Thierry Henry sends a message to announce he is leaving the New York Red Bulls.
World-Cup bound Portugal dished out a 5-1 drubbing to a weakened Irish team in New York as Martin O’Neill suffered his heaviest defeat. Cristiano Ronaldo’s side were too much for a defence in disarray, missing first choice regulars with James McClean pulling one back to sign off Ireland’s end-of-season tour. Portugal, ranked fourth in the world, move on to Brazil.
Xavi’s second-half appearance in Barcelona’s Copa del Rey win over Getafe marked his 700th appearance for the club amid rumours he is on his way to MLS following the World Cup.
Copa 90 looks at Soccer in the city. With spots from former New York Cosmos goalkeeper Shep Messing and journalist Gabriele Marcotti the video explores the grass roots and history of the gane in the Big Apple
Ireland put in a battling display against Spain at New York’s Yankee Stadium early this morning. A depleted Irish side held the world champions scoreless until the 68th minute and had a goal from Sean St Ledger ruled out for offside before Juan Mata made it 2-0 in the dying minutes.
Jeff Hendrick earns his first start for Ireland as Trapattoni names his side to take on Spain in New York. Seamus Coleman starts on the right wing while Sammon partners Keane in attack.
While Irish fans try to wipe the mauling by Spain from their memories, Tuesday’s opponents in New York still talk about the support of the Green Army in Gdansk. La Liga football writer and editor of Madrid Atléticos, Garreth Nunn gives us the view from the other side ahead of the Republic’s final match of the season against the world and European champions.
A depleted Irish squad heads for New York to take on world and European champions Spain, almost a year on since the heavy defeat in Gdansk. Dave O’Grady, host of the YBIG Football Show, looks ahead to the clash and considers who might feature for a new-look Ireland.
“The FAI have committed to playing Spain in New York and we must go. It’s about respect, and respect for the Irish people who want to see these players. They’re paying for tickets but not to see the second team”
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