Chelsea grinds out scoreless draw in Madrid
[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Defense-minded Chelsea got the result it was looking for, settling for a 0-0 tie in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League series at
Atletico, playing in the semifinals of Europe's biggest competition for the first time in 40 years, was the aggressor but could not score against Chelsea, which has a
history of holding off more fancied teams.
Even the loss of goalkeeper Petr Cech with an injury to his right shoulder in the 15th minute did not
unsettled Jose Mourinho's Blues at the Vicente Calderon.
Both teams will lose players for the second legs as Atletico captain Gabi and Chelsea midfielders Frank Lampard and John Obi Mikel were cautioned and will
be suspended for yellow-card accumulation.
For Chelsea, which already went into the game with a reduced squad, the injuries continue to mount up. Besides Cech, longtime defender Jon
Terry went off injured, and both will miss the rest of the season.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Herzog names U.S. U-23 squad for England game Aug. 28, 6:50 p.m. |
U.S. U-23 national team coach Andi Herzog has named a 24-player squad for a Aug. 30-Sept. ... No Giovani dos Santos in Mexico squad Aug. 28, 9:20 a.m.
Just weeks after joining the LA Galaxy, Giovani dos Santos is out of the team under ... USA and Mexico will split Rose Bowl tickets Aug. 28, 9:18 a.m.
When the USA played Mexico in the 2011 Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl, the ... What They're Saying: FIFA statement Aug. 28, 8:36 a.m.
"The growth of football and the increased participation levels in the U.S. have been tremendous and ... RSL promotes Waibel, moves Zarkos into soccer operations Aug. 28, 8:24 a.m.
With the exit of general manager Garth Lagerwey to Seattle at the end of the 2014 ... Chicago Fire completes Maloney transfer Aug. 28, 8:08 a.m.
Scottish midfielder Shaun Maloney is headed back to England, ending one of the shorter Designated Player ... Canada calls up nine MLS players to face Belize Aug. 28, 8:04 a.m.
Forward Cyle Larin heads a list of nine MLS players chosen by Canada head coach Benito ... NASL Roundup: Rowdies hand the reins to Stuart Campbell Aug. 28, 7:58 a.m.
After serving one game as Tampa Bay Rowdies interim coach in the wake of the firing ... Spirit and FCKC headed to NWSL playoffs after 0-0 tie Aug. 28, 7:55 a.m.
With two weekends left in the NWSL's third season, the suspense is over. Seattle Reign FC ... What They're Saying: Klaus Allofs Aug. 28, 2:28 a.m.
"We had to take it seriously. Finally we decided to start negotiations with City." -- VfL ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives