Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Man. United beats injury-riddled Chelsea in English curtain-raiser
August 6th, 2007 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england

MOST COMMENTED

Manchester United edged Chelsea, 3-0, on penalty kicks to win the annual English curtain-raiser, the Community Shield, on Sunday after their game at Wembley ended in a 1-1 draw.

United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar saved three penalties in the shootout.

Both goals came in the first half. Ryan Giggs gave United the lead in the 35th minute, but Chelsea's new France winger, Florent Malouda, scored a fine solo goal just before halftime.

Chelsea was without many of its stars. Injuries ruled captain John Terry, striker Didier Drogba, Andriy Shevchenko and Salomon Kalou and midfielder Claude Makelele, and Dutch winger Arjen Robben or Germany captain Michael Ballack, who Spanish media reported are the subject of a combined $50 million offer from Real Madrid, also didn't play against United.

"When you ask about John Terry, Drogba, Ballack, Kalou and Makelele and all of the boys who were not here, I don't want to go in that direction," Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said. "Because I want to respect the players I have here today -- they played very very well for me."



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Edwards replaces longtime exec Holt as USL president    
Tim Holt, who spent the last 16 years at the United Soccer League, the last six ...
Roster: U.S. U-16 boys to play in Dutch tourney     
The U.S. U-16 boys national team will play in the Netherlands International Tournament in Rotterdam, facing ...
Roster: U.S. U-15 boys head to Florida camp    
Coach John Hackworth has named a 36-player roster for a March 7-15 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., ...
Man City-Barca breaks FS1 viewing record    
Last Tuesday's Manchester City-Barcelona match set a new viewing record for a UEFA Champions League match ...
Bocanegra joins MLS Atlanta as technical director    
Former U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra, who retired as a player following the 2014 season, ...
MLS labor talks going down to wire    
K Street, home to many Washington lobbying firms, generally has a negative connotation, but soccer fans ...
Past national team stars head Hall of Fame ballot    
Tiffeny Milbrett, a 1996 Olympic gold medalist and 1999 Women's World Cup champion, two-time gold-medalist Lindsay ...
What They're Saying: Third Rail's Brian Toto    
"We'll see if something develops between NYC and the Red Bulls, but right now, I don't ...
The Good, the Bad and -- the struggles of Serie A     
Europe in a nutshell: An assist of the season offering from Jackson Martinez; Joao Moutinho makes ...
Video Pick: The Bundesliga's Top 5 golazos     
The German Bundesliga's 23rd game day lived up to the league's reputation as the Europe's highest ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives