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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009
Peter Wilt, former president and GM of the Chicago Fire and current president of the WPS's Red Stars, writes a guest column on Tom Dunmore's site, Pitch Invasion. Wilt focuses on winning American fans via good customer service. "It seems rather self evident," Wilt says, "but surprisingly few businesses in ... Read the whole story
On Thursday, UEFA announced the groupings of this season's 32-team tournament. European champion Barcelona will face Inter Milan, Dynamo Kiev of Ukraine and Russian newcomers Rubin Kazan when they open the defense of their crown. Italian giant AC Milan will clash with nine-time European champion Real Madrid along with Olympique ... Read the whole story
UEFA is trying to curb the financial recklessness that plagues many of Europe's top clubs. UEFA president Michel Platini said that he wants to establish new rules by 2012 to stop clubs from spending more on players than they generate in income. Before launching this season's 32 team Champions League ... Read the whole story
On Tuesday, violent fan behavior marred a Carling Cup game between West Ham and Millwall. As the home club, West Ham bears the responsibility to prove to the English Football Association that it did everything possible to prevent such violence so the club isn't forced to play closed-door games or ... Read the whole story
On Wedesday, Arsenal's Eduardo da Silva drew a dubious penalty that led to the first goal in the Gunners' 3-1 win over Celtic to advance to the group stage of Champions League play. UEFA is investigating footage of the play to determine if Eduardo dived deliberately. "We are reviewing the ... Read the whole story
With Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Mexican club Toluca in the Concacaf Champions League, D.C. United has slipped dangerously close to repeating last season's collapse. United has lost four consecutive games in all competitions and seven out of eight games in August."It's the exact same position: we lost points at home, ... Read the whole story
Chivas Guadalajara and Club America will transplant their rivalry to U.S. soil when the two famed Mexican clubs play a friendly at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on Sept. 16, Mexican Independence Day. The longtime rivals will play their regular-season Apertura 2009 match on Oct. 24. Chivas and America last ... Read the whole story
Selling Jolean Lescott to Manchester City left a massive hole in Everton's central defense. The club has moved to help plug the gap by signing Sylvain Distin from Portsmouth on Thursday.Frenchman Distin, 31, has agreed a three-year deal at Goodison Park subject to a medical. "All the formalities have been ... Read the whole story


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