Premier League expands in Latin America | MLS News | Tribal Football

The Premier League has continued its recent spate of international broadcast agreements by finalising a deal with Grupo Televisa in Latin America, reports SportsPro. The Premier League has continued its recent spate of international broadcast agreements by finalising a deal with Grupo Televisa in Latin America, reports SportsPro.The deal includes two of Grupo Televisa’s platforms, DirecTV and Sky Mexico, and covers all Latin American territories except Brazil, where a deal with Fox and ESPN has already been announced.DirecTV PanAmericana will have the South American rights to all 380 Premier League games per season for the 2013/14 to 2015/16 cycle, while Sky Mexico will have the same rights in Mexico, Central America and the Domincan Republic. The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

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Former whizkid Adu targeting European return | MLS News | Tribal Football

Freddy Adu says he is ready to now cast off the ‘wonderkid’ tag and become a top quality footballer. Freddy Adu says he is ready to now cast off the ‘wonderkid’ tag and become a top quality footballer.The 23-year old Philadelphia Union attacker became US soccer’s next big thing when he exploded onto the MLS scene with DC United as a teenager back in 2004 but his career has never really lived up to lofty expectations with a few failed stints in Europe.However, the former Benfica, Monaco and Caykur Rizespor man is determined to shake off the tag of being a star youngster and become a quality player in a European league.”I don’t want people to remember me just as being a 14-year-old wonderkid,” Adu told the BBC.”I was still very small and skinny. But as far as football goes, I felt ready, and mentally, I felt ready.”By 23, right now, I would have loved to be playing in a top league in Europe, but it didn’t work out that way. Now I’m looking at 25. It’s pushed back a couple of years, but not much… Hopefully I’ll do better next year, and then go from there.” The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

Ex-Tottenham striker Keane urges LA Galaxy to show character | MLS News | Tribal Football

Robbie Keane says it is time for reigning MLS champions LA Galaxy to stand up and defend their title. Robbie Keane says it is time for reigning MLS champions LA Galaxy to stand up and defend their title.The Galaxy were beaten 1-0 by San Jose Earthquakes in their opening Western Conference semi-final on Sunday night and now they need to overturn that deficit in the return leg on Wednesday.Keane believes the team now needs to show plenty of character if they are to keep their title hopes alive following Victor Bernardez’s injury-time winner at The Home Depot Center.“It’s up to us to show some character,” Keane said. “We’ve done it before, and we can certainly do it again.“We know we can score goals against anybody, so we know if we defend as a team and get our chances, I’m sure we’ll certainly get a few chances and hopefully score.” The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

Toronto’s Frei puts Europe on the backburner | MLS News | Tribal Football

Toronto FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei will not be heading to Europe for a training stint this winter. Toronto FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei will not be heading to Europe for a training stint this winter.The 26-year old Swiss gloveman spent time with Liverpool last offseason and was set to again train with some European clubs but has decided to remain in Canada as he continues to recover from a broken leg.”I was going to go to Europe and train with some teams, but we’re going to put that on the back-burner,” Frei said.”It was just going to put more pressure [on the ankle] and it doesn’t make too much sense to do it.”My goal is to be ready 100 percent for the preseason, which I’ve got lots of time for that. I’m expecting to be at 100 percent in a couple weeks … it doesn’t make much sense to put more pressure on it and go over to Europe, where I want to look good.” The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

Odemwingie prepared to leave West Brom for Africa Nations Cup | Premiership News | Tribal Football

West Bromwich Albion could be without Peter Odemwingie for up to five weeks of Premier League action – after the Nigeria striker reaffirmed his commitment to the national side, reports the Birmingham Mail. West Bromwich Albion could be without Peter Odemwingie for up to five weeks of Premier League action – after the Nigeria striker reaffirmed his commitment to the national side, reports the Birmingham Mail.The African Nations Cup tournament is held in South Africa between January 19 and February 10.Should Odemwingie be selected and if Nigeria reach the semi-finals (the losers would still be required to contest a third-place play-off), Odemwingie would effectively miss five Premier League fixtures.The 31 year old told KickOffNigeria.com: “If the coach decides to call me, I am still available to play for my country. When I decide that I want to stop playing, I will come out and say so myself.”I spoke with Keshi and I told him about my unhappiness with certain things in the national team, including the fact that as a player who has served his country with full commitment for over 10 years, I got into trouble for asking to be excused from a friendly game when I had an injury.”And I pointed out to him that it appeared the same trend was continuing under him during the game in Rwanda because of the way I was treated.”So since I didn’t want to be seen to be destabilising the national team, I decided to stay away.”But he explained to me that the entire team played badly and if he had his way, he would have subbed out everyone. That it was nothing personal.”We agreed that it was a communication issue and we would continue to talk, and that was it.”I did not say I won’t play for the national team. I am 31 now, it will be hard to play every game, but I had an open and honest discussion with the coach and I will be available when they call.” Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on West Bromwich Albion

Leeds concern as defender Lees temporarily blinded | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Leeds United defender Tom Lees was temporarily blinded in one eye in an incident in Friday’s Championship draw at Brighton. Leeds United defender Tom Lees was temporarily blinded in one eye in an incident in Friday’s Championship draw at Brighton.The 21-year-old, who suffered the injury in the first half of the match at the Amex, is a doubt for Tuesday’s trip to Burnley.Boss Neil Warnock said: “Tom got a nasty finger in his face. He couldn’t see out of one eye and it blinded him for a bit.”He went to hospital and it’s a worry for us.” The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.com nation on Facebook today: Facebook.com/tribalfootball

Owner will not throw money at QPR’s problems | Premiership News | Tribal Football

QPR owner Tony Fernandes will not be actively joining the January transfer window despite his team still seeking their first win of the season. QPR owner Tony Fernandes will not be actively joining the January transfer window despite his team still seeking their first win of the season.He told Sky Sports: “I think we’ve got a good enough squad. We’ve made a lot of changes and brought in a lot of players over the last three transfer windows.”We may trade a little bit like other clubs but just like the manager needs stability, so the players need stability. They need to play with each other and get to know each other better.”There may be one or two (signings) but it will be like a traditional club – a little bit of business rather than a massive amount of business like we’ve done in the past.”We were a rebuilding club but I think we’ve done that now. I’ve done whatever I can to put QPR in the right place and it’s now down to the manager and the players to perform. I’m sure they will.” Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on QPR