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
Kevin De Bruyne return to first-team action in the best possible manner after scoring on his return.
The Belgian international was a mega money signing for Manchester City in the summer. His presence was a major factor in the club getting enough victories to sustain a title challenge in the first half. His injury in January proved a decisive factor, as City have since dropped out of the title race at an alarming pace.The club is also now in danger of missing out on a top four place. Despite having done well in the Champions League and qualifying for the quarter-finals of the competition, Manuel Pellegrini will be despised for his inability to get the club into the top four.
The Chilean welcomed the De Bruyne at this crucial stage and the former Chelsea winger repaid his faith by scoring one of the goals in the 4-0 win over Bournemouth. City were three up inside 20 minutes after goals from Fernando and Sergio Aguero to go along withDe Bruyne’s effort. Defender Aleksandar Kolarov scored in the closing moments of the game to provide even more advantage for City in the race for the top four. The club now have a substantial advantage in the goal difference over United, who are just one point behind.
“Kevin was a very important player for our team before and I think he returned today in a very good shape.I did not want him to play more than 55 minutes, but I hope that from now until the end of the season he will continue with the same performances we are used to.It was a good victory for the Premier League. The Premier League will be very tight at the end of the season, I think it will be very important to try and get a spot in the Champions League,” said Pellegrini.
There has not been much of a winter break for the Spanish clubs – especially Barcelona due to their involvement in the Club World Cup – but this does not seem to affect Luis Enrique and his men.
The manager was recently named as the coach of the year at the FIFA Ballon d’Or awards. Despite many being sceptical about his appointment, Enrique managed to match the achievements of great managers like Pep Guardiola by winning a whole host of trophies in one campaign. Repeating the feat will be a major task, but Barcelona appear to be in a strong position as far as defending the league is concerned.
The club are up against Granada just a few days after the 4-1 win over arch rivals Espanyol. Enrique has called for focus from his players and also not to underestimate the opponents. Three points will be a major necessity for the club after having recently conceded the top spot in the la Liga to Atletico Madrid. The latter have been able to go two points clear by virtue of playing one game more than the Catalan club. Barcelona have recently been strengthened by the arrivals of several young players and Arda Turan. The club have been unable to complete the signing of the former Atletico Madrid star due to the transfer ban, which has now been lifted.
Following a string of underwhelming performances and results, Frank Klopas was sacked as the head coach of Montreal Impact and now Mauro Biello is the interim manager but this isn’t the first time that the Canadian manager has been part of the coaching staff of the MLS club.
Biello has been part of the coaching staff of Montreal Impact since 2009 and he actually had the chance of taking control of the MLS team in 2012 when Montreal Impact went on a tour to Italy and Jesse Marsch had been sacked.
This was Biello’s first chance of becoming the coach of Montreal Impact and he had stated on numerous occasions this desire but he failed to land that position, Biello now has a second chance of making it happen.
After he was appointed as the interim manager of the MLS outfit, Biello voiced his aspirations and what he wants to accomplish as the 43 year old manager said: “It’s my chance. I’ve got a chance to push this team, to bring it up a notch, and I’m going to take it. I’m going to focus on that to do my best and help this team. We’ll see what happens at the end of the season. But I know that I’m going to give everything to this team.” Read more
The Major League Soccer expansion team LA Galaxy revealed plans concerning their expenditure of spending around $250 million in order to construct what will be the country’s most expensive privately financed soccer stadium which is going to be made on Sports Arena in the Exposition Park.
A conference center, a number of restaurants as well as a soccer museum are just a few of the elements which the stadium will have. This stadium will be the home of the new Major League Soccer franchise which expects to make it’s debut in 2018.
Even though the budget of what everything will cost has already been projected, there still are a number of things that need to be done before the actual building process can kick-off. Before everything can actually initiate, it still needs to be approved by the Coliseum Commission as well as the L.A. City Council.
The former Lakers Hall of Famer, Magic Johnson as well as the Mandalary Entertainment Chief Executive, Peter Guber are going to be some of the sports figures which are going to help in regards to financing the construction of the stadium.
This construction project will be opening up around 3,000 jobs and an annual tax revenue in the region of $2 million. Read more