Monthly Archives: August 2007

Sir Alex Look To Saha For Goals

Manchester United striker Louis Saha is set to make his long-awaited return to action against Sunderland at Old Trafford on Saturday. Saha has not played since sustaining a knee injury against AC Milan in the Champions League last April but the Frenchman has been included in the squad to face Roy Keane’s side. However Wayne…

2007 Champions League Draw

Nine-time European champions Real Madrid will face Lazio in Champions League Group C, while Inter Milan must tackle PSV Eindhoven in Group G. Nine-time European champions Real Madrid will face Lazio in Champions League Group C, while Inter Milan must tackle PSV Eindhoven in Group G. Real’s bid for a 10th title will also see…

Pachuca Win SuperLiga Title

After giving up an injury time equalizer, CF Pachuca prevailed 4-3 in penalty kicks over the Los Angeles Galaxy to hoist the inaugural SuperLiga cup title at The Home Depot Center on Wednesday night. The visitors opened the match with a focus and determination to win the title and immediately took the game to the…

Becks Hurt In SuperLiga

David Beckham suffered a ligament strain in his right knee during Wednesday’s SuperLiga loss to Pachuca and could be out for up to six weeks. After playing through a hard tackle early in the game, the midfielder was taken down in the left corner on a hard challenge from Fernando Salazar in the 33rd minute…

Terry Excited With Ronaldinho Link

Chelsea captain John Terry admits the possibility of Ronaldinho going to Stamford Bridge is “exciting” but believes the Barcelona forward would need to improve his defensive work ethic to succeed. Rumours this week suggested Chelsea’s billionaire owner Roman Abramovich held two meetings with Ronaldinho’s brother and adviser in a bid to persuade the Barcelona star…

Solskjaer Hangs Up Boots

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has brought the curtain down on his glorious playing career with Manchester United – but his Old Trafford days are far from over. After 11 years and 366 appearances for the club he joined for a bargain £1.5million from Norwegian side Molde, Solskjaer has had to finally call it a day due…

Sevilla Ace Puerta Dies

UEFA have postponed Tuesday night’s Champions League qualifier between AEK Athens and Sevilla after the death on Tuesday of the Spanish club’s defender Antonio Puerta. The 22-year-old Spain international collapsed on the pitch during the weekend game against Getafe and, though he was able to walk off, suffered a relapse in the dressing room and…

Catalans Held by 10-Man Racing

Thierry Henry’s debut ended in disappointment as Barcelona were held to a goalless draw by 10-man Racing Santander on Sunday. Nou Camp coach Frank Rijkaard started with last season’s trusted trident of Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto’o and Leo Messi, although Henry came off the bench and almost won it late on with an effort which came…

Nani Blast Edges Out Spurs

Nani hit a stunning 30-yard winner as Manchester United beat Tottenham 1-0 at Old Trafford to get their Premier League defence up and running. With United looking set for a point at best from the pulsating tussle, Nani repaid the first portion of his £17million transfer fee with a sensational second-half winner. It allowed Sir…

Sven takes consolation from defeat

Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson lost his 100% record in the Barclays Premier League but remained upbeat after Kasper Schmeichel’s heroics almost earned them a point at Arsenal. Schmeichel saved Robin van Persie’s penalty in the second half at the Emirates Stadium, but it was Cesc Fabregas who broke the deadlock, finding the top corner…

USWNT Ends WC Prep With Cruise

The U.S. Women’s National Team put an emphatic finishing touch on its preparation schedule for the 2007 Women’s World Cup, powering past Finland, 4-0, in the team’s final match before leaving for China on Monday. The U.S. earned first half goals from Shannon Boxx and Kristine Lilly, and second half strikes from Lindsay Tarpley and…