Friday, July 10, 2009

Benzema 'chose Real over Man Utd'

Real Madrid's new signing Karim Benzema has revealed he rejected advances from Manchester United, Inter Milan and Barcelona to move to the Bernabeu.

Special One: Real Madrid & Juventus Not Special

The coach is tanned, rested, refreshed and raring to go following the break, and he is already causing controversy.

Kroenke Increases Arsenal Stake

Stan Kroenke, Arsenal’s majority shareholder, has increased his stake in the club to 28.58 per cent, just short of the amount he would require to make a formal bid.

Gold Cup Scuttlebutt

Mexico Screw the Pooch
Guadeloupe clinches berth in Gold Cup quarters

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Friday's Rumors

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Rafa Benitez Signs Glen Johnson, Finds Sand in his Vagina

Rafael Benitez used the unveiling of defender Glen Johnson to attack Manchester City's "money, money, money" approach to transfers.

Gee Rafa, aren't you the one spending the money? And how much did you pay for Robbie Keane last year before you gave up on him? How much were you ready to spend on Gareth Barry last year? And how much did you spend on Ryan Babel? Dirk Kuyt? What did you spend on Jermaine Pennant, Peter Crouch, Momo Sissoko and Craig Bellamy? And did you make your money back when you sold them? No, I thought not. Oh, and what was the price tag on Fernando Torres? How about Xabi Alonso? Just asking.

Golden Balls Returns to LA

In the wake of his high profile holdout for Milan and a damaging tell-all book by Grant Wahl, God's gift to Peter Crouch returns to the LA Galaxy to play out the string and pal around with Tom Cruise.

Validity of the criticism directed at Beckham questioned
Arena Brushes Aside Chemistry Worries With Beckham's Return

Gold Cup Scuttlebutt

USA 2 Honduras 0
Haiti 2 Grenada 0
Mexico/Panama Preview

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Thursdays Rumors
Barca bid for Villa
Gerrard signs new deal

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

New Jersey Metrobulls Suck Hog's Balls

Ives Galarcep, noted American soccer writer and Red Bulls insider reports that the season has gone so badly that the club's management has been called to Red Bull HQ in Salzburg to answer to the bosses. Also mentioned within the article is speculation that Head Coach Juan Judas Osorio will be fired this week after putting up a 2-13-4 record.

Gee Coach, still glad that you talked your way out of Chicago so your wife could be closer to the Manhattan shopping?

Onyewu Has Determining Factor

The way Oguchi Onyewu has dealt with setbacks has helped him move forward.

Gold Cup Scuttlebutt

Costa Rica Beat Jamaica
Cananda beats El Salvador
Vela's Injury Not As Serious As Initially Feared
USA/Honduras Preview

Van Persie Signs New Deal

The 25-year-old had been linked with a move to Premier League champions Manchester United, but decided to extend his five-year stay with the Gunners.

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Wednesday's Rumors

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Newcastle Player Revolt

The clouds hanging over St James' Park have darkened as the threat of aplayers' revolt at Newcastle United emerged as dressing room unrest grew.

Well played lads! You're not the reason that the team was relegated, it's the owner's fault.

Gold Cup: Aguirre asks for Patience

Mexico have not been winning games convincingly but manager Javier Aguirre said what matters most in the Gold Cup is the result.

SSN would like to dispute that the result of the Gold Cup can be considered important.

Ronaldo Takes Bernabau Bow

Cristiano Ronaldo insists Real Madrid is not a one-man team

Wow, what will happen when Paris Hilton finds out? SSN fears that crab shampoo will have to be issued in the showers when she's done finding out how many men really make up the Real squad.

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Tuesday's Rumors

Worth a Vacation Interruption: Milan Sign Onyewu

AC Milan quickly wrapped up a deal for United States centre back Oguchi Onyewu on Tuesday in a bid to quell supporter unrest over their transfer policy.

From Clemson to Milan...

Monday, July 06, 2009

I'm on vacation and will return next week Profile: Charlie Davies

Charlie Davies is a target of French club Sochaux after some scintillating form for the U.S. national team and club side Hammarby. profiles the young speedster.

Monday MLS Breakdown: Recovering From the Fireworks

After a hectic Independence Day weekend, Kyle McCarthy keeps it short and sweet by discussing the depth situation in New York and his All-Star ballot before turning his full attention to the Week 16 slate.

Sir Alex Ferguson's best and worst signings

How will Michael Owen be viewed in future if he completes his unexpected free transfer from Newcastle United to Manchester United? Will he prove to be one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s most astute signings – or will he join the list of Old Trafford failures?

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Monday's Rumours



Everton poised to clinch first summer signing -- ???

American midfielder Anton Peterlin is poised to become Everton's first summer signing after the 22-year-old impressed on a ten day trial last season. Peterlin will join from Ventura County Fusion, who play in the fourth tier of US football, on a one-year deal for a nominal fee.

Gold Cup: Grenada 0 - 4 United States

A young U.S. lineup easily beat up on Grenada in the Americans' opener at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.