USSoccerPlayers Archives for January 2010

Ralston Calls Time With Revs

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Midfielder Steve Ralston has opted against re-signing with the Revolution, bringing an end to his run with the club that started in 2002. "I had eight wonderful years here," Ralston told the Boston Herald's Kyle McCarthy. "I have one regret and that's not winning MLS Cup.... But I'm proud of all of the things that we did.

Sunday's TV

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EPL on Setanta: Manchester City - Portsmouth at 8:30am. On Fox Soccer Channel: Arsenal - Manchester United at 11am. Championship on Setanta: Cardiff City - Doncaster at 5pm. Serie A on FSC: Milan - Livorno at 9am and Juventus - Lazio at 2:30pm. La Liga on ESPN Deportes: Getafe - Racing Santander at 11pm and Malaga - Atletico Madrid at 1pm.

Saturday's TV

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CONCACAF Under-20 Women's final on Fox Sports en Espanol at 5:30pm. EPL on ESPN2: Fulham - Aston Villa at 10am. On Setanta: Liverpool - Bolton at 10am, West Ham United - Blackburn at 5pm, and Hull - Wolverhampton at 8:30pm. On Fox Soccer Channel: Birmingham City - Spurs at 10am, Burnley - Chelsea at 12:15pm, and Wigan - Everton at 7pm.

Orozco Joins MLS

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Michael Orozco has completed a move on loan from Mexican Liga team San Luis to the Philadelphia Union. The Union needed to trade the New York Red Bulls allocation money for the first slot in the allocation table to get the deal done. "We are happy to have Michael join us," Union coach Peter Nowak said.

Cooper Loaned To Plymouth Argyle

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US National Team forward Kenny Cooper will be spending the rest of the season with Plymouth Argyle in England's Championship. The deal was officially completed on Friday, after Cooper's club 1860 Munich announced yesterday that they were working on the deal. According to Munich coach Ewald Lienen, the move was so Cooper could get more playing time in his persuit of a World Cup roster slot.

Tierney’s Off-Season Volunteering For HIV/AIDS Outreach In South Africa

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L.E. Eisenmenger -- BOSTON, MA (Jan 29, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- Chris Tierney, a wide left midfielder for the New England Revolution, spent a month of his off season not vacationing with friends and family, but volunteering for HIV/AIDS outreach with Grassroots Soccer in South Africa. Tierney is 24 and heading into his third season with the Revolution.

Friday's Daily

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Europe Ferguson knows rivals are gaining ground -- from The Independent's James Lawton: This side of financial meltdown, it is likely to represent for some time the standard by which all of English football must be judged. Juventus sack coach Ciro Ferrara and appoint Zaccheroni -- from BBC Sport: Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has been linked with the Turin club.

Friday's TV

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No games today.

10 Questions With... Vincenzo Bernardo

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By Clemente Lisi - MORRISTOWN, NJ (Jan 28, 2009) USSoccerPlayers -- Although many Americans have found success in the English Premier League, very few have had a chance to play in Italy's Serie A. In 2006, New Jersey-native Vincenzo Bernardo signed with Napoli's youth team, putting himself in position to be the first American-born player in Serie A since Alexi Lalas donned a Padova jersey in 1994.

Thursday's Daily: Big Game League

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With J Hutcherson -- Let's take a look at the attendances from yesterday's games in England's Premier League. 32,126 at Goodison Park. 39,601 at Villa Park. 22,190 at Ewood Park. 41,293 at Stamford Bridge. The listed capacities of those stadiums are 40,157, 42,783, 31,367, and 42,055. Yes, it's Chelsea - the biggest club on this list - coming closest to playing to capacity.

American Abroad: Donovan Scores

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Landon Donovan got his first goal for Everton on Wednesday, scoring in the 19th-minute to make it 2-0 against Sunderland. That score held up. Tim Cahill scored Everton's opener in the 6th-minute. Tim Howard needed three saves for the shutout. "The games he's started have been Arsenal and Man City, who are two of the better teams in the country really, and I thought he played really well in those games," Everton manager David Moyes.

Thursday's TV

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In a press release on Wednesday, Setanta confirmed that they will be shutting down Setanta USA at the end of February. As previously reported, Fox Soccer Channel will be taking over the bulk of Setanta USA's programming and will launch a second Fox Soccer Channel. CONCACAF U-20 Women's semifinals at 2:30pm and 5:30pm on Fox Soccer Channel.

Revisiting Project 2010

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By Michael Lewis - NEW YORK, NY (Jan 27, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- Like it or not, there are no quick cures or fixes in international soccer. You can't make a trade with another country, sending two top-flight defenders for an attacking midfielder. You can't pick up a high-scoring forward on the free-agent market.

Always Be True

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With J Hutcherson -- I feel like Charlie Brown writing to his baseball hero who has just been sent to the minors. As of 5pm London time yesterday, Crystal Palace are now officially in administration, and a once promising season could end up in a points-deducted relegation. Everybody follows at least one team more than others.

American Abroad: Wolves and West Ham

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Marcus Hahnemann needed one save to split the points with Liverpool. Both teams ended with a single shot on goal. Liverpool had the edge on shots, eight to six, and dominated seven to nothing on corners, but it wasn't enough to get a goal. "We got a 0-0 draw against Liverpool and I don't think Marcus has had a save to make," Wolves manager Mick McCarthy said.

Wednesday's TV

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EPL on Fox Soccer Channel: Chelsea - Birmingham City at 2:30pm and Blackburn - Wigan at 5pm. On Setanta: Aston Villa - Arsenal at 5pm and Everton - Sunderland at 6:45pm. Carling Cup semifinal on Setanta: Manchester United - Manchester City at 3pm. Copa Del Rey on GolTV: Sevilla - Deportivo at 2pm. Coppa Italia on GolTV: Milan - Udinese at 4pm.

Official: Holden Joins Bolton

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Stuart Holden has completed his move to Bolton Wanderers in the English Premier League, signing a deal through the end of the season. "I'm really excited having been amongst the guys over the last two weeks," Holden told the club's official site. "There's a really good environment playing-wise and the coaches help to keep everybody motivated, and having watched two matches at the Reebok already then the fans really get behind the team and the.

Tuesday's Daily: Media Management

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With J Hutcherson -- We're going to go slightly of topic today, and follow along with everybody else waiting to see what Apple has planned tomorrow. The tablet that's supposed to allow traditional media outlets to look like a modified web page and websites to look a little more like traditional media?

Bradley On ESPN

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Tuesday's TV

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EPL on Setanta: Wolves - Liverpool at 2:40pm and Portsmouth - West Ham United at 5pm. On Fox Soccer Channel: Spurs - Fulham at 3pm and Bolton - Burnley at 5pm. Coppa Italia on GolTV: Roma - Catania at 3pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Sports en Espanol: Colon - Universidad Católica at 6pm and Deportivo Táchira - Libertad at 8:30pm.

Soccernet: Davies Recovering Quickly

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United States National Team forward Charlie Davies told Soccernet's Ives Galarcep that he is well on his way to recovering from injuries sustained in an October automobile accident. Davies expects to be able to play again some time in April. "The World Cup is easy for me to be back for. I want to get back to France, and I don't want to just get back -- I want to be good.

Sports Facilities And The Pro Connection

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By L.E. Eisenmenger - BOSTON, MA (Jan 25, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- Frozen, snowy conditions force northern MLS clubs into indoor facilities in preseason and early spring. Without indoor fields of their own, the New England Revolution rent fields in nearby Forekicks, a large sports facility with full size turf fields booked solid with youth and amateur soccer, lacrosse, and other sports November to spring.

Holden Deal Immenent

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According to Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle, US National Team midfielder Stuart Holden should be a member of the Premier League squad in the next 24 hours. Holden is currently recovering from injury, so he won't factor immediately. He let his contract with Major League Soccer expire at the end of 2009.

Monday's Daily: 3-1

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With J Hutcherson -- If Saturday's friendly loss to Honduras did anything for the United States, it confirmed that this isn't a country with 40 or 50 players capable of stepping in with the full National Team. That number is closer to 30, but we knew that already. Last summer's Gold Cup showed the limits of US depth, and that should have been enough to convince most people that National Team coach Bob Bradley has.

American Abroad: England, Germany, Greece, And Mexico

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Still not enough US players in action to get us back to our star system, but Brad Guzan got the best result of the weekend in the FA Cup, backstopping Aston Villa to a 3-2 win over Brighton at Villa Park. Villa seemed in control when they took a 3-1 lead through Fabian Delph in the 63rd-minute. Brighton's Nicky Forster scored in stoppage time to come within one, but that was it for the offense.

Video: USA - Honduras

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USA 1 - Honduras 3

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The United States started their 2010 schedule on a down note, losing 3-0 to Honduras in front of 18,626 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Clarence Goodson scored the USA's only goal in the 70th-minute. Jimmy Conrad was sent off in the 18th minute for a second yellow after bringing down Jerry Palacios in the box.

Arena Makes Hall

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Los Angeles Galaxy and former US National Team coach Bruce Arena is the Builder inductee to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Arena joins Thomas Dooley and Preki Radosaljevic in the Class of 2010. "Bruce Arena's passion for the game, ability to build exceptionally competitive teams at the collegiate and the professional level, and his outstanding work with the US Men's National Team are well known and highly regarded by his colleagues and opponents," National.

Sunday's TV

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FA Cup on Setanta: Stoke City - Arsenal at 8am and Scunthorpe - Manchester City at 11am. Serie A on Fox Soccer: Palermo - Fiorentina at 9am and Inter Milan - Milan at 2:30pm. La Liga on ESPN Deportes: Valencia - Tenerife at 11am, Atletico Madrid - Getafe at 1pm, and Malaga - Real Madrid at 3pm. Bundesliga on GolTV: Hoffenheim - Bayer Leverkusen at 11:30am.

American Abroad: French Cup

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Carlos Bocanegra was in the starting lineup for Stade Rennes, 4-0 winners over Saumur in the French Cup on Friday. Sylvain Marveaux had two goals for Rennes. Injured: Kenny Cooper (1860 Munich 3 - Hansa Rostock 0)

Saturday's TV

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USA - Honduras at 9pm on Fox Soccer Channel and TeleFutura. FA Cup on Setanta: Reading - Burnley at 7:40am amd Everton - Birmingham City at 10am. On FSC: Accrington Stanley - Fulham at 10am, Spurs - Leeds United at noon, and PNE - Chelsea at 5pm. EPL on Setanta: Manchester United - Hull at 3pm. Bundesliga on ESPN Deportes: Bayern Munich - Werder Bremen at 9:30am and Hamburg - Borussia Dortmund at 12:30pm.

Haiti

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By Andrew Dixon - MIAMI, FL (Jan 22, 2010) US Soccer Players -- About a week ago, my friend of mine in London asked me if I was following the goings on with the African Cup of Nations. As I've made clear in this space previously, it's a tournament I look forward to every two years and this was to be no exception.

Scouting Report: Honduras

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By Clemente Lisi - FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (Jan 22, 2010) US Soccer Players -- The United States will renew its rivalry with Honduras on Saturday when the two meet in a friendly. It's the first stop for both teams in what will be an intense five-month process of preparing for the World Cup. The Americans will take on the Catrachos at The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA, in a match where both sides will.

Friday's Daily

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Europe From Los Angeles To Birmingham, Brad Guzan Eyes Glory -- from Goal's Abdul Kashif: "You want to help the team to be successful." Fifteen days that will reveal all for Arsene Wenger in quest for Premier League title -- from The Times' Matt Hughes: The recovery from a seemingly hopeless position, 11 points adrift, has been little short of staggering.

Revs And Rapids Complete Trade

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Midfielders Wells Thompson and Jeff Larentowicz are now members of the Colorado Rapids and defender Cory Gibbs and goalkeeper Preston Burpo move to New England in a multi-player move completed on Thursday. New England needed cover as regular starting goalkeeper Matt Reis completes his recovery from rotator cuff surgery.

Friday's TV

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Bundesliga on GolTV: Freiburg - Stuttgart at 2:30pm. Mexican Liga on Galavision: U.A.G. - Puebla at 9pm. All Times Eastern

Monday's TV

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Game Against Poverty: Benfica All Stars - Amigos (Zidane and Ronaldo's team) at 3:15pm on Fox Soccer Channel. All Times Eastern

Califf Joins Union

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Danny Califf has left Danish Superliga club FC Midtjylland to sign with Major League Soccer and the Philadelphia Union. "At this point in my career—being a veteran—I'm quite comfortable being asked to take on a leadership role," Califf said. "More importantly, it's great to be back in the US, working with Peter (Nowak) and (John) Hackworth, who I've been with before.

10 Questions With... Seth Stammler

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By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (Jan 21, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- Seth Stammler has emerged as one of the most talented defensive midfielders in Major League Soccer. He has also worked tirelessly off the field to become one of the league's biggest humanitarians. When he's not playing for Red Bull NY, Stammler has put all his philanthropic muscle over the past few years behind helping the people of Haiti.

Thursday's Daily: Five For Honduras

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With J Hutcherson -- Two days away from the first game of 2010, so let's look at a few things in the run-up to Saturday's date with Honduras. Specifically, the five big picture items I'm seeing as we near the end of the January camp. Player Identification It is highly unlikely that a player comes out of nowhere to claim a roster slot that wasn't already in the picture before the start of January camp.

Villa Go Through

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Aston Villa won their Carling Cup semifinal series against Blackburn Rovers, 6-4 on the night and 7-4 on aggregate. Brad Guzan was in goal for Villa, with Brad Friedel on the bench. In a wild game at Villa Park, Nikola Kalinic had Blackburn in the lead with goals in the 10th and 26th minutes. Stephen Warnock pulled one back for Villa in the 30th, and Blackburn went down a man when Christopher Samba was sent.

Clark Signs With Eintracht Frankfurt

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US National Team midfielder Ricardo Clark is officially a member of the Bundesliga's Eintract Frankfurt. His deal runs through the end of the current season with the possibility of an extension. Clark left the Houston Dynamo, where he was out of contract.

Thursday's TV

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Copa Del Rey on GolTV: Santander - Osasuna at 2pm and Atletico Madrid - Celta Vigo at 4pm. CONCACAF U-20 Women on Fox Soccer Channel: Jamaica - USA at 5:30pm. All Times Eastern

Wednesday's Daily: On Merit

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With J Hutcherson -- There's an interesting quote from Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill that should resonate across the Atlantic and into the locker rooms of Major League Soccer: "We want to go and take the game on its merit." O'Neill might be talking specifically to his club's official site about the second-leg of a Carling Cup semifinal series where Villa already has the lead, but I'm going to take it a little broader.

American Abroad: Bocanegra Back In

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Amid speculation that he could be moving clubs, Carlos Bocanegra got the start for Stade Rennes on Tuesday, going the full-ninety in their 0-0 draw with St Etienne at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. Rennes are currently in ninth place in France's Ligue 1. Scottish Cup, and Maurice Edu came on in overtime for Rangers, 2-0 winners over Hamilton Academical.

KC Gets Stadium Approval

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The Wizards will start work on their new stadium tomorrow after ownership got final approval for their multi-phase development project in Kansas City, Kansas. "This is a great day for soccer in Kansas City," OnGoal CEO Robb Heineman said. "After a lengthy process to keep the team in the metropolitan area, OnGoal and the Kansas City Wizards are thrilled to receive final approval for our stadium and fields complex.

Fulham Statement On Dempsey Injury

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Late Tuesday, Fulham announced the extent of the ligament injury suffered by US National Team player Clint Dempsey: During the Blackburn Rovers fixture on Sunday 17 January, Clint Dempsey sustained moderate damage to a ligament in his right knee. Following the results of a scan, early indications are positive in that no operation is required.

Wednesday's TV

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EPL on Fox Soccer Channel: Arsenal - Bolton at 2:30pm and Liverpool - Spurs at 4:45pm. Carling Cup on Setanta: Aston Villa - Blackburn at 2:45pm. Coppa Italia on GolTV: Fiorentina - Lazio at 3pm. All Times Eastern

Clavijo's Time With Haiti

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As we were preparing this column, the Caribbean Football Union reported that as many as 30 people connected with Haitian soccer were killed in the earthquake. That includes administrators, players, referees, and members of the Haitian Federation office staff. The building that houses the Haitian Federation was destroyed.

Crew Announce Schelotto Deal

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On Tuesday, the Columbus Crew confirmed that they have re-signed midfielder Guillermo Barros Schelotto. Under his new contract, Schelotto is no longer a designated player. "It was a long process, but we're very happy to be able to re-sign Guillermo for this season," Columbus coach Robert Warzycha said.

Tuesday's Daily: Part Of The Deal

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With J Hutcherson -- Let's just go ahead and save ourselves some trouble by setting aside the idea that anybody else could have prepared enough options to handle what US National Team coach Bob Bradley faces. There are only so many scenarios that a person can plan for without eroding his first choice.

Tuesday's TV

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ESPN Deportes has Roda - PSV Eindhoven at 2pm. Carling Cup on Setanta: Manchester City - Manchester United at 3pm. All Times Eastern

Donovan Talks Extended Stay

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In an interview with Everton's official site, US National Team player Landon Donovan indicated that he would be open to staying with the club past his initial ten-week loan. "The future is out of my control," he said. "I want to enjoy this experience. But who knows what will happen in the future. Football's funny and you never know what could happen.

Site Revamp

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If things go as planned, you'll be seeing a new look for US Soccer Players as early as this week. We're changing the formatting and the navigation of the site to match our main coverage areas: The US National Team, American Abroad, and Major League Soccer. We're also making it easier to follow us on social media.

Monday's Daily

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Europe Fulham's Clint Dempsey knee injury rocks Fulham and US -- from BBC Sport: "It's a concern, especially up front," said Hodgson. The Premier League on borrowed time -- from The Guardian's David Conn: "I think this poses very tangible dangers." The biggest problem with Burton? England do not have any need for it -- from The Independent's Sam Wallace: Some people get very upset about the fact that Burton was put on hold seven.

Monday's TV

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Copa Bimbo on GolTV: Penarol - Nacional (Paraguay) at 5pm and Nacional (Uruguay) - Danubio at 7pm. All Times Eastern

American Abroad: Dempsey Injured

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The big news from the weekend was Clint Dempsey's injury. Dempsey left Fulham's game with Blackburn in the 62nd-minute. Fulham would eventually lose 2-0. Dempsey, Fulham, and the United States National Team are waiting the results of a scan to determine the extent of his injured knee. "It looks he has suffered cruciate knee ligament damage which if he has keeps him out of action for a while," Fulham manager Roy Hodgson said.

Sunday's TV

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EPL on Setanta: Aston Villa - West Ham United at 8:30am. On Fox Soccer Channel: Bolton - Arsenal at 11am and Blackburn - Fulham at 5pm. La Liga on ESPN Deportes: Mallorca - Deportivo at 11am and Valencia - Villarreal at 3pm. On GolTV: Atletico Madrid - Sporting de Gijon at 1pm. Serie A on FSC: Milan - Siena at 9am and Napoli - Palermo at 2:30pm.

MLS Insider Interviews Onyewu

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MLS Insider: Catching Up With Oguchi Onyewu from mlsinsider on Vimeo.

Saturday's TV

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EPL on ESPN2: Stoke - Liverpool at 7:30pm. On Fox Soccer Channel: Chelsea - Sunderland at 10am, Everton - Manchester City at 12:30pm, and Portsmouth - Birmingham City at 5pm. On Setanta: Manchester United - Burnley at 10am, Spurs - Hull City at 5pm, and Wolves - Wigan at 8:30pm. Bundesliga on ESPN Deportes: Bauer Leverkusen - Mainz at 9:30am and VfB Stuttgart - VfL Wolfsburg at 12:30pm.

Altidore On ESPN

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All The Press That Money Can Buy

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By L.E. Eisenmenger - BOSTON, MA (Jan 15, 2009) USSoccerPlayers -- These are boom times for Major League Soccer. In 2009 Fox Soccer Channel and ESPN succeeded in finding enough of an audience to make their coverage successful. Games on television portrayed MLS as a flashy, friendly, and attractive league to follow.

Friday's Daily

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Europe Rafael Benítez given a temporary reprieve at Liverpool but loses star trio -- from The Guardian's Andy Hunter: Despite the mounting pressure and the constraints on transfer budgets, the Liverpool manager has no intention of quitting. Bad deals and risky tactics: how Rafa's Reds fell so fast -- from The Independent's Ian Herbert: Not much has changed in terms of personnel since then.

Villa Win First Leg

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Brad Guzan picked up the shutout in Aston Villa's 1-0 win over Blackburn in the first-leg of their Carling Cup semifinal. James Milner scored the game's only goal in the 23rd-minute, with Guzan needing three saves for the clean sheet. Brad Friedel was on the bench for Villa. "It could have been better," Villa manager Martin O'Neill said, "but we would have accepted coming to Ewood Park and winning the game.

Dooley And Preki Elected To Hall

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United States National Team alumni Thomas Dooley and Preki Radosavljevic are the newest members of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. "What a great pleasure to announce two extraordinary players and individuals as the newest Hall of Famers – Thomas Dooley and Preki," National Soccer Hall of Fame president Jonathan Ullman said.

US Schedules El Salvador

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On Thursday, the US Soccer Federation announced that the National Team will be playing El Salvador on February 24th at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. ESPN Classic and TeleFutura will have the game at 7pm ET. "El Salvador proved to be a strong team in the final round of qualifying, and will pose a good test for this group," US coach Bob Bradley said.

Friday's TV

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Bundesliga on GolTV: Bayern Munich - Hoffenheim at 2:30pm. All Times Eastern

Heath Tobin Is Ready For WPS

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By STEFAN BONDY - NEW YORK, NY (Jan 15, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- Tobin Heath had many reasons to play it safe, to restrain her flashy ambitions during such a precarious moment. First caps are always nerve-racking. It would seem especially true for a 19-year-old playing an unfamiliar position at left back.

Mathis Set For Third Run With Galaxy

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Clint Mathis was traded from Real Salt Lake to the Los Angeles Galaxy as part of a pick swap at the end of the first round of the 2010 SuperDraft. Real Salt Lake moved up to 15th where they took Collen Warner and LA dropped to 16th where they took Michael Stephens. Mathis was originally drafted by the Galaxy in 1998, staying with the club until 2000.

Mwanga Goes First

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Surprising no one, Danny Mwanga was the Philadelphia Union's choice with their number one pick in Thursday's SuperDraft. Mwanga was most people's pick to go number one, with Philadelphia coach PEter Nowak not hiding his enthusiasm for the Oregon State forward.

10 Questions With... Sunil Gulati

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By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (Jan 14, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- United States Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati had a busy 2009. He is expected to have an even busier 2010. Gulati has been at the helm of US Soccer since 2006. During his tenure, he hired Bob Bradley to coach the US National Team and helped put together the USA's bid to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022.

Tracy Leaves Camp

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Marcus Tracy's tendinitis issues have ended his time with the US National Team in Carson. Tracy's knee injuries were known before the start of camp, and the National Team medical staff opted to release him back to his club, Denmark's Aalborg. Tracy's spot on the roster will not be filled.

Altidore On CNN

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Albright Joins Bulls

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Chris Albright was traded from New England to New York on Thursday, in exchange for the Red Bulls' second and third round picks. Albright has been with the Revs since 2008, making 27 appearances. The Revolution get picks 31 and 48.

Union Grabs Another Pick

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The Philadelphia Union sent allocation money to FC Dallas in exchange for Dallas' 6th pick. Dallas still has the 5th pick in the SuperDraft. "The opportunity to move up and select another player who we believe might help us build our foundation was a chance well worth taking," Union manager Peter Nowak said.

Thursday's Daily: The Absence Of Togo

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With J Hutcherson -- If the last week has taught us anything about the state of professional soccer, it's that humanity can still take a back seat for the good of... well, something. Otherwise, there's simply no explanation as to why things continued not just as usual, but as if what the Togo National Team went through was somehow the Togo National Team's problem.

Perkins Returns To DC

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In a major move the night before the 2010 SuperDraft, DC United traded midfielder Fred, their 7th pick in the draft, and allocation money to the Philadelphia Union in exchange for the Union's first position in the allocation order. DC used that allocation to sign returning US National Team keeper Troy Perkins.

American Abroad: European Cups

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Eddie Johnson made his debut for Aris on Wednesday, coming on as a 79th-minute substitute in his new club's 2-0 win over Asteras Tripolis in the Greek Cup. Freddy Adu remains unavailable while waiting on his international clearance. In the French Cup, Carlos Bocanegra got the start as Rennes took Lille into extra time with the score 1-1.

Thursday's TV

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The 2010 MLS SuperDraft is on ESPN2 at 2pm. Copa del Rey on ESPN Deportes: Atletico Madrid - Recreativo at 4pm. On GolTV: Mallorca - Rayo Vallencano at 2pm. Carling Cup semifinal on Setanta: Blackburn - Aston Villa at 2:40pm. Coppa Italia on GolTV: Lazio - Palermo at 4pm. All Times Eastern

The Entry Draft

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By Michael Lewis - NEW YORK, NY (Jan 13, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- When the Philadelphia Union or any of the other 15 Major League Soccer teams make their selections at the MLS SuperDraft Thursday, do not expect anyone to pick a player who will wind up having the impact of a Lebron James (NBA) or a Percy Harvin (NFL) in their rookie year.

World Cup Bid: Miami's Turn

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By Clemente Lisi - NEW YORK, NY (Jan 13, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- When United States Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati rattled off the names of the 18 cities to be included in the bid for the 2018/2022 World Cup on Tuesday afternoon, Miami was one of the places that stood out among the potential venues.

Perkins Looks For US Option

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US National Team keeper Troy Perkins has left Valerenga according to information posted on the club's official site. Perkins has been with the Tippeligaen club since 2007, and is their regular starter. His return to Major League Soccer would be as a US international, meaning a club would have to use an allocation to add him.

Wednesday's Daily: Guessing Game

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With J Hutcherson -- It's the day before the SuperDraft, and it's time for my yearly exercise in pretending I've got what amounts to actual insight into what the draft class will look like. I don't, but you knew that already. Last year I got it closer to right than wrong by picking the eventual Rookie of the Year.

Wednesday's TV

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Coppa Italia on GolTV: Milan - Novara at 10:30am and Juventus - Napoli at 2:45pm. Copa del Rey on ESPN Deportes: Deportivo - Valencia at 2pm. On GolTV: Sevilla - Barcelona at 4pm. FA Cup on Setanta: Liverpool - Reading at 2:30pm. All Times Eastern

18 Cities Named For USA World Cup Bid

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The USA Bid Committee named the 18 cities they will include in their package as they bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, Phoenix/Glendale, San Diego, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington DC are the cities on the list.

SuperDraft: #1 Picks

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By Michael Lewis - NEW YORK, NY (Jan 12, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- Becoming the first pick in Major League Soccer's SuperDraft might sound like a blessing at the time, but it has become a curse through the years. Of the previous 14 top choices, 10 have been traded at least once. In fact, the first six are not playing in the league any more.

Winning The Draft

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With J Hutcherson -- Bruce Arena and his staff are the defending champions of Major League Soccer's SuperDraft. Yes, it's a title that can change as time passes, but right now it's the Galaxy's to lose. That's what happens when you pick the eventual Rookie of the Year in Omar Gonzalez at #3 and regular starter A.

Fox Soccer Plus To Debut

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With Fox Soccer Channel's content leasing deal with Setanta ending as of March 1st, the network has announced a new channel, Fox Soccer Plus. The new channel will be high-definition, with details on availability yet to be announced.

Tuesday's TV

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FA Cup on Fox Soccer Channel: Coventry - Portsmouth at 2:40pm. Setanta has Bristo City - Cardiff City at 2:40pm. Coppa Italia on GolTV: Roma - Triestina at 3pm. Copa Del Rey on GolTV: Villarreal - Celta Vigo at 5pm. All Times Eastern

De los Cobos Takes Chicago Job

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Carlos de los Cobos is the new coach of the Chicago Fire. He takes over from Denis Hamlett, who didn't have his contract renewed. De los Cobos is a former player who won five Mexican Liga titles with Club America, eventually coaching the club. He had 25 appearances for Mexico, including the 1986 World Cup.

Monday's Daily: Drafting Up, Down, And Otherwise

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With J Hutcherson -- So who do we think screws up the SuperDraft this time around? Come on, we all know somebody is going to 'get the guy they really wanted,' even if it means letting better players drop. Normally, that works out about as well as you think. It's one thing to turn a predicted 6th into a 4th, quite another to decide an odds-on second rounder really needs to be taken a lot.

American Abroad: Game On Donovan

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Landon Donovan made his impression felt with his first opportunity in the English Premier League. Getting the start for Everton against Arsenal, he played 69 minutes, setup the first goal from a corner kick in the 12th-minute, and looked like someone who had more than a week's training in bad weather.

Monday's TV

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EPL on ESPN2: Manchester City - Blackburn Rovers at 3pm. All Times Eastern

Sunday's TV

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EPL on Setanta: West Ham United - Wolverhampton at 8:30am. On Fox Soccer Channel: Liverpool - Spurs at 11am (Liverpool have asked for a postponement due to weather). Serie A on FSC: Fiorentina - Bari at 9am and Juventus - Milan at 2:30pm. La Liga on ESPN2: Tenerife - Barcelona at 3pm. On ESPN Deportes: Xerez - Valencia at 11am.

Saturday's TV

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EPL on ESPN2: Hull City - Chelsea at 7:30am. On Fox Soccer Channel: Wigan -Aston Villa at 10am, Birmingham City - Manchester United at 12:30pm. Championship on Setanta: Crystal Palace - Bristol at 10am. La Liga on ESPN Deportes: Valladolid - Atletico Madrid at noon. On GolTV: Sevilla - Racing Santander at 2pm.

Sundhage Calls Camp

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United States Women's coach Pia Sundhage has called 26 players into camp in preparation for the 2010 Algarve Cup in Portugal. The United States has been drawn into a group with Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The tournament kicks off on February 24th. The US will have two scrimmages against Korea during camp in Carson, California.

What I Want

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By Andrew Dixon - MIAMI, FL (Jan 7, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- Like everyone else, I'm kind passing time, waiting for the World Cup to kick off but there's a few other things I'd want to see over the next 12 months. The Truth Back in LA And Healthy Most people see an American player going over to England for a loan spell and see opportunity.

Who Preceded Donovan As Everton's Number Nine?

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In British soccer, the number nine takes on extra significance for an elite attacking player. Historically a center forward, at certain clubs the number has a legacy all its own. Previous Everton #9 Duncan Ferguson had a tattoo of the number and it's normally associated with the player most representative of the club.

McCabe Explains Generation adidas

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By L.E. Eisenmenger - BOSTON, MA (Jan 8, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- Patrick McCabe is the Senior VP and Managing Director of First Wave Sports, as well as a prominent player agent. They represent coaches Sigi Schmid, Robert Warzycha, and Preki, and players including William Hesmer, Troy Perkins, Nat Borchers, Jim Brennan, Baggio Hassidic, Jack Jewsbury, Stefan Miglioranzi, Logan Pause, Teal Bunbury, Andre Akpan, Chad Barrett, Robbie Findley, Alejandro Moreno, Yura Movsisyan, and Cam Weaver.

Friday's Daily

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Europe Evan the cold can't dampen spirit of Everton FC's Landon Donovan -- from The Daily Post's JAmes Pearce: "The welcome I've had since I've been here has been unbelievable." Few celebrations at Ibrox as Smith anniversary looms -- from The Herald's Michael Grant: "He's irreplaceable," said the American.

Larentowicz Leaves Camp

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According to the US Soccer blog, New England midfielder Jeff Larentowicz is no longer training with the United States National Team due to a right knee injury. Larentowicz injured his knee prior to the start of camp. National Team coach Bob Bradley is not expected to call in a replacement.

Friday's TV

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Championship on Setanta: West Bromwich Albion - Nottingham Forest at 2:40pm. All Times Eastern

Donovan is Everton's #9

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Landon Donovan will be wearing the number 9 shirt, Everton announced on Thursday. "I am aware of the history of the number nine here in the Premier League and also the history of it at Everton," Donovan told the club's official site. I am proud that Everton would give it to me and I intend to do the jersey proud as well.

10 Questions With... Peter Nowak

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By Clemente Lisi - PHILADELPHIA, PA (Jan 7, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- Peter Nowak once had a successful MLS playing career that included an MLS Cup. He followed that up by winning another Cup his first year as an MLS head coach. Though expectations have to be measured for an expansion club, he's not the type to start a season expecting anything less than the best from himself and his team.

Daily Record: Beasley Wants Extension

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With Rangers midfielder DaMarcus Beasley's contract expiring at the end of the season, he told the Daily Record that he hopes to stay with Rangers. "I've not spoken to Rangers or anybody else about what I'm going to do after the six months," Beasley said. "I'll see what goes on and what happens in the last half of the season.

Wednesday's Daily: New York Soccer

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With J Hutcherson -- Surprising no one following the story, the New York Red Bulls have hired a coach with European experience. Hans Backe had no problems winning titles in the Danish SuperLiga, and has spent the last few years assisting Sven-Goran Eriksson in the Premier League, Mexico, and taking the manager's job when Eriksson was named technical director at Notts County.

Red Bulls Go International

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Hans Backe is the new coach of the New York Red Bulls, retaining assistants Richie Williams and Des McAleenan. Backe was an assistant with Sven-Goran Eriksson at Manchester City, the Mexican National Team, and most recently moved with him to Notts County. He was a head coach in the Danish League, where he won four title with two clubs from 1998 through 2005.

Thursday's TV

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No games today.

What Next For Adu?

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By Michael Lewis - NEW YORK, NY (Jan 6, 2009) USSoccerPlayers -- He entered our consciousness and Major League Soccer at the tender age of 14. A wunderkind in the truest sense. Someone who was not only going to change the game in the United States, but the way the general American public would look at soccer.

Olsen Joins DC Coaching Staff

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Former US National Team player and DC United midfielder Ben Olsen didn't stay out of the game for long. After announcing his retirement at the end of the season, Olsen now has his first assistant coaching job. It's no surprise that it's with his old club, DC United. New DC head coach Curt Onalfo announced the move alone with the hiring of the rest of his staff, Kris Kelderman and Mark Simpson.

In A Name

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With J Hutcherson -- Once upon a time, there was an idea that the future for a handful of professional sports teams in North America was regional. Why tie yourself to one city, when you could take a broader place name? Even better if you were justifying a stadium far from a city center. When baseball expanded in 1993, both of the new teams went with the name of their State over the name of.

Adu To Join Johnson At Aris

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Freddy Adu announced on his twitter feed that he has chosen a loan move to Greek Super League club Aris over a rumored loan to the Premier League's Hull City. Either move would have reunited him with an American teammate, though his 18-month loan to Aris is a year longer than Eddie Johnson's loan from Fulham.

EPL: Goal For Dempsey, Donovan With Everton

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Clint Dempsey scored Fulham's second goal in their 3-2 loss to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium, playing the unlikely role of super sub. Dempsey came on in the 54th-minute for Bobby Zamora, who had to be subbed off with an injury. That ended Fulham manager Roy Hodgson's plans to rest Dempsey, needing help to turnaround Stokes' three first-half goals.

Wednesday's TV

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The Carling Cup semifinal is postponed due to weather. Setanta has reportedly dropped its coverage of the English Premier League, sub-licensed from Fox Soccer Channel. Serie A on Fox Soccer Channel: Parma - Juventus at 9am and Chievo - Inter Milan at 11am, and Milan - Genoa at 2:30pm. Copa del Rey on ESPN Deportes: Celta Vigo - Villarreal at noon and Alcorcon - Racing Santander at 2pm.

What Hodgson And Dempsey Have In Common

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By Graig Carbino - ALBANY, NY (Jan 5, 2010) USSoccerPlayers -- Back in 1999, West London's Fulham were battling it out for promotion from the third tier of English Football (the old League Two). Some ten years later, the small club from the banks of the Thames River has moved on to bigger and better things.

FIFPro Statement On MLS Negotiations

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On Tuesday, FIFPro released a statement on the negotiations between Major League Soccer and the Major League Soccer Players Union. "The league shutting down MLS in February would do real damage to the development of the game in the United States and to our efforts to prepare for South Africa," US leading scorer Landon Donovan said.

Johnson's Opportunity

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With J Hutcherson -- The last time we had an American playing in Greece, it wasn't at a big-name club but the situation for the player was similar. Clint Mathis joined Ergotelis for the second-half of the 2007-08 season. The club had been promoted in 2006, relegated, and were back again in '07-08 trying to prove they belonged.

Tuesday's TV

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Carling Cup on Setanta: Blackburn - Aston Villa at 3pm. Copa del Rey on ESPN Deportes: Barcelona - Sevilla at 4pm. Premier League on Setanta: Stoke City - Fulham at 5pm. All Times Eastern

Monday's Daily: Worth Reading

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With J Hutcherson -- I'm going to start the new year by making an assumption. Most of us have probably read enough live-blogs, 'takes' on other people's reporting, baseless speculation, and lists. To put it as simply as possible, the internet is doing us no favors. Here's the thing, and I'm making it soccer-specific.

American Abroad: FA Cup

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Brad Guzan had the highlight moment of Americans in the third-round of the FA Cup, saving a penalty en route to a 3-1 win over Blackburn. Guzan stopped David Dunn's attempt in the 32nd-minute. Blackburn's El-Hadji Dioufwas sent off in the 42nd-minute with Villa already leading 2-0 through Nathan Delfouneso (12th) and Carlos Cuellar (37th).

Monday's TV

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No games today.

Sunday's TV

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FA Cup on Fox Soccer Channel: Manchester United - Leeds United at 8am and Tranmere - Wolves at 1pm. On Setanta: West Ham United - Arsenal at 11am, and Chelsea - Watford at 10pm. SPL on Setanta: Hibs - Hearts at 1:15pm. La Liga on ESPN Deportes: Zaragoza - Deportivo at 11am. On GolTV: Mallorca - Bilbao at 1pm and Osasuna - Real Madrid at 3pm.

Friday's Daily

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Europe PFA chief to meet Portsmouth hierachy over non-payment of players' wages -- from The Guardian's Jamie Jackson: "But I think no one really seems to know what is going on." Leeds collapse shows slide can be unstoppable -- from The Times' Matt Dickinson: Portsmouth are not yet Leeds Mk II. Jose Mourinho rules out instant Premier League return -- from BBC Sport: "The Serie A coach does not want to innovate, he wants to.