Saturday, July 31

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Bologna FC transfer target Ricardo Pepi pens new FC Dallas Contract
MLS, Transfer News

Bologna FC transfer target Ricardo Pepi pens new FC Dallas Contract

Dipendra Pokharel, Frisco FC Dallas has signed new five years contract with their homegrown striker Ricardo Pepi. The news came amidst interest from Bologna shown reported interest to sign the 18 years old US striker. Ricardo Pepi celebrates his goal against LA Galaxy. The details of the contract has not been revealed but its certain that he will be earning more than his last reported $108k in total compensation. Pepi scored his first MLS hat-trick which makes him the youngest player in the MLS history to ever score three goals in a game. Pepi has eight goals in 14 appearances for MLS side FC Dallas this season, starting only 9 out of 14 matches. "I'm very happy to give my everything to FC Dallas," Pepi said in a statement. "I want to thank the club for having that trust...
Shahid Afridi to play in Nepal
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Shahid Afridi to play in Nepal

Global T20 sensation Shahid Afridi will play in the Everest Premier League (EPL) season 2021 representing Kathmandu Kings XI. Nepal's biggest Twenty20 league will be held at TU International Cricket Stadium from September 25 to October 9. Tele Holdings Pvt. Ltd., the owner of Kathmandu Kings XI, confirmed on Monday that Afridi will be playing for the team. Having signed Irish allrounder Kevin O'Brien and Srilankan Faraveez Maharoof in the previous edition, Kathmandu has hit yet another masterstroke with inclusion of Pakistani great. With EPL clashing with Indian Premier League and T20 World Cup, there were fears that big names would not be available for the tournament. But, Director Rohit Gupta confirmed Afridi will be joined by other big names depending on their availability. H...
Bayern targets FC Dallas defender Justin Che for Winter Transfer
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Bayern targets FC Dallas defender Justin Che for Winter Transfer

FC Bayern Munich target FC Dallas right back Justin Che for winter transfer window, if the report from AZ's Maximillian Koch are to be true. Justin Che started against Vancouver Whitecaps. The Richardson, Texas born 17 years old right back spent 6 months loan with the German Champions before he was called back to Dallas. Che appeared in 8 games for Bundesliga side's second team. Che impressed on his loan spell with Bayern Munich, who tried to sign him for summer, however FC Dallas were not ready to offload the teenager with the ongoing injury crisis. The youngster was also called up for the United States National team for his impressive spell. Che started three times for Dallas this season in MLS, impressing on the right side of the defense including his latest start in a 2-2...
In Pictures – FC Dallas vs Vancouver Whitecaps
MLS

In Pictures – FC Dallas vs Vancouver Whitecaps

Dipendra Pokharel - Frisco, Texas FC Dallas secured late equalizer to steal a point from Vancouver Whitecaps in a match played at Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas. FC Dallas forward Franco Jara against Vancouver defender Veselinovic Vancouver whitecapts captain Teibert controls a ball while Bryan Acosta watches Tafari FC Dallas Vancouver whitecaps goal scorers Andy Rose and Cavallini Ramy Touchan shows yellow card toNerwinski Maxime Crepeau makes a save to deny Ricardo Pepi's goal. FC Dallas forward Ricardo Pepi Dallas keeper Jimmy Maurer Javain Brown (right) and Dante Sealy Ranko Veselinovic and Franco Jara fight for a ball Lucan Cavallini celebrates his gaol against FC Dallas. Jara and Pepi try to restart play after late equalizer Bressan tries to...
MLS – FC Dallas secure late draw against Vancouver
MLS

MLS – FC Dallas secure late draw against Vancouver

Dipendra Pokharel, Frisco, TX Last minute own goal secure a point for home side as FC Dallas play 2-2 stalemate against the visiting sides Vancouver Whitecaps. Ricardo Pepi aims for a shot against Vancouver Whitecaps. Pic: Dipendra Pokharel/ HamroKhelkud.com FC Dallas register their fifth draw in the season as a added time own goal from Ranko Veselinovic makes it all square at the Toyota Stadium in Frisco. FC Dallas had first say in the game as Ricardo Pepi continues his good run of form heading the home side in the 22 minute in the first half. The 18 years old home grown youngster scored his fifth league goal in 10 matches. The goal came after Pepi was denied twice in 12th minute in the game by Vancouver keeper Maxime Crepeau who had a great show throughout the game. The l...
Fc Dallas vs Vancouver Whitecaps – MLS Preview
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Fc Dallas vs Vancouver Whitecaps – MLS Preview

Fans Watching FC Dallas v New England Revolution match at Toyota Stadium. Ricardo Pepi scored twice in home team's 2-1 victory. Pic: Dipendra Pokharel FC Dallas is prepared to host Vancouver Whitecaps in an anticipated event as the D town club started accepting 100% capacity starting June 19, 2021. The match is expected to have larger number of home supporters as Dallas look to bag back to back home game wins, followed by an outstanding 2-1 victory against New England Revolution, thanks to a brace from Ricardo Pepi. The home team would be looking to build a momentum after a disappointing start of the season with just two wins in 10 matches so far. The visiting side in the other hand also have two victories with six loss in 10 matches. FC Dallas v Vancouver Whitecaps - Head...
Indian Coach Law banned for a season
football, Nepal Super League

Indian Coach Law banned for a season

By a Staff Reporter Biratnagar City FC's Indian Coach Yan Law has been handed a season long ban for his actions during the Nepal Super League (NSL) 2021 match against Lalitpur City FC. Organizer of NSL, Nepal Sports and Events Management (NSEM) on Wednesday released a statement after several discussion with All Nepal Football Assocation and review of Match Commissioner's Report. The decision comes after unsportsmanlike conduct from Biratangar dugoutt in Match 19 of Nepal Super League 2021 played on the 8th of May between Lalitpur City FC & Biratnagar City FC. Law along with his assistant and officials asked the team to leave the pitch after conceding second goal in the match. The match halted for 7 minutes but resumed after the player went into the pitch after request fro...
Almutairi needs time unlike Aussems’ premature end
football, Football, International

Almutairi needs time unlike Aussems’ premature end

By Subas Humagain, Kathmandu Newly appointed Nepal National Football Team Head Coach Abdullah Almutairi was the talk of the town when he announced the squad for World Cup Qualifiers this week. Almutairi made 13 changes from the previous team which had 6 new faces. In the press conference on Thursday, Almutairi expressed his dissatisfaction over the complaints flooded in social media about the omission of some names. He explained why some names were not included in the squad. Having watched the players closely in the Nepal Super League, Almutairi chose to include in form young players in a bid to strengthen the squad for the future. He also explained the target is to create a strong team for the SAFF Championship, which is scheduled to be held in Bangladesh in September. Th...
Nepal vs Iraq : Live Streaming
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Nepal vs Iraq : Live Streaming

Watch Live : Starting XI: Preview: Nepal is set to face Iraq in an International Friendly as part of the preparation for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers to be held in three weeks. Nepal under new head coach Abdullah Almutairi have made drastic change in the squad with 13 changes from previous squad. Only 10 players from the team that won Three Nations Cup in Nepal have been able to keep their places. Army trio of Forward Nawayug Shrestha, Midfilelder Santosh Tamang and Defender Bikash Khawas made their comeback into the squad. Pujan Uperkoti also returned into the senior fold after missing out Three Nations Cup due to injury in the camp. Forward Ashish Lama made his return with his teammate Suman Lama. Defender Suman Aryal also returned from injury. Goalkee...
Six new faces in Nepal squad for World Cup qualifiers
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Six new faces in Nepal squad for World Cup qualifiers

Head Coach Abdullah Almutairi has included six new faces in the final squad for the friendly match against Iraq and World Cup Qualifiers matches to be played in Kuwait. Newly appointed coach Almuitari confirmed the team on Tuesday with nine players left out from the preliminary list of 32 players. The coach left out Bharat Khawas, Ranjit Dhimal, Amit Tamang, Sesehang Angdembe, Ravishankar Paswan, Nishan Khadka, Bibek Basnet, Nitin Thapa and Darshan Gurung from the preliminary squad. Goalkeeper Bishal Sunar, Defender Gautam Shrestha, Midfielder Kamal Thapa, Manish Dangi, Suraj Thakuri and Ayush Ghalan cemented their place for the first time. Bishal was included in close camp for Three Nations Cup but failed to make the final cut. Overall, Almutairi made 13 changes from the squ...