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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009
Gabriel Andrade, the translator for Saint Louis Athletica's Brazilian coach Jorge Barcellos, might have the toughest job on the team. Barcellos speaks little English, so Andrade relays everything Barcellos says in Portuguese to his team, in film sessions, in practice, during games, in one-on-ones with players. Sometimes this can get ... Read the whole story
Arsenal has joined the list of European clubs mining America for young talent. Reports from Young Guns website devoted to Arsenal's reserve and youth program suggest that the English Premier League club will sign 15-year-old Luis Gil within weeks. Gil is a native of Garden Grove, Calif. He previously played ... Read the whole story
Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make his Barcelona debut in a friendly against Manchester City on Wednesday after recovering from a hand fracture. "He's in good shape and we are planning on him (Ibrahimovic) playing a part," Coach Pep Guardiola said at a news conference on Tuesday. Ibrahimovic joined from ... Read the whole story
Werder Bremen has signed Peru striker Claudio Pizarro on a permanent three-year deal from Chelsea, the Bundesliga club said on Tuesday. Pizarro joined Werder last season on loan, his second stint with the club. From 1999 to 2001, he helped Bremen win the German Cup and reach the UEFA Cup ... Read the whole story
According to several league and club executives, United Soccer Leagues has been put up for sale by Nike, the majority owner of the league. Two sources from the lower-level league have confirmed that MLS has inquired into purchasing it. Followers of the North American game have long dreamed of a ... Read the whole story

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