Confirmed Transfers

He Just Led His Team To An MLS Cup. Now He's Being Sold To Santos Laguna In Liga MX

The Portland Timbers’ left-back Jorge Villafana is reportedly on his way to Liga MX club Santos Laguna for a transfer fee of just under $1 million. Villafana was a crucial part of the Timbers defense that led Portland to their first ever MLS Cup title. 

While leading Portland in both appearances and minutes played throughout the course of the campaign, Villafana also chipped in with a goal and four assists from the fullback position. 

One Manchester United Star Wants Chicharito Back

Manchester United have been having problems at striker, with their only three options being possibly-over-the-hill Wayne Rooney, midfielder Marouane Felaini and 18-year-old Anthony Martial. That's why it seemed to many an unwise decision when they sold 27-year-old Mexican striker Chicharito Hernandez to Bayer Leverkusen during the transfer window.

Hernandez has been on fire for Leverkusen, scoring eight goals in his last six games, propmting one prominent Manchester United player, goalkeeper David de Gea, to question the decision to sell Chicharito.

European Strikers Are Dead. Here Is Why.

With the closing of the 2015 summer transfer window, many European clubs found themselves heading into the season with a worrying lack of options at the striker position. It wasn't for lack of trying, it simply seemed as though world-class European strikers were at a bare minimum.  

The classic, predatory center-forward, capable of providing a steady influx of goals in the box while constantly menacing the opposition's center backs, seems to have neared extinction. 

Di Maria Says He Had To Leave Real Madrid "By The Back Door"

He was the man of the match when Real Madrid claimed “La Decima” over arch-rivals Atletico Madrid. With him, Los Merengues won two Copa del Rey titles, one Supercopa de Espana, the 2011-12 La Liga title, and the 2014 UEFA Super Cup. Yet, Argentine international Angel Di Maria said he was forced out of Madrid in order to cover costs.

The NWSL's Newest Team Just Traded For Its Most Marketable Player

According to Sports Illustrated, the newly-formed Orlando Pride have made a move for USWNT and Portland Thorns striker Alex Morgan.

How A New Manager And A 20-Year-Old Talent Has Made Dortmund Great Again.

It is still early in the season, but it is easy to say that Thomas Tuchel is working some magic in Dortmund.

The former Mainz manager arrived at the Signal Iduna Park with the difficult task of filling in the shoes of a legend like Jurgen Klopp. Yet, with an entertaining and involving approach, Tuchel has managed to lead Dortmund to a better start in the Bundesliga than Klopp did in 2011-12 when they were crowned Bundesliga champions.

Where Could Jose Mourinho Go If He Leaves Chelsea?

Chelsea’s abnormally slow start to the Premier League season after winning the league last year has caused some concern among the blue London supporters. Who’s to blame? Can the seven points in six games be placed on any one man’s shoulders? Paris St. Germain seems to think so and by all means, do they have an interesting solution for this English disaster. 

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