English Premier League
11 points with 11 Prem rounds to go - ESPN FC
Like La Liga and the Bundesliga, the battle to win the Premier League appears to over by the end of February. But with Champions League qualification and the relegation places still to be decided, plenty of questions remain. Here are 11 of them, one for each remaining Premier League round.
Premier League Fantasy Gameweek 28 Preview | Never Captain Nicky Butt
Chelsea brushed Middlesbrough aside while Everton took care of Oldham at home, but our focus now returns to the league, and specifically, Tottenham and Arsenal battling it out for a potential Champions League spot in London. Let’s do it.
We Went There: Tottenham vs. West Ham - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Gareth Bale. I can't remember the last time I saw so many grown men terrified of one human being.
Gouffran: Yanga-Mbiwa will help Newcastle cope with Coloccini absence - Goal.com
Newcastle attacker Yoan Gouffran is confident that Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa can fill the void left by Fabricio Coloccini should the Argentine fail to start against Swansea.
#thfc AVB says Defoe has trained with the team for last two days and will do so again tomorrow, so he's in contention to face Arsenal.— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) March 1, 2013
Fellaini has a chance but Tim Howard took a knock and needs assessing. Anichebe also needs checking— Official Everton (@Everton) March 1, 2013
Roberto Mancini says Gareth Barry should be fit to play Aston Villa on Monday but 'it's difficult' for Vincent Kompany to return.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) March 1, 2013
HR: "Bobby is struggling. He won't be available as he has done his ankle. There's no way he can play."— QPR FC (@OfficialQPR) March 1, 2013
BREAKING: Robin van Persie fit to face Norwich after recovering from bruised hip. Sir Alex: "He has trained this week. He is available."— Gemma Thompson (@gem7thompson) March 1, 2013
Darren Bent struggling with a foot injury ahead of Man City game. Shay Given and Chris Herd are back. Ron Vlaar set to train today. #AVFC— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) March 1, 2013
Major League Soccer
MLS suspends DC United's Dwayne De Rosario for two matches, will miss season opener | MLSsoccer.com
De Rosario will miss Saturday's match in Houston, and will also sit out when D.C.'s home opener against Real Salt Lake on March 9.
MLS 2013 season preview roundtable: The long, cold offseason is over - SBNation.com
A long, cold (literally, you August-May calendar crazies, you) offseason is over and it is time for the 2013 MLS season.
Timbers sign forward Frederic Piquionne | Portland Timbers
The Portland Timbers today announced that the club has signed forward Frederic Piquionne to a one-year contract. He will be added to the roster pending the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and a P-1 visa. Per league and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Borchers, Morales, Wingert all out for Real Salt Lake season opener | MLSsoccer.com
Steve Zakuani: ready to put both feet toward - ESPN FC
Zakuani is the one guy who has been there and done it before. If he can recapture the momentum he built going into the 2011 season -- if he can threaten double-digit goals -- Seattle's main problem is solved.
Chris Wondolowski remains major surprise in USA, Klinsmann era - MLS News | FOX Sports on MSN
Chris Wondolowski remains Major League Soccers biggest surprise. When will Jurgen Klinsmann, USA take notice?
SBI MLS Season Preview: The Breakout Best XI | Soccer By Ives
Several young players are poised to take on important roles for their MLS teams in 2013. SBI takes a look at the players we consider best bets to be the breakout players to watch this season.