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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010
Venture capitalist Michael Moritz explains what Manchester United's finances reveal about leveraged buyouts (LBOs): "What's happening to Manchester United football club is similar to the same fate that has beset many U.S. and European companies that have been taken over by LBO firms." Five years ago Manchester United was a ... Read the whole story
Steven Goff gathers press reports from the British media after U.S. striker Landon Donovan scored in Everton's 2-0 win over Sunderland on Wednesday. The Times of London wrote, "The addition of Donovan, an intelligent, thoughtful footballer whose lively movement off the ball was epitomized by Everton's second goal, has clearly ... Read the whole story
Grahame L. Jones reports that Women's Professional Soccer's Los Angeles Sol will announce on Friday that it is ceasing operations. The Sol finished runner-up in the league's seven-team inaugural season in 2009 after dominating the regular season. The Sol featured the Brazilian forward Marta, the world's top women's player who ... Read the whole story
Club America's Paraguayan striker Salvador Cabanas lay in an induced coma in a Mexico City hospital after surgeons unsuccessfully attempted to extract a bullet that had been fired into his head in the men's room of a night club called Bar Bar early Monday morning. He was listed in grave ... Read the whole story
Rick Davis believes that MLS and the Players Union will agree on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) by Sunday's deadline. A strike or lockout cannot be an option: "Simply put, both sides understand the potential destruction of such a nuclear option. It wouldn't be pretty," writes Davis. He adds ... Read the whole story
Manchester United downed Manchester City, 3-1, to advance to the the Carling Cup final with a 4-3 aggregate win. The hero was Wayne Rooney -- and not just because his stoppage-time goal that made the difference. "In the first half Rooney foraged alone up front," writes Richard Williams, "ceaselessly searching ... Read the whole story
A deal to renovate Portland's PGE Park for MLS -- the Timbers are slated to join the league in 2011 -- will have at least four "yeas" when it comes up for a vote next week, with all Portland city commissioners except Amanda Fritz saying Wednesday they would support it. ... Read the whole story
Jeff Bradley, in Angola for the Africa Cup of Nations, chronicles his adventure, which included running into former U.S. coach Bora Milutinovic. "The people of this country continue to amaze me," wrote Bradley on a day that the host team played. "I look around and see so many depressing things ... Read the whole story


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