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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008
The Houston Dynamo and Major League Soccer have made an offer to take Mexican forward Luis Angel Landin, 23, on loan for a year from Morelia Monarcas, reports Bernardo Fallas. The Mexican team would retain the player's rights and collect an undisclosed fee. Houston's Chief Operating Officer Chris Canetti called ... Read the whole story
It doesn't matter how hard Columbus Crew GM Mark McCullers tries to spin it, the team "dropped the ball" by not getting former coach Sigi Schmid under contract before the Crew won the MLS Cup, writes Bob Hunter. But they have been saved by the fact that his assistant Robert ... Read the whole story
Controversial Russian-Uzbek billionaire Alisher Usmanov has said that he has no current plans to increase his stake in Arsenal FC, despite the ousting from the club's board last week of Nina Bracewell-Smith, who owns a 15.9 percent stake in the team. But he is certainly reviewing the situation, and refuses ... Read the whole story
Speculative Italian media reports have claimed that Borussia Dortmund's possibly U.S. defender Neven Subotic has as good as been sold to Serie A side Napoli. But the team's Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke has issued an unequivocal statement that the player is "absolutely not for sale." For good measure, Watzke added, ... Read the whole story
"If you try to protect strikers I would not have had a red card. I don't think I deserved a red card, but at least one of the Liverpool players did. [Jamie] Carragher was always fouling, so was [Leiva] Lucas in the middle. I made two fouls and got two ... Read the whole story
"Fabio [Capello] has been absolutely brilliant. His seriousness is so transparent. He does everything in a meticulous way and the distractions are not there. There is a sense that the players are being treated as serious athletes. It isn't all a funfair. They react really well to that." English Football ... Read the whole story
"We need to present a strong, consistent and winning bid for the 2018 World Cup. Personally, I think it should be with Portugal." Spanish soccer federation President Angel Maria Villar's reported comments on a potential Spain bid to host the 2018 World Cup.    Read the whole story
Leeds United has appointed Simon Grayson as its new manager following the firing of Gary McAllister. Grayson comes to the team from Championship (second tier) club Blackpool, whom he led to promotion last season. Leeds was a Champions League semifinalist as recently as 2001, but is now mid-table in League ... Read the whole story

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