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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
USA captain Clint Dempsey on Monday said he plans to keep playing with the men's national team until at least 2016, when the USA will host the Copa America tournament. The Seattle Sounders forward, who is the only American to score in three consecutive World Cups, will be 33 at ... Read the whole story
New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry hailed Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller and Franck Ribery ahead of the MLS All-Star game against Bayern Munich in Portland on Wednesday, saying that children should try to emulate the Bayern duo rather than La Liga superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Read the whole story
Former USA international Landon Donovan will appear in his record 14th consecutive Major League Soccer All-Star game in Portland on Wednesday night when the MLS All-Stars host Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich, winner of both the German league and cup last season. In an interview with The Oregonian, the 32-year-old recalls ... Read the whole story
On the heels of a World Cup that saw several players lose consciousness or suffer concussion, the English FA on Tuesday issued strict guidelines regarding head injuries for players in its leagues. The new FA document mandates that any player that suffers a confirmed loss of consciousness must be removed ... Read the whole story
Xavi Hernandez on Tuesday announced his retirement from the Spanish national team at the age of 34. The Barcelona midfielder, who has decided to play on under new coach Luis Enrique, represented his country 133 times, a record for an outfielder. Xavi was a central figure for Spain as it ... Read the whole story
New Everton signing Romelu Lukaku on Tuesday hit back at former coach Jose Mourinho, saying that the Chelsea boss does not trust young players. Mourinho, who sold Lukaku to Everton last week for 28 million pounds ($47.3 million), indicated that the 21-year-old Belgium international was not motivated to stay and ... Read the whole story
Wayne Rooney on Tuesday thanked Manchester United's "tough" new coach Louis van Gaal for helping the squad buy into a new philosophy after leading the Red Devils to a first-place finish in the International Champions Cup. Rooney was the MVP of the preseason tournament, where he scored three goals in ... Read the whole story
Sunderland on Tuesday signed Jack Rodwell from Manchester City, agreeing a five-year deal with the 23-year-old for 10 million pounds ($16.9 million). Rodwell had endured an injury-plagued two years at the Etihad Stadium after joining City for 12 million pounds ($20.3 million) in 2012. He has been capped three times ... Read the whole story


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