January 18, 2011

Adrian Ruelas scored twice for Santos
Beginning this week, Yanks Abroad will publish a weekly recap of American players eligible for US youth national teams. Players listed under U-23 are eligible for the 2012 Olympics, U-20s are eligible for the 2011 U-20 World Cup, and the U-18s are eligible for the 2013 U-20 World Cup.

Like always, some players will play up if they have the ability to do so; many players on the current U-20 team will be strong candidates for the U-23 Olympic team.
January 17, 2011

The tenth round draw is set in France
Two Americans will carry on into the final 32 of the Coupe de France after Carlos Bocanegra and Saint-Étienne fell at the previous hurdle.

Coming off a huge upset over Marseille that likely qualifies as the biggest win in club history, Évian Thonon Gaillard have been handed a more mundane draw in the form of a trip to RC Strasbourg.
January 17, 2011

US will host CONCACAF qualifiers
Over the weekend, the United States was awarded the rights to host the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.

It is uncertain at this moment what type of format will be used but in previous years the format included two groups of four teams.
January 16, 2011

Ferrari from his US U-20 days
Italian-American forward Gabriel Ferrari has been released by FC Wohlen.

Wohlen announced Ferrari's departure on their website as the club prepares for the second half of the season.
January 14, 2011

Gooch is off to a good start in Holland.
Oguchi Onyewu's Twente career is off to a good start.

In classic fashion, the burly defender scored off a corner kick in Twente's friendly against Sportfreunde Lotte, which competes in Germany's Regionalliga West.
January 14, 2011

Findley has the green light to play.
US international Robbie Findley successfully obtained his UK work permit after a hearing in London according to a report on Nottingham Forest website.

The US forward previously signed a contract to join the club but it was contingent on obtaining a work permit.
January 14, 2011

Jermaine Jones could be headed to Englan
US national team midfielder Jermaine Jones is reportedly in England, finalizing terms for a loan to Blackburn Rovers that would keep him with Lancashire team through the end of the season.

German magazine Kicker is reporting that a deal is close, with Rovers having an option to buy. Jones' current contract at Schalke runs through 2014 with an annual salary of 3.8 million Euro.
January 14, 2011

Findley hopes to play soon at Forest.
As Robbie Findley begins his work permit appeal process today so that he can officially join Nottingham Forest, the club's coach has admitted that he wants to bring in more Americans.

Forest coach Billy Davies, 46, told The Nottingham Post that he will target American soccer players for future signings after signing Findley and missing out on Stuart Holden.
January 11, 2011

Tough choices await Rongen
After attending the US U-20 camp in Ft. Lauderdale over weekend, it is apparent that the team is taking shape and the core is coming together.

This team has many observers of US youth soccer excited given the talent level at this age group.
January 5, 2011

Corea after scoring versus Costa Rica
Former US Under-17 international Dustin Corea is caught in the center of a fight that has jeopardized soccer in El Salvador.

Corea, 18, is both an American and El Salvadorian citizen who previously played for the US U-17 national team in U-17 World Cup qualifying. On April 25, 2009 he took part in the US U-17s' 3-0 victory over Honduras when he came on as a second half substitute.
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