Thursday, January 28, 2016

Red Bulls Defender Matt Miazga To Join Chelsea

Red Bulls Defender Matt Miazga, Chelsea, soccer

U.S. international and New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga hone his skills in Red Bulls Academy that made him the anchor of the team’s back line. Now he is on his way to Premier League side Chelsea according to ESPN.

He has less than a year to run on his current contract with the Red Bulls, and given his desire to test himself overseas, New York was left with little choice but to sell now rather than lose him for nothing at the end of the 2016 MLS season.

According to the Daily Mail the transfer fee is approximately $5 million. Miazga also possesses a Polish passport, meaning he will not have to obtain a work permit.

Miazga is currently with the U.S. national team. The U.S. National team will have an exhibition game against Iceland on January 31 and Canada on February 5. According to reports, Miazga has already departed and is on his way to England, where he will undergo a medical and then join up with his new club.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Copa America Centenario, Draw on February in New York

MIAMI BEACH, Florida - The 2016 Copa America Centenario draw will be held in New York on February 21. Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and the United States are all seeded in the 16-nation tournament that will be played at 10 venues in the U.S. from June 3-26.

The other 12 teams will be spread among the four groups: Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Jamaica, Haiti, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The United States plays in the opener at Santa Clara, California. The final is at East Rutherford, New Jersey.

2016 Copa America Centenario Schedule

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Lionel Messi wins 5th FIFA Ballon d'Or, Greatest Of All Time (GOAT)

Lionel Messi, soccer, Ballon d'Or

Lionel Messi has cemented his place as soccer's Greatest Of All Time (GOAT). He won his 5th FIFA Ballon d'Or.

Now you can no longer debate Messi's talent and achievements. A lot of people specially his fans already knew that he's the best ever, before he was awarded his fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or award. Even if from time to time his greatest nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo interrupted him. Messi is only 28 years old he can still do much more.

Messi had 41.33% of the vote, with Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo (27.76%) second and Barca's Neymar (7.86%) third. Either Messi or Ronaldo, who became a three-time winner last year, have won the past eight awards.

Ballon d'Or winners   

2015: Lionel Messi
2014: Cristiano Ronaldo
2013: Cristiano Ronaldo
2012: Lionel Messi
2011: Lionel Messi
2010: Lionel Messi
2009: Lionel Messi
2008: Cristiano Ronaldo
2007: Kaka
2006: Fabio Cannavaro
2005: Ronaldinho
2004: Andriy Shevchenko
2003: Pavel Nedved

United States World Cup-winning captain Carli Lloyd won the FIFA women's world player of the year award for 2015.