Monthly Archives: January 2007

No Onyewu Deal Yet – Standard

Standard Liège executive Dominique D’Onofrio has admitted that Olympique Marseille and Porto have joined the race for US defender Oguchi Onyewu, but says none of the suitors have reached an agreement. Chelsea, Fulham, Lazio and Lyon are also pondering a move for the American Abroad, with the Cottagers having already had at least one offer…

Totti Allowed To Face Inter

AS Roma captain Francesco Totti will be able to play in what might be his team’s last chance to extend their almost impossible Scudetto dream. The good news for the Roma fans came this afternoon when the Italian football federation’s disciplinary commission decided to ban the Giallorosso idol for just one match as a result…

Dempsey Promises More To Come

Fulham attacker Clint Dempsey was delighted to make his Premiership debut on the weekend, but said the Cottage faithful have yet to see what he can really do. The U.S. international worked the final 10 minutes, and started the play that led to Vincenzo Montella’s opener. Fulham eventually were forced to settle for a draw,…

Totti May Skip Inter Match

If the rumours are confirmed, there will be at least two matches of suspension for the Roma captain. If the first indiscretions that have come through will be confirmed, Francesco Totti will most probably skip the game against Inter at San Siro in two weeks’ time. It seems in fact that referee Nicola Ayroldi showed…

Preki High On Top Draft Pick

New Chivas USA boss Preki says he expects big things from recent MLS SuperDraft catch John Cunliffe, his first pick in charge. The English native has formerly trained with Bolton and Preston North End, but the coach thinks he’s the classic late bloomer. “He is very impressive,” Preki told Preston Today. “He made it easy…

Baros Signs For Lyon

Aston Villa striker Milan Baros has completed his transfer to Lyon, with John Carew set to move in the opposite direction. Lyon boss Gerrard Houllier signed Baros when he was the manager of Liverpool, and will be hoping that the Czech Republic international can re-discover his best form at the Stade Gerland. Baros never hit…

Crew Concede McBride Defeat

Columbus Crew general manager Mark McCullers gave it his best shot, but says he simply could not pry former strike star Brian McBride away from Fulham. The American Abroad runs out of contract this summer, buit is now expected to sign an extension with the Premiership side he leads in scoring for the second straight…