Major League Soccer
A day after the announcement that Fox Soccer won the rights to broadcast the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, fans of MLS are still reacting skeptically about what this means for the U.S. league. However, Zak Wassink, a Yahoo Sports contributor, thinks everyone just needs to calm down.
This weekend marks the end of the regular season for MLS. L.A. Galaxy – who will take on Houston Dynamo for their final game – are comfortably leading the west with 67 points. However, the east is a contest to be decided between Sporting KC, Houston and the Columbus Crew. Playoffs will begin next week.
English Premier League
The debate of ridding the league of the regulation procedure continues, but Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore says it’s rubbish – hooray for British slang! He told Sky Sports recently it was ”nonsensical scare-mongering.” You don’t hear that in your every day conversation. Let’s hope he’s right.
Are you a part of the EPL fantasy league? Don’t know which players to place on your starting XI? Kevin McCauley of SB Nation is more than happy to tell you why Luis Suarez and other Liverpool players are good bets for your fantasy team.
Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria says the goal of the team is “to bring happiness to Real Madrid fans everywhere.” He also thinks the squad has improved under Jose Mourinho and hopes he’s proved himself worthy.
Barcelona’s acclaimed youth academy, La Masia, was recently revamped. The “New Masia” opened Thursday during a gala, complete with fireworks, that was broadcasted on Youtube.
Roma is getting rather ambition. The Italian team’s general manager Franco Baldini recently said he’d approached Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola in the summer to join the Serie A.
Inter Milan’s Wesley Sneijder insists he never wanted to head out of the Italian league nor was he tempted by Manchester United to move during the summer. Sneijder admitted that he feared he could have been released from the Italian giants due to “financial issues,” but felt more at ease once the season started.