Los Angeles Galaxy captain Robbie Keane is tipping Steven Gerrard to prove a success in Major League Soccer as the Liverpool legend prepares to make his debut in the United States. Keane told reporters Tuesday he had been impressed with the speed at which Gerrard had slotted into the Galaxy set-up since his arrival in California just over a week ago. The former England captain is expected to make his debut in a friendly against Club America at the Galaxy’s home in Carson, south of Los Angeles, on Saturday. The 35-year-old trained with his new teammates in a session opened to media on Tuesday, looking strong during a practice match by scoring one goal and having a hand in several more. “He’s looking sharp,” Keane said afterwards. “He has been off for a few weeks but it doesn’t look like that. He has already settled in.” Keane believes Gerrard has already started setting an example to his new teammates. “He’s […]

Both the Republic of Ireland and the USA look to end 2014 on a winning note, as the two sides face each other in a friendly that serves to provide opportunities to fringe players in the form of game time. The Irish are looking to get back to qualifying for major tournaments on a regular basis - starting with an expanded Euro 2016, while the Americans aim to build on a strong performance at the World Cup earlier this year.

Tottenham Hostspur has firmly established themselves as challengers to the established order of EPL. A club which was associated with exciting and cavalier style in otherwise conservative English football, look good enough to shed the tag of underachievers. TheHardTackle takes a look at their glorious past and the potential they have for future.