5 Comments

I Will Only Leave Barcelona If Forced To – Eto'o

Samuel Eto’o has insisted that there is nothing to the rumours of a continuing rift between him and Ronaldinho, or to suggestions that he might be on the way out at the end of the season. “Ronaldinho plays for Barça, like I do, why do you want a war?” asked Eto’o rhetorically. “Those that try…

1 Comments

Angel Eager To Make MLS Debut

Fresh from arriving in New York, Red Bulls strike catch Juan Pablo Angel says he can’t wait to get his visa paperwork cleared up so he can train and play with his new teammates. “I’m desperate to start playing,” the former Aston Villa man told MLSNet. “There is a togetherness among the lads, I’m just…

3 Comments

Buffon Will Go To Milan, Not Inter – Moggi

Luciano Moggi has claimed that Gianluigi Buffon is on his way to the red and black half of Milan. There has been much speculation over Buffon’s future, with nobody knowing where he will be come next season. Luciano Moggi offered his insight on the subject, and in particular Juventus’ transfer plans, speaking to an Italian…

8 Comments

Ancelotti Defends Dida

AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has defended Nelson Dida after the goalkeeper came under fire for his performance in Tuesday’s Champions League defeat against Manchester United. Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport rated the Brazilian as the worst player in Milan’s line-up following their 3-2 loss at Old Trafford. However, Ancelotti has come out in…

6 Comments

Beckham: I Will Never Criticise Capello

David Beckham has spoken of the respect he has for Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello. The Italian tactician froze Beckham out of the squad after he revealed that he would be joining LA Galaxy at the end of the season. But the former Manchester United star is now back in Capello’s plans after proving his…

26 Comments

Manchester United rallies to top AC Milan

Manchester, England (Sports Network) – Wayne Rooney scored his second goal seconds into extra time as Manchester United rallied for a 3-2 win over AC Milan in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals at rainy Old Trafford on Tuesday. Rooney scored both goals in the second half – he has four goals…

+

Ryan On Swedish Attack Alert

U.S. Women’s National Team coach Greg Ryan claims one of the scariest aspects of being drawn in to the 2007 World Cup group of death is figuring out a way to slow down a silky smooth Sweden attack. The Lady ‘Nats have also been pooled with Nigeria and North Korea, but it is the Scandinavians…

1 Comments

Capello Handed Real Backing

Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has reiterated his faith in coach Fabio Capello and denied claims he has held talks with possible successors to the Italian. Madrid have endured a troubled season, but it may still have a positive outcome with the club just two points behind Primera Liga leaders Barcelona with seven games to…

+

Drogba's Just Brilliant – Carragher

Jamie Carragher has heaped praise on Didier Drogba ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Stamford Bridge, though he admitted that he did not vote for him last week. The Liverpool centre-half will have to contend with the Ivorian for at least 180 minutes, and admitted that it has always been some fight against him. “Yeah, he’s…

+

Williams To Miss At Least A Month

Real Salt Lake playmaker Andy Williams has been forced to the shelf for 4-6 weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain during their defeat at Chivas USA this weekend. Though Williams was injured by a rough Sacha Kljestan challenge, RSL boss John Ellinger was not angry at the U.S. international. “It was one of those…

4 Comments

Juventus Not Immediate Serie A Contenders – Deschamps

Juventus coach Didier Deschamps has dismissed suggestions that the turin giants will be challenging for the Scudetto in ther first season upon return to Serie A. With a return to Serie A almost secured, the attention is shifting rapidly towards rebuilding the team for the rigours of Serie A. Top players are set to be…

8 Comments

Rooney – We're Better Now

Wayne Rooney claims ManYoo are a much better side than the one that lost to AC Milan two years ago. That was the last time United lost a European tie at Old Trafford – going down 1-0 in both legs – but Rooney says he and United have since improved. “Since those games I’ve learnt…

16 Comments

Cruyff Wants Messi To Mature

Johan Cruyff believes that Lionel Messi has to become a team player if he is to be considered a true great and has passed on some of his expert knowledge. The Dutchman, who is still connected to FC Barcelona, has been impressed by the Argentinian’s ability, but wants him to mature more in order to…

7 Comments

Champs League Preview: Wounded United

(Sports Network) – Manchester United enters the first leg of its Champions League semifinal with AC Milan at Old Trafford on Tuesday missing a number of key defenders and forcing manager Sir Alex Ferguson to rely on an unfamiliar back line to stop the Milan attack. With Rio Ferdinand (groin), Gary Neville (ankle), Nemanja Vidic…

+

Fergie Orders Ronaldo To Rest

Sir Alex Ferguson has ordered Cristiano Ronaldo to cut back on his practice to prevent the PFA Player of the Year burning himself out. Ronaldo, who became the first man in 30 years to win both the main prize and the young player award from his peers on Sunday, is a key figure in Manchester…