Monthly Archives: April 2007

Adu Offers Advice To Altidore

Real Salt Lake playmaker Freddy Adu has warned fellow teen phenom Josmer Altidore not to get caught up in his press clippings. The U.S. Under-20 captain says the New York striker could possibly avoid some of the troubles he’s had. “Expectations can be hard, especially since Jozy is doing so well right now,” Adu told…

Podolski Out For Season

Bayern Munich striker Lukas Podolski has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, the club announced on Thursday. The Germany international has been struggling with a calf problem believed to have its origins in a back injury, but following an MRI scan on Wednesday it was discovered that the…

Totti’s "Twenty Percent" Chance

AS Roma skipper Francesco Totti has admitted that there’s more chance of him watching this weekend’s upcoming derby than taking part in it. “The chances of me playing against Lazio are about 20 per cent,” explained the Giallorossi fan favourite, apparently resigned to not being able to play the classic Roman derby. Totti couldn’t travel…

Romário Hushes Necaxa Rumours

Vasco da Gama strike legend Romário says that struggling Mexican giants Necaxa are barking up the wrong tree with their hot interest. The former Brazil superstar insisted on Wednesday that he has no intention of leaving his beloved Vasco for any of a number of shock suitors. “I know about the interest that Necaxa has…

Klose Meets With Bayern – Reports

Werder Bremen striker Miroslav Klose has been seen meeting with Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness and coach Ottmar Hitzfeld in a Hanover hotel, according to reports. The Germany international has made no comment on his future amid speculation he is set to leave the Bundesliga title challengers this summer, despite being under contract until…

Hartman Proud To Set MLS Mark

Fresh from recording his all-time league best 63rd clean sheet in Wednesday’s win over Toronto FC, Kansas City netminder Kevin Hartman conceded that it was a special night for him personally. The longtime Galaxy man, brought over by the Wizards in an offseason deal, surpassed MLS icon Tony Meola to top the career shutout list….

Werder Admit Barcelona Want Klose

FC Barcelona have targetted Miroslav Klose as one their main summer signings and have already made tentative enquireies regarding the striker’s availability. Werder Bremen are in the Catalan city for the UEFA Cup encounter with Espanyol on Thursday and the Bundesliga club’s president, Juren Ludger Born admitted he knew the Blaugrana were monitoring the situation….

Real Chief Laments Beckham Exit

Real Madrid sporting director Predrag Mijatovic admits he made “a mistake” by failing to secure David Beckham’s long-term future at the Bernabeu. The former England captain will head to Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the season after failing to agree a contract extension with the Spanish club. And former Madrid striker Mijatovic admits…

Mourinho And Ronaldo In "Lying" Row

Mourinho seems to have turned his attentions towards compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo, suggesting that the winger was “lying” about refereeing decisions not going Manchester United’s way. It began when Ronaldo dismissed suggestions from Mourinho that Manchester United had benefitted from refereeing. “I really don’t want to be dragged into Mourinho’s complaints over referees – everybody knows…

Johnston: I Want My MLS TV

Toronto FC coach Mo Johnston is ruing the fact that his young players and foreign recruits can’t catch MLS matches on Canadian television, which he believes slows their introduction to the league. The expansion team have lost their first two games by a combined 6-0 tally and the boss is concerned that his boys must…