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.
The first half of the Mexican season wrapped up in early December when Monterrey bested Santos Laguna for the Apertura crown. After a one month break, the Primera Division stands ready to kick back into action.
The cast of characters who will be competing under the American banner will be a familiar crew, albeit one with a few significant changes.
According to reports, English Premier League perennial power Arsenal are weighing the possibility of opening a major training academy in the United States that would focus on developing young American players to benefit the club.
English website express.co.uk released a report today that said that the plan has been initiated by American Arsenal director Stan Kroenke.
With the "silly season" less then a month away, the rumors in the British press have already started, and one is regarding American international Clint Dempsey.
Liverpool head honcho Roy Hodgson, who abandoned the Craven Cottage faithful for the brighter lights on Merseyside, seems to need help after Liverpool, who have become accustomed to top five finishes in the Premiership, have struggled to find goals. The Scousers have only scored 17 net-benders after 15 league games.
Etchu Tabe will be playing first division soccer once again in 2011. The Cameroonian-American defender signed a contract extension with Finnish club RoPS, who recently earned promotion to the Veikkausliiga after taking home the second division title.
The former Georgia Southwestern State man began his professional career in neighboring Sweden in 2008 with Ljungskile SK.
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