U.S. Soccer will announce its roster for next week's showdown against Mexico later this week but SBI has learned that six European-based players are being called in for the match, including goalkeeper Tim Howard.
Â After weeks of speculations and links to about a hundred different clubs, US national team defender Oguchi Onyewu and Brazilian striker Ronaldo both had their transfer deals completed today. Onyewu is on his way to Newcastle United and Ronaldo is he
Just when you thought Ronaldo's move to AC Milan was done and we could stop wondering about a potential move to the Red Bulls, Madrid finds a way to prolong things. Negotiations between the European giants has stalled, leaving Ronaldo's transfer in li
For those of you who have wondered constantly what the MLS allocation list looks like right now, Christmas is coming all over again. Tomorrow morning I will post the league's updated allocation list. It is an interesting piece of info.Â It will detail
Real Salt Lake is heading into its third year of existence and very well may not see a fourth after news broke on Monday that its stadium deal was halted. Now reports are suggesting that RSL owner Dave Checketts will sell the team.
Red Bulls technical director Jeff Agoos has put the whammy on any rumored links between Red Bull and Brazilian star Rivaldo, categorically denying any truth to reports that Red Bull has been in talks with the Olympiakos playmaker:
The Red Bulls officially announced the signing of 36-year-old Dutch goalkeeper Ronald Waterreus today, ending weeks of not so interesting speculation about his potential arrival. The 'Magic Mullet' will be expected to supplant incumbent starting goalk
If you read the details of the Red Bulls' recent trade with Toronto and felt like something was missing, you are right. The details surrounding the Red Bulls' trade of Abbe Ibrahim to Toronto for a draft pick and a swap of allocations were intentionall
The Oguchi Onyewu transfer saga continues, this time with the U.S. national team defender being linked to a move to Newcastle United. Reports last week stated that French club Marseille had won the Gooch sweepstakes, but those reports appear to have b
For those of you who have previously asked about the South American Under-20 championships they are being shown on Fox Sports Espanol, which is showing three matches today. Brazil is facing Colombia at 8pm. I'm not sure what the other games being shown
One thing that has always amazed me is how two groups of fans can see one player so differently. No player has sparked this dynamic more than Claudio Reyna. I have written a bunch of Reyna columns in the past, most of which have defended him as a playe
Mo Johnston wasn't happy just adding Edson Buddle to his new squad, Toronto FC. He had to go and get another one of his former New York forwards. This time it's Togolese forward Abbe Ibrahim. The speedy striker with the crap touch and suspect finishin
The inevitable finally happened on Thursday as Brazilian star Ronaldo headed to Italy for a physical that will clear the way for his transfer to AC Milan. Red Bulls fans holding out hope that the World Cup star would join Beckham in MLS, and specifica
As most of you know, I spent yesterday writing about Claudio Reyna. There was my ESPN column on Reyna as well as two stories for the Herald News, a general story on his signing and a story where Reyna declares himself healthy. I also managed to cover a
Here is the list of players who will make up the training camp for the U.S. national team's upcoming friendly against Mexico on Feb. 7th. The list does not include the European based players likely to be called in for the match:
Claudio Reyna didn't dodge questions about his injury past and revealed that part of his problems have stemmed from bad diagnosese from team doctors at Manchester City that led to him playing with injuries that he wound up making worse:
Sorry for the delay in posting the question & answer session but Claudio Reyna's impending arrival threw a wrench in my plans. We also set a new record for questions asked this time around. I'll try to have them done by the afternoon but if that doesn'
The Red Bulls will introduce Claudio Reyna as the team's newest player at a press conference tomorrow at Giants Stadium. The news shouldn't surprise anybody but what will surprise some is that Reyna will be counting as a designated player, which leaves
Now that we know David Beckham won't be arriving before the summer to play for the Galaxy, Major League Soccer has announced the Galaxy's road schedule for the 2007 season here it is (Not really, but why not have some fun with it?)
So you're wondering what team Bob Bradley will field for the upcoming friendly against arch-rival Mexico? I'm wondering the same thing. From what I'm hearing Bradley will call in between four and five foreign-based players (not counting the guys alread
Manchester City has agreed to terminate Claudio Reyna's contract, meaning he will be able to make the move to the Red Bulls without a transfer fee. This is an interesting development because the belief had been that part of the reason the Red Bulls mi
Chelsea's rumored interest in Oguchi Onyewu has produced strong talks about the English champions acquiring the U.S. national team defender, according to this story. The AP story was very revealing in terms of Real Madrid's interest in Onyewu and his r
With so much going on during the past week I figured it was time for another Question & Answer session. Send your questions to the comments section of this post and I will have answers posted for Wednesday morning. Whether it's U.S. national team, MLS
Hey folks, sorry for the lack of posts this weekend but I needed a break from the blog. I'll be sure to avoid any more post droughts for a good while. Saturday marks three post-less days since we kicked things off in November so I don't think I've reac
The Red Bulls have landed a solid forward prospect in the MLS Supplemental Draft, nabbing UNC-Greensboro forward Randi Patterson. The Red Bulls also took American University midfielder Sal Caccavale and UPenn goalkeeper Danny Cepero.
Clifton native Danny Szetela enjoyed a strong game and Harvard forward Andre Akpan delivered a hat-trick to give the U.S. Under-20 national team a 4-1 victory against Haiti in CONCACAF qualifying for the U.S. Under-20 World Championships.
According to a couple of reputable newspaper blogs in England, Chelsea is considering buying Oguchi Onyewu as a temporary fix to their defensive woes. That link also provides some interesting background into the simmering feud between Chelsea manager J
According to World Soccer Magazine, AC Milan have made a formal offer for Ronaldo. The $7.75 millionÂ a year salary quoted in the story sets the bar extremely high for the Red Bulls when it comes to Ronaldo's end of the deal but it should be noted th
Real Madrid has revealed that they want Ronaldo to leave. This should start a bidding frenzy for the services of the Brazilian striker. If the Red Bulls aren't in that line with a truckload of cash, Red Bulls fans should start protesting at team headq
Contrary to some reports that surfaced late last week, neither Claudio Reyna or Ronald Waterreus has put pen to paper yet on deals to become Red Bulls. A well-placed source confirmed this to me today. So technically, Reyna is still Man City property a
Italian powerhouse (and Serie B prisoner) Juventus has made a bid for Ronaldo, another potential road block in the Red Bulls attempts to bring the Brazilian star to to MLS. Reports have stated that the Red Bulls have offered Ronaldo a five-year, $120 m
12:35: The Fire fans are drowning out the Columbus Crew fans at the draft. Some day, the Fire fans will come up with their own chants instead of ripping off every well-known chant in world soccer. If I hear them butcher the Argentina c
I knew this week would be the week when the craziness would commence, but I didn't expect things to get THIS crazy. With Beckham's signing, the upcoming MLS Draft, as well as the U.S. national team's long-awaited return to the field, it is definitely t
The Red Bulls have answered the Galaxy's blockbuster signing of David Beckham with a major acquisition of their own. They have acquired Dave Van Den Bergh from Kansas City for a third-round supplemental draft pick.
Major League Soccer just put out a release announcing that David Beckham has officially signed a contract to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy. He will join the Galaxy in the summer, after he plays out his contract with Real Madrid. There has been nothi
So apparently Real Madrid's sporting director was misinterpreted and never said Real Madrid wasn't offering Beckham a contract. In this story, sporting director Pedrag Mijatovic simply said that Beckham hadn't been offered a new contract YET.
Busy day today as Real Madrid announced that it would let David Beckham leave this summer. That sound you hear is Alexi Lalas diving to the ground to thank the heavens. You can expect Beckham to leave Real Madrid ASAP and he could be in a Galaxy unifo
I finally spoke to Bruce Arena on Tuesday after leaving him alone for a while. He had plenty to say regarding some of the rumors out there as well as the team's approach this off-season. No, he didn't spill the beans on any particular players but he d
To the surprise of few, Clint Dempsey received his work permit after appealing for one. He can now begin his career at Fulham and the army of Dempsey lovers can breath easy. The chosen one is on his way to England.
I didn't believe it at first but apparently the Red Bulls long-rumored deal with Dutch goalkeeper Ronald Waterreus is legitimate. Fans shouldn't worry though, the former Rangers goalkeeper won't be coming as a designated player. In fact, he might arriv
Thomas Rongen announced the roster that will attempt to qualify the U.S. Under-20 national team for next summer Under-20 World Cup in Canada. No real surprised on the roster except for the absence of Michael Bradley, who was not released by his club te
The posts have been less frequent this week but I can tell you things will start to pick up next week as the Red Bulls wake up from their winter slumber to start putting together the 2007 roster. I thought there would be some news this week but there w
I saw the absolute best soccer fight I think I've ever seen this weekend. It was theÂ tail end of the Sevilla-Real Zaragoza match on GolTV when Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano starts chirping with Zaragoza defender Carlos Diogo.
There was a good reaction to this Top 10 list but I have a feeling not everyone caught it the first time around, so here it is one more time. Here are the Top 10 things Bruce Arena has done this off-season while he hasn't been signing new players for R
So much for Fulham building a mini U.S. national team. Talks between the London club and Belgian club Standard Liege ove a potential transfer of U.S. national team defender Oguchi Onewu have fallen apart, according to this story. The most surprising p
Apparently Fulham is determined to become the most popular European team in the United States. The Cottagers already have Brian McBride and Carlos Bocanegra, and Clint Dempsey is a work permit away from coming aboard, but NOW Fulham is closing in on U.
Stock up on your water and batteries folks, the natural disaster that is the Red Bulls' 2007 season is on its way. Okay, I'm kidding, but some fans are already nervous about the fact that there has been no news about the club being close to any potent