Fabio Capello was appointed as the manager of Russia back in July of 2012 and his contract was initially agreed to keep Capello in charge of the national team at least until 2018 but after a string of underwhelming results and bad relationships that Capello had with certain players as well as with some executives, his time reached it’s end sooner than expected.
Due to his contract ending sooner than what it had stated, Capello is now set to earn around $16.7 million as compensation. This is a huge amount of money for a financial struggled football federation to pay and especially taking into consideration all of the disappointing results that Russia went through under the tutelage of Fabio Capello who failed to convince the head chiefs of the Russian national team and the national side is even at risk of not getting past the 2016 Euro’s after having lost against Austria.
The official governing body of football in Russia announced the departure of Fabio Capello in a press report which was published in their website and read“The Russian Football Union sincerely thanks Fabio Capello for the work he has done as the chief coach and wishes him success in his further professional activity’’ Continue reading Fabio Capello is no longer the coach of Russia and has to receive $16.7 million in compensation
The tactics provided by coach Gregg Berhalter once again was thrown off the books after Columbus Crew went behind in a game once again.
The club are largely seen in the mid-table due to their inability to shut down the opposition early on. Columbus Crew have been chasing several games during the 2015 MLS campaign and it was once again the case in the recent match against Montréal Impact. The team went down 2-0 after just eight minutes of the start. Even though the team was able to pick up some momentum after this disappointment, they were unable to get back even with almost 80 minutes of game time.
The damage had already been done because of the poor start andBerhalter says that this is something that the team needs to address immediately. There is a danger for Columbus Crew the teams like New England Revolution and even Philadelphia Union will be able to capitalise on this poor form. A run of just two wins in the last five matches mean that there are four teams separated by just goal difference in the Eastern conference. Columbus Crew went on to lose the match 3-0 with Oduro providing the final goal that was humiliating for the team. Continue reading Gregg Berhalter tactics once again was thrown off the books
Inconsistency has been a major problem for Vancouver Whitecaps, as they have been unable to sustain the good start made to the season.
The team managed four wins from the opening five matches, but they have only managed to win the last five. This has allowed FC Dallas to reclaim the lead in the Western Conference. They have a one-point advantage over Vancouver along with a game in hand. Hence, there is a real urgency to return to winning ways at Vancouver and the club plan to do this with a win over Colorado Rapids this weekend.
Manager Carl Robinson admitted that his team have not been consistent enough in the final third. This has meant that they have allowed other teams to take advantage of the defence of mistakes, of which there have been a few. Robinson has hinted that the team has been undergoing a lot of work during training in order to improve efficiency in attack, but it is yet to pay off. Even though they have managed just two wins, this form is at least better than the results seen in the month of April when the team only managed a single victory. In recent months, though, Vancouver have shown the ability to bounce back from defeats. Continue reading Inconsistency has been a major problem for Vancouver Whitecaps
LA Galaxy certainly appear to be suffering from the loss of their talisman Landon Donovan, as they simply not have been at their best this season.
The team failed to get any points in a league match after the 2-0 loss against Vancouver. This defeat has left with team just one place above the bottom of the table. It would have been an unimaginable position a few months ago after LA Galaxy lifted the MLS cup. Since the 2-0 win over Chicago Fire in the opening game of the season, the team have been looking extremely poor.
After having signed Steven Gerrard from Premier league outfit Liverpool, things appeared to be on the up for LA Galaxy even after the exit of Donovan. The club’s former captain has been a major reason behind the success that LA Galaxy have enjoyed in the league. It was suggested that the presence of our great players like Robbie Keane would help the club tide over the absence of a player like Donovan until Gerrard came to the club after the end of the Premier League campaign. Coach Bruce Arena is a man under pressure, but he has stated that there will be no excuses if Galaxy repeat the poor performance against Seattle Sounders in the next match. Continue reading LA Galaxy appear to be suffering from the loss of their talisman Landon Donovan
Liverpool star Ricki Lambert says that the club can win the Europa League this season. Such a victory will provide them with the passage into the group stages of the Champions League straightaway.
The Merseyside outfit will be aware that this remains as the only hope of reaching the knockout stages of the prestigious competition. This is because the Reds find themselves outside the top four with clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal, and Southampton favourites with just over 10 matches left in the season.
Even though Liverpool have suffered just one defeat in the last 16 matches of all competitions, they are not being backed by the bookmakers for a top four finish. Lambert has struggled for goals since his £ 4 million move from Southampton, but the England international has provided some crucial goals for the team. The 33-year-old has found the back of the net only twice in the Premier league, but most of his 18 appearances have come from the bench. After having played 730 minutes of action, he has scored only thrice. Continue reading Ricki Lambert says Club can win Europa League
Lately, it’s starting to seem like the MLS is only getting bigger and bigger as more clubs are entering the league and new stadiums are being built as well as high profile players making their way and testing their luck by playing football in United States which isn’t such a predominant place for the sport.
Frank Lampard and Ricardo Kaka are the more well-known players that are going to be joining the MLS in 2015 and while David Beckham is not having such a smooth transition in his journey of earning a proper permit that would allow him to construct a stadium for his Miami franchise expansion team, there are others that are having it much easier as the District of Columbia Council approved a deal which is worth around $310 million that would allow D.C. United to have a stadium to be built. Continue reading MLS getting more Clubs for their League