Leeds United continued its preseason tour this week with a trip down under to face the Brisbane Roar. Former Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Brenden Aaronson was named as a starter and almost kicked off his debut in spectacular fashion.
Aaronson put the ball in the back of the net just ~10 seconds into his Leeds debut, but was (rightly) ruled offsidepic.twitter.com/Su5vVgMash
Defending European champion the Netherlands avoided a disastrous draw with Portugal on Wednesday after throwing away a two-goal lead thanks to an exceptional 20-yard strike from Daniëlle van de Donk that proved the match-winner, 3-2.
The big news out of Barcelona on Wednesday was confirmation of Raphinha's $58.5 million transfer from Leeds United, but the team also opened its preseason campaign 60 miles north of home against fourth-tier side UE Olot at the club's modest Estadi Municipal in Catalonia.
Wayne Rooney said taking over as head coach of DC United was not a "backward step" after the Major League Soccer club confirmed the former Manchester United and England forward's appointment on Tuesday.
At present, the European football transfer revolving door is in full swing. Players are looking for new clubs and clubs are looking for new players with massive transfer fees flowing in the opposite direction. With many new confirmed transfers emerging in recent days, it seems that a move for Champions League winner Christian Pulisic could be on the cards.
After conceding in the first minute of its opener against Finland last week, Spain knew it couldn’t afford a similar slipup in its second match against Germany on Tuesday. And yet, it happened again thanks to an awful howler in the third minute.
An errant attempt from Spain keeper Sandra Paños to play out of the back resulted in a gift of a goal for Germany in a 2-0 win for Die Nationalelf on Tuesday in London. In a tale of two keepers, Spain’s Paños had a night to forget while Germany’s Merle Frohms was unbeatable.
Liverpool unveiled its 2022-23 away kit Tuesday and promptly handed it a debut in a preseason friendly against Manchester United at Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok. The thing might be cursed after Jürgen Klopp's side fell 4-0 to Erik ten Hag and The Revolution, but we should still celebrate a kit that celebrates nights of sweat dripping from the ceiling.
Preseason friendlies are well and truly underway, and certainly, at face value, the contest between Manchester United and Liverpool stuck out among the best of the summer.
The two Premier League sides traveled to the Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, where United and Liverpool debuted their new home and away jerseys, respectively. While it may seem like just another pointless preseason game, the importance of getting off to a strong start and establishing a clear style of play cannot be understated, especially for Manchester United.
Video has emerged from Tottenham’s preseason training session in South Korea of players struggling massively with Antonio Conte’s fitness regiment.
Spurs arrived in Seoul ahead of their pair of preseason games and hosted an open training session in front of 6,000 fans. What these spectators witnessed was surprising, to say the least.