American Influx

Historically, players from across the pond have been a rarity in the English football leagues, but that is changing as each transfer window passes.

Stoke City added to their state-side contingency on the latest transfer deadline day, securing Brek Shea’s services from MLS outfit FC Dallas for £2.5 million, and manager Tony Pulis has high expectations of his new recruit. Continue reading

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SCOTscene: The Canadian who went from Orange Crusher to Highland Stag

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‘. . . And a country boy is all I’ll ever be’

On January 30th, Canadian International André Hainault made his first senior appearance for Ross County FC as an unused substitute in the SPL newcomer’s victory over early-season leaders Hibernian FC. Continue reading

Go Bald For Bidmead

Dear MLS UK Readers,

As some of you may already know, several months ago we received sad news from one of our editors, Daniel Bidmead. Danny was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, and over the past few months and weeks has started to battle the illness through chemotherapy sessions.

In support of Danny’s continuing fight to overcome this horrible disease, we have decided to do as much as we can to support and encourage him through this tough period.

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Danny has been losing his hair due to chemo, so we’re going bald to support him!

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Bye, Bye Benny by Jon Parker

The New England Revolution saw a great many changes throughout the 2012 season, sweeping reform under new head coach, Jay Heaps, saw many players go in and out of Foxboro. These sweeping changes have continued to take place into the offseason, and this week came the news that high profile, ‘marmite’ midfielder, Benny Feilhaber, was the latest player being pointed towards the exit.

Picture courtesy of Kari Heistad.

Picture courtesy of Kari Heistad.

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Chivas USA appoints Jose Luis Sánchez Solá as Head Coach by Andrew Watson

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Chivas USA today finally announced that Jose Luis Sánchez Solá, or ‘El Chelis’ as he is known, would be the new Head Coach of the Rojiblancos. His appointment comes after weeks of rumors regarding who would be replacing Robin Fraser and also past the time frame given to fans by owner Jorge Vergara. Despite the delay though, the Goats finally have a new coach in place and the Rojiblancos revival starts now. Continue reading