“The facilities are unbelievable and there are some of the best players in the world here. It makes our facility look like…we need to re-do it! You guys have a beautiful home here. It makes me want to be a soccer player!” The NBA’s Jason Kid visits Tottenham’s training center.
- Edu moves to the Turkish League for the rest of the season.
- MLS completes the SuperDraft.
- National Team in camp.
- Roma advances in Coppa.
- Malaga draws Barca in Copa del Rey.
Klinsmann assesses early U.S. camp, updates on Donovan, more – from SI.com’s Grant Wahl: What we’re really pleased about is the way the players have handled themselves already in camp.
Dynamo’s Bruin impressing Klinsmann in first US camp – from MLSsoccer’s Blair Angulo: “Will is a team player, is focused 24/7 and he’s a great finisher,” Klinsmann added.
What They Eat For Breakfast – from The MNT Blog: Having breakfast in the morning before the intense training sessions begin is critical, and something that a lot of players have had to adjust to in their meal planning.
Frank de Boer predicts Bayern success for Pep Guardiola – from BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan: Instead the 41-year-old is Bundesliga-bound, and hoping to follow his trophy-laden spell as Barcelona coach by building a similarly spectacular era at German giants Bayern.
Pep Guardiola follows in Louis van Gaal’s tactical footsteps once more – from The Guardian’s Michael Cox: but Van Gaal is arguably still the major architect of this side.
Pep Guardiola shows Chelsea that not everyone has their price – from The Independent’s James Lawton: He has balanced the value of mega earnings against that of working respect….
Pep Guardiola’s snub for Roman Abramovich reveals the fatal flaw at the heart of his Chelsea Empire – from The Telegraph’s Paul Hayward: The Chelsea crowd have become unshockable.
French lawmakers seek to tackle PSG spending – from Soccerex: PSG’s business dealings fell under the spotlight once again with the recent revelation of a huge new commercial deal with the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).
Reid On… Tackling – from Everton’s official site: Referees are now being asked to make judgements on what they call ‘intent’ and ‘excessive force’ and it’s getting ridiculous.
Globalization Myths & EPL Ticket Prices – from Futfanatico: They are nice in theory, but seldom materialize in practice.
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