HANOVER, N.J. As the New York Red Bulls warmed up for their match against the Seattle Sounders this past Saturday, Eric Alexanderwas informed of something neat by teammate Dax McCarty. It turned out Alexander was just moments away from earning his 100th career start in MLS, an admirable achievement and one that speaks to his durability and versatility.
I've stated before that Eric Alexander made the most sense for a possible trade and it now appears that that is exactly what is happening. Ives Galarcep, no stranger to getting it spot on with regards to Portland Timbers trades before they're announced, is this morning reporting that Alexander will be heading to the New York Red Bulls in exchange for a bit of allocation money.
When the Timbers acquired midfielder Eric Alexander from Dallas late in the 2011 season, it wasn't clear to a lot of fans exactly why the trade had been made. Mostly appearing as a sub during the end of the season, Alexander didn't make a big impression.
2012 started off well for Eric Alexander, as he started the first six games of the season and had three assists in that time, including both assists on Nagbe's brace against Real Salt Lake, in what turned out to be an otherwise disastrous game.
Interesting news breaking today about a potential new owner for the Houston Dynamo. According
the local Houston FOX affiliate, Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander is currently in
negotiations with the league to buy out the three partners who currently own the Dynamo.
At the moment, the Anschutz Entertainment Group are the primary owners with 50% control of the
Football Match just over at AutoC Park Randers Superliga Home Team Randers FC Goals & Scorers
Keeper David Ousted Midfield Alexander Fischer; Jonas Kamper; Christian Keller; Tidiane Sane;
Forwards Nicolai Brock-Madsen; Ronnie Schwartz; Defense Mads Fenger; Chris SÃ¸rensen; Johnny
Thomsen; Remco van der Schaaf; Subs [.
Playing at AutoC Park Randers Superliga Home Team Randers FC Keeper David Ousted Midfield Jonas
Kamper; Christian Keller; Tidiane Sane; Alexander Fischer; Forwards Nicolai Brock-Madsen; Ronnie
Schwartz; Defense Johnny Thomsen; Remco van der Schaaf; Mads Fenger; Chris SÃ¸rensen; Subs Away
Team AC Horsens Keeper [.
Match just over at EasyCredit-Stadion Bundesliga Home Team Nurnberg Goals & Scorers 32â€²: Tomas
Pekhart; Keeper Raphael SchÃ¤fer Midfield Hanno Balitsch; Robert Mak; Hiroshi Kiyotake; Timmy
Simons; Alexander Esswein; Forwards Tomas Pekhart; Defense Per Nilsson; Timothy Chandler; Horacio
Javier Pinola; Timm Klose; Subs 89â€²: in Markus [.
Playing at EasyCredit-Stadion Bundesliga Home Team Nurnberg Keeper Raphael SchÃ¤fer Midfield
Alexander Esswein; Hanno Balitsch; Timmy Simons; Mike Frantz; Hiroshi Kiyotake; Forwards Tomas
Pekhart; Defense Per Nilsson; Timothy Chandler; Horacio Javier Pinola; Timm Klose; Subs Away Team
Dortmund Keeper Roman Weidenfeller Midfield [.
Playing at CASA Arena Horsens Superliga Home Team AC Horsens Keeper Frederik RÃƒÂ¸nnow Midfield
Janus Drachmann; Lasse Kryger; Steffen Kielstrup; Martin Spelmann; Forwards Ken Fagerberg; Henrik
Toft; Defense Nabil Aslam; Thomas Kortegaard; Alexander Juel Andersen; Morten Rasmussen; Subs Away
Team AGF Aarhus Keeper [.
Match just over at Comunale Luigi Ferraris Serie A Home Team Genoa Goals & Scorers 85â€²: Ciro
Immobile;51â€²: Alexander Merkel; Keeper Sebastian Frey Midfield Felipe Seymour; Juraj Kucka;
Alexander Merkel; Forwards Cristobal Jorquera; Bosko Jankovic; Ciro Immobile; Defense Luca
Antonelli; Giandomenico Mesto; Andreas Granqvist; Michele Canini; Subs [.
Playing at Comunale Luigi Ferraris Serie A Home Team Genoa Keeper Sebastian Frey Midfield Felipe
Seymour; Juraj Kucka; Alexander Merkel; Forwards Bosko Jankovic; Ciro Immobile; Bischofe de Almeida
Ze Eduardo; Defense Nenad Tomovic; Michele Canini; Andreas Granqvist; Luca Antonelli; Subs Away
Team Cagliari Keeper [.
Match just over at Nieuw Galgewaard Eredivisie Home Team Utrecht Goals & Scorers 45â€²: Edouard
Duplan; Keeper Robbin Ruiter Midfield Edouard Duplan; Johan MÃƒÂ¥rtensson; Akwasi-Nana Asare; Adam
Sarota; Forwards Cedric van der Gun; Alexander Gerndt; Defense Marc van de Maarel; Marcus Nilsson;
Jan Wuytens; Davy Bulthuis; Subs [.
Match just over at Commerzbank-Arena Bundesliga Home Team Ein Frankfurt Goals & Scorers 82â€²:
Martin Lanig;57â€²: Stefan Aigner; Keeper Kevin Trapp Midfield Stefan Aigner; Sebastian Rode;
Pirmin Schwegler; Takashi Inui; Alexander Meier; Forwards Olivier Occean; Defense Sebastian Jung;
Soares de Oliveira Anderson; Carlos Zambrano; Bastian Oczipka; Subs [.
Match just over at AutoC Park Randers Superliga Home Team Randers FC Goals & Scorers 61â€²: penalty
Ronnie Schwartz;39â€²: Ronnie Schwartz; Keeper David Ousted Midfield Jonas Kamper; Christian
Keller; Tidiane Sane; Alexander Fischer; Forwards Nicolai Brock-Madsen; Ronnie Schwartz; Defense
Johnny Thomsen; Remco van der Schaaf; Mads Fenger; [.
Playing at Nieuw Galgewaard Eredivisie Home Team Utrecht Keeper Robbin Ruiter Midfield Edouard
Duplan; Johan MÃƒÂ¥rtensson; Akwasi-Nana Asare; Adam Sarota; Forwards Alexander Gerndt; Cedric van
der Gun; Defense Marc van de Maarel; Marcus Nilsson; Jan Wuytens; Davy Bulthuis; Subs Away Team FC
Zwolle Keeper [.
Match just over at Borussia-Park Bundesliga Home Team M'gladbach Goals & Scorers 79â€²: Juan
Fernando Arango;33â€²: Mike Hanke; Keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen Midfield Granit Xhaka; Juan
Fernando Arango; Forwards Mike Hanke; Luuk de Jong; Defense HÃƒÂ¥vard Nordtveit; Martin Stranzl;
Roel Brouwers; Filip Daems; Alexander Ring; Tony Jantschke; [.
Playing at Commerzbank-Arena Bundesliga Home Team Ein Frankfurt Keeper Kevin Trapp Midfield
Alexander Meier; Takashi Inui; Sebastian Rode; Pirmin Schwegler; Stefan Aigner; Forwards Olivier
Occean; Defense Bastian Oczipka; Sebastian Jung; Carlos Zambrano; Soares de Oliveira Anderson; Subs
Away Team Leverkusen Keeper Bernd Leno [.
Playing at AutoC Park Randers Superliga Home Team Randers FC Keeper David Ousted Midfield Jonas
Kamper; Christian Keller; Tidiane Sane; Alexander Fischer; Forwards Frank Kristensen; Ronnie
Schwartz; Defense Johnny Thomsen; Mads Fenger; Remco van der Schaaf; Chris SÃƒÂ¸rensen; Subs Away
Team FC Copenhagen Keeper [.
Playing at Borussia-Park Bundesliga Home Team M'gladbach Keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen Midfield
Alexander Ring; Juan Fernando Arango; Forwards Mike Hanke; Luuk de Jong; Defense Martin Stranzl;
Alvaro Dominguez; Filip Daems; HÃƒÂ¥vard Nordtveit; Tony Jantschke; Granit Xhaka; Subs Away Team
Hoffenheim Keeper Tim Wiese [.
Match just over at Borussia Park Champions League Home Team M'gladbach Goals & Scorers 13â€²:
Alexander Ring; Keeper Midfield Forwards Defense Subs Away Team Dynamo Kiev Goals & Scorers
81â€²:Own Luuk de Jong;36â€²: Andriy Yarmolenko;28â€²: Taras Mikhalik; Keeper [.
The transfer of Alexander BÃ¼ttner to Manchester United had surprised lot of people. Not just fans
and football pundits but even a few managers. After all, nobody saw it coming... but that's how Sir
Alex likes to work in the transfer market. In the past few years, Sir Alex has consistently bought
in young players who shocked themselves by being bought by a club like Manchester United.
Alexander BÃ¼ttner has completed his move to Manchester United after completing his medical and
agreeing personal terms, the club have announced. BÃ¼ttner has signed a five-year contract which
will keep him at the club until 2017. His transfer from Vitesse Arnhem is understood to have cost
in the region of Â£3.
The club has announced the signing of Alexander BÃ¼ttner from Vitesse Arnhem after a Dutch
newspaper broke the finalisation of the deal this morning.
"Joining Manchester United is one of the best days of my life," said the player.
"It's a team I have admired for many years now and I can't wait to join my teammates and play
my part in helping the club be successful.
Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Alexander Buttner Age: 23
Position: Left-back Signed from: Vitesse Arnhem Fee: Â£3.9 million Did you know? His dad,
Christian, was also a footballer, who played for De Graafschap, FC Twente, Vitesse and NEC. But his
party animal reputation sometimes got in the way of his [.
Over the weekend, Sir Alex Ferguson promised another signing before the transfer window closed. And
he has delivered with the signing of left back Alexander Buttner from Vitesse Arnhem in the
Eredivisie. I haven't personally had an opportunity to...
According to reports United are close to securing the services of Vitesse Arnhem's Dutch leftback,
Alexander Buttner. With Patrice Evra suffering an irrational loss of form last season, Fabio moving
to QPR on loan and Sir Alex admitting in his press conference on Friday that another player
arriving was not unlikely, Buttner may be the [.
Manchester United have apparently agreed to sign Alexander BÃ¼ttner today from Dutch side
Vitesse Arnhem, with a medical scheduled to take place tomorrow. You may recognise the name because
he was in the news last month after agreeing to join Southampton. However, a third party ownership
issue stopped the transfer from taking place.
Alexander traded.Ben Zemanski and Michael Nanchoff acquired.With Dike out, a pair of trialists at striker Andre Clennon and Deon McCaulay.Porter indicates desire to play both 442 and 443.Midfield issues addressed but what about back line? No Silvestre.What to look forward to on Sunday.
Well here is the last bastion of hope for any hardware this season and hopefully Portland can
play the role of spoiler for the rest of the season. For those of you who don't remember the
standings for the Cascadia Cup head here. The question I have been thinking about is can Portland
do something it hasn't done since July 3rd?
Dutch paper, Omroep Gelderland, has printed pictures of Alexander BÃ¼ttner with a Manchester
United shirt after signing a five-year-deal with the club, although the official site has yet to
confirm anything. He is set to be unveiled in front of the press on Friday.
"PICTURE: Alexander BÃ¼ttner Signs For United" was originally published at
The Republik of Mancunia.
Because no WAG worth her salt would head out for a strenuous calorie-burning sesh without a
designer good (or two) in tow, which post-workout look do you prefer: A fresh-faced Alex Gerrard in
a grey and pink tank/bra, black spandex and cream coloured Alexander Wang bag, or A visibly sweaty
Coleen Rooney in an all [.