The 2009-10 season propelled Wayne Rooney onto the verge of true greatness but would ultimately signal the beginning of his decline as a Manchester United player. Rooney has gone on to become the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, securing the accolade with a stunning free-kick in a 1-1 draw with Stoke City on Saturday, but the debate rages over where he ranks in a list of United’s legends. There is no doubting England’s top marksman, an honour he also claimed by overtaking Bobby Charlton last September at Wembley, is one of the best players of his generation.
Ian Harkes was too young in the 1990s to capture memories of his father in a D.C. United uniform. Videos, photos and stories, both written and told, have filled in the blanks. The ties that bind father and son to the MLS organization, however, have run constant through the years. And with his signature on a legal document, Ian has followed in John’s determined footsteps. On Monday, 20 years and three months after his father captained the first MLS Cup championship team, Ian Harkes became a second-generation United midfielder. With a multiyear contract finalized over the weekend, the Gonzaga High School and Wake Forest graduate reported to RFK Stadium for the first day of training camp. “It’s
Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) - Angry fans attacked the home of Togo's Kossi Agassa and the "scarred" goalkeeper is now a major doubt for the decisive Africa Cup of Nations clash against DR Congo on Tuesday. The 38-year-old was blamed by Togolese fans for his role in the 3-1 defeat to Morocco last Friday and some took their fury out by targeting his home in the capital Lome at the weekend, forcing police to intervene. "Agassa is very upset and it has had an impact on the morale of the whole team," said Togo coach Claude Le Roy at a press conference ahead of the DR Congo game in the Gabonese port city of Port-Gentil.