Monthly Archives: June 2009

U.S.A. 2 – Spain 0

In one of the greatest matches in U.S. Soccer history, the U.S. got goals by Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey to stun No. 1-ranked Spain 2-0 and advance to the finals of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa. The U.S. Men’s National Team will face the winner of the other semifinal match between…

Ribery favours Real move – Agent

Franck Ribery’s agent believes the Bayern Munich man would choose Real Madrid over Barcelona but insists nothing will be done until next month. Ribery is one of Europe’s hottest properties, with Chelsea and Manchester United reportedly set to do battle with the Spanish pair for his signature. Bayern insist Ribery is not for sale, but…

U.S. Set To Tackle Spain

Days after a shock qualification for the Confederations Cup semifinals, the USA Men’s National Team is readying themselves to face a super Spain side which is currently ranked #1 in the world. Spain has been on an runaway train of an international record 15-consecutive victories and tying Brazil’s international record with 35 games unbeaten. The…

Milan chief: No bids for Pirlo

AC Milan have reiterated that no offer has been made by Chelsea or any other club for Italy international midfielder Andrea Pirlo. Reports in England had strongly linked the World Cup-winning playmaker with a move to Chelsea this summer where he would play under former Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti. “We have not received any offers…

Maicon open to Chelsea offer

Reported Chelsea target Maicon would be open to the idea of moving to Stamford Bridge, according to his agent. The Inter Milan full-back has been a long-term target of Real Madrid but Chelsea are also thought to be weighing up a bid having missed out on Glen Johnson. New boss Carlo Ancelotti has clearly identified…

Egypt Defeat Italy 1-0

Mohamed Homos headed home a 40th minute header and the Egyptian side made the lone goal stand up under relentless pressure to defeat Italy 1-0 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Thursday. Goalkeeper Essam El Hadary provided an inspirational cleansheet. Egypt took the advantage in the 40th minute when an unmarked Homos rose to head…

Brazil Outclass USA 3-0

Brazil knocked in two first half goals and coasted for an clinical 3-0 win over the United States in Confederations Cup action at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria. The U.S. was once again made to play down a man after Sacha Kljestan picked up a second half red card. After several minutes of steady pressure,…

Kaka Saves Brazil Late

Kaka completed his brace with a 90th minute penalty to lift Brazil to a 4-3 win over Egypt in the Group B opener at Free State Stadium in the Confederations Cup. The recent Real Madrid signing opening the scoring on a fine individual effort in the 5th minute. The match was off to a fast…

Alves: Robinho is perfect for Barca

Daniel Alves has called on Barcelona to sign Manchester City star Robinho, and insists Real Madrid’s spending is not a concern at the Nou Camp. Barca’s bitter rivals have followed up their £56million capture of AC Milan star Kaka by having a world record bid for Cristiano Ronaldo accepted by Manchester United. Domestic and European…

Barcelona stunned by Real deals

Barcelona finance director Xavier Sala i Martin is bewildered as to how Real Madrid are funding their summer spending spree. With a reported transfer budget of 300million euros at their disposal, Madrid president Florentino Perez has this week set about creating a second ‘galacticos’ era. The Spanish giants had a world-record bid of £80million for…

Kaka: Beckham Key In Decision

Kaka admitted David Beckham played a key role in his decision to make a world-record £59million move to Real Madrid. The brilliant Brazilian admitted he had received plenty of advice on the move from former Real player and Perez signing Beckham, who spent a short spell at Milan on loan earlier this year. He also…