Emanuel Rosu

Emanuel Rosu

Global football specialist  |  BUCHAREST

Emanuel Rosu follows world soccer for OG News. He's freelanced for the BBC, The Guardian, FourFourTwo, Goal, and the New York Times. He's part of the "Ballon d'Or" jury, representing Romania in the vote that rewards the best soccer player in the world each year. He is based in Bucharest, Romania.

Paul Arriola was close to seal a transfer to Swansea in Jan. 2021, but the move fell off at the last minute. (Image: 90min.com)

D.C. United and FC Dallas Agree on Record Deal for Paul Arriola

Winger Paul Arriola will play for FC Dallas in the new MLS season after the club reached a deal with D.C. United for his transfer. The Athletic reports that the trade will send $2 million in general allocation money to D.C. United, the highest return in the history of the […]

Comoros beat Ghana 3-2 to throw the Black Stars out from AFCON 2021 in the group stage. (Image: Twitter/caf_online)

AFCON 2021: Ghana Shocked by Comoros, Exits Early

Ghana lost its final group match at the Africa Cup of Nations 3-2 against Comoros, finishing at the bottom of Group C with just one point from three games. Previously in the tournament, The Black Stars lost 1-0 to Morocco and drew 1-1 against Gabon. Comoros, an AFCON first-timer, hadn’t […]

The Best 2021: Robert Lewanowski won FIFA's player of the year award for the second time in a row. (Image: lewy_official)

Robert Lewandowski Crowned the Best at FIFA’s Award Night

Bayern’s superstar missed out on the Ballon d’Or at the end of last year, but won The Best award, an individual trophy created by FIFA. Lewandowski (33) was the winner in 2020 as well. Alexia Putellas won the women’s award, as the Barcelona midfielder secured a glamorous double after also […]

Roberto Martinez was previously the Everton manager between 2013 and 2016. (Image: mirror.co.uk)

Everton Wants Roberto Martinez to Replace Sacked Rafa Benitez

Everton parted company with Rafa Benitez after Saturday’s defeat against Norwich. According to The Athletic, Everton’s preferred option to take over their bench is Belgium national team manager Roberto Martinez. The Spaniard is a familiar face at Goodison Park, having been in charge between 2013 and 2016 when he was […]

Christian Eriksen has celebrated winning the Italian title with Inter in May 2021. (Image: Twitter/christianeriksen8)

Brentford Offers Eriksen Six-Month Deal

Premier League club Brentford has offered Christian Eriksen a six-month contract with the option to extend for a further year, The Athletic reports. Eriksen became a free agent at the end of December after being released by Inter Milan. The 29-year-old Danish star suffered a cardiac arrest on June 12 […]

USMNT star Kellyn Acosta will play for LAFC starting 2022. (Image: coloradorapids.com)

USMNT Kellyn Acosta to Move from Colorado Rapids to LAFC

The Colorado Rapids have agreed to trade Kellyn Acosta to Los Angeles FC. The deal for the midfielder is worth $1.5 million (an initial $1.1 million and $400k in incentives) in general allocation money. It’s one of the most expensive intra-league trades in MLS history. Colorado will also hold a […]

Lionel Messi posing with the Ballon d'Or trophy in December, when he won a record-breaking seventh trophy. (Image: telanganatoday.com)

Ballon d’Or 2022 Odds: Messi is Third-Favorite, Major Surprise at the Top

Lionel Messi won a record-breaking seventh Ballon d’Or trophy last December, beating Robert Lewandowski in the vote organized by the prestigious French magazine France Football. Messi, who scored at a non-stop rate for Barcelona during the first part of 2021 and also won the Copa America with Argentina in July, […]

Christian Eriksen and Inter Milan agreed to terminate their contract at the end of 2021. (Image: Twitter/chriseriksen8)

Eriksen Dreams of Playing in World Cup Following Heart Problems

Christian Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s game against Finland at Euro 2020 in June and received life-saving treatment on the pitch. He was then taken to a nearby hospital where doctors performed various tests and decided to implant him with a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) — a pacemaker that is able to […]