March 2, 2010

Jones is in Holland making new friends
While the US National team in Amsterdam welcomed back two familiar faces in Oguchi Onyewu and Steve Cherundolo who have both been working their way back from injuries, a not-so-familiar face has also joined the team as they prepare for Holland.

The USSF announced that Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones, 28, was invited by head coach Bob Bradley to meet the team and staff in Amsterdam. He will be in attendance on Wednesday night to watch his potential future teammates take on the third ranked Dutch. However, it is still very unclear as to when Jones will be able to resume playing.
March 1, 2010

Gooch took part in sessions in Amsterdam
Heading into this week's friendly against the Dutch, the US national team has seen more than its share of injuries that has decimated is roster of first-choice canidates.

Over the past several months, regulars Steve Cherundolo, Charlie Davies, Benny Feilhaber, Ricardo Clark, and Clint Dempsey have all worked towards the goal of making their way back from various injuries.
February 24, 2010

Gil to join the reigning MLS champs
Not long after the Kansas City Wizards had acquired US starlet Luis Gil had they already started working to use him as a valuable trade asset.

Yesterday, the Wizards finalized a deal that will send Luis Gil to Real Salt Lake permanently, in exchange for an international roster spot, a 2011 2nd round SuperDraft pick, and 25 percent of any transfer fee, should a club outside of MLS purchase Gil's rights in the future.
February 23, 2010

Is Michael Hoyos a future Albiceleste?
Over the weekend Argentina Under-20 boss Sergio Batista announced a 43-man roster for a U20 camp which included California-born and raised Estudiantes de La Plata midfielder Michael Hoyos.

This news will surely come as a bitter disappointment for US national team fans who have taken great interest in Hoyos and his sudden rise with the powerful Argentine club.
February 12, 2010

Ryan Miller in action with Halmstads BK
The traditional summer leagues in Europe are returning to action this month with various friendly matches.

Yanks in Ireland, Sweden, Norway and Finland are busy whipping themselves into shape to be ready for their spring season openers.
February 8, 2010

Would these guys bet on themselves?
If you're a betting man, a Vegas man, a addict, or just your run-of-the-mill degenerate gambler - I've got a little something for you to start the week.

Betting odds for the World Cup.
January 29, 2010

Setanta bids adieu to the US market
Setanta has announced the end to its US broadcast on March 1st, allowing for Fox's new "Fox Soccer Plus" channel to make it's debut.

We reported some about this briefly in an earlier blog post, but Wednesday it was made official.
January 26, 2010

Fox Soccer Plus to enter US living rooms
Fox Soccer Channel has announced that a new, all-soccer channel will be added to their repertoire - Fox Soccer Plus. The feeds for games that currently run on Setanta are sublicensed from Fox, but those sublicenses apparently end at the end of February, at which point Fox is letting the license expire and will use the feeds to launch the new Plus channel on March 1.

The best news - High Definition soccer is finally coming across the pond. Yes, it's only about three years late to the party. But hey, better late than never! Only two and a half more months of grainy feeds!
January 21, 2010

Agudelo still unsigned in Colombia
YA has learned that USA U20 forward Juan Agudelo has not yet signed a contract with Colombian team Deprtivo Millonarios.

Deportivo Millonarios press officer, Gustavo Monje, told YA that Agudelo had been with the club in recent weeks and had played in preseason games but despite that, no deal has yet been reached.
January 21, 2010

Jozy Altidore and Hull welcome in Zaki
Jozy Altidore has a new striker in his midst - Amir Zaki, the Egyptian international formerly of Wigan Athletic.

Hull City officially announced the loan deal for Zaki on Tuesday, which will last until the end of the Premiership season.
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