Video :: James Rodriguez First Day As A Real Madrid Player

Filed under: La Liga News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Spanish La Liga, Soccer News, Videos

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~~  We all had heard the rumors and then the official announcement came down yesterday…. To see the World Cup break out star in Real Madrid colors after passing his medical, signing the paperwork and stepping out on the Santiago Bernabeu pitch for the first time is pretty cool as a fan to see.

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Video :: New Atlanta Stadium Conversion To MLS

Filed under: MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, Soccer News, Videos

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~~  Can any of you remember the early days of Major League Soccer?  Yeah, we’ve come a long way…..

A video animation of the new Atlanta stadium transitioning from the NFL football configuration to the Major League Soccer configuration.

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Soccer In America – Sporting KC vs Manchester City

Filed under: EPL News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | English Premier League Highlights, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, Soccer in America

Caught last night’s Manchester City training session at Sporting Park ahead of tonight’s friendly against Sporting KC….

EPL Champions up against the MLS Champions.

~~  The Original Winger on Instagram

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Watch :: Eric Wynalda Previews MAN UNITED v. LA GALAXY Friendly

Filed under: LA Galaxy, Manchester United, Soccer in America

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As they get set to take on the LA Galaxy, Manchester United will show us how they look under their new coach. Eric Wynalda describes the difference Louis Van Gaal will make. Plus, finding James Rodriguez’s place in Real Madrid’s attack.

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Nike and Manchester United Unveil 2014-15 Away Kit

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Jerseys, Manchester United, Nike, Wayne Rooney

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I like the white jersey contrasting the black polo collar. I actually really like this jersey. It’s clean and could definitely be worn out and about. If But, I dot not like the big Chevrolet logo.

For the 2014-15 season, Manchester United will play in a classic new white away kit – instantly recognizable and evocative for the club’s fans.

The new away shirt is a sharp, crisp white and boasts a sophisticated black polo neck collar with a unique black button engraved with the club name.

When the collar is open it also reveals a small black devil from the center of the club’s crest. It has a red, white and black stripe on the underside revealed if it is flipped up in homage to legends from the club’s past.

Inside the back of the neck is a small label with the message, “Youth, Courage, Greatness” to represent the club’s values.

Across the back of the shirt is an engineered mesh in a series of chevrons to replicate the pattern used on United shirts as far back as the early 20th century, and again in recent times.

The shorts are black, and the socks are white with a black band at the top and a wide tonal stripe of chevrons on the back.

The new away kit will be available to pre-order from July 22 and to purchase in stores and from Nike.com from July 23.

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Real Madrid signs Colombian star James Rodríguez for a reported £63m ($107.5m USD)

Filed under: Colombia, Culture & Lifestyle, Real Madrid, World Cup

El Real Madrid C. F. y la AS Mónaco FC han llegado a un acuerdo para el traspaso del jugador James Rodríguez, que queda vinculado al club durante las próximas seis temporadas / Real Madrid C. F. have reached an agreement with AS Mónaco FC to buy James Rodríguez, who will join the club for the next six seasons #WelcomeJames #BienvenidoJames #halamadrid #realmadrid

Today, it has been made official, Real Madrid C. F. have reached an agreement with AS Mónaco FC to buy James Rodríguez, who will join the club for the next six seasons. Reports are that the six-year deal is for about £63m ($107.5m USD).

After an incredible World Cup and many rumours and negotiations, the Colombian and former AS Roma star had just a medical in the Spanish capital on Tuesday morning to pass before RM made it official. Later today he will be presented in the Santiago Bernabéu’s presidential box. Then, James Rodríguez will take his first steps on the Santiago Bernabéu’s pitch wearing the Real Madrid jersey and will then answer questions from the media outlets in attendance in the press room.

* He’s had a good couple of weeks.

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Six Shakhtar Players Refuse To Return To Ukraine

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~~ I’m not really sure there could be any blame placed at the feet of the players (or their families for that matter) for making this decision at a time when things are incredibly unstable.

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- It is true, six team players have not come - Rinat Akhmetov said. – Alex Teixeira, Fred, Dentinho, Douglas Costa, Facundo Ferreyra and Ismaily. I don’t rule out that these players will return to the team quickly, and some of them – tomorrow. Players have contracts that they have to abide by. If they do not come, I think, they will be the first to suffer. Each of them has a minimum release clause, which is tens of millions of euros. If someone wants to reduce this amount by a million, then such a decision is our right. There won’t be clearance sale!

Hopefully, the mind and heart will prevail over misunderstanding, and the players will not follow temptation and fear. Especially since there is nothing to fear. We are ready to provide security. We will not take risks and in any case we won’t bring players to dangerous places. We want to play in Donetsk very much, but, unfortunately, at the moment we cannot do it. We will play where we will be allowed to: we would like to do it in Kharkiv. The decision regarding the championship is taken by the Ukrainian Football Federation. Through our game, we will call for peace and try to bring joy to our fans.

Despite the fact that we will be weakened in the Super Cup match against Dynamo Kyiv, our players will do their best to make the game hard for our opponents. Maybe everyone thinks that it will be an easy game for Dynamo, but it will not be easy. And in the future Shakhtar won’t become weaker – we will make it stronger. We play for the fans and for peace.

Mircea Lucescu? There have not been any problems at all. We have a very good relationship. He is in his place and has done a lot for Shakhtar to take a step forward. I am sure that he will do the team a world of good.

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Steven Gerrard Announces England Retirement On Instagram

Filed under: EPL News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | English Premier League Highlights, Soccer News

~~  One of the most consistent players England has had over the last 15 years…. Huge loss going forward, but the obvious commitment to Liverpool is the right thing at this moment in his career.

I would like to announce that after a 14 year @England career with many highs and lows, I have decided to retire from International Football as of today. I have loved every minute of my time wearing the famous white shirt and have been immensely proud to do so. At this time I would like to personally thank all the@England supporters, the current players, the ex players, all the Managers and coaching team and FA staff who I have worked with from the beginning to the end of my @England career and for helping me fulfil many boyhood dreams and aspirations. It just leaves me to say the very best of luck to Roy and the boys moving forward. #proud #emotionaltime #comeonengland

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