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Liverpool legend Gerrard reaches deal with LA Galaxy

Jan 8, 2015

Liverpool legend Gerrard reaches deal with LA Galaxy

Steven Gerrard is the next big star in the LA Galaxy. The Liverpool captain will join the defending Major League Soccer champions in July after completing his illustrious career with his boyhood team, the Galaxy announced Wednesday. The 34-year-old midfielder said last week he ...

Jan 7, 2015

Okazaki muses on playing in EPL

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki has admitted it would be a dream come true to play in the English Premier League following reports Leicester City has made an offer for the Mainz hitman. Leicester has reportedly tabled an £8 million ($12 million) bid, but Bundesliga ...

Jan 6, 2015

FIFA VP Prince Ali seeks presidency

FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan will stand for election in a bid to oust Sepp Blatter as leader of soccer’s scandal-hit world governing body. The 39-year-old Prince Ali declared his intention Tuesday to stand as a candidate in the ...

Minamino to leave Cerezo for Salzburg

Jan 5, 2015

Minamino to leave Cerezo for Salzburg

Cerezo Osaka have agreed in principle to transfer terms that will send forward Takumi Minamino to Austrian first-division club Salzburg, a source with the J. League second-division club said Monday. Minamino scored five times in the 2013 season, when he won the J. League’s ...

Valencia snaps Madrid's 22-match win streak

Jan 5, 2015

Valencia snaps Madrid's 22-match win streak

Valencia ended Real Madrid’s 22-game winning streak by fighting back for a 2-1 victory on Sunday, but the blow to the league-leaders was softened somewhat by Barcelona also stumbling to a 1-0 defeat away to Real Sociedad in the Spanish League. Cristiano Ronaldo extended ...

Japan beats Auckland in Asian Cup warm-up

Jan 4, 2015

Japan beats Auckland in Asian Cup warm-up

by Gus Fielding

Japan coach Javier Aguirre said he was generally pleased with his side’s performance after the Samurai Blue beat New Zealand part-timers Auckland City 2-0 on Sunday in their final warm-up before launching their defense of the Asian Cup. Japan’s most-capped player, Yasuhito Endo, opened ...

Gerrard plans to play for MLS club

Jan 4, 2015

Gerrard plans to play for MLS club

Steven Gerrard wants to win a trophy and lead Liverpool to a top-four finish in the English Premier League before he leaves his childhood club for Major League Soccer at the end of the season. A day after Gerrard announced he will leave the ...

Gerrard to leave Liverpool

Jan 3, 2015

Gerrard to leave Liverpool

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard announced Friday he is leaving the club where he has spent his entire career at the end of the season to head abroad, prompting a flood of tributes. The 34-year-old midfielder has captained the Reds for 12 years and amassed ...

Jan 3, 2015

Southampton, Yoshida finalize new contract

Japanese international defender Maya Yoshida has agreed to a new three-year deal with Southampton, the English Premier League club announced on Friday. “Southampton Football Club is pleased to announce that Maya Yoshida has agreed terms on a new three-year contract,” read a statement on ...

Jan 2, 2015

Chelsea drops Premier League lead

Chelsea opened 2015 by seeing its English Premier League lead wiped out by a frenzied 5-3 capitulation to Tottenham on Thursday as former midfielder Frank Lampard drew Manchester City level on points with a 3-2 victory over Sunderland. Uncharacteristic defensive frailties by Chelsea allowed ...