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The SBI Show: Episode 183 (Talking MLS news, Americans Abroad, and more)

Episode 183 of The SBI Show breaks down a busy past week of MLS news, and much more.

Freddy Adu

Adu parts ways with Serbian club FK Jagodina

Freddy Adu has parted ways with Serbian club FK Jagodina after just six months

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Report: Henry receives work permit, set for move to West Ham

Doneil Henry has reportedly earned a work permit ahead of a move to West Ham.

MLS Ticker: Galaxy set for preseason trip to Ireland; Fire add DP Accam; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Robbie Keane is set to kickoff the 2015 season with a return to his hometown.

The LA Galaxy announced Monday that the club will visit Ireland for a preseason friendly against Shamrock Rovers that is set for Feb. 21. The friendly will see Keane return to his hometown of Dublin, and more specifically the area of Tallaght.

Shamrock Rovers are the most successful club in Ireland, having won the League of Ireland 17 times while claiming 24 FAI Cups.

Here are some more of Monday’s MLS news and notes: Continue reading »

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The SBI Show: Episode 183 (Talking MLS news, Americans Abroad, and more)

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 By IVES GALARCEP

It was a busy week in Major League Soccer, with big news ranging from stadium project approvals to high-profile player signings to much more.

Episode 183 of The SBI Show catches you up on all the recent activity, from D.C. United’s stadium project approval to Orlando City’s signing of Brek Shea.

Co-host Garrett Cleverly and I also discuss the recent MLS re-entry drafts, the latest news on Erick ‘Cubo’ Torres’ future and more.

Give Episode 183 of The SBI Show a listen after the jump:

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Adu parts ways with Serbian club FK Jagodina

Freddy Adu

By RYAN TOLMICH

Freddy Adu is once again back on the open market.

Adu has parted ways with Serbian side FK Jagodina after making just one first team appearance, in a cup game, for the club. Adu’s time with the club lasted just five months.

Reports in Europe stated that Adu had been released, but the 25-year-old attacker took to Twitter on Monday to say that he had been expecting to move on for some time.

The former U.S. Men’s National Team player – who has played for 10 clubs in his career – did not make an appearance in a league game for Jagodina and saw just 13 minutes of action in a cup matchup back in September.

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U.S. U-20s take down Honduras ahead of U-20 World Cup qualifying

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team wrapped up their final two friendly matches before World Cup qualifying with a sweep of Honduras on the road.

In the finale on Sunday afternoon, the U.S. defeated Honduras, 2-1, following up a 2-1 victory on Thursday in the first of the two friendly matches in San Pedro Sula.

Romain Gall scored for the second match in a row, and his first-half strike was followed up by a goal from Lynden Gooch. Devron Garcia scored the lone goal for the Honduras U-20s in the defeat.

Head coach Tab Ramos will now organize a domestic-based training camp with the U-20 squad before heading to Jamaica early in 2015 ahead of the CONCACAF U-20 Championships. Ramos will have to select his 20-man squad by Dec. 30.

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What do you think of this result? Like the U.S. U-20s chances heading into U-20 World Cup qualifying?

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Report: Henry receives work permit, set for move to West Ham

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Doneil Henry’s stint with Apollon Limassol will apparently be a short one.

Henry, who was signed by the Cypriot club earlier this year before being loaned back to Toronto FC for the 2014 MLS season, has reportedly acquired a work permit ahead of a move to West Ham.

The 21-year-old defender has been coveted by West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, who revealed that his pursuit of the Canadian international comes following a reccomendation from former TFC manager Ryan Nelson, who previously played for Allardyce at Blackburn Rovers.

“We are looking at the situation but it will be a tribunal, work permit situation which will happen next week,” Allardyce said. “He was recommended to me by Ryan Nelsen, my captain at Blackburn who was at Toronto and his is an opinion I respect.”

Henry made 93 appearances for TFC since joining the first team in 2010 while also featuring 10 times for the Canadian national team.

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What do you think of Henry’s potential move to West Ham? How will he fare in the Premier League?

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Monday Kickoff: FIFA official ‘shocked’ by failed England WC bid; Ronaldinho, Queretaro in crisis; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Many were left stunned by FIFA’s decision to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia, but one FIFA executive was particularly surprised by the organization’s decision.

FIFA’s Harold Mayne-Nicholls, who was chairman of a group responsible for assessing the feasibility of each World Cup location, concluded that England’s bid for the 2018 World Cup was the strongest of the lot. However, after the nation received just two of 22 votes, Mayne-Nicholls, who previously chaired Chile’s football association, was left shocked.

“(England) was by far the strongest contender,” Mayne-Nicholls said. “How could England have only got two votes? It was a big surprise.

“England were on the top. They had the best concept, the best infrastructure and the people were very much involved,” said Mayne-Nicholls. “I was there and I saw the faces of Prince William and [David] Beckham, and they were shocked. It’s like when you are a first division team and you play a third division team and you lose by five goals.“

Here are some more news and notes to kick off your Monday morning: Continue reading »

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