Former Manchester United star Rooney completes D.C. United move

Wayne Rooney completed his long-mooted move to Major League Soccer side D.C. United from Everton on Thursday. The 32-year-old former England international now joins the likes of David Beckham, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard in making the switch to the other side of the Atlantic. Former Everton manager Sam Allardyce first confirmed reports of a possible move in May and Rooney now joins a side currently sitting bottom of the Eastern Conference standings with only 10 points from 12 matches this season. The striker has signed a three-and-half-year deal that will reportedly net him…

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Keane not keen on UAE

Earlier today, former Tottenham striker Robbie Keane was pictured taking part in a training session with UAE club Al-Ahli. The images first appeared on the Twitter account of the UAE side. The speculation was rife that the former Republic of Ireland skipper has chosen his next destination following his five-year stint with MLS side LA Galaxy. النجم الايرلندي روبي كين يشارك في تدريبات الفرسان صباح اليوم pic.twitter.com/0S9P4z2yxM — النـــادي الاهــــلي (@AlAhliClub) February 6, 2017 However, according to the Irish Times, Keane is not expected to join the Dubai’s side. The…

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Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard among top 10 biggest earners in MLS

The American Major League Soccer has boomed over the last couple of seasons. A series of big football stars opted to join the MLS, in part due to financial reasons. This week, the MLS Player’s Union released a report with the yearly wages of all the current MLS players. Orlando City’s and former AC Milan legend Ricardo Kaka leads the way with earnings of £4.95 million. Toronto FC’s and former Juventus player Sebastian ‘Mad Ant’ Giovinco is second with £4.94 million, with his team-mate Michael Bradley coming in third with…

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England fans are not happy with Roy Hodgson’s latest decision [Tweets]

England manager Roy Hodgson has decided to hand the captaincy of the Three Lions to Liverpool midfielder James Milner for the upcoming friendly against Netherlands. This move comes just after 24 hours of Milner stating that he could quit his England career if he doesn’t feature in Hodgson’s plans anymore. He said: “I don’t want to be travelling round and not really contributing and just being a good tourist. I want to contribute and if the manager sees I have a part to play, great. “If not, it would be better…

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MLS announces Arsenal All-Star friendly with awesome video

Tottenham played the MLS All-Stars last year (2-1 loss), and in 2016 it will be Arsenal’s turn. The MLS announced the Gunners friendly with a pretty awesome video, featuring a number of stars, including Sebastian Giovinco, Kaka, Thierry Henry and off course Arsene Wenger! And the 2016 @ATT #MLSAllStar opponent is… https://t.co/r5hdaKxc0U — Major League Soccer (@MLS) 11 februari 2016

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Arsenal legend has surprise name to coach his ‘team-mates XI’

Patrick Vieira doesn’t want Arsene Wenger to be the coach of his ‘team-mates XI’. The French Arsenal legend rather has Jose Mourinho running his team, according to The Daily Mail. It’s a suprising pick from the 39-year-old, who enjoyed the most successful part of his career under Wenger with the Gunners. Vieira was brought to the Premier League by his fellow countryman in 1996 and won seven trophies during his nine-year stay in London, while also being part of the Arsenal team that went unbeaten during the 2003/2004 season. Still, the defensive midfielder…

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Aston Villa in talks with former Premier League goal getter

Aston Villa can use all the points they need and have been in talks with former Premier League goal getter Obafemi Martins to make a return from the MLS, according to The Sun. The Nigerian striker revealed talks between him and The Villans. The 31-year-old claims that he has received an interesting offer to join Villa. The report also claims that an approach was made four weeks ago with Villa looking to sign him on loan. Villa have endured an atricious season, sitting in 20th and last place in the table with…

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Five footballers to have rocked the bearded look

Only a handful of footballers sport a beard on the pitch, and still fewer manages to rock that bearded look. Here we will take a look at some of the modern footballers who nailed the bearded look during their playing days. 5. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Arsenal fans call him the ‘Handsome French Bloke’. Opinion might be divided on whether he is a world-class striker or not. But when it comes to his looks, the opinion is almost unequivocal. 4. Gennaro Gattuso (former AC Milan) The former AC Milan legend was a…

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Tottenham and Man United stars make 59-name leaked Balon d’Or shortlist

A contender list for the 2016 Balon d’Or has apparently been leaked online (via Metro) and shows a few startling additions. Tottenham striker Harry Kane, Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney have all made the list, but strangely are joined by the likes of Christian Atsu of Bournemouth, Swindon’s Massimo Luongo and Leicester striker Shinji Okazaki. All of the usual suspects are there, too, with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Eden Hazard all included, with the list set to be whittled down to…

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LA Galaxy boss tips Steven Gerrard to manage Liverpool

LA Galaxy boss Bruce Arena believes Steven Gerrard will return to Liverpool to manage the club one day and has revealed that he is already preparing himself a career in management once he hangs up his boots, the Metro reports. Gerrard joined his boyhood club at the age of nine, but closed the door on his 26-year association with the club this summer when he made the move Stateside on a free transfer. The former England skipper seemed ready to retire on Merseyside, but opted to open one final chapter…

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(Images) Cristiano Ronaldo buys $18.5m New York apartment in Trump Towers

Could Cristiano Ronaldo be planning a move to Major League Soccer? An article in the New York Post has reported that the 30-year-old splashed the cash on an $18.5m apartment in New York’s famous Trump Tower recently. The Portuguese international has long been tipped to make the move Stateside, with both New York clubs looking to be likely destinations should his career head that way. The loft was initially the property of Italian real-estate mogul Alessandro Proto, and has three bedrooms and a corner location that offers panoramic views of…

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Kaka believes Arsenal will struggle to sign Karim Benzema this summer

Former Real Madrid legend Kaka has said that he believes Arsenal will find it difficult to sign striker Karim Benzema during the current transfer window, the Daily Express reports. The Gunners have been consistently linked with the France international’s signature this summer as they desperately search for another striker to ease the burden from Olivier Giroud’s shoulders. The Spanish giants have reportedly slapped a £35m asking price on the powerful forward, but Wenger is reluctant to meet their demands. And with the deal to sign Benzema dragging on with just…

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Man United gossip: La Liga duo targeted and Bayern ace in line for shock move

Saturday’s biggest Man United news and transfer gossip. The agent of Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze has hinted the 23-year-old could move to the Premier League during the transfer window, with Arsenal and Manchester United showing interest, according to Tuttosport. The Germany international is currently enduring a difficult relationship with head coach Pep Guardiola, giving rise to speculation he could be moving on. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he still wants to sign two players in the remainder of the transfer window, the Metro reports. The Red Devils…

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Man United outcast Javier Hernandez rejects chance to sign for LA Galaxy

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has reportedly rejected the chance to join Major League Soccer giants LA Galaxy, according to the Daily Express. The Mexico international spent the previous campaign on loan with Real Madrid, but since making his return to Old Trafford over the summer his future has continued to be in doubt. The report states that both West Ham and Tottenham have been credited with an interest in handing him a Premier League reprieve, with the former even offering £11.9m for his services (via The Express). However, he…

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(Images) New stadium photos make FIFA 16 look more in depth than ever

A series of photos EA Sports have released show nine new stadiums set to be featured in Fifa 16, and judging from these in-game stills, it’s going to be the most realistic football game yet. Featuring all three of the newly promoted sides – Bournemouth, Norwich and Watford – they are joined by stunning new diggings for Marseille’s Stade Velodrome, River Plate’s El Monumental and ever er…Portsmouth’s Fratton Park. See the images below… Vitality Stadium – Bournemouth Vicarage Road – Watford Carrow Road – Norwich Fratton Park – Portsmouth Stade…

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Manchester United gossip: Di Maria’s exit imminent, but Pedro deal close

Here is Saturday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: Angel Di Maria is set to complete his £45.9m move to Paris Saint-Germain later this week, according to the Daily Mirror. Both United and the Ligue 1 side are currently on pre-season tours of America, which means the Argentinian could return with his new club. The deal may see Louis van Gaal potentially step up his interest in Barcelona winger Pedro, who is closing in on a move to Old Trafford, according to the Daily Star. The Spaniard will join the…

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Manchester United invite 16-year-old wonderkid defender to train with club ahead of move

Louis van Gaal may have already spent over £80m this summer (via Daily Star) as he tries to create a side capable of ending their wait for a trophy, but he is also keeping an eye on the future. According to the Metro, Manchester United have invited New York Red Bulls defender Matt Olosunde to train with the Red Devils, ahead of a potential offer from the Premier League side. The 16-year-old is able to play at either right-back or in the centre of the defence, and has played at…

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(Video) Memphis Depay bags opportunistic first Man United goal in 3-1 win over San Jose

It hasn’t taken new boy Memphis Depay too long to get in amongst the goals at Manchester United, as he picked up his first strike during the side’s 3-1 victory over MLS outfit San Jose Earthquakes. The game was Louis van Gaal’s second victory of the pre-season tour of the United States and his new signings continue to bed in well. Juan Mata opened the scoring against the ‘Quakes in the first half, before Depay stole in to capitalise on a bad mistake in the San Jose defence, cooly slotting…

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Chelsea gossip: Defender’s exit confirmed by Jose Mourinho, while legend promises return

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Filipe Luis is set to leave the club in the coming days, according to BBC Sport. The left-back moved to Stamford Bridge from Atletico Madrid last summer, but looks set to return to the La Liga side after the manager’s comments. “In this moment we need a left-back because I think we are selling Filipe Luis now or tomorrow,” he said. Cesar Azpilicueta has insisted that he is not concerned about Mourinho’s comments, according to the Daily…

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(Video) Frank Lampard tells fans he’s returning to Chelsea

Legendary midfielder Frank Lampard surprised a group of Chelsea fans attending a fan event in a New York sports bar this week by not only showing up, but delivering a most welcome message as well. The 37-year-old was serenaded with chants of “We want our Frankie back,” to which he replied “I’ll be back”. The news then brought a loud cheer from the attending fans, who will no doubt be rubbing their hands together with glee at the prospect of having him back at the club in a possible coaching…

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(Video) Former Liverpool stars Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez share banter before pre-season friendly

Former Liverpool teammates Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez came up against each other for the first time this week since their departure from Anfield in a pre-season friendly between their respective sides Barcelona and LA Galaxy. The pair embraced each other on several occasions, showing that there is no bad blood between the pair following Suarez’s slightly acrimonious move to the Spanish giants 12 months ago. Barca ended the game as 2-1 winners, but the major talking point was the interaction between the two legends of the game as they…

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(Video) Steven Gerrard inspires Istanbul-style comeback with goal on DREAM MLS debut

Liverpool fans will be able to reel off games from down the years where Steven Gerrard inspired them to victory when all hope seemed lost, and he’s taken no time to have a similar impact for his new side LA Galaxy. It had appeared that San Jose Earthquakes were going to spoil the 35-year-old’s MLS debut, as Quincy Amarikwa scored twice in four first-half minutes to stun Bruce Arena’s side. However, the stage was just being set for Gerrard. Just like he did during the Merseyside club’s famous win in…

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Man United reveal Javier Hernandez will not be leaving this summer

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Manchester United have reportedly told any potential suitors for Javier Hernandez that the outcast striker is not for sale this summer, the Daily Star reports. The Mexican international spent the previous season out on loan with Real Madrid, but following a return of nine goals in 33 appearances the Spaniards rejected the chance to bring him back for a second season. West Ham had been heavily linked with a move for his signature in recent days, but now according to ESPN, the club have told the Hammers that he will…

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Arsenal gossip: SIX stars to be shipped out and Cech admits move angered Jose

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Friday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsene Wenger will flog six players this summer as part of a summer clearout at the Emirates, the Daily Mirror reports. David Ospina, Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell, Yaya Sanogo, Mathieu Flamini and Carl Jenkinson are all names on the chopping block. Real Sociedad are preparing an offer for 23-year-old Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, according to The Times. Campbell spent the second half of the season on loan with Spanish giants Villarreal last term having failed to make an impact on the Arsenal first…

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Hilarious: Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard looks MISERABLE in LA Galaxy shirt

We all knew he didn’t want to leave Liverpool, but Steven Gerrard has taken looking moody in a new club’s shirt to a whole new level. The 35-year-old has never been known for his award winning smile, but you’d expect him to break away from his own personal version of ‘Blue Steel’ for a promotional campaign for his new club. New billboards of the former England star have begun to emerge around Los Angeles of him wearing his new strip with the tagline “Greatness”. Gerrard will link up with former…

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