MLS: Obafemi Martins breaks Seattle scoring record to take them back to top

Obafemi Martins Record
Former Newcastle United striker Obafemi Martins broke Seattle’s goal-scoring record as the Sounders beat Chivas USA to regain top spot in the MLS Western Conference. Obafemi Martins breaks Seattle goal-scoring record. (Photo: SkySports.com) Martins scored twice in the 4-2 win to take his tally to 15 – one more than the previous record of 14 set by Eddie Johnson in 2012. His first brought...

Manchester City cruise past Liverpool 3-1

Stevan Jovetic
Stevan Jovetic (Photo: express.co.uk) - A Stevan Jovetic double and a third to Sergio Aguero helped Manchester City send out an ominous warning to those with designs on their Premier League crown, routing Liverpool 3-1 in the first heavyweight clash of the new season on Monday. With new signing Mario Balotelli watching from the stands, last season’s runners-up Liverpool looked lively in miserable...

La Liga: Benzema on target as Real beat Cordoba

Karim Benzema (Photo: AFP) -
Karim Benzema (Photo: AFP) - A bullet header from Karim Benzema and a late Cristiano Ronaldo strike allowed Real Madrid kick off their La Liga campaign with a 2-0 victory over newly promoted Cordoba. Benzema struck on the half-hour with a badly needed goal having only scored once in the previous 15 games. Cordoba did unsettle Real in the second half but Ronaldo hit a trademark 25-yard drive into...

Diego Simeone slapped with eight-game ban

Diego Simeone
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been hit with an eight-match suspension following his conduct during the Supercopa de Espana clash with Real Madrid. Simeone was sent from the dugout in the first half of the second leg at the Vicente Calderon on Friday after arguing with the officials on the touchline. He then patted the fourth official on the head and sarcastically applauded the referee...

Mario Balotelli completes £16 million transfer to Liverpool

Mario Balotelli
Italy striker Mario Balotelli has completed his £16m move to Liverpool from Serie A side AC Milan. The former Manchester City player, 24, agreed a long-term deal with the Merseyside outfit but will not feature against his old club on Monday night. Balotelli left City 17 months ago after scoring 30 goals in three seasons. The former Inter Milan player added: “English football is generally better....

Everton set to sign Samuel Eto’o

Samuel Eto'o
Everton are close to agreeing a two-year deal for striker Samuel Eto’o after he was released by Chelsea at the end of last season. Liverpool had been interested in the 33-year-old Cameroon international. But the completion of their £16m move for Mario Balotelli left the way clear for Everton to hold talks with Eto’o. Talks are ongoing but Everton could sign Eto’o in time for him...

2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Oshoala leads the way as individuals recognized

Asisat Oshoala
After 32 games the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 has come to an end, with Germany overcoming Nigeria to win the trophy for a third time and France sealing third place. A clutch of individual awards were also handed out on Sunday, none more important than the adidas Golden Ball, presented to the tournament’s most outstanding player. The top three in the race for the award at Canada 2014...

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Germany edge Nigeria 1-0 to take the trophy

Nigeria vs Germany
Montreal, Canada – Germany have won the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup for a record-equalling third time after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Nigeria at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. Lena Petermann scored the title-winning goal eight minutes into extra time to settle a match that, like the semi-final against France, had seen the Germans outplayed for long stretches. For the second match in...

Gedion Zelalem Shows More Flashes of Brilliance in Emirates Cup

Gedion
For USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann, the top priority going forward should be securing Gedion Zelalem‘s services for his squad at any and all costs if he continues to impress the way he did in a limited appearance against AS Monaco in the Emirates Cup on Sunday. Zelalem entered the game in the 72nd minute as he replaced Jack Wilshere in the midfield.Arsenal was trailing by a goal when...

ICC: Inter Edges Real Madrid in Penalty Kick Shootout

Inter vs Real
Inter Edges Real Madrid in Penalty Kick Shootout Inter outlasted Real Madrid on penalties 3-2 after a 1-1 draw in front of a sellout crowd at University of California Berkeley’s Cal Memorial Stadium. The match would be decided by a penalty kick shootout for the first time in the 2014 International Champions Cup after Madrid and Inter ended in a 1-1 deadlock. Gareth Bale opened up the scoring for...