Bayern becomes first Bundesliga club to win nine opening season games, Keep seven point lead over Dortmund

Bayern Munich becomes the first side in the Bundesliga to win nine times in a row, thanks to Muller’s strike in the first half of the game against Werder Bremen.

Incidentally, this was Muller’s ninth strike of the season too as he went past a lacklustre Bremen with a ball from Alcantara. He beat the keeper with his first touch and then put the ball in the net with his second.

Of course, there was controversy as well. With almost 90 percent possession in the first half, they almost obtained a penalty when Lewandowski was caught by the Bremen keeper’s studs.

dentsportIn speaking of what took place, Lewandowski said, “It was a penalty. It’s a pity the referee didn’t give it. It would be a bigger issue if it had been decisive but we won. Three points.”

At the other end, Anthony Ujah missed Bremen’s only chance when he took a shot at goal only to hit it straight at Neuer who isn’t known for making any mistakes.

With this victory, that totals to 999 win in the Bundesliga, Bayern remains at the top of the table with a lead of seven points over Borussia Dortmund.

In summing up their performance, their manager, Guardiola said, “The performance was enough this time but we’ll need more in the coming weeks.”

Also, Schalke beat a 10-man Hertha Berlin to stay in third spot, Darmstadt beat Augsburg to claim ninth spot. Wolfsburg defeated Hoffenheim to take the fourth spot. Bayer Leverkusen drew with Hamburger SV which resulted in the club dropping to ninth place overall.


A Guide to Finding the Right Soccer Shoe

Soccer shoes are essential to the game. If you are new to the sport, here are some tips that will help you select the right pair of cleats for you.

With all of the different soccer equipment options available on the market, there are definitely plenty of decisions that you’re going to have to make. What style of shoe are you looking for? Is there a particular brand that you prefer? What position are you playing? All these factors play a role in the type of shoe that you are going to end up purchasing.

One thing that you have to remember is that purchasing a more expensive shoe won’t make you a better player. An endorsement by a professional FIFA player isn’t enough to dramatically change your game play. It’s important to select the shoe that’s right for your style of play. An ideal pair will help develop and improve your skills through practice and comfort.

There are multiple types of materials used in soccer shoes. Not every shoe is made in the same way. For instance natural leather, such as calf skin, provides a unique feel that some say improve their grip. Another example is synthetic material which has a thinner feel to the shoe.

Companies have been providing soccer players with plenty of options in regards to the design of the shoe. adidas soccer shoes have been a popular choice due to their versatility and different styles available. Each company offers something different and it’s worth checking them all out.

Everybody has their preference in what feels the best for their game. The bulk of playing soccer has to do with comfortably controlling the ball with your feet. It’s important to test out the different possibilities that the market is offering to see what works well for you.

With all of the different positions in the game of soccer, is there a certain shoe for a certain position? With each position controlling a certain sector of the game, the different styles of play dictate the type of shoe to wear. First, take a look at what position that you’d like to play. See what their strengths and roles are and base the shoe off of that. For instance, how much traction does a goalkeeper need versus an explosive forward? What type of durability is needed for a midfielder compared to a defender?

With a variety of shoes being continuously produced and enhanced, the market is always growing. Finding the right shoe may not be as easy because there are so many innovative products out there. By taking the time to research what style of shoe is right for you, the only thing left is to go out there and buy them.
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Bayern Chairman considers Muller to be like Messi, Extremely Valuable to the Club

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the Bayern Munich chairman, has revealed that Muller is like Messi and no amount offered for his skills will convince the club to let him leave.

In speaking with Bild via Goal, Rummenigge said, “Muller will stay at Bayern, regardless of what any club offers. There is no amount that would make us consider an offer. Messi belongs to Barcelona, Rooney belongs to Manchester United and Muller belongs to Bayern. It should stay like that. There might be players out there who have a better technique and who are faster, but there is no second Thomas Muller in this world.”

dentsportIt was clear that Muller was extremely valuable to Bayern and as the chairman puts it represent the Mia San Mia feeling.

Being a part of the World Cup winning squad, Muller was heavily linked to leave for Manchester United but it never materialized because he is an ‘unsellable player’ according to the club.

At the age of 26, Muller has already scored 129 goals in 300 appearances since the year 2000. In addition, he also helped the club win six domestic cups, four Bundesliga titles and a Champions League trophy as well. The Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup has also been won by Bayern, thanks to his efforts.

As for this season, the German has already scored eight goals in the same number of appearances. As a result, this has helped Bayern take the top spot in the Bundesliga table too.


3 Reasons Why England Won The 2015 Ashes

Even if this Ashes series did not have the good for being a classic, it definitely had its unpredictable moments.

After being mauled 5-0 in Australia and in the World Cup as well as the West India, very few England supporters envisaged such a result.

The momentum swung from one side to the other, thanks to the enormous margins of victory that one found it difficult to predict which side would win it.

Here are 3 reasons why England did manage to win:

1: English pitches

After losing to Australia on a slow, lifeless pitch at Lord’s, the Tests at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge were true to English conditions. These juicy pitches played to England’s strength and led to Australia’s demise. Of course, after James Anderson bowled them out in Birmingham, the Aussies never really recovered.

2: Australian selection blunders

The loss of Ryan Harris was a blow to the Aussies. The reason for this is he was one of the most reliable bowlers in England for Australia during the 2013 series. The only (and obvious) replacement for Harris was Peter Siddle who proved so in the final Test. The other blunders was dropping Mitchell Marsh for the Trent Bridge Test and finding themselves a bowler short. It definitely helped England win.

3: Stuart Broad’s bowling spells

Stuart Broad has bowled his best in this series. Not only did he bowl a perfect line and length, he also bowled a memorable spell at Trent Bridge to keep the urn. Apart from this, his batting has also improved memorably. It shows that he has worked at it and enjoys batting at the crease too. Without a doubt, there will be more run from Broad in the future for England.


Do’s and Don’ts When Buying Soccer Shoes

Written by Soccer Garage

Selecting the right soccer cleats can be daunting. There is a large variety of soccer shoes in the market. Make a few wrong assumptions and you might end up with the wrong pair for you. Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts:


Buy shoes according to the surface you play on. Find out the surfaces you will be playing on throughout the season and then buy accordingly. Sometimes you might need multiple pairs for multiple conditions.

Make your selection according to the position you play. Strikers will always need different shoes. This will also vary according to your pay style.

Always buy shoes that fit perfectly, not slightly loose nor slightly tight. Go during the time of day you will end up playing when buying your shoes.

Try to find shoes appropriate to the shape of your feet. This can be tricky because if you have a slightly different foot shape you might need to find custom shoes.


Never buy a pair of soccer shoes, just because your favorite player just bought them. Always stick to what is best for you. The same applies to your soccer uniform.

Do not limit yourself to buying from a physical store, try a search online and find the best deal. Sometimes you can try on a shoe in a physical store and get it cheaper online.

Do not prefer economy over quality. A lot of the time cheaper does not mean better. This is one of those instances. Stick to brands like Adidas soccer shoes.

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Neymar talks about Ballon D’Or Chances, Playing against Messi in World Cup Qualifier

Brazilian star Neymar is not trying to outdo Messi when it comes to football’s top prize – the Ballon D’Or.

In speaking with Marca, Neymar was quoted, saying “Messi is a star. Playing against him is not good; it’s bad. It’s going to be a tough game.”

But what is clear is that the former Santos star was able to make an excellent impression last season as FC Barcelona won their second treble. It’s been such good going that his name might be included in the 2015 Ballon D’Or list.

However, beating Lionel Messi might be a tall order since he has been in sublime form. Yet the youngster is only interested in playing his own game rather than competing with the world’s best.

Only after a successful season, Neymar and Brazil are set to meet Argentina and his Barca teammate for a World Cup qualifier.

He admits that it will take a lot to keep Messi down, in saying, “Messi is a star. Playing against him is not good; it’s bad. It’s going to be a tough game.”

As for his contribution to Barca’s campaign last season, he netted 22 goals and which is the most that he managed to do so in his career as a football player.

Of course, his goal against Paris Saint Germain in the Champion League has been nominated as a contender for the UEFA Goal of the Season prize.

People are expecting his name to feature with Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi for the top honor in football even his chances to win the Ballon D’Or are admittedly slim.


What You Need for Your First Soccer Match

By Soccer Garage

There are countless ways to get in shape these days. Many people don’t succeed at their fitness goals because they neglect to consider all their options and pick the one that will work best for them. It shouldn’t be about what will cut the most calories in the least amount of time; it’s about what you’ll stick to year after year.

For this reason, you may have found soccer. A lot of adults begin playing soccer as a way to stay in great shape because it’s so much fun to play. Of course, it’s also a great way to lose weight, keep it off and build muscle.

If you’re new to the sport, you may not know much about the soccer apparel you’ll need to play your first game. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy. All you need is a shirt and shorts, plus a good pair of cleats. Then, invest in a solid pair of shin guards and you’re done.

A lot of people go the extra mile and get a soccer warm up. If you play in cooler weather, this investment may pay off on days when the temp is a bit low. Plus, there’s no denying that they usually look really cool too.


Whether you’re in the market for soccer clothes or just about anything else for the pitch, Soccer Garage has you covered. Even if your playing days are behind you and you just want to cheer, this website has you covered.


Liverpool signs Roberto Firmino, Also Interested in Sevilla Striker Carlos Bacca

Liverpool have signed Roberto Firmino for an estimated 29 million pounds from Hoffenheim. He will undergo a medical once his commitment with Brazil finishes this month.

The 23-year old Brazilian international has agreed to a full-time contract. During his four-and-a-half year tenure at Hoffenheim, Firmino scored 47 goals in 151 appearances. Also, he scored four goals with nine international caps. This includes the winning goal against Venezuela at the Copa America.

This is Liverpool’s second-largest transfer after they signed Andy Carroll for 35 million pounds. The club has paid an initial 25 million pounds and 4 million pounds in extra fees.

Also, the club has also taken steps to smooth over the third-party ownership issues. This will ensure that Firmino will move to England without any issues. This signing proves just how serious the Fenway Sports Group is about their campaign. That said, Raheem Sterling’s future at the club remains uncertain.

Firmino will operate as a striker up front. But he has the ability to both score and create opportunities. This makes him an ideal No. 10 for Liverpool. Besides, he has shown willingness to track back and defend too. This will please Brendan Rodgers. Mario Balotelli, signed for 16 million pounds, failed to do last season.

Finally, this is Liverpool’s fifth signing during this transfer window. This list includes Joe Gomez, Danny Ings, James Milner and Adam Bogdan.

The Merseyside club is also one of the two clubs wanting to sign Carlos Bacca. He plays as a striker with Europa League winners, Sevilla.


Messi wins AS’ La Liga Player of the Season award, Ronaldo finishes second with 48 goals

Barca forward Messi has beaten Madrid winger Ronaldo to win the AS’ La Liga Player of the Season award.

The results of the poll showed that Messi stood at 55.87 percent while Ronaldo finished second at 35.37 percent.

Not only was the Argentinian instrumental in helping Barca win the La Liga title but topped the list of assists – 18 in all – for the 2014-15 season. Ronaldo, on the other hand, created 16 goal scoring opportunities for Real Madrid leaving him just two short of Messi when it comes to assists.

That said, having scored 43 La Liga goals wasn’t enough to beat Ronaldo who finished the season with a personal best of 61 goals in all competitions out of which 48 of them were against La Liga clubs.

James Rodriguez, who scored 13 goals and made 13 assists for Real Madrid this season, finished in third spot by receiving 5.89 percent of the votes.

While Ronaldo finished the season with a hat trick over Getafe, beating Messi tally by 5 goals, they were not able to challenge Barca for the title, who were already 4 points ahead in the title race with two games in hand. As for the Champions League, both Ronaldo and Messi are joint top scorers with the latter now having the chance of surging ahead in the finals against Juventus.

Antoine Griezmann and Neymar, belonging to Atletico Madrid and Barca respectively, finished fourth and fifth place in the poll by winning 1.7 and 1.17 percent of the votes.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - July 5, 2013: The US Men's National team defeated the National team of Guatemala 6-0 during an International friendly match prior to the 2013 Gold Cup at Qualcomm stadium.

Yanks to Face Guatemala Ahead of 2015 Gold Cup

The last time that the U.S national men’s team had challenged Guatemala was during the final prep match right before the 2013 Gold Cup. The Yanks had led the contest by a score of 6-0 and had continued on their streak by winning the tournament.

Now in 2015, the Yanks would be facing Los Chapines on the 3rd of July in Nashville at the LP Field. This news was announced by U.S Soccer this afternoon. The grand favorite for the Group A are the Americans. Other teams featured during the contest would be Honduras, Panama and Haiti. Group C teams present would be Cuba, Mexico and Trinidad.

Jurgen Klinsmann, the U.S. national head coach had stated that he is absolutely thrilled that his side would be having the opportunity to have Guatemala as opponent before the Gold Cup. He also added that the team is quite similar to the club’s regular opponents in the Group A and as such would constitute of a good preparation. The objective of the Yanks would be to win the tournament as the first step. The coach further added that the Nashville team had always yielded great national teams and they are looking forward to a huge crowd at the LP Field.

Four days following the match against Guatemala, the U.S. team would be opening the Gold Cup by playing against Honduras at the Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The final of the Gold Cup would be held on the 26th of July in Philadelphia.