• Jones speaks out on Tim Howard’s “dangerous” talk (video)
    ProSoccerTalk

    Jones speaks out on Tim Howard’s “dangerous” talk (video)

    New LA Galaxy midfielder and USMNT mainstay Jermaine Jones is hoping he can clarify Tim Howard’s controversial comments about dual nationals. Howard said Wednesday that there were commitment issues with some of the dual nationals on the United States squad, adding that players like Jones and Fabian Johnson were great for the team. Jones answered those thoughts on Thursday, labeling them “dangerous stuff”. From ESPNFC’s Doug McIntyre: “With all the respect for Timmy, I feel it’s not if you’re half American or full-American. It’s more what you have in here [taps his chest]. “If you go on the field and you give everything for this country, then of course sometimes there’s a situation where you’re

  • Is the Chinese Super League really a threat to the Premier League?
    Newsweek

    Is the Chinese Super League really a threat to the Premier League?

    It’s becoming something of a January tradition. A few rumors, a big money signing, a Premiership manager bemoans China’s ability to outspend on players. In 2016, it was Ramires and Wayne Rooney. This year, Oscar (for £51 million) and Carlos Tevez (possibly £70 million) have gone; Diego Costa is the subject of rumors, and Yaya Touré reportedly turned down a huge offer to play in China. Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Tottenham Hotspur, said this week that China is paying “crazy money” and it “looks like they broke the market.” Tevez will earn a reported £615,000 per week. That does seem crazy. Sign up to our daily newsletter for your chance to win. But should the football leagues and major clubs

  • AFCON: Gabon on verge of exit, heartbreak for Guinea-Bissau
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    AFCON: Gabon on verge of exit, heartbreak for Guinea-Bissau

    Gabon continued to press and Johann Obiang's cross fell to Denis Bouanga, whose crisp half-volley rattled the underside of Kouakou Koffi's crossbar. The pitch made it increasingly difficult for either side to find rhythm in their passing and the sandy, uneven surface soon claimed its first victim. Jonathan Pitroipa, player of the tournament in 2013 when Burkina Faso reached the final, limped off in considerable pain inside 10 minutes and was replaced by Prejuce Nakoulma. It would be the first of four injury-enforced substitutions, with the less than perfect pitch in Libreville once again drawing criticism. Having dominated for the majority of the opening 20 minutes, Gabon -- seemingly on the