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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…

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Schaaf Confident Over Klose Stay

Werder Bremen boss Thomas Schaaf figures he will still have hot transfer topic Miroslav Klose on his side next season. The Germany star, signed through 2008, has been linked with interest from the likes of Arsenal and Bayern Munich – but the club are not interested in selling the player to a Bundesliga rival. “The…

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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…

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Lyon Competing With PSG For Ranger Clement

Lyon manager Gerard Houllier is vying with former Rangers and Lyon boss Paul Le Guen for the signature of unsettled Rangers midfielder Jeremy Clement. Le Guen made 22-year-old Clement one of his first signings when he became manager at Ibrox last summer, going back to Lyon for the midfielder. However, Le Guen left Glasgow earlier…

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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,…

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Adriano Will Be Back, Says Dunga

Brazil manager Dunga has let resurgent Inter Milan forward Adriano know that he still has a place with the Samba Kings. The hulking striker was dropped after a lngthy Serie A slump, but has begun ringing the bell again with regularity. “If he keeps performing positively, he will win back his place in the squad,”…

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Knee Injury Forces Nowotny To Retire

German international Jens Nowotny has been forced to call time on his career. Nowotny, 33, has retired from football according to Kicker. “The latest injury clinched it,” said the former Bayer Leverkusen star. Nowotny, who was on Germany’s World Cup team this past summer, spent ten years at Leverkusen before joining Dinamo Zagreb in July….

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Bornstein Wows Family With Debut

Freshly capped U.S. international Jonathan Bornstein was on cloud nine after marking his debut with a goal in front of his entire family. Unfortunately, the Chivas USA ace banged home a Justin Mapp feed with his folks seated at the opposite end of the Home Depot Center. “Once I scored, I was wishing my family…

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Adu – Third Time Still A Charm

Fresh from grabbing two goals and an assist as the U.S. Under-20 National Team booked their place in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, playmaker Freddy Adu admitted his role has evolved as he prepares for his third world championship at the level. The attacker was often used wide in 2003 and 2005, but now…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Gunners stun United with late rally

London, England (Sports Network) – Arsenal scored two goals in the final 10 minutes to escape with a 2-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium. Wayne Rooney put the Red Devils on top in the 53rd, but Robin Van Persie’s equalizer in the 83rd for Arsenal was followed by Thierry Henry’s…

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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…

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Kirk Wants U20 WC Berth Settled

U.S. Under-20 ace Quavas Kirk has declared that the team want to finish the job of qualifying for this summer’s FIFA U-20 World Cup early by defeating familiar foe Guatemala. The teams have met in November, with the Americans taking a 2-1 decision. “We have a ton of motivation to come out and get the…