Louis Van Gaal has made it no secret for the better part of eight months that he wants Harry Kane as his striker. Although the Dutchman is used to having his cake and eating it to, his arrogance is yet again getting in the way of business. Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy has been known not
The arrival of Neymar (and Luis Suarez) to the Catalan giants signaled the end of Pedro Eliezer Rodríguez Ledesma’s first team opportunities at FC Barcelona. The Spanish winger has been a mainstay throughout Spain’s international dynasty and was a regular fixture in Barcelona’s starting XI before the holy grail of attacking triumvirates arrived. Pedro’s departure seems best for both
Jose Mourinho stated emphatically that the transfer window was closed for Chelsea. It’s hard to reconcile that statement with today’s announcement £22M signing of Ghanian Left Back Baba Rahman. Chelsea has been thin at left back since the departure of Ashley Cole, but now after second choice defender Luis Filipe’s return to Atletico Madrid, Chelsea have
For the second day in a row, Raheem Sterling has called in sick/refused to train/continued to act like a total diva. Sterling’s relationship with Brendan Rodgers and Fenway Sports Group has been in tatters for months now, and we are simply waiting for the bitter end to this pathetic charade. It is hard to believe
Over the past quarter-century Iker Casillas has bagged every major trophy in Spain and in Europe. He has been named the best goalkeeper alive by FIFA voters a staggering seven times. Recent years haven’t been kind to Madrid’s captain, infamously losing his starting job under Jose Mourinho’s stewardship and suffering from the rotation blues under
Only Pep Guardiola couldn’t find a permanent spot in his XI for Thomas Muller (or Bastian Schweinsteiger for that matter). Muller is now keen on linking up with Louis Van Gaal as the revolution appears to be in full effect at Old Trafford. Schweinsteiger looks certain to move, making Muller’s departure more logical as well.
The US Women reached the zenith of female soccer by ending their 16-year title drought by capturing their third World Cup title. Not only was Sunday’s achievement record breaking in its own right, it firmly cemented the US as the greatest country in the history of the sport. In addition to having the most titles
For better or for worse, what a difference the comfort of home makes. Chile managed to outlast a crowded field to bag their first Copa America trophy, which doubled as their first major title at a FIFA sanctioned tournament. It quickly became apparent that this team was bigger than its European stars Alexis Sanchez and
Hold on tight casual fans of the beautiful game. The long-serving figures standing between the posts for many elite teams are set to swap jerseys in the coming months. The summer transfer window of 2015 may go down in the annals of football lore as the most seismic shift in the history of goalkeeper transfers.
Of all of FIFA’s major tournaments, Copa America may be the most underrated. Every four years CONMEBOL’s premier competition flies under the radar, with viewing confined to clandestine computer streams and practically unsearchable destinations in the deepest reaches of the cable galaxy. What most of the world is missing is a beautiful display of grit, unparalleled style