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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009
AC Milan "bottled" the transfer of Brazilian midfielder Kaka to Manchester City, according to City's Chief Executive Garry Cook, returning home from Italy after the Serie A club turned down the EPL team's $150 million offer for the player.   Cook said that although he knew a deal wouldn't be ... Read the whole story
Having failed to secure the services of Kaka, Manchester City found itself without another Brazilian, striker Robinho, who went missing from the team's training camp in Tenerife on Monday.   The club refused to comment on reports that the player had returned to South America after falling out with City ... Read the whole story
Brazilian soccer's biggest signing will be sidelined as the new season kicks off this week, writes Brain Homewood. Ronaldo, 32, who joined Corinthians last month, is still struggling to regain fitness following a long term knee injury he suffered last February.   "It's best not to make a prediction," said ... Read the whole story
His regular column in the Chronicle may not win any prizes for originality, but former pro Glenn Davis makes a fair point Tuesday in calling on those MLS teams with quiet stadiums to pull out all stops this season to create "more passionate environments."   In stringent economic times, teams ... Read the whole story
The decision to cancel ESPN2's regular Thursday night MLS broadcast may not be as bad as it sounds, writes Frank Giase, because there could be a number of benefits to spreading the games out across the week from Wednesday to Saturday.   "One of the problems the past two years ... Read the whole story
"There have been five goalless draws this season, home and away against Stoke City, away at Aston Villa and at Anfield against Fulham and West Ham United, but this was worse. This was a match that Liverpool had won and contrived to draw, in a way that must have felt ... Read the whole story
Strikers Fabian Espindola and Kenny Deuchar have both left Real Salt Lake. The Argentine signed with Deportivo Anzoategui in Venezuela last week, while Deuchar, who never lived up to his nickname Dr. Goals in MLS, has signed for Scottish Premier League side Hamilton Academical. Read the whole story
"The fans must vent their anger, I understand that." Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear, who has been known for the odd loss of temper, empathizes with fans frustrated at his team's 3-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers at the weekend. Read the whole story

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