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TGIF: Saying Goodbye to Giants Stadium

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When the New York Red Bulls take on Toronto FC on Saturday night, it will mark the final soccer game at Giants Stadium. With the new Giants Stadiums set to open in 2010, and the New York Red Bulls moving into Red Bull Arena in the spring, soccer fans will finally be able to say farewell to the former home of the New York Cosmos as well as the site of so many great soccer memories.

TGIF: Saying Goodbye to Giants Stadium

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When the New York Red Bulls take on Toronto FC on Saturday night, it will mark the final soccer game at Giants Stadium. With the new Giants Stadiums set to open in 2010, and the New York Red Bulls moving into Red Bull Arena in the spring, soccer fans will finally be able to say farewell to the former home of the New York Cosmos as well as the site of so many great soccer memories.

USA-Argentina tickets go on sale at noon today

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If you are a U.S. national team fan with plans of seeing the USA-Argentina friendly at Giants Stadium, and you weren't one of the fortunate souls who took part in the VISA-sponsored pre-sale this weekend, get your phones and computers ready.

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Howard to appear on ESPN Sunday morning

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by GIANFRANCO PANIZO

If you have always wanted a more in-depth look at U.S. men's national team goalkeeper Tim Howard then Sunday morning will be perfect for you.

Howard, who is coming off his record 16th cleansheet for Everton, is set to appear on ESPN's Sunday Conversation this Sunday at 10 a.

Howard to appear on ESPN Sunday morning

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by GIANFRANCO PANIZO

If you have always wanted a more in-depth look at U.S. men's national team goalkeeper Tim Howard then Sunday morning will be perfect for you.

Howard, who is coming off his record 16th cleansheet for Everton, is set to appear on ESPN's Sunday Conversation this Sunday at 10 a.

Free symposium on soccer injuries set for Monday in New Jersey

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If you are a soccer player, coach or parent in the New Jersey/New York/Connecticut/Pennsylvania area who has always want to know more about how to manage and prevent soccer-related injuries, a special event slated for Monday evening could help provide the information you have been looking for.

Free symposium on soccer injuries set for Monday in New Jersey

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If you are a soccer player, coach or parent in the New Jersey/New York/Connecticut/Pennsylvania area who has always want to know more about how to manage and prevent soccer-related injuries, a special event slated for Monday evening could help provide the information you have been looking for.

Clarifying the Bernardo story (and more Bernardo answers)

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There has been some controversy and confusion regarding comments made by U.S. youth national team forward Vincenzo Bernardo last week, comments attributed to him as part of an interview conducted by Soccer By Ives last week.

Soon after the above comments were released by SBI last Friday, Bernardo came forward on his personal website and stated that his quotes were misrepresented and that playing for the United States is his first choice, now and in the future.

Clarifying the Bernardo story (and more Bernardo answers)

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There has been some controversy and confusion regarding comments made by U.S. youth national team forward Vincenzo Bernardo last week, comments attributed to him as part of an interview conducted by Soccer By Ives last week.

Soon after the above comments were released by SBI last Friday, Bernardo came forward on his personal website and stated that his quotes were misrepresented and that playing for the United States is his first choice, now and in the future.

Libertadores champions to play in All-Stars for Hope Charity Match

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A day after the word came out that the New York Red Bulls would not take part in the All-Stars for Hope Charity Soccer Match at Giants Stadium on June 14th, now comes word that the event's organizers have lined up a new club to take part.

Copa Libertadores champions and recent FIFA Club World Cup runners-up LDU Quito are set to take part in the event, which is set to include such world stars as Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard.

Libertadores champions to play in All-Stars for Hope Charity Match

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A day after the word came out that the New York Red Bulls would not take part in the All-Stars for Hope Charity Soccer Match at Giants Stadium on June 14th, now comes word that the event's organizers have lined up a new club to take part.

Copa Libertadores champions and recent FIFA Club World Cup runners-up LDU Quito are set to take part in the event, which is set to include such world stars as Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard.

All Stars for Hope Charity match won't include Red Bulls

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One of the most anticipated soccer events of the summer in the New York area is the All Stars for Hope Charity Match, an event to raise money for schools in impoverished parts of the world. For months now, the match was to feature a team of European-based superstars vs. the New York Red Bulls, at least that is what had been rumored.

All Stars for Hope Charity match won't include Red Bulls

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One of the most anticipated soccer events of the summer in the New York area is the All Stars for Hope Charity Match, an event to raise money for schools in impoverished parts of the world. For months now, the match was to feature a team of European-based superstars vs. the New York Red Bulls, at least that is what had been rumored.

New Jersey Ironmen kick off XLS season today

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The New Jersey Ironmen begin their second year of existence and first in the newly formed Xtreme Soccer League when they take on the Chicago Storm at the Prudential Center in Newark at 4pm today.

The four-team XSL began its first season of existence on Saturday, with the Milwaukee Wave beating the Detroit Ignition, 11-4, on Saturday night.

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Angulo leaves Revs as talks with MLS stall

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New Jersey-bred striker Jose Angulo has left the New England Revolution after failing to come to terms on a contract with Major League Soccer, a source close to Angulo told SBI.

Angulo has spent most of the pre-season recovering from a knee injury and became a victim of the numbers game as New England has loaded up on forwards, adding young Costa Rican forward Argenis Fernandez and seeing Kenny Mansally emerge as a threat to start for the Revs.

Jose Angulo close to choosing MLS

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Former high school All-American and St. Benedict's Prep standout Jose Angulo is very close to deciding on signing with Major League Soccer ahead of the 2008 MLS Draft in January.

According to sources close to Angulo, the left-footed striker has received strong interest from a top team in Italy but concerns about his citizenship status in MLS have Angulo leaning toward signing with MLS.

Szetela speaks

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Danny Szetela will depart for Spain on Saturday to have his physical and finish off all details of his transfer move to Racing de Santander.

I spoke to Szetela Friday night and he is equally excited and relieved that this whole transfer saga is over.

Here is some of what he had to say:

On choosing Spain and Racing

"Out of all the opportunities I had a style of soccer that I wanted to play and that style is played in the Spanish League," Szetela said.

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Morning Ticker: Giusfredi update, Fulham's Cousin deal and Kanu eyes Aussie move

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Good morning all. Okay, I know, it isn't even really morning anymore on the East Coast (although I say before noon counts as morning). It's morning somewhere though, like the West Coast, where folks are just making their way to work.

Whether you've already made it through the winter mess on the East Coast, or are enjoying the sun out West, here are some news nuggets to get you through the early afternoon and morning.

Giusfredi leaves Seton Hall, close to deal with Spartak Moscow

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All-Big East forward Eliseo Giusfredi has left the Seton Hall soccer program to pursue a professional contract in Europe.

The Seton Hall junior has chosen to forgo his final year of eligibility and will depart for Spain later today to join Spartak Moscow, which is wrapping up pre-season training.

Giusfredi leaves Seton Hall, close to deal with Spartak Moscow

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All-Big East forward Eliseo Giusfredi has left the Seton Hall soccer program to pursue a professional contract in Europe.

The Seton Hall junior has chosen to forgo his final year of eligibility and will depart for Spain later today to join Spartak Moscow, which is wrapping up pre-season training.

My take on Giuseppe Rossi's decision to play for Italy instead of the United States

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Good evening folks. I'm coming to you from my seat on a plane in Ft. Lauderdale bound for Newark, New Jersey. We're a few minutes from takeoff and I wanted to add one more post. Apologies for not posting more today but it was just a hectic day getting ready for the return home. I will be back posting late tonight so stay tuned.

Ian Joyce signs with Watford

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Seton Hall alum and Don Bosco Prep product Ian Joyce has signed a contract with English club Watford FC. Joyce will join fellow American Jay DeMerit on the team currently running away with first place in the English first division.

Joyce, who played for Seton Hall in 2006, spent time with English Conference squad Gray's Athletic before signing with Watford.

Szetela misses out on debut

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Danny Szetela did not make the team sheet for Racing de Santander's match against Villarreal today. The former Crew midfielder is getting over a flu. He has yet to make his debut for Racing since joining from Major League Soccer last month but is expected to be in uniform soon.

Szetela also missed out on a reunion of sorts with childhood teammate, fellow Clifton native and Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi, who earned the start for Villarreal.

Szetela introduced at Racing

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Clifton native Danny Szetela was presented to the fans of Racing de Santander today after completing his move to the Spanish club. Szetela should be available for the club's next match, on Sept. 16th against Levante.

Here is my column on Szetela's decision to sign for Racing in today's Herald News. I will try to get in touch with Szetela when he returns to the United States to sort out his move so look out for a story on his first impressions of Spain in the near future.

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Spotlight: St. John's midfielder Nelson Becerra

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Hello all. For those of you who didn't see it, I wrote a profile on St. John's midfielder Nelson Becerra for the Herald News. It's a pretty interesting story on a kid who could eventually emerge as the next top midfielder to come from North Jersey.

Enjoy and share any feedback you'd like.

TGIF: On MLS Trades

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Good morning all, it's a busy day for yours truly. I'm wrapping up my ESPN column and heading to my alma mater, Ramapo College, to speak to a class.

I wasn't going to forget TGIF though, and here it is. The topic is MLS trades. My ESPN column, which should be up later today, focused on the five most lopsided trades of the 2007 MLS season.

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The SBI View: The passing of a special coach

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Fernando Rossi loved the game of soccer.

From his playing days to his decades of service as a high school soccer coach, to his years as the father who molded his son into an international caliber talent, Rossi embraced the beautiful game throughout his life and countless people are better off because of it.

USA-Argentina officially set for June 8 at Giants Stadium

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U.S. Soccer (finally) made the official announcement that the U.S. men's national team will face Argentina at Giants Stadium on June 8. As SBI reported on March 5, the two sides have agreed to a rematch of last summer's Copa America match (which Argentina won, 4-1, against what amounted to a U.

The deal with Giuseppe Rossi

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Will he or won't he? That seems to be the hot question surrounding whether Giuseppe Rossi will actually consider playing for the U.S. national team and change his mind about playing for Italy.

Why the sudden spark in interest? It comes on the heels of Bob Bradley admitting that Rossi has been contacted about the possibility of playing for the United States.