With so many players having their careers guided by agents and motivated by cold-blooded, cool-headed monetary considerations and advertising contracts we rarely get to see a player whose hot-blooded love for a club continues to gush uncontrollably from the bottom of his heart. It may be old school but it’s a lesson that Rui Costa continues to deliver in style.
Source: Goal.com - Editorial/Comment - Rui Costa: Lessons From The Maestro
Luisao doubtful for 2nd leg
"(Luisao) is not fit enough to play the friendly against Algeria on August 22," said a statement from the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).
Source: Sporting Life / INJURED LUISAO OUT OF BRAZIL SQUAD
It was Adu's debut (woo-hoo!)
Adu was inserted as an attacking midfielder, but drifted out to the wings in an attempt to find some space to operate. As the new boy in town, he limited himself to quick, snappy passes instead of trying to run at defenders. Early in the second half, Adu sent a pass to the Paraguayan Oscar Cardozo, whose header was stopped by goalkeeper Jesper Christiansen. Late in the game, Adu attempted a bicycle kick, but his shot went wide of the goal.
Source: NY Times soccer blog / Adus European Debut
Notícia from Mais futebol
Player's Union says something about Anderson. Source: Anderson recebe nota de culpa até sexta-feira
Katsouranis will play for Greece against Spain. Source: Katsouranis chamado para o particular entre Grécia e Espanha
Leixões coach comments on this weekend's league opening game vs Benfica. Source: Carlos Brito e o jogo com o Benfica: «Não seremos subservientes nem arrogantes»
20K+ spectators expected for Leixões-Benfica. Source: Leixões-Benfica: mais de 20 mil espectadores no Estádio do Bessa
...I think. Because I don't know Portuguese.