Dyer Opens Up On Infamous Bout With Teammate Bowyer

Newcastle star Dyer has finally opened up regarding his infamous bout with teammate Lee Bowyer.

In a bad 3-0 loss to Aston back in the year 2005, both the men were penalized after a bad brawl with one another on pitch that shocked the football world. 9 years on, both men are friends again but Dyer stressed that he might still beat Bowyer.

According to Dyer, it was something related to personal insult regarding Lee’s incapacity that forced him beyond the boundary.

“We’re into the match, Lee came short & asked for the ball which I passed to some other player”, recalled Dyer.

“He said, ‘Give it to me’ & I said, “I have not given it away, what are you saying.’ After 5 minutes he again asked for it & I passed the ball to someone else.

“He screamed, ‘You don’t ever pass the ball to me!’ and I said, ‘it’s because basically you are ****”, he continued.

“There was so much of swearing and then he just lost his cool.

He yelled, ‘You what?’ & I said, ‘Yes, you actually heard me right.’

As Lee was approaching towards me it gave me a feeling that he might push or grab me. Whilst he was showering the punches, I felt, ‘You should put on as these are not hurting.’

“On a 2nd thought it came to me that was actually doing this before 50,000 people’.”

The brawl continued till Newcastle dressing room & Dyer shared that it was Jean Boumsong who told the duo to fight & solve it out – before they withdrew, Souness declared the fight both of them!

“We’re friends once again. That is just how Lee is. However I would still wish to fight him”, Dyer added in.

Kansas City Holding Top Spot

Sporting Kansas City currently are at the top of the MLS in the Eastern Conference with 42 points collected so far, the American soccer league is edging the last few weeks before a champion can be crowned and it’s turning into a battle between Sporting Kansas City and DC United as they are following them closely behind in 2nd place.

The MLS is not only competition that Sporting Kansas City is performing as they have a number of matches scheduled to play in the CONCACAF Champions League. Peter Vermes is the manager of the American team and he revealed his satisfaction about his clubs’ 1-1 draw against Real Esteli.

When the match concluded, the head coach of Sporting Kansas City, Peter Vermes said:  “We want to go and get three points. There are a lot of things within the game that wound up being very difficult. It was not an easy game to play for a number of reasons. It wound up being very difficult. At the end, to come here and get a point from them at their place is good. We just have to make sure we take care of business at home. The field was very hard to play. The ball was just bouncing all over the place.”

The team of Peter Vermes had to travel to Nicaragua in order to play their opening match of the CONCACAF Champions League group and an early own goal from Jorge Claros gave Real Esteli the lead at the 6th minute but Sporting Kansas City equalized the match 10 minutes later thanks to a goal which arrived from the Spanish midfielder Antonio Rodriguez Dovale as he made his mark on the score-sheet by scoring from a free-kick set-piece.

GREAT AT DEFENCE

Sporting Kansas City have been extremely good as a defensive unit and this has been a major reason towards the club going top of the table after this weekend’s results.

However, their goalkeeper Eric Kronberg has had little to do using this period. The one major task he has been required to do is maintain his concentration levels despite staying ideal for most of the 90 minutes. Such has been the domination of Kansas City in the defensive area of the pitch. The club has conceded just six goals in the opening 8 matches of the season. Continue reading GREAT AT DEFENCE

Major League Soccer Season Begins

This Saturday, the nineteenth season of Major League Soccer is expected to open, nevertheless, the Toronto supporters might have to wait almost a week, before Jermain Defoe, the ex striker from Tottenham will play his debut match for this Canadian Club.

Since their inception in the year 2007, The Toronto FC fans have awaited this moment, for a very long time, much in vein till now, for them to have a victorious season or for that matter playing off the berth.

Jermain Defoe seems excited about this deal and said that he is really looking forward to put on his boots and bag goals effectively to show the people that signing him was a good decision after all. At the moment all he wants is to get out on the field and let his game play do the rest of the talking. Netting a total of 143 goals in only 2 stints, this thirty one year old British, has positioned himself as the 5th best English Premier League player.

Defoe further added that he is feeling as excited as a kid to be a part of such an amazing opportunity and take up the challenge of a brand new club. Julio Cesar, the Brazilian international will also be joining Jermain Defoe in Toronto on a loan from the Rangers (Queens Park). The Canadian international footballer Dwayne De Rosario, and Gilberto, the Brazilian striker is also expected to join him.

Team Toronto has only managed 11 drawn matches and 6 wins in 34 Major league Soccer matches in the last year. However this is pretty much the same case as Sporting Kansas City, where in the defending champions affirms of being the Major league Soccer champions as well as taking the Concacaf Champions League and US Open Cup.

NOT FEATURING

Markus Holgersson is not going to feature for the New York Red Bulls in the next edition of Major League Soccer. The Swedish defender had one year left in his contract, but, both he and the club decided that the contract should be terminated.

Holgersson played for the Red Bulls for a couple of seasons and he proved his worth at the club. He didn’t have too many bad games during his tenure at Red Bull Arena. He was a regular member of the team and he put up a lot of quality defensive performances.

In total, Holgersson made 63 appearances for the Red Bulls and found the back of the net thrice.

Announcing Holgersson’s departure yesterday, the manager of New York Red Bulls, Mike Petke said, “I talked to Markus regarding his contract and we both reached the conclusion that the termination is the right thing to do. He did some wonderful things for us on the ground in the last two seasons and we would like to take this opportunity to thank him for all that. He is a great professional and we enjoyed having him here.”

New York Red Bulls played fantastic football for most parts of the 2013 season. They won 17 out of their 34 games and secured a total of 59 points to end up at the top of the Eastern Conference Points table.

However, they couldn’t finish the season on a good note. Their performance in the MLS Cup playoffs wasn’t that good. They couldn’t defeat Houston Dynamo even once out of the two times they faced them and as a result, they got knocked out.

The MLS Cup was eventually won by Sporting Kansas City which was one position behind the Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference table at the end of the regular season.