American Exports: Roma keen on keeping Michael Bradley, despite Everton's interest

Exports: Roma keen on keeping Bradley despite Everton interest

Michael Bradley in action during the All-Star Game

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AMSTERDAM – Everton have been turned away after making an approach for AS Roma midfielder Michael Bradley, MLSsoccer.com has learned.

According to a source close to the club, the US star has become a fast favorite of new manager Rudi Garcia and can expect frequent use during the coming campaign.

American Exports: Sacha Kljestan returns to lineup as Anderlecht go to the top in Belgium

Exports: Kljestan returns to lineup as Anderlecht go tops in Belgium

Sacha Kljestan with Anderlecht, 2012-13

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AMSTERDAM – Anderlecht midfielder Sacha Kljestan made a quick return to the lineup on Friday, going the distance in a 4-0 rout at Cercle Brugge.

Less than a week after requiring a good bit of stitching after an elbow to the ear, the US international held down his usual post as the champs' traffic director. Fellow MLS graduate Andy Najar came on in the 79th minute to make his Jupiler League debut.

The Mauves registered their first win of the season on the second try to tentatively rise into the penthouse.

American Exports: Terrence Boyd nets penalty kick in Rapid Vienna's Europa League draw

Exports: Boyd nets first-ever PK in Europa League road draw

Terrence Boyd with Rapid Vienna

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AMSTERDAM – Terrence Boyd hit from the spot to gain Rapid Vienna a 1-1 opening leg draw away to Europa League third qualifying-round foes Asteras Tripolis on Thursday.

Only two minutes after the Greeks broke the ice, Boyd was fouled in the area and calmly stepped up to tie the game. In addition to netting his third goal of the young campaign and fourth career strike in Europa League play, the US forward converted his first pro penalty. 

Near the hour mark, Boyd had a great chance to win the game, only to see his header cleared off the line.

Canadian Exports: Atiba Hutchinson finalizes lucrative move to Turkey's Besiktas

Canadian Exports: A new home in Turkey for Hutchinson

Atiba Hutchinson is moving to Turkey to join Besiktas after the Istanbul-based club announced on Wednesday it has signed the Canadian midfielder.

Hutchinson, who skipped Canada’s Gold Cup run earlier this month so that he could sort out his club future, signed a two-year deal with the club worth more than two million euros.

The Brampton, Ontario, native became a free agent this summer after his contract with Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven came to an end. He had been linked with Besiktas for a number of weeks.

American Exports: Sacha Kljestan leaves with injury as Anderlecht fall in season opener

Exports: Kljestan leaves with injury as Anderlecht lose season opener

Sacha Kljestan with Anderlecht

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AMSTERDAM – Anderlecht midfielder Sacha Kljestan was removed midway through the first half with an injury as the defending Belgian champions started their title defense on Sunday with a 3-2 home defeat to Lokeren.

American Exports: Bryan Gerzicich, Hapoel Tel Aviv advance in Europa League

Exports: Gerzicich goes full 90 as Hapoel Tel Aviv advance in Europa League

Bryan Gerzicich of Hapoel Kiryat Shmona

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AMSTERDAM – Bryan Gerzicich and Hapoel Tel Aviv are on to the third qualifying round of the Europa League after a 2-2 second-leg draw at Bulgarian side Beroe on Thursday.

The midfielder went the distance, drawing a yellow card in stoppage time, as the visitors completed a 6-3 aggregate win. The Red Demons will start the next round away to Romania's Pandurii Târgu Jiu next Thursday.

American Exports: Hammarby fire Gregg Berhalter as manager, citing team's lack of offense

Exports: Hammarby fire Berhalter as manager, citing lack of offense

Gregg Berhalter with Hammarby

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AMSTERDAM – Swedish second-flight club Hammarby fired manager Gregg Berhalter on Wednesday, naming former midfielder Thomas Dennerby as his replacement.

Despite having the second-best defense in the Superettan, the Stockholm club is currently nine points adrift of the promotion zone at the midway point of the season. 

American Exports: Jozy Altidore notches assist to help Sunderland knock off Spurs in preseason bout

Exports: Altidore delivers assist in preseason win vs. Dempsey, Spurs

Jozy Altidore with Sunderland

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AMSTERDAM – Fresh Sunderland signing Jozy Altidore notched an assist in his club debut on Wednesday, a come-from-behind 3-1 Premier League Asia Trophy semifinal victory over Tottenham in Hong Kong.

American Exports: Conor O'Brien, Nordsjaelland drop Danish Superliga season opener

Exports: O'Brien, Nordsjælland drop Danish Superliga season opener

Conor O'Brien in FC Nordsjaelland training

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AMSTERDAM – Despite a strong outing from Conor O'Brien, FC Nordsjælland dropped their Superliga season opener with a 4-0 defeat at Esbjerg on Monday.

The New York native lined up in the holding midfield slot, ringing up nine pass interceptions. Unfortunately, each of the first two Esbjerg goals came directly after the visitors had wasted a scoring chance created by O'Brien at the other end.

Canadian Exports: Julian de Guzman joining Skoda Xanthi of Greek Super League

Canadian Exports: De Guzman moving to Skoda Xanthi of Greece

Julian de Guzman and Dwayne De Rosario

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Former Toronto FC and FC Dallas midfielder Julian de Guzman has joined Skoda Xanthi FC, the Greek Super League club announced on its website on Monday.

With the move, de Guzman will move to a fifth country after playing in Germany, Spain, Canada and the United States. The Canadian national team veteran was most recently with SSV Jahn Regensburg in Germany’s 2.Bundesliga.

De Guzman had joined Regensburg right at the deadline of the January transfer window and became a free agent when the team was relegated.

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