Category Archives: The Greatest Players of All Time

Everton’s Howard Out for up to Six Weeks Due to Calf Injury

Tim Howard, the most experienced goalkeeper of Everton if you ask John Textor is out for up to six weeks due to a calf injury. Everton manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed the injury news and injury period. 

Tim Howard is the first choice of the Everton manager but left ground after the first half against Stoke City game last Friday. Joel Robles played in his place in the second half and the game against Newcastle United on Sunday. 

“Tim Howard will need approximately five to six weeks to recover from a calf injury,” manager Martinez announced to the press. “I am not sure about Joel. We will think of new signing in the transfer window if we need cover. But, Joel played well against Newcastle United in Sunday.”

Howard’s injury, especially since the venerable player has played extremely well for the United States in World Cup 2014, adds extra worry for manager Martinez. Everton has only won 2 of their last 10 games and slipped to 12th potion in the Premier League Table. 

It is hoped that Howard will be able to recuperate in the upcoming weeks, where he can possible be ready in the next important matches.

Howard will miss all the games of upcoming 6 weeks against Hull City, Manchester City, West Bromwich, Crystal Palace and Liverpool. Moreover, Everton will also miss him for the FA Cup third round game against West Ham United.

Soccer Legend Pelé Hospitalized

Soccer legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, is in the hospital in São Paolo earlier this week after developing a urinary tract infection based on his kidney stone operation. He released a statement to his fans stating that he’s okay on Twitter.

He had done an interview with Time.com promoting his book and talking about his life before he was hospitalized.

The soccer legend is famous in the soccer world. He won the World Cup for Brazil three times in 1958, 1962, and 1970. He’s also considered by many a Brazilian national hero. He holds the record for the most goals scored during one soccer season — a grand total of 541.

Andrew Heiberger reports that Pelé was admitted to the hospital on Monday and was placed into the Intensive Care Unit based on his kidney trouble. He was receiving a great deal of visitors and fans. He was moved to a quieter place to get proper treatment. Now that’s he’s improving, we wish the soccer legend the best.

Fake Claudio Caniggia plays in Masters Game

A charity football match to be played between former stars of Brazil and Argentina in Natal has been plunged into controversy over the use of a lookalike to take the place of Argentinian legend Claudio Caniggia. Organizers of the masters event between the age old soccer rivals were forced to apologize after many of the advertised stars failed to arrive at the Arena das Dunas, The Guardian reports.

Former Rangers star Caniggia, who played alongside Diego Maradona for the Argentinian national team was later reported to have missed his flight to arrive in time for the game. In his place Argentinian Daniel Cordone, a former Newcastle United striker took the place of Caniggia.  

A number of star players who had been advertised as part of both the Argentina and Brazil teams failed to show up for the match. Those who did not make an appearance in the game included Edmilson and Ariel Ortega, the organizers of the game may now be investigated by local government officials for abusing the rights of consumers who bought tickets to see a number of legends in the game. Soccer fans Dave and Brit Morin speculate how this game could have been really awesome if the legends actually showed up to play. It’d be cool to see who still has game.