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
What They're Saying: Greg Maas    
"I'll tell you straightaway, it was a dream come true." -- Utah Valley men's coach Greg ...
Who laughs last after transfer deadline?    
[SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] As the transfer deadline came and went, hundreds of millions changed hands, players ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 25] FC Dallas held the top spot despite its unbeaten streak ending at 10 ...
Charlotte's playoff hopes dented with draw    
[USL PRO: Week 25] The Charlotte Eagles didn't do its playoff hopes any good as it ...
Defoe will stay at Toronto FC    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] So much for those stories of Jermain Defoe leaving Toronto FC. Monday's transfer deadline ...
A 'no-look' finish from Brazilian in Bundesliga    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Hoffenheim's Roberto Firmino had a splendid first touch to settle a chipped through ...
What They're Saying: Javier Hernandez    
"To wear this jersey is a dream come true for any player in the world. Everyone ...
HSV's Beiersdorfer: Green and Holtby are 'great players'    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Julian Green is officially a member of German Bundesliga club Hamburg, completing the move ...
Five MLS players are called up    
[CENTRAL AMERICAN CUP] Thirteen players based in U.S. leagues -- five in MLS, six in the ...
Three big storylines to follow in Czech Republic-USA    
[CZECH REPUBLIC-USA] Jurgen Klinsmann will send out the youngest team of his tenure as U.S. national ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives