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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009
Thierry Henry says he considered retiring from international soccer in the wake of the uproar surrounding his handball that helped set up France's goal against Ireland to clinch World Cup qualification. Henry, who was booed relentlessly even in Spain when he appeared for Barcelona at Athletic Bilbao last weekend, told ... Read the whole story
Andrew Guest explains in detail why the stunning success of MLS in Seattle was thanks to factors far beyond a solid Sounders business plan. Guest, who grew up in Seattle in the 1970s and 1980s, details the "landmarks" -- stadiums, indoor facilities, soccer pubs, adult leagues, college teams, soccer stores ... Read the whole story
"Last season, there were 103 Brazilians in the Champions League and only 15 Englishmen. More Scots played in the Champions League last season than English players," said Alex Ferguson, a Scotsman who has lived in England since 1986 when he first became Manchester United head coach, in explaining why he ... Read the whole story
Sports Illustrated's Jonah Freedman reminds us that the state of Utah hadn't celebrated a championship at the professional level in any sport since the Utah Stars took the American Basketball Association (ABA) title in 1971. On Monday morning, Salt Lake City woke up "knowing its pro soccer team made it ... Read the whole story
Former New England Revolution player and coach Walter Zenga was fired as coach of Serie A team Palermo on Monday and replaced by ex-Lazio coach Delio Rossi. The move followed Palermo's 1-1 at home with Sicilian rival Catania. Zenga, who coached Catania before switching to Palermo in the offseason, is ... Read the whole story
Concerned with the recent events on and off the field that have shook international soccer, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has called an extraordinary meeting of the executive committee before next month's World Cup draw. Among the possible topics: Thierry Henry's handball in the France-Ireland World Cup qualifier, German police's discovery ... Read the whole story
Wigan players are so embarrassed by their 9-1 loss at Tottenham in the English Premier League that they have offered to refund Wigans the cost of their tickets to see the match at White Hart Lane. "We feel that as a group of players we badly let down our supporters ... Read the whole story


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