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  1. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Manchester City and Yankees team up to launch New York soccer club

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... big day for soccer in America," MLS commissioner Don Garber said. "We have worked for quite some time on trying to finalise a deal to bring the 20th MLS team to New York. "Two ... to be major U.S. boost The collaboration of Manchester City and the New York Yankees in forming a new franchise will be a defining moment in the development of Major League Soccer, the league's ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Fear of 'potato field' for new league

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:37pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Warning on overuse of Mong Kok pitch with closure of Hong Kong Stadium Fear of 'potato field' for new league Ambitious Sun Pegasus fear Mong Kok ... will be based at the 6,600-seat Mong Kok facility for the new professional league to kick off in September, but Pegasus team director Chan Chi-hong is already concerned about the pitch. "We were ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Juventus appoint Massimiliano Allegri as new boss, replacing Antonio Conte

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP, AP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Rome Serie A champions sign former AC Milan manager on a two-year contract for 2.5 million euros Allegri takes over as Juventus boss New Juventus coach Massimo Allegri says he ... In announcing his appointment, the club said Allegri (pictured) would be unveiled as their new manager at a press conference alongside "Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta". Conte had ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Bastian Schweinsteiger favourite to succeed Philipp Lahm as captain

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 12:13am by AFP

    ... you on the team, my friend! Had a great time! Thank you Philipp," said a Twitter tribute from Schweinsteiger to his Bayern Munich teammate after Lahm's announcement. I am going on the principle that Bastian Schweinsteiger will take over the captain's armband Lothar Matthaus Lahm is quitting international football at the age of 30 having played 113 times for his country. Age ...

  5. Sport - SOCCER

    Colombian World Cup star James Rodriguez joins Real Madrid

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:42am by AP

    ... it is not in my competence to talk about such things.”   Rodriguez, who joined Monaco from Porto last year, is Madrid’s second signing ahead of the new season after Germany midfielder Toni Kroos joined ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    New Hong Kong Premier League no different to First Division: Peter Leung

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:43pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Eastern boss says the much-hyped competition will have little impact on the local game as the HKFA becomes more bureaucratic HK's new league 'no ... by fewer people before," said Leung, who presided over his team's first practice session in preparation for the new season. I just can't find any major difference from the previous ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Champions Germany may help Hong Kong soccer

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by DANNY LEE

    ... track record at grass-roots level could be replicated, and that Germany was helping boost the game overseas. "It takes time, it takes money, and it takes political support. The GFA ... a partnership would be timely. "We are in the process of putting together our own curriculum, so any assistance, advice or any secondment of coaches- we would be more than happy to talk ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    South China land three from South America

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 10:36pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Caroliners strengthen under new boss Wallace Cheung Kwong-yung Caroliners land three from South America South China have secured three South American players as they prepare for Hong Kong soccer's inaugural Premier League season under new boss Wallace Cheung Kwong-yung. The businessman revealed on Sunday that midfielders Alejandro ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Gonzalo Higuain: Germany cannot rattle us in final

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:10pm by Reuters

    ... with humility, work and 100 per cent effort." He voiced concern over having less time to recover for Sunday's final in Rio de Janeiro than Germany, who were able to rest players in the second ... was happy with his team's performance, but singled out midfielder Javier Mascherano, who kept out Arjen Robben's effort on goal with a brilliantly timed tackle near the end of normal time ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Hong Kong Stadium closure rules out visits by Liverpool and Arsenal

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 08:47am

    ... the timing of renovations to Hong Kong Stadium next year which will deprive the city of visits by Premier League giants Liverpool and Arsenal. HKFA chief executive Mark Sutcliffe said the 40,000-seat venue in So Kon Po would be closed from April for six months for repair to its turf. We acknowledge the need to replace the pitch at the Hong Kong Stadium but the timing is far from ideal from ...




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