Major Link Soccer: Mata to Manchester United

Angel Martinez

Juan Mata's move to Old Trafford could turn United's season around, but Arsène Wenger isn't thrilled with the transfer.

Seattle

Nachrichten (German): Michael Gspurning is pulling for the Seahawks and his friend Steven Hauschka to win the Super Bowl:

Soccer By Ives: Sounders draft pick Fabio Pereira is reportedly in the process of getting his green card.

Sounders FC: North Carolina freshman and Sounders HGP prospect Jalen Markey is pleased with his recent experience with the U20 national team.

Seattle Times: Numbers have been assigned 10 players, including new numbers for Marcus Hahnemann and Dylan Remick.

Goal: DeAndre Yedlin told Goal Brazil that he is inspired by the play of Dani Alves and that he hopes to play in the World Cup this year.

MLS

Indy Week: Duke defender Sebastien Ibeagha has passed on MLS opportunities to try his luck in Europe.

MLS: Giuseppe Gentile and Christiano Francois signed contracts with MLS and their teams will be determined via the waiver draft.

MLS: Marco Pappa confirmed on Twitter that he is returning to MLS.

Chivas USA

Chivas USA: Defender Andrew Ribeiro has signed with Chivas USA after 3 months with the U23's.

DC United

Black and Red United: Fabian Espindola has signed a contract with DC United, according to rumors from Argentina

FC Dallas

Pro Soccer Talk: The Oscar Pareja era will begin with a more efficient way of making decisions regarding the team.

MLS: Pareja plans to bring his 4-3-3 system to FC Dallas this season.

LA Galaxy

LAG Confidential: The LA Galaxy will field its own USL Pro team this year and is scheduled to play its first game in March.

New York Red Bulls

MLS: New York signed 29 year-old Spanish central defender Armando Lozano on a free transfer.

Philadelphia Union

MLS: Union president Nick Sakiewicz is reportedly in England to finalize Maurice Edu's move to Philadelphia.

Portland Timbers

Stumptown Footy: Portland Timbers midfielder Brad Ring is leaving the team to play for NASL expansion side Indy Eleven.

Stumptown Footy: Portland will affiliate with USL Pro side Sacramento Republic, but it will have to share the affiliation with the San Jose Earthquakes.

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake: RSL has created a Snapchat account, through which it plans to provide photos and videos from players and coaches.

Toronto FC

Waking the Red: Toronto FC announced its new partnership with USL Pro club Wilmington Hammerheads.

Waking the Red: TFC is looking at taking an offseason friendly tour of Asia within the next two years.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Soccer By Ives: The Whitecaps announced a partnership with USL Pro club Charleston Battery yesterday.

NASL/USL Pro

Atlanta Silverbacks: The NASL combine will take place this weekend at the campus of the University of California, Irvine.

USL Pro: The USL Pro combine at the IMG Academy in Florida began yesterday with a training session for goalkeepers.

US Soccer

MLS: Americans Jose Torres, Jonathan Bornstein and Sonny Guadarrama were all involved in Copa MX action on Wednesday.

US Soccer on YouTube: US Soccer introduces fans to São Paulo FC's Barra Fund training facility, which will be the USMNT's home away from home at the 2014 World Cup.

Sports Illustrated: Landon Donovan feels that the USMNT's experience gives the team a good chance of getting out of the group this summer.

Washington Post: The World Cup Qualifier in Seattle vs. Panama helped fuel a strong financial year for US Soccer.

Brazil

FIFA: Brazilian recording artist Claudia Leitte will perform the official song of the 2014 World Cup, along with Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez.

Canada

Waking the Red: The Canadian Soccer Association detailed its strategy for the next four years, which includes bidding for the 2026 World Cup.

England

Arsenal

The Guardian: Arsène Wenger thinks the Juan Mata transfer is unfair because Chelsea and Man United have already faced each other twice this season.

Chelsea

We Ain't Got No History: Even with the transfer of Mata, Chelsea moving for Mohamad Salah may not have been necessary.

Manchester City

Bitter and Blue: Roberto Mancini says he is happy for Man City's success because he built it.

Manchester United

We Ain't Got No History: Mata's transfer to Manchester United is expected to be announced today.

The Guardian: United fans will be hoping that Mata is as effective for their team as Mesut Özil has been for Arsenal.

The Guardian: After Manchester United was eliminated from the League Cup, a drunken fan called emergency services and demanded to speak to retired manager Alex Ferguson.

France

Four Four Two: Falcao is hoping to recover from his torn ACL in time to play in the World Cup this summer.

Germany

BBC: Is the dominance of the Bundesliga by Bayern Munich making the league boring?

Bavarian Football Works: TuneIN will provide free live Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga radio broadcast coverage globally, including 2 games in English each week.

Italy

Football Italia: Paul Pogba's value continues to rise, with PSG set to offer a $96 million transfer fee to Juventus.

Spain

Sports Illustrated: Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has resigned amid a lawsuit over the deal that brought Neymar to the club.

Four Four Two: Rosell's replacement, Josep Maria Bartomeu vowed to fight the accusations made in the lawsuit.

TV Listings

Friday
Ligue 1 11:30 AM Lille vs. Rennes beIN Sports USA, Univision Deportes
Bundesliga 11:30 AM Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Bayern Munich Gol TV USA
FA Cup 11:45 AM Arsenal vs. Coventry City Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes
La Liga 12:00 PM Celta de Vigo vs. Real Betis beIN Sport en Español
Colombia Primera A 5:00 PM Santa Fe vs. Itagüí Ditaires TV Colombia
Liga MX 5:30 PM Querétaro vs. Santos Laguna Azteca America, ESPN Deportes
Ascenso MX 6:30 PM Universidad Guadalajara vs. Cruz Azul Hidalgo Gol TV USA
Liga MX 7:30 PM Tijuana vs. Morelia Azteca America, ESPN Deportes
Saturday
FA Cup 4:45 AM AFC Bournemouth vs. Liverpool Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes
Bundesliga 6:30 AM Freiburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen Gol TV USA
FA Cup 7:00 AM Bolton Wanderers vs. Cardiff City Fox Sports 2
FA Cup 7:00 AM Sunderland vs. Kidderminster Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes
La Liga 7:00 AM Real Madrid vs. Granada beIN Sports USA, beIN Sports en Español
Ligue 1 8:00 AM Guingamp vs. PSG Univision Deportes
Serie A 9:00 AM Napoli vs. Chievo beIN Sports USA
La Liga 9:00 AM Real Valladolid vs. Villarreal beIN Sports en Español
Bundesliga 9:30 AM Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Hertha BSC Gol TV USA
Ligue 1 11:00 AM Ajaccio vs. Sochaux Univision Deportes
La Liga 11:00 AM Valencia vs. Espanyol beIN Sports en Español
Serie A 11:45 AM Lazio vs. Juventus beIN Sports USA
Eredivisie 11:45 AM PSV vs. AZ Gol TV USA
Colombia Primera A 12:15 PM Uniautónoma vs. Deportes Tolima TV Colombia
La Liga 1:00 PM Sevilla vs. Levante beIN Sports en Español
Colombia Primera A 2:30 PM Once Caldas vs. Fortaleza TV Colombia
Liga MX 3:00 PM Cruz Azul vs. Veracruz UniMás, Univision Deportes
Campeonato Paulista A1 3:00 PM Corinthians vs. São Bernardo FC ESPN3
International Friendly 4:50 PM Costa Rica vs. Korea Republic ESPN Deportes
Liga MX 5:00 PM Tigres UANL vs. Pumas UNAM UniMás, Univision Deportes
Liga MX 6:05 PM León vs. Pachuca Telemundo
Liga MX 7:00 PM Atlas vs. América Univision Deportes
Sunday
FA Cup 5:00 AM Sheffield United vs. Fulham Fox Sports 2, Fox Deportes
Eredivisie 5:30 AM Go Ahead Eagles vs. Ajax ESPN Deportes, ESPN3
Serie A 6:00 AM Inter Milan vs. Atania beIN Sports en Español
Serie A 6:00 AM Cagliari vs. AC Milan beIN Sports USA
FA Cup 7:30 AM Chelsea vs. Stoke City Fox Sports 2, Fox Deportes
Ligue 1 8:00 AM Bordeaux vs. Saint-Étienne beIN Sports USA
La Liga 8:00 AM Osasuna vs. Athletic Club beIN Sports en Español
Bundesliga 8:30 AM Hamburger SV vs. Schalke 04 Gol TV USA
La Liga 10:00 AM Rayo Vallecano vs. Atlético Madrid beIN Sports USA, beIN Sports en Español
Liga MX 10:00 AM Puebla vs. Chiapas Azteca America, ESPN Deportes
Liga MX 10:00 AM Toluca vs. Monterrey Univision, Univision Deportes
Campeonato Paulista A1 11:00 AM São Paulo vs. Oeste Gol TV USA
Ligue 1 12:00 PM Monaco vs. Olympique Marseille Univision Deportes
La Liga 12:00 PM Barcelona vs. Málaga beIN Sports USA, beIN Sports en Español
Colombia Primera A 12:15 PM Deportivo Pasto vs. Patriotas Boyacá TV Colombia
Colombia Primera A 2:15 PM Atlético Nacional vs. Medellin TV Colombia
Liga MX 3:00 PM Atlante vs. Guadalajara Univision Deportes
Serie A 4:00 PM Hellas Verona vs. Roma beIN Sports USA
Colombia Primera A 4:15 PM Boyacá Chicó vs. Deportivo Cali TV Colombia
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