Monthly Archives: May 2008

England cruise over US in friendly

Captain John Terry helped England produce their most impressive performance of the Fabio Capello era with the opening goal in a 2-0 win against the United States at Wembley. The Chelsea defender had something to smile about after his Champions League final penalty shoot-out agony when he headed Fabio Capello’s side into a 38th-minute lead….

McBride calls time on Fulham career

Fulham captain Brian McBride is set to return to America after deciding to bring to an end his four-and-a-half-year spell at Craven Cottage. The veteran striker met with Cottagers boss Roy Hodgson at the club’s training ground to discuss his future and has decided the time is right to move on. McBride’s final season at…

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

The Hunter makes his mark in Holland All Klaas-Jan Huntelaar does is score. Despite having only played four full seasons in Holland’s Eredivisie, Huntelaar is poised to win his second league scoring title, not to mention the scoring title he won in the Ereste Divisie, Holland’s second highest league, the year before he broke into…

Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres’s rise through the professional soccer ranks has been nothing short of meteoric. The Spaniard followed in his grandfather’s footsteps and grew up an Atlètico Madrid fan and, after dominating his amateur leagues, joined the club at the tender age of 11. Torres did not take long to display his talent, and when he…

'Drained' Sir Alex Hungry for More

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admitted he felt “drained” after his side’s Champions League final victory over Chelsea. The 66-year-old followed up his 1999 triumph over Bayern Munich with a 6-5 victory over Chelsea on penalties after the match finished 1-1 following extra time. The win in Moscow provided United’s third triumph in the…

Tevez: Pressure On Chelsea

Carlos Tevez believes Manchester United have the psychological edge ahead of the UEFA Champions League final. United came out on top in the Premier League title race and Tevez has warned Chelsea that they will once again have to settle for second place in Moscow on Wednesday. Tevez thinks that United will play with confidence…

MLS And Barcelona Establish Partnership

Major League Soccer today announced it has entered into a multi-year strategic partnership with FC Barcelona, one of the world’s most popular and celebrated professional soccer clubs. The new, five-year partnership between MLS and FC Barcelona – the first-ever European club to establish a long-term agreement with MLS and SUM in the United States –…

Zenit Wreck Rangers UEFA Dreams

Zenit St Petersburg won the UEFA Cup in Manchester with a 2-0 victory over Rangers. The Gers battled bravely but were unable to find an answer to second-half strikes from Igor Denisov and Konstantin Zurianov. A tight first-half saw few clear-cut opportunities, with Zenit dominating possession without managing to break down a resolute Rangers defense….