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U.S. Open Cup: NY Red Bulls Defeat Amateur Club Reading United 2-0

U.S. Open Cup: NY Red Bulls Defeat Amateur Club Reading United 2-0

The New York Red Bulls battled in their first game of the centennial U.S. Open Cup against a mix of college students and amateur players from Reading United AC. The visitors were granted the chance to play against the Red Bulls after defeating USL PRO  side Harrisburg City Islanders 1-0 in the second round last [...]

Real Madrid Rumors: Jupp Heynckes Could Arrive in Place of Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid Rumors: Jupp Heynckes Could Arrive in Place of Carlo Ancelotti

Current Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes is considering a return to Real Madrid. His agent was quoted as saying on Sunday that he would extend his career as a coach in order to work at the Bernabéu. As SWOL noted here, Carlo Ancelotti has been favored for a move from PSG to the La Liga’s runners-up. [...]

DFB-Pokal Final: Bayern Munich in Search of Treble Against Stuttgart

DFB-Pokal Final: Bayern Munich in Search of Treble Against Stuttgart

Both the Bundesliga and Champions League medals are in Bayern Munich’s back pocket, with one more feat in mind — the German Cup.  More commonly known as DFB-Pokal, the Bavarians will certainly not rest on their laurels as they seek to end their 2012/13 campaign on an all-time high with the treble right in front [...]

Chelsea’s Transfer Merry-Go-Round Includes Andre Schurrle and Kevin De Bruyne

Chelsea’s Transfer Merry-Go-Round Includes Andre Schurrle and Kevin De Bruyne

Andre Schurrle looks set to join Chelsea after Bayer Leverkusen’s general manager Wolfgang Holzhäuser announced on Thursday that an agreement has been reached. 22 year-old Schurrle is thought to be in the middle of a transfer worth £20m. The striker is currently in the United States with Germany but is expected to be flying back [...]

Chelsea’s Frank Lampard Sets Sights on New Goal

Chelsea’s Frank Lampard Sets Sights on New Goal

Chelsea’s midfield man Frank Lampard enjoyed another season filled with goals in the Premier League this year and was rewarded with a one-year extension at the club he’s won it all with. The attacking midfielder scored England’s lone goal in a 1-1 draw with Ireland at Wembley last night, securing his 96th cap for his [...]

Watford FC: The Highs and Lows of the Playoffs

Watford FC: The Highs and Lows of the Playoffs

As I’m sure has been made apparent, I am an Arsenal fan and have been all my life. However, after our Champions League qualification was ensured, my footballing attentions turned towards the Glory Hornet Boys of Vicarage Road. The reason for this affiliation is that Watford are a local club, situated in the suburbs of [...]

PSG’s Thiago Silva Not Going Anywhere

PSG’s Thiago Silva Not Going Anywhere

PSG only recently managed to land their first domestic title after 19 years. The league victory this season has immensely boosted the profile of the club. They are once again expected to spend big in the summer in the hopes of creating a big impact in the Champions League. However, PSG have been dealt two [...]

Pellegrini Claims Verbal Agreement with Manchester City

Pellegrini Claims Verbal Agreement with Manchester City

Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini has been widely tipped to replace Roberto Mancini at the Etihad stadium. Mancini was sacked after three years in charge of the club. During his time, Mancini managed to get the club to FA Cup and league success. However, his European record with Manchester City has not been the best, as [...]

Tottenham Targets Leandro Damiao and David Villa To Bolster Attack

Tottenham Targets Leandro Damiao and David Villa To Bolster Attack

Tottenham Hotspur fans will be disappointed to not see their team in the UEFA Champions League next season. Tottenham finished just one point behind Arsenal, who claimed fourth in the league on a nervy final matchday in the Premier League. Considering that Tottenham had a new manager and deployed a new set of tactics coming [...]

The UEFA Europa League Conundrum

The UEFA Europa League Conundrum

In 2010, Atlético Madrid beat Fulham 2-1 to win the inaugural UEFA Europa League, fresh from being rebranded after being called the UEFA Cup for almost 40 years. Atlético, however, did not enter the Europa League until the knockout stages of the tournament – they finished 3rd in their group in the Champions League with [...]

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Newcastle United: Why Steve Black and White Plus One Sugar Could Lead to Cup Success for the Magpies

Newcastle United: Why Steve Black and White Plus One Sugar Could Lead to Cup Success for the Magpies

Alan Pardew received the backing of owner Mike Ashley last week after a turbulent season. Despite finishing in the Last 16 of all Europe, Newcastle’s final 16th position in the Premier League led to many Geordie fans calling for managerial change at St. James’ Park. Rafa Benitez, Roberto Martinez, even Jose Mourinho were linked with [...]

Seattle Sounders Eliminated from U.S. Open Cup at the Hands of the Tampa Bay Rowdies

Seattle Sounders Eliminated from U.S. Open Cup at the Hands of the Tampa Bay Rowdies

The Tampa Bay Rowdies upset the Seattle Sounders Wednesday night 1-0 in Tampa the end the MLS club’s U.S. Open Cup campaign earlier than expected. Georgi Hristov gave the Rowdies the lead in the 75th minute, and that ended up being the difference. Rowdies coach Ricky Hill loved his team’s defensive effort especially given their [...]

Chelsea Transfers: Blues Close in on Andre Schurrle as Bayer Leverkusen Pursue Kevin De Bruyne

Chelsea Transfers: Blues Close in on Andre Schurrle as Bayer Leverkusen Pursue Kevin De Bruyne

German international Andre Schurrle might finally pack his bags from Leverkusen and land in Stamford Bridge later this summer. Chelsea’s interest on Schurrle is no breaking news. The West London club has been unsuccessfully trying to sign the 22-year-old player since last year when Bayern Leverkusen rejected a £16m bid made by the blues. Chelsea [...]

FIFA Confederations Cup News: Stadium Issues Persist, Italy Drop Osvaldo and More

FIFA Confederations Cup News: Stadium Issues Persist, Italy Drop Osvaldo and More

With the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup just a fortnight away, all eyes are on Brazil as the hosts prepare to host what is being billed by many as a dress rehearsal of sorts to next year’s FIFA World Cup. However, persistent issues concerning many stadiums that were built and renovated for this year’s event in [...]

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Inter Milan: How Walter Mazzarri May Reshape Nerazzurri

Inter Milan: How Walter Mazzarri May Reshape Nerazzurri

After reaching Champions League qualification with Sampdoria, and leading Napoli to compete for the title, Walter Mazzarri is expected to face the biggest assignment of his career: reshaping Inter and bringing Nerazzurri back to the top of Serie A. In his career, Mazzarri has always showed character, pluck and determination, building teams who embodied his [...]

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez is Ready to Leave England

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez is Ready to Leave England

In an interview on Uruguayan radio, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has dropped a bomb by hinting that he might be ready to move on from the English Premier League. The 26 year old has endured and up and down couple of years since his move from Ajax to Liverpool in 2011. His ability and performances [...]