appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
01/23/2018   USA Today - Soccer
With barely four months until FIFA votes on the 2026 World Cup host, Morocco got round to launching its bid on Tuesday
      
 
 
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Pep Guardiola reaches his first final as Manchester City boss as the Premier League leaders beat Bristol City in the Carabao Cup.
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City can learn lessons from Tuesday's frantic finish at Bristol City for the Champions League.
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Arsenal increase offer for Aubameyang, Mourinho wants Seri, City's pursuit of Laporte and Fred, plus more.
01/23/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Sevilla needed only seconds to end Atletico Madrid's hopes of reaching the Copa del Rey semifinals
      
 
 
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has denied that he told Alexis Sanchez to leave the Gunners and join Manchester United.
01/23/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has denied that he told Alexis Sanchez to leave the Gunners and join Manchester United.
01/23/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Manchester City ended Bristol City's memorable run in the English League Cup
      
 
 
01/23/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
The 25-year-old Zavaleta enters his sixth season in MLS and fourth with Toronto.
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Chelsea's under-21s reach the EFL Trophy semi-finals with victory over Oxford, as Lincoln and Shrewsbury also progress.
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Leigh Griffiths comes off the bench to score Celtic's winner as the Premiership champions stretch their lead to 11 points.
01/23/2018   BBC Football
The club is sending a special invitation to season ticket holders over the age of 65
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Seamus Coleman makes his Everton return 10 months after having surgery on a double leg break.
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Uefa considers imposing a cap on agents' fees following scrutiny of payments made to players' representatives.
01/23/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
English Carabao Cup: Sergio Aguero (49') Bristol City 0-2 Manchester City
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Martin O'Neill extends his contract to remain as Republic of Ireland manager until 2020.
01/23/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville has been hired as manager of England's women's team
      
 
 
01/23/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
English Carabao Cup: Leroy Sane (43') Bristol City 0-1 Manchester City
01/23/2018   USA Today - Soccer
The French football league has decided to terminate its contract with GoalControl, the German company that provided goal-like technology for the 2014 World Cup
      
 
 
01/23/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
The veteran United States international will return for a 12th season with the team
01/23/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
The 20-year-old joins the Cascadia side after failing to come to an agreement on a homegrown deal with DCU
01/23/2018   BBC Football
He was pinned to the wall after he interrupted the former coach abusing a boy, a court hears.
01/23/2018   Soccernet
The fans love flair at Old Trafford. The heritage of Manchester United demands clever, entertaining football. Alexis Sanchez, who has
01/23/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Paris Saint-Germain has made its first signing of the winter transfer window by hiring midfielder Lassana Diarra on a short-term deal until June 2019
      
 
 
01/23/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
Carlos Vela joins the FC crew to talk about leaving Europe to join MLS expansion team LAFC, the brewing rivalry with LA Galaxy and Mexico's World Cup outlook. Later this week, Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio will release his call-ups for the Jan. 31 friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina. Because this match lands on a non-FIFA date, Mexico's roster is expected to be composed of countless Liga MX options. In short, it will be a final Russia 2018 try-out for several backup and fringe names who will be desperate for national team relevance. With the upcoming friendly in mind, let's take a look at the recent best and worst performances from those vying...
01/23/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Burnley tied manager Sean Dyche to a new 4 1/2-year deal and signed former England winger Aaron Lennon on loan from Everton
      
 
 
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Former Manchester United and Everton full-back Phil Neville is appointed head coach of the England women's team on a deal until 2021.
01/23/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
Freddy Adu did not play for a team in 2017. Former United States midfielder Freddy Adu is on trial with the Las Vegas Lights of the USL. Adu, 28, wrote last week that he was prepared to return to playing after not linking up with a team in 2017. The Las Vegas club is preparing for its inaugural season in USL, the second-division league in the U.S., and Adu was spotted at training on Tuesday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Drill work with @FreddyAdu (green shoes) pic.twitter.com/MksHwD8SzQ - Ben Gotz (@BenSGotz) January 23, 2018 Lights...
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Track all the latest signings as they happen in England, Scotland and across the world.
01/23/2018   Soccernet
UEFA is considering a cap on fees to player agents, whom they believe are "disproportionately'' well paid and whose quality of work is
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Yeovil midfielder Otis Khan is banned for five games for shoving a referee and will miss Friday's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Manchester United.
01/23/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Chelsea has sent Brazilian defender Kenedy on loan to fellow English Premier League team Newcastle
      
 
 
01/23/2018   BBC Football
The labyrinthine Nations League will open up a route to the European Championship for weaker teams, but end the cynical 'gaming' of Fifa rankings.
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Newcastle sign Brazilian winger Kenedy from Chelsea on loan until the end of the season.
01/23/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Boca Juniors players Edwin Cardona and Wilmar Barrios have returned to training a week after they were sidelined from a friendly following accusations by two women in Argentina who said they caused them physical injuries
      
 
 
01/23/2018   USA Today - Soccer
No Neymar, no problem: Messi and Suarez keep Barcelona thriving in impressive first half of the season
      
 
 
01/23/2018   Soccernet
Phil Neville has been appointed head coach of the England women's
01/23/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
The Colorado Rapids have a new director of player personnel, the club announced Tuesday. Ena Patel was hired to oversee player contracts, salary budget, regulatory compliance and soccer operations protocols under Pádraig Smith, the Rapids said. “Ena’s hiring is the final piece of the puzzle for us on the front office side,” Smith, the Rapids executive vice president and general manager, said in a statement released by the club. “Bringing in a sharp, legal mind who can oversee our contractual processes and complex league mechanisms is a really important part of ensuring that we’re fielding the best possible team. We can’t wait for her to get started.” Previously, Patel was based in the San Francisco Bay area where she worked on international tax planning, corporate reorganizations and restructurings at DLA Piper LLP and Baker McKenzie, the club said. Patel, who earned a masters in laws in taxation from Northwestern University, is now the highest-ranking female executive in a technical role in MLS. Sporting Ka
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Phil Neville's new England career might be a PR masterstroke but is he the right choice for the job?
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Crystal Palace sign Poland centre-back Jaroslaw Jach from Zagłebie Lubin on a three-and-a-half year deal, for an undisclosed fee.
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Watch this video to see how the Nations League can help so-called 'smaller' teams qualify for the European Championship.
01/23/2018   BBC Football
Watch this video to see how the Uefa's newest international competition will work.
01/23/2018   USA Today - Soccer
European soccer leaders want to cap fees to player agents they believe are "disproportionately" well paid and whose quality of work is dropping
      
 
 
01/23/2018   USA Today - Soccer
The head of Spartak Moscow's public relations department has been fined after a player posted a tweet to the club account describing his own black teammates as "chocolates."
      
 
 
01/23/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Five Croats who were arrested in Serbia after a massive fan brawl at a soccer match last month will serve four to six months in prison as part of a plea bargain deal with the prosecutors
      
 
 
01/23/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
Legendary England keeper Gordon Banks says Jack Butland should be given the chance to prove his worth as England's number one.
01/23/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Barcelona says defender Javier Mascherano is leaving the club after eight seasons
      
 
 
01/23/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Romania midfielder Nicolae Stanciu has completed a transfer from Anderlecht to Sparta Prague
      
 
 
01/23/2018   Soccernet
Barcelona have confirmed that Javier Mascherano <a
01/23/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
Gareth Southgate says the pressure surrounding Brazil in the lead up to the World Cup in Russia is greater than any other country.
01/23/2018   Soccernet
Zinedine Zidane says Cristiano Ronaldo's importance to Real Madrid can not be underestimated amid speculation of Neymar moving to Los Blancos. Zinedine Zidane believes Real Madrid's 7-1 victory was important for his team's confidence after their recent disappointing run of results. The FC crew answer your tweets on Edin Dzeko versus Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and share personal stories about injuries during their careers. La Liga is a battleground dominated by Davids who occasionally, sometimes spectacularly, take down one of the handful of Goliaths. They often succeed with just the single shot -- a hard-won break right between the eyes of a financial behemoth whose own gaze may be distracted by adversaries operating on a more level playing field. Real Madrid find themselves in that quandary as a season-defining date with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain looms large on the horizon. Injuries and fatigue have begun...
01/23/2018   World Cup news

Continuing our look at the number behind previous FIFA World Cup winners, FIFA.com highlights the enchanting statistical story of Italy’s 1934 and ’38 FIFA World Cup™ campaigns.

01/23/2018   Soccernet
Carlos Vela joins the FC crew to talk about leaving Europe to join MLS expansion team LAFC, the brewing rivalry with LA Galaxy and Mexico's World Cup outlook. LAFC's first designated player, Carlos Vela, says the up-and-coming club's appeal enticed his long-contemplated move to MLS. Major League Soccer trio Carlos Vela, Giovani dos Santos and Jonathan dos Santos are all set to be involved for Mexico in its first game of 2018 next Wednesday against Bosnia and Herzegovina in San Antonio. Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio recently visited the three players in Los Angeles, according to the Mexican federation, and LAFC (Vela) and LA Galaxy (Giovani and Jonathan) agreed to allow them to join El Tri for the friendly, which doesn't fall in the FIFA international calendar. The rest of...
01/23/2018   Soccernet
Unai Emery knows his PSG side have to improve their away form if they're to taste Champions League glory.
01/23/2018   Soccernet
Antonio Conte says the departure of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal and the unavailability of new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan does not play into Chelsea's hands.
01/23/2018   Soccernet
Inter Milan have made a loan offer for Daniel Sturridge that is still
01/23/2018   Soccernet
The transfer window is heating up! Transfer Talk brings you live updates on all the latest rumours and done deals. Check out all the confirmed January
01/23/2018   Soccernet
BRISTOL, ENGLAND -- Pep Guardiola admitted he was delighted to reach his first final as Manchester City manager after they secured a place at Wembley in
01/23/2018   Soccernet
Major League Soccer: Lee Nguyen ( 69') New England Revolution 1-0 Montreal Impact The New England Revolution say Lee Nguyen is "not honoring his contract" after the forward failed to appear for the first day of preseason training on Tuesday. Nguyen has reportedly asked for a trade, but new Revolution coach Brad Friedel rejected the prospect of a deal when speaking to MLSsoccer.com last week. And after Nguyen was a no-show in Foxborough on Tuesday, general manager Mike Burns told MLS's website: "Lee didn't report to preseason and he's not honoring his contract."&nbsp; "We'll handle...
01/23/2018   Soccernet
01/23/2018   Soccernet
Following Atletico Madrid's exit from Copa del Rey, the FC crew evaluate their inconsistency this season and Diego Simeone's standing at the club. Diego Simeone doesn't see any difference in Antoine Griezmann's performances, while reports continue to link him with Barcelona. An abysmal Atletico Madrid unceremoniously crashed out of the Copa del Rey as they were outclassed 3-1 by Sevilla (5-2 on aggregate). The writing was on the wall from very early on -- 23 seconds to be precise -- as Sergio Escudero ghosted in unmarked to volley the Andalusians into the lead. Atleti then woke up and Antoine Griezmann's stunning long-ranger dragged them back into the tie. As in the first leg, profligate finishing then came back to haunt Los Rojiblancos, with Griezmann, Kevin...
01/23/2018   Soccernet
In an interview on the Max & Herc Podcast, Bob Bradley explains how to give all American players, such as 19-year-old Manchester United defender Matt Olosunde, a chance to develop.
01/23/2018   Soccernet
The FC crew assess whether reaching the Carabao Cup final is more important to Chelsea or Arsenal after a scoreless first leg. Antonio Conte predicts an open match at the Emirates as Chelsea and Arsenal try to reach the Carabao Cup final. Wednesday night will see the third meeting between Chelsea and Arsenal in as many weeks, and the good news for all those seeking entertainment is that it is much more likely to resemble the first clash than the second. The 2-2 draw just after the New Year was one for the ages with drama from the first minute to the last. The goalless encounter a fortnight ago to open their Carabao Cup semifinal will linger far shorter in the memory. In the first leg, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger took the rare but...
01/23/2018   Soccernet
Things change in the blink of an eye in football.&nbsp;<a
01/23/2018   Soccernet
The FC crew answer your tweets on Edin Dzeko versus Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and share personal stories about injuries during their careers.
01/23/2018   Soccernet
Following Atletico Madrid's exit from Copa del Rey, the FC crew evaluate their inconsistency this season and Diego Simeone's standing at the club.
01/23/2018   Soccernet
The transfer window is heating up! Transfer Talk brings you live updates on all the latest rumours and done deals. Check out all the confirmed January moves so far on our transfers page. Do Chelsea have cause for new Courtois concern? After goalkeeper&nbsp;Kepa Arrizabalaga's&nbsp;decision to stay at Athletic Bilbao&nbsp;despite Real Madrid's interest, the&nbsp;Telegraph&nbsp;says Chelsea have "fresh fears over&nbsp;Thibaut Courtois, with Madrid keen for him to stall on a new contract." It reports...
01/23/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
U.S. soccer president Sunil Gulati is confident that North America's infrastructure will support its World Cup joint bid. ESPN's Sam Borden chats with U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati about the U.S.-led 2026 World Cup bid. The United States-led bid for the 2026 World Cup is hoping the "economic certainty" it offers global football will outweigh any concerns about negative perceptions of America's foreign policies. The United Bid Committee is trying to bring the World Cup to the U.S., Mexico and Canada in 2026, but its leadership was pressed in London on Tuesday about the effect recent inflammatory remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump will have on FIFA voters when they select the hosts in June. Trump reportedly used...
01/22/2018   USA Today - Soccer
LAFC finally took the field on a sunny January morning at UCLA for its inaugural workout.
      
 
 
01/22/2018   Seattle Times Sounders

The Sounders opened their 2018 camp with a largely unchanged roster in which 10 of 11 starters from the MLS Cup loss in December are back. But the closing of the European transfer deadline next week could bring some more new faces into the mix.
01/22/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
Raf Honigstein details the problems VAR has faced in Germany after a Kicker survey of Bundesliga players revealed support for eliminating the new technology. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was left unhappy with the use of VAR as his side had a strong case for a penalty. After three Chelsea players were cautioned for simulation against Norwich, the FC panel debate whether or not VAR should have changed some of the decisions. Video replays will be used at the World Cup for the first time and talks are underway with potential sponsor branding to appear when the technology is used, a FIFA executive said on Monday. The sport's rule-making panel met on Monday to assess recent trials ahead of video assistant referees (VAR) being officially approved by FIFA later this season for use in Russia in June and July. "Definitely VAR will happen," FIFA chief commercial officer Philippe Le Floc'h told The Associated Press. "It's great...
01/22/2018   USA Today - Soccer
The move is a rare swap deal among two of England's top teams.
      
 
 
01/22/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal late in the team’s 7-1 blowout win over Deportivo La Coruna, but he paid for it.Ronaldo scored a goal in the 78th minute of the game, helping pad the team’s lead, but he didn’t stop there. The star striker got free in the box shortly after, and then headed the ball into the corner of the net in the 84th minute. His diving header was a beautiful goal, but he unfortunately took a cleat from a defender to his face on the play.Ronaldo was left bloodied as a result, and was attended to on the field. That’s when a funny moment occurred, involving a sequence you likely wouldn’t see from any other soccer player in the world. Ronaldo actually used a team doctor’s phone to assess the damage as he walked off the pitch, which sent social media into a whirlwind of laughter. Aside from being bloodied, Ronaldo turned in a stellar performance in the match. Ronaldo is known for his pretty face, so he clearly wasn’t thrilled with it being covered in blood for the world to see.
01/22/2018   World Cup news

Today the global leg of the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola kicked off with an official launch ceremony in London as fans get #ReadyFor the highly anticipated tournament.  

01/22/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino refused to speak about rumours linking Harry Kane to Real Madrid after his side's 1-1 draw to Southampton. Mauricio Pochettino admits Son Heung-min's performances are being overshadowed by Harry Kane, after the South Korean forward scored in his fifth consecutive league game at Wembley. Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been voted the 2017 Vauxhall England men's player of the year after scoring seven times in six appearances for his country. The 24-year-old won 75 percent of the England Supporters Club's votes having netted braces against France and Malta, and scored in fixtures with Scotland, Slovenia and Lithuania. "It's always special to represent your country so to be voted as England's best player of 2017 from such a talented squad is a real honour after what was a memorable...
01/21/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Julie Ertz scored a goal on same day her husband Zach Ertz reached the Super Bowl.
      
 
 
01/21/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern stretched its considerable Bundesliga lead.
      
 
 
01/21/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
Ryan Fraser opened the scoring for Bournemouth, but Javier Hernandez answered from the ensuing restart to earn West Ham a 1-1 draw. Ryan Fraser opened the scoring for Bournemouth, but Javier Hernandez answered from the ensuing restart to earn West Ham a 1-1 draw. Ryan Fraser opened the scoring for Bournemouth, but Javier Hernandez answered from the ensuing restart to earn West Ham a 1-1 draw. ESPN FC's Craig Burley breaks down all the action from around the Premier League on Saturday. This 2017-18 season in Europe hasn't been mesmerizing for Mexican football. A lack of minutes has been a common theme for many members of Mexico's European legion. Juan Carlos Osorio,&nbsp;El Tri's manager, is preoccupied with the lack of playing and the idea that several of Mexico's players could be switching clubs&nbsp;this January. Here's a look back at the Heroes and Villains: Heroes There's certainty that&nbsp;Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez will stay with West Ham until the end of the season,...
01/21/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
The guys break down Mexico's World Cup draw and the Liga MX final. Brian McBride joins to discuss MLS Cup, the USMNT and #SaveTheCrew. The ESPN FC panel discuss Group F, which contains Germany, Mexico, Sweden and South Korea. Mexico is set to play Scotland on June 2 in Estadio Azteca in El Tri's farewell match ahead of the World Cup in Russia. The Scottish FA announced the game on Sunday, with the Mexican federation later confirming that an agreement has been reached. It'll be the first ever match between the two teams. Mexico is expected to follow up the Scotland game with a friendly in the United States, followed by two more in Europe before heading to Russia for its World Cup opener against Germany on June 17 In Moscow. Scotland,...
01/21/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
Shaka Hislop and Alexis Nunes break down the list of candidates to start between the sticks for England at the World Cup. England manager Gareth Southgate has challenged his players to emulate Pele and Gordon Banks by creating their own iconic moment at the World Cup. Southgate was in London on Sunday for the Football Writers' Association (FWA) tribute evening in honour of Pele, who had been unable to attend because of health issues. Pele inspired Brazil to victory at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, where England goalkeeper Gordon Banks, who was also at the FWA event, produced a breathtaking save from the man considered...
01/21/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
Carlos Vela joins the FC crew to talk about leaving Europe to join MLS expansion team LAFC, the brewing rivalry with LA Galaxy and Mexico's World Cup outlook.
01/20/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Zardes is a Los Angeles-area native who spent the past five seasons with the Galaxy.
      
 
 
01/20/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
If recent reports are to be believed, Barcelona are not getting Antoine Griezmann. And that comes from the Spanish giants themselves.“FC Barcelona strongly denies the information that has appeared over the course of the last few hours in different media regarding Atlético Madrid player, Antoine Griezmann, and an alleged deal with our club.”But that’s not all.“FC Barcelona expresses its objections in the face of these events and reiterates its full respect for the institution of Atlético Madrid.”And while it’s no surprise that a club like Barca would be interested in a player like Griezmann, where’s he going to fit? Philippe Coutinho is here. Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi are here. Ousmane Dembélé, when he’s fully fit, is here. But that doesn’t mean the Spanish giants aren’t going to make a splash.After all, the transfer window still remains open. But this type of move seems like more of a summer signing. That’s because Barca already have their big business—Coutinho—out of the way. But if they come calling, the
01/20/2018   World Cup news

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01/20/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
The Central Coast Mariners have missed a numbers of chances in their 1-1 draw with Sydney FC in Graham Arnold's 200th A-League game as coach. The FC crew explain why Australia's outlook at the World Cup is dreary after being drawn with France, Peru and Denmark. Graham Arnold says Sydney FC have not yet detailed their response to Football Federation Australia's approach to potentially poach their A-League-winning coach for the vacant Socceroos gig. After two months of speculation FFA finally contacted Arnold on Thursday night to inform the well-credentialed 54-year-old he is among a shortlist of candidates to replace Ange Postecoglou. He immediately attempted to call Sydney's chairman Scott Barlow, who last month signalled the Sky Blues will fight any attempt...
01/20/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
The FC crew explain why Australia's outlook at the World Cup is dreary after being drawn with France, Peru and Denmark. ESPN's Julien Laurens believes France will be very happy after drawing Australia, Peru and Denmark. Jason Dasey and PJ Roberts evaluate Australia's World Cup group and assess whether they or any other Asian teams can progress. Robert Mancini is reportedly the man Football Federation Australia wants to lead the Socceroos to this year's World Cup. FFA has already opened talks with the Premier League-winning manager about a short-term contract to cover the lead-up to June's showpiece tournament in Russia, according to the Australian. It's believed chief executive David Gallop is set to fly to Europe imminently to conduct interviews for the position, left vacant in November by Ange Postecoglou. Mancini, who steered Manchester...
01/20/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
Alexis Sánchez would be left out of Arsenal’s squad to face Crystal Palace Saturday morning. But the Gunners didn’t skip a beat.As of this moment, Arsenal lead Crystal Palace 4-0. It’s not even halftime yet. However, it’s not a surprise that Sánchez is out of their squad at the moment. He’s reportedly on his way to Manchester United. And, even Henrikh Mkhitaryan is reported to be on his way in an exchange. In fact, that’s what is said to be holding this deal up.But that’s not all.Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appears to be nearing a deal to join Arsenal as well.But let’s get back to Sánchez. He’s reportedly already agreed to a contract with United. One that will reportedly pay him in excess of £350,000 per week. On the season, the Red Devils are second in the Premier League on 50 points. Arsenal, however, are sixth on 39 points. Assuming their score holds against Palace, they will still be in sixth.Does Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang make the difference for the Gunners going forward? That’s difficult to say
01/20/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
LAFC's Omar Gaber delights in Egyptian national team teammate Mohamed Salah's start with Liverpool and explains what it means to have Egypt qualify for the World Cup.
01/19/2018   Seattle Times Sounders

The Roldan brothers, Cristian and Alex, grew up seriously competitive with each other in all sports. Now, they've been reunited with the Sounders, who took Seattle University midfielder Alex Roldan with their first-round pick in Friday's MLS SuperDraft.
01/19/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
As midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain picked up the second ball in the first half of a 0-0 match against league leaders Manchester City, he showed off the traits that made him a phenom prospect years ago: he took on defenders with pace and power before unleashing a shot. Except those skills were pigeonholed mostly on the wing during his six seasons at Arsenal in which he never quite lived up to expectations as opposed to the center midfield position he played in that match. His goal partly had to do with the team around him as Liverpool’s creative play comes from the sheer pace of its front three in Sadio Mane, Firmino and Mo Salahl. This allowed the midfield three of Oxlade-Chamberlain, Emre Can, and Gini Wijnaldum, to focus on function instead of nuance in their 4-3 win.Then again, the one midfielder who gave Jurgen Klopp’s side layers left for Barcelona this winter. Coutinho was as close to a traditional No. 10 as the side had, and he leaves behind a midfield filled with physical runners who seemingly over
01/19/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
Bacary Sagna has been without a club since leaving Manchester City. Bacary Sagna has said he is confident he can earn a place in France's World Cup squad despite still not having decided where he will play in the second half of the season. Sagna has been without a club since his Manchester City contract ended last summer and is training on his own in London as he considers offers. He has seen Monaco's Djibril Sidibe and Nice's Christophe Jallet move ahead of him in France boss Didier Deschamps' thinking but feels he can still be on the plane to Russia in the summer. "I'll...
01/19/2018   World Cup news
The Hamburg District Court has issued a preliminary injunction against Switzerland-based viagogo AG, banning the company from offering tickets for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ via its viagogo.de online ticket marketplace prior to FIFA officially allocating such tickets and/or to viagogo AG physically possessing them.
01/18/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
U.S. soccer president Sunil Gulati is confident that North America's infrastructure will support its World Cup joint bid. ESPN's Sam Borden chats with U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati about the U.S.-led 2026 World Cup bid. PHILADELPHIA -- Outgoing U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati stressed that winning the hosting rights for the 2026 World Cup "will be a tough battle," and that he's concerned external political forces could adversely affect the bid. The U.S. is engaged in a joint bid with Canada and Mexico to win the hosting rights, and Gulati will remain chairman of the United Bid Committee Board of Directors despite leaving his role with U.S. Soccer. The joint bid is considered a heavy favorite to win...
01/18/2018   World Cup news

In the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week we look back to 1974 and the spectacular scenes that greeted the beaten Netherlands team on their return to Amsterdam.

01/18/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
Giorgi Jikia is a doubt to play for Russia in the World Cup. Russia defender Giorgi Jikia tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a club friendly on Thursday and could be ruled out of the World Cup. Jikia hurt his left knee while playing for Spartak Moscow against Chinese team Shanghai SIPG in the United Arab Emirates. Video footage showed him clutching his knee and howling in pain, before being taken away on a stretcher. Spartak said in a statement that Jikia has been released from hospital and is in the team hotel, but that he will require an operation. "It...
01/17/2018   Seattle Times Sounders

On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved a measure supporting the Seattle's bid for the 2026 Fifa World Cup.
01/17/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
In an interview by Barca team mate Gerard Pique for the Players Tribune, Luis Suarez admitted he immediately regretted biting Italy's Giorgio Chellini in 2014.
01/17/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
In an interview with Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique for the Players Tribune, Luis Suarez discusses the handball in the 2010 World Cup against Ghana.