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Evening Ticker: Cherundolo out four weeks, Brazil wins in WWC and more


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The U.S. men's national team won't be the only team to suffer from Steve Cherundolo's ankle injury.

Having picked up the knock in the Gold Cup final against Mexico last Saturday, Cherundolo has been ruled out for four weeks, meaning he will miss all of Hannover 96's preseason preparations. It is likely, however, that Cherundolo will be healthy for Hannover's season opener on August 6 against TSG Hoffenheim. 

The captain of the team, Cherundolo helped Hannover to a fourth-place finish last season.  

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Brazil and Norway got off to winning starts in their World Cup campaigns, defeating Australia and Equatorial Guinea, respectively. Brazil won 1-0 on a second half goal from Rosana, who took a touch on the ball before unleashing a powerful shot into the back of the net. Emilie Haavi gave Norway its victory with a goal in the 84th minute, giving the Norwegians a result in a game that saw them hit the post three times.


Barcleona has bolstered its bid for Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, and the European champions are hopeful of a positive response within the next two days. Barcelona has submitted a $56.1 million bid plus add-ons in an attempt to finally land Fabregas. Barcelona president Sandro Rosell wants to complete the transfer before he goes on vacation next week, and believes this is the fairest offer the club can offer Arsenal.


Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez and Barcelona are continuing negotations over a potential transfer worth a reported $70.6 million. With Manchester City dropping out of the race to sign the 22-year-old, Barcelona are now the favorites to acquire him. Sanchez has only ever wanted to make a switch to Barcelona, according to Udinese, but the Italian club has not ruled out keeping its highly-coveted player.


What do you think of Cherundolo missing preseason preparations? Were you impressed by Brazil's 1-0 win? Think Barcelona will have more talent or debt this season?

Share your thoughts below.

  • mistadobolina

    is barcelona trying to field multiple teams for the next few years? seriously they just go get every good young player possible…


  • Colin

    “Barcelona president Sandro Rosell wants to complete the transfer before he goes on vacation next week.”

    I hate having to tie up loose ends at the office before I go on vacation, too. You know, send in some invoices to accounting, clean out my inbox, make a $56.1 M offer for Cesc Fabregas…


  • john.q

    good for barca. i mean… that team totally sucks they could really use the help.


  • irishapple21

    How does Barcelona afford all these wages? I swear they must be connected to underground crime in some way.


  • Adam

    I thought they had $75M total for transfers this summer. Where did the rest of the money come from?


  • Northzax

    They are a quasi-governmental agency. They need money, their Taxpayer sponsers pony up. And now they have Qatar too. Easy money.


  • AcidBurn

    The big question is…if La Masia is the god-like institution it is for developing players, why are they splashing all this cash on free agents? Couldn’t they just plug in some La Masia kids and blow everyone away? “Mes que un club” and all that?

    Or will it be Fabregas, brought to you by the Qatar Foundation?


  • Tom

    Yep, definitely qualifies as a La Masia kid.

    There is a big signing from within the club too, Thiago Alcantara. 90 million buy-out clause.

    But it’s gotta be bs that Barcelona is spending 126 million on Fabregas and Sanchez. The real numbers must be way lower.


  • Dr.MonkeyArmy

    He’s been at Arsenal since he was 16. Fine, he might be a LaMasia kid but Arsenal deserves some credit for his development.


  • bryan

    where is the outrage at barca’s spending spree? i hope there isnt a double standard here.


  • JD in FL

    The way Fabregas played last year he wouldn’t be a starter on Barca. How many stud midfielders do they need? Are Xavi and Iniesta getting old or something? Crazy…


  • Paul Thomas

    It’s pretty sad that so many excellent players end up rotting on the bench at the handful of high-powered clubs, when a league system with any degree of sanity would spread them out so that the best possible players would actually be taking the field at any given time.

    Other clubs really need to boycott playing the superpower clubs until they agree to revenue-sharing– but apparently sucking hind teat is easier/more lucrative/whatever than actually demanding competitive play. Though, half of them are going bankrupt as it is, so I question whether that assessment is really accurate.


  • Jamie Z.

    The next four weeks of Cherundolo’s recovery don’t really worry me all that much — it was the first 79 minutes that I was so concerned about.


  • wides in MN

    After watching their diving and complaining antics against Real Madrid… I’m already there.


  • PD

    Agreed. A club loses their captain to injury, which gives him a leg up in breaking into the starting squad once he heals. Not so for younger players… Maybe that’s why Chandler passed on GC.


  • DC Josh

    Arsenal need to let Cesc go and have Nasri take the reigns. Cesc doesn’t want to live in London anymore.


  • DC Josh

    Pique, Pedro, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Puyol, Bojan Krkic, Busquets all come from La Masia… And so does Cesc.


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