Monthly Archives: August 2008

Lampard: Robinho will light up league

Blues chief executive Peter Kenyon is confident of wrapping up the deal for the 24-year-old Brazilian, with Chelsea’s official website even taking orders for kits with Robinho’s name printed and the number ‘to be confirmed’. This is despite Real president Ramon Calderon insisting “the coach and the sports director want the player to stay and…

Arsenal Cruise Through In Europe

Arsenal bounced back from their defeat at the weekend to ensure their qualification for the Champions League group phase as they defeated FC Twente 4-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. It was a 6-0 aggregate thrashing for the Gunners over former former England manager Steve McClaren’s team. Also advancing easily were Atlético Madrid, Fenerbahçe,…

Gold Medal Aguero Back For Atletico

Atletico Madrid welcome back star striker Sergio Aguero for Wednesday’s vital Champions League clash against Schalke, but the diminutive Argentinian is warning against pinning too much hope on his return. Atletico have an uphill battle if they are to grace the Champions League group stages after suffering a 1-0 defeat to last season’s quarter-finals Schalke…

U.S. WNT Claim Olympic Gold

The United States women’s national team defeated Brazil 1-0 in extra time on Thursday to win the Olympic gold medal. Carli Lloyd blasted a left footed shot underneath Brazilian goalkeeper Barbara in the in the 96th minute and the defense held off a final push from Brazil for the win. The goal capped off a…

Milan claim Shevchenko return is 'close'

The Ukraine striker has endured two disappointing years at Stamford Bridge following a big-money move from Milan. Reports suggest Shevchenko could return to Milan in what would initially be a season-long loan deal following a meeting between former club president Silvio Berlusconi and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in Sardinia last Thursday. The Italian press claim…

Blanco Calls For Mexico GK Change

Though enjoying his first call-up since last spring’s Copa America, Mexico playamker Cuauhtemoc Blanco has stirred things up by suggesting that it was time for apprentice keeper Guillermo Ochoa to take over for old master Oswaldo Sanchez. The 23-year old Ochoa – 12 years younger than his Santos counterpart – has been patiently lying in…

Arena Takes Helm At Galaxy

Bruce Arena was been named General Manager and Head Coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy today. Arena, who becomes the seventh coach in club history, will oversee all of the club’s soccer operations, including the first team, reserve and academy teams and youth development. “While it has been a very difficult week, I believe the…