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Sir. Alex Ferguson praised the progression of the MLS

The former Manchester United manager Sir. Alex Ferguson believes that the MLS has significantly been improving in many aspects and that it deserves to get recognized for everything that has occurred in recent times.

It’s been over 3 years since Sir. Alex Ferguson opted to take a step back from the world of football as a manager as he retired but he still remains up to date with everything that is going on in the sport and something that has been in the radar of the Scottish-man is the American League, the MLS.

Sir. Alex Ferguson admitted that he has been watching the matches and everything that has been going on surrounding the MLS and the former tactician voiced his thoughts concerning a few of the changes that have been happening as he said: “I’ve been watching very carefully over the last few years. They’ve had some major changes. One, they’ve started some academy systems and that’s very, very important. I think that what they probably need is more professional coaches. I think that’s something for the future.”

One of the things that according to Sir. Alex Ferguson can become a huge problem for the progression and the supporters of the MLS is the colossal size of the United States which forces fans of different clubs on having to travel for a long distance in order to watch matches. Continue reading “Sir. Alex Ferguson praised the progression of the MLS”

Arena believes in qualification

The new United States national team coach Bruce Arena believes that the team can still qualify for the World Cup despite recording two defeats in their opening matches.

He said that he has the necessary experience of top level football and knows that his team has what it takes to qualify for the World Cup.

The only negative thing he said is that he does not have a clear picture of the team quality at the moment and that it will take time for him to assess the different players. He admitted that he does not have enough time to prepare the team before their friendlies and that he will need to make changes slowly.

He said that changes would be done gradually probably later during the year as he wants to assess his current players. Bruce Arena said that he knows all the different players as he had played against most of them when he was the coach at LA Galaxy. Continue reading “Arena believes in qualification”

Bruce Arena Praises Players for Record Victory

Bruce Arena became only the second man in MLS history to claim 200 wins as a manager.

The record was achieved after the 2-1 success over Columbus Crew. The victory was also a huge relief for the manager since it ended a run of seven matches without a victory. The run started at the start of August and many have been questioning the tactics ofArena in the last few weeks. It has been an extremely tough period for the 65-year-old coach, who has been in charge of the team since August 2008.Arena is not only one of the longest serving managers in the MLS but across the world.

The run of seven games without a victory may have witnessed the team suffered only two defeats, but it also exposed their inability to hold on to an advantage. Against Columbus Crew, though, Galaxy made the game safe much earlier than expected and the goal fromJahn in injury time was merely a consolation.Husidic broken the deadlock at 78 minutes and it was a major sigh of relief for Arena. Giovanni Dos Santos then doubled the advantage of the home team to give them a lot of confidence about three points in a very long time.
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Sebastian Giovinco is arguably the greatest player in the history of the Major League Soccer going by his goals, titles and unmatched level of consistency over the years.

So much has been written and said about the very talented player who has been achieving so much as such top levels year in year out. Within the past month, Giovinco has scored seven goals in four games – getting two hat-tricks and a strike. Surprisingly, thesame player went eight games without scoring in May, June and July. His hiatus almost sent Toronto FC in trouble.

Despite the efforts of Greg Vanney in adding a few players to the squad this season, the team is still heavily reliant on Giovinco. The former Parma and Juventus striker is also set to be in action when the squad takes a trip to Texas to play Houston Dynamo. Toronto FC have won their last four encounters playing at BMO Field. After the Dynamo game, they play Philadelphia Union at PPL Park before a trip to Florida to face Orlando. All through the journey, the team would be depending still on the 29-year old Italian.

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”