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Competition Not Started, AS Monaco Already Reduced Two Points

Competition Not Started, AS Monaco Already Reduced Two Points

French league club, AS Monaco, was given a reduction of three points (one point suspended) and are required to play one match behind closed doors after fans riot incident. This has been confirmed Professional Football League (LFP).
The new club was punished induced promotion of their fans after a 2-1 win over Le Mans on May 17. The incident occurred after Claudio Ranieri’s squad won the Ligue 2. At that time, home fans invaded the pitch. A fan even hit the referee.
“Behavior Monaco fans: use pyro, pitch invasion at the end of the game, and the brutal actions of his supporters told the referee ole,” the depiction of LFP related incidents.
“With regard to the facts that are so serious that, Monaco penalized one match and a penalty sealed three points, including the points are postponed, for the Ligue 1 next season.”
That means, Monaco will start next season with minus two points. This sanction inevitably be a blow for Monaco. The reason, they hope to compete with Paris Saint-Germain since Awwal competition for the league title.

Five New Terms coach Barcelona

Five New Terms coach Barcelona

FOKUS: Lima Syarat Pelatih Baru Barcelona

Search still continues, on Friday (19/7) and then Barcelona announced his retirement as coach Tito Vilanova Catalan club have had to continue treatment for salivary gland cancer which he suffered. And as one might expect, the attention immediately drawn to the exact figure will replace her.

Former Barca midfielder and team B coach Luis Enrique is the favorite to replace Vilanova, Gerardo Martino who also recently made the Catalans are interested and would hold a meeting with the Argentine coach on Monday (22/7).

Even so, there are many other big names who are called to lead Barca back decent success in domestic and European level on the 20013/14, Goal try to guess the criteria for the Catalan team’s quest for the ideal position to take the baton from Pep Guardiola and Vilanova who has led the over the last five years.

Vilanova so hard slap departure for Barcelona, ​​the Catalan club meseki have had in a while coach Joan Francesc Ferrer themselves or used to be called ‘Ruby’ which could also replace Villanova last season, but his name will not be seen to be the main trainer.

The end of July is not an ideal time to look for a new coach and there is also limited options for the Catalans. Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas straight into a favorite for the position, but Barca have little opportunity to be able to bring the Portuguese man of White Hart Lane when his new season is getting closer.

Likewise with Michael Laudrup who has committed to Swansea success with the club from Wales in 2012/13 campaign. The Danish man, who has also been linked with rivals Barca, Real Madrid, has made a contract extension to stay afloat in the Premier League and understood, the assistant will now be disappointed if he decided to dock to the Camp Nou.

Luis Enrique had a situation not much different from having just extended his contract with Celta Vigo earlier this summer, but the former Barcelona and Spain star could still be obtained by redeeming clause of his contract worth € 3 million, with Barca includes Rubi as his successor.

Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde is another coach who admired the Catalan club for some time, as the former Barcelona player, the name Velverde always called when Balugrana need new coach, but he had just handle Bilbao and has strong ties with the Basque so the move is almost impossible.

The former Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes and former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had indeed decided to retire as a coach and no longer optional for this case, while Roberto Mancini is still unemployed after leaving Manchester City this summer, but did not enter as a strong option.

Frank Rijkaard names appear obvious, but his last two seasons at the Nou Camp without a trophy makes Barca have to think twice to give him a second chance.

Then there is the duo of Argentina, Marcelo Bielsa and Gerardo Martino. Both are still unemployed, Bielsa has left Bilbao at the end of last season and the new Martino out of Newell’s Old Boys. Both are so important consideration, although Martino is more favored as preferred by Lionel Messi and be attractive options if Barca did not so use the services of Luis Enrique.

Luis Enrique has played 300 times for Barcelona and also worked as coach of Barca B between 2008 and 2011. During that time, Enrique worked very close with the first team coach Pep Guardiola and Vilanova his assistant.

43-year-old man has also played with the senior retainer beberpa Catalan team today, as Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Victor Valdes, while he has also coached the younger players when he became coach at Barca B. If Blaugrana want continuity and a good understanding of the club, no one better than him.

Valverde and Laudrup, both a former Barca player, but the bond of their work with the Catalan team not so long ago, it would be difficult to pick them. While Rijkaard no longer be a serious consideration after his success at Barca in 2003 and 2006, when it won two Spanish league titles and one Champions League under her care. This is a selection of Dutch men old Barcelona president Juan Laporta and Rosell did not want to follow the footsteps of ‘former’ friends – now enemies – the.

Martino himself has keutungan as a recommendation Messi, but the Argentine coach has not been tested in Europe.

Athletic Bilbao brilliant performance in 2011/12 reminds us of the style of play Barcelona is attractive. Guardiola even known to ask for advice from Bielsa before beginning his coaching career remarkable. On several occasions, the Argentine coach Pep revealed that will fit into its successor at the Camp Nou. In the case style of play, former Argentina national team coach is considered compatible with the philosophy of the Blaugrana, although some players in Bilbao was needed a long time to understand the complex ideas of El Loco.

Philosophy is applied Martino played almost the same as Bielsa, he was also an admirer of Barca game. Newel’s brought the domestic title and reached the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores with an attractive game. Playing style also fit.

Style of attacking football that brought him admired Laudrup Camp Nou, while the style of play Valverde and Andre Villas-Boas is also ideal to be applied in the Catalan team. Portuguese coach is fond of using Barca favorite formation, the 4-3-3.

So also with Luis Enrique, who like Guardiola, will continue playing the Catalans and the system will adopt formations in Barca B. Former Roma coach is a marathon runner and competitor in the triathlon sporting event, so the physical will always be awake to memipin every match at Camp Nou – especially after the defeat by Barca in last season’s physical condition and highly visible when struck down Bayern Munich in the semi-finals Champions League.

While Mancini, deemed unsuitable as a more pragmatic approach, Barca could even stalking successors in the City, Manuel Pellegrini, if Tito resigned earlier. Barca have long admired the style of play the Chilean coach, but it is impossible because he has just joined the Etihad Stadium.

Bielsa relationship with the media is very tense, some time Argentine man makes his own mental players dropped due to comments spiciness, like Javi Martinez and Fernando Llorente, both eventually left the club. The reason it makes Barca doubt will choose the former boss of the Albiceleste, who rarely live more than two seasons at the club he coached, and often leaving his team in a bad state.

Martino is much more muted. Rarely gets the spotlight when a Paraguayan national team coach from the local media, Newell’s former boss also enjoys harmonious relationship with the media that pose a good impression on players.

In this section, Luis Enrique was accused of arrogance when he was dealing with Rome and demanded his players to emulate Guardiola’s style of play, something that may be missing in Barcelona itself in the second round last season. Enrique is a popular player and coach at the Catalans, who indicated he would get more respect from the fans and the local media. It will make the players respect him, many players who’ve known him on and off the field.

Another name that will be competing, Laudrup and Heynckes both have a good profile to be a coach in the Camp Nou, is known for his good relations with the media and players. It reminds us of when Jose Mourinho was not an option Barca in 2008 because of the style of play and his controversial stance on the media.

Last seen three coaches in Barcelona, ​​performance management is not a primary criterion for choosing their Catalan. Rijkaard arrived at the Camp Nou without winning a trophy as a coach, Guardiola did not have a regular team coaching experience, while Vilanova was promoted from his position as a former assistant. However, they eventually succeed in Blaugrana.

Of some coaches rumored in recent days, Heynckes is the most successful (exception on Ferguson, who is almost impossible to train Barca). Mancini was also a successful coach, while Villas-Boas won three trophies in one season with Porto, Martino grabbed the title Argentina with Newell’s (also four league titles Paraguay) and Laudrup won the English League Cup for Swansea last season.

Luis Enrique may be present without the achievement of a career that was briefly at senior level, but his track record as a player and coach of Barca B team is very successful (he brought them to the Segunda Division) has to figure the most likely of all the candidates there. So clear is the reason, why Enrique is a prime target for the Catalan team receives the baton from his colleagues before, Vilanova.

Birthday De Rossi, Totti: Hang in Rome

Birthday De Rossi, Totti: Hang in Rome

Roma – Francesco Totti to be one of the players to congratulate Daniele De Rossi who currently 30th birthday. Simultaneously the Roma captain also left a message for De Rossi stay at the club.

De Rossi entered the age of the head of the three on July 25, and since he is pursuing a professional career, kub Rome is the only one in life De Rossi. No doubt so adoring fans after Totti is so god for Romanisti.

Unfortunately the future De Rossi is currently being speculated after the interest of several big European clubs such as PSG, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United and Fiorentina. This rumor like to repeat the old stories 1-2 last season when De Rossi chased by Manchester City.

Now at the age of 30 years and his career as a footballer may soon decline, De Rossi certainly want to win the prestigious titles before closing his career. Moving to the clubs mentioned above for the opportunity.

But De Rossi advised not to leave the Olimpico as it is believed he could win a lot of trophies with I Lupi. It is delivered in a video Totti congratulated on his birthday was spoken in Roman dialect.

“Ciao Dani, I hope everything goes well for you this year at age 30, even though you are now growing older and will be retiring soon!,” Totti said as quoted by Football Italia.

“It’s better if you gave us a gift that remain with us in Rome and at least we could win something together. Ciao Bello!”

Jese signs new Real Madrid deal

Jese signs new Real Madrid deal

Real Madrid has confirmed that promising youngster Jese Rodriguez has signed a new contract with the Santiago Bernabeu side until the summer of 2017.

The Spain Under-20 star’s previous deal was due to expire in 2014 and the attacker recently hinted at a potential transfer elsewhere in order to bolster his chances of first-team football; however, Jese has now ended all speculation about his future by inking a four-year extension with Madrid.

“Real Madrid announce that Jese has extended his contract, by which he will remain with the club for the next four seasons,” a statement on the club’s official website reads.

The versatile attacker is seen as one of the biggest talents to have come through the ranks of the Madrid youth academy in recent years and made his official first team debut in December 2011.

Jese impressed with Real Madrid Castilla in the Segunda Division in 2012-13, netting 22 goals to beat club legend Emilio Butragueno’s record for goals scored in one season with the youth side.

He was also one of Spain’s brightest stars at the recent U-20 World Cup, bagging five goals in five appearances, including a brace against the United States.

DC United manager Ben Olsen over the moon about new permanent home: “The stadium we deserve”

DC United manager Ben Olsen over the moon about new permanent home: “The stadium we deserve”

WASHINGTON — The last five months haven’t been pleasant ones for D.C. United. A lowly 2-14-4 record and only nine goals scored in 20 matches say all you need to know.

But Thursday’s press conference with D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Grayand the announcement of a $300 million public-private partnership to build a 20,000-seat soccer stadium in the Buzzard Point area of Southwest D.C. injected some serious optimism about the future of the franchise at an ideal time.

“I’m thrilled, as you can imagine,” said United third-year coach Ben Olsen, who has been a part of the club in one capacity or another since 1998. “I’m over the moon about the situation.

“I love this city, I love this team and today they come together with a huge first step to get us the stadium we deserve. The stadium that our fans have deserved, players before me have deserved, the coaches before me have deserved and the front office before this. It’s a great day.

While land acquisition issues, approval from the city council (five council members were in attendance at Thursday’s event) and a finalized stadium plan are only some of the major obstacles that remain for the league’s most decorated franchise to finally move out of RFK Stadium, the signing of a term sheet on Thursday was a big first step.

“I believe in the District and I believe in this team being in the District. Our ownership has done a very good job in a short amount of time to push this tangible first step through,” Olsen said. “Now there’s a lot of work to do, from what I hear. But with [managing partner] Jason Levien at the helm, he’s not going to take no for an answer and he’s going to push this thing until we get to the big house.

Levien has been aggressive in his pursuit of a stadium since joining the club one year ago. In the proposed deal, the District would assume the cost of land acquisition and infrastructure while United would pay for the full cost of the stadium, estimated to be roughly $150 million. Levien said while United haven’t finalized a blueprint that he believes construction would take anywhere from 18-22 months to complete.

“I think it’s going to drive our culture and our fans and our team to new heights,” Levien said. “I think this is a long time coming. And I think that there’s going to be a pep in everyone’s step in the locker room. I talked to our players and our coaches and our management about this. This is something everyone wanted to see happen and I think it’s going to resonate on the field as well as in the city.”

Levien said the team’s focus is to have the facility ready by the start of the 2016 season, but said that the outer end of the timetable could be the 2017 season. Despite the many hurdles likely to crop up throughout the development process, Levien is as optimistic as ever about making United’s new home a reality.

“We’re all in right now. We’re fully committed to this project. I have a lot of confidence in this community,” Levien said. “We signed a term sheet that requires us to move forward. Over the last 12 months there have been stops and starts along the way. Certain things that were important for our city, certain things that were important for our team. So getting here was quite an accomplishment.”

Lyon: Gourcuff Not For Sale!

Lyon: Gourcuff Not For Sale!

The emergence of the news will be great interest from several European clubs make Olympique Lyonnais fame should re-affirm that Yoann Gourcuff is not for sale.
Arsenal duo La Liga, Atletico Madrid and Valencia is associated with future 27-year-old players.
Reported strong Gourcuff will leave associated with the Ligue 1 appearances last season, only playing in 18 games due to injury be an excuse as if Lyon will release Gourcuff.
“Yoann Gourcuff will not go away during the transfer window, it is true a lot of approaches (from other clubs) but I think he will bertajan,” said President Lyob adviser, Bernard Lacombe in OL TV.

Play Anywhere, Syamsir Alam Ready

Play Anywhere, Syamsir Alam Ready

Natural Syamsir hope to get a chance to play in the Indonesian All Star game against Chelsea at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (25/7). Conscious has many rivals, players who now play in the U.S. competition with DC United’s claim is ready to play in any position.
Nature is one of 22 players called up coach Rahmat Darmawan to strengthen Indonesia All Star. As a striker, he has to contend with a number of senior players such as Titus Bonai, Ferdinand Sinaga, and Greg Nwokolo.
“I’m ready to be placed anywhere. Of course I will give you the best when it gets a chance to play, “said Alam.
Nature is a striker. But he was also able to play as a winger. At DC United, he was placed as a left winger. Players from Agam, West Sumatra was claimed to be ready for combat against Chelsea. He said the condition is very fit to play. “Thank God, 100 percent fit. There were no injuries, “he said.
Currently, she is following training camp with Indonesia All Star. He looks quite enthusiastic when following initial training in Gran Futsal Brass, Monday (22/7) evening. Although only rejoined the squad and has tight rehearsal time, he claimed to have no problem in terms of adaptation.
“Very pleased to have the opportunity to join with senior players. I think there is no problem

Moyes Wants Rooney in Stockholm

Moyes Wants Rooney in Stockholm

While the future of Wayne Rooney continues to be associated with Chelsea, David Moyes confirmed that it will play a player who was ‘upset’ when against AIK in Stockholm next month.
“I hope Wayne is located in Stockholm,” said the successor to Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United legend.
“As far as I know he would join, he has started practicing jogging, the situation continues to improve,” said Moyes.
About Chelsea who kept trying to get the British star, back Moyes insists Rooney is not for sale.
“We have insisted he was not for sale and it has not changed”.

PROFILE: Gerardo Martino, Security Safe Attractive Football Barcelona

PROFILE: Gerardo Martino, Security Safe Attractive Football Barcelona

PROFIL: Gerardo Martino, Jaminan Aman Sepakbola Atraktif Barcelona

When Tito Vilanova announced the resignation of directors Barcelona last weekend, football fans and the media instantly discuss the most appropriate figure to continue coaching sticks Camp Nou.

President Sandro Rosell, vice president Josep Maria Bartolomeu, and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta is already pocketed the desired candidates, but perhaps no one candidate a 50-year-old named coach Gerardo Martino is emerging as a substitute Vilanova.

Tuesday (23/7), the official announcement finally launched Barcelona after the day before the appointment was busy-busy Martino Spanish media reported. Martino agreed to two-year contract at Barcelona and will bring together two staff confidence to Camp Nou, the Elvio Paolorosso and Jorge Pautasso.

Zubizarreta reportedly more comfortable if Barcelona tried to approach Luis Enrique, who are familiar with the culture of the club and never deal with Barcelona team B. However, one obstacle is Barcelona had to pay compensation of € 3 million for Enrique has just agreed a contract to train Celta Vigo. Rosell and Bartolomeu choose Martino, the man who has known Rosell since a dinner invitation on the sidelines of the World Cup three years ago. Third Barcelona officials finally agreed to negotiate and take names Martino for approval to the board of directors. Everything runs fast and as Martino departure from his home in Rosario, Argentina, the final decision was up.

Is Martino exact figures in the deal with Barcelona? Task team tackles one of the world’s best position is first trained outside Latin America. Since I started training in 1998, Martino spent five years with the Paraguay national team coached eight great achievement reaching the 2010 World Cup and the final of the Copa America 2011. Selepasnya year he moved to train club that raised him as a player, Newell’s Old Boys, before retiring this summer to look for a new challenge.

Much like when Frank Rijkaard, Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova was appointed as coach, Martino capacity to handle my level team Barcelona questionable. Martino warranty at least be able to compete with the Blaugrana season 2013/14 given Cesar Luis Menotti. “Do not be surprised if he hit a top. He made Newell’s as one of the team who look most attractive in Argentina”, said the coach, who also handles the Barcelona.

Martino training style is often compared to his teacher, Marcelo Bielsa. When Newell’s cruised into the final of the Copa Libertadores 1993 and then lost on penalties from Sao Paulo, Martino became the mainstay of the team’s midfield Bielsa. Martino later known as the Saxon “Bielsista” despite having a more pragmatic approach than the teacher. This is linked with Barcelona Martino. Before deciding swerved into the coach, Bielsa and Guardiola had visited them discuss the ins and outs of football for eleven hours. Guardiola impressed by the science of high-tempo pressing game and a dominant ball possession so dub Bielsa, “the best coach in the world”.

High tempo pressing game and ball control also characterizes coaching Martino. Only, the coach who is familiarly called “Tata” is often adapt tactics according to the opponents faced. Martino agrees with the principle of “the best defense is attack”, but to attack, the defense must first provide a sense of security. One win and three draws in five matches, Paraguay capable of reaching the last eight of the 2010 World Cup with a 3-2 scoring record.

Martino is known not hesitate personal approach to the players, including to those who are not regular players. Communication lines are always opened. Diligently he is always looking for the best tactics to keep the quality players that can arise optimally owned. In fact, as recognized Elvio Paolorosso, Martino also studied the habits and lifestyle of the players off the field.

Martino characters like the challenge. Newell’s current deal agreed last year, he without hesitation attacking Argentine football culture is considered “dirty” and often rely more on physical strength than other aspects. “Beautiful Football hated. Someone will say a bad running game and ended up 2-1, but there are others who feel it is a great game,” she said. Martino waffle prove it by bringing Newell’s, who finished ranked 18th in the previous season, became the team’s top league Argentina Apertura and Clausura. Newell’s scored 40 goals in 19 Clausura games, losing on away goals from Velez Sarsfield in the league grand final, and qualified to the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores.

Then, what will face Barcelona with Martino? Barcelona will demonstrate it’s still an attractive game and hit the opponent in the game, but with a particular emphasis in the rear sector. Midfielder Javier Mascherano is now working as likely to receive a greater role as a counterweight to the midfield. Martino penchant paying attention to detail will make Barcelona overcome their weakness in the face of set-pieces and aerial balls from the opponent.

One particular point to be noted as well. Martino presence will provide comfort for Lionel Messi. While still playing, Martino is Newell’s legend and idol Lionel’s father, Jorge. Martino and Messi were both born and raised in Rosario. Childhood, Messi had also entered the academy Newell’s before finally spoken for Barcelona. No wonder when Messi welcomes Martino speculation as a potential coach of Barcelona. “He’s a great coach and a proven ability in the Clausura. I love it,” said the star.

Now, to borrow a phrase Spanish mass media, world soccer football may be anticipating the arrival of “tiki Tata” from the Camp Nou.

Toronto FC announce signing of Spanish midfielder Alvaro Rey

Toronto FC announce signing of Spanish midfielder Alvaro Rey

oronto FC have added a new player, and a new nationality, to their roster during the open transfer window.

The club announced Thursday they have signed Spanish midfielder Álvaro Rey. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, per team and league policy.

Rey, 24, most recently played for Xérez in the Spanish second division, where he scored three goals in 28 appearances. A product of the Real Betis youth system, Rey also played with Spanish second division side Gimnastic de Tarragona before joining Xérez.

“Álvaro trained with the team for several weeks last month, and played in a reserve match with us against Montreal. He’s very technical and quick, and is good at taking on defenders,” Toronto FC president and general manager Kevin Payne told the team’s website. “He offers something different than we typically see in MLS and we think he’ll help our team become more dangerous.”

Rey will be added to the roster and eligible to play once his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) arrives.