Andrea Pirlo is 37 years old and he is still performing at a high level as he is a regular starter in the MLS club New York City FC.
Despite being at such an elevated age, the Italian midfielder continues proving his worth as he is one of the most influential figures in the club.
Throughout the majority of the extensive playing career of Andrea Pirlo, he has spent over 19 years performing in Italy with a number of different clubs including: Brescia, Internazionale, Reggina, Ac.Milan and Juventus.
After having spent so much time playing with Italian clubs, Pirlo was offered with the chance of performing in a completely different as he joined the MLS and even though it might come out as a daunting task for any player to join a distinct atmosphere, it has turned out to be a successful move and the veteran midfielder has expressed how things have been going for him ever since he joined the American league back in August of 2015.
“It was a new league for me, but above all I wanted to come to America. It represents a new and different experience for me in a country that fascinated me. I also got the opportunity to study a new language.
Using technology in football has always been a controversial topic as there are many fans out there which believe that if this is done, it will take out the magic and beauty from the sport and that it could become a sport with constant stopping in order to check out what the video footage shows in case of a foul committed by a player or of a goal which might not be sure if the ball went completely inside the net.
During the 2010 World Cup, there was an incident that occurred involving Frank Lampard where he actually scored a goal as the ball went past the goal-line but neither the linesman nor the referee saw it and the goal did not count.
This incident has pressured the former FIFA president SeppBlatter on having to make a decision regarding the implementation of video technology in big tournaments but Blatter was never really a supporter of using this kind of mechanics and it was never truly enforced.
SeppBlatter resigned after it was discovered that he along with other figures had been involved in bribery and now the new FIFA president Gianni Infantino appears to be more in favor of using this technology. Read more
The Sporting Kansas City played extensively to defeat New York City with a win of 3-1 on 10th July at Children’s Mercy Park.
It was indeed a busy opening to the game as the scoring was opened by Benny Feilhaber within 8 minutes of its start. Thereafter, Frank Lampard lost his goal 6 minutes later. It was indeed the 3rd goal in 3 games for the former England and Chelsea midfielder. However, the scores that were at the same level lasted only for a short while as Sporting Kansas hit back within a few minutes later.
Feilhaber has been playing for Sporting KC as a midfielder and he has always performed brilliantly in majority of the matches as a midfielder. His contribution towards the match led to the victory and he earned the Team of the Week honors on Monday. In addition, there was another standout performer of the match who successful scored his first goal. Jimmy Medranda, the midfielder was the first one to restore his 1st goal in MLS as he rifled from a distance with other hosts. Ike Opara had to wrap up his scoring due to Frederic Brilliant. The other game that was held on the same day was indeed yet another interesting match. The Portland Timbers and the New York Red Bulls played out a draw that was goalless at Red Bull Arena.
Montreal Impact has recently gone through a period of time when they were unable to secure a single victory.
The Canadian football team Montreal Impact claimed a 2-1 triumph over Chicago Fire on April 16 but their next victory didn’t arrive until May 29 when Impact defeat LA Galaxy. This period of time saw Montreal Impact not being able to win a game in 6 matches.
The recent victory against LA Galaxy was a particularly special one for Didier Drogba as the Ivorian striker scored a goal which helped his team in securing the victory and gathering all 3 points. Drogba scored the last goal of the match as he found the back of the net at the 94th minute and he tore off his shirt in celebration.
This injury time winning goal from Drogba was the 5th one from the veteran attacker from the season. The 38 year old forward is one of the top goal-scorers of Montreal Impact as he continues to prove his worth even at such an elevated age.
Another reason of why this triumph was important for Didier Drogba is due to the fact that it was his return game after being injured. Drogba was unable to play against Orlando City on May 21st and resulted with Montreal Impact losing. Read more
The Seattle Sounders are all set to achieve victory with their road league of the year, which is being held on 10th April at BBVA stadium.
The team is playing against the Houston Dynamo. Since 2013, the Sounders have not lost to the Houston Dynamo. They have held the edge of 5-3-3 which is the all time series. The Sounders starting with 0-3 for the first time in the history of MLS posted their first victory of this season in the match held on Saturday against the Montreal Impact. The first goal of the Major League Season was scored by Clint Dempsey and he has won the third place in all six games with the win.
There are mixed predictions about the match as the Houston Dynamo has played against the New England Revolution team on the opening day and 5-0 wins over FC Dallas. As the team has lost twice it has allowed five goals to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and New York Red bulls. As far as the Seattle Sounders are concerned, they earned their shutout against the Montreal Impact. The Sounders have allowed goals of 5 in 4 games in this season. Read more