Reuters Soccer Blog

Will Rooney’s departure signal United’s decline?

October 20, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/Wayne Rooney’s demand for a move away from Manchester United has stunned manager Alex Ferguson, especially given the striker’s poor form and support the club have given him through personal problems.

Breaking news: Rooney wants to leave Manchester United, Ferguson shocked

October 19, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/England striker Wayne Rooney wants to leave Manchester United, manager Alex Ferguson said on Wednesday.

Champions League podcast, episode 3

October 19, 2010

This week the podcast panel discuss the clash of European aristocracy at the Bernabeu, where nine-times winners Real Madrid host seven-tiems champions AC Milan, plus the Wayne Rooney saga and the plight of Liverpool.

Rooney’s place on United periphery needs urgent resolution

October 18, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/In eight months Wayne Rooney has plummeted from “the best player in the world” to a substitute against West Bromwich Albion and his current position on the Old Trafford periphery will need to be sorted out very soon.

Hodgson fends off Liverpool crisis talk but…

October 18, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/With their new owners perched in the stands and the shackles of their long-running takeover saga finally cast off, the Merseyside Derby was meant to be the dawn of a new era for Liverpool.

Italian referee leads the way in battling racist chants

October 18, 2010

SOCCER-ITALY/Italian soccer has long struggled with racist chanting, a horror which has largely been stamped out in countries like England and Germany.

Liverpool have new owners – what they need now is Torres back to his best

October 15, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/LIVERPOOL-SALEBuying Liverpool may prove the easy part for new owners who will be expected to spend freely to rescue the five times European champions from their worst start to a season in more than 50 years.

Liverpool board leads 2-1 in court cases with end now in sight

October 14, 2010

SOCCER-LIVERPOOL/Here we go again. After another legal victory in the High Court for the Liverpool board and main creditor RBS, all eyes turn to Dallas, where a new hearing on the ownership battle is underway.

Liverpool board wins right to sell but another court battle looms

October 13, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/LIVERPOOL-COURT

Updates at 0029 GMT, Thursday after Texas court injunction and Liverpool statement.

Serb violence shows soccer still struggling to stop flares

October 13, 2010

SOCCER-EURO/Italian police and stewards knew Tuesday’s Euro qualifier with Serbia could be a tense affair given the two countries’ problems with hooliganism and the high-profile nature of the match.