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Azzurri: Cesare Prandelli Picks Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli announced his 23 man squad for the friendly against the Ivory Coast which will take place on Tuesday in England. Many of the names chosen by Marcello Lippi were dropped. Prandelli made some expected changes following the World Cup disappointment with Fabio Quagliarella the only striker […]

AC Milan Finishes Last in Emirates Cup

AC Milan fans saw the best and worst of their squad this weekend in London as the club competed in what has become a big-name tournament.  The Emirates Cup is a two-day preseason event where host Arsenal and three clubs (many of whom are sponsored by Emirates Airlines) compete to win […]

AC Milan = American Club Milan?

As always, it pays to take all off-season transfer rumors with a grain of salt.  But one rumor within the realm of possibility suggest a move of pure genius by the Rossoneri. Yahoo Sports is reporting that Fulham star and American national team member Clint Dempsey has been targeted by […]

How Milan Can Become Great Again

It’s been a perculiar, unpredictable season for Milan as the side have endured great levels of torment from humiliating defeats to the likes of Inter and Manchester United, and they have found themselves looking desperately blunt on other occasions, often with dramatic late goals saving them from further embarrassment. Huntelaar’s […]

Lessons Learned from Giornata 18

Like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, Italian soccer has returned to our airwaves, and this week’s matches saw the return of David Beckham, the goal of the year, and some good calcio as well.  As reports roll in of players leaving Italy in transfers, the question is […]

Most Expensive Injuries In Serie A

The 2008-2009 season starts end of month but several big names will be missing come opening day.  AC Milan especially are showing their weakened status with several poor performances in pre-season, including a 0 – 5 loss to London’s Chelsea last week in Russia.  Who do you think will be the most […]

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Arsenal and Man City Fans: ESPN to Televise Emirates Cup & Audi Cup On US TV

For soccer fans who can’t wait until the European seasons start in a few weeks, ESPN has acquired different rights packages to three upcoming pre-season tournaments — the Emirates Cup, Audi Cup and International Champions Cup, which will feature teams such as Arsenal, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Real Madrid […]

Spain Plagued By Injuries

La Furia got together on Tuesday as they begin preparations for their upcoming World Cup qualifier matches against Estonia and Belgium.   Valencia midfielder Raúl Albiol joins Barcelona’s Carles Puyol (foot infection) and Andrés Iniesta (knee), Villarreal’s Santi Cazorla (leg contusion), and Sevilla’s  Diego Capel (hamstring) in the list of players […]

Gary Speed: Football Focus Interview and Video Tributes

httpv://youtu.be/7OIg_rIj_vM Gary Speed appeared on Football Focus, the BBC football show, earlier on Saturday alongside former Leeds United teammate Gary McAllister for a discussion regarding several topics. Eerily, it would be his last TV interview. Only hours later, Speed was found dead in his garage by his wife. While the […]

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