Monthly Archives: May 2007

Bradley Eyes More PT Next Season

Heerenveen midfield prodigy Michael Bradley says he expects to enjoy more regular time on the pitch when the 2007/08 season rolls around. The American Abroad is currently busy preparing for CONCACAF Gold Cup duty with the U.S. National Team after working 21 league matches for the Frisians. “Going into last season, I knew I had…

Gomez Enjoys Galaxy Revenge

Colorado forward Herculez Gomez admitted that everyone was calling after he shot down former side Los Angeles with the lone goal on the weekend. The striker was dealt away by the Galaxy in 2006, so the winner was sweet revenge indeed. “I was getting text messages all week,” Gomez told the Kansas City Star. “This…

Bradley Excited To Test Youngsters

Young American Abroad trio Charlie Davies, Kamani Hill and Lee Nguyen will get the chance to register their first international caps when the U.S. National Team faces friendly visitors China in San Jose this weekend. The three have not merely been brought in as practice players, Bradley recently asserted. “Bringing this group to San Jose…

Kaka Flattered By Real Interest

Brilliant Brazilian Kaka says he’s flattered by interest from Real Madrid, but again stated he’s happy at AC Milan. The Rossoneri superstar has been linked with a move to the Spanish capital for a year now, but so far Los Galacticos haven’t been able to close a deal. Kaka arrived in London on Wednesday for…

Roman: I'll Keep Spending

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has dismissed reports that he will cut his spending on new players as “nonsense”. The Russian gave a rare interview to Ekho Moskvy radio station in which he denied media reports that he would give manager Jose Mourinho a tiny transfer budget this summer after spending £250m over the last four…

Rafa Looks For Wing Wonders

Rafa Benitez will reportedly start his revamp of the Liverpool squad on the wings. Benitez will have significant sums to spend this summer from both his planned clearout of the Anfield squad (which could see Mark Gonzalez, Bolo Zenden, Craig Bellamy and Harry Kewell head for the exit door), and from backing from the club’s…

Belletti Hits Out At Rijkaard

Barcelona full-back Juliano Belletti has taken a swipe at coach Frank Rijkaard over a lack of playing time. The Brazilian signed a new contract with the club earlier this year but has only been used sparingly by Rijkaard despite some average results that have undermined the Catalans’ season. “If I had known I would play…

Agent To Smooth Palacio Waters

Boca Juniors exec Pedro Pompillo says strike sensation Rodrigo Palacio will accept a transfer to Barcelona once the club can get all part owner’s of the player’s registration onboard. The Catalans will reportedly pay over €20 million for the striker, but Juan Paladino has to clear the path of all obstacles first – the one…

Giggs To Retire From International Football

Wales captain Ryan Giggs will announce his retirement from international football later today. The 33-year-old Manchester United winger, who recently collected a record ninth Premier League championship winners’ medal, will play his last game for Wales in Saturday’s Euro 2008 qualifier against the Czech Republic, at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. It is understood that…

Heinze Could Go On The Cheap

Gabriel Heinze could take advantage of a FIFA loophole to buy out his Manchester United contract and secure a cut-price move to Real Madrid. Heinze has been strongly linked with a transfer to the Spanish giants with reports suggesting he flew to Madrid at the weekend to discuss a switch to the Primera Liga leaders….

Pachuca Add To Trophy Cabinet

CONCACAF Champions Cup winners Pachuca have continued their silver mining ways by claiming the Mexican Clausura title with a late second leg equalizer by Juan Carlos Cacho. The first leg victory hero netted his third goal of the final with eight minutes to play after Cuauhtemoc Blanco opened for Club América in the first half….

Old Lady Deny Blanc's Comments On Lippi

Juventus have insisted that comments attributed to Jean-Claude Blanc over talks with Marcelo Lippi are false. There had been comments attributed to Blanc claiming that talks to bring Lippi back to Juventus were already underway, and that the Turin bosses were waiting for a response. ‘Corriere della Sera’, ‘La Repubblica’ and ‘La Stampa’ had all…