Monthly Archives: August 2006

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…