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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008
D.C. United was outclassed by an opponent that was superior in terms of fitness, speed, skill and technique throughout its opening Concacaf Champions League group against Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica Tuesday. But rather than admit that its regional club counterparts are still several strides ahead of Major League Soccer, ... Read the whole story
Unsurprisingly, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and his Chelsea counterpart Felipe "Big Phil" Scolari hold differing opinions on the English Football Association's decision to rescind the red card given to Chelsea's oak-solid captain John 'Tiny Tears' Terry at the weekend. The decision allows Terry to play against United in ... Read the whole story
Not content with getting his excuses in early for a possible defeat to Chelsea at the weekend, Ferguson is already looking ahead to that brazen FIFA marketing tool, December's World Club Cup in Japan, and warning that United may not field its strongest team.   "When we come back [from ... Read the whole story
The former Liverpool and England forward John Barnes, 44, has been named as the new coach of the Jamaica national team. Barnes, who was born in Kingston before moving to England with his family as a teenager, will start work in November on a one-year contract.   Barnes takes over ... Read the whole story
Despite postponing its home Concacaf Champions League game against Luis Angel Firpo Tuesday, the Houston Dynamo plans to press on with its MLS game against the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday. Better still, it is slashing ticket prices and letting first responders and kids under 14 in for free.   The ... Read the whole story
Denver Nuggets and Colorado Rapids owner Stan Kroenke will be appointed to Arsenal's board Thursday, report Gary Jacob and Tom Dart. Billionaire Kroenke, who owns a 12.38 per cent share in the north London team, has been tipped for the appointment ever since Russian-Uzbek oligarch Alisher Usmanov amassed a shareholding ... Read the whole story
Just a few weeks into the EPL season, and already there's little talk of the FA's Respect campaign towards referees. Everton manager David Moyes is to be charged by the FA with "improper conduct" after being sent to the stands during Saturday's game at Stoke City for his response to ... Read the whole story
FIFA President Sepp Blatter's Idea of the Day is to decrease the number of European teams at the World Cup to give an African country a better chance of winning. Right now, by coincidence, Blatter is in Africa. "We will have to change the numbers but we'll do it step ... Read the whole story


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