Galaxy send Zardes to Columbus for Kamara

first_imgTransfers LA Galaxy send Zardes to Columbus for Kamara Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 00:21 1/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gyasi Zardes MLS LA Galaxy 08292016 Jennifer Buchanan Transfers LA Galaxy Columbus Crew MLS Sigi Schmid’s side has acquired the Norway international in exchange for the U.S. national team forward and $400,000 in allocation money The Columbus Crew have acquired U.S. national team forward Gyasi Zardes and $400,000 in targeted allocation money from the LA Galaxy in exchange for Norway international Ola Kamara, the MLS clubs announced Saturday.Kamara has scored 35 goals in 64 MLS matches since joining the Crew from Austria Vienna in 2016. Last season, the 28-year-old finished fifth in MLS with 18 regular season goals.Zardes, 26, has recorded 36 goals and 18 assists over 139 MLS matches since signing with the Galaxy as a homegrown player in 2013. He also has scored six goals in 37 appearances for the U.S., representing his country at the 2016 Copa America Centenario and the Gold Cup in 2015 and 2017. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “We are excited to welcome Gyasi to Columbus,” Crew coach Gregg Berhalter said in a news release. “Gyasi is a talented forward that has been successful in this league and with the U.S. men’s national team. He is a high character individual and has a bright future in Major League Soccer and with our club.”In addition to what we know Gyasi will bring to our playing system, we have received significant additional resources to help the club as we build our roster for the 2018 campaign. We want to thank Ola for his two successful seasons with our club and we wish him the best in the next chapter of his career.”Capped nine times by Norway, Kamara gives the Galaxy the true striker the club has lacked since Robbie Keane exited following the 2016 season.More often used as a winger in recent years, Zardes struggled to fill that void last season while scoring just two goals in 24 matches as the Galaxy finished with a league-worst 8-18-8 record.”We are very excited to bring Ola to Los Angeles,” Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid said. “He has been one of the league’s most productive forwards during his two seasons in MLS and we believe he will be a great fit in our attack. We look forward to him joining our squad.”Speaking to the Galaxy’s official website, Kamara said: “I’m super excited about the move. I wanted a new chapter and to get to a club that everybody knows in the whole world is cool. Being from Europe, everyone knows Galaxy. It’s a big challenge for me, and I’m very excited.”last_img read more

Bobo brace as Sydney march on

first_imgMelbourne Victory v Sydney Melbourne Victory 1 Sydney FC 3: Bobo bags brace for dominant leaders Dom Farrell 19:42 1/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bobo - cropped Getty Images Melbourne Victory v Sydney Melbourne Victory Sydney A-League Bobo is on to 18 goals for the campaign after Sydney went nine-points clear at the A-League summit by beating Melbourne Victory 3-1. Sydney FC striker Bobo continued his phenomenal goalscoring season with a brace as the A-League leaders came from behind to win 3-1 against 10-man Melbourne Victory.Brazilian Bobo now has 18 goals in as many appearances, his double helping Sydney go nine points clear of Newcastle Jets, who drew 2-2 with Melbourne City on Thursday.Following a keenly contested and goalless first half, the hosts took a 58th minute lead, with Besart Berisha converting from the penalty spot after Jai Ingham was brought down by Josh Brillante. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That was Berisha’s eighth of the campaign but the prolific Bobo headed home to ensure Victory’s lead lasted a shade over two minutes.The reigning champions were in the ascendency and the decisive moment arrived in the 77th minute – Jason Geria receiving a second yellow card for fouling Bobo, who made no mistake from 12 yards.Substitute David Carney latched on to Adrian Mierzejewski’s pass to make sure of the points and enhance Sydney’s advantage at the summit.FT | A huge #BigBlue win as the Sky Blues move nine points clear at the top of the A-League ladder #SydneyIsSkyBlue pic.twitter.com/nxY3ZEIkle— Sydney FC (@SydneyFC) January 26, 2018last_img read more

Report: Inter 1 Crotone 1

first_imgInter 1 Crotone 1: Zenga returns to haunt struggling Nerazzurri Rob Lancaster Last updated 1 year ago 05:47 2/4/18 Crotone_celebrate_cropped Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images Andrea Barberis scored a second-half equaliser as Crotone fought back to claim a point against an out-of-sorts Inter. Crotone extended Inter’s winless run in Serie A to eight matches as Andrea Barberis’ second-half equaliser secured Walter Zenga’s side a well-deserved 1-1 draw at San Siro.Playing in place of the injured Mauro Icardi, Eder marked his first league start of the season by heading the Nerazzurri ahead in the 23rd minute, albeit visiting defender Davide Faraoni got the final touch on the ball.Yet the out-of-sorts hosts laboured throughout and Crotone deservedly picked up a valuable point in their battle to beat the drop, Barberis reacting quickly to poke a loose ball beyond Samir Handanovic. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The result will be particularly pleasing for Zenga, a legendary name at Inter who is back coaching in his homeland after an unsuccessful spell at English Championship side Wolves.As for his old employers, a fifth successive draw will see Inter retain fourth place in the table, though Roma can close to within a solitary point with victory away at Verona on Sunday.8 – Inter Milan have equalled their longest winless streak in their Serie A history (eight games), recorded on five occasions – the latest in May 2017. Fasting. #InterCrotone — OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) February 3, 2018 After Inter won 2-0 in the previous meeting of the teams last September, they were riding high in the table having picked up maximum points from their first four outings in the campaign.However, a miserable run of form either side of the mid-season break has emphatically ended talk of an unlikely title challenge and instead left Luciano Spalletti’s side looking nervously over their shoulder in the battle to secure Champions League football next season.There was a collective sigh of relief around the San Siro when Eder opened the scoring, the forward converting Marcelo Brozovic’s corner home via a deflection off Faraoni’s head.Inter had to rely on a set-piece opportunity to break the deadlock though, as they struggled in open play during a lethargic first-half display that highlighted the lack of confidence running through the team.Faraoni made amends for his accidental involvement in the opening goal with a crucial clearance to prevent a second after the break, cutting out Antonio Candeva’s low cross as two Inter players waited to apply the finish in the middle.The interception kept Crotone within touching distance, and the visitors grew in confidence with each minute that ticked by during the second half.Their willingness to push extra bodies forward paid off with an equaliser on the hour mark, Marcello Trotta’s attempted pass rebounding off the knee of Borja Valero to set up Barberis, who kept his composure to convert the one-on-one opportunity.Spalletti responded to conceding by summoning Rafinha from the bench, and the Brazilian was denied a late winner on his home debut when his goal-bound shot was acrobatically kept out by a diving Alex Cordaz.Ivan Perisic failed to even hit the target when well-placed to convert Danilo D’Ambrosio’s cut-back pass from the right in the closing stages, while Inter were relieved to see Trotta’s left-footed drive on the angle fizz narrowly wide during an eventful finish to an otherwise tepid contest.| FT Inter 1-1 CrotoneFinal whistle at the Meazza. #InterCrotone pic.twitter.com/P1NUlfCtTw — Inter (@Inter_en) February 3, 2018 read morelast_img read more

The MLS stars who will be at the World Cup

first_imgMLS The MLS stars who will be at the 2018 World Cup Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author Last updated 1 year ago 02:58 3/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Giovani and Jonathan Dos Santos MLS LA Galaxy 08062017 Troy Wayrynen MLS World Cup The United States’ failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia dimmed plenty of the excitement stateside for this summer’s tournament.It also meant far fewer MLS players would be taking part in the summer showcase. The league elected to take a shorter break for 2018 than it did for the tournament four years ago. Yet, there are still plenty of MLS-based players fans can follow in Russia. Most are from the CONCACAF region, where nations like Costa Rica and Panama have seen big benefits from players going to MLS and facing tougher competition than in their domestic league.There also are players who are set to represent teams in South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Scroll down to see who some of the familiar faces will be at this summer’s tournament.last_img read more

2013 Super Trans Tasman Series Announcement

first_imgSeveral years ago TNZ and TFA formed a joint venture under the banner of Trans Tasman Test Series and committed to play Open grades each year and Youth and Masters grades every other year. For the first time all three will fall in the same year. There will be 24 international teams from the two countries delivering an exciting display of Touch at its best in the world to a lucky NZ crowd. The venue will again be at the spectacular Trusts Stadium in Henderson, Auckland and will be run from Tuesday, 5 February to Sunday, 10 February 2013.For more information, please click on the attached media release. Related Filessuper_trans_tasman_2013_media_release-pdflast_img

NSWTA Junior Regional Championships Results

first_imgCongratulations to the winners of the 2013 New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) Junior Regional Championships held at Jubilee Park in Wagga Wagga on the weekend. 14’s BoysHunter Western Hornets 3 defeated Sydney Scorpions 214’s GirlsSydney Scorpions 2 defeated Hunter Western Hornets 116’s BoysSydney Scorpions 6 defeated Sydney Rebels 216’s GirlsSydney Scorpions 3 defeated Hunter Western Hornets 018’s BoysSydney Rebels 6 defeated Sydney Mets 518’s GirlsHunter Western Hornets 6 defeated Sydney Scorpions 4To view some photos from the weekend, please visit the NSWTA Facebook page – www.facebook.com/nswtouch. Related LinksJunior Regionalslast_img

Rebels win fourth consecutive NTL mixed open title

first_imgBy BEN HARRISMixed open:Sydney Rebels 5 def Brisbane City Cobras 4.Good people and a strong bond between those people were the reasons Sydney Rebels have won the last four mixed open titles at the X-Blades National Touch League.The Rebels defeated Brisbane City Cobras 5-4 in a heart-racing final at Coffs Harbour. It was a replay of last year’s decider in which the Rebels won 9-8.This year’s score wasn’t as big as 2013 but it was as exciting.Rebels’ co-captain Christian Frost said, despite the team’s average age of 32, they were still playing top quality touch football.“Good people, absolutely good people,” Frost said about the key to the Rebels’ success over the last four years.“They have self-respect, they work hard and they have a great attitude. Everybody just wants to be with each other, they love each other.”The Rebels scored first through Daniel Rushworth in the fifth minute and it wasn’t for another eight minutes before the Sydney scored their second thanks to Jeremy Locke.Locke’s touchdown opened up the floodgates as three more touchdowns were scored in the final few minutes of the first half with the Rebels leading 4-1 at the break.Both teams exchanged touchdowns before the Cobras scored twice more to be behind by one.For the last 10 minutes, it was a nail-biting affair as neither team gave an inch.Cobras’ wing Kate Barker had a chance to level the score but couldn’t grasp Ryan Jacks’ pass.The Rebels were able to hold on for the win, which gave them their 38th consecutive NTL win and their sixth mixed open title.“Brisbane lifted the tempo from last year, they are a great opponent,” Frost said.The players of the match were Gareth Young (Rebels) and Candice Ashley (Cobras). Touchdowns: Rebels 5 (Daniel Rushworth, Jeremy Locke, Emma Hamilton, Manu Wakely, Sophie Connelly); Cobras 4 (David Sen 2, Arepa Ohia, Kate Barker).Mixed open final timeline:5th minute Rebels 1-0 Cobras – Daniel Rushworth touchdown.13th minute Rebels 2-0 – Jeremy Locke touchdown.14th minute Rebels 2-1 – David Sen touchdown.15th minute Rebels 3-1 – Emma Hamilton touchdown.20th minute Rebels 4-1 – Manu Wakely touchdown.Half-time – Rebels 4-1.22nd minute Rebels 4-2 – David Sen touchdown. 26th minute Rebels 5-2 – Sophie Connelly touchdown.27th minute Rebels 5-3 – Arepa Ohia touchdown.30th minute Rebels 5-4 – Kate Barker touchdown. You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League in the following ways:Websiteswww.ntl.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.auSocial MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2014)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksMixed open finallast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd midfielder Matty Willock cuts short St Mirren loan

first_imgMan Utd midfielder Matty Willock cuts short St Mirren loanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Matty Willock has cut short his loan at St Mirren.Willock had joined St Mirren on a season-long loan.The 22-year-old made 14 appearances for the Ladbrokes Premiership club. A statement from the Paisley club read:“St Mirren Football Club can confirm that Matty Willock has left the Buddies and will return to his parent club, Manchester United.“The club would like to thank Matty for his contributions and wish him well for his future career.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoMan Utd players want job to go to Solskjaer

first_imgMan Utd players want job to go to Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer has already won over Manchester United’s players.The Mirror says Solskjaer was put in charge until the end of the season, while the United hierarchy carry out the process of recruiting a new full-time successor to the sacked Jose Mourinho.Although Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino remains the first-choice of the board, the Old Trafford giants’ players would be happy for Solskjaer to get it.The fan-favourite former Red Devils striker has pushed his claim to stay in charge beyond this season by rattling off five wins in his first five games — and many of his squad would like to see him get the nod.Solskjaer’s inclusive man-management style, in contrast to predecessor Jose Mourinho’s divisive approach, has been welcomed by United’s squad, particularly the forwards.The 45-year-old, currently ‘on loan’ from his job managing Molde back home, has made no secret of his desire to keep the job on a permanent basis, and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is said to be extremely impressed by the start he has made in the role. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoMan City boss Guardiola: I want to win everything; ask Klopp why he selected that team

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola: I want to win everything; ask Klopp why he selected that teamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists he always takes Cup competitions seriously.City meet Burton Albion in the first-leg of tonight’s Carabao Cup semifinal.”I prefer it to be in the four competitions as far as possible,” Guardiola said. “When Wigan put us out of the FA Cup last season, I was sad. I take the cups seriously.”Guardiola believes City can handle all four competitions providing he rotates his side carefully. Jurgen Klopp attempted a similar trick on Monday night but suffered defeat at Wolves, which leaves Liverpool with a lighter load. The Premier League champions could end up playing eight more domestic matches than Liverpool should they reach the Carabao Cup and FA Cup finals.”I’m not involved in what my opponents do,” Guardiola said. “The reality for Jurgen is he knows exactly what happened.”I’m not the right person to judge what the others do because I don’t like it when others judge our decisions.”You cannot survive in any league in the world fighting for the title with just 12 or 13 players. It’s impossible. You need a bigger squad and every player has to be a top player. “Since I arrived we’ve played Manchester United with a lot of young players (in the 2016 League Cup). It was the same the second season, the same the third season, that’s what happened.”Against Rotherham we played with nine players who didn’t play against Liverpool and the nine were a good selection.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoMarcelino in stunning Batshuayi attack: Not to Valencia nor Primera standards

first_imgMarcelino in stunning Batshuayi attack: Not to Valencia nor Primera standardsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia coach Marcelino launched a furious attack on Michy Batshuayi after their Copa del Rey defeat to Sporting Gijon.Marcelino blasted the on-loan Chelsea striker in an amazing personal attack.”I think we have to bring players in for up front. It is clear that patience in some cases has already run out. In the first minute we could have put ourselves ahead. It’s the clearest chance I’ve seen in six months of competition and we did not even shoot at the goal, this is not like a player from the Primera nor Valencia,” the coach fumed in reference to Batshuayi, who was hauled off at halftime.He added that “I do not make the changes to point to anyone. I make the changes depending on the performance I see. Of the effort, of the intention, of what I see. I try to be fair and from there I modify.”Interestingly, on-loan Derby striker Nick Blackman featured for victors Sporting Gijon. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoAtletico Madrid boss Simeone satisfied with Girona Copa draw

first_imgAtletico Madrid boss Simeone satisfied with Girona Copa drawby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone was pleased with their performance after the first-leg of their Copa del Rey draw with Girona.Atletico were held 1-1 by Girona in the first leg of their last 16 tie.”It was a match with different phases,” the coach told reporters afterwards.”We started well and then they got better after our goal.”They’re dangerous at home.”After the equaliser I liked what I saw more as we were more consistent in our play, even if they had the occasional counter attack.”We could have won, and they also had some chances to win.”The feeling is good because we could have won.”The result leaves this tie open and each side has a 50 percent chance.”Antoine Griezmann started and was behind Los Rojiblancos’ goal, but he was taken off with half an hour to go and Simeone fielded questions on this substitution.”I thought it was good for him to get a rest, as we had some fresh players,” he said. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoNorwich midfielder Moritz Leitner: Slow start cost us

first_imgNorwich midfielder Moritz Leitner: Slow start cost usby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City midfielder Moritz Leitner admits they were caught out by Burnley for Saturday’s 2-0 defeat.Leitner acknowledged that a slow start was to blame for the defeat.”We knew exactly how Burnley would play. They had one plan which was to kick it high and be prepared for the fight. To be honest, in the first 15 minutes they were better than us and did well, so they deserved the lead.”Teemu had a big chance and I had a shot on target. With a bit more luck, maybe we would have scored and been back in the game. We found some solutions in terms of creating chances, but now we have to analyse the game and keep going.”It was the perfect start for Burnley. For us it was more of a shock to concede two goals very early in the game. That’s always tough but we showed a good reaction and wanted to keep playing and to come back into the game. We made some mistakes, but we tried everything, and we will fight for the next game.”You can take something positive from every game, but the dressing room was disappointed. We will analyse the game, talk about it and find solutions for the next game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

25 days agoGini Wijnaldum delighted with ugly Liverpool win

first_imgGini Wijnaldum delighted with ugly Liverpool winby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGini Wijnaldum was delighted with the manner of Liverpool’s win at Sheffield United.He knows how important it is to pick up all the points when not playing well.It is a characteristic of any title-winning side and ­Wijnaldum believes Liverpool have shown this season they have this quality. “That’s what we did,” said Wijnaldum. “I think the progress we have made this season is that we’re winning games we haven’t played well in.“Hopefully when we don’t play well, we can still win games.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Video: Cardale Jones Gave His Old High School Team A Locker Room Pep Talk Saturday Night

first_imgCardale Jones giving his high school football team a pregame speech.Cardale Jones SpeechOhio State quarterback Cardale Jones took advantage of the Buckeyes’ Monday night opening game over the weekend. He used his free time on Saturday to attend his alma mater Glenville’s game against St. Edward. Jones not only watched the game as a spectator, but addressed the Glenville team in the locker room pre-game. It was a brief speech, but touched on sticking together and winning as a unit, among other things. Very cool of Jones to do this, and it had to be a thrill for the Glenville players. [ Cleveland.com ]last_img

Former Georgia TE Ben Watson Wore Alabama Gear To Pay Off A Bet With Mark Ingram

first_imgA New Orleans Saints helmet sitting on the field.BALTIMORE, MD – AUGUST 13: A New Orleans Saints helmet sits on the turf before the start of the Saints and Baltimore Ravens preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)While we’ve got a new set of college football games coming up this Saturday, we’ve apparently still got some former players paying off bets from last week’s slate. Friday, former Georgia tight end Benjamin Watson, who plays for the New Orleans Saints, was forced to wear Alabama gear to pay off a bet with former Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram, now his teammate.Alabama blasted Georgia last Saturday – so the wager is pretty obvious here.No, I’m not confused…but I had to pay my debt to @MarkIngram22. That hoodie didn’t touch my skin tho #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/kr4hpLhmZj— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) October 9, 2015While it may be painful for Georgia fans to see, at least he’s a man of his word.last_img read more

Ibra wonder goal not enough to spoil Arena’s return

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic’s latest stroke of goal-scoring magic wasn’t enough to deny Bruce Arena a winning return to coaching. Ibrahimovic scored a stunning bicycle kick goal in the closing minutes, but it wasn’t enough to prevent New England’s 2-1 victory at Dignity Health Sports Park, the Revolution’s first match with Arena on the sidelines as head coach. AdChoices广告Making his return to the stadium where he won three MLS Cup titles with the LA Galaxy, Arena made a victorious return after 20 months out of action.  Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? He last roamed the sidelines in a bitter defeat as U.S. national team head coach in the infamous World Cup qualifying loss to Trinidad and Tobago that eliminated the USMNT from the 2018 World Cup. It was a much more celebratory tone on Sunday night, as Arena helped the Revs extend their unbeaten run to four matches since the firings of head coach Brad Friedel and general manager Mike Burns. The win didn’t come easy though, with the Galaxy making a late surge after Teal Bunbury’s goal gave the Revs a 2-0 lead in the 65th minute. Ibrahimovic wowed the home crowd with a bicycle kick to pull the Galaxy to within a goal in the 84th minute, his 11th strike of the season. 🚲 DARE TO ZLATAN 🚲@Ibra_official 😱 pic.twitter.com/pU4zVMqXbk— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) June 3, 2019The Galaxy piled on the pressure in the final moments in search of an equalizer and nearly found one when Diego Palenta blasted a long-range shot off the crossbar in the final seconds of the match, but his chance didn’t find the net, forcing the Galaxy to settle for their fifth loss in seven matches. The victory sends Arena’s Revolution into the MLS Gold Cup break on a high, and now the former USMNT coach will have three weeks to continue putting his stamp on the fourth MLS team he has coached.  The Revs haven’t lost a match since the coaching change, with the biggest difference being in the play of the team’s defense, which went from being the worst in MLS to allowing just three goals in its past four matches. For the Galaxy, Sunday’s loss is a bitter defeat for a team that had posted consecutive shutout victories, including a 2-0 road win against Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday. Sunday’s defeat leaves the Galaxy nine points behind MLS-leading Los Angeles FC in the Western Conference standings. As for Arena, he isn’t done facing his former teams, with his next match in charge of New England being a June 11 U.S. Open Cup clash against the New York Red Bulls (a team Arena coached in 2006 and 2007). The Revs will return to MLS league play on June 26, with a home match against the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Union.last_img read more

‘Real or Barca the next stepping stone for Sterling’

first_imgRaheem Sterling has been told that Real Madrid or Barcelona are “the next stepping stone for him”, with Les Ferdinand expecting the Manchester City forward to reach the very top.The 24-year-old has already come a long way from his early days spent as an academy hopeful at Queens Park Rangers.Spells at Liverpool and City have allowed him to compete for and claim a number of major honours, including two Premier League titles, while he is just one short of reaching 50 caps for England. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Time spent working under Pep Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium is considered to have taken Sterling’s game to another level, with 49 goals recorded over the last two seasons.The most exciting thing is that there is still more potential to be unlocked, and Ferdinand believes that could lead the dynamic winger to Spain at some stage of his career.The former England international, who is now director of football at QPR, told talkSPORT of Sterling: “When you look at his improvement under Pep, you think to yourself ‘wow’ and he’s still young.“There’s a lot more for him to learn and there’s a lot more for him to do and he’s enjoying his successes in front of goal.“If he continues to have the success he’s having at Manchester City, then you could see a team like Real Madrid or Barcelona being the next stepping stone for him.“When you look at some of the players playing for those teams at the moment, he’d certainly be in good company if he went to those football clubs.”Sterling contributed 26 goals to the City cause in 2018-19 as they claimed an historic Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup treble.He was also named PFA Young Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year after competing with Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk for the most prestigious individual prizes in the English game.Those at the Etihad Stadium have him tied to a long-term contract, with a deal penned in November intended to take him through to the end of the 2022-23 campaign.last_img read more

Texas Tech Has Reportedly Hired A New Head Coach

first_imgA general view of Texas Tech's football stadium.LUBBOCK, TX – NOVEMBER 12: A general view of play between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)It didn’t take long for Texas Tech to finds its new head coach. The Red Raiders fired former head coach Kliff Kingsbury over the weekend after he failed to reach a bowl game for the third time in six seasons.Just a few days later, the team has reportedly found a new head coach. According to Football Scoop, the Red Raiders have hired Utah State head coach Matt Wells as the replacement for Kliff Kingsbury.Here’s more from Football Scoop.Utah State head coach Matt Wells has agreed to become head coach at Texas Tech, sources told FootballScoop Thursday evening.Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt made Wells a top priority early in the process, and multiple reports over the past 48 hours pointed toward Wells being the guy.Wells is an established college football coach.He racked up a 44-34 record – including a 10-2 record this season – during his six seasons with the Aggies. Wells, 45, was named the Mountain West Coach of the Year this season after leading the Aggies to a 10-2 record.Now, he’s on the move.last_img read more