Friday, May 29, 2009
Who: Chelsea vs. Everton
When: Saturday, May 30, 10am EDT
Where: Wembley Stadium, London, England
U.S. TV: Fox Soccer Channel
Phil McNulty: Everton and Moyes can defy odds
Dominic Fifield: Hiddink's Five Gifts
Nick Webster's Prediction
Lee Dixon's Analysis
Huracán's 19-year-old midfielder, Javier Pastore, has lit up the Argentinian top flight, but his national coach remains unmoved.
The colourful approach of Pompey's suitor will see Sulaiman Al-Fahim slot seamlessly into the vaudevillian Premier League.
AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti insists the outcome of the clash with Fiorentina will have no bearing on his future with the club. The long-time Rossoneri boss is under contract with the San Siro outfit for a further season but is a reported target of Chelsea.
There are five clubs, separated by two points, who are playing to avoid the final Primera Liga relegation slot. Recreativo Huelva and Numancia have already gone down.
The four matches involving Osasuna, Sporting Gijon, Real Betis, Getafe and Real Valladolid all kick off at 1700 on Sunday, and each club has its future in its own hands. A win guarantees safety.
The Rossoneri captain is set to play his final match for the Rossoneri this weekend, and to mark the occasion, Goal.com’s Adrian Del Monte has put together a timeline of some of the significant moments of his career.
The cover of Time when Maldini made his Serie A debut...
And so it's over, and Goal.com's senior editorial team have put their heads together to produce a Champions League best XI...
MLS expansion franchise Philadelphia will introduce Peter Nowak as its first head coach at a news conference on Friday, sources with knowledge of the hire confirmed to ESPNsoccernet on Thursday. Nowak, the only man to win an MLS Cup as a player and head coach, is leaving his post as U.S. national team assistant coach to take over as head coach for the Union, which will begin play in 2010.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
2 - 0
Match Report I
Ronaldo and Co. exposed shockingly
Derek Robson: United rubbish
Xavi and Iniesta lead Barcelona
Paul Wilson: United's defense exposed
Richard Jolly: So near and yet so far
Sulmaan Ahmad: United obliterated
United technically inferior
Kevin McCarra: Time for change for familiar United
Roberto Gotta: Rome, the day after
Eduardo Alvarez: Winning over a Madridista
Sid Lowe: Barcelona belong among the greats
Nigerian bus driver kills four Barca supporters
Violence mars party in Barcelona
The Tigers manager is preparing to enter the transfer market, and is targeting European qualification as the ultimate goal for his side.
HAH HAH HAH!! Oh, Phil Brown is so funny sometimes...
With the league calendar in England now complete, Goal.com offers its nominations - and choice - for Young Player Of The Year...(All qualifying players must have been born after January 1, 1986...)
Fellaini is a nominee, but not the winner...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Barcelona vs. Manchester United
Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
When: 27 May, 2009
Kick-off: 2:45 EDT
U.S. TV: ESPN, ESPN360
How Manchester United Mastered Europe
Oliver Kay: Rooney and Park hold key for United
Iniesta and Xavi: The Men Who Make Barca Beautiful
Phil McNulty: Ferguson cool as history calls
Amy Lawrence: Henry looks to banish ghosts of '06
Kevin McCarra: United think they're superior, now prove it
Tim Vickery: How Messi went from prodigy to superstar
Richard Williams: The Guile of Pep vs. The Experience of Sir Alex
Guillem Balague: Iniesta and Messi shaped by adversity
Two former U.S. internationals, Conor Casey and Justin Mapp, see their chances of future callups rise and fall. Goal.com's Noah Davis runs the rule over the fringe national team players.
Satisfied for Sunderland, numb about Newcastle United, maudlin for Middlesbrough. The inquests will rage, clubs will expand or contract and the world will turn. Forgive us if we do not add to that - there is enough of it in the print version of The Times. This is a moment to seek solace in black humour, sarcasm and possibly alcohol (hey, it’s never too early). What better time to roll out our seasonal awards for North East football?
Gabriele Marcotti: Mourinho's new contract, Adam Johnson on the cheap and United fans unpopular in Rome
So Jose Mourinho has extended his contract with Inter and gotten himself a neat pay rise along the way (from a minimum of £13.9million to a maximum of £15.4m).
He is now the highest paid man in football and, with the exception of Tiger Woods, Valentino Rossi and maybe a couple of other non-football guys I can't be bothered to look up, the best paid man in sport.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
It has been quite the season for Americans in the United Kingdom, with many securing European places and Maurice Edu even grabbing a league title.
Despite facing repeated racial slurs from Belgian centre defender Jelle Van Damme, Oguchi Onyewu helped lead his Standard Liege side to a 2-1 aggregate victory in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League championship playoff.
After Valladolid's latest stumble against lowly opposition, any one of five teams could go down on the final day.
Valladolid touching the void as fight for survival goes to the wire.
Grown men cried, strangers embraced and, under a shower of ticker tape, Wembley saw an emotional outpouring that brought an end of 33 years of hurt. More than a generation has passed since there was top-flight football in Burnley, but that textile town at the foot of the Pennines will play host to the giants of the Barclays Premier League next season and nobody, at the end of a marathon campaign, can say that they do not deserve it.
Felix Magath's irrepressible Wolfsburg won the title with a 5-1 demolition of Werder – but now he is off to Schalke.
Selfish Messiah Magath brings first Bundesliga title to Wolfsburg.
Paolo Maldini played his final game at San Siro and got a shocking reception from some of the supporters.
Paolo Maldini bows out at Milan with jeers in his ears.
An enthralling final day to the season produced different responses such as crying, singing, resignation and defiance as Newcastle and Middlesbrough suffered relegation and Hull City and Sunderland survived.
Only one more La Liga match to go and drama keeps mounting, especially in the relegation zone. On Saturday Recreativo and Numancia were finally condemned to play Segunda Divisón football next season, which cleared things up slightly at the bottom half of the table. However, up to five teams will be fighting to avoid the remaining relegation spot until the very last second next weekend.