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Walter Sabatini believes Roma only need minor alterations for next season

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Roma director Walter Sabatini has given an indication of what to expect during the transfer window as he sets the agenda amid reports of a planned revolution.The futures of Mirko Vucinic, Jeremy Menez and Marco Borriello have all come under scrutiny as they have been linked with departures.However, Sabatini suggested there would not be major changes, though he claimed the club would continue to ...Full Story »

Cuban player defects during CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

CHICAGO (AFP) - Cuban soccer player Yosniel Mesa has defected during the CONCACAF Gold Cup, leaving the team hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, and telling US media he wants to play professionally outside Cuba. In an interview aired Sunday on the Spanish language television network Univision, Mesa said he decided before the tournament, the regional championship for North and Central America an...Full Story »

Mexico claim group win in CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

CHICAGO (AFP) - Mexico sealed their Group A victory in the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 4-1 triumph over Costa Rica. Andres Guardado scored twice, and Rafael Marquez and Pablo Barrera added a goal apiece for Mexico, the defending champions who won all three of their Group A matches despite a squad reduced to 17 players after five were withdrawn by Mexican football authorities after positive drug te...Full Story »

McClaren back in England with Forest

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Former England boss Steve McClaren was on Monday named as the new manager of Championship side Nottingham Forest, the former European champions announced. McClaren, who returns to the game after being sacked by German side Wolfsburg in February, succeeds Billy Davies, the Scot who on Sunday paid the price for twice failing to take Forest back to the Premier League via the play-of...Full Story »

Liverpool success in Suarez's sights

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LIVERPOOL, England (AFP) - Liverpool striker Luis Suarez believes the Reds can bring silverware to Anfield next term if they maintain the form they showed during the final five months of the last campaign over a full season. The Merseysiders enjoyed a huge surge following the appointment of Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish as manager in succession to Roy Hodgson on January and went on to take 34 ...Full Story »

Man Utd sign Blackburn defender Jones

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Blackburn Rovers said it was the lure of the Champions League that sealed the transfer of teenage defender Phil Jones to Premier League champions Manchester United. United announced on Monday that they had agreed terms with Rovers for Jones, with the 19-year-old due to sign a five-year contract upon his return from the ongoing European Under-21 Championship in Denmark. United th...Full Story »

Defending champ Mexico, Costa Rica into quarters

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

CHICAGO (AP)—A depleted Mexico squad reached the Gold Cup quarterfinals after capping an unbeaten preliminary stage with a 4-1 win over Costa Rica, which also advanced as the second-place team in Group A. Andres Guardado scored twice as defending champion Mexico took a 3-0 lead by the 26th minute against Costa Rica on Sunday. It was Mexico’s second win since five players were suspen...Full Story »

Zelaya scores 2 in El Salvador’s 6-1 win over Cuba

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

CHICAGO (AP)—Rodolfo Zelaya scored a goal in each half as El Salvador kept its Gold Cup quarterfinals hopes alive with a 6-1 rout of Cuba on Sunday. Osael Romero, Lester Blanco, Arturo Alvarez and Eliseo Quintanilla also scored for El Salvador, which now has four points in Group A and will have to wait out the remaining two days of group stage games to see if it can advance. The top two ...Full Story »

Depleted Mexico rout Costa Rica, finish unbeaten in Gold Cup

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

CHICAGO, June 12 (Reuters) - Mexico, under a cloud after five players tested positive for doping, completed an unbeaten Group A run in the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 4-1 victory over Costa Rica on Sunday. The win, in the shadow of the doping suspensions which they claimed was the result of contaminated food, ensured Mexico advanced to the quarter-finals. They were joined in the quarter-finals by...Full Story »

McClaren lands Forest job

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 by The Sun

STEVE McCLAREN is poised to be unveiled as the new Nottingham Forest manager.The ex-England boss will step in just a day after Billy Davies got the sack.Talks are well advanced and McClaren is ready to take on the challenge.A source close to the negotiations said: "He is the outstanding candidate, he is desperate to get back into football and Forest is a huge club."It's a challenge and he seem...Full Story »

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