Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
New Barca teen star Krkic lives a dream
by Paul Kennedy, November 30th, 2007 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

PLAYER/BOJAN KRKIC
With the emergence of 17-year-old Bojan Krkic, Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard will face the thorny issue of who to play and who to leave on the bench when Barca meets city rival Espanyol on Saturday for the first time since Espanyol dashed its hopes of winning a third straight Spanish league title last season.

Krkic became the youngest player to ever for Barca at the Nou Camp Stadium when he scored in the 2-0 win over Recreativo Huelva last Sunday. All he did when he made his first start in Barcelona's 2-2 tie with Lyon in the Champions League was set up both goals.

"I'm living a dream," says Krkic, whose father, also Bojan, played for Red Star Belgrade in the 1980s before immigrating to Spain, where he settled in Catalonia. Krkic the younger starred for Spain at the 2007 Under-17 World Cup in Spain and is expected to debut for the full national team within the year.

TV
GOL TV, ESPANYOL-BARCELONA, Saturday, live, 4 pm ET

 

****

COACH/ALEX MCLEISH
Alex McLeish will make his English Premier League debut as the new Birmingham City manager on Sunday when the Blues travel to London to face Tottenham.

McLeish stepped down as Scotland national team coach after the end of its Euro '08 qualifying campaign to replace Steve Bruce, who left to fill the Wigan Athletic vacancy. While McLeish's coaching experience has been restricted to Scotland, he is quite familiar with the English game. "If I wasn't at a game," he said, "there was nothing like settling down on a Sunday and watching three or four games in a row."

With one of the youngest teams in the EPL, Birmingham has slumped to six losses in its last seven games and fallen to a tie for 15th place, leaving it one point above the relegation zone. "I know that Birmingham added some young players in the summer as Steve Bruce wanted to take a youthful approach," he said. "It is up to them to show what they can do and to show that they can be Premiership players. There are a lot of young players here who have to realize their potential."

TV
FOX SOCCER CHANNEL, TOTTENHAM-BIRMINGHAM, Sunday, 11 am ET.


****

MATCH/AC MILAN-JUVENTUS
AC Milan is still looking for its first Serie A win of the season when it hosts Juventus on Saturday. Milan is ninth in Serie A, 11 points behind leader Inter Milan and nine behind second-place Juve, because of its poor form at home, where it has four ties and two losses in six games.

Juve, which is coming off a 5-0 win over Palermo, is eager to extend Milan's misery. "We must play with humility," French striker David Trezeguet said, "but with the knowledge that we are inferior to no one. We are going to the San Siro to win."

Trezeguet has scored 11 goals this season but faces competition for playing time up front from Alessandro Del Piero, who scored twice off the bench against Palermo, and Italy striker Vincenzo Iaquinta, who has scored six league goals this season.

TV
FOX SOCCER CHANNEL, AC-MILAN-JUVENTUS, Saturday, 2:25 pm ET.

***

RACE/LIGA ARGENTINA
Lanus can clinch its first Argentine league championship with win or tie when it travels to Boca Juniors on Sunday.

Lanus moved within a point of the Torneo Apertura title on Wednesday, beating Gimnasia y Esgrima, 4-0. Tigre, which won promotion this year and has never won the title, eliminated Boca with a 2-1 victory. Both games were moved forward because Boca will be in Japan for the Cup World Cup when the final round of the Torneo Apertura is played on Dec. 9.

TV
FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL, BOCA JUNIORS-LANUS, Sunday, live, 3 pm ET
FOX SOCCER CHANNEL,BOCA JUNIORS-LANUS,delay, Monday, Dec. 3, 2 am ET

 

 



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Euro 2016: Portugal saves it until late    
Portugal, which tied all three games in the group stage, was minutes away from heading to ...
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati    
"Our base-line [for average attendance] was 30,000; 35,000 would've been great, and 40,000 beyond our wildest ...
What They're Saying: Investment banker Keith Harris    
"It was a shock result. There are four players that we can reflect on and the ...
What They're Saying: Megan Rapinoe    
"Gay bars are so important for me and my community. That could have been me. That ...
What They're Saying: Gudmundur Benediktsson    
"It's been quite strange and actually hectic because the phone hasn't stopped ringing. But I'm really ...
MLS: Top fives in Fan XI voting remain steady    
The MLS All-Star Game will be played July 28 in San Jose and every few days ...
MLS Countdown: Rivals wrap up season series early    
The MLS campaign has yet to reach its midpoint yet already teams are facing each other ...
USA-Colombia: Lots at stake in third-place game    
The USA must quickly get back in the saddle after its disastrous semifinal against Argentina when ...
U.S. women: Crunch time to get down to 18    
U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis has recalled injured stars Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe, ...
Video Pick: 90 seconds of Messi Magic    
The folks at Fox Soccer created a 90-second montage of Lionel Messi's best touches in Argentina's ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives