Major League Soccer
Things were not looking up for the Vancouver Whitecaps yesterday as the CEO of the team Paul Barber stepped down, effective February 2012. Even though the team finished dead last, there seemed to be no ill will between anyone. Here’s hoping the Whitecaps bounce back next season.
One of the biggest supporters of soccer in the states right now? None other than basketball star Steve Nash. The Ottawa Citizen has a great interview here with Nash about his love of the beautiful game.
The Montreal Impact have already picked up former L.A. Galaxy keeper Donovan Ricketts and signed on its 2011 NASL goalkeeper Evan Bush, but the team announced yesterday they will also sign a former Impact legend, Greg Sutton.
English Premier League
What would EPL be without the drama, huh? Now Tony Pulis and Harry Redknapp have joined Kenny Dalglish, who has lodged a complaint against FA. The EPL bosses believe there is a “double-standard” in how the association handles match bans and appeals. The complaint comes after the FA reduced Wayne Rooney’s red-card ban he picked up in Euro 2012 qualifying from three matches to one.
Former Manchester United player Gary Neville might not play anymore, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t going after Chelsea. Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has lashed back at Neville – who is a commentator for SkySports – after a scathing criticism from Neville about Chelsea players.
Let’s just face it kids; it’s Dec. 10 match day in La Liga and the only thing anyone is talking about is El Clasico. The epic battle between Barcelona and Real Madrid will kick off at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN3.com, GolTV or ESPN Deportes. YouTube will also be streaming the match live. Need a run down on the 101 of El Clasico? Our own Tamara Rinehart has a great piece to get you in the know with highly-anticipated match.
Roma fans have been waiting to hear what Daniele De Rossi’s deal is – whether he’ll stay or leave the Italian club. After speculation that he would leave for England, De Rossi finally stated that while he loves EPL, he will remain in the capital for the “foreseeable future.”