Monthly Archives: March 2009

Ronaldo Thinks Quintuple Possible

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is confident the team can win five trophies this season. United have experienced a mini-slump recently losing their last two matches, but Ronaldo feels the Red Devils can come back from the international break and aim for the quintuple. Ronaldo said: “All the guys have to continue playing like we…

Lampard Hails Capello Effect

Frank Lampard believes Fabio Capello’s contagious conviction has inspired a winning mentality into the England set-up. The country’s 4-0 demolition of Slovakia on Saturday, coupled with an unbeaten World Cup qualifying run (four wins from four), has the Chelsea midfielder, among others, singing the Italian’s praises. “Fabio Capello was exactly what we needed,” Lampard said…

Vancouver Awarded MLS Expansion Team

Vancouver will be the home of Major League Soccer’s 17th team, Commissioner Don Garber announced today. The Vancouver MLS team will begin play in 2011 at the newly-renovated BC Place Stadium in the city’s downtown entertainment district. The venue will undergo approximately $365 million CDN in improvements before the new MLS team takes to the…

Ibrahimovic To Barcelona?

Reports have stated that Inter Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is looking to transfer to FC Barcelona in the summer. The Sweden international is reportedly looking for a fresh start, with the hopes of tasting Champions League glory at Camp Nou. And with his manager Mino Raiola stating that nobody can tie Ibrahimovic to Inter, speculation…

Gunners Edge-Out Roma On Penalties

Arsenal sneaked past Roma 6-7 on penalties in a dramatic Champions League last-16 encounter at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday. The aggregate lead Arsenal took into the match was wiped out nine minutes into the clash thanks to Silveira Juan. A cross along the ground from Francesco Totti went through Rodrigo Taddei’s legs and found…

Barca Stroll Into Quarters

Barcelona stamped their ticket to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals with a 5-2 win over Olympique Lyonnais at the Camp Nou on Wednesday evening. The home side took advantage of a four goal outburst over 18 minutes in the first half to seal the win. Thierry Henry led the way for Barca opening the scoring…

Red Devils Outclass Mourinho's Men

Manchester United clinched a place in the Champions League quarter-finals with a comfortable 2-0 win against Inter Milan at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The defending Champions League winners were out of the blocks in a flash scoring the opening goal in the fourth minute. A curling Michael Carrick corner-kick from the right found Nemanja Vidic…

Drogba Strike Sinks Juve

A late strike from Didier Drogba helped Chelsea squeeze past a determined Juventus side 3-2 on aggregate in their Champions League last-16 clash at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday. The Italian outfit suffered an early setback when their playmaker Pavel Nedved was forced to leave the field with an injury, following a couple of hefty…