The fans must continue to stay away but as Irish football returns this weekend, Ryan Kilbane previews the comings and going at each top flight club.
Robbie Keane began the new MLS season as he finished the last by hitting the back of the net. Keano hit the ground running scoring in a 4-0 win over Chicago Fire in the season opener at the Home Depot Center,
Bohemian’s excellent poster advertising the new Airtricity League season, their new-look website and social media details.
Robbie Keane has been named the new captain of LA Galaxy as previous skipper Landon Donovan continues his self-imposed exile. Proof of Keano’s increase in profile also came as he was pictured at another NBA game this week, and this time they knew exactly who he was.
Supporters of Derry City have recently started a new fans group going under the name ‘Red Partisans’. With links to Derry Anti-Fascist-Action, the group seeks to improve the atmosphere at matches whilst injecting a strong rejection of racism and the far right into the terraces. James Wright from football is radical caught up with one of their members, doherty-c, to discuss the formation of the group.
Paris Saint Germain have revealed the design of their new crest which will be officially launched at the beginning of next season. The French giant, under President Nasser Al-Khelaif, continues to reposition itself among football’s major players with the signing of ‘Brand Beckham’ and now the launch of a new logo the latest steps in maximising global exposure.
Robbie Keane continued his hot streak in an LA Galaxy shirt with a super finish in his side’s 6-2 pre-season win over Club Tijuana at the Home Depot Center.
Robbie Keane’s days as a 90-minute man for Ireland look numbered while Ciaran Clark’s excellent display last week raises questions over Darren O’Dea’s future involvement. Their footballing fortunes now look likely to be focused on the American domestic season. US soccer observer and Chicago Fire columnist Stephen Piggot takes a look at the performances of MLS’ Irish contingent of Keane, O’Dea, and Andy O’Brien, reviewing last season’s exploits and looking ahead to the new campaign.
It’s bad enough having to suffer defeat in the Sao Paulo championship but superstar Neymar’s not happy about having to to work while all of Brazil throws a party.
It is one of Ireland’s most famous footballing nurseries producing some of the country’s greatest internationals such as Johnny Carey, Liam Whelan, Liam Brady, Ronnie Whelan, and Richard Dunne. Now Dublin’s Home Farm FC is the focus of Premier Ambitions, a behind-the-scenes documentary series airing on Setanta Sports.