In his last three international appearances for Korea Chu Young Park has scored six times, but he
still struggles to even get a place on the bench at Arsenal. Is now the time to unleash him on the
Premier League? Yesterday he helped himself to two goals in the second half against Poland, two
When Raddy Avramovic announced his squad to play Hong Kong in a friendly there were the usual
whines in Singapore. Not Duric. Not again. He's too old. Why, they whined, do we have to rely on a
42 year old foreigner?
Singapore defeated Hong Kong 2-0 yesterday and both goals were scored by that old man, Duric.
Everton have completed the signing of Irish international midfielder Darron Gibson from
Manchester United for an undisclosed fee.
The 24-year-old Derry born international joins on a four-and-a-half year deal and will wear the
number 4 shirt.
Gibson, whose last appearance for United came in a 5-0 win over Wigan on Boxing Day, will arrive at
Finch Farm immediately and could make his debut when the Blues take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on
As you have seen, U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced a 22-player travel squad that will
gather in Mexico City for the first friendly meeting between the teams on Mexican soil since 1984.
There are plenty of notes in the roster announcement, so here's a few more to add to the mix:
Landon Donovan is the leading capwinner on the roster with 143 international appearances.
News broke late Monday on the official Everton website that 32-year-old Blues ace Tim Cahill
will be transferred to the New York Red Bulls for a "nominal fee", pending Cahill agreeing to
personal terms and passing a team physical.
The Red Bulls have yet to confirm the reports, releasing a statement that they haveÂ "no comment
at this time regarding him or any other non-New York player.
With the signing of Olivier Giroud, Arsenal can now claim to have three of the top international
strikers in Europe on their books. Of course, that's simply 'for now,' as rumours continue to swirl
around the long-term future of Robin van Persie.
Some of the back-room workings between Jack Warner and FIFA are starting to come to the
Warner reportedly claimed that in exchange for drumming up support to get Sepp Blatter elected
in the 1998 FIFA presidential election, he secured the television rights to the World Cup for his
native Trinidad & Tobago for a single dollar.
For such a high-priced signing, a lot of us didn't know a whole lot about Bryan Ruiz.
Unfortunately, I haven't found many good information sources for the Dutch Eredivisie, but Ruiz
does have a handful of Champions League and international appearances that I can pull shooting data
from. A few things I was able to find:
Has a 60-40 preference toward his left foot, but seems competent with both.
Japan cemented their position as World Champions last night
when they defeated the Selecao feminina (Brazil) 4-1 at the Kobe Stadium.
Que aconteceu, irmĂŁs? (what happened, sisters?) Granted, it was
only an exhibition match to commemorate the Kirin Challenge's Cup and everybody
knows how the Japanese love inviting friendly teams under the pretext of
winning a "grand" trophy.
Former Argentine international Hugo Gatti has launched a scathing attack on Barcelona's Lionel
Messi by stating that he would be a 'bench-warmer' in the days of Diego Maradona and Johan Cruyff.
Speaking to Radio La Red Gatti who made 18 international appearances for Argentina between 1967 and
1977 sought to bring Lionel Messi [.
Good time Gregg: Gregg Berhalter, seen here celebrating a Galaxy goal with David Beckham and
Todd Dunivant, has played a major role on and off the field in the Galaxy's exemplary defensive
record in recent years; they have conceded fewer goals during his three years with the club than
any other MLS franchise (Daily Breeze file photo).
The Philly Soccer Page " The Union, Jorge Gonzalez and Jean Alexandre...
Seriously. Let's maintain perspective here. We have the luxury of complaining about only drawing
with Real Salt Lake. In the world of MLS soccer, that is a first-world problem.
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Clint Dempsey has been voted the Futbol de Primera USA national-team player of the year for the
second time - the last time being way back in 2006.He got 375 points and 99 first place votes .The
also rans were Tim Howard - second with 252 points and Landycakes - third with 191 points.
Dempsey scored four goals in 12 games in the U.
Union right back Sheanon Williams will miss Friday's game against Sporting Kansas City after
picking up a concussion. The injury to Williams, who had previously missed just one match this
season, was reported by Philly.com and is listed on the official injury report, but the club has
yet to make an official statement.
The Houston Dynamo have acquired Honduran international forward Carlo Costly on loan from Mexican
club Atlas de Guadalajara, it was announced today. Per team and league policy, terms of the
transaction were not disclosed. Costly will become eligible upon receipt of his international
transfer certificate and approval of a P-1 visa.
It's been an up and down first season at Liverpool for England young gun Jonjo Shelvey, having
juggled a big move away from home, captaining his country and trying to establish himself at a new
That's no mean feat for someone who only just turned 19 earlier this year and it's been a whirlwind
12 months for the Romford-born midfielder.