Monthly Archives: May 2007

Ancelotti: Stevie G Talking BS

Carlo Ancelotti has accused Steven Gerrard of talking trash ahead of the big Athens showdown. Gerrard claimed AC Milan were celebrating victory at half-time in the 2005 final in Istanbul when they led Liverpool 3-0. But Rossoneri coach Ancelotti hit back, telling The Sun: “There’s only one word to describe what Gerrard says about our…

Gattuso Sticks The Boot In

Gennaro Gattuso stuck the boot in English football and says Liverpool have bought their way to glory. World Cup winner Gattuso rubbished suggestions that the Premiership is the best league in the world, and says the only reason for its rise is money. He’ll be a key man in the AC Milan side that lines…

Gerrard Gunning For Gattuso

Steven Gerrard has challenged motor-mouth AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso to ‘stop me if you can’. The Liverpool skipper has found himself, and his colleagues, the subject of almost constant goading from the Italian club – much of it coming from the combative Gattuso. Gerrard has tried his best to rise above it all, even…

Drogba leads Chelsea to Cup Double

Chelsea spoiled Manchester United’s chance at a 2007 double by winning the FA Cup Final in extra time on Saturday. Didier Drogba, the Premiership’s top scorer this year, notched another goal; this one with a penalty shootout looming in the 115th minute. Chelsea’s 1-0 victory was their second Cup trophy of the year. Manchester United…

Beckham Giving Pelé Déjà Vu

Soccer legend Pelé has conceded that the impending arrival of David Beckham in Los Angeles is reminding him of the days when he led a star line of NASL recruits back in the 70’s. The former New York Cosmos and Brazil revelation believes the former England skipper’s move overseas can only pay dividends for the…

Henry: We Can Win EPL Next Season

Thierry Henry admits he was stung by Arsenal’s early exit from the Barclays Premiership title race but is confident they have the players to challenge next season. The Gunners slumped to a second successive season without silverware, finishing fourth in the Premiership and a demoralising 21 points behind champions Manchester United. Boss Arsene Wenger recently…

Bradley Earned Job – Donovan

U.S. National Team ace Landon Donovan has given his thumbs up to Wednesday’s removal of Bob Bradley’s interim tag, saying the coach had displayed his readiness in 2007. The Americans have won three of four under Bradley, including a 2-0 win over border rivals Mexico. “He deserves it,” Donovan told L.A. Soccer News. “He’s a…

Kaka Relishing Important Test

AC Milan talisman Kaka has labelled next Wednesday’s Champions League final against Liverpool “the most important game of my life”. The Brazil international is seen as Milan’s key to unlocking Liverpool’s defence in Athens, and hopes to live up the glowing reputation he has earned himself since joining the Rossoneri from Sao Paulo in 2003….

Bradley Focused On Busy Summer

U.S. coach Bob Bradley was finally appointed to the full time position on Wednesday, but it certainly did not signal the start of his forward thinking. The erstwhile Chivas USA boss officially succeeded old friend Bruce Arena at a Times Square ceremony just as prep for the CONCACAF Gold Cup hits the final stages. “We…

Henry Laments Lost Season

Thierry Henry is in no doubt had all of Arsenal’s strikers stayed fit this season, things would have been very different. Hampered by a run of niggling injuries following his return to action after the World Cup, the Gunners captain was able to produce only patches of his talent, . Henry, 29, was finally ruled…

Nash: Soccer Helped Make Me MVP

Phoenix Suns star guard Steve Nash claims soccer gave him the foundation for growing a basketball repertoire that has seen him win two NBA MVP trophies. The Canadian was raised in a “football family” with roots in the U.K. and brother Martin plays professionally in USL. “Soccer taught me a lot of coordination and footwork,…