Monthly Archives: August 2011

Dempsey, Jones, Clark among those staying put on transfer day

A few Americans made moves in Europe ahead of the close of the summer transfer window, but some of the bigger names being tossed around the rumor mill stayed put. The major move to Arsenal never materialized for Clint Dempsey, … Continue reading »

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Arsenal snags Arteta, Chelsea lands Meireles in final deadline minutes

Arsenal has filled the void left behind by one Spanish playmaker with another. At the end of a wild transfer deadline day in Europe, Arsenal agreed to a £10 million transfer with Everton and signed central midfielder Mikel Arteta to … Continue reading »

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Transfer Update: Ruiz situation unsettled, Parker joins Spurs and more

Bryan Ruiz' expected move to Fulham might not happen after all. Newcastle United has swooped in with a bid that is said to have trumped that of Fulham, meaning that the Costa Rican attacker could be on his way to … Continue reading »

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Agbossoumonde to join Eintracht Frankfurt

Photo by John Dorton/ISIphotos.com Germany appears to be the latest stop in Gale Agbossoumonde's quest for club stability. The United States Under-20 centerback is set to join Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany's second division, the same club that currently employs U.S. … Continue reading »

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Liverpool loans Bijev to Dusseldorf

After signing a deal with Liverpool this summer, American teenager Villyan Bijev is heading out on loan. Liverpool sent Bijev to Fortuna Dusseldorf in Germany's second division, where he'll get a better chance to secure playing time and develop as … Continue reading »

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Transfer Deadline Day: Live Commentary

It's the craziest day of the year in the club soccer world, as the close of the summer transfer window has arrived, bringing with it a seemingly endless string of transfer rumors, actual deals and plenty of surprises. England is … Continue reading »

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Williams signs with Hoffenheim

The transfer madness continues ahead of Wednesday's European deadline, and it's already involving potential future U.S. national team call-ups. German-American defender Daniel Williams is the latest to switch teams after he moved from SC Freiburg to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on … Continue reading »

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Holden discusses his return to action

Photo by ISIPhotos.com Stuart Holden returned to action for the first time in five months on Tuesday with an 80-minute appearance with the Bolton reserves, and while his team suffered a 7-0 thrashing in London, Holden accomplished a very important … Continue reading »

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Chicago downs Richmond to reach sixth U.S. Open Cup Final

  By DAVID GUBALA BRIDGEVIEW, Ill — After five years without lifting a trophy, the longest drought in the club's 14-year history, the Chicago Fire moved one step closer to giving their fans a new trophy to celebrate. The Chicago … Continue reading »

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Montero goal lifts Sounders into Open Cup final

By CALEB SONNELAND It took an impressive Fredy Montero goal to lift the Seattle Sounders past FC Dallas in the US Open Cup semifinal with a 1-0 victory in Tukwila, Washington. The Colombian striker provided the crucial first-half goal to … Continue reading »

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U.S. Open Cup semifinals: Your Running Commentary

By night's end, the final of the 2011 U.S. Open Cup will be set. The Chicago Fire and Richmond Kickers square off in a battle of unlikely semifinal participants who are both looking to maintain their surprising runs (8:30 p.m., … Continue reading »

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Holden returns to action in reserve game

Stuart Holden's return from a long injury layoff is one giant step closer to completion. Holden started and played 78 injury-free minutes for Bolton's reserves in Tuesday's 7-0 loss to Fulham in his first game action since suffering a hairline … Continue reading »

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