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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, Sept. 18, 2009
On Thursday, UEFA reported that almost a quarter of Europe's top division soccer clubs suffered major financial losses last year. Clubs' rising costs have offset increases in income. For example, while income rose five percent last year, player costs increased 9 percent. "The huge spending on players produces constantly an ... Read the whole story
Julian de Guzman is itching to get on the field after spending a week training with his new club, Toronto FC. Toronto head coach Chris Cummins, normally tight-lipped about his starting lineups, has already penciled the club's most expensive player into the lineup against Saturday's opponent, the Los Angeles Galaxy. ... Read the whole story
Preparing for the stretch run of the season, Chivas USA has made crucial moves to bolster its defense. Last week, Chivas acquired veteran goalkeeper Jon Conway from New York for a fourth-round draft pick in 2011. Conway will join Lance Parker as backup for Zach Thorton, Conway's former teammate in ... Read the whole story
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, FutbolMLS.com/MLSnet.com is interviewing some of the league's top Latin players. 2008 MLS MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto speaks about the Crew's slow start, the quality of the league, and his native national team's struggles to qualify for the World Cup. Schelotto on the Crew's early ... Read the whole story
Philadelphia Union may not have its new stadium, currently under construction on Chester's waterfront, ready for its opening date next season. Prepared for such an event, the team is shopping for other venues, namely the Eagles' Lincoln Financial Field. "Right now everything is running on schedule construction-wise, but we are ... Read the whole story
Schalke midfielder and U.S. national team prospect Jermaine Jones, who suffered a hairline fracture in his shin over two months ago, will forgo additional surgery according to Schalke's website. Jones will spend the next three weeks working with the team's physiotherapy department in an attempt to overcome pain caused by ... Read the whole story
Lionel Messi tacked a two-year extension onto his existing contract with European champion Barcelona. Barcelona says in a statement on its Web site that "the Argentina forward's new agreement runs until 2016 and has a buyout clause of [$368 million] included." The 22-year-old Messi's previous contract expired in 2014 with ... Read the whole story
On Thursday, the Europa League implemented its experimental policy of using five match officials, using two extra assistants to help officiate incidents from behind the goals for the 24 first-round games. U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard got a shutout as Everton opened European soccer's second-tier cup competition with a 4-0 victory ... Read the whole story


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