Archive for the 'Soccer News' Category

August 28th, 2014

Wayne Rooney Named England Captain

~~  The only choice. via TheFA Wayne Rooney is the new England captain, manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed. The Manchester United skipper inherits the Three Lions armband from Steven Gerrard, who retired from England duty after the World Cup. Rooney said: “To be named as England captain is a dream come true for me personally and of ...
August 27th, 2014

Roma Signs Kostas Manolas From Olympiacos For £10.35m

Here's Manolas with his new Giallorossi jersey: number 44! pic.twitter.com/ydMdu2m9Oj — AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) August 27, 2014 ~~  When I did the Manchester City vs Olympiacos game in Minneapolis, this move was one of the big talking points from the Greek club... They knew that to have the continued success on the Champions League stage, ...
August 26th, 2014

US Soccer Announces Landon Donovan Will Play Final Match In Hartford

Landon Donovan's final #USMNT appearance will be 10/10 in Hartford. #ThanksLD More info: http://t.co/BX8eTZulSK pic.twitter.com/1WRgBt9cCw — U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) August 26, 2014 ~~  DEFINITELY the right thing to do REGARDLESS of all the circumstances that happened this past summer.... Kinda weird though that there weren't any JK quotes in ...
August 26th, 2014

Everton Completes Signing Of Samuel Eto’o – Two Year Deal

ETO’O SIGNS: Everton sign 3-times Champions League winner @setoo9 on a two-year deal. #WelcomeSamuel pic.twitter.com/45wLXhDqae — Everton (@Everton) August 26, 2014 ~~  Another fantastic signing for Roberto Martinez..... Everton Football Club has completed the signing of Cameroon international and three times Champions League winner Samuel ...
August 26th, 2014

Manchester United Signs Angel Di Maria For Record £59.7million

BREAKING: Angel Di Maria has completed his move to #mufc for a British record fee of £59.7m. #WelcomeDiMaria pic.twitter.com/ySiDmJM0gD — Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 26, 2014 ~~  BIG TIME signing for Man Utd, but is he the last one?  Now to see how he fits into van Gaal's system.... Manchester United is delighted to announce that ...
August 23rd, 2014

FIFA Rejects Barcelona’s Appeal – Banned From Two Transfer Windows Starting 2015

~~  Well.... At least they got Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez and Thomas Vermaelen done... via FIFA The FIFA Appeal Committee has decided to reject the appeals lodged by Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF) and to confirm in their entirety the decisions rendered by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee in the ...
August 23rd, 2014

FIFA Releases Report On ‘Big 5′ International Transfers

~~  CRAZY MONOPOLY MONEY being dropped... Not surprising to see Spain spending up with the likes of Luis Suarez, Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez coming in, but VERY interesting to see Italy spending down 64%. via FIFA FIFA TMS has released a new report today providing an overview of the international transfers involving clubs ...
August 23rd, 2014

Andreas Samaris Signs Five Year Deal With Benfica

~~ Watched Samaris up close when I was out at Olympiacos' training session and game against Manchester City... Dude is seriously underrated. via UEFA Olympiacos FC have announced the signing of Jimmy Durmaz from Gençlerbirli?i SK, having allowed Andreas Samaris to depart for SL Benfica. Samaris, also 25, has signed a five-year deal with the ...