West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis faces his old club Stoke City on the back of last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated)Arsenal (3) v West Ham (10) - Live on SetantaArsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces up to a month out with a hamstring in(...)

Brazilian Kaka who earns $7.1 million at  Orlando City while some team-mates receive  just $700 a week on contracts which can be waived without compensation at a certain point in the season. Photo:  Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty

Orlando City, featuring Kaka at one end and Sean St Ledger at the other, have filled more than 60,000 seats for its first-ever Major League Soccer gam(...)

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard leaves the Goodison Park pitch for what is almost certainly the last time after the 0-0 draw with Everton. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Everton 0 Liverpool 0Even the occasion of his final Premier League Merseyside derby could not inspire Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard to more heroics(...)

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard  leaves the club’s Melwood training centre hours after confirming he will leave the club at the end of the season.  Photograph: Andrew Yates / Reuters

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits it will be virtually impossible to replace Steven Gerrard but he rejected suggestions the club had not done e(...)

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is set to announce he is to leave his boyhood club at the end of the season, it is understood. Photograph: PA

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is set to announce he is to leave his boyhood club at the end of the season, it is understood. The midfielder,(...)

Former Chelsea captain, Frank Lampard has completed his move to New York City FC. Photograph.  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Frank Lampard has signed for New York City FC, Major League Soccer has announced. The 36-year-old left Chelsea at the end of last season after 13 sea(...)

 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

A new era will begin in the early hours of Thursday morning when Louis van Gaal takes to the dugout as Manchester United manager for the first time.A(...)

  Juan Mata  celebrates scoring  for Manchester United. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Juan Mata thinks Manchester United will be challenging for silverware this year under Louis van Gaal.When Mata signed for United last January, the cl(...)

 Tottenham have announced that England striker Jermain Defoe will move to MLS side Toronto FC.

Tottenham have announced that striker Jermain Defoe is leaving the club to join Major League Soccer side Toronto FC.The 31-year-old has been the subje(...)

Thomas Hitzlsperger  has become one of the few high profile sportsmen, and the first well-known German footballer, to publicly reveal that he is gay. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters.

Retired German footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger, dubbed Der Hammer, has earned widespread praise after becoming Germany’s first professional footballer (...)