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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
L.A. Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has admitted that he's enjoying his loan spell at AC Milan even more than he'd expected, and has compared European soccer unfavorably with Major League Soccer, whose games he called "a bit frustrating."   Beckham, 33, was quoted in Italian daily Corriere Della Sera as ... Read the whole story
Back on the West Coast, Anschutz Entertainment Group Chief Executive Tim Leiweke insisted that David Beckham "loves" Los Angeles, and that his move to MLS has been a success. He said that the player will be returning to the team, despite MLS Commissioner Don Garber saying Tuesday that the league ... Read the whole story
Central defender Chase Mikkelsen has made it to the list of 10 finalists for a roster spot on the Seattle Sounders FC roster, and the winner from the team's talent search, which looked at more than 600 regional players, will be decided this weekend. If he wins, he will become ... Read the whole story
Ann Killion brings attention to the "six-story-tall Earthquakes jersey" that was visible in front of the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, on Tuesday. "The Earthquakes," she writes, "want to make sure no one missed their big news: They have a corporate sponsor. In this economy, for a team in a minor ... Read the whole story
Tottenham Hotspur has offered Liverpool either Aaron Lennon or Jermaine Jenas, plus cash, in exchange for striker Robbie Keane, report Sam Wallace and Ian Herbert. Keane went north from Tottenham to Liverpool just last summer for $29 million.   They describe it as potentially "one of the most remarkable transfers ... Read the whole story
"He strenuously denies any allegation of wrongdoing or criminality, and is happy to cooperate with the police if required further." A spokesman for Manchester City's Brazilian striker Robinho following his arrest, and release "pending further inquiries," in connection with an alleged sexual assault in a Leeds nightclub on January 14. Read the whole story
"That's 'Cirque du Soleil,' and I didn't like it one bit." Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness was not at all amused by Franck Ribery's attempt to chip Stuttgart goalkeeper Jens Lehmann from the penalty spot during his side's 5-1 road victory in the German FA Cup round of 16 ... Read the whole story
"I have to say Manchester City's behavior was absolutely disgusting. If they had not come in a week last Friday and unsettled the boy [Wilson Palacios], he would have signed a contract for us. He was wobbling and wasn't sure about going to London [to Tottenham Hotspur]. We had offered ... Read the whole story


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