Monday, May 15, 2006

Soccer Digest - 5/15/2006

Chelsea sign Ballack to 3 year deal.
Michael Ballack made his expected move to Stamford Bridge today as he was unveiled as Chelsea's new midfielder. He signed a 3 year deal worth a reported to be worth 130,000 pounds a week, which makes him the highest paid player in England. In the press conference, Ballack stated that he chose Chelsea over Manchester United due to Chelsea's recent form and the life London offers over Manchester especially for his family. Ballack will be playing in a crowded midfield with Frank Lampard, Joe Cole and Claude Makelele.

DC United move back into first on MLS Power Rankings. has DC United moving back into first place in their MLS Power Rankings, following their 2-1 victory over Kansas City this last weekend. United regained first place in the Eastern Conference, replacing Kansas City with 14 points to their 13. United are still second in the Supporters Sheild standings, 1 point behind FC Dallas with 15, but United have 1 game in hand.

RBNY "Seeing Red" over Guevara sitting in the stands.
Amado Guevara was substituted in the 55th minute of the Red Bull New York match this weekend against the Chicago Fire. Guevara promptly left the pitch, went straight to the locker room, showered, then reappered in the stands and sat in the first row with his wife and watched his team yet again finish a match in a draw, after leading with a 1 goal lead. RBNY coach Mo "I'm on borrowed time" Johnston siad that he will deal with Guevara and it will be a stern response to the disrepect he showed his fellow teammates. RBNY should trade him to LA, it seems he doesn't want to play for New York, and this way Lalas can threaten him if he shows up late again.


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