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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009
Martin Rogers spoke with Bruce Arena, who coached the USA at the last two World Cups, about the challenge his successor, Bob Bradley, faces at South Africa 2010. The USA's draw with England, Algeria and Slovenia has been considered much easier than the first-round groups Arena faced. The USA succeeded ... Read the whole story
Michael Lewis wonders why, considering the dismal record of foreign coaches in MLS, new New York Red Bulls sporting director and general manager Erik Soler reportedly wants to hire someone from Europe. Lewis defines a foreign coach as someone who had little or no MLS experience or a coaching background ... Read the whole story
Danny Mwanga, the 2009 Pac-10 Player of the Year as a sophomore at Oregon State, signed a Generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer. Mwanga looked into joining a European team but was swayed by MLS's offer of a Generation Adidas contract for two years with two years of options. ... Read the whole story
Arsenal's 4-1 win over Portsmouth on Wednesday was the first English Premier League game in history in which no Englishmen were in the starting lineups of either team. The game featured players from 15 countries among the 22 starters with seven French players on the field. There were two Algerians ... Read the whole story
Gary Megson never had a chance at Bolton Wanderers. He was fired on Wednesday and fans were happy see him go. Wrote Dave Hadfield, "They were dancing in the streets of Bolton yesterday. The icy pavements were suddenly covered with gold, bluebirds swooped over Doffcocker Lodge and lambs gambolled on ... Read the whole story
Unable to find a first-team spot at Inter Milan, Honduran star David Suazo has been loaned to Genoa for six months. He is expected to replace Italian Sergio Floccari, who was himself loaned out to Lazio. After eight years at Cagliari, Suazo, 30, moved to Inter in 2007 but was ... Read the whole story


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