EVERTON NEED GOALIES

Everton are likely to be in the transfer market for a new goalkeeper after releasing Jan Mucha last season. American International Tim Howard is the recognised first-team goalkeeper at the club.

After the arrival of Roberto Martinez as the new manager at Goodison Park, there could be possible changes in several areas of the pitch. Everton could go out and sign a replacement goalkeeper, who could provide a real competition for Howard. The former Manchester United man, though, has said that he is intent on keeping his first-team spot under Martinez as well.

BARCA WILL FIGHT

Paris St Germain defender Thiago Silva has said that he expects Barcelona to be at their best when they face each other in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday night. He has said that his team should expect the unexpected when facing the four-time European champions.

This will be one of the stern tests for PSG in their efforts to reach the semifinals of the competition. This is the first time they have been in the quarter-finals after more than 18 years.

HAMMERS LOSE TO WONDER GOAL

West Ham United has been defeated by Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League match played at the Boleyn Ground on Monday. It was a close game and the Spurs won it by 3-2. With the help of this win, the Spurs have now gone ahead of Chelsea in the points table.

Before this match, they were at no. 4, but, now, they have moved up one position and they are at no. 3 with 51 points in 27 matches. However, Chelsea is not too far behind them. The Blues have 49 point in 27 matches.

ADD SOME EXCITEMENT

In a perfect world, football betting would always be two things – fun and lucrative. Nothing's perfect, of course, but when you punt on football that should still be your aim – to enjoy yourself and to make money (not necessarily in that order but, to borrow another sports phrase, those two goals should run neck and neck).

For many football lovers, just watching the game and cheering for their favourite team is enough; and that's fine for millions of football fans the world over.

CANADA YET TO EARN A POINT

Canada are waiting to get their first point in the U17 World Cup being recently. In five trips to the under-17 world soccer championship, Canada has yet to earn a point and has been outscored 45-3.

This Canadian side did not deserve to be lumped onto that ugly history. The Canadians showed flair against a well-organized South American side and had their chances but, as in pre-tournament friendlies, paid for their mistakes.

Two late goals made the scoreline seemed harsher that the game deserved.

CANADIAN GAME POSTPONED

Due to inclement weather, a game between the Toronto and Vancouver FC have been postponed. Now Vancouver's goal will be erased and the clock reset to zero when the Whitecaps and Toronto FC meet again July 2 to finish what they started.

Canadian Soccer Association officials announced Thursday they'd postponed the Nutrilite Canadian Championship final after Wednesday night's game was abandoned due to lightning and rain.

SIGNED BY RANGERS FC

Like countless other Canadian-born kids with parents who hail from Europe, Fraser Aird inherited his favourite sports team.

Rangers FC was the choice in Aird’s Scarborough home, the inevitable byproduct of having both a father and a maternal grandpa who were longtime season ticket holders at Ibrox Stadium, the club’s Glasgow ground.

JACOBS SIGNS FOR THE CARDINALS

Oakville’s Victoria Jacobs was among nine signings recently announced by the Ball State University Cardinals’ women’s soccer team.

The Loyola student has participated in national training centre camps in both 2009 and 2010 and has been a member of four Ontario Cup championship teams as well as one Ontario Cup indoor championship team.

DREAM SEES HAMILTON MOVE

Kaleb Vernon dreams of becoming a professional soccer player. He knows that will never happen in his hometown of Marathon, a northern Ontario community with a six-week soccer season and no traffic lights.

Vernon’s mother, Nancy, is so determined to give the 14-year-old the chance to realize his potential she’s willing to uproot the family and move nearly 1,200 kilometres to Hamilton. The only stumbling block is finding a place to live.

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