Monthly Archives: October 2006

Drogba's Late Goal Pulls Back Barça

Barcelona, Spain (Sports Network) – Chelsea forward Didier Drogba has turned into a Barca-killer in 2006 UEFA Champions League Group play. In two games against his team’s arch-rival Barcelona – the defending European Champion – the Ivory Coast international has two goals, a game-winner and a game equalizer in the 90th minute. The latter came…

Benitez Warns Against Complacency

With Bordeaux at Anfield tonight in the Champions League, Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has warned his players against complacency against the bottom team in Group C. Benitez has reminded them that in last season’s knockout stages they lost to Benfica after most pundits had predicted a Liverpool win. “Last season we were facing Benfica, who…

Increased Value

With a chance to achieve a lifelong dream of playing in Europe denied in the summer, the New England Revolution’s Clint Dempsey was distraught over league handling of the matter and it reflected in his performances. But with time has come acceptance and with Europe still calling the delay might lead to a better offer….

Cech Talks About His Injury

Chelsea’s Czech Republic international goalkeeper Petr Cech still wakes up with severe headaches following the collision with Reading’s Stephen Hunt that left him with depressured fracture of the skull. The 24-year-old keeper, regarded as one of the best in the world, said his last memory is of changing ends before the game against Reading. He…

Shaka Backs Dallas

Former Premiership star Shaka Hislop is backing his new club FC Dallas to make history and become the first team from Texas to be crowned MLS Champions this season. An FA Cup finalist only last year, Hislop believes not only do FC Dallas have the players and character, but reflect the burgeoning development of US…