WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
Table watching: Supporters’ Shield race heats up, but ‘Caps remain atop the table – Whitecaps FC
The race for the MLS Supporters’ Shield (awarded to the best team in the regular season) is as close as ever. But after another week of MLS action, Vancouver Whitecaps FC remain in pole possession.
LA Galaxy slump opens door in Supporters’ Shield race – Goal
The LA Galaxy looked unstoppable recently, but a mini-slump has given other teams hope of snatching up trophies that previously seemed destined for California.
How Whitecaps FC can advance to the next round of the CONCACAF Champions League – Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC continue their first-ever CONCACAF Champions League campaign on Wednesday, when they host reigning Honduran champions C.D. Olimpia at BC Place.
El Bicho in the house…but for how long? – Eighty-Six Forever
It is clear that Cristian Techera has played an integral role in the Vancouver Whitecaps success this season. However, it is important to remember that Techera is only here on loan. While there is an option to buy, at the end of the season, it is unclear what that fee may be.
Flores under pressure with Whitecaps – Vancouver Sun
Young Deybi Flores has played to mixed reviews in his inaugural season with the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Former Whitecap Wesley Charles attacked and burned in his home – I-Witness News
Wesley Charles, a USL-Era Whitecap & current Assistant Coach of St. Vincent & the Grenadines was brutally attacked in his home Saturday. He sufferred serious burns to his arms & body, according to reports.
Former League of Ireland footballer Wesley Charles suffers serious burns after attack – The42
39-year-old Charles spent a decade playing at the highest level of Irish football before moving to Canada and playing for both Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact before retiring in 2011.
Toronto FC lament wastefulness in home loss to New England Revolution: “This one slipped away” – MLS
For Toronto FC, Sunday evening’s 3-1 home loss to New England was a tale of wasted chances. “I thought it was one of the best performances that we’ve had all year, but sometimes the ball doesn’t go in,” TFC head coach Greg Vanney said after the match, speaking directly to his side’s wastefulness in front of goal.
Loss to Revolution Proves Toronto FC Aren’t Ready for the Playoffs – Waking the Red
On the field Toronto FC dominated one of the hottest team’s in Major League Soccer, but mistakes cost them a 3-1 loss. Off the field the team’s mentality is concerning.
Defensive mistakes TFC’s undoing in loss to Revolution – Red Nation Online
After falling last weekend in a road fixture in which neither of their big name starting strikers were available, Toronto FC were back in action on Sunday for a home fixture against Eastern Conference rivals the New England Revolution.
Latest loss drives home hard truths for TFC – Sportsnet
For all of the hype, for all of the money spent, for all of the superstar talent, TFC is a middle-of-the-pack club in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference, the fifth best side in a 10-team conference featuring two expansion franchises.
Desperate Orlando City get a much-needed boost from healthy Brek Shea in big win vs. Sporting KC – MLS
When Brek Shea went down with an injury in the first half of Orlando City SC’s 2-0 win against the Colorado Rapids on June 24, the expansion club was in a solid spot in the Eastern Conference, winners of three of their last four and well within the playoff places.
San Jose Earthquakes 1, Seattle Sounders 1 | MLS Match Recap – MLS
Martins scored his team-high 12th goal in the 82nd minute Saturday to salvage a 1-1 road draw for the Sounders against the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium, moving them one point ahead of fellow Western Conference playoff contenders Sporting Kansas City and Portland Timbers and preventing the Quakes from forming an absolute log jam around the West’s red line.
Impact snap Galaxy’s home winning streak in 0-0 draw – SBI
Rather than bunker in against the in-form Galaxy, the Impact threw numbers forward and attacked the MLS Cup Champions, outpaced them, outshot them, and generally gave the Galaxy all they could handle, earning a well-deserved 0-0 draw in front of a sold out crowd of 27,000 on an unusually humid night at the Stub Hub Center.
Jack Todd: Impact becoming the team to watch in Montreal – Montreal Gazette
If there’s one thing I hate, it’s nil-nil games. Soccer or hockey, you need a goal to get things going. But there are exceptions to that rule. Like Saturday night on the Left Coast when the Impact played a superb game against the Los Angeles Galaxy and was unlucky to have to settle for the single point.
Houston Dynamo 1, Real Salt Lake 3 | MLS Match Recap – MLS
The victory marked the Utahns’ fourth consecutive win over the Dynamo, and left the two clubs tied on points with 35 points each from 28 matches, six points away from the sixth and final playoff spot in the West.
Montreal Impact owner & Cheese Magnate Joey Saputo Chewed Up Bologna Soccer Club Deal – Courthouse News
An attorney who orchestrated the sale of the Bologna Football Club was forced out of his ownership shares and axed as its president by a cheese magnate-investor from Canada, he says in a $5 million lawsuit.
Darlington Nagbe is now a US citizen – what happens now, and where might he fit into the USMNT? – MLS
Darlington Nagbe is finally a US citizen. The 25-year-old’s electrifying talent put him on the radar of fans across MLS, many of whom have been clamoring for the Liberian-born winger to represent the United States, where he has lived since age 11 and currently plays for the Portland Timbers.
BC SOCCER NEWS
PHOTO GALLERY: VMSL – WEST VAN FC 1 PEGASUS FC 0, SEPT.11,2015 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.
PHOTO GALLERY: VMSL – RICHMOND HIBS 0 FC TIGERS-VAN RHINOS 0, Sept.12, 2015 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes
Lean, mean LMG begins defence of league banner – Cowichan Valley Citizen
As they prepare to open their defence of the Vancouver Island Soccer League championship and Jackson Cup title, Cowichan LMG is starting the season with a lean and mean lineup.
PGYSA a homecoming for Ribeiro – Prince George Citizen
John Ribeiro is returning home to Prince George. Ribeiro has been hired as the technical director for the Prince George Youth Soccer Association, a place where his coaching career began in 2007.
The Story of South Delta United: When it clicked, it clicked – Go Play Better
Last summer, as I prepared for pre-season with my U14 boys, I found myself pondering ways to get them – and their parents – to focus on development over winning. Improving as players, both in their individual skill sets, and in their understanding of the team game. The year before I was shocked to see the level of kick and run soccer played, and succeeding, at what was supposed to be a rep level.
Cascades soccer men fall 3-0 to WolfPack – UFV
Ryan Glanville and the Thompson Rivers WolfPack denied the University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team a perfect opening weekend.
Cascades women’s soccer team stays unbeaten, hands T-Birds their first loss – UFV
The University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team picked up its first win of the young Canada West season on Saturday evening, beating the UBC Thunderbirds 2-1 at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.
Goals from MacMillan, Byrne lift UFV men’s soccer team to season-opening win – UFV
The University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team delivered a victory for rookie head coach Tom Lowndes in his Canada West regular season debut, blanking the UBC Okanagan Heat 2-0 in Kelowna on Saturday afternoon.
Cascades, Vikes battle to scoreless draw in season opener – UFV
The University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team mounted a strong push in the second half of their Canada West regular season opener against the Victoria Vikes on Friday afternoon at Abbotsford Senior Secondary.
Fauteux Dominant In One Half As WolfPack Blank Timberwolves In WSOC – TRU
Danielle Fauteux has sent a message to the rest of the Canada West women’s soccer league this weekend. That message is: Beware.
Glanville With Pair As WolfPack Men Notch First Canada West Soccer Win – TRU
What a difference 24 hours makes. After coming out with a jittery performance in their Canada West men’ s soccer league opener, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack looked like a different team on Sunday (Sept 13).
WolfPack Men’s Soccer Drop Season Opener On Alumni Day – TRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team sent 1000 of their faithful and alumni home disappointed on Saturday (Sept 12). The WolfPack dropped their 2015-16 Canada West season opener to the visiting Trinity Western University Spartans 3-1 at Hillside Stadium.
WolfPack Women’s Soccer Battle To Draw In Alberta – TRU
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team almost spoiled the home and season debut for the host University of Alberta Pandas. The WolfPack scored twice to erase a 1-0 deficit and forced one of the top teams in the nation to scramble to tie them 2-2 Friday (Sept 11) in Edmonton.
Vikes settle for second-straight draw against Cascades –UFV
The University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer team picked up their second tie in as many games after drawing 0-0 with the Fraser Valley Cascades in Abbotsford, B.C. tonight, Sept. 11. The Vikes are now 0-0-2 in the Canada West, while the Cascades are 0-0-1.
Vikes women suffer first loss to powerhouse Spartans – UVic
The University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer team were dealt their first loss of the season tonight, Sept. 12, after being ousted 3-1 in Langley, B.C. Trinity Western’s Vanessa Kovacs (North Delta, B.C.) scored twice in the last five minutes of the opening half to spark the CIS No. 2 Spartans to the win and ultimately leave the Vikes now at a 0-2-1 record, while the Spartans are 1-1.
Vikes seniors spark second-half comeback to sweep Timberwolves – UVic
The University of Victoria Vikes men’s soccer team overcame a two-goal deficit thanks to a strong offensive performance from their seniors on Sept. 12. The home side came back to win 5-3 over the visiting UNBC Timberwolves to sweep the weekend and improve their record to 2-0-1, while UNBC are now 0-2.
Vikes men dominate Timberwolves in thrilling home opener – UVic
The University of Victoria Vikes men’s soccer team wasted no time grabbing their first win of their CIS season after a 3-0 win over the UNBC Timberwolves in front a vivacious 2,383 fans at Centennial Stadium on Sept. 11. The annual home opener event, known as Days of Thunder, featured sky divers bringing in the game ball, with a sea of white Vikes Nation shirts filling the stands.
UBC handed first loss of the 2015 season – UBC
The UBC Thunderbirds women’s soccer team fell 2-1 in Abbotsford, B.C., on Saturday to the No. 7-ranked Fraser Valley Cascades.
UBC falls to Washington in a cross-border friendly – UBC
The UBC Thunderbirds men’s soccer team was held to a clean sheet on Friday against the NCAA Division I powerhouse Washington Huskies, falling 1-0 in non-conference play. Both teams entered the match as the sixth-ranked teams in their respective associations, with the Huskies ranked nationally in the NCAA and UBC in the CIS.
Clan Unbeaten After Three Games – SFU
An early second-half goal by Olivia Aguiar proved to be the only offense Simon Fraser University needed to defeat Hawaii Pacific 1-0 in a women’s soccer game, amid heavy rain Saturday afternoon at UH Hilo’s baseball field.
SPARTANS START SEASON WITH TWO ROAD WINS – TWU
The Trinity Western University men’s soccer team finished their first weekend of Canada West play with a 1-0 victory over the UBC Okanagan Heat Sunday afternoon at Nonis Sports Field in Kelowna, B.C. The victory moves the Spartans to 2-0 in conference play, while the loss drops the Heat to 0-2.
KOVACS TALLIES TWICE TO LEAD SPARTANS TO WIN OVER VIKES – TWU
Trinity Western’s Vanessa Kovacs (North Delta, B.C.) scored twice in the last five minutes of the opening half to spark the No. 2 Spartans to a 3-1 win over Victoria Saturday at Rogers Field.
SPARTANS TAME WOLFPACK IN CANADA WEST SEASON-OPENER – TWU
With a three-goal outburst, the Trinity Western men’s soccer team launched its Canada West campaign with a 3-1 road win over Thompson Rivers Saturday afternoon.
Heat fall 1-0 to Trinity Western on Sunday afternoon – UBCO
UBC Okanagan men’s soccer shutout as Trinity Western leaves Kelowna with a victory over the Heat.
Heat are edged by Pandas edge for Alberta’s first win of season – UBCO
UBC Okanagan is scored on by 2013 Canada West MVP Julia Ignacio she also notches an assist as Pandas hand Heat first loss.
Heat drop home opener 2-0 to UFV – UBCO
Unable to mount an offense UBC Okanagan was shutout in the conference opener. Will look for redemption Sunday versus Trinity.
Glanville a winning addition at TRU – Kamloops This Week
No matter the jersey he was wearing — a college sweater at UBC for the Thunderbirds or amateur uniforms in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League and the Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL) — success has never been far behind for the 31-year-old.
T-wolves fall short – Prince George Citizen
Things looked promising early on for UNBC’s women’s soccer squad Sunday. They were playing well, but then momentum changed against the visiting Thompson Rivers University WolfPack, the Timberwolves couldn’t recover and wound up dropping a 3-0 decision to the team from Kamloops.
Timberwolves lose two on the road – Prince George Citizen
UNBC’s men’s soccer squad experienced a road trip like never before on the weekend. When the Timberwolves arrived on the University of Victoria campus on Friday, they had to make their way through a tailgate party. Then they had to keep the nerves in check as they took to the pitch against the U Vic Vikes in front of 2,000 fans in their season-opener.
VIU teams over-excited in openers – Nanaimo News Bulletin
The Vancouver Island University Mariners men’s and women’s soccer teams hosted the Quest Kermodes on Wednesday in Pacific Western Athletic Association action at Merle Logan Field. The M’s women lost 1-0 and the men tied 1-1.
All new for Capilano Blues – North Shore News
It was only a tie, but it sure felt like a win for Capilano University women’s soccer rookie head coach Dennis Kindel and his new-look Blues. Capilano opened their season on the road against the Kwantlen Eagles Wednesday and – after trading goals in the first half, including a tally for Blues rookie forward Martina Bohomol Villa – found themselves down 2-1 in the dying seconds of the game.
Meraloma Club – First, last and always – Montecristo Magazine
Today, Meralomas participate in cricket, soccer, field hockey, fast pitch and basketball in addition to rugby, the club’s elemental sport. “We have about 700 active members, both male and female, ranging in age from five to 75,” says club president Drew Sagar. “We’re essentially the only athletic club in Canada that offers such a broad range of sports from cradle to grave, so to speak.”
Port Moody SC Selects get off to a strong start – Tri Cities News
Port Moody Soccer Club’s AC Selects team is off to a strong start this season after winning the under-15 Metro Selects division of the SX International Cup in Coquitlam last weekend.
Men’s soccer breaks the ice on new season – Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River’s Cermaq City Wave FC earned two draws against Division I and university opponents as the men’s soccer season kicked off with a high-calibre tournament at Willow Point Park last weekend.
CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Vancouver return of Canadian men’s soccer team a long time coming – The Province
Carlo Corazzin is 43. He looks pretty good for his age. We only mention it here because the last time the Canadian men’s soccer team played a FIFA World Cup qualifier in Vancouver, Corazzin was still on the field.
Marc Dos Santos: “My Dream Is To Coach Canada” – Northern XI
Marc Dos Santos, the current Head Coach of the Ottawa Fury and most famously known for guiding the Montreal Impact (at that time in the North American second division) to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League, recently granted an interview to Northern Starting XI where he spoke about his coaching dreams.
CIS men’s soccer weekend roundup – CIS
All of this weekend’s action in CIS Men’s Soccer.
CIS women’s soccer weekend roundup – CIS
All of this weekend’s action in CIS Women’s Soccer.
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2015
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WFC2 & USL NEWS
PHOTO GALLERY: WFC2 1 O.C. BLUES SC 1, Sept.13, 2015 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Monique Lamoureux.
Birthday boy Tyler Rosenlund scores for WFC2 in 1-1 draw with OC Blues FC – Whitecaps FC
Birthday boy Tyler Rosenlund scored for Whitecaps FC 2 (8W-13L-6D) in an exciting 1-1 draw with Orange County Blues FC (14W-9L-4D) on a sunny Sunday afternoon at UBC Thunderbird Stadium. Rosenlund, who turned 29 on Sunday, opened the scoring in the 33rd minute but the Blues drew the game level early in the second half to grab a share of the points.
Blues Draw With WFC2, Pull Level With Switchbacks – USL
Whitecaps FC 2 (8-13-6) and Orange County Blues FC (14-9-4) played to an exciting 1-1 draw on a sunny Sunday afternoon at UBC Thunderbird Stadium. Vancouver captain Tyler Rosenlund, who was celebrating his 29th birthday, opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, but the Blues drew level through Brenton Griffiths early in the second half to grab a share of the points.
Switchbacks Elated, OKC Deflated After Late Draw – USL
OKC Energy FC appeared poised to regain first place in the USL’s Western Conference on Saturday night after Sebastian Dalgaard’s outstanding strike gave the host the lead with 11 minutes to go in front of a club-record crowd of 6,847 at Taft Stadium.
New York Red Bull II Clinches Playoff Spot in First Season – Empire of Soccer
The team needed both Harrisburg City and Pittsburgh to drop points in their remaining games and that’s just what happened on Saturday night. Both the Islanders and Riverhounds drew in their respective games, guaranteeing New York a spot in the USL playoffs.
Eddies inch closer to post-season berth with 1-0 victory over Rowdies – FC Edmonton
FC Edmonton (5-4-4) won their fifth match of the North American Soccer League (NASL) Fall Season with a 1-0 decision over Tampa Bay Rowdies (3-2-7) at Clarke Field on Sunday, Sep. 13.
Watson scores, Eddies beat Rowdies, you can’t complain! – the11.ca
Injured FC Edmonton striker Tomi Ameobi joined us in the broadcast booth for a portion of the second half of Sunday’s game between his side and the Tampa Bay Rowdies. And, jokingly, he questioned if centre back Albert Watson had actually been aiming for the bottom corner of the Rowdies net with his first-half half volley.
RECAP: Fury Collect Vital Point in Scoreless Draw – Ottawa Fury FC
In the first of a home-and-home series between the two clubs, Ottawa Fury FC played Fort Lauderdale Strikers to a very lively scoreless draw on a cold and rainy Saturday afternoon at TD Place in front of 6,327 – the fourth straight home match with a crowd over 6,000. The point grows Ottawa’s lead atop the NASL Fall Season standings to six points, with Minnesota and New York still to play later this evening.
Loon-acy: RailHawks squander another lead, fall 3-1 in Minnesota – WRAL Sportsfan
There were many reasons for the Carolina RailHawks to feel pessimistic as they visited Minnesota United Saturday evening.
Recap: San Antonio earn a vital three points against Indy – Midfield Press
With the win, San Antonio has crawled out of the cellar in the standings. The win delays the inevitable firing of manager Alen Marcina for at least one week.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
NWSL: Seattle and FC Kansas City set for rematch in final – Soccer America
For the second year in a row, regular-season champion Seattle Reign FC and FC Kansas City will play for the NWSL championship. Last year, Kansas City won in Seattle, 2-1. This year, they will meet in the final Oct. 1 after both teams won Sunday’s semifinals, 3-0. Seattle needed three goals in the last 20 minutes to put away Washington, while FCKC blitzed Chicago.
REIGN FC CLINCHES CHAMPIONSHIP BERTH WITH 3-0 WIN – NWSL
Seattle Reign FC (13-3-4, 43 pts) punched its ticket to the NWSL Championship match with a 3-0 victory over the Washington Spirit (8-6-6, 30 pts) in an NWSL semifinal on Sunday, September 13 at the Moda Pitch at Memorial Stadium in front of a crowd of 5,021.
KANSAS CITY ADVANCES TO FINAL AFTER DEFEATING CHICAGO, 3-0 – NWSL
The reigning National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) punched their ticket to defend their title on October 1st after defeating the Chicago Red Stars with three first-half goals at Toyota Park on Sunday afternoon. FC Kansas City will play against the winner of Seattle and Washington.
MLS’s Orlando City set to expand into NWSL for 2016 – The Guardian
A source has told the Guardian that the Florida franchise is set for a move into women’s soccer next season.
Continental Cup: Birmingham City Ladies 1-0 Chelsea Ladies – BBC Sport
Birmingham City stunned Women’s Super League One leaders Chelsea on Sunday to reach the semi-finals of the Continental Cup.
Women’s Super League: Reading ‘ready’ to join top-flight – BBC Sport
Reading FC Women boss Kelly Chambers says her side’s displays against top-flight opposition in the cup this year show that they are ready for promotion.
FFA to pay new full-time A-League referees more than striking Matildas – The Guardian
Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop has defended the appointment of three full-time A-League referees who will be better paid than the striking Matildas, saying it’s not a valid comparison.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
CONCACAF says Copa America Centenario issues still need to be resolved – SBI
Don’t go making your Copa America Centenario plans just yet. CONCACAF issued a statement on Saturday afternoon saying that nothing was official yet with regards to the special Copa America tournament that is supposed to be played next summer. CONMEBOL president Juan Angel Napout had said on Friday that the decision to keep the competition in the United States was made in August, but it appears that there are still things that need to be figured out first.
On or off? Copa Centenario 2016 turns into world football’s hottest potato – Inside World Football
While the South Americans seem convinced that the 2016 Centennial edition of the CopaAmerica will be played for the first time outside of the region in the US, in partnership with CONCACAF, the idea this is now a done deal does not seem certain.
Bundesliga blighted by Bayern bonus as Pep’s men profit from decisions – ESPN FC
Like most top teams in Europe, Bayern are perceived to be on the receiving end of their fair share of beneficial refereeing decisions — especially late on. Dusel (luck) is the commonly used phrase for such occurrences while the 25-time champions dominate German football, leaving the rest of Fussball Deutschland shaking their heads in frustration.
Premier League review: Anthony Martial Man Utd debut goal distracts from Memphis Depay struggles – The Telegraph
While Anthony Martial’s goalscoring debut against Liverpool at the weekend justifiably stole the headlines and left Manchester United supporters toasting a new hero, the flip side of the French youngster’s performance was the unremarkable forty-five minutes produced by Memphis Depay.
Chelsea’s José Mourinho rages at Roberto Martínez over order of duties – The Guardian
José Mourinho launched a furious outburst at Roberto Martínez as his frustration at Chelsea’s woeful start to the season erupted at Everton. Mourinho was incensed that Martínez conducted the first post-match press conference in the media room at Goodison when, as the away manager, he had expected to begin the inquest into Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat before joining his players on the waiting team coach.
Manuel Pellegrini turns ‘more solid’ Manchester City focus to Juventus – The Guardian
Winning at Selhurst Park required a monumental effort from City, who had to overcome the blow of losing Sergio Agüero to an early knee injury. Pellegrini was unsure about whether he will be fit to play against Juventus, , beaten finalists in the Champions League last season, while Raheem Sterling is also a doubt to face the Italian champions because of a hamstring injury. City are hopeful that David Silva will return.
Celtic win ‘shows Aberdeen are a burgeoning force’ – BBC Sport
There was so much to take in, but at Pittodrie on Saturday the scenes at the end of a tumultuous Aberdeen-Celtic game told you much about the current state of the big two in the Scottish Premiership.
Sepp Blatter faces scrutiny for World Cup TV rights deal – ex-FIFA adviser – ESPN FC
Former FIFA anti-corruption adviser Mark Pieth says Sepp Blatter should face a criminal investigation for selling under-valued World Cup television rights to Jack Warner.
Pieth says Blatter should be interviewed over TV rights sale to Warner – Inside World Football
As the world’s media descended on Zurich for the eagerly awaited latest developments in the US and Swiss investigations into alleged widespread malpractise surrounding FIFA, the organisation’s former anti-corruption advisor said Sepp Blatter himself should be questioned over the sale of television rights to disgraced former CONCACAF boss Jack Warner.
US prosecutor warns ‘no individual is above the law’ in Fifa inquiry – The Guardian
The US prosecutor who sent Fifa into meltdown in May has warned that “no individual is above the law” as the investigation into world football’s governing body continues.
GPS systems in football: Plymouth Argyle boss wants clarity on use – BBC Sport
Argyle’s match at Wycombe was delayed by seven minutes after concerns over the devices worn by the hosts. Wycombe were allowed to wear them, but Adams feels they are dangerous.
Adebayor released from contract by Tottenham – Sportsnet
Striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been released by Premier League team Tottenham. Adebayor, 31, had not been included in the club’s 25-man Premier League squad for this season or given a squad number.
Brisbane Roar owners facing Tuesday deadline to clear debts or lose licence – The Guardian
Time is almost up for the embattled owners of Brisbane Roar, who will be stripped of their A-League licence if they fail to provide the club with an instant cash injection.
Karl Robinson interview: Who would be a football manager? – BBC Sport
Asked whether the life of a football manager is defined by emotional turmoil and suffering, Karl Robinson, manager of MK Dons, is quick to reply: “Yeah. That’s our life – people calling us every name under the sun, laughing at managers when they get the sack, telling them they should never work again.