Miguel Herrera Calls Up Carlos Vela For Mexico’s Holland & Belarus Friendlies

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

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~~  Oooooohhhhh…. This is going to get interesting…..

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The Directorate General of National Teams discloses the call of Mexican players who play abroad, they have been requested to their Clubs to participate in meetings with FIFA dates Selections from Holland and Belarus, on 12 and 18 November respectively.

Player – Club Guillermo Ochoa Malaga CF, Real Madrid CF Javier Hernandez, Hector Herrera FC Porto, FC Porto Reyes Diego, Andrés Guardado PSV Eindhoven, Carlos Vela Real Sociedad, Giovani Dos Santos Villarreal,  Jonathan Dos Santos Villarreal, Atletico Madrid Raul Jimenez, Jesus Manuel Corona FC Twente 

Matches November 12 vs. Netherlands Mexico Amsterdam ArenA Amsterdam, Netherlands November 18 vs. Belarus MexicoArena Borisov Borisov, Belarus Communication

“He has no excuse,” said El Tri coach Miguel Herrera last week, speaking about Vela on ESPN’s “Raza Deportiva.” “The time for giving concessions to Carlos Vela is up. If he’s starting games, he’s ready, in our opinion.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best Player, Best Forward & Best Goal In La Liga

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

CRon Cop

~~ Irina Shayk on your arm and you’re picking up these awards…. Can we just acknowledge how consistent this dude’s play has been.

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Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has won three individual honours at the Liga de Fútbol Profesional’s annual awards for 2013?14 while Newcastle’s summer signing, Ayoze Pérez, was given two awards for his impressive spell with Tenerife last season.

Ronaldo was given the Best Player award as well as collecting the Best Forward ofLa Liga award and Best Goal award on Monday night. Ronaldo said “a hat-trick of awards, it’s spectacular”, and added he would like to return next year to carry on winning prizes.

Pérez was given dispensation by Newcastle to attend the ceremony and walked away with the Liga Adelante’s breakthrough player prize, as well being named as the Segunda División’s best attacking midfielder.

Pérez, who scored his first Newcastle goal in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Tottenham, got 16 in 34 appearances for Tenerife last season.

The 21-year-old, who will be back in time for the Capital One Cup match at Manchester City on Wednesday, told NUFC TV: “I’m really, really proud to be part of the names, because the awards are for players in the Primera and Segunda so it’s a very important awards ceremony.”

The Best Coach award was claimed by Atlético Madrid’s Diego Simeone and the League Champion award went to last season’s La Liga winners.

The former Tottenham player Luka Modric picked up the prize for best midfielder for his performances for Real Madrid while the Best Attacking Midfielder award went to Barcelona’s Andrés Iniesta.

Madrid’s Sergio Ramos was awarded with the best defender award while Keylor Navas, who played with Levante last season but is now with Madrid, was named as the best goalkeeper.

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Real Madrid Agree ‘Strategic Partnership’ With Abu Dhabi’s IPIC

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RM Green

~~ #MonopolyMoney

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Real Madrid have agreed a long-term strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC) which it expects will strengthen the club’s status as the world’s richest and also help fund a planned stadium overhaul.

Both parties have agreed not to divulge the length or the value of the deal, IPIC said.

The agreement includes setting up Real museums and expanding the club’s global footprint of football schools, as well as creating content for digital-media platforms, IPIC, which is owned by the Abu Dhabi government, said on their website on Tuesday.

“The commercial arrangements will enable Real Madrid to meet one of its most fundamental future challenges, to convert the [Bernabéu] stadium into the best sporting venue in the world,” it added.

Real became the first football club to amass annual revenues of more than €500m (£394m) in the 2011-12 season and the president Florentino Pérez announced last month that income had surged to €604m in 2013-14.

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Chivas USA Officially CEASES OPERATIONS Effective Immediately

Filed under: Chivas USA, Los Angeles, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights

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This letter is on the official Chivas USA page:

Dear Fans and Partners,

Later this week, Major League Soccer will announce that a new ownership group has been granted the right to operate a second soccer club in Los Angeles. So as to allow that LA-based group the ability to develop and market a club with its own identity, the League has also decided to cease operations of Chivas USA effective immediately.

While the new club promises to be inclusive and will benefit from residing in its own soccer-specific stadium in Los Angeles, the news is obviously bittersweet for our loyal fans and dedicated partners.

Over the last decade everyone associated with Chivas USA has worked earnestly and with deep devotion. Staff, players and coaches have defended the Red & White with the same pride and honor that you exhibited on our behalf. You have been unconditional in your support of the club, only asking that in return we give our best each and every day.

As like any team in any sport, we have suffered unimagineable heartache as well as enjoyed moments of unbridled joy. We have felt the pain of the cruel ricochet, the unlucky bounce and the wrong clang off the post. However, we have also been blessed to witness Cubo’s golazos, the grace of a Claudio Suarez tackle and the superhero saves of Brad Guzan and Dan Kennedy.

History will say many things about Chivas USA, but the one, undeniable truth will be that in every instance – no matter the circumstance, setting or outcome – our resiliency was supported by the indomitable spirit of our most loyal and proud fans.

It has been my honor to be associated with you and Chivas USA. Thank you.

Nelson C. Rodríguez

President

* We all knew this day was coming and a second team will relaunch in Los Angeles in 2017, but its still a sad day as a team has to fold. There will be many opinions shared in discussions and on these pages in the coming months and years in between, but for now, lets respect the many efforts of the good people who ran this organization for the last 10 years. #Respect

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Red Band Trailer :: Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaall

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Nightcrawler is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling — where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story.

Release :: October 31st

~~ A ton of hype behind this movie…

Trailer - Nightcrawler

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Nike Lunar Force 1 Sneakerboot – Barkroot Brown

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Nike Sneak

~~  Waterproof.  Color way.  Gum sole.  Hi-Top.  Checking off ALL the boxes.

A good look at the Barkroot Brown / Black color way drop in the Nike Lunar Force 1 Sneakerboot, spotted and available over at Premier.

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Nike Unveils Ordem Hi-Vis Ball For ‘Winter Season’

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Nike Hi Vis

~~  Need to get our hands (feet) on these ASAP.  By the way, how fast has this year gone by?  Already getting set for sleet & snow?!?!

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Nike, the official ball supplier to three of the biggest football leagues in Europe — Barclays Premier League, Serie A TIM and La Liga BBVA — unveils the Nike Ordem Hi-Vis ball for the winter season. The Nike Ordem Hi-Vis is the most innovative, technologically advanced and aerodynamically tuned ball to date.

In a game that’s physically and technically demanding, the Nike Ordem Hi-Vis football allows players to take control of the game by knowing the ball will stay true. And as winter creeps into Europe, with fewer daylight hours and darker nights, the winter ball will be introduced into leagues starting this weekend.

Built for the next generation of footballers, the Nike Ordem Hi-Vis ball offers optimal touch with new fuse-welded panels, unprecedented flight control with new aerodynamic Nike AEROW TRAC grooves and maximum visibility with Nike RaDaR technology.

The ball is designed for a highly sensitive feel and explosive response off the foot. It consists of 12 fuse-welded panels in a three-layer casing system, and a poly-blend wrapped, free-floating carbon latex bladder.

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Report :: Devils / 76′ers Owner Josh Harris To Buy Crystal Palace

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Crystal Palace Pranks

~~  Very interested to see if this goes down….. Check the second to last paragraph.  Nice little shot taken.

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Takeover talks between Crystal Palace and the American businessman Josh Harris are at such an advanced stage that the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers owner is poised to enter a period of due diligence on the club.

A deal between the Premier League side and Harris, the co-founder of Apollo Global Management, is understood to be 90% agreed in principle and worth around £70m. Steve Parish, the current co-chairman, is adament that nothing imminent will happen, although talks have progressed well and he would stay on in his current capacity and run the club on a day-to-day basis.

Harris, who bought NBA franchise Philadelphia 76s in 2011 and NHL side New Jersey Devils alongside his partner David Blitzer in 2013, has been interested in purchasing an English football club for some time and first held talks with Palace’s owners, CPFC 2010, during their recent pre-season tour of America.

Palace played Philadelphia Union on 25 July, by which point Harris’s interest in Aston Villa had seemingly waned, with reports stating that Villa’s owner, Randy Lerner, valued the club at £200m. Harris is thought to deem Palace’s London location as a more attractive option.

The 49-year-old has attended at least three matches at Selhurst Park so far this season and if due diligence is completed as expected, he will become the Premier League’s sixth American owner. The other clubs majority-owned by Americans are Liverpool, Arsenal, Villa, Sunderland and Manchester United.

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