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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008
The Seattle Sounders FC "struck gold" by hiring Sigi Schmid as coach, writes Steve Kelley. "Short of stealing Sir Alex Ferguson from Manchester United, they couldn't have done much better." For how many expansion teams get to hire their league's reigning coach of the year? "He's got good ideas about ... Read the whole story
Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari "is facing a growing challenge to his authority" in the locker room in the wake of the team's recent patchy form, writes Matt Hughes. He said Scolari "was asked to explain his substitutions by several senior players after the 1-1 draw at home to West ... Read the whole story
The English Premier League will launch its own TV channel in 2010 if the value of bids for live television rights falls during the coming auction for the period 2010-13, writes Nick Harris. He said the move would be to make the clubs "recession-proof" and safeguard its most important source ... Read the whole story
AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has said his team will not win the Italian Serie A next year now that it is nine points behind city rival Inter. The team must focus on qualification for the Champions League instead. "Has the Scudetto slipped from our grasp?" he asked. "Well, nine ... Read the whole story
Let's start this one rolling all over again. According to Spanish daily El Mundo, Manchester United and Real Madrid have come to a gentleman's agreement over the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo next summer. The Spanish newspaper said that after Real's 2-0 loss at Barcelona Saturday, Real club director Pedro Trapote ... Read the whole story
Rejoice! The United States climbed two positions to 22nd spot in the latest FIFA world rankings. The next highest placed Concacaf team is Mexico, which dropped one place to 26th. Spain remains top, with Germany in second. Read the whole story
"We talk about our future because we have got so many good young players, but I don't know if we need any more good young players. I think we need established players, players with experience who can help our young players grow." FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman after returning form ... Read the whole story
Former Bolton and Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has been named the new man in charge at Blackburn Rovers, which sacked Paul Ince Tuesday. He has signed a three-year contract.    Read the whole story


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