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Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric has praised the high-profile signings of World Cup pair Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez and has targeted a clean sweep of domestic and European silverware next season. Midfielder Kroos, 24, joined the La Liga side from Bayern Munich for a fee reported to be 25 million euros ($33.82 million) just days after playing an integral role in Germany's World Cup triumph. The Columbian Rodriguez, 23, arrived from Monaco for a fee in the region of 80 million euros having won the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer with six goals in five matches. "I watched James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos play in the World Cup and, for me, they were two of the best players in the competition," Modric told Marca.
Posted on 26 July 2014 | 7:59 am
West Ham United's lacklustre performances were so difficult to watch last season that David Sullivan sometimes had tears in his eyes, said the club's co-owner. "We told the manager we want a more attacking form of football but at the same time the manager has to pick the team. It's his decision what he does." West Ham, who finished in mid-table after fighting against relegation from the Premier League for most of last season, appear to be entering a pivotal period in their preparations for the new campaign. Sullivan, who jointly owns the club with David Gold, wants Morrison to stay at Upton Park even though Allardyce has said he is open to selling the former Manchester United player.
Posted on 26 July 2014 | 7:56 am
Liverpool's new signing Adam Lallana will miss the start of the season after suffering a knee injury in training, the club said on Friday. Lallana, who left Southampton earlier this month for a fee of around 25 million pounds ($42.43 million), was hurt on the pre-season tour of the United States. The England midfielder, yet to feature in a pre-season match for Liverpool, does not require surgery but will not be fit in time for their opening Premier League game against Southampton on Aug. 17.
Posted on 26 July 2014 | 7:52 am
By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) – Didier Drogba completed a remarkable return to Chelsea on Friday, signing a one-year deal to rejoin the club where he wrote his name into the record books and spearheaded the most successful period in their history. Two years after leaving Stamford Bridge on a high after his heroics helped them win the Champions League, the emotional pull of reuniting with manager Jose Mourinho proved too great a draw for the Ivory Coast striker. "Everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it has always felt like home to me."Drogba's last appearance for Chelsea came in the 2012 Champions League final against Bayern Munich, where he almost single-handedly clinched the trophy for the London club, scoring the winning penalty in the shootout after powering home a header to force extra time. It seemed a fitting way to end his eight-year spell at Stamford Bridge where his dynamic game, combining power and pace, almost reinvented the traditional target-man role.
Posted on 26 July 2014 | 7:50 am
As the Premier League's leading clubs step up their preparations for the 2014-15 season, some of their most promising young talents are stepping out into the unknown. With teams like Chelsea and champions Manchester City boasting huge, star-studded squads, their younger players have no option but to go out on loan in search of the playing time vital to their development. Belgium's Thibaut Courtois has returned to Chelsea after a three-year period at Atletico Madrid that saw him emerge as one of the world's finest goalkeepers. Courtois's club and international colleague Romelu Lukaku has also benefited from time on loan, excelling at West Bromwich Albion and Everton, although it seems he has yet to convince manager Jose Mourinho of his worth.
Posted on 26 July 2014 | 12:53 am
Liverpool suffered a major blow on Friday when England midfielder Adam Lallana was ruled out for up to six weeks after suffering a knee injury. Lallana, who moved to Anfield from Southampton for £25 million ($42 million) earlier this month, sustained the knock to his lateral collateral ligament during a session at the Reds' Harvard University training base in Boston. The 26-year-old, a member of England's World Cup squad in Brazil, has been assessed by Liverpool's medical staff and does not require surgery, but he looks unlikely to recover in time for the start of the Premier League season on August 16. "No specific timeframe has been placed on a return to fitness, but injuries of this nature can result in a spell of anywhere up to six weeks on the sidelines," a statement on Liverpool's website confirmed.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:02 pm
Sunderland signed Netherlands defender Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee on Friday. Van Aanholt agreed a four-year contract with the Premier League club after failing to break into the first-team at Stamford Bridge. The 23-year-old is Sunderland's fourth signing of the pre-season, following on from the arrivals of defender Billy Jones, goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon and midfielder Jordi Gomez.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 9:05 pm
Crystal Palace signed England international Fraizer Campbell from Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee on Friday. Campbell agreed a three-year contract with the south London club as the striker made an immediate return to the Premier League following Cardiff's relegation from the top-flight last season. The 26-year-old is believed to have cost Palace £800,000 ($1.35 million) after they triggered a release clause in the former Manchester United trainee's contract. "CPFC are delighted to confirm the signing of striker Fraizer Campbell from Cardiff City on a three year contract for an undisclosed fee," Palace announced on their official Twitter feed.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 9:05 pm
Nice goalkeeper Joris Delle ruptured knee ligaments during training on Friday and will be out for several months, the Cote d'Azur club have announced. The 24-year-old, is looking to replace former number one David Ospina of Colombia, who is on his way to Arsenal and a new chapter in his career in the Premier League. Delle, who was loaned out to Belgian side Cercle Bruges last season, is in competition with Mouez Hassen for the first team spot in the upcoming Ligue 1 season, but will miss out on the team's pre-season trip to England. Nice coach Claude Puel immediately denied the club would recruit another goalkeeper despite the Delle setback.
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Bay Port grad Jay DeMerit retires from MLS
Green Bay Press Gazette
The 34-year-old defender announced Thursday that he is retiring from the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer. The 1998 Bay Port … It started after he went undrafted by the MLS out of the University of Illinois-Chicago and moved to England …
Injuries force Green Bay's Jay DeMerit to retire from pro soccerMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Posted on 26 July 2014 | 7:20 am
Lionel Messi and Tim Cahill to Star on the Cover of FIFA 15 in Australia
Earlier this year, soccer player Lionel Messi was announced as the cover star of the upcoming FIFA 15. Last night, EA Australia announced that Australian player Tim Cahill would be joining him on the cover of the game in Australia. Tim Cahill scored an …
Posted on 26 July 2014 | 6:26 am
Denver Broncos no match for popularity of soccer's Manchester United
The Denver Post
"Manchester United … must inevitably cease to exist as an effective unit for some time." But by 1965, Man United had regained its standing as the best soccer club in the English Premier League. Man United has won 15 of its 20 Premier League titles …
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Posted on 26 July 2014 | 5:20 am
US women's soccer team coming to RFK Stadium for World Cup qualifying
Washington Post (blog)
FIFA's top-ranked squad, featuring Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan, will visit RFK Stadium on Oct. 20 or 21 as part of an eight-team regional qualifying competition for the 2015 World Cup in Canada. Three teams will automatically qualify for the 24-nation …
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Posted on 26 July 2014 | 4:01 am
Real Madrid, Atletico bring Spanish soccer to Bay Area
San Jose Mercury News
"It is an unprecedented situation to have the two finalists of the European Champions League competing and selling Spanish football in the Bay Area," La Liga president Javier Tebas said through an interpreter. It seems like ages since the Madrileño …
Paris Saint-Germain are going to ruin the Premier LeagueGiveMeSport
Real Madrid star Bale believes La Liga better than Premier LeagueFOXSports.com
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 6:09 pm
No guts, all glory at Robot Soccer World Cup
Spectacular falls, miraculous goals, and footwork that would put the Premier League to shame — RoboCup 2014 has seen it all. But unlike that other Brazilian soccer tournament that's been in the headlines, these games have been played entirely by …
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 2:57 pm
FIFA Rejects Calls to Strip Russia of World Cup
"History has shown so far that boycotting sport events or a policy of isolation or confrontation are not the most effective ways to solve problems," FIFA said, adding that global attention on the World Cup "can be a powerful catalyst for constructive …
FIFA committed to 2018 World Cup in RussiaReuters
FIFA issues statement following public pressure to strip Russia of 2018 World CupMajor League Soccer
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 1:30 pm
MLS lost 18-5 to the Premier League and it means absolutely nothing
There aren't too many positives MLS fans can take from a collective 18-5 beating, but don't dwell on the negatives for very long either. While these midseason friendlies offer a chance for American fans to see some of the premier European talent on …
Sporting Club announce US Soccer National Training Center development plan …Major League Soccer
Sporting Group's latest vision further cements KC's soccer-capital statusKansas City Star (blog)
Sporting Kansas City, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, and MLSU.S. National Soccer Players
Topeka Capital Journal -Salt Lake Tribune -Kansas City Business Journal
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 8:23 am
Ex-Chelsea Midfielder Joins New York Expansion Club
New York Times
The former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard joined New York City F.C. on Thursday, becoming the second European Champions League winner signed by the expansion Major League Soccer club. New York City F.C. confirmed Lampard's long-rumored …
Frank Lampard Joins New York City FC of MLSABC News
Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard signs with MLS's NYCFCCBSSports.com
Ex-Chelsea star Frank Lampard officially signs on with NYC FC, denies taunting …New York Daily News
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 3:42 am
Soccer: Top European teams to meet Sunday at Heinz Field
The start of the English Premier League season is a little less than a month away, but, if Manchester City's 4-1 victory against Major League Soccer's Sporting Kansas City Wednesday night is an indication, the team is hoping to continue riding the …
Manchester City unveil new away kit ahead of 2014/15 Premier League seasonDaily Mail
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 3:39 am
BBC Sport – Football
Fifa fine the Argentina FA £20,000 after its players displayed a banner in support of their country’s claims to the Falkland Islands.
Posted on 26 July 2014 | 9:07 am
Jose Mourinho says he pulled out a bid to sign Luke Shaw this summer because his wage demands would have “killed” Chelsea.
Posted on 26 July 2014 | 8:39 am
Manchester United’s record signing Juan Mata says new manager Louis van Gaal has told his players they must communicate in English.
Posted on 26 July 2014 | 5:56 am
Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee of about £16m.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 11:20 pm
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana will miss the start of the season after suffering a knee injury in training.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:09 pm
Southampton defender Dejan Lovren will undergo a medical with Liverpool this weekend after the clubs agree a £20m fee.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:02 pm
QPR recall Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar from his loan spell at Major League Soccer side Toronto FC.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 8:20 pm
Manchester United forward Bebe signs for Portuguese giants Benfica on a four-year-deal for a fee of up to £2.4m.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 7:04 pm
Five Preston North End players and one former player are no longer subject to bail conditions as the National Crime Agency says an inquiry into match spot-fixing is continuing.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 7:01 pm
Sunderland sign Netherlands left-back Patrick van Aanholt on a four-year deal from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 6:58 pm