Major League Soccer Franchise Atlanta United Football Club invites 13 local soccer players for try outs in their youth development program.
Atlanta United FC will begin play in the MLS in March 2017 and look at developing young home grown talents. Hundreds of really talented young players were considered before making a shortlist of the players who will start training next month.
Atlanta United Football club begin setting up several feeder programs before they would eventually take up the pitch next year. The college director of soccer Kerem Daser was the one who urged the officials of the club to come to Dalton to access some of the local talents. Daser said he played with most of the scouts back in Atlanta Silverbacks so he was able to convince them to come have a look at the players.
The Atlanta United Academy manger Tony Annan was impressed with the array of talents and eventually beckoned on the Academy director Richard Money who later came to see for himself. Only two kids were eventually chosen from Dalton High, Yahir Paez and Jeremiah Zuniga. The scouts claimed Zuniga was one of the best center midfield they had seen when scouting around, and Paez being one good left winger who is only 12 years.
Daser encouraged others that were not selected saying:
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The stadium of MLS outfit Portland Timbers is proving to be a decent financial bet for the club based on recent figures. The new figures show the city is getting its money back from the Portland Timbers’ stadium. These figures just show that sometimes, history doesn’t repeat itself.
Private investors in conjunction with the city of Portland spent nearly $40 million to renovate what is now Providence Park for minor league baseball and soccer in 2011. Continue reading “PORTLAND MAKING RETURNS”
New York Red Bulls finally showed the kind of dominance that has been missing from the team for quite a while.
They way in which they thoroughly dismantled FC Dallas, who are top of the table in the Western Conference, in a 4-0 demolition has led to manager Jesse Marsch claiming that the team is starting to take a foothold. He is finally seeing real performances from New York Red Bulls. The team has now won back-to-back games in order to put behind their poor start to the season. It was only recently that the four back-to-back defeats saw them struggling in the table.
Prior to the last two victories, New York Red Bulls had managed just one win throughout the campaign. Now they seem to have enough confidence to go on and move closer to the top. Defender Sal Zizzo claimed that the club had the quality to be able to beat any team on their day. Now, it was about making those performances consistent in order to start challenging for the league title. Marsch admitted that there were very little opportunities for the team to rally earlier in the campaign. Now, he is hoping that they use the back-to-back victories to put them on a winning run. Continue reading “Red Bulls Finally getting back to Form”
Former Tottenham and Aston Villa striker Robbie Keane claims that several Premier League stars are open to the possibility of joining an MLS club in the near future.
He says that this is a clear sign that the league is growing in the right direction. MLS recently introduced two more franchises as part of the league while the plan is to take the number of teams to 24 in a few years. This has resulted in the need for more foreign players, as each club is allowed three spots for signing expensive names.
Kaka, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, and Didier Drogba are some of the Premier League’s household names have joined the MLS in the last year alone. Keane expects this number to increase going forward. He says that a number of his former teammates have expressed their desire to join the MLS. Apart from providing them with a decent quality of football, MLS also pays its designated players rather well with average salaries around $ 2 million per year. For a footballer in his final legs, this is an amount that appeals a lot. Keane says that there is a lot of difference compared to 2011 – the year when he joined LA Galaxy. Continue reading “Robbie Keane claims that several Premier League stars are open”
Didier Drogba is a legend for Chelsea fans of all over the world, the Ivorian forward holds a special place in the heart of everyone who supports the Premier League club and Drogba rightfully deserves to have this love and appreciation from Chelsea and their fan boys. The veteran player has helped Chelsea in winning 4 Premier League titles, 3 Football League Cups, 4 FA Cups, 1 Champions League and 2 FA Community Shields.
The contributions that Drogba has made to the Premier League club have been so significant that he was named as Chelsea’s greatest player ever in a poll which was made back in 2012.
Drogba is currently 37 years old but despite his elevated age, he is rumored on being wanted by Chelsea. The Ivorian attacker is performing for the MLS side Montreal Impact but the American team has already confirmed that they have indeed been holding talks with Chelsea as the Premier League club has been attempting to bring back Drogba to Stamford Bridge.
“We are currently in contact with Didier Drogba and Chelsea FC. We are doing everything we can to have him back with the Impact in 2016. We understand his Drogba attachment to his former club and his desire to help them. We are willing to accommodate him.” Montreal Impact said on their twitter page.
It still remains uncertain as to what role will Drogba have if he does make yet another return to Stamford Bridge, the experienced footballer has already served as a coach and an actual player for the Premier League side. Continue reading “Chelsea interested in bringing Didier Drogba back?”