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

MONTREAL IMPACT EDGES AHEAD OF TORONTO

Montreal impact was finally able to win over their Canadian rivals, Toronto FC Tuesday night in the MLS Eastern Conference final after the match was delayed for about 30 minutes.


This was due to a discovery that the penalty areas fell two yards short of the normal regulation size. Thus, the lines had to be repainted before the match could be continued.

Joey Saputo, the owner of Montreal Impact had admitted to ESPN that it was such an embarrassment to have discovered the incorrectly marked pitch before the game.

“Obviously, it’s the first time that it’s happened to us. We’ve been in situations like this before where we have 61,000 fans. We had the [Concacaf] Champions League final here,” Saputo said.

“It’s the responsibility of the referees to check it out. Unfortunately the referees got here a little bit late, whether it was traffic or traffic around the stadium. So it’s unfortunate, but we have to take the responsibility for it. It’s our fault and it’s unfortunate that this has happened.”

The game which finished on a 3-2 win for Impact, could have been a better game, as the team had started out fine, after a solo run from Ambroise Oyongo had put them up to 3-0. They were unable to hold their line which saw Toronto claw back two late goals through strikes from Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore.

Montreal striker Didier Drogba has confirmed after the match that it would be his last game with Impact,
“Everyone knows it was my last game here. Now let’s focus on the semi-final,” he had said.

The second leg of the MLS Football Eastern Conference finals would take place in Toronto, and the both teams are hoping to get to their first ever MLS Cup.