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Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi blocks £19 million move to Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi has blocked a potential £19 million move to Athletic Bilbao. With the signing of Lucas Silva from Cruzeiro completed last week, Madrid officials were reportedly ready to sit down with Illarramendi to discuss his future at the club. Athletic Bilbao had made it clear that […]

Ballack Symbolizes All of Chelsea's Troubles

Michael Ballack’s Saturday performance has been heretofore overshadowed by the traumatic injury suffered by Aaron Ramsey, but while there has been a debate as to the fairness of Ryan Shawcross’s tackle on the Welsh protégé, there can be no doubt about Ballack’s embarrassing attack on Carlos Tévez. The score was […]

South Africa-Mexico, France-Uruguay: World Cup Buzz Podcast

Four years of waiting is over, and Richard (me) is a little choken up. He, Laurence McKenna and Kartik Krishnaiyer stop to reflect on World Cup 2010’s significance amidst discussion of South Africa’s tie with Mexico, France’s draw with Uruguay, and Saturday’s matches: Greece-Korea, Argentina-Nigeria, and England-United States.

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]