North London's renowned soccer club, Arsenal, maintains a youth team called the Gunners. Many of the Arsenal's best players join the team from this training ground. On June 29, 2015, the 16-year old captain of the Romanian U16 team, Vlad Dragomir, officially became a Gunner.
They may have been bundled out of the Copa America in Chile but Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino must have left Santiago a rejuvenated person. The Hoffenheim striker was willing to impress and successfully did so, with his eye-catching performances attracting attention from all over Europe, mostly England. Manchester United’s manager Louis van Gaal was reportedly the first to be keenly following Firmino’s progress, but it was Brendan Rodgers who had the last laugh. The Red Devils faithful had already set foot in a world of utopia, relishing a dream union of the Brazilian prodigy with the already acquired Dutchman Memphis Depay but their nemesis had a well-calculated work plan.
Retired footballer Sol Campbell earned accolades during his career with Arsenal. Now he plans to embark on a new campaign, standing in 2016 for Mayor of London. He will join several Conservative candidates during a debate on July 4th.
Robin van Persie was glimpsed in Rome Saturday, just one day after Holland was toppled by the US in a 4-3 match. Van Persie is facing an uncertain future at United with a year remaining on his contract.