Former Los Angeles Galaxy player and captain Jelle Van Damme has confirmed via an official announcement that he is retiring from professional football. The 37-year-old former defender is finally calling it quit after playing professional football for 20 solid years. In the two decades he played professional football, he featured for as many as ten different clubs, while also earning himself 31 senior caps for his Belgium national team side.
The ex-defender played two seasons of football for Los Angeles Galaxy in the Major League Soccer between 2016 and 2017 as he earned himself the status of being one of the best defenders in the league at the time. He was a no-nonsense defender who was not afraid to come against strikers and also dived into challenges with confidence and precision. Continue reading “FORMER GALAXY PLAYER ANNOUNCED RETIREMENT FROM FOOTBALL”
MLS football side FC Cincinnati are interested in young Brazilian striker Lincoln who plays his club football for Flamengo in the Brazilian Serie A. Lincoln is looking to move away from Flamengo as the striker is not in the plans of his Brazilian team. The interest of FC Cincinnati in the player was confirmed by Globo Esporte, a Brazilian news platform. Lincoln is still young as he turned 20 last week but the player is no longer training with the first team at Flamengo. According to the report via GloboEsporte, Lincoln has been training with the u-20s.
Apart from Lincoln, MLS football club FC Cincinnati are also keen on the transfer of Alejandro Gomez from Atalanta in the Italian Serie A. The experienced Alejandro Gomez would be a good addition to MLS football if he’s able to make the move from the Italian top flight. Alejandro Gomez wants to leave Atalantain the New Year after he fell out with his manager, GianPeroGasperini. Alejandro Gomez has been a key player for the Atalanta team that qualified for the Champions League in each of the last two seasons. Atalanta are in the round of 16 and they will face Real Madrid over two legs for a place in the quarterfinals. Continue reading “FC CINCINNATI LINKED WITH BRAZILIAN STRIKER”
Seattle Sounders have been dethroned as the kings of MLS football after they were beaten in the MLS Cup final by Columbus Crew. Seattle Sounders were hoping to retain their title as the kings of MLS football against their opponents only to end up on the side of a heavy defeat. Seattle Sounders were heavily beaten by Columbus Crew who are now the new kings of MLS football. Columbus Crew SC thrashed Seattle Sounders 3-0 in the 2020 MLS Cup final to dethrone their opponents as the kings of MLS football.
Seattle Sounders had won the MLS Cup last year by beating Toronto FC 3-1 in the final thereby winning the competition for the second time in their history. Their maiden MLS Cup win was in 2016. They qualified for the MLS Cup final in 2020 by edging Minnesota United in a five-goal thriller. Seattle Sounders emerged as the Western Conference champions by beating Minnesota United FC 3-2 courtesy the winning goal from Gustav Svensson.Seattle Sounders came from two goals down at home to win the game. Emmanuel Reynoso and BakayeDibassyscored either side of the interval to hand Minnesota United a 2-0 leadinto the last quarter of an hour. Will Bruin pulled one back on 75 minutes before Raul Ruidiazequalised for Seattle Sounders with a minute left on the clock to pave the way for the added time winner from Svensson. Continue reading “MLS FOOTBALL: SEATTLE SOUNDERS DETHRONED”
Seattle Sounders have been able to increase the versatility in the squad by trading Handwalla Bwana to Nashville SC.Bwana recently made a request to be traded and this has resulted in Jimmy Medranda coming the opposite way. Seattle Sounders will be able to make a greater use ofthe new asset, as Medranda is particularly versatile whileBwana did not feature much towards the latter end of his Seattle days. There are also reports that Sounders might receive an allocation money.Bwana has not featured for Seattle in the last nine matches. GM Garth Lagerwey made the call to Nashville and made the best offer forMedranda.
Brian Schmetzer claimed after the announcement that he would have liked to keepBwana. However, since the player does not want to stay at the club where he has found opportunities limited, it is best to look at alternatives. Medranda’s versatility seems to have been one of the first attractions for Seattle. The Colombian has been playing in the MLS for the last eight seasons. He has featured in multiple midfield positions during this period. The Colombian was also seen as a crucial contributor for the Sporting Kansas City outfit. Apart from contributing going forward, the 26-year-old is also quite good defensively. The lack of much playing time due to injuries in the recent few months might be a concern.
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Major Soccer League, the professional league for soccer in the United States of America, has taken the initiative to raise awareness and raise funds for the battle against childhood cancer. As part of its social responsibility, MLS has joined hands with Continental Tire for this purpose.
The effort will help raise awareness about the deadly disease among children. Besides, it will also help in the fight against childhood cancer during the current pandemic times. Children are one of the most affected sections of the population affected by the Coronavirus. Realizing their responsibility Major League Soccer will provide support to the most vulnerable section of society.
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