• Saints’ Fonte moves to West Ham for $10 million
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    Saints’ Fonte moves to West Ham for $10 million

    West Ham has been linked with big name strikers since the summer, but the Irons’ big January transfer to date is a center back. EURO champion and Southampton mainstay Jose Fonte is moving to London. Fonte, 33, makes an approximately $10 million move from the South Coast, where the Portuguese back will better Slaven Bilic‘s back line while forcing Southampton to find an answer alongside Virgil Van Dijk. It’s been a strange trip to London for Fonte and Southampton, detailed by our own Joe Prince-Wright here. Fonte joined Saints during the 2009-10 season, and became a cult hero at St. Mary’s in helping the club move from League One to the Europa League in just over a half-decade. Something won’t

  • FC Yahoo Podcast: Why does USMNT dual-national patriotism continue to be questioned?
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    FC Yahoo Podcast: Why does USMNT dual-national patriotism continue to be questioned?

    The passion and patriotism of dual-nationals were placed under the microscope again after United States men’s national team goalkeeper Tim Howard became the latest American soccer icon to doubt the desire of foreign-born players. A firestorm of criticism

  • No offside, orange cards and more: Looking at the wild proposed FIFA rule changes
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    No offside, orange cards and more: Looking at the wild proposed FIFA rule changes

    World soccer could be changing into something almost unrecognizable. According to the AP, FIFA's technical director Marco Van Basten has been contemplating numerous extreme changes to the game, many of which could easily be taken as a joke. Van Basten, a legend of the game with the Netherlands, AC Milan and Ajax, has mentioned the following as potential changes. Van Basten doesn't like the fact that some players could play 75 official games in one year, and he thinks it impacts the quality of the game. He said a cap at 55 or 60 would improve the quality of the games and limit injuries. So, what? If Lionel Messi has played so many games in a calendar year, including a summer international tournament,