No matter which club you support in the English Premier League, there are some players whom you have to like. You just have to because they are such nice lads. Branislav Ivanovic is one of them.

You would very rarely see the Serbia International taking a swipe at some rival player or making a controversial statement about anyone.

He remains away from all that. He very quietly does his job for Chelsea. He doesn’t get praised often enough. He is a defender and defending can be a thankless job sometimes. You get noticed only when you have a bad day.

Landon Donovan may retire at Age of 32

Landon Donovan hanged up his boots a few weeks ago as the American forward decided that he had done enough in his career and at the age of 32, his official retirement was confirmed by the player himself but even though he has already retired it has not stopped him from continuing to receive awards.

The six time MLS Cup Champion Landon Donovan was given the ‘’Lifetime Achievement Award’’ during the inaugural Univision Sports Awards which was aired a few days ago.

The MLS Commissioner Don Garber gave Donovan the trophy.

The biggest transfers of 2014

As we look back at 2014, there have been some huge transfers involving Premier League clubs over the past 12 months and it looks as though the New Year is going to be no different.

From those clubs battling it out for the Premier League title to those sides fighting it out at the bottom of the table, January will be an interesting month in England's top tier.


US soccer star Landon Donovan failed to lift the MLS Supporters' Shield, in what will be his final season in the game, after LA Galaxy suffered a defeat against Seattle Sounders in the final. It would have given him a shot at his second trophy of the season.

Now, Donovan will be focusing his entire effort on lifting the MLS cup. Regarded as one of the best American players to have ever graced the game, Donovan announced that he will be retiring from all forms of football at the end of the season. He has been in and out of the game over the last few years after suffering from burnout.

Enrique has faith in Messi

Lionel Messi is yet to hit the goalscoring form of recent years this season, but coach Luis Enrique says that the Argentine striker will be the best player in the world at every position including defence. Messi contributed in terms of assists to the 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao during the weekend. Barcelona looked in danger of dropping points for the first time this season after failing to find a way past Athletic Bilbao despite having several chances in the match. Neymar finally eased the tension around the Camp Nou by scoring two goals towards the end.