What The Soccer Guys are Reading – August 17, 2010

Geovanni becomes the MLS's 14th designated player after he signed with the San Jose Earthquakes. Courtesy SJEarthquakes.com

The Guardian – Mistakes cost Newcastle season opener - Daniel Taylor

Mistakes by newly-promoted Magpies sacrifices a rare win at Old Trafford, falling 3-0 to Manchester United in the season opener. Berbatov stared in beating with one goal and an array of chances to boot.

MLSsoccer.com – Geovanni slotted as 14th Designated Player in MLS - Frank Stranzi

Former Barcelona and Hull City midfielder joins San Jose Earthquakes as team’s first-ever DP. The creative midfielder will be depended on immediately to make plays for a team that is starving for goals.

The Daily Record - Hoops add Swedish stopper to shore up defense

Dainel Majstorovic signs a two-year deal with Celtic from Swedish club, AEK Athens. The 33-year-old international vows to make a difference at Parkhead. Majstorovic marks Neil Lennon’s eighth signing this summer.

Irish Times – Young Boys to play Spurs with utmost confidence

Despite the talent that Tottenham possess, the Swiss side seem to be heavy with belief and even respect of their oppenent ahead of today’s Champions League leg. The cup tie will be Spurs’s first since 1962.

Sky Sports – Liverpool look to Holland for more firepower

New manager Roy Hodgson is prepared to bid over £10 million for Ola Toivonen, the Swedish international and PSV striker. With five goals in his team’s first two games, the Reds see the 24-year-old as another asset up front.

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