Ajax coach Henk ten Cate set to take Chelsea assistant job under Avram Grant [SI.com]
Radamel Falcao can't seem to stop scoring. After netting a hattrick against Botafogo to send River Plate to the quarters of the Copa Sudamericana, the Colombian striker added one on Sunday to help knock Boca Juniors into third place in the Argentine Apertura. River still sit four places behind their porteno rivals, but Falcao is definitely someone to watch. As for Boca, held goalless in Sunday's match, perhaps it's time to look for a proven finisher, rather than the aging Martin Palermo.
Independiente lead cut to one point, River Plate beats Boca Juniors [IHT.com]
If you thought 2FST4U was clever, and you've got a few thousand quid to part with, why not show your love on yer motaah with a personalized plate. Now, I'm not sure why anyone would pay $8,000 for a WE57 HAM plate, but then again, I'm not sure why anyone buys a season ticket to see the Hammers. I'm guessing in England, you get to keep this plate for a while, because for 36,000 pounds sterling (about $72K) for a Gunners plate seems excessive when that could easily buy me a few pints and a pie from the Emirates.
Mad Drivers Bid for "WE57 HAM" Plate [Guardian Football]
I know you're all coming down from the er, euphoria of the Women's World Cup, but apparently chicks ain't good for footy. Or at least that's what Josef Szabo of Dynamo Kiev thinks, responding to a reporter after finally winning a match:
"Personally, I'm not ashamed because I see how in a short time they have madeWell, I guess Jo-Jo wasn't watching the England hype during last year's World Cup. If that wasn't support from the England WAGs, what was it? You certainly can't blame them for the Three Lions' impotence, right?
very good progress, because I have taken them away from their women, from their
wives. We went to the (training) base, because women in football are a
scourge. They do not understand that men need to work, that they have a hard job
Soccer-Wives, girlfriends to blame for Dynamo Kiev's form: coach [Reuters UK]