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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
Michael Bradley's transfer from AS Roma to Toronto FC is edging closer, NBCSports.com reports. The USA international was initially named in Roma's squad for Thursday's Coppa Italia quarterfinal against Sampdoria, but he later pulled out. In a radio interview, Alberto Faccini, Bradley's Italian-based agent, said the 26-year-old has agreed personal ... Read the whole story
He's back! Lionel Messi bagged a brace in 26 minutes of action on Wednesday as Barcelona thumped Getafe, 4-0, at the Camp Nou. Messi, who had been sidelined by a hamstring injury since mid-November, added gloss to a comprehensive performance from the home team, scoring two late goals after coming ... Read the whole story
The Guardian reports that David Moyes may be losing the Manchester United locker room as several senior players are starting to question their coach's credentials after United slumped to its third straight loss to open 2014-the club's worst run in 13 years. Moyes' men have lost their last three games ... Read the whole story
West Ham United coach Sam Allardyce threw his hands up following Manchester City's 6-0 demolition of his team at the Etihad in the League Cup semi-final first-leg on Wednesday, claiming that West Ham was simply beaten by a better team. Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo bagged a hat-trick while Edin Dzeko ... Read the whole story
MLSSoccer.com reports that Portuguese club Sporting CP is seeking to have striker Fredy Montero's loan move from the Seattle Sounders become permanent. According to Colombian daily El Pais and Spanish daily Marca, Montero would cost somewhere in the region of 10-12 million euros ($13.5 million-$16 million), a fee that would ... Read the whole story
Former NBA star John Amaechi believes the international soccer community has a "toxic" approach towards homosexuality and claims that FIFA, the game's world governing body, is not doing enough to help gay players in the wake of Thomas Hitzlsperger's coming out as a gay man earlier this week. Hitzlsperger, 31, ... Read the whole story
Zlatan Ibrahimovic started off the year in style with a hat-trick in Paris Saint-Germain's 5-2 win against Brest in the Coupe de France. The big Swede bagged three first half goals to add to strikes from Thiago Motta and Ezequiel Lavezzi as the French Ligue 1 champion eased passed the ... Read the whole story


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