1. The Gaffer: It's Good to be Back

    During the past few days, I’ve felt like I’ve been stranded on a deserted island. Instead of being in the Caribbean however, I’ve been stuck in a hospital after being rushed to the hospital on Wednesday night diagnosed with blood … Continue reading

  2. Roig To Anounce Riquelme Future Tomorrow

    A season’s worth of doubts and displeasure should come to an end when Villarreal president Fernando Roig announces what is to be done with their disgruntled star Juan Román Riquelme. The Argentine international has been at odds with the coaching … Continue reading

  3. Adu Named to Benfica Match Squad

    Freddy Adu has been named a reserve for Benfica in tomorrow’s Champions League Qualifier versus FC Copenhagen. “Adu has only had seven days of training, but he has enormous potential and he is available,” Benfica coach Fernando Santos said.

  4. US-Brazil Match Likely

    A source has indicated to me that the US will play Brazil in Chicago during one of the international friendly dates this year. We’ll post an update when an announcement is made. UPDATE 3:15 PM EST : THE WASHINGTON POST … Continue reading

  5. Riquelme To Atlético Still In The Works

    uan Román Riquelme´s days at Boca are officially over- for now. So several different clubs in Europe have either been rejected or show no interest in the Argentine playmaker. Riquelme will be arriving on Tuesday to join Villarreal in order … Continue reading

  6. Rough Weekend For Americans in Europe

    European Football swung back into action this weekend with the start of (English) Premier League season as well as that of the Bundesliga. With the exception of an outstanding performances by a trio of American Goalkeepers in England and a … Continue reading

  7. Beckham Debut Causes Ratings Jump

    Last night’s DC United-LA Galaxy match attracted a 0.8 rating on ESPN2 the highest rated MLS regular season game of the season and more than twice the normal rating for ESPN’s Thursday Night MLS package.

  8. Rosenborg light it up

    Second round qualifiers wrapped up this week and the most eye-catching result was Rosenborg BK putting 7 goals past FC Astana. Rosenborg coast through to the third round on a 10-2 aggregate score. The seven goals came on the strength … Continue reading

  9. Real Madrid sign Drenthe – is Robben next?

    Defending Spanish champions Real Madrid signed one of the summer’s hottest prospects, wing-back Royston Drenthe from Dutch club Feyenoord. The club did not give the terms of Drenthe’s transfer but sports daily AS report that a fee of €13 million … Continue reading

  10. Episode 12 Delayed Until Friday

    Episode 12 of the Major League Soccer talk podcast will be released Friday or Saturday in order to cover tonight’s potential debut of David Beckham in an MLS match versus DC United. The podcast will feature a look at several … Continue reading

  11. Americans Abroad Notes

    Benny Feilhaber appears closer to moving to Premier League newbies Derby County. Feilhaber made only nine appearances for Hamburg last year, and must be considered a hot commodity after his excellent summer with the US National Team. Should Derby sign … Continue reading

  12. Beckham May Play Tonight

    Media reports indicate yet to be fully fit David Beckham may make his MLS debut tonight at RFK Stadium versus the league’s signature club DC United. Steve McClaren, the manager of the England National Team will be among those in … Continue reading

  13. Forza Futbol

    Alright, we’d like to take a short break from the news week and introduce ourselves, not The Gaffer or the Scout, or even Juan, but the three new names on the sidebar that just magically appeared one day with little … Continue reading

  14. Higuaín Out For Super Cup

    Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuaín will not take part in the Spanish Super Cup later on this week. The former River Plate star suffered a muscle strain in his calf and will be out for about a month. Even though he … Continue reading