June 21, 2010

The Mayor of Hannover gets an extension
According the Hannover 96 wwebsite, defender Steve Cherundolo has verbally agreed to a contract extension with the Bundeliga club.

Sport Director Jörg Schmadtke agreed to the terms with Cherundolo's agent Harun Arsian.
June 10, 2010

Thomas is searching for a new club
Michael Thomas is on the hunt for a new employer after being given his release by Swedish Allsvenskan club Halmstads BK.

Thomas had signed with the club prior to this season after a successful trial during the winter offseason.
June 3, 2010

Altidore likely out for Saturday.
United States striker Jozy Altidore suffered a mild ankle sprain during Wednesday's training session forcing him to miss Thursday's session.

The injury looks to have occurred when defender Steve Cherundolo fell and rolled onto the back of Altidore's right ankle during an intrasquad scrimmage.
June 1, 2010

Rossi's switch of allegiance backfired
The number of Americans playing in the World Cup this summer was reduced by one today as Giuseppe Rossi was cut from the Italian World Cup team by head coach Marcello Lippi.

Rossi, 23, was born in New Jersey to Italian born parents and famously turned down repeated requests to play for the United States in hopes to play for the country of his heritage.
May 29, 2010

The new cycle begins with Brazil
The USSF confirmed the US national team will play Brazil at the new Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey on August 10 at 8pm EST. It will be the first game for the US of the 2014 cycle.

The US has played Brazil three times during the present cycle. While Brazil won all three games, two of them were very competitive. The Confederations Cup final was the most recent game and in that game the US scored two goals in the first half but Brazil scored three in the second half to come out as eventual victors.
May 26, 2010

A foreign-heavy squad completes the 23
With today's announcement of the 2010 World Cup roster, it would be a good time to break down the components of this cycle's team.

This year's team of 23 players comes from 10 different leagues. In doing this, we are going to use the player's most recent club so players like DaMarcus Beasley and Jay DeMerit, who are no longer under contract, are still considered part of the Rangers and Watford, respectively.
May 20, 2010

Gooch is back at full strength
While the injury bug has taken its toll of late on members of the US national team, good news surfaced this morning at World Cup training camp in Princeton, New Jersey with the notice that Oguchi Onyewu and team captain Carlos Bocanegra are now healthy and back at full training.

US Soccer announced the news regarding the two defensive stalwarts in an official statement this morning.
May 18, 2010

Zach Herold's career is prematurely over
United States youth national team product Zach Herold's budding soccer career has come to a halt, as a heart condition has forced the young Toronto FC player to retire from professional soccer.

Herold is a native of Port St. Lucie, Florida and prominently featured on Wilmer Cabrera's Under-17 squad at last fall's U17 World Cup in Nigeria.
May 17, 2010

Rene Khrin could spark the Slovenians
On June 18th US soccer fans will become much more familiar with the relatively unknown Slovenian national team that knocked off favored Russia to advance to their first World Cup since 2002.

Since splitting from the Yugoslavian national team in 1991, Slovenia's success on the world stage has been fairly limited, however their upset of Russia in a two-leg playoff to earn a spot in South Africa sent a message to the rest of Group C that earning a result against head coach Matjaž Kek's squad will be no easy task.
May 12, 2010

Eddie Johnson's USMNT status in question
Before the US World Cup camp has even started, the injury bug may have already claimed its first victim.

With less than five minutes to go before halfime, Aris Thessaloniki and US national team forward Eddie Johnson left today's Aris playoff game today with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.
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