Sundays can get pretty boring, can’t they? Luckily today, we have an MLS match-up between the Whitecaps & the Quakes. But until you sit down and prepare to watch the match, here’s today’s top headlines from all over the footy world!
English Premier League
A injury-free Anderson could mean great things for Manchester United. The 24-year old Brazilian said that if he can remain healthy season-long, he could be a success with the Red Devils as they kick of the EPL season against Everton on August 20th.
“The thing is, if I stay fit, I can be that player. I can be a success at United. You have seen, when I don’t have a problem, I play well. The problems come when I have an injury. After six or seven games last season it felt as though one leg was 30% weaker than the other.”
Luka Modric is in BIG trouble. The Croatian midfielder refused to board the plane with his Tottenham teammates for the tour in America as well as missing Friday’s training session. The Spurs have issued separate fines with £160,000 being the maximum they could charge. It’s apparent the midfielder is looking for an exit from White Hart Lane, with Real Madrid showing interest.
Dear Aaron Ramsey, you’re not the only person hoping that Robin van Persie will stay at Arsenal. The Arsenal midfielder said that all of his teammates are keeping their fingers crossed, regarding RvP’s future with the Gunners.
“We don’t know anything that goes on. We hope that he stays at Arsenal,” Ramsey said. “He had a brilliant season last year and he is a big player for us, so we are just hopeful that he will stay.”
“I understand what he is going through at the moment, but he has to be mentally strong – which he has been so far – and he will be back before he knows it, playing again and showing what he can do.”
Major League Soccer
Tonight the Vancouver Whitecaps will face the San Jose Earthquakes. For a breakdown of the two teams and how they compare to each other, Goal.com’s Zac Lee Rigg has it covered for you. Stay tuned for a recap later from our own Quakes writer, Alyssa Olszewski!
Zlatan is heading to the US of A. Ibrahimovic will meet his new club, Paris Saint-Germain, on Tuesday before returning back to France for his personal training. Ancelotti is still unsure whether the Swedish international will play a friendly against DC United on the 29th due to his level of fitness.
Zlatan has been an important player at every club he has played for, and I am sure his experience will help other players in the squad,” Ancelotti continued. “He will be a very important player in the system we want to play.