If NYCFC can not score a result against Philly, this weekend may be the last time El Guaje enters Eithad Pitch. It should not have come down to this. But when Domé Torrent has taken over, New York City FC had been in the ground over the last few months. And because of this absolute misfortune, NYCFC is not guaranteed a playoff game at home unless they can draw a positive result against the Philadelphia Union this Sunday at the Yankee Stadium. Thus, if fresh rumors are to be believed,…read more
Spain international Alvaro Morata has blamed ex-boss Antonio Conte for his average form in the Chelsea shirt last season. The 25-year-old made the switch to Chelsea from Real Madrid last summer but he could not make a strong impression in the Premier League with just 11 goals through the campaign. As such, there had been the talk of him leaving Stamford Bridge during the summer but Morata has now revealed that he is keen to payback the Blues for the faith they have shown. Speaking to reporters, the Spaniard admitted…read more
New York City FC have started their post Patrick Vieira very well by getting a win against Toronto FC on Sunday. Jo IngeBerget netted twice as they got off to a good start under Domenec Torrent. However, there would be concerns after Spaniard David Villa had to exit the game due to an undisclosed injury. Villa left in the 28th minute, even as more details are expected. The former Barcelona man has scored eight goals and made four assists in 12 games this term.
Spanish side Barcelona are rumoured to be in business with Gremio with the aim of getting their player Arthur this January. The Catalan side have spent a lot of recent but they could add an extra leg even after the signature of Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina. The club sporting director Robert Fernandez is set to meet the 21-year old ahead of a possible move. The player’s release clause is £43.8 million but Barca can get him for around £17.5 million if they make the play for him this month….read more
Former Barcelona striker David Villa has thanked his former teammate Victor Valdes as the goalkeeper retires from the game. The Major League Soccer star also revealed the present the keeper received when he won the Zamora award in 2011. The Spaniard was awarded the best goals conceded per game ration for his performance in the 2010/11 La Liga season. Valdes felt it was more of a team effort so he shared the honour with the rest of the team. Valdes then presented each player in the team with a plaque.
Spain has dropped MLS soccer star David Villa from its latest list for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Israel. Coach Julen Lopetugui called on the player in the last international window, with Villa featuring against Italy. Villa played in the 3-0 win despite being out of the team for three years. He was injured when Spain played Lichtenstein in the next game though. Lopetugui opted to leave him out altogether this time.
Former Barcelona striker David Villa expects his former team to recover from the sale of their Brazilian striker Neymar. He said that fans are still in a state of shock as this was not something that they were expecting and he feels that the team will recover from this. He said that the Spanish giant had lost a lot of great players in the past, but they have always recovered and found their place among Europe biggest clubs. He feels that this time also things will be the same and…read more
After the international break, the Major League Soccer action resumed over the weekend. David Villa continued his impressive run in the league. The former Barcelona man has shown a commendable level of consistency that makes him arguably the Best Designated Player in the history of the league. The Spaniard scored the opener in the 2-1 victory over a top-form Chicago side. New York City played with a man down in the final 78 minutes but MVP Villa carried the team proudly. In other games, Cristian Colman was equally impressive as…read more
Outgoing Chelsea skipper John Terry has asked that the club spend big on the squad after qualifying for the Champions League. He has always been an advocate for the club to spend on having the best players. After the Blues won the FA Cup in 2009, he asked that the club get the best players like David Villa and Franck Ribery; “the best out there,” he said. Even after the club only signed Yuri Zhirkov, he asked for more players, saying “the big four need to strengthen.” After the defence…read more
Former Barcelona and Valencia forward David Villa says that he would have never been able to foresee such an amazing career. He used to play football on the streets before being picked up by Valencia. He went on to play for Barcelona and the Spanish national team. Villa was hugely responsible for the successes enjoyed by both teams. He has managed to win the Champions League, European Championship, and the World Cup in his stellar career. Now playing with New York City FC, Spain’s all-time top goalscorer says that he…read more