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Ryan Giggs considers swansong in MLS

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12:31 PM ET 07.14 | Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is considering ending his career in Major League Soccer with David Beckham. The midfielder is likely to retire from Premier League football at the end of next season, but is intrigued by the idea of playing in the U.S. "Becks is probably the biggest footballer worldwide and he's still playing for England's national team so it's hard not to respect the quality of MLS," said Giggs. "Being in America you have a great lifestyle -- good for raising a family -- and the play is getting better."

The Sun

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July 14, 2010  12:36 PM ET

Better late than pregnant, huh FN??

July 14, 2010  12:45 PM ET
QUOTE:

Dettmar Cramer, one of the greatest football coaches of all time, lists his opinion of the best World Cup champion squads. He was 5 years old when the first world Cup was played, so he has a bit of personal experience.1) Brazil ??? 19702) Brazil ??? 19583) Italy ??? 19384) Germany ??? 19545) Italy ??? 19826) Germany ??? 19747) Uruguay ??? 19508) Germany ??? 19909) France ??? 199810) Spain ??? 201011) Argentina ??? 198612) Uruguay ??? 193013) Argentina ??? 197814) Brazil ??? 196215) Italy ??? 193416) Brazil ??? 199417) Brazil ??? 200218) England ??? 196619) Italy ??? 2006

Glad he gave Italia 82 and Deutschland 74 some love - the two most underrated World Cup squads of all time. I hate playing the "what if" game, but it does force one to recall what would have happened were it not for "il Grande Torino" air disaster. Amazed he put Spain in at number 10.

July 14, 2010  12:45 PM ET

Brazil 2002 so low?? I can understand if they are not as good as the original 3 titles, but they at least better than 1994.

July 14, 2010  12:48 PM ET

Anyone catching the U-20 Women's WC on ESPNU? Anyone? Anyone?

July 14, 2010  01:05 PM ET

Guys, part 2 of my series about the future of World Cup teams is now up. Come take a look at Argentina. If you missed England's yesterday then click on the link of that page. Here it is:

http://sportsnickel.com/2010/07/14/the-future-of-soccer-part-ii-argentina/


Let me know what you think!

July 14, 2010  01:14 PM ET

Giggs needs to join the Fire now. As in Saturday when he is in town...

Forget about him playing another year for United- Chicago needs him now!

July 14, 2010  01:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Giggs needs to join the Fire now. As in Saturday when he is in town...Forget about him playing another year for United- Chicago needs him now!

Chicago needs BLANCO! You know, I know, we all know it! Just admit it...

July 14, 2010  01:32 PM ET

New Fulham Kits:
http://www.fulhamusa.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=art icle&sid=965

July 14, 2010  01:34 PM ET

http://tinyurl.com/239fdea
better link

July 14, 2010  01:35 PM ET

"Podolski will arrive only on one condition - Huntelaar will be sold to the Premier League and this will open up new economic scenarios for us," Galliani told Sky Sport Italia.

July 14, 2010  01:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

"Podolski will arrive only on one condition - Huntelaar will be sold to the Premier League and this will open up new economic scenarios for us," Galliani told Sky Sport Italia.

This doesn't sound like a good idea to me. I'd love to see him do well at a big club, but he didn't do the greatest at Bayern.

July 14, 2010  01:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

http://tinyurl.com/239fdeabetter link

Kappa, eh?

I can just see the West London beer bellies ripping the seems on these shirts real quick.

July 14, 2010  01:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

This doesn't sound like a good idea to me. I'd love to see him do well at a big club, but he didn't do the greatest at Bayern.

Neither did a guy that many people at the time were calling Landycakes.

He's young enough to where he should get another chance somewhere bigger than where he is now (not that there is anything wrong with where he is now).

July 14, 2010  01:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Glad he gave Italia 82 and Deutschland 74 some love - the two most underrated World Cup squads of all time. I hate playing the "what if" game, but it does force one to recall what would have happened were it not for "il Grande Torino" air disaster. Amazed he put Spain in at number 10.

I still say Italy '06 beats Spain '10. But then again, I'm biased.

July 14, 2010  01:57 PM ET
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I still say Italy '06 beats Spain '10. But then again, I'm biased.

I'm in the same boat, but we're going to have to let posterity elevate 2006 Italia to its rightful place, as there were just way too many iconic players in that squad. Once they've all come to the end of their careers and/or have retired, they will be remember a lot more fondly. I'm sure of it.

July 14, 2010  02:13 PM ET

what a lame new T&R

July 14, 2010  02:16 PM ET
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True, but he didn't play much with Toni and Klose up front. Hell, when Klinsmann flat out didn't like him at the club level, placing Donovan in the pecking order over him. I think for him to be succesful at Milan he should primarily be employed as a hanging striker or left winger, the mirror opposite of how Mueller plays both for Germany and Bayern. Podolski obviously has the talent. He is not a Milan Baros.

would he want to leave Koln again tho?

July 14, 2010  02:34 PM ET

HAHAHA! oh man ESPN just called the redbulls the New York/New Jersey Redbulls! I know we rip the name here but one would think the Leader could get the official name right

July 14, 2010  02:36 PM ET
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HAHAHA! oh man ESPN just called the redbulls the New York/New Jersey Redbulls! I know we rip the name here but one would think the Leader could get the official name right

Boo-Ya!!!

 
July 14, 2010  02:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#29):

Boo-Ya!!!

Now if only we could trick them into calling them the New Jersey Red COWS, then I could feel a real sense of accomplishment.

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