ATLANTA UNITED SUFFER HEAVY DEFEAT IN MEXICO

Atlanta United endured their second defeat in a week in the CONCACAF Champions League as they fell to a 3-0 defeat to Mexico outfit CF Monterrey on Wednesday. The defending MLS Cup champions had gone to the game on the back of an opening day MLS defeat at DC United and never looked like winning.

The match played inside a fiery atmosphere at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer in Guadalupe saw the Mexicans on the front foot early on. Monterrey sprung up the traps early and put Atlanta’s defence under heavy pressure in the first 10 minutes of the game.
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DONOVAN WANTS MORE MLS-LIGA MX GAMES

American soccer legend Landon Donovan says he supports the possibility of introducing more MLS-Liga MX games. Heopines that potential North American league that features football clubs from both the United States and Mexico would be of great benefits for the sport in both countries.

Speaking to ESPN Deportes, Donovan said, “For me it is logical, because they are the best leagues in North America, they have the biggest players, if we want to compete better with Europe and parts of South America, I think it is important”.
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DONOVAN WANTS MORE MLS-LIGA MX GAMES

Former LA Galaxy forward, Landon Donovan has expressed his opinion the possibility of introducing more MLS-Liga MX games.

Donovan said he is of the opinion that a potential North American league that features football clubs from both the United States and Mexico would be of great benefits for the sport in both countries.
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Interview With Landon Donovan On World Cup 2018

Landon Donovan has played thrice in World Cups for USMNT (U.S. Men’s National Team) and had a fantastic career in the club for almost 2 decades in 4 countries. He was the winner of 6 MLS Cups and earned several other accolades. He continues playing soccer as a Club Leon’s member in Liga MX after his retirement as USMNT member. During an interview with Donovan, he was asked a few questions and the same has been discussed below.

His first thoughts on World Cup 2018 were asked upon which he said that the World Cup is different for him mainly due to two factors. The first one is that this time U.S is not there which he is not too happy about as it has always been there in the World Cup. And secondly, it is for the first time after 1998 that he had an opportunity to watch the World Cup match like a fan instead of a player.
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LA GALAXY CONTINUE BRILLIANT RUN

San Jose Earthquakes hosted Los Angeles Galaxy at the Stanford Stadium weeks back and the fans were surely treated to an enthralling game. Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic grabbed a brace but Chris Wondolowskireturned the favourin as many times. Roman Alessandriniand ValeriQazaishvili were also on the score sheet.

Ibrahimovic took his tally to nine goals with the brace since moving to the MLS in March. Wondolowski, on the other hand, moved closer to breaking London Donovan’s record. The 35-year old tsar has netted 140 times in the MLS – meaning he is five goals away from Donovan’s record.
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Donovan Revealed Leon Pushed For Him

US soccer legend Landon Donovan shocked many when he opted to return to the game despite announcing his retirement after leaving Los Angeles Galaxy. He returned in January to join a Mexican top flight team Leon. He agreed to play for them until the end of the current season.

Recently the player gave an interview explaining how Leon were able to get him to overturn his retirement plans. He explained that he was at home and was happy with retirement when his agent called him. Richard Motzkin asked if he wanted to remotely return to the game but he straight out denied. Keep Reading

KAILNG JOINS SWANSEA CITY OWNERS

Mindy Kaling has joined the Swansea City ownership, alongside 26 others. The American Consortium led by Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien bought 68% stake in the football club in 2016. Aside the duo, other investors include filmmaker and owner of Los Angeles Rams Chip Rosenbloom, Kevin Knight, Michael Harmon, Cliff Singer and Steven Yi.

When the takeover was completed in 2017, the list of investors was not in the open but BBC Wales now have the full list of names. The investors got the Premier League outfit for £75 million, meaning they have 68 percent controlling stake.
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DONOVAN HANGS HIS BOOTS

The 34-year-old midfielder came out of retirement to help the LA Galaxy in 2016, but he will now close the door on his storied playing career.

Landon Donovan is once again retiring from soccer after returning to the LA Galaxy for the final stretch of the 2016 MLS season.
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DONOVAN: SWANSEA HAVE MONEY TO SPEND

Retired USA soccer star turn Swansea City consultant Landon Donovan says that the Premier League club has money to spend to strengthen the club. There are reports that the club is trying to manage funds at its disposal hence not getting the needed reinforcement.

Swansea sanctioned the exit of Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton FC recently for £45 million. The player helped the side avoid relegation to the lower tier last term. With the team losing him, pundits claim Swansea would need to work hard to avoid going down this time. Keep Reading

CHELSEA AND UNITED ENTER RACE FOR BARKLEY

Premier League top sides Chelsea and Manchester United have reportedly joined the race to land Everton star Ross Barkley this summer.


Tottenham Hotspur were the preferred side to land the top rated local talent but the big boys wants to muscle out the north London club.

There are reports that the defending league champs are monitoring the situation in case the purported move fails. Spurs have been trying to get the Toffees to lower their £50 million valuation but the Ronaldo Koeman led side is not having it.

If the Blues enter the fray or United submit a bid, it could tilt the situation significantly as Everton would strengthen the resolve on their valuation. Well, Everton allowed the deal enter its final year when they could have sorted it earlier.

Barkley and his reps have a decent case now as they can decide to allow the contract run down next year and leave as a free agent. They have the edge in the negotiations. Ahead of the player’s move to Spurs, there were reports that the player wanted £150,000 weekly. That salary band would make him the highest earner at the club, above Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris. The player and his reps refused to comment on those rumours, so the silence sent a message.

Everton have offered the player a new deal. Koeman has reportedly asked that Barkley gives the club a response on the offer soonest so they can prepare for the next move. At Tottenham, there is no guarantee that Barkley would be a regular as the youthful team is packed with top talents. Everton are a decent side with ambitions and recent strides as proof. It seems Barkley is just keen on moving away from his boyhood club. Koeman’s issue with him might have played a part though as Barkley was placed on a higher scale by Roberto Martinez.

With Paul Martin allegedly the player’s agent, it seems a big money move from Goodison Park is almost certain. Martin of Wasserman Media Group handled the move of John Stones, JoleonLescott and others. Well, he also managed Tim Cahill and Landon Donovan as well. Happenings all point to a move to Spurs this summer.