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The Lead Story- Owen to United? A shock move has happened between maligned striker Michael Owen and Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson has already confirmed the player as a United player. He said the following :"Michael is a world class forward with a proven goalscoring record at the highest level and that has never been in question. Coming to Manchester United with the expectations that we have is something that Michael will relish." This move is a huge one for Michael Owen and his career. The free agent is now at yet another crossroads in his career. Owen's first crossroad was when he left Liverpool as a mere lad with a ton of potential to play for Real Madrid and then the subsequent return to England at Newcastle. Since being at Newcastle, Owen has been the captain most of the time and has also been oft-injured. One must only think about the talent he was (and really still is) when he is not injured. When not injured, Owen is one of the best scorers in the world, no joke. This is a great move for a player that has been on the outs of the England National Team and is also looking to recapture the form he used to have before his move to Real Madrid. Owen will be the number 3 striker and should see a lot of time with United because of the vast amount of matches that they play year-in and year-out. As a big fan, I really wish this player the best of luck and I think that Owen will rediscover form. He won't ever be the same guy that we all saw running around in a Liverpool kit, but he will find a goalscoring form again.
City Make Play for Terry, Again- Manchester City have made another move for John Terry. Chelsea have once again turned down the offer for their center-back captain. One can not blame Man. City for this chase, but it just seems too far-fetched at this juncture. Terry is a great defender and an even better captain and it would be great for City to bring in someone of his capability. But the fact that he is a great captain means that he not move to City for any regardless of the large sum of money that they can offer. Then again, money does do a ton of talking.
Chamakh for Adebayor- Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal, could be set to trade the services of Emmanuel Adebayor for those of Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh. Chamakh is said to be a back-up plan. But why not go after Gomis of St. Etienne? I admit that I don't know much about the player, but Gomis seems to be a better option. He's a bigger forward that has pace and scores goals. Not to mention, he plays better with better players around him. Your decision Arsene.
Games of the Day- CONCACAF Gold Cup
Canada v. Jamaica- 8:00 eastern
Key Matchup: Paul Stalteri vs. Ricardo Fuller, Marlon King
El Salvador v. Costa Rica- 10:00 eastern
Key Matchup: Eliseo Quintanilla vs. Walter Centeno
Well, I've gotta run. It's been Keeper and I'm out.