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Toronto FC 0-0 Sporting Kansas City: Dire draw for struggling teams

Posted Sunday, June 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Both Toronto FC and Sporting Kansas City are hoping their 2011 Major League Soccer seasons take a turn for the better, but the paltry point the two teams earned for their scoreless draw doesn't bode well for a revival of either squad. First Half Psychologically, both teams came into the match a bit fragile. TFC had been shellacked in its last outing by the Philadelphia Union, a team newer to ...Full Story »

Keane brace keeps Ireland pace - Keane brace sees Ireland keep up with Group B pace

Posted Sunday, June 05, 2011 by skysports.com

At the double: The Ireland skipper notches again to make sure of the win Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane notched a brace to help his country beat Macedonia and keep up with the Euro 2012 Group B qualifying pace. The striker saw his long-range shot deflect off Nikolce Noveski to hand Ireland a seventh-minute lead - and notch his landmark 50th goal for his country. Shay Given made a gr...Full Story »

Pedro Leon will leave Real Madrid despite wanting to stay at the Bernabeu

Posted Sunday, June 05, 2011 by Goal.com

Pedro Leon will not be at Real Madrid next season after he was told that he would not be required at the Bernabeu, according to reports in the Spanish press. Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho has made it clear that the former Getafe winger was not part of his plans for the forthcoming campaign, as the former Chelsea boss looks to trim down his squad. The 24-year-old midfielder has been out of f...Full Story »

Mourinho keen on Coentrao - Portugese coach keen to build 'new era' with Real Madrid

Posted Sunday, June 05, 2011 by skysports.com

Coentrao: Attracted Mourinho's attention this summer Jose Mourinho has revealed an interest in bringing Benfica full-back Fabio Coentrao to Real Madrid. The Portugese coach broke a month-long silence in a radio interview with Cadena Ser on Thursday and praised the versatility of the 23-year-old. Coentrao has been linked with some of Europe's biggest clubs - including Manchester United, Chelse...Full Story »

Cazorla and Co. help Spain destroy US

Posted Sunday, June 05, 2011 by Supersport.com

Two goals by Santi Cazorla and one apiece from Alvaro Negredo and Fernando Torres led world champions Spain to a 4-0 rout of United States in a friendly on Saturday. Spain were 3-0 up at halftime in front of a 64,121 crowd and it could have been even more after David Villa had a goal harshly disallowed for offside and Negredo clipped the crossbar. Cazorla put them ahead in the 28th minute af...Full Story »

Young and the restless

Posted Sunday, June 05, 2011 by The Sun

NUCLEAR SUB ... Milner and Baines hail goal hero Young SUB Ashley Young saved England from the Swiss abyss then roared: I've proved my point.Three Lions boss Fabio Capello sprung a shock by leaving the Aston Villa winger on the bench.Yet Young — thrown into the mix at half-time — was still the darling of Wembley thanks to his classy leveller.And he said: "Of course I was disappointe...Full Story »

Capello: We were shattered! England boss blames a long season for woeful show against Switzerland

Posted Sunday, June 05, 2011 by

Fabio Capello blamed fatigue at the end of a long season as England could only draw 2-2 with Switzerland at Wembley on Saturday afternoon. When asked what was missing, the Italian said: 'In this period, always the energy. You can see the Switzerland players were fresher. They have had a different season. In need of a boost: Fabio Capello looks on as England struggle to match Switzerland for...Full Story »

Sociedad signs Valenciennes coach Montanier

Posted Sunday, June 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP)—Real Sociedad has hired Valenciennes coach Philippe Montanier to lead the Spanish league club for the next two seasons. The 47-year-old Frenchman replaces Martin Lasarte, who was fired after guiding the Basque club to a 15th-place finish and just avoiding relegation only in the last round of games. Montanier is coming off a 12th-place finish with French club V...Full Story »

Pavlyuchenko hat-trick settles Russia's nerves

Posted Sunday, June 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

* Pavlyuchenko scores hat-trick after criticising coach * Russia looked nervous despite winning, says Advocaat ST PETERSBURG, June 4 (Reuters) - Roman Pavlyuchenko struck a hat-trick to give Russia a 3-1 comeback win over Armenia on Saturday, keeping them in the hunt for a Euro 2012 qualifying place from a tight Group B. Russia, who went into the game level on points with Ireland and Slovaki...Full Story »

Eto'o penalty miss puts Cameroon on spot

Posted Sunday, June 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Inter Milan star Samuel Eto'o fluffed a late penalty as Cameroon were held 0-0 at home by Senegal and are in danger of missing the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. Eto'o banged his 88th-minute penalty against the crossbar, reviving memories of another late missed spot kick that cost Cameroon a place at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. A point before a capacity 45,000 crowd in Yao...Full Story »

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