MLS
No interim title, but Wade Barrett is helping lead the Dynamo forward
The Houston Dynamo are currently operating without a head coach or an interim – at least in an official capacity. The team has yet to name an interim coach and has decided to let assistant coaches Wade Barrett, Paul Rogers, and Paul Caffrey take the reigns for Thursday’s road game... Read more
Blackburn close to naming Owen Coyle as new manager
Blackburn Rovers are close to appointing Owen Coyle as their new manager, Sky sources understand. Coyle returned to the United Kingdom last week after two years in Major League Soccer where he managed Houston Dynamo. Rovers are searching for a new boss after Paul Lambert decided to step down following... Read more
Warren Joyce in Blackburn’s managerial sights as they approach Manchester United
Blackburn Rovers have approached Manchester United for permission to speak to their U21 manager Warren Joyce about the vacant managerial position at Ewood Park, according to Sky sources. Rovers are searching for a new boss after Paul Lambert decided to step down following the final Sky Bet Championship game... Read more
Fabian Herbers’ late goal helps Philadelphia Union see off Columbus Crew
Fabian Herbers’ first MLS goal proved decisive as Philadelphia Union extended their lead at the top of the Eastern Conference with a 3-2 victory over Columbus Crew. Philadelphia fell behind after 14 minutes when Ola Kamara swept home Ethan Finlay’s cross but goals either side of half-time from Chris... Read more
Kaka out of Brazil’s Copa America squad with hamstring injury
Kaka has withdrawn from Brazil’s Copa America squad with a hamstring injury three days before the team’s tournament opener. The 34-year-old had himself been an injury replacement for Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa and he joins Ricardo Oliveira Santos, Ederson and Rafinha on the unavailable list for Brazil. Kaka,... Read more
Copa America 2016: 10 stars to light up the tournament
Some of the biggest stars in football will be in action when the Copa America Centenario kicks off on Friday. Lionel Messi will be looking to avenge Argentina’s final defeat to Chile a year ago, while Alexis Sanchez seeks a repeat of that triumph. Here are 10 names to... Read more
Pele to auction memorabilia with more than 2,000 items on sale
Pele is to auction his collection of awards and memorabilia in London next week. The Brazil legend is selling more than 2,000 items and the lots being auctioned include a replica of the World Cup and his 1977 North American Soccer League championship ring. Pele’s copy of the Jules... Read more
Montreal Impact livid over slow start in loss to young Toronto FC team
TORONTO – There were jokes making the rounds when the lineups were announced: ‘how many will Montreal win by?’ But come the final whistle, it was no laughing matter. Montreal Impact lost the opening leg of the 2016 Amway Canadian Championship semifinals to Toronto FC at BMO Field on... Read more
Vancouver Whitecaps “didn’t compete” with Ottawa Fury in shocking loss
The Vancouver Whitecaps face an uphill struggle if they want to retain their Canadian Championship crown, after crashing to a shock 2-0 defeat at NASL side Ottawa Fury in the first leg of their semi-final on Wednesday evening. Read more
Armchair Analyst: Picking my starting XI for the USMNT
Welcome to the Wednesday Q&A series, where we focus on one particular topic – today’s being the best Starting XI for the USMNT in Friday’s Copa America opener – and ask you to react, share, and discuss in the comments section. However, feel free to ask about anything game-related (MLS,... Read more