According to reports, English Premier League perennial power Arsenal are weighing the possibility of opening a major training academy in the United States that would focus on developing young American players to benefit the club.
English website express.co.uk released a report today that said that the plan has been initiated by American Arsenal director Stan Kroenke.
With the "silly season" less then a month away, the rumors in the British press have already started, and one is regarding American international Clint Dempsey.
Liverpool head honcho Roy Hodgson, who abandoned the Craven Cottage faithful for the brighter lights on Merseyside, seems to need help after Liverpool, who have become accustomed to top five finishes in the Premiership, have struggled to find goals. The Scousers have only scored 17 net-benders after 15 league games.
Etchu Tabe will be playing first division soccer once again in 2011. The Cameroonian-American defender signed a contract extension with Finnish club RoPS, who recently earned promotion to the Veikkausliiga after taking home the second division title.
The former Georgia Southwestern State man began his professional career in neighboring Sweden in 2008 with Ljungskile SK.
The 2010 campaign has concluded in Norway and with it the seasons of a number of Americans plying their trade in Europe's far north.
The most accomplished American player in Norway this season was IK Start's Clarence Goodson. The tall, lanky central defender missed some time in the middle of the season due to his inclusion in the US World Cup squad, but his absence did not prevent him from earning strong reviews for his performances.
Wednesday the Irish website Irishcentral.com issued a report that said that the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) are going to step up their recruiting of Irish-American players in the United States and North America.
According to the report, Ireland's head coach Giovanni Trapattoni initiated the movement with hopes that they can find American players who are eligible for Irish citizenship that can further help the Irish national team.
The four Swedish-based Yanks will begin their well-deserved offseason breaks after another season officially entered the books last weekend.
Alejandro Bedoya, the most well-known American in the Allsvenskan, built on his strong rookie year with an even better sophomore season. The former Boston College man led Örebro SK to a third place finish and a ticket to European play for the first time since 1997-98.
United States Under-20 head coach Thomas Rongen has named former DC United great and Bolivian international Jaime Moreno to be his assistant coach for the upcoming Torneo de Las Americas in Atlanta later this month.
Rongen has a long history of rotating former players into assistant coaching positions throughout his career as the head U20 coach. He will now look to Moreno to help provide leadership to his young group of players.