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  • Jermaine Jones potential move to MLS gets weirder

    Report says the United States midfielder has agreed to terms, but only if he's allowed to join Fire, which MLS is unwilling to guarantee. Just when it appeared as though Jermaine Jones' move to Major League Soccer was nearing a simple solution, now come reports that whatever happens is going to be…

    SB Nation
  • Demba Ba mistakes Champions League qualifier for video game, attempts shot from opening kick

    How do you start a Champions League qualifying playoff against Arsenal in a way that would even make Zlatan Ibrahimovic think twice?

    Dirty Tackle
  • FIFA bans Barcelona signing any players in 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Barcelona will be barred from signing any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected the club's appeal against a one-year ban for breaching rules over the transfer of youngsters.

    Associated Press
  • Balotelli set for shock Liverpool switch

    Mario Balotelli was set for a shock move to Liverpool Thursday as AC Milan acknowledged that the controversial Italy striker was on his way out. The Milanese club have agreed to let the 24-year-old move to Anfield in a transfer worth 20 million euros (16 million pounds, $27 million), according to…

    AFP
  • DTotD: Sergio Ramos hits Mario Mandzukic in the face, has no idea why anyone would be upset about that

    The Spanish Super Cup brought a rematch of last season's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, giving Sergio Ramos a chance to hit Atletico new boy Mario Mandzukic in the face. Twice.

    Dirty Tackle
  • 5 things to know about the French league

    PARIS (AP) — Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim and Marseille counterpart Marcelo Bielsa don't have much time left to adapt to the French league.

    Associated Press
  • European soccer clubs opening US academies

    MIAMI (AP) — As the U.S. appetite for soccer grows, more American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi. Their aspirations, realistic or not, have not gone unnoticed by top international teams, which are trying to capitalize financially.

    Associated Press
  • Bayern Munich had a presentation event for their new bus and it was very silly

    The kit launch is old news. If football clubs are going to truly capture the imaginations of their fans, they have to find something new. Something big. Something that will inspire a new generation of supporters. And Bayern Munich have found that next big thing: bus unveiling.

    Dirty Tackle
  • West Brom-Southampton Preview

    Though Southampton and West Bromwich Albion each fell short of earning a victory in their Premier League openers, both sides feel there's much to build on going forward. The Saints will be looking for a third straight victory over West Brom in their home opener on Saturday at St. Mary's. Daniel…

    The Associated Press
  • Puma sportswear says to buy stake in Borussia Dortmund

    Puma, the German sportswear and equipment maker, said on Thursday it intends to acquire up to 5.0 percent of soccer club Borussia Dortmund. "Sports company Puma intends to take a direct stake in Borussia Dortmund, having sponsored the football club since 2012," it said in a statement. It would do…

    AFP
  • Fire damages Nigeria Football Federation office

    A fire gutted parts of the head office of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in the capital Abuja on Wednesday, a spokesman said. According to two witnesses, it started in the accounts department, which the NFF said had not been damaged. "The fire started about 9.40 am (0840 GMT) from the…

    Reuters
  • Di Maria wants out of Madrid - Ancelotti

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that midfielder Angel di Maria has asked to leave the European champions before the end of the transfer window. The 26-year-old Argentine -- who missed the World Cup final defeat by Germany because of injury -- was a star performer as Real claimed…

    AFP
  • Lille vs. FC Porto: Final score 0-1, LOSC in trouble

    Lille are probably out of Champions League after losing at home to FC Porto.

    SB Nation
  • Liverpool in talks to sign Mario Balotelli

    Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another. Italy international Mario Balotelli has been lined up by the Premier League club as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who left Anfield to join Barcelona for $130 million. Balotelli, who spent 2 1/2 years with…

    The Associated Press
  • The Bargain Hunter - Week 2

    Steve Rothgeb offers the best bargain options for your fantasy XI in week 2.

    Rotoworld
  • Non-league chairman pays fans to attend first home match of the season

    Establishing a new club in the 11th tier of English football can be difficult. But there are few better ways to get attention and ensure people turn up at the ground than to pay them to attend.

    Dirty Tackle