Seattle Sounders boss Brian Schmetzer has confirmed that negotiations are going for a contract extension that would see him stay at the club for a much longer period.
Schmetzer has been at Seattle Sounders since 2016 and he was able to lead the club to a fourth appearance in the MLS Cup. Even though Seattle Sounders ended up losing 3-0 to Columbus Crew, there are signs thatSchmetzer will be retained at the club. A lot of questions were asked about Seattle and their tactics after the loss against Columbus Crew. However, general manager Garth Lagerweyseems to be in favour ofSchmetzer staying at the club.
Major League Soccer (MLS) side LA Galaxy have appointed a new head coach ahead of the 2021 season. The confirmation of the new head coach took place on Tuesday. LA Galaxy officials believe Greg Vanney is the man to take the club back to the glory days. cc was confirmed as the new LA Galaxy earlier this week. Greg Vanney was formerly the head coach at fellow MLS club Toronto FC and he was strongly linked with the LA Galaxy job immediately he left his role at Toronto FC and the confirmation didn't come until this week.
In his first interview as the LA Galaxy head coach, Greg Vanney told the club's website that he didn't have to think too much to accept the offer to become the new boss at LA Galaxy. According to him, LA Galaxy have a rich history in Los Angeles, in MLS and in North American football over the past decades as he labelled his new club as an iconic club. Greg Vanney went on to thank Chris Klein, Mr. Anschutz, Dan Beckerman and Dennis te Close for the opportunity to serve at a club to his heart.
Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy are said to be in the hunt for a new playmaker in the next transfer window. The club will be in the market for top additions in order to boost their squad depth and contest for major honors in the league and abroad.
They have set their sights on English Premier League club Arsenal's playmaker Mesut Özil and will fancy the idea of the player accepting their proposal.
Özil has been banished from the Arsenal squad and is not even registered to play in the Premier League or Europa League. His situation at Arsenal has gone from bad to worse in recent months after initially falling out with previous manager Unai Emery.
LA Galaxy coach c has claimed that he is not concerned about rumours about the future. The manager was asked the question as LA Galaxy have been struggling quite a lot this season. Former Tottenham striker and LA Galaxy legend Robbie Keane has been touted as a potential replacement.Guillermo refused to comment on these rumours and instead wanted to focus on forthcoming matches.
Galaxy were able to breathe a sigh of relief after beating Vancouver Whitecaps by a narrow 1-0 margin on Sunday. This has resulted in a run of six consecutive defeats coming to an end. Despite this victory, Galaxy remain at the bottom of the Western Conference.
Midfielder Harry Shipp has made a return to Seattle Sounders after resigning for the MLS Cup winners during the off-season. As a result, he will remain with the team for a fourth consecutive season. The 28-year-old came up with 25 appearances in the 2019 regular season and 15 of them came from the start. During this period, he was able to register five goals and three assists. These figures have been able to earn him a regular spot in the starting line-up and the expectation is that the status will continue even in 2020.
The club’s president Garth Lagerwey claimed that Seattle Sounders are overwhelmed to bring back a player who has served the club extremely well. The initial switch to Seattle for Shipp came in 2016 when he was traded from Montreal Impact. Brian Schmetzer has transformed the fortunes of Shipp, who has been a regular in the last three seasons.
LA Galaxy manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto claimed that he expects Javier Hernandez to be available for the MLS is Back tournament, which is expected to begin shortly. Jonathan Dos Santos will not be available as he has suffered an injury. There was speculation that Hernandez will also not be part of the squad, butGuillermo has given a much-needed update about the same. The 32-year-old has had a slow start to his life in the MLS, as he did not receive a lot of opportunities in the initial matches. LA Galaxy stumbled to a point in the two games in which Hernandez played a minor part.
Former Liverpool defender Emiliano Insua has spoken about the situations that led to his departure from Stuttgart and the move to LA Galaxy. The interest from LA Galaxy in the Argentine defender cropped up back in November and Galaxy were keen to sign him even if manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto did not know him on a personal basis. Both have played for Boca Juniors, butGuillermo left the club by the timeInsua was breaking through into the first-team. Since then,Insua has had a rollercoaster ride in the world of football.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic spent two years as a star for the MLS side LA Galaxy, but a former teammate believes the squad is better off without the enigmatic striker.
LA Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget says the atmosphere at the club has improved since Zlatan Ibrahimovic's departure.
The legendary striker spent two seasons with the MLS side before he left to return to AC Milan in January.
It is reported that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is interested to reunite with Carlo Ancelotti, his former boss at Everton after he gets confirmed officially as the club’s manager. He is currently a free agent and is not associated with any of the clubs since he left LA Galaxy from the MLS side at the season’s end. The player from Italy was sacked from the club Napoli at the beginning of this month. He is now set to unveil himself as the successor of Marco Silva just before the biggest clash against Arsenal.
Before this, it was somewhat confirmed that he has said yes to a deal with AC Milan and has confirmed for returning to the club soon. In fact, he was also linked up with Tottenham before the fact was ruled out of a move by Jose Mourinho. It has also been reported that there is a possibility for Ibrahimovic to move to Goodison Park because he wants to play under the guidance of Ancelotti once again.
Real Madrid are said to be interested in Chelsea midfielder Ngolo Kante according to reports from Spain. Kante is widely regarded as one of the top midfielders in world football with the player winning the PFA player of the year some seasons back.
Kante is currently with the French team training ahead of a crucial Euro 2020 clash against Moldova.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are said to be planning a move for Sporting Lisbon ace Bruno Fernandez.
Bruno Fernandez was continually linked to Tottenham over the summer, however, despite strong interest from the capital club, a move for the player never came.