JUVENTUS COMPLETES MATUIDI’S TRANSFER

French midfielder BlaiseMatuidi has completed a €20 million move from Paris Saint Germain to Juventus on a three-year contract after undergoing medicals on Thursday.


There is also a possibility of the fee rising to as high as €30.5 million depending on the number of appearances the France international makes during his three year stay in Turin.

This latest addition will most certainly sooth their deficiencies in the middle of the park since the defending Serie A champions have grown used to losing midfielders to more attractive European power houses in recent times. Paul Pogba left for Manchester United last summer while Arturo Vidal joined Bayern Munich. All these happened after they lost Andrea Pirlo to old age making him to settle for MLS football now plying as a deep lying play-maker for New York City FC.

Although the latest midfield recruit might be perceived as a spent force, his last season with Les Bleus et Rouges didn’t expose any sign of decline in the 30-year old. If anything, the Bianconeri will wait and see how stocked the just landed good will be. Afterallthe best player to put on the white and black stripes in recent era was none other than a dubbed AC Milan spent force – Andrea Pirlo.Continue Reading

IBRAHIMOVIC REJECTS LA GALAXY, STICKS WITH UNITED

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to reject the offer of LA Galaxy to remain at Old Trafford, according to reports.


The Swede, who is knee injured, would not be able to offer much to the Red Devils team in the first half of the season so Jose Mourinho opted to make a replacement in Romelu Lukaku.

Zlatan was reported to be on his way to China or more likely the MLS where he would see off the rest of his football career. The Los Angeles based football sides wanted him, with reports claiming the former PSG player could have received £6 million annually in wages.

The 35-year old free agent could accept an offer from United on a short term basis. Despite the interests in him outside Europe, the player opted to stick with the continent. MLS football sides would have loved to have the highly decorated footballer join them this year or early next year but that seems unlikely now.Continue Reading

Orlando City’s Ricardo Kaka talks about life in the MLS

The 2007 Ballon d’Or winner Ricardo Kaka is a very accomplished footballer as the Brazilian player has manager to lift major pieces of silverware with Ac.Milan as well as with Real Madrid.


After making his name known in European football, Kaka opted to compete in the MLS as he joined Orlando City on July of 2014.

It has been almost 3 years since Kaka joined the MLS and the Brazilian performer has recently stated that he is still getting used to football in the United States as he has also had to serve as a teacher for some of his teammates that have displayed bad habits.

“I had to change a lot. Sometimes I want to participate in the game more, so I have to go back to our defenders to get the ball. Or I have to wait to get the ball because the midfielders cannot get the ball to me because the lines are so close but now, in two years, I’ve been working on that, to be more calm, and wait for the right moment. There are some games where I have to run and run and then wait for the right moment. A lot of games in the last two years, I get impatient’’Continue Reading

Portland Deserved More Than Just a Point against New England, Claims Porter

Portland Timbers had to settle for a 1-1 draw with New England Revolution, despite taking an early advantage.


Diego Valeri gave the home team a lead in the 12th minute. Just when it seemed that the team was on the course of recovering from the loss against Columbus Crew in the previous match, Lee Nguyen came up with a goal with six minutes of normal time remaining. The home team were unable to get back in the few remaining minutes. As a result, the club will have to wait one more weekend in order to get the first win since the international break.

After making a strong start to the campaign, Portland Timbers would have been expecting to maintain their run going. Home games are crucial for the team, and the two home games in the first few weeks of the season were a major factor in preserving the advantage. Manager Caleb Porter felt that his team deserved more than just a draw from the game.Continue Reading

THREE MLS SUPERDRAFT PLAYERS IN US U-20 PREPARATORY SQUAD

Ahead of next month’s CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in Costa Rica, which serves as the continent’s qualifying tournament for this summer’s under-20 World Cup, the United States Under-20 National team has called up 23 players to the team’s preparatory camp at SubHub Center in Carson, California.


Atlanta United’s 20-year old defender, Miles Robinson, New York City FC midfielder, Jonathan Lewis and Portland Timber striker, Jeremy Ebobisse who were the second, third and fourth overall selection in Friday’s MLS SuperDraft have all been named in the roster. They joined 10 other MLS players in the camp, which will run from January 15-23, the day that MLS teams are allowed to begin reporting for preseason.

Real Salt Lake leads the way with three players on the roster in defender, Justen Glad, midfielder Danny Acosta and Forward Sebastian Saucedo. Recent LA Galaxy Homegrown Player signing, Hugo Arellano, Orlando City’s defender Tommy Redding, Sporting Kansas City center back Erik Palmer-brown, Philadelphia Union defender Austin Trusty, FC Dallas midfielder Tyler Adams and Atlanta United forward Brandon Vazquez are also on the list.Continue Reading