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Derby Misses Out On Wolff

Coca-Cola Championship side Derby County have failed in a $500,000 move for Kansas City forward Josh Wolff because the U.S. international could not obtain a United Kingdom work permit. The veteran MLS scorer was being counted on to provide the Rams with instant offense, but even references like Bruce Arena and Everton coach David Moyes…

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Vieri Clinches Atalanta Return

Former Italy striker Christian Vieri has latched on with former club Atalanta, just weeks after canceling a contract to join Sampdoria. “The player has big motivations and Bergamo’s environment is ideal for him,” Bergamo general manager Giancarlo Osti told Rai TV. Atalanta have also brought back midfielder Cristiano Doni, who arrives from Mallorca.

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São Caetano Marksman Headed To NFL's Buccaneers

Adhemar, São Caetano’s veteran top scorer with 68 goals scored for the young club that nestles in São Paulo city’s industrial suburbs, is on the verge of a move to NFL outfit Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as his contract with the Azulão runs out on the 1st of August. The player was resigned to calling an…

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Ronaldo: I’m Happy At Man Utd

Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is happy to remain with the Old Trafford club. The Portuguese winger said during the World Cup that he wanted to move to Real Madrid, which may have stemmed in part with his run-in with United teammate Wayne Rooney during the Portugal v. England match. But now he…

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Tacchanardi Blasts Former Boss

Villarreal midfielder Allesio Tacchanrdi has warned former Juventus boss Fabio Capello that his defensive ways will not work with Real Madrid. The teams fought to a season opening scoreless draw that had Galactico supporters in an uproar. “Maybe he’s won things and is a winner of sorts, but it’s easy to win things with an…

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Ronaldo: I’m Not Leaving Real

Real Madrid striker Ronaldo as insisted that he will not be leaving the club before the transfer window closes on Thursday. The Brazil star has been the subject of talks between Real and AC Milan for a week, but it appears that the transfer is now dead. “I am extremely happy at Real Madrid. I…

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Milan Offering 25 Million For Robinho!

Reports coming out of Spain suggest that AC Milan have offered 25 million Euros to Real Madrid, not for Ronaldo, but for Robinho, after watching him on the bench in Real’s Primera Liga opener against Villarreal. However, the Merengues have been quick to declare him untouchable, at least for now. AC Milan’s interest in Ronaldo…

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Keane takes first managerial roll

London, England (Sports Network) – Former Ireland international and Manchester United captain Roy Keane is back in the game, but this time instead of trying to score goals, he will be in the front office as the boss of Sunderland. “The fact that one of the most influential figures in world football is willing to…

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Kinnear Salutes Dynamo Effort

Houston coach Dominic Kinnear was quite pleased with his team’s showing in a 3-0 victory over Texas rivals FC Dallas that sent them to the semifinals of the 2006 U.S. Open Cup. Eddie Robinson, Alejandro Moreno and Chris Wondolowski scored for the victors. “We took advantage of our chances,” Kinnear told MLSNet. “I think that…

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Buffon Makes Juventus Pledge

Juventus netminder Gianluigi Buffon says he would accept a move to AC Milan, but prefers to continue with the relegated Bianconeri. The Turin side were dropped to Serie B for their part in the Italian referee fixing controversy. “I told the club if they need to sell me do so, but if you want me…

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Domenech Threatens Makalele Stink

France manager Raymond Domenech has recalled Chelsea ace Claude Makalele from international retirement, then hinted he would invoke a FIFA rule if the midfielder doesn’t wish to turn up. “We had a discussion, but I didn’t ask for his opinion,” said the coach. “For me, it would be unthinkable to see a great player playing…

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Ronaldo Talks Slowly Progressing

According to the club, discussions over Real Madrid strike star Ronaldo are continuing at a fair pace with AC Milan. “There are still large differences between the two clubs in the negotiations,” read a Galacticos statement. “There were talks last night and we expect contacts to continue, but at the moment the positions of the…

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Corinthians: President Wants Tevez Punished And Sold

Carlitos Tevez is at the focus of mounting transfer speculation as the European market prepares to close; AWOL in Argentina, popping up in Buenos Aires for a bit of a song and dance; and perhaps causing the downfall of the rollercoaster partnership between Corinthians and shady investment group MSI. Octogenarian President Alberto Dualib – the…

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Soccer 365 Q & A with J Bornstein

When most MLS fans saw that Chivas USA’s Jonathan Bornstein had been named the league player of the month for July the reaction pretty much everywhere was, “Who?”. But this rookie from UCLA has made a huge impact on the 2006 season while playing several different positions. He talks with Soccer365′s Lars Lifrak about his…

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Tevéz Holding Out For Transfer

Corinthians strike star Carlos Tevéz is absent without leave after skipping out Tuesday training session. The Argentina international is thought to be angling for a deadline-beating move to Europe, with Manchester United mentioned most often as a destination. “Tevez has not appeared,” confirmed Corinthians press officer Luciano Signorini. “He has not called to give any…