Arsenal won the 2016-17 FA Cup after beating London rivals Chelsea in a dramatic Wembley final on Saturday. The Gunners took the lead controversially through Alexis Sanchez and had numerous chances to extend their lead in the first half. Chelsea were reduced to 10 men late in the second half with Victor Moses shown a second yellow card, but Diego Costa equalized just when they appeared down and out.
LAFC’s plan to spend $30 million on a training complex on the campus of Cal State Los Angeles would make it the third-largest investment in a practice facility in Major League Soccer history. Only Atlanta United and Real Salt Lake, who spent $60 million apiece, invested more. Atlanta, which joined MLS this season, opened its complex in April while Real Salt Lake’s new training home will be at least partly ready this fall. The Cal State University Board of Trustees approved LAFC’s ambitious proposal Wednesday. To build its complex, LAFC will renovate Cal State L.A.’s stadium and construct fields, locker rooms, sports medicine facilities and office space for coaches and staff as well for the club’s
With the domestic seasons in England wrapped up, it's time to turn attention to the transfer market. Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp has never been shy about courting players via media, and he's set his eyes on an old favorite. Redknapp said he'd like to addBenoit Assou-Ekotto to theBlues, but there's just one hiccup: The left back has "admitted he wants to be a pornstar," Redknapp said. "Maybe I can get another year out of him before he decides to do that." The juicy soundbite comes from the Spurs Show Podcast, as transcribed by the Birmingham Mail. It should be noted that Redknapp is normally playful with the media and the 70-year-old was described as "very tongue-in-cheek" by the Mail.