Dos Santos ready for 2017

Giovani Dos Santos said that he is willing to take new responsibilities for LA Galaxy ahead of the new season.

Indeed with the manager Bruce Arena having left the club to coach the United States national team and with Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane leaving the club at the end of last season, Giovani Dos Santos is the only player with enough experience to take the leadership role at the club.

The forward said that he is aware that more will be expected of him and believes that he has the necessary experience to shoulder these responsibilities.

He stated that he has been developing a lot in the past years and that he has learned a lot by playing alongside players such as Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard. He said that he knew that a day like this would come and that he should be ready to take the responsibilities for the team. Continue reading “Dos Santos ready for 2017”

VAR Workshop By MLS

Among the different news that has come about for MLS football, it is said that MLS would be looking to host the IFAB workshop that would be held for VAR experimentation.

This is pertaining to video assistant referees who are being considered for football and experiments are on the way. We are all used to seeing referees in action on the fields, but soon there would be virtually referees as well. The second workshop on these experiments is being started in New Jersey and is being hosted by Major League Soccer or MLS.

The workshop first kicked off in the Netherlands in the month of May. Those who are competition organizers and are interested in the potential that this technology brings forth are looking to know further and what the trial period would involve. Those who are taking part in the trials of two years, which will be overseen by IFAB, are meeting again in the second workshop which will span three days. There would be representatives from 20 leagues or more as well as associations for the game across the globe including representation coming in from Australia. MLS is part of the group of six countries who have confirmed that they will participate in the trials and others are joining up as well to understand the protocols that are involved and what would be the practical implications of the same.
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Adrian Heath claimed that the return of Kaka has boosted Team

Orlando City head coach Adrian Heath claimed that the return of Kaka has boosted the team immensely.

He was pleased to see his team ran out 4-1 winners over Portland Timbers. Health felt that this victory was completely deserving of the team’s performance. The former Real Madrid and AC Milan superstar scored upon his return. He had missed the first couple of matches of the MLS campaign due to an injury. Even then, Orlando will be delighted with the start that they have made for the 2016 season. This victory sees them top the table after four matches. They already have a two-point advantage over New England Revolution.

The one issue for Orlando will be conceding the late consolation goal for Portland Timbers. The team would have been happy with a clean sheet. This was the second consecutive win for Orlando after they started the campaign with two draws. Hines opened the scoring after just 13 minutes while Brek Shea came up with a rare league goal in the 32nd minute. This was his first goal since 2012 and it provided the platform for a comfortable victory. The head coach was especially happy with the way the team combined with each other in the final third of the pitch. Continue reading “Adrian Heath claimed that the return of Kaka has boosted Team”

LA Galaxy’s Bruce Arena is amazed at the omission of Dos Santos from Mexico

The manager of LA Galaxy was left flabbergasted after seeing the news that Dos Santos was not part of Mexico’s squad that will face off against Argentina on September 9. The Mexican attacker was not included in the friendly game that Mexico played against Trinidad and Tobago either.

Dos Santos has managed to stand out since arriving to LA Galaxy as he signed with the MLS club on July 15 of the ongoing year and so far has been one of the best players on the pitch as he scored 3 goals and provided to his teammates 6 assists during his 6 opening matches as a player of LA Galaxy.

Bruce Arena believes that Dos Santos deserves his place in the upcoming friendly matches of Mexico as he said: “Yeah, I have thoughts about it but it’s certainly not my business.I would just think that they have a pretty good team if Dos Santos wasn’t called up. Those of us who have been with the national team are used to this by now and we know now to adapt as quickly as possible to what a new coach wants.The good thing is that many of us know each other well and how we play already. We just have to adapt to the new philosophy of the new coach.” Continue reading “LA Galaxy’s Bruce Arena is amazed at the omission of Dos Santos from Mexico”

Philadelphia Union’s poor form in the league continued

Philadelphia Union’s poor form in the league continued after a 3-2 loss against Sporting Kansas City. This was my third consecutive league defeat for the club and it left them 10th in the table after five matches. Any hopes of topping the league at the end of the campaign have disappeared after this poor start but Philadelphia boss is confident of recovering back to winning ways. The league started with two back-to-back draws and it has never been the same for the club in terms of confidence. Even though they scored three goals in the opening two matches, Philadelphia have managed only two goals since then.

The club’s head coach Jim Curtin admitted that this was a difficult match, but he was disappointed with the way the team defended despite having been notified of the attacking prowess of sporting Kansas City. Philadelphia had enough chances at the other end and this was reflected in the two goals that they scored, but the defending was not good enough to keep. Pressure continues to rise on the club and its manager, as they take on New York City in the next match. The home match will provide some confidence to the team in their efforts to get the first victory of the season. Continue reading “Philadelphia Union’s poor form in the league continued”