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Chinese Super League overtake EPL in transfer window spending

Chinese club Jiangsu Suning’s 50 million euro ($56 million) signing of Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira from Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk on Friday saw the Chinese Super League overtake the English Premier League in spending during the winter transfer window, the transfermarkt website said. According to the website, which tracks commercial dealings […]

Alex Teixeira joins Chinese Super League club in £38 million move

Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira became China’s third record signing in just over a week on Friday when Jiangsu Suning snapped him up for 50 million euros ($56 million) — following earlier interest from English giants Liverpool. China’s latest monster move came only three days after Guangzhou Evergrande paid 42 million […]

Tomas Rosicky injury could end Arsenal career

Tomas Rosicky’s latest injury setback, a torn thigh tendon, leaves him in a race against time if he is to play for Arsenal again with his Gunners contract due to expire in June. The 35-year-old missed the first half of the current campaign with a knee injury and coach Arsene […]

Arlo White interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (2.4.16)

The latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio features an interview with NBC Sports’ lead announcer for the Premier League. Arlo White. During the interview, Arlo White previews Southampton versus West Ham United, and discusses whether the Hammers can climb into the top four, as well as how the NBC […]

Perspective needed on FOX’s record-breaking Bundesliga number for Stuttgart-Hamburg

Congratulations to the Bundesliga and FOX Sports on the record-breaking audience of 468,000 who watched Stuttgart against Hamburg on the over-the-air FOX network last Saturday. The 468,000 number is the biggest audience ever on US television for a live Bundesliga match. With it being the first of 8 live Bundesliga […]

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USWNT Olympic qualifiers to be shown on NBC Sports

NBC Sports will be broadcasting all 15 women’s soccer qualifiers for the 2016 Summer Olympics. “We’re pleased to provide coverage of the Olympic qualifying tournament in women’s soccer, featuring the U.S. Women’s National Team,” said a NBC Sports Group spokesperson. NBC Sports will be broadcasting every game live on its streaming […]

Massimiliano Allegri plays down Chelsea links

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has played down reports he could become Chelsea’s next full-time manager, following the sacking of Jose Mourinho earlier this season. Allegri, who steered Juve to a league and Cup double last season, as well as the Champions League final, was linked to the struggling Premier League […]

Premier League January spending hits five-year high

English Premier League clubs’ gross spending on transfers in the January transfer window reached a five-year high of £175 million ($250.1 million, 230.1 million euros), financial consultants Deloitte said on Tuesday. The figure represented the biggest collective mid-season outlay by English top-flight teams since 2011 (£225 million), when Liverpool sold […]

Arsenal bruised but not broken after loss to Chelsea

Arsenal were beaten by rivals Chelsea, 1-0, on Sunday to leave the north London club three points behind surprise Premier League leaders Leicester City. The defeat to the Blues was essentially decided in the 18th minute of the match when defender Per Mertesacker was sent off after he brought down […]

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Michel Platini may boycott FIFA hearing, says lawyer

Michel Platini may refuse to attend a FIFA hearing to defend himself against misconduct accusations after a spokesman was quoted as saying that the Frenchman would get a long ban, his lawyer said on Saturday. FIFA’s action against Platini and world body president Sepp Blatter took a stunning new twist […]