Archive for the ‘Soccer’ Category

Wayne Rooney: Manchester United rejects Chelsea’s bid for star

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Wayne Rooney won't be leaving Manchester United any time soon. Chelsea reportedly made a strong bid to sign the striker, but his current club rejected the overtures. New Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho publicly expressed admiration for Rooney last week and on Wednesday the team released a statement that it had, indeed ...

Jozy Altidore headed to Sunderland

Friday, July 5th, 2013

United States forward Jozy Altidore has finally worked out where he will be playing in the upcoming season. The 23-year-old striker will be transferred from Dutch club AZ Alkmaar to Barclays Premier League side Sunderland. Terms of the transfer have not been released. Earlier this week AZ Alkmaar reportedly rebuffed Sunderland's ...

Brazil protests: Confederations Cup will not be canceled, World Cup in doubt

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Protests in Brazil over the past week have turned violent and the games of FIFA's Confederations Cup have become a flashpoint for controversy. FIFA has denied that the Confed Cup could be canceled as a result of the protests, but there are now serious questions about country's ability to host ...

Video: Brazil’s Neymar is pretty incredible

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Brazil's soccer team is in the middle of dominating at home in the 2013 Confederations Cup and the breakout star of the tournament is the host country's young forward Neymar. The 21-year-old sensation has already scored two goals and assisted on another after an absolutely mind-blowing move along the touchline. Neymar ...

Landon Donovan left off U.S. National Team for qualifiers

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

On Thursday afternoon the United States men's national soccer team announced its roster for its upcoming slate of five games, and Landon Donovan was left off of it. Jurgen Klinsmann's team will play two friendlies against Belgium and Germany, then jump into three important World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica, Panama and ...

Wayne Rooney wants transfer from Manchester United

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Outgoing Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that star Wayne Rooney has handed in a transfer request due to frustration at being substituted in recent matches. The 27-year-old forward has been with United since 2004 and now wants out, but Ferguson insists the club has no plans to let ...

Sir Alex Ferguson retiring from Manchester United?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Several British newspapers are reporting that Sir Alex Ferguson is contemplating retirement after 27 seasons as the manager for Manchester United. The 71-year-old is said to be seriously considering stepping away and would go out on a high note, as Man U. wrapped up it's 20th Premier League title recently. On ...

UEFA proposes 10-match ban for racism by players

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

On Wednesday, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino proposed measures to curb racism in European soccer. Players, officials and fans will both be targeted under the new measures. Players or officials guilty of racist offenses will be banned for a whopping 10 matches. For racist abuse by fans, there would be partial ...