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Gerrard and Lampard to feature in MLS all-star game without kicking a ball in MLS
Gerrard and Lampard to feature in MLS all-star game without kicking a ball in MLS

Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard will play in MLS all-star XI without playing a single minute in the league Major League Soccer (MLS) has announced its all-star squad, which is scheduled to take on Tottenham Hotspur in a one-off showpiece match on July 29 at Commerce City, Colorado, Fox Sports reports. The inclusion of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have grabbed the headlines as the pair have not featured for their respective teams in a c

Jul 14 2015
Lucky to play alongside Andrea Pirlo: Frank Lampard
Lucky to play alongside Andrea Pirlo: Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo will be playing alongside each other for New York City FC New York, July 8 (IANS) Former England midfielder Frank Lampard considers himself lucky to play alongside Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo. Pirlo joined American club New York City FC on Monday from Italian champions Juventus and was instantly praised by Lampard, himself a legend at English team Chelsea. Lampard said he can't wait to play a

Jul 8 2015
Video: David Villa becomes 'first ever free-kick scorer' for MLS newcomers New York City
Video: David Villa becomes 'first ever free-kick scorer' for MLS newcomers New York City

David Villa put in a man-of-the-match performance as he took his goals tally to six in as many games David Villa scored both goals to guide the MLS newcomers New York City FC to a 2-1 victory over Montreal Impact in the MLS. The former Barcelona and Valencia hitman scored an 82nd-minute free kick, which his agent later claimed to be NYCFC's first ever free kick goal, to round off a man-of-the-match performance. With six

Jul 5 2015
Report: Andrea Pirlo rejected Indian Super League move to play in MLS
Report: Andrea Pirlo rejected Indian Super League move to play in MLS

Andrea Pirlo reportedly said no to a move to the Indian Super League Italian World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo turned down an offer from an Indian Super League club according to The Times of India. It is looking likely that he will join Frank Lampard and David Villa at Major League Soccer (MLS) club, New York City FC. Pirlo, who is considered as one of the best midfielders of his generation, still has a year to run on his contra

Jun 29 2015
Andrea Pirlo set to join Frank Lampard and David Villa at NYCFC
Andrea Pirlo set to join Frank Lampard and David Villa at NYCFC

Pirlo is currently on holiday in the United States Italian star and Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo looks set to sign for New York City FC, according to sources close to ESPNFC. According to the report, NYCFC will be announcing the signing of the Italian sometime this week. The 2006 World Cup Winner has only one year remaining on his contract at Juventus, and has confirmed his decision to leave the Turin based club aft

Atletico are close to getting Vietto: Simeone
Atletico are close to getting Vietto: Simeone

Luciano Vietto could move to Atletico Madrid this summer Madrid, June 10 (IANS) Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone said that Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto is "a close target" for 'Los Rojiblancos' and that his compatriot Carlos Tevez from Juventus would be an ideal addition. "(Vietto) is an objective of (the coaches) and also the sporting directors. We are close and I hope to count on him for next season bec

Jun 11 2015
Alvaro Morata could be a key man for Juventus against Barcelona
Alvaro Morata could be a key man for Juventus against Barcelona

  Morata has partnered Carlos Tevez in Juventus’ attack A few weeks back, former Real Madrid forward hit the headlines by scoring two goals against his former employers in the Champions League. That man was the now Juventus forward – Alvaro Morata. In 2014, Juventus seized Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for a transfer fee of €20 million. Since, then Morata has gone on to score some important goals for t

Jun 3 2015
Video: Orlando City's Kaka denies New York City FC a win with a late freekick
Video: Orlando City's Kaka denies New York City FC a win with a late freekick

Kaka #10 of Orlando City SC celebrates after he scores the first goal in team history from a free-kick against New York City FC at the Orlando Citrus Bowl Former AC Milan and Real Madrid star Kaka opened his scoring tally in the Major League Soccer in the grandest way possible as he scored the late equaliser for his side with a free-kick. With Aurelien Collin sent off and Orlando City trailing a goal behind following a goal from Mix Diskeru

Mar 9 2015
Infographic: Comparing Kaka and David Villa's stats in their last season
Infographic: Comparing Kaka and David Villa's stats in their last season

   

Mar 6 2015
Video: Sergio Aguero and David Villa go head-to-head in blindfolded penalty shootout challenge
Video: Sergio Aguero and David Villa go head-to-head in blindfolded penalty shootout challenge

Sergio Aguero and David Villa took on each other in a series of challenges Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and New York City FC’s David Villa took part in a series of challenges at Manchester City’s Football Academy. Villa was in England as part of NYCFC’s pre-season preparations. The contest saw both strikers go against each other in a series of challenges, all of which were to be attempted after both of t

Feb 18 2015
6 instances when players proved their doubters wrong
6 instances when players proved their doubters wrong

I suppose there is no sweeter joy for anyone in life than proving doubters and critics wrong and forcing them to eat their words. The more emphatically you do it, the better the feeling you get.  These players were doubted, their desire, ability and commitment questioned and harsh criticism was levelled at them by many. So much so, in fact, it created false notions amongst the footballing fraternity. Often, they were spurned

Jan 22 2015
Frank Lampard still proving them wrong - Chelsea legend only man who can add authenticity to MLS
Frank Lampard still proving them wrong - Chelsea legend only man who can add authenticity to MLS

  Frank Lampard poses in front of the Manhattan skyline after signing for New York City FC It looks like Frank Lampard will have to do it all again. An action that has become synonymous with his career, as much as his goalscoring feats – silencing critics and proving them wrong, that is. It’s often said that David Beckham did it better than anyone else in football, but Lampard’s own dishing out of humble pie is

Jan 20 2015
6 most efficient teams in the transfer market
6 most efficient teams in the transfer market

The study of the transfer window and the money spent by clubs is perhaps best accomplished by evaluating the efficiency. Over the past 5 years, transfer windows have seen a lot of activity with a large amount of money being splashed out on players whose buy-out clauses keep increasing as every season passes by. Professional transfers are regulated by a complex set of regulations established by the governing bodies. We take a look

Jan 19 2015
The evolution of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid reject to world-class frontman
The evolution of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid reject to world-class frontman

Diego Costa is the real deal among strikers who are workhorses and score loads of goals On a cold November night in 2013, Diego Simeone’s groundbreaking Atletico side was at its ruthless best against a helpless Getafe in the Vicente Calderon. Even with a 4-0 lead against 10 men, Atletico pressed their opponents with tireless aggression, as they attempted to keep pace with the two eternal heavyweights of the Spanish game – o

Jan 3 2015
5 clubs that regret selling their players during the summer transfer window
5 clubs that regret selling their players during the summer transfer window

Every year when the transfer window is open, several clubs lose some of their best players to other clubs. Sometimes these transfers do not affect the team drastically, but more often than not, losing important members of the team can affect the team’s performance. The players might even deliver improved performances for their new teams, thus inciting regrets from the clubs which have let them go. For example, Arsenal have been victims of

Dec 19 2014
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