Reuters Soccer Blog

Eto’o's arrival could change Inter’s entire approach

September 1, 2009

It is a bit early to be making judgements on the new Inter Milan (especially after a lacklustre first league game) but the 4-0 thrashing of AC Milan at the weekend suggests the Samuel Eto’o-Zlatan Ibrahimovic swap could completely change their way of playing.

Jeers and loathing in Los Angeles for Beckham

July 20, 2009

He was supposed to be the man who would take soccer in the United States to the next level yet David Beckham is in danger of becoming an embarrassing liability to the game in the country.

Madrid’s millions prompt anger in Milan

July 7, 2009

While new Real Madrid signing Cristiano Ronaldo was being presented in front of a packed and excited Bernabeu, another great European club was dealing with an influx of fans but for a very different reason.

Do Juventus or Milan have the next Guardiola?

June 16, 2009

There is nothing new about putting expensively assembled football teams into the hands of former players with glorious on-field pasts and little coaching experience. But I think it’s fair to say that Pep Guardiola’s remarkable success in his maiden season in the Barcelona dugout contributed to AC Milan and Juventus recently appointing novice managers Leonardo and Ciro Ferrara.

Kaka deal highlights Serie A decline

June 10, 2009

The departure of Kaka from AC Milan to Real Madrid marks the end of the Italian era in European football. Not only can Italian clubs not attract the best players in the world to play in Serie A but now, when they unearth a talent like Kaka, they can’t stop them from leaving.

Now it’s official — Kaka signs for Real Madrid

June 8, 2009

They took their time getting there but Kaka is now officially a Real Madrid player.

Why would Milan sell Kaka now and not in January?

June 3, 2009

AC Milan’s PR machine has ground to a halt in recent weeks but it may have to leap into action shortly to explain to fans why they have sold Kaka for a good deal less than they could have in January.

from Left field:

Nadal loses at French Open, Ancelotti leaves AC Milan

May 31, 2009

It has been quite a day in the world of sport, especially for tired sports journalists.