Monthly Archives: November 2008

Gerrard's Fear Of Failure

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard admits that a fear of failure is what fuels his Premier League title ambitions. The 28-year-old has enjoyed an illustrious career, having won the Champions League, the UEFA Cup, the FA Cup and two League Cup trophies in his ten years with the Reds. Besides international honours the glaring gap in…

Ronaldo Looks Fit For Villarreal

Cristiano Ronaldo looks like he will in fact play against Villarreal after traveling out with the rest of the Manchester United team in preparation of their Champions League match. The Portugal international was considered doubtful for the match, after he picked up a knock in United’s bruising 0-0 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday. According…

Blanco Loaned To Santos Laguna

The Chicago Fire and Santos Laguna of the Mexican Primera Division have reached a tentative agreement for the loan of Fire midfielder Cuauhtémoc Blanco effective immediately. Blanco will join Santos for the playoffs of the Apertura and rejoin the Fire for the 2009 Major League Soccer season. Terms of the deal will not be disclosed….

Schelotto Wins MLS MVP

Columbus Crew midfielder Guillermo Barros Schelotto received MLS’s top individual award. Schelotto, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, led the Crew to a League best 17-7-6 record and 57 points capturing the Supporters’ Shield trophy and the number one seed in the 2008 MLS Cup playoffs. The midfield maestro led the League with 19 assists, tied for…

Maradona Wins Opener

Diego Maradona opened his managerial spell with Argentina with a 1-0 win over Scotland at Hampden on Wednesday. The South American opened the scoring in the 8th minute of a Maxi Rodriguez goal. Argentina continued to pressure and almost doubled the lead only for Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor to make a great save on a…

Van Nistelrooy Out For Season

Real Madrid have confirmed Ruud van Nistelrooy will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing knee surgery. The striker underwent surgery in 2000 before joining Manchester United from PSV Eindhoven. The Dutchman flew to America to consult leading surgeon Richard Steadman, who had previously operated on him, and looks set to be sidelined for…