Boniek Garcia says manipulating the ball is one of the things which have been insisted on by new manager Barrett and because of that, in the recent games, the team’s game plan has been to keep the ball in control and the game plan has paid off.
As per Garcia, last manager in charge didn’t focus on ball manipulation too much and though by saying it, he doesn’t mean to compare him with present manager, anyone can realize that Houston’s play has been tighter than before
Garcia is starting to have his fair share of minutes too now. He, in fact, already has more minutes given to him by Barrett in about a month than he had got in the whole of the first four months in the season.
However, the position is different now. He has been a man for the right flank for years, but, Barrett has put him on opposite flank and there’s not been a single sign of the 31-year old not taking a liking to that position as he’s set up a couple from there already.
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Major League Soccer outfit Philadelphia Union are set to return to winning ways as they play Chicago Fire on Wednesday.
The two teams are in the opposite ends of the Eastern Conference standings currently with Union having their club-record eight-game undefeated streak put to an end last weekend in a 3-2 loss at New York City FC. They game, which is set for the evening at Talen Energy Stadium, will be one both teams will want to prove a point since Fire had their MLS-record away winless run extended to 31 games end when they lost on Saturday Evening to Colorado Rapids.
Both teams would be squaring up for the second time this season, after Fire won the first when they met in April at Toyota Park. Kennedy Igboananike provided the only goal that separated the sides, with Union reduced to ten men from as early as the 47th minute when midfielder Warren Creavalle was shown a red card for a tackle from behind on Fire midfielder Razvan Cocis. Fire have not lost to Union over seven consecutive meetings in MLS. The seven meetings have ended in three wins and four draws since the last Philadelphia victory in may 2013. They have even won the last two encounters at Toyota Park.
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RadamelFalcao’s loan deal with Chelsea is reaching it’s ending point and the Colombian striker continues to struggle trying to get consistent playing time with the Premier League club and it seems like his future in England is at risk.
Taking into consideration the fact that Falcao has dropped down in the pecking order of Chelsea, the future of the Colombian attacker in Stamford Bridge is being linked with a move to the MLS as there are American based clubs that are interested in signing the 30 year old forward.
The loan deal with RadamelFalcao and Chelsea expires at the end of the season. When this time arrives, the Colombian attacker is expected to return to Monaco. Falcao’s contract with Monaco lasts until 2018 but there is a possibility that he could be transferred to another club during the summer transfer window.
The 30 year old attacker has stated himself that he is open to the possibility of joining a team in the MLS. Continue reading “Will RadamelFalcao make a move to the MLS?”
After three consecutive victories at the start of the campaign, Sporting Kansas City suffered their first defeat of the season during the weekend against Real Salt Lake. The team is hoping to move to the top of the table if results went on their way.
Fortunately, FC Dallas were unable to take three points from their match and Sporting trail the western conference leaders by just one point after the weekend’s results. Peter Vermes was surprised to see his team fail to open the scoring despite dominating from start to finish. The team had a whopping nine shots on target but they had to wait until the injury time to open the scoring.
Even then, they did require a penalty from Feilhaber to provide a goal that was just a consolation. Glad had given the away team an early lead within the half an hour mark. Mulholland’s goal just 11 minutes before the end of normal time provided to be decisive. Sporting’s heads seemed to drop just as the goal went in. Vermes sarcastically praised the opposition for breaking up the home team’s play. He then criticised referee Ted Unkel for not being aware of the away team’s time wasting and breaking up tactics. Continue reading “Sporting Kansas City suffered First Defeat”
Former star of Chelsea, Frank Lampard has dismissed claims and rumors regarding the departure of Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese coach was sacked from the managerial position in Stamford Bridge due to a number of successive defeats and disappointing results which led to the club a large amount of points and entering the bottom section of the Premier League standings.
When Mourinho was sacked, the technical director of Chelsea Michael Emenalo stated that there was something going on involving the manager and the players and it’s why so many poor performances were being displayed from the Premier League club but Frank Lampard emerged stating that nothing like that ever existed, it simply was the players who failed to perform at a high level and made a number of mistakes.
“I think if there’s a conspiracy then you have the wrong type of people at the club. I know the Chelsea players and the club, and it’s not a conspiracy. It’s people not performing, people on the outside always look for a conspiracy, but the answer is always on the pitch.” Frank Lampard told reporters.
Jose Mourinho himself believes that there indeed was something going on with his players as the Portuguese manager felt betrayed. Mourinho was very frustrated on December 14 of 2015 when he saw his team losing against Leicester City and he made it show as the former Chelsea coach said:
“We were the best team for 20, 25 minutes, maximum half an hour. They were the best team for about an hour, very consistent, very focused not making mistakes, aggressive with everybody playing high intensity, high tempo; great mentality and difficult for us. Then we concede two goals that are unacceptable for me, because I know one of my best qualities is to read the game for my players, to read the opponent, to identify every detail about the opponent’’ Mourinho told reporters. Continue reading “There is no player conspiracy going on in Stamford Bridge”