Daily news roundups

It snows, Le Toux wins assist of the year


Sebastien Le Toux has won the MLSSoccer.com Assist of the Year Award. He was also named to Goal.com’s MLS Best XI.


The Independence have signed USWNT star midfielder Megan Rapinoe. Rapinoe last played with the now defunct Chicago Red Stars and made the 2009 and 2010 WPS All-Star team. More on Rapinoe here.

More on why the Independence move from West Chester to Widener makes good financial sense.


Pottstown native, 2007 Strath Haven graduate and Boston College defensive midfielder Karl Reddick is among the 54 seniors from Division I colleges invited to the MLS Player Combine.


With a deal from Nottingham Forrest inked, all former Real Salt Lake forward (and USMNT dud) Robbie Findley needs to start playing is a work permit.

New England have re-signed goalkeeper Matt Reis and finalized a deal with Re-Entry Draft pick Ryan Cochrane.

In more Re-Entry Draft related news, Jimmy Conrad’s deal with Chivas USA is complete.

More on the possible move of DC United to Baltimore.

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he wants to end his career in MLS. “As I see it now, this is my last contract with a European club. When I’m done in Milan I will play a year or two in the United States.” His contract with Milan is up in 2014.

Freddie Ljungberg is close to signing with Celtic. Celtic are apparently also interested in Dwayne De Rosario.

Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez will have to pay for their razors starting in the new year.


Here’s a view on why Teal Bunbury decision to play for the US hurts soccer in this country in the long run.

Here’s a look ahead to who might be on the 2012 US Olympic squad.

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America will award Joe Gaetjens its Honorary All-America award. Gaetjens scored the goal that gave the US victory over England in the 1950 World Cup. He was later killed by the Duvalier dictatorship in Haiti.


Mexico will begin its preparations for the Gold Cup on February 9 against Bosnia and Herzgovenia at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.

Galatasaray fans attacked Fenerbahce players during a men’s under-17 match in Istanbul. Thirteen Fenerbahce players were hospitalized after the incident.

Pitch invader Mario “The Falcon” Ferri was arrested after posting his plans to smuggle himself out of Abu Dhabi on Facebook. Police were holding his passport after Ferri made it on to the pitch during the Club World Cup final.

One Comment

  1. So Ibra wants to play a year or two in MLS, then retire? Maybe he’ll still have the quality to make an impact in a few years, but talk about adding to the MLS-as-retirement-home cliche. No thanks …

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