Andrea Pirlo

Ranked! The 19 worst moments in England national team history

19. Wally plus Brolly<p><b>England 2-2 Croatia, European Championship qualifier (2007)</b><p>On November 21, 2007, England suffered one of the darker days in …


Ibrahimovic signing raises old, awkward questions for MLS

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is heading to the LA Galaxy. Will he be a boon to MLS, or is this an unnecessary publicity stunt?<p>Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s imminent …


Report: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is heading to MLS, signing with the LA Galaxy

It has been seemingly teased forever that Zlatan Ibrahimovic was going to leave Manchester United to come to MLS and sign with the LA Galaxy. Now, it …


Step Right Up And Feast Your Eyes On MLS's Newest Attraction, Zlatan Ibrahimović!

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, may I have your attention please! We, the proud proprietors of Major League Soccer, The Greatest Show On Earth …


Ibrahimovic to LA Galaxy? Beckham, Drogba, Pirlo and the other stars to try MLS

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to become the latest star of European football to seek a late career challenge on the other side of the Atlantic, with LA …


Zlatan Ibrahimovic a risk worth taking for MLS, LA Galaxy

Major League Soccer doesn’t need Zlatan Ibrahimovic.<p>And yet, MLS could really benefit from Zlatan being here for a year or two.<p>According to multiple …


Juventus 101: What you need to know about the 2018 MLS All-Star opponents

Juventus are officially headed to Atlanta for the 2018 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target. There, on August 1, the Italian club will face off …


Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The MLS name; not the MLS nature

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to sign with LA Galaxy. He is the name that is needed to push MLS forwards, but he is not the nature.<p>There is an inner …


Match For Solidarity media accreditation now open

UEFA and the United Nations Office in Geneva have announced that the application process for media accreditation for the Match for Solidarity has …


Is Paul Pogba Now Trapped in a Loveless Marriage with Jose Mourinho?

From Liverpool to Manchester, the lack of incredulity spoke volumes.<p>As Mohamed Salah slalomed his way to four goals against Watford in a display that made it look as though he was equipped with skis and the rest of the field high heels, comparisons with Lionel Messi drew precious little mirth. …


From London amateur to MLS professional: Interview with Philadelphia Union's Jack Elliott

The path between European football and Major League Soccer has become a well-trodden one in recent years, with Steven Gerrard, David Beckham, David …

Jozy Altidore

The 10 reasons Man Utd should sack Mourinho debunked

There have been calls from some for the Portuguese to be sacked after Tuesday's Champions League exit but he should be kept on to fix things


Michael Carrick is the “Geordie Pirlo” that England misunderstood

The Manchester United legend’s retirement announcement should leave Three Lions fans wondering what if?<p>That it came in the months leading up to a …


France, Iceland World Cup kit latest: Nike, Errea confirm kit launches, Brazil’s leaked

KIT nerds will fall in love with France’s new World Cup home and away kit after Nike finally confirmed the designs for the Socceroos’ group opponents.<p>…

Sport (Australia)

Antonio Conte compares “genius” Andres Iniesta to Andrea Pirlo

<b>Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has compared Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta with Italian legend Andrea Pirlo, claiming that they are both …


The 2006 World Cup: a tournament better than many remember

The post The 2006 World Cup: a tournament better than many remember appeared first on These Football Times.


Man United's Champions League exit: Events since last UCL knockout win

In losing out to Sevilla in the round of 16, Manchester United's woeful record in Champions League knockout fixtures was extended for at least …


Unai Emery confirms talks with Marco Verratti about his temper

<b>Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery has revealed that he has sat down with playmaker Marco Verratti regarding his temperament.</b>The 25-year-old Italian …


Ranked! 11 unbelievable European second-leg comebacks that prove there's always hope

Second-leg turnarounds<p>Establishing a sizeable lead in the first leg of a European tie is every manager’s dream scenario. With a significant cushion …


Functional Barcelona to play Conte's Chelsea at their own game

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea will aim to frustrate Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday but they may find an …


What is Paul Pogba's best position and where does he fit in at Manchester United? Tactical look at £89million man

Manchester United expected everything to fall into place when Paul Pogba was signed for a then world-record £89million - a return to the good old …


Soccer-'Genius' Iniesta fit to play for Barca against Chelsea | Reuters

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta is fit to face Chelsea in their Champions League last-16 second leg at the Nou Camp on Wednesday after recovering from a hamstring injury with visiting coach Antonio Conte calling the midfielder “a genius”.<p>Soccer Football - Champions League - …


Chelsea's Olivier Giroud handed Barcelona start as Eden Hazard given Champions League challenge by Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte warned Eden Hazard he must win major trophies to be considered one of the world’s best players - as Olivier Giroud is set for a shock …


Every word from Chelsea boss on Iniesta, Rudiger and Morata

<b>Will it be tough playing at the Camp Nou?</b><p>"For sure, Camp Nou is a fantastic stadium and a big pitch. I think that every single player playing this …


Conte urges patience with 'important' Morata

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte claims Alvaro Morata is fighting hard to regain his position, but would not guarantee the striker a start against …


Newcomers make noise early in the MLS season

Carlos Vela has played around the world — most recently for La Liga's Real Sociedad. But he's a newbie to Major League Soccer.<p>Just two games in, the 29-year-old star from Mexico is already having an impact for Los Angeles FC.<p>In the expansion team's season opener against the Seattle Sounders, fellow …


Barcelona's Iniesta fit to face Chelsea, but first-XI status in doubt - Valverde

The ESPN FC panel explain why beating Chelsea is just another hurdle for Barcelona in their quest to reclaim Europe's top prize. BARCELONA -- Andres …


Six for Six at Allianz vs Atalanta -

⧉<p>C 2016/17: Juventus 3-1 Atalanta (Alex Sandro 15', Rugani 19', Mandzukic 64', Freuler 82')<p>⧉<p>C 2016/17: Juventus 3-1 Atalanta (Alex Sandro 15', Rugani …


How a culture of producing athletes and accepting mediocrity turned me off the US game

The post How a culture of producing athletes and accepting mediocrity turned me off the US game appeared first on These Football Times.

New York City FC

Farewell Michael Carrick - the Premier League’s most underrated player

"He is one of the best holding midfielders I’ve ever seen in my life - by far," observed Pep Guardiola of Michael Carrick. "He's the level of Xabi …