Champions League: Tuesday’s Round of 16 Results and Recap

Photo via: abc.com If you did at all see any of the scorelines from Tuesday’s games, which included a 4-0 handling of Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), and a 1-0 defeat for Dortmund, who could not get their attack going against Benfica. Both results are nearly the opposite of what I predicted. My picks were a 2-1 Barcelona victory, and a 3-0 Dortmund victory. PSG … Continue reading Champions League: Tuesday’s Round of 16 Results and Recap

Champions League: Today’s Round of 16 Matchups and Predictions

Photo via: Huffingtonpost.com Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona Lionel Messi and Barcelona travel to the Parc des Princes to take on PSG in what should be an exciting first round match up. The teams have met five times in past four years. Barcelona have won three out of the last five, and drawn one. Messi comes into the game leading scoring for the Champions League, with … Continue reading Champions League: Today’s Round of 16 Matchups and Predictions

Liverpool Secures First Win of 2017

Photo via: Mirror.co.uk Liverpool has finally gotten their first win of 2017 after what seemed like an eternity. The Reds beat the second place Tottenham Hotspur by a score of 2-0, thanks to a rapid brace from Sadio Mane. Liverpool had been dropping points over the past month, and this win boosted them back into the top four, and only a point back from Tottenham. … Continue reading Liverpool Secures First Win of 2017

Cameroon Wins Africa Cup of Nations

Photo via: CNN.com The Cameroon Lions have defeated the Egypt Pharaohs by a score of 2-1 in the Africa Cup of Nations final. This is the Lions’ fifth title, and their first in 15 years. The new Cameroon coach, Hugo Broos, has shown he can deliver silverware back to the nation that has missed it for so long. Supersub Vincent Aboubakar delivered a brilliant 88th minute … Continue reading Cameroon Wins Africa Cup of Nations

Phillip Lahm to Retire at the End of This Season

Photo via: Skysports.com Phillip Lahm, 33, confirmed his retirement early Tuesday, following a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg, clarifying an initial report by German publisher SportBild. The Bayern Munich Captain stated after the DFB Cup win that he is “capable of giving my best until the end of the season but no longer” when asked about his retirement. The German international, who is on contract until … Continue reading Phillip Lahm to Retire at the End of This Season

January Transfer Window Signings

Photo via: USAToday.com Biggest Signing: Oscar to Shanghai SIPG for £60 million In one of the most bizarre Chinese club signings yet, we saw Oscar, the Brazilian attacking midfielder, leave his longtime club of Chelsea for the big money China leagues. Despite being nearly a record signing for any departing Premier League player so far, we can expect to see higher fees for big name players … Continue reading January Transfer Window Signings

Manchester United Advances to EFL Cup Final

Photo via: Givemesport.com Manchester United has advanced to the final round of the English Football League Cup and will play against Southampton. Despite losing by a score of 2-1 to Hull City on Thursday afternoon, ending their 17-game unbeaten streak, they advanced 3-2 on aggregate. Paul Pogba scored Manchester United’s only goal in the 66th minute to level the game. However, in the 85th minute, … Continue reading Manchester United Advances to EFL Cup Final

Hull City Midfielder Ryan Mason Fighting for His Life

Photo via: Bleacherreport.com After an ugly collision with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, where the two Englishmen banged heads, and while Cahill came out alright, Ryan Mason was not so lucky. Mason suffered a fractured skull as well as internal brain bleeding, had to be carried off an a stretcher, and was administered oxygen. Cahill gave his condolences to Mason, and afterwards said this: “We smashed … Continue reading Hull City Midfielder Ryan Mason Fighting for His Life

Lyon and Manchester United Agree on a Deal for Memphis Depay

Photo via: TheScore.com After a completely uneventful season for Memphis Depay this year, it seems like his talents will be going to France, where he will play for Olympique Lyonnais in the French Ligue 1. The transfer was confirmed Wednesday morning by Lyon club president, Jean-Michel Aulas. “I obtained from Manchester United the agreement in principle, which remains to be ironed out, but is on a … Continue reading Lyon and Manchester United Agree on a Deal for Memphis Depay

Manchester City Willing to Pay £100 Million for Lionel Messi

Photo via: Youtube User Messi Magic Amid the speculations of difficulties in contract talks between Lionel Messi and Barcelona, rumors have been spreading of him possibly moving to Manchester City. Messi, 29, has been rumored to various clubs before including Manchester City as well as Paris Saint Germain, Boca Juniors, and others. The Argentinian magician would see a record transfer fee, as well as record-breaking … Continue reading Manchester City Willing to Pay £100 Million for Lionel Messi

Confirmed: Morgan Schneiderlin Signs With Everton for £24 million

Photo via: Mirror.co.uk Everton has recently confirmed the transfer of Morgan Schneiderlin to their club. Schneiderlin, 27, was a young, promising prospect upon his arrival at Manchester United, but has fallen out of the order recently at Old Trafford following the arrival of midfielder Paul Pogba, and a new manager, Jose Mourinho, who doesn’t favor the Frenchman as much as his predecessor, Louis van Gaal. … Continue reading Confirmed: Morgan Schneiderlin Signs With Everton for £24 million

Transfer News, Stories, and Rumors

Photo via: thesun.co.uk Drogba Returning to France? News from the MLS this week as Didier Drogba claimed in an interview he would not rule out a Marseille return. Marseille, the French Ligue 1 side where Didier Drogba and other notable stars made names for themselves have not cast a bid for the 38-year-old yet, but Drogba is keen, and would like to go back as … Continue reading Transfer News, Stories, and Rumors

Sam Johnstone Heads to Aston Villa on Loan

Photo via: Skysports.com Manager Steve Bruce of Aston Villa has made his first signing this transfer window. Villa loaned in Sam Johnstone for the remainder of the season, and Johnstone will most likely see more minutes at the Villa Park. The youngster has capped for the England U-20’s, and is certainly a bright prospect, however he wont get the play time necessary to further develop himself … Continue reading Sam Johnstone Heads to Aston Villa on Loan

Confirmed Transfers This Month

Photo via: Heavy.com Oscar The Brazilian’s move away from Chelsea came as a shock to most, when it was announced he would be moving away to Shanghai SIPG for a staggering £60 million. This news comes following multiple other athletes moving away to Chinese clubs for massive amounts of money, like his international teammate, Hulk. Joey Barton The highly controversial Englishman has since left Scottish side … Continue reading Confirmed Transfers This Month

Schneiderlin Asks to Leave Manchester United

Photo via: Skysports.com After arriving from Southampton in July of 2015, French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin saw a lot of action under Louis van Gaal’s reign, but with the recent managerial shift in Manchester, Schneiderlin has not seen one start under Mourinho, and he only recently actually made an appearance as a substitute in a match against Arsenal. Offers are arriving left and right for the … Continue reading Schneiderlin Asks to Leave Manchester United

Julian Green Transfers From Bayern to VfB Stuttgart

Photo via: foxsports.com Julian Green, the young, American rising star, who most notably made an appearance for the national team in the 2014 World Cup, and even scored a goal in the round of 16 match against Belgium, has transferred from Bayern to VfB Stuttgart. Despite Green’s success on the international stage, he continued to receive little to no minutes on Bayern Munich’s bench, and it … Continue reading Julian Green Transfers From Bayern to VfB Stuttgart

FIFA Uses New Instant Replay Technology in Club World Cup

Photo via: SI.com Most football fans never anticipated the day they would be seeing a penalty decided after the play. With the use of instant replay technologies, which are now being tested in football for the first time, officials can award penalties, review bookings, and more. While this technology is still in its infant years, or months for that matter, it still has proven useful, … Continue reading FIFA Uses New Instant Replay Technology in Club World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2016 Ballon d’Or Over Lionel Messi

Photo via: BBC.com The Portuguese forward ousted Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d’Or, the most prestigious award in football. This marks the fourth time Ronaldo has won the award, and only trailing one behind Lionel Messi. Ronaldo has scored 19 goals this season, between both club and international play, as well as the 54 last season, for a total of 73 goals this year. For … Continue reading Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2016 Ballon d’Or Over Lionel Messi

Seattle Sounders Beat Toronto FC in the MLS Cup Final

Photo via: @FourFourTwoUSA on Twitter The Seattle Sounders beat Toronto FC in a stunning fashion, with a thriller in penalties, that came down to the last kick. After the game finished 0-0 through 120 minutes, despite quite a few chances from both sides, the teams had a hard-fought penalty shootout, however, Justin Morrow’s missed penalty in sudden death meant it was up to Román Torres … Continue reading Seattle Sounders Beat Toronto FC in the MLS Cup Final

Chapacoense Officially Wins Copa Sudamericana

Photo via: Goal.com Following the team’s plane crash over Columbia last week, CONMEBOL, the South American Federation of Football, have awarded Chapacoense the title and prize money. Atletico Nacional, the team that Chapacoense was supposed to face in the Sudamericana final, originally made a statement saying they wished for the title to be awarded to the team. As the days went on, more and more teams … Continue reading Chapacoense Officially Wins Copa Sudamericana

Chapecoense Team Plane Crashes Over Colombia

Photo via: CNN.com Tragic news comes from the world of football (soccer) now as the Chapecoense team plane crashed late on Monday night, killing 77, with just 6 survivors, including 3 players, all of whom are in critical condition. This crash has devastated the clubs incredible run, a run made to be the ultimate Cinderella story with the team having been in Brazil’s bottom tier … Continue reading Chapecoense Team Plane Crashes Over Colombia

Bruce Arena Replaces Jurgen Klinsmann as United States Soccer Coach

Photo via: foxsports.com Following Jurgen Klinsmann being let go from the US team, he was swiftly replaced by former US National Team manager Bruce Arena, who is the coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy, as announced Tuesday by the team. Arena will have his work cut out for him, as he will be trying to get the team back on track following two straight defeats … Continue reading Bruce Arena Replaces Jurgen Klinsmann as United States Soccer Coach

United States Soccer Fires Jurgen Klinsmann

Photo via: goal.com The United States has officially parted ways with 5-year coach Jurgen Klinsmann. This news comes amid much speculation over the German coach’s future, following his embarrassing defeat to Costa Rica, losing by a score of 4-0. While this news is not much of a shock to most fans, a lot of us would not of seen this coming back in 2014, judging … Continue reading United States Soccer Fires Jurgen Klinsmann

United States Falls to Costa Rica

Photo via: Heavy.com The United States suffered a wrenching defeat to Costa Rica on Tuesday Night, losing by a score of 4-0, the United States’ worst loss in a World Cup Qualifier since 1980. This defeat comes after a heartbreaking defeat on Friday to Mexico, who scored a goal in the 89′ to win the game. The Americans are not yet out of World Cup … Continue reading United States Falls to Costa Rica

Memphis to Make the Move to Everton?

Photo via: sportingnews.com Speculation on the future of the Dutch winger Memphis Depay has been booming recently. Following confirmation on the talks from manager Ronald Koeman and Memphis himself, a move to the club would not be much of a surprise. Further rumors also heated up after the Everton official twitter account posted a tweet about Memphis and the Dutch national team’s World Cup Qualifying … Continue reading Memphis to Make the Move to Everton?

Jordan Morris Wins MLS Rookie of the Year

Photo via: Goal.com Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris has been awarded Rookie of the Year, the MLS announced Thursday. The youngster out of Stanford University has gotten his professional career off to a great start. Morris racked up 12 goals and 4 assists throughout the season, leading his team to a playoff run, and they are now onto the conference final against the Colorado Rapids. … Continue reading Jordan Morris Wins MLS Rookie of the Year

Ronaldo Signs Contract with Madrid through 2021

Photo via: worldsoccer.com Cristiano Ronaldo will be staying at the Bernabéu for another 5 years, assuring his future at Real Madrid. This news comes amid exit rumors, such as a highly priced PSG deal. Ronaldo is one of many Real stars to sign a contract this season, but none have gotten as big of a ceremony as Ronaldo received, with Perez issuing a speech, before … Continue reading Ronaldo Signs Contract with Madrid through 2021

Aubameyang Makes Phenomenal Comeback From Suspension

Photo via: skysports.com Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was suspended earlier this week after he went on an unauthorized trip to Milan with some friends on Monday. The striker accepted the ban and sat in the stands before returning this Saturday. Aubameyang delivered his best performance yet, netting four goals in his return to the first team. The attacker completed his hat trick within 27 minutes of the … Continue reading Aubameyang Makes Phenomenal Comeback From Suspension

Transfer Rumors

Photo Via: telegraph.co.uk With the January transfer window now 2 months away, more and more clubs are picking their targets to try to improve their team, and even pick up their season. Lukaku to Juventus? Juventus has sent scouts to watch the young Belgian talent, who racked up 15 goals last season. However, odds are Juventus will have to pay a pretty penny for Romelu … Continue reading Transfer Rumors

Brazil Legend Carlos Alberto Dies at age 72

Photo via: worldsoccer.com The football world is in shock today as we have lost yet another legend of the game. Alberto passed away at the age of 72. The Brazilian is most known for his famous goal in their 1970 World Cup win, where they beat Italy 4-1 in the final. The legend died of a heart attack earlier Tuesday. Alberto was named to the … Continue reading Brazil Legend Carlos Alberto Dies at age 72

Manchester United Humiliated by Chelsea

Photo via: playyoursport.com In Jose Mourinho’s homecoming to Stanford Bridge, many expected it to be an emotionally charged game. However, it was exactly the opposite, as Chelsea would destroy the Reds by a score of 4-0. Besides being one of the biggest defeats Manchester United has seen in years, it was also the largest defeat of Mourinho’s career, Pogba’s career, and Ibrahimovic’s worst defeat since … Continue reading Manchester United Humiliated by Chelsea

Argentina and Germany Top the FIFA World Rankings

Photo Via: FIFA The latest FIFA world rankings are in, and Germany and Argentina will reclaim the top this time. Some surprises follow them, with Brazil in 3rd, Belgium retaining 4th despite a quarter-final exit, and Columbia finishes 5th. While Argentina at the top may be understandable, what isn’t is how high Germany is, given that they couldn’t even make it to the finals in the … Continue reading Argentina and Germany Top the FIFA World Rankings

Transfer Rumors: Potential Big Name Players To Go This January

Photo Via: eurosport.com Alaba to Manchester City David Alaba may be on the move to England this winter, but not before City pays a hefty price for the young Austrian. The Bayern full back has shown excellent potential over the past couple of seasons, and Pep Guardiola may be looking to bring his old player to his new club. Icardi to be Forced Out of … Continue reading Transfer Rumors: Potential Big Name Players To Go This January

North America the Front Runner for the 2026 World Cup

Photo Via: playbuzz.com North America has continued to rise in their journey for the World Cup. After fierce bidding a few years ago, the 2022 World Cup was controversially awarded to the wealthy country of Qatar. Allegations were later made that FIFA accepted bribes from a Qatar representative, however, no verdict on this has been reached. This means that most countries sights are set on … Continue reading North America the Front Runner for the 2026 World Cup

San Marino Scores First Ever International Away Goal

Photo Credit: Tackk.com An unusual story, but certainly an interesting one. San Marino, a country located inside of Italy with a population of about 32,000, has just scored its first ever away goal on the international stage, and it didn’t just come against some nobody. It came against Norway, who may not be a European superstar, but certainly has more talent than San Marino. Marino’s … Continue reading San Marino Scores First Ever International Away Goal

Transfer News, Stories, and Rumors

Photo Credit: skysports.com The series returns! As we begin to edge closer to the January transfer window, more and more rumors are arising, as well as transfers that never happened. Did Bayern miss their chance at a superstar? The reigning German champions missed their chance to sign impressive youngster Ousmane Dembele, losing to rival club Borussia Dortmund. However, news is now surfacing that this may … Continue reading Transfer News, Stories, and Rumors

Champions League Predictions

Photo via: celebmix.com In this article, I give my predictions on who I think will be taking the crown in this years Champions League, as well as the runner-up, 3rd, and 4th place. Winner: FC Barcelona Barcelona is looking to retake their title crown this year, after a disappointing loss in the semi finals last year, and with the strength, talent, and depth their squad … Continue reading Champions League Predictions

Yaya Toure Retires From International Football

Photo via: skysports.com Yaya Toure has officially announced his retirement from international football. The Manchester City midfielder played for Ivory Coast, and was one of their star players. He led the team to their second ever African Cup of Nations title. He quoted on his website: “Football is everything to me and it gave me so much in my career that I no longer feel able … Continue reading Yaya Toure Retires From International Football

Champions League Group Stage: Round 1

Photo Via: barcablaugranes.com The first round of group stage games is over, and we will highlight some of the best games from this week, including Barcelona’s 7-0 thrashing of Celtic, and Real Madrid’s comeback over Cristiano’s former team. Barcelona 7-0 Celtic Barcelona had no mercy for the Irish team, as a hat trick from Messi, brace from Suarez, and 4 assists from Neymar highlighted the … Continue reading Champions League Group Stage: Round 1

Premier League: Week 4

Photo Via: dailymail.co.uk Clancy’s Game of The Week: Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City Derby day saw Manchester United and Manchester City both come into the game  undefeated. It was a thrilling match until the end, as Iheanacho scored his first Derby goal, and De Bruyne shined against his former manager, Jose Mourinho, who was known to be rather disrespectful to De Bruyne during his time … Continue reading Premier League: Week 4

Landon Donovan Comes Out of Retirement

Photo Via: landondonovanfans.info Landon Donovan has officially come out of retirement to play for the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy are currently riddled with injuries, and from time to time teams will call up former players to play for them. Donovan retired late 2014, after not making the World Cup team that summer, he cited depression and lack of motivation as his reasons to leave. The … Continue reading Landon Donovan Comes Out of Retirement

How a Dog Saved Manchester United From Extinction

Photo via: skysports.com When you think of Manchester United, you think of Old Trafford and Stretford End, the glamorous success throughout their history, and the 650 million fans worldwide. You probably wouldn’t think that all of this, could have been forgotten, like all the other failed English clubs such as New Brighton Tower, Ashford United, and Burton Swifts, all of which were unable to make it … Continue reading How a Dog Saved Manchester United From Extinction

Transfer News: Weekly Recap

As you may have noticed, the title of the series has changed, and this will also be the last in the series until transfer talk starts back up again in March-April(ish). I have changed it to transfer news as no more transfer rumors will be taking place (obviously). West Ham Blocks Deadline Day Move? Slaven Bilic has reportedly blocked a late move for Obiang from … Continue reading Transfer News: Weekly Recap

Transfer Rumors: Weekly Recap

Balotelli Italy Return? Mario Balotelli is looking to end his spell with Liverpool to move to his home country of Italy. Palermo are looking to sign the Italian, however, Balotelli’s wage demands are the one thing holding them back. We can expect more on this story in the next couple of days. Manchester United Targeting Portugal Defender? Jose Mourinho is targeting his Portugeese counterpart, Jose … Continue reading Transfer Rumors: Weekly Recap

Champions League Draw

Photo Via: UEFA.com With the season just kicking off, Champions League is just around the corner, and today, we got even further on that road to Cardiff, with the Champions League draw concluding earlier this afternoon. This year’s draw looks to be an exciting one, so we will get right into the results. Group A: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Arsenal (ENG), Basel (SUI), Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) … Continue reading Champions League Draw

Tom Brady Slices Thumb With Scissors Pregame

Photo via: People.com New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady has not made the start for this week’s preseason game against the Chicago Bears due to an injury he sustained during pregame. Brady reportedly sliced his thumb with a pair of scissors while trying to pry something from his cleats. It is unknown whether or not Brady will miss week 3 or 4, but he will … Continue reading Tom Brady Slices Thumb With Scissors Pregame

Premier League: Week 1

Photo Via: thisisanfield.com In this article, we recap some of the best games of the opening weekend for the English Premier League. Clancy’s Match of The Week: Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool Perhaps one of the most exciting games we could see all season, this weeks “Match of The Week” comes in the very first week of the Premier League season. This was a highly anticipated match … Continue reading Premier League: Week 1

Transfer Rumors: Weekly Recap

Photo Via: eagleeyedviews.com Foxes Face Competition For 22 Year Old Star! Leandro Paredes has reportedly gained the interest of both Leicester and Zenit. The Russian side have already made a bid of about £12 million, but this is expected to be turned down. The player is valued at £18 million, and while the Foxes are yet to make a bid, we can expect them to splash … Continue reading Transfer Rumors: Weekly Recap

Top 5 Greatest Comebacks in Soccer History

Photo via: nordenergi.org Seeing your team fall behind in a game is not a great feeling, especially when it seems they can’t do anything right. The saying “It’s not over until the fat lady sings” is rather discouraging when the opposing team continues to rack on the goals, but if your team can have a stroke of luck, as some would call it, then maybe … Continue reading Top 5 Greatest Comebacks in Soccer History

Paul Pogba Signing Confirmed

Photo Via: Skysports.com Manchester United has just announced the world record signing of Paul Pogba for £95 million. With a video featuring Pogba, covered by a hood, with the caption stating “Are you ready? #Pogback”, this has confirmed, and put to end an almost 2 month-long transfer saga. The club released an official statement on their website yesterday, the 7th of August, detailing the latest … Continue reading Paul Pogba Signing Confirmed

Transfer Rumors: Weekly Recap

Photo Credit: 90min.com Llorente on his way out? The former 3-time Series A champion and current player of Sevilla FC, Fernando Llorente, 31, will be looking to bring his talents to England this summer, after Spanish media reported that he has already agreed to personal terms with the Welsh club. If Swansea City can complete this signing, they can add depth to the attacking half … Continue reading Transfer Rumors: Weekly Recap

Premier League Season Predictions

Photo Credit: beforeitsnews.com With the Premier League season starting up in August, we can’t help but wonder what this new year will hold for us. Will Leicester retain their title? Can Chelsea bring the title back to London after a nightmare season? Or can Mourihno drive his new team to the championship throne for the 1st time in 4 years? Well, we won’t know until … Continue reading Premier League Season Predictions

NCAA to Ban Kickoffs?

Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports Football is becoming an increasingly dangerous sport. With links to CTE, various brain disorders, and mental health concerns, it’s no wonder why the NCAA would consider banning kickoffs. Last week, officials held preliminary discussions over this possible rule change. Some of the biggest reasons for their argument included the fact that a recent study found the most severe injuries to happen … Continue reading NCAA to Ban Kickoffs?

Paul Pogba Move to Manchester United Almost Finalized

Photo Credit: ibtimes.co.uk After what has been a 3 month transfer saga, it looks like Paul Pogba will return to his former club, Manchester United. Juventus, Pogba’s current club, has reached an agreement with the Reds for a record fee of £93 million. The Juventus star has agreed on a contract of £13 million a year. However, the two clubs are currently disputing about who … Continue reading Paul Pogba Move to Manchester United Almost Finalized