Lots of News from the Premier League

Jozy Altidore joins Sunderland, as Clint Dempsey is transfer listed
by Austin Farrow   |   Saturday, July 13, 2013

Americans Overseas – column on USA soccer players playing abroad for clubs outside of North America

England

As many people will know by now, Jozy Altidore has completed his move to Sunderland. The transfer fee from AZ Alkmaar to Sunderland was left undisclosed.

Americans will surely be excited to watch Altidore play in the English Premier League after the striker spent 2 seasons in the Dutch Eredivisie. Within those seasons, Altidore scored a total of 48 goals in all competitions. He’ll be returning to the Premier League after previously spending a season with Hull City.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, another American has signed on the dotted line. Brad Guzan has signed a contract extension with Aston Villa. This contract will keep him at the club for another 4 years, barring any future transfer for Aston Villa’s 2012-2013 player of the year.

In other news, a report out of England suggests Clint Dempsey has been placed on the transfer block by Tottenham. If this report is factual, Dempsey will be added to a long list of transfer-listed players after Hotspurs manager Andre Villas-Boas placed 10 others on the transfer block earlier this year. With speculation abound, news confirming Dempsey’s situation will surely arise soon.

Greece

Michael Hoyos has successfully completed a loan move from Argentinian side Estudiantes to Greek side OFI Crete. The Argentine-American will be looking to reach his potential one way or the other after an unfortunate automobile accident left him out for roughly 6 months in 2011. This loan move could be what Hoyos needs in order to regain the form once shown in Argentina.

Norway

Steve Clark and Honefoss came to a disappointing defeat Friday as they lost to Valerenga 2-1. Pal Erik Ulvestad was sent off in the 5th minute for Honefoss. As usual, Clark played the entirety of the match. Honefoss currently sit in 13th position after the loss.

Brazil

Bahia disposed of Sao Paulo 2-1 Wednesday. Freddy Adu, once again, did not find his way onto the pitch but did dress. There is hope for Adu, however. Manager Cristovao Borges recently spoke on Adu saying, “Freddy Adu has great quality, a very good technical, tactical understanding, but there is great competition at his position.”

Austin FARROW

Nationality:
USA
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Indian River State
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All MLS clubs
Club Foreign:
Manchester City
Bringing you news on soccer players across MLS and American players playing in top leagues around the world, Austin is a journalism major who enjoys the fine arts. He doesn't favor one club over another, but just enjoys all MLS play.
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