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Torino manager confirms Matteo Darmian transfer to Manchester United

Torino manager Giampiero Ventura has confirmed that defender Matteo Darmian is now officially a Manchester United player. The news was broken by Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano this evening. “Darmian will play in the Champions League with Manchester United,” Ventura told Sky Italia. “Matteo deserves a top team and always dreamed […]

Italian Football Federation President Calls For TV Replays After Juventus-Roma Clash

Italian Football Federation President Carlo Tavecchio said he plans to request to FIFA the use of television replays for questionable calls following widespread scrutiny of officiating decisions during Sunday’s Serie A clash between league leaders, Juventus and AS Roma. The president also called for players and officials at Juventus and Roma to ‘tone things down’ […]

Andrea Pirlo To Continue Playing International Soccer

In a summer which has seen the international retirements of Frank Lampard, Xavi Hernandez, Xabi Alonso and Franck Ribery; Italian great Andrea Pirlo has announced that he will continue on with the Italian national team for another year. The 35-year-old midfielder told Gazzetta TV that he had been considering retirement, […]

Top 4 Tactical Innovations in Soccer

Following the impressive performances – most notably the 5-1 victory over the defending champions Spain – of Louis van Gaal’s Dutch side in the World Cup, a new formation seems to be in vogue…the 3-5-2. In reality, many sides have utilized a back four in the last decade with Marcelo […]

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Premier League Gameweek 37: Open Thread

It’s hard to believe, but it’s the last weekend before the final Sunday of the 2009-10 Premier League season. I think you’ll agree that it’s been an incredible one both on and off the pitch. But before I get too nostalgic, there are still big games happening this weekend and […]

Fox Soccer Channel HD Launch Frustrates Soccer Fans

The anticipation and excitement of Fox Soccer Channel launching in HD has been building for ten months now ever since the January 2010 date was first announced last April. Soccer fans across the United States have been drooling at the prospect of watching their favorite Premier League team and international […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]

US TV viewing figures for MLS, Liga MX, Premier League and other leagues for Oct. 2-4

Four out of the top 25 most-viewed live soccer games on US television last weekend were shown on NBC Sports, with the number one most-viewed game being Chelsea against Southampton, which netted 948,000 viewers on NBC (Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm ET). On the heels of Chelsea-Southampton, 866,000 watched Arsenal against Manchester United […]