Author Archives: Carl Setterlund

Sunday Ticker: Man United go after Berbatov, Juventus capture Poulsen and Beckham backs Casillas for Ballon d’Or

After having long been rumored to be after Dimitar Berbatov, Manchester United finally went to action, making a £20 million ($39.5 million) bid for the Tottenham Hotspur striker. The 27-year-old has been an immediate hit since moving to England from … Continue reading »

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Liverpool’s transfer merry-go-round

With the European transfer market in full swing, one of the most active teams in terms of potential comings and goings is Liverpool, which is coping with ownership strife as well as financial restrictions that don’t plague teams like Manchester … Continue reading »

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Afternoon ticker: Guiza joins Fenerbahce, Barca told to double their Arshavin bid

The summer transfer market waits for no one, not even folks on vacation, so here is SBI correspondent Carl Setterlund with news and notes from the European soccer world. Guiza joins Fenerbahce Although none of the big fish have moved … Continue reading »

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Who are the hottest players in MLS?

With the MLS season reaching its midway point, it is tough to argue against New England and D.C. being the best teams in the league right now, and part of the reason for that is the recent form of two … Continue reading »

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Afternoon Ticker: Laporta staying as Barca president, Atletico lands Coupet and Ajax signs Sulejmani

Just when we thought things were settling back down at the Camp Nou, word has come that Barca president Joan Laporta will not resign, despite more than 60% of supporters voting for his exit. After two straight seasons without hardware, … Continue reading »

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Afternoon ticker: Portsmouth launch new Crouch bid, Villa and Silva to stay at Valencia, Martins interested in Arsenal

It’s truly a slow day in soccer when a third-choice striker on the move is the most notable snippet of news. SBI correspondent Carl Setterlund put together some tidbits to get you through a slow soccer Saturday. Crouch close to … Continue reading »

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Ngwenya begins three-week trial with Bayern Munich

                                                  Photo by Ex-Houston Dynamo striker Joseph Ngwenya’s name has popped up in the news recently after the 27-year-old began a trial three-week … Continue reading »

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UEFA Champions League takes shape after draw

Lost in all the transfer talk and U.S. Open Cup coverage Tuesday was the announcement of the UEFA Champions League draw. SBI correspondent Carl Setterlund has it covered for us. While nearly all the European powers have already sealed their … Continue reading »

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