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  1. EUROPE: Bradley fits in with Donkeys

    Scott French

    Michael Bradley spent the summer facing an uncertain future after his loan spell with Aston Villa led nowhere and Borussia Monchengladbach made plans without him. All's well and all that after the 24-year-old midfielder, one of the U.S. national t...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  2. EUROPE: Bradley appears set for Italian move

    Scott French

    Michael Bradley's torturous summer is apparently coming to an end. The embattled midfielder is reportedly close to signing with Italy's Chievo Verona. Bradley, 24, who evolved into a midfield force for the U.S. national team under his father's comma...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  3. EUROPE: Friedel shines in Spurs debut

    Scott French

    Brad Friedel finally made his debut for Tottenham, and he wasted no time answering critics who questioned how the London club could spend money to bring in a 40-year-old goalkeeper. And he did so in a one-sided loss. Spurs fought gamely for an ho...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  4. EUROPE: Rangers adds red, white to blue

    Scott French

    It appears Ally McCoist has a thing for America. Or at least our players. The first-year Rangers FC manager already has one Yank in his lineup -- Fontana's Maurice Edu, a regular in midfield -- and now you can add Alta Loma's Carlos Bocanegra. An...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  5. EUROPE: Edu, Rangers at risk in CL

    Scott French

    Ally McCoist finally notched his first victory as Rangers FC's manager, but it arrived four days late. The reigning Scottish champions, with Fontana's Maurice Edu in midfield, bounced back from a startling draw in their Premier League opener to swat...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  6. EUROPE: Taylor, Movsisyan score goals

    Scott French

    Irvine's Matt Taylor scored his first goal for his new club and Pasadena's Yura Movsisyan, apparently set to stay with his team, netted his third of the season as the European season slowly begins its monthlong kickoff. Taylor (Irvine HS and UCLA), ...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  7. EUROPE: Movsisyan, Armenia eye growing gulf

    Scott French

    Pasadena's Yura Movsisyan was back on the field for Armenia's national team Saturday, but he couldn't provide the influence he'd hoped to. The Highlanders' Euro 2012 hopes took a blow in a 3-1 loss to Russia in St. Petersburg. Roman Pavlyuchenko's h...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  8. EUROPE: Edu wins a title, Kljestan doesn't

    Scott French

    Fontana's Maurice Edu is celebrating a championship. Huntington Beach's Sacha Kljestan is ruing what might have been. Edu and Rangers FC clinched the Scottish Premier League title Sunday, routing Kilmarnock, 5-1, to finish one point ahead of Celtic ...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  9. EUROPE: Edu, Rangers can turn gift into title

    Scott French

    Rangers FC was supposed to be sniffing after archrival Celtic FC by now, two points off the pace with two games to go and virtually no hope of claiming their 54th Scottish title this year. Now the Blues, with Fontana's Maurice Edu a midfield fixture...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  10. EUROPE: Rot Weiss Ahlen facing the drop

    Scott French

    Will all of Matt Taylor's goals have been for naught? The Irvine-bred striker has been huge this season for Rot Weiss Ahlen in Germany's third division, scoring 15 goals in 28 games, but a late-season skid -- and a costly administrative violation --...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  11. EUROPE: Matt Taylor scores two more

    Scott French

    Matt Taylor's scoring exploits this season surely will provide options this summer. The former Chivas USA forward from Irvine has been one of the German third division's deadliest finishers, a bright spot in his club's subpar campaign. Taylor, 29, w...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  12. EUROPE: Maurice Edu hunting trophies in Scotland

    Scott French

    Fontana's Maurice Edu has emerged as a force in central midfield this season for Scottish giant Rangers FC, taking on more responsibility in attack and contributing mightily to the club's bid to win four trophies. The Blues are out of one competitio...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  13. EUROPE: Sacha Kljestan sees bigger picture in Belgium

    Scott French

    Sacha Kljestan has been in and out of RSC Anderlecht's lineup since joining the club from Chivas USA last summer, and things are going south again. He's featuring less and less as the reigning Belgian champion hits the pivotal part of the schedule, ...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  14. EUROPE: Perfect week for Maurice Edu, Rangers

    Scott French

    Could the past week have gone any better for Rangers FC? The Scottish champs bounced back from the previous weekend's debacle against Old Firm rival Celtic to claim a spot in the UEFA Europa League's last 16 -- in most dramatic fashion, and through ...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  15. EUROPE: Rangers' title hopes dimming

    Scott French

    Rangers FC's back-to-back Scottish Premier League titles might not get another "-to-back." Sunday's 3-0 loss in the fourth of seven "Old Firm" meetings this season with archival Celtic FC has left Gers on the verge of elimination in two competitions....

    Blog | February 21, 2011
  16. EUROPE: Rangers, Anderlecht in Europa knockouts

    Scott French

    Maurice Edu's Rangers FC and Sacha Kljestan's RSC Anderlecht return to European action this week with the resumption of the UEFA Europa Cup, the continent's No. 2 club competition. Scottish champion Rangers is home against Sporting Lisbon and Belgia...

    Blog | February 14, 2011