AMSTERDAM – Free agent playmaker Freddy Adu is in contract talks with Serbian bronze medalists FK Jagodina and an unnamed Cypriot club.
Following a tweet from Serbian SuperLiga newshound SerbianFooty, a source close to the situation confirmed that the 25-year-old was being courted by the two eastern European suitors. Furthermore, MLSsoccer.com has learned that the admirer from Cyprus is one of the top five First Division finishers from last season and currently alive in Europe.
AMSTERDAM – Borussia Monchengladbach are expecting fresh catch Fabian Johnson to recover quickly from a hamstring strain suffered in the US national team's 2-1 World Cup loss to Belgium.
The 26-year-old, who joined the Foals on a free transfer at the end of his Hoffenheim deal, will join the team following a standard post-World Cup vacation, gathering with his new teammates in about two weeks when they return from a preseason camp located near the Austrian border.
The first proposed site for the stadium that will host Miami's future MLS franchise has been ruled out by Miami-Dade County commissioners, leaving David Beckham and Co. focused on a deep-water boat slip adjacent to American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami.
The commissioners voted 11-1 on Tuesday against the proposed stadium site at PortMiami, which had drawn the opposition of Royal Caribbean Cruises, who are headquartered next to the waterfront site.
AMSTERDAM – The top flights in England, Germany and Austria will close up shop this weekend, while US forward Aron Jóhannsson tries to get back in the game for AZ Alkmaar's Europa League playoff semifinal capper at Heerenveen.
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AMSTERDAM – Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard signed a contract extension to keep him with the club until the summer of 2018, news that delighted manager Roberto Martinez.
AMSTERDAM – The last American standing in European play was bounced on Thursday, with Aron Jóhannsson unable to find a single shot in AZ Alkmaar's 2-0 (3-0 aggregate) loss at Europa League quarterfinal hosts Benfica.
AMSTERDAM – Aron Jóhannsson and AZ Alkmaar left it all to do in the second leg of the Europa League quarterfinals after opening at home with a 1-0 defeat to Portuguese giants Benfica.
The underdog Cheese Farmers held their own on the night, but they were unable to provide the US national team regular with many genuine offensive chances. Jóhannsson passed well and tried to make the most of his relatively low involvement, but came up empty on a pair of big chances.
AMSTERDAM – Aron Jóhannsson and AZ Alkmaar reached the Europa League elite eight on Thursday, with a scoreless draw at Anzhi Makhachkala closing out a 1-0 aggregate victory.
The US forward worked a solid full shift up top for the visitors, drawing two saves in the process.
It's confirmed: the US national team are set for another European friendly later this year.
The Czech football association on Monday reported on its website that the Czech Republic will host the USMNT in Prague on Sept. 3 as a warmup for their Euro 2016 qualifying opener against the Netherlands on Sept. 9. US Soccer later sent out a release confirming the report.