I hate this dumb presale thing. You can’t choose your own damn seats.
The ICC’s public presale for Dodger Stadium tickets will start at 10 AM PST on June 17.
Sign up here for the code. Code is ‘FRIEND’.
Real Madrid’s 2nd signing of 13/14 is Casemiro, who spent the past season with Castilla on loan from Sao Paolo. The club exercised the buy option (reportedly €6 million); Casemiro will be tied to Real Madrid for 4 seasons.
Karim Benzema will suffer an infiltration under scanner to remove a cyst that discomforts him for several months with a knee, next Tuesday at the Jean Mermoz hospital in the 8th arrondissement of Lyon. This medical procedure will be performed by Dr. Bertrand Sonnery Cottet.
Injury update: On Tuesday, Benzema will have minor surgery in Lyon to remove a cyst from his knee. He will reportedly be fine in time for the pre-season.
Injury Update: After withstanding groin pain for months, Xabi Alonso underwent sports hernia surgery today in Munich. The club confirmed the operation but made no official indication of a return date. Initial media speculation suggests anywhere from two to four months of recovery. According to JL Sanchéz, Xabi will forego his summer vacation to recuperate.
ICC Update: Ticketmaster has posted a link to the semi-finals at Dodger Stadium. Each ticket will include entry to both games.
At this time only LA Galaxy and LA Dodgers season ticket holders have been emailed a one-time use presale code. No other presale codes have been released yet, but the public sale begin on June 19.
Tickets (including fees) range from $32.50 - $575.
With the exception of official transfer news, the blog will be relatively inactive until the pre-season begins.
Focus for many of our international players has turned to friendlies, World Cup qualifiers and the Confederations Cup.
If you want to catch up and download any of this season’s matches, I’ve put up a master list of Rojadirecta links.
Pre-season: Updates on tickets to or news on the International Champions Cup (ICC) can be found at the official site.
Links are found in the blog sidebar.
Florentino Perez reacts to Gonzalo Higuain leaving the club
Perez: I have listened and the only thing that is absolutely mistaken is that the club has never put him up for sale, never. Last year I aslo read that there was a possibility that he was leaving and so I thought he planned on paying the clause, because every person who is in the club when they say they are going to leave they have to think about that. But what he has said is that he would like to leave, he is unconditional, he said he would like to.
interviewer: No, no he said it’s been decided.
Perez: Well I say lets leave it here for now I’ll talk to him or we will talk to him. At this club whomever wants to leave knows what they have to do.
Perez: No, it’s not only the clause he has, but it is not easy to leave a club. But we have lots of time
interviewer: Any offers for him
Perez: No, never, the one from Juventus wasn’t until recently. I will see them next Sunday they are going have a match here, but they have never said anything about it to me. We were there when they presented and never have said anything to. You shouldn’t be able to have talks with players without the clubs permission, I’ll will ask them about it on Sunday when they come here. Juventus is a club friend and if they have any interest they should let us know first. What I want to make clear is that during my time as president I have never put Higuain up for sale, and those who asked me directly I’ve told them no.
“I don’t bear any grudges against Mourinho, nor do I feel badly treated by him. He made decisions which he felt were the best ones for the club and I personally nothing personal against him. Unfortunately, we didn’t reach our objectives in the Copa del Rey and the Champions League but I wish him the best of luck at Chelsea because he always stood up for Real Madrid.”- Iker Casillas, presentation for the Confederations Cup | 03-06-13
Real Madrid has officially announced the 1st signing of 13/14. Using a buyback option, the club has bought Dani Carvajal back from Bayer Leverkusen. The former Castilla player signed a six-year agreement.
In his debut season with the Bundesliga club, he was voted best right back by Bild. Leverkusen’s managing director acknowledged his transfer: “As much as we will miss him, we are happy that he’ll be able to fulfil his childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid’s first team. Daniel played in all the club’s youth teams and he is a ‘Madridista’ through and through. We wish him all the best for his future in professional football.”