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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
It's now only 10 days until David Beckham's loan to Italian AC Milan was supposed to come to an end, and yet here American soccer fans sit, counting down the final hours until the "Beckham Era" is put out of its misery. As the New York Times' Jeffrey Marcus writes, ... Read the whole story
Despite a failing economy in which the average Joe has less and less (if any) disposable income to throw around on sports and entertainment, the city of Seattle has galvanized around the new Sounders FC franchise, to the tune of some 20,000 season-ticket holders. Addressing a host of long odds, ... Read the whole story
Jeff Bradley takes the liberty of playing the numbers game for MLS teams with regard to the upcoming season, exploring a statistical approach to what key figures they need to focus on in order to find success and/or a ticket to the postseason. Among other things, Bradley zeroes in on ... Read the whole story
According to ESPN Soccernet, the European Commission has "dismissed the findings" of a new FIFA-commissioned report that supported the world governing body's proposed 6+5 rule that would limit the number of foreign players in domestic leagues and "warned that pursuing the law would result in a spate of court cases." ... Read the whole story
Defending champions Zenit St. Petersburg, current Bundesliga leaders Hamburger SV and Italian enforcers AC Milan are among the teams that will compete in the second leg of the Round of 32 of the 2009 UEFA Cup on Thursday. In the first leg of the series last week, six of the ... Read the whole story
"You haven't lost your Drogba, he was just not playing. Being judged when you are playing is much easier, and to the contrary, when you are not playing you can be criticized. At the moment I feel good when I'm on the field and I make the most of those ... Read the whole story
"I am having fun, but I believe that it is time to make room for youngsters. They deserve to play. Perhaps you think I am still young, but I am 37 and I feel it's truly the right time to quit. I just want to give my all in these ... Read the whole story


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