Mario Balotelli is back in Premier League. Liverpool announced Monday the Italian would join the Reds as soon as his registration is processed. He had to watch Liverpool’s season-opener from the stands Monday night, a thrashing at the hands of rival Manchester City.
Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plata is reaping the benefits of his impression season with in Major League Soccer. Plata earned his first call-up to Ecuador’s national team since 2011 to take part in two U.S.-based friendlies in September.
Meanwhile, Tim Howard may be taking a break from U.S. National Men’s Team duty until next year, but he will be keeping plenty busy. In addition to continuing club duty with Everton, he will also publish a memoir about his life.
Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI Monday:
U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Howard memoir to be released December 9
MINOR LEAGUE SOCCER
NASL Week 7: A Look Back
NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE
Solo, Rapinoe push Reign past Spirit in NWSL playoffs semifinal
Liverpool seals Balotelli transfer from AC Milan