New York Yankees Invest in Soccer – Manchester City and Man United Target US Market

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Randy Levine, President of the New York Yankees, Don Garber, MLS commissioner, and Ferran Soriano, Manchester City CEO. Photo: NYCFC/MLS

“You can choose to ignore it, compete against it, or embrace it. The Yankees embracing Man City signals the relevance of soccer in the U.S.”

Paul Swangard, Sports Marketing Director at the University of Oregon

The Yankees and Manchester City, two of the biggest global brands in sports, have formed a partnership to create an MLS soccer team called the New York City FC.

Yankees president Randy Levine said they will build a brand new stadium in Manhattan and begin play in 2015. “We know how to get things done in New York City. Like their late father George, Yankee owners Hal and Hank Steinbrenner are soccer fans. We are all in,” said Levine.  (more…)

The u90 Rumor Mill – Bale, Suarez, Benzema, Ronaldo and Rooney

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I love the last ten days of the summer transfer window.  The last-minute scrambling for players; the smell of oil money in the air; the aura of desperation in the manager interviews; the rampant speculation, and the sheer controlled chaos of it all… there is just nothing like it in the world of football.  BY THE WAY, MY RAMPANT SPECULATION IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE.  DON’T MISS IT! (more…)

Benfica New Home Kit 2013/2014 Liga ZON Sagres Season – Leaked Pictures

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Sport Lisboa e Benfica’s New Home Kits for the 2013/2014 Liga ZON Sagres Season Leaked!

As an avid Benfica fan for the greater part of 30 years, I have to admit: though I love it like no other, I’ve never actually purchased the traditional home (red) jersey.  I own over a dozen Glorioso kits, and they come in every color but red.   (more…)

Top 4 Reasons David Moyes Will FAIL At Manchester United – GOLLUM Edition!

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Top 4 reasons David Moyes will FAIL at Manchester United – GOLLUM Edition!

#1. There’s a huge difference in a manager who’s a proven winner, and David Moyes or Brendan Rodgers who have never won a thing in their lives. Ferguson arrived at United an established champion, with ten trophies in his belt including European glory over Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. (more…)

Sir Alex Ferguson Retires – Top 3 Managers to Replace SAF at Manchester United

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Incredible! Sir Alex Ferguson has finally announced his retirement from Manchester United after over a quarter of a century in charge.

Who could possibly fill those boots? Let’s look at the top 3 managers in line to replace SAF.

David Moyes - Manchester United1. David Moyes – The highly talented Everton manager has kept Everton near the top four year after year with a limited budget. He steered Everton above Liverpool without a recognized forward – an incredible testament to his abilities. The problem, and it’s a biggie, is Moyes has never won a trophy! His CV is the same as Brendan Rodgers, a big fat ZERO. If Moyes becomes United manager, he could be left scratching his head with mid-week Champions League games, followed by FA Cup, League Cup, and friendlies mixed in. You need experience… and a world-class manager with a dedicated trophy room in his living room.

Jose Mourinho - Manchester United2. Jose Mourinho – Special One at Old Trafford! He just knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League, but most importantly, he is clearly demonstrating his power over players at Real Madrid. Player management is equally as important as tactics and only two managers in the world can put players like Rooney and Casillas in their place… well, now just one! Hardcore United fans will frown at the thought of such an outspoken, arrogant character in charge of their historic club. Is it possible that he places the spotlight on himself to take the pressure off the players? It’s not all ego.

Heynckes - Manchester United3. Jupp Heynckes – Fresh off Bayern Munich’s demolition of Barcelona in the Champions League, Jupp Heynckes was key to Bayern’s arrival as the indisputable best team in the world. His strong defensive tactics combined with powerful attacks from midfield is the new modern-day blueprint, effectively banishing Barcelona’s “tiki-taka” style to the history books. Power, heart, skill. Heynckes has all the qualities to manage any top club in the world.

So, with the shock announcement of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement at the end of the season, these are our top 3 manager choices to replace SAF at Manchester United.

Agree? Disagree? VOTE for your choice, POLL at the top of our page!

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