David Beckham wants Pique in his MLS franchise

David Beckham is going through a slow process in his process of creating an MLS team that can compete in the football league of United States. The main obstacle that Beckham is facing is where to build a stadium as he has had numerous locations proposals rejected but nonetheless, the Englishman is confident that it’s only a matter of time until he can strike a deal and start building his stadium.

Even though there still isn’t an exact location or official site for the stadium to start being built, Beckham has already begun his search of signing players and Barcelona’s Gerard Pique is one of the first players that the former Manchester United man wants to sign.

For the past few years, Gerard Pique has been hailed as one of the best defenders in the world. The Spanish defender was included in the UEFA Team of the Year and FIFA FIFPro World XI from 2010 until 2012 for consecutive years and this just shows the dominant force that Pique has been in recent times.

Pique has also played a huge role in Barcelona’s dominance and this has attracted the attention of David Beckham who is eager to add the Spanish defender to his MLS franchise after the Barcelona player decides to hang up his boots.Continue Reading

LA Galaxy slipped to yet another low during the weekend

LA Galaxy slipped to yet another low during the weekend after suffering a 5-2 thrashing at the hands of Portland Timbers.

The team has managed only one win since the 5-1 thrashing of New York City back in August. It has raised concerns about manager Bruce Arena, who may be on the verge of leaving the club if poor results persist. The poor results are surprising considering that LA Galaxy strengthened the team massively with the arrival of Steven Gerrard a few months ago. This coupled with several star names like Robbie Keane should see LA Galaxy comfortably dominating the table.

However, this latest round of poor result left the club at the danger of being overtaken by the likes of Vancouver Whitecaps or Portland Timbers in the upcoming games. The two teams are only one point behind LA Galaxy after having played the same number of matches. This defeat has also allowed FC Dallas to extend their advantage to 6 points. It remains to be seen if Arena will be able to recover from this massive slump in confidence. Arena had no complaints about the defeat because he felt that Portland Timbers were the best team through the 90 minutes, but he did promise more improvements in the next match.Continue Reading

Fast start imperative for USMNT

On June 10, the USA beat reigning world champions Germany 3-2 in their own backyard, backing up a victory over Holland five days earlier, and all seemed rosy in the garden of Jurgen Klinsmann.

Fast forward five months, and those roses have started to wilt. The joys of summer have been replaced by the concerns of autumn, with it possible that a winter of discontent lies ahead.

A semi-final showing at the Gold Cup was the least that was expected, but failure to overcome Panama – for a second time in the competition – in the third place play-off rather compounded the misery of a last-four reversal against Jamaica.Continue Reading

Seb Hines helps get good form to Orlando City

A major reason for the good form shown by Orlando City in the new MLS campaign has been the presence of defender Seb Hines. He has been virtually unshakeable in the defence and it has contributed to the team making a challenge for the final series.

As the team plans for the upcoming friendly match against West Brom and other English clubs, Hines claims that the numerous injury problems suffered by his squad will not change their will to win. Orlando are expected to have an advantage over West Brom, whose players have just returned from summer holidays.

On the other hand, Orlando City are in the middle of their campaign. Even though there will be signs of exhaustion from the players, they are also likely to be much more difficult than the counterparts. Due to the injury situation, there are suggestions that manager Adrian Heath will go for a new partnership forHines.The 27-year-old has claimed that he is not worried about playing with a new defender at the back, as he is confident of establishing a partnership sooner rather than later. He has featured in 16 games over the course of the campaign. Only 20-year-old defender Rafael Ramos has played in more games this campaign.Continue Reading

Three statement signings the Fire should consider

The number of world-renowned soccer players moving to the MLS over the past 12 months seems to have reached an all-time high. Yet somehow the arrival of all this talent has passed Chicago Fire by.

The MLS is now able to boast the likes of Kaka, Andrea Pirlo, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and David Villa in its ranks, but there is a feeling the Fire remain on the outside looking in when it comes to all this talent.Continue Reading