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Sunderland has officially confirmed David Moyes as the club's next manager after signing him to a four-year contract.

The news comes just one day after former manager Sam Allardyce left the club after less than one year to become the head coach of the England national team. Moyes, who was sacked by Real Sociedad last season, arrives at the club following previous stints in the Premier League with Everton and Manchester United. Said the new manager: "I am delighted to have joined Sunderland. I am relishing the challenge and excited by the opportunity. I have taken over a big British club, with a great support and I’m looking forward to working in the Premier League again."
Jul 23 - 6:49 AM

The FA has confirmed Sunderland coach Sam Allardyce as England's next manager following the resignation of Roy Hodgson.

Allardyce leaves Wearside after less than a year at the helm of Sunderland, who he led out of the relegation zone last season by two points over rival Newcastle. The manager signed a two-year contract to lead England through the next World Cup: "I will do everything I can to help England do well and give our nation the success our fans deserve. Above all, we have to make the people and the whole country proud. While my main focus will be on the senior team and getting positive results, I want to add my influence to the great work being done across the development teams at St. George’s Park – a facility I have used with my previous clubs"
Jul 22 - 5:34 PM

Sunderland officially announced midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini has left the club on a permanent transfer to Napoli.

The Serie A giants swooped in for the 31-year-old with a £2million move after the Italian international impressed at the European championships as a key member of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte's side. Giaccherini spent last season on loan at Bologna, where he made 27 starts. The feisty midfielder arrived at the Stadium of Light in 2013 after failing to break into Conte's Juventus squad and made 43 appearances (five goals) for the Black Cats in two full seasons.
Jul 17 - 8:46 PM

Emanuele Giaccherini is expected to complete his move from Sunderland to Serie A team Napoli today.

The Italian midfielder spent last season on-loan at Bologna and despite picking up a number of muscular injuries, he still managed 27 domestic starts, scoring seven times and earned himself a recall to the national side. Napoli have stolen on a march on rivals Torino, who had been favourites to sign Giaccherini, despite his agent [Furio Valcareggi] denying the club wanted him earlier this week. With only one year remaining on his current deal, the Black Cats have decided to cash in on one of their top earners. Jordi Gomez, Will Buckley, Liam Bridcutt, Adam Matthews and Charis Mavrias are expected to follow Giaccherini out of the club after they were omitted from the travelling squad which is currently training in Austria.
Jul 14 - 7:06 AM

Sunderland confirm Sam Allardyce has spoken to the Football Association regarding the England manager’s vacancy.

Allardyce left the club’s training camp in Austria earlier this week and initial reports suggested that the Black Cats were in talks with a potential transfer target. However, news broke confirming the 61-year-old had met with FA vice-chairman David Gill at his home in Cheshire. On Wednesday, Sunderland released a statement advising that they had granted Allardyce permission to speak to the FA at his request before adding: "Sam is very much key to our plans. After what was an extremely challenging season, we are keen to see a period of stability, both on and off the field, and we want him to remain as manager of our football club." Current US manager Jürgen Klinsmann and Cherries boss Eddie Howe have also been linked while Sean Dyche [Burnley] is said to be the front runner for the Sunderland position if Allardyce departs.
Source: The Mirror
Jul 14 - 5:49 AM

Reports across England claim that DeAndre Yedlin and Ryan Mason could be on the move this summer with Spurs expecting bids.

Sunderland has reportedly lost hope in signing Yedlin to a permanent deal, due to a lack of funds, after his successful loan spell at the Stadium of Light last season. However, manager Sam Allardyce, who is on a shortlist for the next England manager, is reopening negotiations over another loan for the versatile fullback, who made 23 Premier League appearances last season. Meanwhile, Hull City is preparing a bid for midfielder Ryan Mason, who fell out of favor under Mauricio Pochettino last season amid the emergence of Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele.
Source: Daily Mail
Jul 7 - 6:04 PM

The United States did well to finish top of their group and make it to the Copa America knockout stage, but they were no match for the Argentinians, who beat them comfortably, 4-0.

It did not help that three of the American's regular starters in this tournament, Alejandro Bedoya, Booby Wood and Jermaine Jones, all missed out this evening to serve suspensions, but it would seem to have hardly mattered. Argentina scored quickly inside of three minutes and the US never threatened to keep up from then on, seeing only a couple of crosses missing their connections and failing to register a shot on goal. They would concede three more along the way, as Brad Guzan looked helpless between the sticks. PL fullbacks Geoff Cameron and DeAndre Yedlin were not successful in containing Argentina down the flanks, but, to be fair, not many in the world can.
Source: The Guardian
Jun 21 - 11:04 PM

Italy punched their ticket to the knockout stage with another solid defensive effort and a goal in the 88th minute to defeat Sweden, 1-0.

It may not have been the most entertaining match for fans to witness, but that will hardly matter in the end to Italy, who won with their typical brand of football. Sweden dominated possession in the first half but could not do much in the creativity department and the Italians looked comfortable defending from start to finish. They began to create some chances in the second half, including a volley by Graziano Pelle that went over the bar and Marco Parolo struck the bar after being set up beautifully by Emanuele Giaccherini. The goal came from Eder, who split the Sweden defense and fired a low shot into the far corner. Giaccherini may have been an afterthought for Sunderland but he has been vital to Italy's cause in the Euros thus far and perhaps the most valuable fantasy option in the tournament.
Source: Guardian
Jun 17 - 1:05 PM

Sunderland exile Emanuele Giaccherini and soon-to-be Southampton exile Graziano Pelle scored as Italy upset Belgium in the Euro 2016 opener for both.

There's just something about Italy in tournament football that is hard to quantify. Pundits have been bemoaning this as the weakest Italian team to take the pitch at a major tournament in anyone's memory but they still managed to do what Italian sides always do...win...and keep clean sheets. Belgium certainly has the higher profile players with Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois and the like but they looked second best for most of the match as Italy were the better team. The Italians lead Group E on three points after each team has played one match with Ireland and Sweden tied on a point each and favorites Belgium holding up the bottom of the group.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 13 - 4:56 PM

Sunderland has confirmed that veteran forwards Danny Graham and Steven Fletcher will not be retained by the club.

Graham made 10 Premier League appearances this season with the Black Cats, failing to score a goal, but found success in the second half of the season while on loan at Blackburn Rovers, where he scored seven Championship goals in 18 appearances. Fletcher, meanwhile, spent nearly four seasons at the Stadium of Light before his loan to Marseille in the winter transfer window. The Scottish international scored four Premier League goals this season before the loan, where he scored three times for the French giants. The pair will become free agents on July 1.
Jun 12 - 10:29 AM

At this point last summer Sunderland was on the lookout for a new forward. One year later, the Cats signed the forward they had all along to a new contract.

Jermain Defoe led the club in scoring last season with 15 goals in 33 Premier League games, catching fire at just the right time as he helped Sunderland escape relegation with five goals in the club's last nine matches. The 33-year-old was voted by supporters as the club's Player of the Year and finished the season as the third-highest English goalscorer. The former Toronto FC designated player will now stay at the Stadium of Light through the summer of 2019 after signing a three-year deal.
Jun 10 - 6:55 AM

The US beat Costa Rica 4-0 on Tuesday and while he wasn't on the scoresheet, DeAndre Yedlin has shown well over the two matches so far.

Having started both matches at right back and going the full 90 both times, Yedlin has looked good. Certainly too good to be the third choice right back at White Hart Lane next summer behind Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier. With those two firmly entrenched in front of him a move of either the permanent or loan variety seems to be in order. If Yedlin continues on his current trajectory then he might be able to attract a better club than perpetually fighting relegation Sunderland.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 9 - 12:27 PM

DeAndre Yedlin started for the US on Sunday and went the full 90 minutes as the Stars and Stripes beat Puerto Rico in their first ever match against each other.

The US is tuning up for the Copa America Centenario starting in a little over a week with the first of three friendlies. Yedlin, who came on strong over the second half of the season on loan with Sunderland, looks like he will be the starting right back for the US going into the championship of the Americas on US soil this summer. His physical tools have never been in doubt but he is starting to display better awareness and tactical sense. He's probably not going to pass Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier on the Spurs depth chart but he could position himself well for either a sale or a loan higher up the table. His Copa America performance will go a long way in determining where, and how much, he plays next season.
Source: espnfc.com
May 22 - 3:01 PM

Jozy Altidore has once again fallen prey to injury with a major international tournament looming as he will miss this summer's Copa America with a hamstring injury.

Altidore's career for the Stars and Stripes has been star-crossed due primarily to injury. He has long been anointed the default starting forward for Jurgen Klinsmann's side but injury has now prevented him from participating in World Cup 2014 and will prevent him from participating this summer in the Copa America Centenario. Jordan Morris, Clint Dempsey, Bobby Wood, Gyasi Zardes and Chris Wondolowski will all compete for Altidore's starting spot. Altidore was injured taking (and missing) a penalty.
Source: espnfc.com
May 17 - 11:41 AM

Jeremain Lens and Jack Rodwell, peripheral players in recent weeks, returned to the line-up with goals as the Black Cats drew 2-2 with Watford to close out the season.

The match didn't mean much to either of the clubs but to some players on the Sunderland side who hadn't played much in the fight to stave off relegation, it was a chance to remind the manager of their talents. Jeremain Lens, who had started off the season in strong form only to succumb to injuries and mediocre form, and Jack Rodwell both scored and Sunderland continued their strong play down the stretch with an away point.
May 15 - 1:37 PM


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