Monthly Archives: August 2006

365 Q & A with Eskandarian

With the DC United in Seattle to take on Real Madrid, Soccer365’s Lars Lifrak had a chance to catch up with Alecko Eskandarian. The United striker answered questions about facing three big named teams in one summer, his hopes of playing for the U.S. National team and the somewhat contriversial celebration after the MLS All-Star…

Ribéry Race: Lyon In, Bayern Out

Upon learning that Lyon are preparing a bid in excess of €20 million, Bayern Munich have dropped out of the pricey running for Olympique Marseille winger Franck Ribéry. “We are not thinking about him any more, as his price is just too high,” said general manager Uli Hoeness. Meanwhile, Lyon are shooting down speculation that…

Terry Named England Captain

Chelsea captain John Terry has been appointed as the new skipper of the England national team. A 25-year-old father of twins, Terry was confirmed today as successor to David Beckham, who reslinquished the armband after the World Cup. Terry has won 29 caps since making his debut against Serbia and Montenegro in 2003, and he…

United Hold Galacticos At Ones

D.C. United fired a quick reply equalizer and held on to draw Spanish giants Real Madrid 1-1 in Seattle on Wednesday night. Antonio Cassano put the Galacticos up on 22 minutes, but Alecko Eskandarian leveled the match just three minutes later. United phenom Freddy Adu, who also took part in the MLS All-Stars win over…

Ayala Plays Villarreal Hardball

Wantway Valencia defender Roberto Ayala is threatening to sit out the entire season if the club do not approve a transfer to local rivals Villarreal. The Yellow Submarines had an offer beaten back, which angered the longtime Chés star. “For us, the situation is clear,” the player’s agent, Gustavo Mascardi, told Spanish radio. “Valencia have…

Kobe Dreams Of Soccer

With three NBA Championships to his credit with the Los Angeles Lakers it is hard to think of Kobe Bryant asking what if. What if he and some of the other great athletes in the NBA had grown up with a soccer ball rather than a basketball bouncing around the house? “If myself, Tracy McGrady…

Real Fuming Over Jurado Transfer

Real Madrid general manager Predrag Mijatovic is in hot water over a deal that sent youth prodigy Jurado to local rivals Atlético Madrid, which the Merengues now hope to cancel. “When I found out Jurado was going to be sold to Atletico I rang Mijatovic to paralyse the operation,” club president Ivan Calderon told Marca….

Van Den Borre Draws Goor Ire

Anderlecht captain Bart Goor has publicly warned right back starlet Anthony van den Borre to get his training act together. The one-time Ajax target has come under fire for failing to take his job seriously enough. “He must learn what it costs to be a professional,” said the former Belgium star. “He has a lot…

Ibrahimovic Deal Almost Sealed

With Hernan Crespo joining Inter for the next year, AC Milan appear on the verge of prying want-away striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic away from Juventus. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on the verge of joining Milan as the Bianconeri and Rossoneri have reached an agreement for the transfer of the forward, for a fee of around 28 million…

Crespo to return to Inter Milan

Milan, Italy (Sports Network) – Serie A club Inter Milan signed Hernan Crespo to a two-year contract on Monday after the striker was allowed to leave Chelsea. According to the Inter Milan website, the Argentina striker has joined the Serie A club on a two-year free transfer from Chelsea. Although the contract is set to…