Goal.com USA's top 10 most read articles for 2012

Mike Slane
Goal.com USA's top 10 most read articles for 2012

From Mexico winning gold at the London Olympics to Clint Dempsey's move to Tottenham, there were several memoriable moments in soccer in the United States.

But which storylines had the fans truly excited and searching for news and features? Here we bring together the 10 most read news and feature articles on Goal.com USA over the past 12 months.

We sort the stories by the number of unique readers (rather than by page views or comments or Facebook 'likes'. etc.)


1. Nick Rosano: Despite the roadblocks, Giovani dos Santos can still fulfill the hype - Jan. 19

2.Nick Rosano: Castillo's revival merits another look for the Mexican national team - Feb. 2

3. Brent Latham: Summer heat frying up a few Mexican transfer rumors - June 15

4. Leander Schaerlaeckens: When it comes to transfers, less is more - Aug. 14

5.Clint Dempsey, Sergio Aguero and the new stars of the English Premier League - Jan. 24

6.Zac Lee Rigg: Michael Bradley glaring away the obstacles to secure Roma move - July 6

7.Seth Vertelney: How England and the USA were exposed - June 29

8.Zac Lee Rigg: Arsene Wenger to blame for Arsenal's loss to AC Milan - Feb. 16

9.Zac Lee Rigg: How will history remember Ballon d'Or-shorn Xavi Hernandez? - Jan. 12

10.Martin Rogers: Ronaldo's lifts Portugal to Euro quarterfinals, but Irina Shayk isn't there - June 18


1.Mexico announces full Olympic roster - June 20

2.Former Colombian international Miguel Calero is brain dead - Dec. 3

3.Chicharito hails 'unbelievable' Welbeck and accepts starting competition as 'normal' - Feb. 15

4.Ronaldo, Messi among the 32 nominees for UEFA's Best Player in Europe award - July 16

5.Xavi: Lionel Messi's remarks are better than winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or - Jan. 9

6.Indoor soccer team says AIverson wouldn't have to practice if he signs deal - Feb. 22

7.Messi: I will not leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain - Oct. 30

8.Maradona: It is 'stupid' to say that Neymar is better than Messi - April 12

9.Kaka: I want to play in MLS one day - Nov. 14

10.Keane adds kindle to Kaka's Galaxy rumors - Nov. 30

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