Curt Onalfo believes in LA Galaxy

Former LA Galaxy head coach Curt Onalfo believes that the team will improve after a poor start to their MLS season.


Curt Onalfo was sacked last month and has since then been replaced by an old LA Galaxy legend SigiSchmid.

Curt Onalfo said that the team had started the new season poorly, but he believes that there are signs that they are improving. He said that these weaknesses were evident when he was at the head of the team and he feels that the new coach is doing a right job on the training ground.

He believes that there is not a magic formula that exists and that the players should be ready to work hard if they want results to improve. Continue reading Curt Onalfo believes in LA Galaxy

Orlando City are playing for pride in their last 2 matches

At this point in time, Orlando City does not have any real motivation or purpose to continue fighting in the MLS as the team of Jason Kreis are just too far away from snatching a playoff position.


The head coach of Orlando City, Jason Kreis has himself admitted that the final matches that are remaining in this season of the MLS are simply going to be played for pride more than anything else.

“I would see it that we need to finish strong. There are two matches left; we have a team that’s good enough to win both matches. We need to show ourselves the right amount of respect, we need to play for pride and I think most importantly we need to play for our fans.”

“I’m very disappointed that we have taken some losses at home. It deeply affects me and I expect it should affect the group as well. We need to take more pride in playing in front of our fans and I think we owe them to go out and give everything we can in these last two matches.” Orlando City’s Jason Kreis said. Continue reading Orlando City are playing for pride in their last 2 matches

Boniek Garcia says manipulating the ball is one of the things is New Manager Trick

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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MLS FOOTBALL PREVIEW: UNION SET TO RETURN TO WINNING WAYS AGAINST FIRE

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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There is no player conspiracy going on in Stamford Bridge

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