Monthly Archives: August 2007

DeMerit The Next U.S. Cottager?

Reports out of London suggest that Fulham boss Lawrie Sanchez is set to add a fourth American at Craven Cottage, with Watford defender Jay DeMerit the target. The club already employs Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey and Brian McBride – and that doesn’t even count the failed swoops for Oguchi Onyweu and Claudio Reyna over recent…

Mexico To Face Brazil And China

The Federación Mexicana de Futbol, in conjunction with Soccer United Marketing, announced the final two stops on the Mexican National Team U.S. 2007 Tour today. On Wednesday, September 12, 2007, Mexico will face the world’s No. 1 ranked team and five-time World Cup champion, Brazil, at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA (8:00 p.m. ET; TV:…

Kaka Working On New Milan Deal

Brazilian playmaker Kaka has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from AC Milan, stating that he has already begun negotiations over a new contract. The 25-year-old has attracted interest from Real Madrid, with president Ramon Calderon keen to take the midfielder to the Santiago Bernabeu. But Kaka insisted he has “future projects” at…

Beckham Concentrating On Galaxy

David Beckham says he will need to play “a few games” for the Los Angeles Galaxy before he considers making himself available for England. The former national team captain, who was recalled to Steve McClaren’s side at the end of last season, has been struggling to recover from an ankle injury he initially suffered on…

Ronaldinho Could Chase '08 Gold

Brazil star Ronaldinho is interested in competing at the 2008 Olympics, according to his brother and manager Roberto de Assis. De Assis told globoesporte.com the Barcelona playmaker believes “winning the gold medal is one of the most important aims”. He continued: “Maybe this is the only title that he never achieved in his career. If…

Van Der Vaart On Real Radar

Holland international Rafael van der Vaart’s days in the German Bundesliga look to be numbered after he was named as an alternative to Kaka and Michael Ballack for the playmaker role at Real Madrid. New Real coach Bernd Schuster has made it clear that Van der Vaart is also being eyed as a possible solution…

Adu Delighted By Reds Move

After finally completing his transfer from Real Salt Lake to Benfica, U.S. international Freddy Adu declared himself pleased as punch to local reporters. The teen phenom cleared the last hurdle with a clean bill of health to complete the $2 million switch. “This is a dream for me,” Adu said. “I always wanted to play…