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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, Aug. 28, 2009
Ian Plenderleith compared David Beckham's visit last weekend to RFK Stadium to his previous seasons' appearances, which included a sellout crowd in 2007 of almost 47,000. "In 2008 when LA came to DC, that attendance dropped to just under 36,000. [This season's] crowd was slightly above 22,000. That's still well ... Read the whole story
FC Dallas will return to its old home, the Cotton Bowl, on Sept. 30 when it will face the New England Revolution as part of a doubleheader that also features an international friendly between Mexico and Columbia. "What a great opportunity to play a pre-game to such a prestigious game ... Read the whole story
The Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA have as heated a rivalry as you'll find in MLS. In a token offer of peace and reconciliation, the two rival supporter groups, Chivas USA's Union Ultras and the Galaxy's Angel City Brigade, scheduled an exhibition match to be played prior to the ... Read the whole story
After prolonged marketing efforts, Real Madrid has officially unloaded Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder to Inter Milan. Neither club has provided financial details on the move. But Spanish and Italian media reported the transfer was worth around $21.5 million. Sneijder fulfills Inter coach Jose Mourninho's need for a creative midfielder. "I ... Read the whole story
The Professional Football Strategy Council (PFSC) unanimously recommended that UEFA's Executive Committee approve the Financial Fair Play concept at UEFA's upcoming meeting in Nyon in September. The PFSC is composed of representatives from the European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL), the players (FIFPro Europe), the clubs (ECA) and the UEFA vice-presidents. ... Read the whole story
Organizers of the inaugural Globe Soccer conference hope it will serve as an opportunity for more fair and transparent transfers during the midseason transfer window. Recalling Major League Baseball's "winter meetings," the conference aims to facilitate trade deals under the same roof. The conference is set for Jan. 4 in ... Read the whole story
Andriy Shevchenko's disappointing three-year stint with Chelsea is almost over. Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed Friday that the striker will leave before the transfer window closes next week."Shevchenko will decide to return to go to play in another team," Ancelotti said. "I spoke with Shevchenko and he would like to ... Read the whole story


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