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MLS round-up: Toronto pull clear at top of MLS Eastern Conference
Toronto FC strengthened their position as MLS Eastern Conference leaders with a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution. Defender Drew Moor was the surprise early goalscorer at BMO Field as he turned home Armando Cooper’s cross in the 11th minute. New England came close to grabbing a late... Read more
Howard Webb says VAR training will overcome any teething problems
Former Premier League referee Howard Webb believes rigorous training will help overcome any teething problems with Video Assistant Referees (VAR). Webb was appointed as the manager of VAR operations for Major League Soccer, with the technology set to go live on August 5 for the league’s All-Star match in... Read more
Arsene Wenger laments Champions League calls after VAR arrival
Arsene Wenger believes Video Assistant Referees could have helped Arsenal win the Champions League in 2006 and impacted last season’s exit to Bayern Munich. The Arsenal boss believes the introduction of the new technology at the Confederations Cup is positive for football, but too little too late for some... Read more
Cameroon 0-2 Chile: Video assistant referee controversy at Confederations Cup
Late goals from Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas saw Chile open their Confederations Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over Cameroon. However, the result is unlikely to spare FIFA having to answer some difficult questions about the video assistant referee (VAR) system. It was Vidal who led the complaints... Read more
Jack McBean scored twice as LA Galaxy climbed into the MLS Western Conference play-off places with a 3-1 win at the Colorado Rapids. McBean opened the scoring past Tim Howard after only five minutes at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and, because Dillon Serna equalised eight minutes before the break,... Read more
MLS round-up: Jozy Altidore on target as Toronto FC stay top of the Eastern Conference
MLS Eastern Conference pace-setters Toronto FC and the Chicago Fire both won on Saturday night to maintain their momentum. Jozy Altidore scored Toronto’s opener in a 2-0 win over DC United, rounded off by Jordan Hamilton’s late header. The Fire, meanwhile, were 2-1 winners against the New England Revolution... Read more
Where next for Cristiano Ronaldo? Will Manchester United come calling for the Real Madrid forward?
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid, according to Sky sources, but which clubs could make a sensational summer swoop for the forward? Sky sources understand Read more
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid because he does not want to play in Spain any more, Sky sources understand. The former Manchester United winger is angry about the way he has been treated by Spanish tax authorities and has told Real he wants a move away from... Read more
Alvaro Morata move from Real Madrid to Manchester United edges closer
Jose Mourinho still sees Alvaro Morata as the man to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Manchester United intensify their pursuit of the Real Madrid forward, despite an £80m price tag. The player is understood to be keen on a Premier League move and if United CEO Ed Woodward can negotiate... Read more
De Gea, Donnarumma, Courtois: Which goalkeeper should Real Madrid pursue?
Real Madrid have been linked with moves for David De Gea, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Thibaut Courtois this summer, but which goalkeeper should Zinedine Zidane pursue? The Friday papers claim Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho values De Gea at £100m amid interest from Real, who are also reportedly monitoring Thibaut... Read more