PORTLAND MAKING RETURNS

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”

Red Bulls Finally getting back to Form

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”

Robbie Keane claims that several Premier League stars are open

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”

Chelsea interested in bringing Didier Drogba back?

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?”

Sporting Kansas City were aware of the acute need for a victory

Sporting Kansas City were aware of the acute need for a victory in one of the last MLS games for the regular campaign, but they were soundly beaten 2-0 by Colorado Rapids in front of their own supporters.

Defender Kevin Ellis admitted that the team came up short despite being aware of the need for three points. Kansas City still need three points in order to be sure of a place in the MLS cup play-offs. It does not get any easier since they will be against defending champions LA Galaxy in the final match. Even though LA Galaxy have not been in the best form themselves, Sporting Kansas City are clearly short on confidence.

The team has managed just three victories since the start of September and one of those victories was on penalties. There is a danger of San Jose Earthquakes overtaking them for the final play-off spot. San Jose are only one point behind Sporting Kansas and they are in a far better run of form as well. This dangerous situation has been created because of the recent 1-0 defeat against San Jose. It was clear that Sporting Kansas City were in deep trouble when they allowed Powers to score in the 78th minute. Marcelo Sarvas doubled the advantage a few minutes later despite a red card to Cronin. Continue reading “Sporting Kansas City were aware of the acute need for a victory”