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Buddle for the USMNT? A Point/Counter-Point

After getting off to the most blazing start of a season in MLS history, nobody’s stock has soared faster than Edson Buddle’s.  The Galaxy are 4-0, have out-scored their opponents 7-1 and all seven goals came off the head or foot of Buddle.  With the forward position the biggest question […]

Weekend review

Another weekend of MLS action is in the books, so let’s take a look back: Saturday, April 10 Chivas USA 2, New York Red Bulls 0 FC Dallas 2, Columbus 2 Philadelphia Union 3, D.C. United 2 Los Angeles 2, Houston 0 New England 4, Toronto FC 1 Kansas City […]

Weekend review – April 1-3

It was a reduced schedule, but here are the results from the second week of MLS action: Thursday, April 1 Houston 2, Real Salt Lake 1 Los Angeles 2, Chivas USA 0 Saturday, April 3 Colorado 2, Chicago 2 New England 2, D.C. United 0 New York Red Bulls 1, […]

MLS Changes Designated Player Rule

According to the MLS Web site, the league has decided to add to its designated player rule. Effective immediately, teams will now have two designated player slots, and an option to buy a third. The third slot, it seems, would cost a team $250,000 – money that would be shared […]

MLS Weekend Review – March 25-27

Before we get into the weekend’s games, there is a bit of news today. Jon Busch, waived last week by the Fire, has reportedly signed with the San Jose Earthquakes. He’s a quality keeper, but the Earthquakes’ issues, I think, would be better addressed by adding some defenders. Now, for […]

MLS Crystal Ball Edition

Some Starters The new MLS Website.. Du Nord: Top 10 significant signings and influential departures. First, how they finished in 2009 – PPG=Points Per Game – GFA=Goals For Average – GAA=Goals Against Average 2009   PPG GFA GAA  CLB  1.63   1st  1.37   5th  1.03   3rd  LA  1.60   2nd  1.20   10th […]

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Why Arsene Wenger Should Not Sign Dimitar Berbatov to Arsenal

Gossip continues to intensify that Arsenal will try and solve the club’s current depth crisis at striker by acquiring Dimitar Berbatov. NBC’s broadcast today of the Gunners 2-0 win against Fulham was filled with references to his potential transfer. Given the success of Arsene Wenger’s side this season, I can […]

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Chinese Super League overtake EPL in transfer window spending

Chinese club Jiangsu Suning’s 50 million euro ($56 million) signing of Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira from Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk on Friday saw the Chinese Super League overtake the English Premier League in spending during the winter transfer window, the transfermarkt website said. According to the website, which tracks commercial dealings […]

Alex Teixeira joins Chinese Super League club in £38 million move

Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira became China’s third record signing in just over a week on Friday when Jiangsu Suning snapped him up for 50 million euros ($56 million) — following earlier interest from English giants Liverpool. China’s latest monster move came only three days after Guangzhou Evergrande paid 42 million […]

Tomas Rosicky injury could end Arsenal career

Tomas Rosicky’s latest injury setback, a torn thigh tendon, leaves him in a race against time if he is to play for Arsenal again with his Gunners contract due to expire in June. The 35-year-old missed the first half of the current campaign with a knee injury and coach Arsene […]