Kroos on how Atletico Madrid will play against Real Madrid

Ahead of the Champions League Final on Saturday Toni Kroos spoke to Real Madrid TV and revealed that they have been working with a lot of intensity. The German international said that they have been training hard since the last league game of the season. “That’s really important after our last league game, it was
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Chelsea want 24-year-old, Abramovich asks staff to double Man Utd's offer

Chelsea want 24-year-old, Abramovich asks staff to double Man Utd's offer - originally posted on Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is looking to sign a defender this summer and the Napoli centre back Kalidou Koulibaly is a target for the Blues. The highly rated defender has been a target for Manchester United as well. The Old Trafford outfit even submitted a bid for him...
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Why Zlatan Ibrahimovic is what Manchester United Needs Now

Jose Mourinho, as the incoming Manchester United manager, is faced with the challenge of regaining the club’s lost glory. The Sun reports that the 53-year old manager is said to be eyeing Ibrahimovic. The Paris Saint-Germain forward, who is currently a free agent, is said to be leaving PSG this summer. In 2009, Ibrahimovic and
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Real Madrid stars thriving under Zidane’s free reign

Madrid (AFP) – Just five months into his first senior managerial role, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is already living up to the unenviable task of matching his credentials as one of the finest players of his generation. Fourteen years on from the sumptuous volley that rippled a rain-soaked net at Hampden Park in Glasgow to hand Real their ninth European Cup over Bayer Leverkusen...
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Joey Barton joins Rangers for club’s Premiership return

Four days after Brendan Rodgers signed onto the job of running Celtic, another PL veteran is taking his talents to The Old Firm.
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WATCH: Caleb Porter on injuries, preparing for the Chicago Fire

Porter talked after Tuesday's training about preparing for the Chicago Fire, where the Timbers play on Saturday, still looking for their first road win. He also talks about juggling the lineup as players go in and out with injuries and call-ups
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How Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury will affect 2016 Champions League Final

This injury won’t slow Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the greatest players the soccer world has ever seen. Ronaldo limped out of Real Madrid’s practice session Tuesday after colliding with reserve goalkeeper Kiko Casilla. The news sparked fears he might not play, or won’t be in peak shape, for Real Madrid when it takes on Atletico Madrid in the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final...
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Pros and cons of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United

As I write this, the only thing we know for sure about Zlatan Ibrahimovic is that he’s played his last match for Paris Saint-German. Despite the fact that he’s 34, teams are lining up for the services of the talented Swedish striker. A few days ago, there were reports that he had overtures from China, MLS, La Liga and the Premier League. Things are different now, as Manchester...
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Man Utd inform club, they will outbid Chelsea for Abramovich's personal target

Man Utd inform club, they will outbid Chelsea for Abramovich's personal target - originally posted on Manchester United have been linked with a move for the Sporting midfielder Joao Mario. The Sporting star has been sensational in the Liga Sagres this season and is a target for both Chelsea and Manchester United. Latest reports state that Chelsea have already met...
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Italy Euro 2016 Squad: no place for Pirlo or Balotelli, can they win the Euros?

Italy Euro 2016 Squad: no place for Pirlo or Balotelli, can they win the Euros? - originally posted on When it comes to major competitions, Italy always seem to be a force to be reckoned with regardless of form or personnel. The Azzurri will enter this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament quietly confidently after sailing through qualifying and boss Antonio Conte has announced...
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Why Louis van Gaal couldn't remain at Manchester United

Just about every soccer manager tries to keep the job he has, but few have struggled so mightily only to fail in the end like Louis van Gaal. Manchester United dismissed van Gaal on Monday amid much fanfare, furor and intrigue. Van Gaal led the Red Devils to victory Sunday in the FA Cup final, but their first trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson retired as manager in 2013 wasn’t enough...
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MLS Weekend Roundup: New York Derby Domination

Week 11 in the MLS sure brought some intensity. Between the New York derby and the CaliClasico, the MLS had its share of rivalry matches this week. The New York derby was a domination match, having one team outscoring the other 7-0. Read on to find out who won and what other teams in the MLS did. Chicago Fire 1-0 Houston Dynamo: The Chicago Fire earned a much needed point against...

Suarez in tears after injury, could miss Copa America

MADRID -- Luis Suarez' participation in the Copa America Centenario is in doubt after the Uruguay striker left Spain's Copa del Rey final with an apparent muscle injury and in tears on Sunday.Suarez is expected to undergo tests Monday to find out the extent of the right leg injury that forced him to limp off the pitch in the second half of the game against Sevilla at the Vicente...
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Three reasons why Spain is the favorite to win Euro 2016

Less than three weeks left until the beginning of Euro 2016, in which 24 best national teams of Europe will compete for the European title. Two previous titles went to Spain – the strongest team of the last decade, whose confusion at the 2014 World Cup does not negate the fact that Spain is still the dominant force in European football. Here are three reasons why Spain, no Germany...
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Arsenal Transfer Rumours - Saturday Round-up: Alvaro Morata, Michael Carrick, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott

Arsenal attacking midfielder Alexis Sanchez is happy at the Emirates and will not leave during the summer transfer window, Chile legend Ivan Zamorano has revealed. - Read full article Arsenal are close to reaching an agreement with Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, has revealed. - Read full article Arsenal striker Theo Walcott will not […]
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U.S. soccer announces 23-man roster for Copa America

The United States’ 23-man roster for next month’s Copa America Centenario was announced on Saturday, and as is typical for Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad, there were some notable omissions that will surely be talked about. GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan, Ethan Horvath, Tim Howard DEFENDERS: Matt Besler, Steve Birnbaum, John Brooks, Geoff Cameron, Timmy Chandler, Fabian Johnson, Michael...
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Manchester United hires Jose Mourinho as manager

After an exhilarating FA Cup victory, Manchester United have decided to part way with current manager Louis Van Gaal and have appointed José Mourinho as manager effective for the 2016-17 season. THIS JUST IN: Jose Mourinho agrees to deal with Manchester United to be club's next manager. (via @ESPNFC) — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 21, 2016...
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WATCH: Watch: Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri: 'Things can change' quickly

Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri talks about Portland's performance this season and what the team needs to do to turn things around.
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WATCH: Watch: Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers: 'We put ourselves in a difficult spot'

Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers talks about Portland's position in the standings and Sunday's game against Vancouver.
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Chelsea Transfer Rumours - Friday Round-up: Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Romelu Lukaku, Gonzalo Higuain, John Stones

Atletico Madrid are ready to offer a new contract to striker Antoine Griezmann, has revealed. - Read full article Chelsea have reportedly opened talks over a double transfer raid for Everton stars Romelu Lukaku and John Stones, Metro reports. - Read full article Italian giants Juventus will try everything to keep striker Alvaro Morata […]
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Manchester United Transfer Rumours - Friday Round-up: Paul Pogba, James Rodriguez, Arda Turan, Jose Mourinho

Manchester United are leading the race to sign Real Madrid hit man James Rodriguez, ESPN reports. - Read full article A number of top European clubs are ready to make an offer for Juventus attacking midfielder Paul Pogba. - Read full article Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could be named new Manchester United boss after […]
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Manchester United’s history in the FA Cup Final

On Saturday, Manchester United and Crystal Palace will meet at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup Final. For United, it will be their 19th appearance in the final, a competition they have won 11 times prior. With a victory over Palace, they will draw level with Arsenal, last year’s winners, for the most in English football history. 1909 – Manchester United 1-0 Bristol City The...
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Hope Solo’s name to be synonymous with greatness!

Hope Solo, of the U.S. Women’s national soccer team has expressed concern that her legacy is forever tarnished by allegations of assault to her sister and nephew. In regards to Hope Solo’s case, a few questions pop up as to the validity of the charges and shed light on Solo’s innocence. Hope Solo said, “From here on out, no matter what happens, I’ll forever be associated...
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Wayne Rooney acts badly in X-Men movie advertisement

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been called many things over the course of his long career, but "mutant" probably isn't one of them. Until now, that is. United have a commercial relationship with movie makers 20th Century Fox, and it certainly seems like both parties are determined to milk it for all it's worth. First, United painted two of their mascots blue for their...
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La Liga may fine clubs who show empty seats on television

La Liga is entering into a new era with a television deal that was collectively struck, allowing other Spanish soccer teams to try to catch up to global superpowers Barcelona and Real Madrid. Whereas in the past teams would negotiate their own television deals separately – leading to huge revenue advantages for the pair – now everyone will reap the benefits of a huge TV deal...
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MLS salaries: Extremely uneven, but hard to argue with results

The Major League Soccer Players Union released its bi-annual salary information Thursday and one thing is clear: Player salaries are financially top-heavy. As Luke Kerr-Dineen breaks down over at For The Win, most of the league’s total salary compensation of $151,719,752 is concentrated in the hands of a few select clubs and players. The league is made up of 22 teams, so...
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Earthquakes Defender Kip Colvey Gets New Zealand Call

Young San Jose Earthquakes defender, Kip Colvey, 22, was recently named in the New Zealand national team’s Oceania Football Confederation Nations Cup squad. The call up tips a crazy year for the young defender who will soon have the opportunity to play competitively for his national team. Colvey was selected by the San Jose Earthquakes in the third round of the 2016 MLS Super Draft...
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Earthquakes Look Ready for Galaxy Match After Real Sociedad Victory

The San Jose Earthquakes were able to hold off Spanish side Real Sociedad on Thursday for a 2-1 victory as they look ahead to their upcoming California Clásico against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday. The Quakes looked strong against the side that finished 9th in La Liga last season and boasted the likes of Carlos Vela, Xabi Prieto, and former Real Madrid midfielders Aisier Illaramendi...
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Is Sevilla's Europa League three-peat a true dynasty?

Imagine for a moment that your favorite college basketball team had won the NIT Tournament three years in a row and five times in just over a decade. Not the NCAA Tournament, but the second-tier NIT. Would you consider it a dynasty? Or would you simply reason that your team was very good in knockout brackets, yet didn’t quite belong with the heavyweights? That’s more or less...
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A Strong Start but a Long Fight for the Los Angeles Galaxy

After winning three MLS Cups in four years, the Los Angeles Galaxy failed to live up to expectations in 2015. Even after signing English midfield general Steven Gerrard, and acquiring Giovani Dos Santos, the Galaxy fell short to rivals Seattle Sounders FC in the first round of the playoffs. Ten weeks into the season, the Galaxy sit at fourth place in the Western Conference, which...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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