Monthly Archives: March 2007

Copa Holders Desperate For Win

Brazilian strugglers Internacional will be bidding to remain the 2007 Copa Libertadores hunt when they take on Group 4 pacesetters Colo Colo on Wednesday. The defending champions failed to conjure much offense when they visited Chile earlier in the tourney, but coach Abel Braga has been doing his homework to devise a plan of attack….

Guti Invites Ronaldo And Kaka

Real Madrid midfielder spoke to Marca about the team’s title prospects, Capello, and the future. “The club have to sign the best players,” said Guti. “Real Madrid must have players capable of making the team win while delighting the fans with their football. “The last genius in our ranks was Zidane and I’m sure the…

I’ve Matured, Says Donovan

Fresh from netting a hat trick to lead the U.S. Men’s National Team past Ecuador as captain, Landon Donovan admitted that he’s done some growing up since World Cup 2006. The Los Angeles Galaxy ace performed below expectations against the Czech Republic and Ghana as the Americans bowed out in group play. “At the end…

Onyewu: We Were Able To Get Tight

Despite some first half struggles, U.S. Men’s National Team defender Oguchi Onyewu believes the backline came around after halftime to stifle friendly foes Ecuador in Tampa on Sunday. The Newcastle loan item was beaten badly on a 11th minute goal by FC Basel starlet Luis Caceido, but helped Jimmy Conrad calm things down after the…

Dunga Satisfied With Brazil Show

Brazil boss Dunga credited his players with handling Chile by a 4-0 friendly tally, and stated that their opponents made things tougher for them than the scoreline would indicate. “The score makes you think that Chile didn’t do anything, but I think that Chile played a good match,” he offered. “They have players that fight…

Beckham: MLS Is No Vacation

Real Madrid superstar David Beckham has knocked back suggestions that his July move to the Los Angeles Galaxy is based on easier games to play. The former England captain says many Europeans would be surprised how difficult it is to work competitive, physical MLS contests in often-oppressive summer temperatures. “I don’t think it’s going to…

Cherundolo: Fresh Blood Is Good

U.S. defender Steve Cherundolo is happy to see some internationally green players called into camp by Bob Bradley, including fellow Bundesliga man Benny Feilhaber. “There are some new faces here,” he told a US Soccer podcast. “It’s always nice to have fresh faces in camp, and hopefully, they’ll be able to add something that was…