Bernardez attempting to lure two Hondurans to San Jose Earthquakes | MLS News | Tribal Football

Victor Bernardez has been asked to recruit two fellow Hondurans to MLS Supporters’ Shield winners San Jose Earthquakes. Victor Bernardez has been asked to recruit two fellow Hondurans to MLS Supporters’ Shield winners San Jose Earthquakes.The 30-year old centre-half told diez.hn that the Quakes hierarchy are keen to bring in a couple more Hondurans but he failed to reveal the pairs names.”I played in the national team with them,” Bernardez said.”The important thing is that they are good people. That’s what the president of San Jose wants: harmony in the dressing room.”I’m proud because managers are becoming interested in the quality of Honduran footballer.”The likes of Wilmer Crisanto, Johnny Leveron, Jose David Velasquez and Alex Lopez are all being linked with offseason moves to the MLS. The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

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Chelsea boss Benitez full of praise for matchwinner Mata | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez heaped praise on matchwinner Juan Mata after victory over Norwich City. Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez heaped praise on matchwinner Juan Mata after victory over Norwich City.The win moves the Blues to within four points of Manchester City in the Premier League table and Benitez was full of praise for his compatriot.”He is playing really well,” he said.”Even without the ball he is working hard but when we are in possession he is making the difference, I always say the same; if the team are playing well these players can make the difference.”I think the Premier League has a lot of good players and Mata is one of the best for sure – he can be even better.”Mata is a player who is dangerous – inside the box and outside the box, we are really pleased with him.”The team has won three games in a row since Japan…against Man United and Arsenal they (Norwich) have won so we knew it could be tough, I’m pleased for the team and pleased for Juan.”

Redknapp pleased with QPR effort in defeat | Premiership News | Tribal Football

QPR boss Harry Redknapp had no complaints about his players after defeat to West Bromwich Albion. QPR boss Harry Redknapp had no complaints about his players after defeat to West Bromwich Albion.Defeat drops Rangers back to the foot of the table but Redknapp wants his side to keep fighting with Liverpool the next visitors to Loftus Road on Sunday.“They gave everything again today, I couldn’t have asked for more effort,” Redknapp said.“We’ve just got to keep going, there’s nothing else you can do.”

Schalke’s Metzelder toying with MLS move | MLS News | Tribal Football

Christoph Metzelder has indicated that the prospect of playing MLS is a very interesting one. Christoph Metzelder has indicated that the prospect of playing MLS is a very interesting one.The Schalke defender suggests he will not be given a new contract for next season and is pondering the possibility of making the move to North America’s top flight.“I will definitely leave Schalke, which I do not believe that the club would renew the contract,” the 32-year old centre-back told Reviersport.”(MLS is) very, very interesting, also, to take a personal experience.”Metzelder, who spent about seven years at Borussia Dortmund up until 2007, joined Schalke from Real Madrid in 2010. He has made 47 appearances for the German national team. The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

Fulham boss Jol confirms Sinat Bolat at Craven Cottage | Transfers | Tribal Football

Fulham boss Martin Jol admits they’re yet to decide whether to sign permanently Standard Liege goalkeeper Sinat Bolat. Fulham boss Martin Jol admits they’re yet to decide whether to sign permanently Standard Liege goalkeeper Sinat Bolat.Bolat could well be the first new addition after finishing up his rehabilitation from a cruciate ligament injury at Fulham.”He will have a free transfer in the summer,” Jol said. “We wanted to take him last summer but he had this injury.”He wanted to do his rehab with us, his club gave him permission to do that and he is fit now. Now it is a decision to take him or to leave it in January.”

Roma ace De Rossi keen on future MLS move | MLS News | Tribal Football

AS Roma star Daniele De Rossi has played down the possibility of leaving the club anytime soon but did admit he was interested in eventually moving to the MLS. AS Roma star Daniele De Rossi has played down the possibility of leaving the club anytime soon but did admit he was interested in eventually moving to the MLS.The 29-year old Italy international has been heavily linked with the likes of Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid in recent times but he insists he is happy at Roma.However, if the chance of a future move to the USA ever came up, De Rossi has indicated that he would jump at it.”I was born in Rome and it is the normal thing for me to play for AS Roma,” he told the New York Times.”I’ve never wanted to wear another jersey: I love this city, I love this club, everything I love is here.”Me at Manchester City? (Roma president) James Pallotta said I’m not on the market. I have heard rumors about City, PSG and Real Madrid, but I never seriously thought about leaving.”If any club wants me for real, they will talk with my agent. But I am 29, and leaving Roma would be a tragedy for me.”In the future I would like to have an experience in the United States.” The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

QPR boss Redknapp cools link for LA Galaxy striker Keane | Transfers | Tribal Football

QPR won’t be competing for LA Galaxy striker Robbie Keane.Rs boss Harry Redknapp has played down the possibility of bringing the Irishman to W12. QPR won’t be competing for LA Galaxy striker Robbie Keane.Rs boss Harry Redknapp has played down the possibility of bringing the Irishman to W12.“I’ve not made any enquiries for Robbie,” he said.“That would only be a two-month job that’s the trouble. It’s such a short-term thing and then he would go back.”

Leicester boss Pearson coy over plans for West Brom striker Wood | Transfers | Tribal Football

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is coy over interest in West Bromwich Albion striker Chris Wood. Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is coy over interest in West Bromwich Albion striker Chris Wood.The New Zealand striker has been prolific while on loan at npower Championship rivals Millwall this term and, while Pearson admits he is ready to do business next month, he would not confirm Wood was on his wish-list.”As always I don’t join in with the speculation until any business is done,” he said.”If the right players are available and we can do it then yes (we will do business). I’m not going to bring players in for the sake of it.”We’ve got players who are capable of scoring goals at the club. At the moment we’ve not been taking our chances.”We’ve created quite a few chances in the past few games and not taken them.”If the right players are available and we can do the deals then maybe we’ll do them.”Clearly we would like to be scoring. Sometimes you have to go through spells like that. If the players keep working hard we’ll come through that.”

Spurs boss AVB delighted with new Friedel deal | Transfers | Tribal Football

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is pleased with Brad Friedel’s new contract. Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is pleased with Brad Friedel’s new contract.The veteran American keeper put pen to paper yesterday on a contract that extends his stay at White Hart Lane until at least the end of next season.Friedel, 41, wrote on Twitter: “Very happy about the new contract! As I have always said I’m very happy here and will help Spurs in any role!!”The ex-Aston Villa No 1 agreed to stay despite losing his place to £8million deadline-day signing Hugo Lloris recently. Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas said: “Brad has been such an important player.“It gives me the ability at any time to throw a different keeper into the game.”

Forest sensationally sack O'Driscoll | Transfers | Tribal Football

Nottingham Forest have sacked manager Sean O’Driscoll barely hours after victory over Leeds United. Nottingham Forest have sacked manager Sean O’Driscoll barely hours after victory over Leeds United.Forest’s resounding win left the club in eighth place, just one point adrift of the npower Championship play-off places.Reds chairman Al Hasawi told club’s official website: “The timing of our decision may look a little odd after the win over Leeds but sometimes you need to make changes with the long-term future in mind.”Sometimes those changes need to be made from a position of strength rather than weakness and that is what we are trying to do.”We are looking to bring in an ambitious manager with Premier League experience.”Al Hasawi admitted the decision was tough on O’Driscoll.He said: “We cannot speak highly enough of Sean as a man.”He was appointed at an extremely difficult time for the club and can count himself unlucky to have lost his job with the team just one point away from the top six.”But we have a responsibility to look to the future for this great club because we have huge ambitions for it.”We knew when we bought the club in the summer that it would take time for the players we bought in to settle but that process has taken longer than we anticipated.”We feel we have developed a really strong squad of players but are still searching for consistency in terms of team performance, underlined by the fact that we have not won more than two games in succession in the Championship this season.”And with the January transfer window approaching, we feel it’s the right time to make a change.”