Toronto FC manager Greg Vanney claims that the MVP Player of the Year title named after Landon Donovan should be from his team amongst any other outfit. The critical title will judge the best player for the course of the MLS campaign, which has been quite exciting enough. Toronto were able to finally clinch the title by overcoming the Seattle Sounders in the final. It caps a memorable campaign for Toronto and manager Greg Vanney, as they have been able to dominate the division from the start to finish. Toronto were able to set numerous records over the course of the calendar year and this was largely down to the brilliance of two players – Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore. Between them, they managed to score more than 30 goals in the league.
However, Giovinco and Altidore are facing stiff competition from the likes of David Villa from New York City FC, Diego Valeri from Portland Timbers, Nemanja Nikolic from Chicago Fire, and more. These players have been able to dominate in terms of goals and assists, but the numbers from Giovinco and Altidore have been crucial in that they have helped Toronto to win the title. Apart from the MLS Cup victory, Toronto were also able to claim the Supporters Shield and Canadian Cup. Thus the team became the 1st to hold three titles at once.
Former England international Ashley Cole has suggested that he may have to reconsider his intention of extending his contract with LA Galaxy. The 36-year-old endured the worst campaign of his professional career after Galaxy finished rock bottom of the Western Conference.
Cole had earlier suggested that he hopes to remain in Los Angeles for at least one more season, but he has now insisted that things must change at StubHub Center before he signs on for a third year with the California-based club.
Brian Schmetzer has revealed that the Seattle Sounders team are looking to secure a place in the play-offs by getting a victory against Philadelphia Union.
Seattle Sounders will be able to do so by getting a victory against strugglers Philadelphia Union. After having been out of the play-off picture in the first few months of the season, Seattle Sounders have been quite impressive in recent months. Even though the club has only picked up just one win in the last five matches, the Western Conference has been a tough table this time around with none of the teams showing a lot of dominance.
With recent defeats to Girona and Tottenham Hotspur, it’s rumored that Zinedine Zidane is thinking about offloading a few of his players, with one of those expected to be on his way out being Toni Kroos. For fans who have seen the German in action on voetballivestream.tv, this is very difficult to believe - the impact that the German midfielder has made since arriving back on 2014 has been great, and he was one of the key players in Real Madrid's most recent double in La Liga and the Champions League in 2016/17.
Marcelo, Casemiro and Luka Modric are the other players who are reportedly to be on the sell-out list of Zinedine Zidane, whether or not it’s true is something that remains to be seen. With Real Madrid one of the most watched teams on websites such as livestream.services, any changes will be watched with interest by millions of fans across the globe.
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Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool to Barcelona)
It was purported to be one of the biggest deals of the summer, but Coutinho’s move to Barcelona never materialised before the window shut. The Brazilian tried his best to force through a move to the Catalans, as he was all set to be one of the replacements for Neymar along with Ousmane Dembele.
Coutinho remained at Liverpool, but his future still remains as unclear as ever. Jurgen Klopp protected the player soon after the window shut, with Coutinho reportedly out with an injury but it was evident the player did not have his head at the club. Time has gone on and the attacking midfielder has knuckled down, but Barca remain extremely keen on the player who is a long-term target.