Saturday, February 14, 2009
In the New Year scramble for the successful, the decorated who have demonstrated their prowess on the major stages often command considerable attention and sizeable prices. There was, however, one experienced international, a former Champions League semi-finalist who, though notionally near his prime, was available on a free transfer and almost joined St Mirren.
How the mighty have fallen.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Kaka to defy doctors
LA Galaxy set deadline for Beckham's Milan move
Bullish Hiddink insists Chelsea can still win Premier League
In his final interview before he was sacked this week, Luiz Felipe Scolari was frank about Chelsea's shortcomings, admiting his team were too predictable. Hiddink, however, still thinks they can win the EPL.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Brazil Spank Italy
Calcio Debate: Same Old Lippi Won't Win The World Cup Like This
England Lose in Seville
Drunk English Fans Are Douchebags
Capello says lessons will be learned from tough Spanish inquisition
Henry Unhappy With Fans
Mexico's misery in Columbus continues
Bradley comes of age against Mexico
Time running out for Sven as Mexico crash
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The United States wants its showdown with Mexico on Wednesday to be the start of a journey that ends at the 2010 World Cup, but the opening clash of the final round of CONCACAF qualifying could more accurately be billed as the Million Dollar Game.
The Serie A title may be out of reach, but the Giallorossi are playing the best football in Italy right now.
De Rossi leads Roma's show of force as Genoa reduced to rubble.
Bundesliga results went Bayern Munich's way as numerical controversies dominated the headlines.
League crack down on lewd shirt numbers to concentrate on 50+.
Week after week, three varieties of news keep making the headlines in Spain: the coldest winter ever, the growing economic crisis, and the highly entertaining football league. Now more than ever, the country needs a way out of its cold weather and gloomy economic future, and football consistently provides us with that.
I suppose you have never heard of Peter Meyer. This, however, is not a particularly embarrassing knowledge gap, as even most German football fans are not too familiar with the strange and sad story of this player from the 1960s. Although his name has cropped up a few times of late, particularly in connection with the injury to Hoffenheim striker Vedad Ibisevic.
Here are five U.S. veterans who will play key roles Wednesday, and who have enjoyed their share of success against Mexico in the past.
U.S. vs. Mexico
Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
7 p.m. ET, ESPN2 HD
Monday, February 09, 2009
Scolari's Brazilian agent, Acaz Fellegger, tonight alleged that the dramatic sacking followed a direct order from Chelsea's owner, Roman Abramovich. "The decision came from the guy at the top," he told the Guardian.
DEFENDERS: Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Danny Califf (FC Midtjylland), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Oguchi Onyewu (Standard Liege), Heath Pearce (Hansa Rostock), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC)
MIDFIELDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Glasgow Rangers), Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), José Francisco Torres (Pachuca)FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Xerez C.D.), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF) Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (Bayern Munich)
But the news that Setanta has lost one of its two packages to Sky, which strengthened its grip on the rights and will now screen 115 matches a season from 2010, could raise questions about the future of the ambitious Irish pay TV broadcaster.
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