By CAITLIN MURRAY
The rumors and speculation that Xavi Hernandez will head to New York City FC got a bit louder Wednesday with new reports out of Spain linking Xavi to the Major League Soccer expansion club. One unconfirmed report claimed that Xavi is days away from finalizing his move to NYC FC. It remains to be seen where he ends up, but with the signing of fellow Spaniard David Villa, it’s not a stretch to see NYC FC as being in play, even as the New York Red Bulls and Seattle Sounders are rumored to be in the mix.
Sporting Kansas City’s Matt Besler could potentially be on his way out of MLS. After his sparkling performance at the World Cup, it seemed sure other clubs would come knocking. Besler confirmed on Wednesday that several overseas clubs have expressed interest in his services, including Fulham and Jozy Altidore’s Sunderland.
And Kick TV debuted an all-soccer parody of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off starring Mike Magee, Omar Gonzalez and Sydney Leroux that is probably worth a watch for American soccer fans.
Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI today:
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Report: Xavi mulling offers from 3 MLS clubs
U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
USWNT sets friendly for first-ever meeting vs. Switzerland
NBC Sports announces first three months of EPL TV fixtures