Ashley Cole has revealed that he might sign for Birmingham City before the end of the transfer window.
The player who is now playing in the Major League Soccer with LA Galaxy said that he is opened to a return to England and that Birmingham is a club that is interested in him.
Ashley Cole is close to the end of his contract with the Major League Soccer team, and he said that he might consider a move to England as he has been seduced by Harry Redknapp’s project.
Ashley Cole has reportedly told reporters that he only has six months left on his contract with LA Galaxy and that he is keeping all his options open, and this might include a return to England.
LA Galaxy initially denied the rumors and said that the player would stay in the MLS after the end of his contract, but it now appears that Ashley Cole might be interested to return to his native England. Continue reading Cole might leave LA Galaxy
One month ago it was confirmed that Facebook had teamed up with Univision in order to expand the availability of MLS matches to anyone in the United States as it’s only accessible for people residing in USA.
The head of Facebook’s global sports partnerships is Dan Reed and he revealed a few details concerning this recent feature to the online social media website as he said: “Even if they’re not at the stadium, people can watch the game on Facebook with a great view of the action while interacting with a highly-engaged community of fans’’
Being able to stream sports matches is something that has recently been picking up in different social media platforms for various sports and one example of this new trend is twitter as it was allowed to stream NFL games which began in the previous season and Hockey League games as well as PGA Tour matches was also recently given the green light to be streamed on twitter. Continue reading MLS matches can be viewed from Facebook
US soccer star Landon Donovan has been awarded the inaugural Walt Chyzowych Distinguished Playing Careeer Award, according to reports.
The Major League Soccer star picked up the award at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention in Los Angeles this year.
The event used to be for a lifetime achievement in soccer, usually for a coach but this year had a new twist in it being awarded to a player. The location of the convention and the timing were all just in Donovan’s favour. There was no player that could have beaten him to it.
This year the winner of the Lifetime Achievement honour was longtime US national team programme coach Jay Hoffman.
Donovan was happy to receive the inaugural honour, speaking at length at the event about how he look up the achievements of Chyzowych on American soccer from the 1960s to the 1980s. He spoke of how persistent he was despite the game being invisible to mainstream sports landscape. Continue reading DONOVAN RECEIVES INAUGURAL WALT CHYZOWYCH AWARD
Giovani Dos Santos has earned a well-deserved call-up for the Mexico national team after impressing in the MLS. Indeed, the LA Galaxy player has managed 5 goals and 5 assists in the 5 last league matches he played. However, he chose to decline the invitation without giving any reason.
Mexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio has stated that Giovani dos Santos has been invited to form part of the team that will take part in the Copa America but that he had declined the invitation. He said that the Mexico staff has been impressed by dos Santos recent form and that they wanted him to be part of the team.
When asked about the reason given by dos Santos, Juan Carlos Osorio did not want to give any further information saying that such conversation is confidential and that it will be unethical for him to reveal any other information without the approval of Giovani dos Santos.
Dos Santos was live on radio when the Mexico head coach was announcing the players who were selected. He did not choose to react live but did make a series of tweets afterward. Continue reading Giovani Dos Santos earns Mexico call-up after good form in the MLS
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