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SI.com: Avi Creditor: A more polished Donovan returns to Premier Leagueupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 23:49:00

These days, Everton needs Landon Donovan a lot more than the Los Angeles Galaxy captain needs the Premier League club.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Whitbread back for Norwich, eyes chance with U.S.updated: Tue Dec 13 2011 00:11:00

It would be easy for Zak Whitbread to look back at the last nine months and think about what could have been.With better-timed good health, the 27-year-old Norwich City center back may already be on his way to the international career that has yet to materialize.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Americans in Europe leave Thanksgiving weekend empty-handedupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 02:10:00

The upset bug made its way around Europe over the weekend, with Mainz beating German power Bayern Munich and Getafe taming the all-mighty Barcelona, but for a few U.S. national team starters, their teams couldn't quite come up with the efforts necessary to stake claims to landmark Thanksgiving weekend victories against top competition.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Americans Abroad: Beasley, Gomez enjoy resurgence in Mexicoupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 00:27:00

The renaissance months for DaMarcus Beasley and Herculez Gomez have come to an abrupt halt.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Premier League early season reviewupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 16:58:00

We're a quarter of the way into the season, which seems a good time to raise a few points about some of the players who've been thrilling or spilling so far in the Barclays Premier League:

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Americans Abroad: Gatt set for big stage, Dempsey matches McBrideupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 23:14:00

Josh Gatt wasn't on the field as his team cemented a monumental achievement, but that doesn't mean he won't be able to reap the benefits of his club's first league championship.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Herculez Gomez makes case for U.S. recall; more Americans Abroadupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 13:17:00

The last time Herculez Gomez was on this kind of a run, he ended up with a scoring title and a ticket to South Africa.

Tottenham win as English clubs dominate once againupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 21:34:00

Roman Pavlyuchenko scored the only goal of the game against his Russian compatriots to give Tottenham a 1-0 win over Rubin Kazan and retain their unbeaten record in Europa League Group A on Thursday.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: U.S. players shining in Europa League; more Americans Abroadupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 01:57:00

The UEFA Europa League is seen by some as a schedule-congesting, second-rate competition.

SI.com: Avid Creditor: Bradley, Edu set for more U.S. play; more Americans Abroadupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 11:55:00

The rotating door at the U.S. Soccer infirmary, one that always seems to have high-profile inhabitants, keeps on turning.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Bolton glad to have Holden back; more Americans Abroadupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 12:49:00

Anticipated debuts, goal-scoring forwards and a potential renaissance.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Altidore, Findley scoring big; more Americans Abroadupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 12:30:00

If only Jozy Altidore and Robbie Findley had found this kind of form 15 months ago.

Hong Kong judge grants Birmingham City owner permission to travelupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 05:59:00

Hong Kong tycoon Carson Yeung, the owner of relegated English Premier League football club Birmingham City, has been granted permission to travel to Britain while he awaits trial on money laundering charges.

Birmingham City club owner arrestedupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 08:14:00

Hong Kong tycoon and Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung is charged with money laundering. Ramy Inocencio reports.

Birmingham City owner arrested on money laundering chargesupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 08:14:00

Hong Kong tycoon Carson Yeung, the owner of relegated English Premier League football club Birmingham City, was arrested and charged with money laundering Thursday.

Wilkins - Hiddink likely to be named Chelsea managerupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 14:45:00

Former Chelsea assistant Ray Wilkins believes the Premier League club will re-appoint Guus Hiddink as their new manager.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: English Premier League team of the seasonupdated: Mon May 23 2011 11:29:00

It is that time of year again, when more than 34,000 minutes of Premier League action has to be mentally sifted for gems and the season's best performers picked. In some cases, statistics bear out your feeling that one player deserves recognition over another; in others, a less scientific cocktail of impact, awe and admiration sways the decision. Somewhat inevitably, many of the names below represent teams in the top five, but I've "shown my working out" in recognition of the quality of some of the candidates.

Man Utd send Blackpool down as Birmingham also drop to second flightupdated: Sun May 22 2011 16:36:00

Manchester United rounded off their title winning season with a 4-2 victory at Old Trafford which sent battling underdogs Blackpool down to the second flight Sunday.

SI.com: Peter Berlin: Five things we learned in the Premier Leagueupdated: Sun May 22 2011 16:10:00

Five things we learned from the final day's action in the Premier League:

Man City lose at Everton: Spurs draw with Blackpoolupdated: Sat May 07 2011 19:55:00

Manchester City missed the opportunity to tighten their grip on fourth place in the English Premier League on Saturday as they lost 2-1 to Everton at Goodison Park.

United win widens gap with chasing packupdated: Sat Apr 09 2011 12:29:00

Manchester United extended their lead at the top of the English Premier League to ten points on Saturday after a comfortable 2-0 win over Fulham at Old Trafford.

Manchester United revived by FA Cup win over Arsenalupdated: Sat Mar 12 2011 15:12:00

A Wayne Rooney inspired Manchester United beat arch-rivals Arsenal 2-0 at Old Trafford Saturday to reach the semifinals of the English FA Cup.

Birmingham move out of relegation zone after drawupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 17:57:00

Everton hit back from going a goal behind to earn a 1-1 home draw with Birmingham City, a result that lifts the visitors out of the bottom three of the Premier League table.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Birmingham shocks Arsenal; A great weekend for goalkeepersupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 18:10:00

Thoughts on the weekend's action in the Barclays Premier League:

Birmingham stun favorites Arsenal to win English League Cupupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 15:47:00

Birmingham City upset Arsenal 2-1 to win the English League Cup at Wembley Sunday, ending a 48-year wait for a major trophy.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Findley, Jones find new teams, more Americans Abroadupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 11:21:00

On this week's episode of "The Transfer Season," one American gets his final clearance to go overseas, one gets freed from his manager's doghouse and a few more get their names on the transaction ticker.

10-man United earn Spurs drawupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 06:18:00

Manchester United returned to the top of the Premier League on Sunday after a 0-0 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

West Ham League Cup win boosts under-pressure manager Grantupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 08:20:00

Ten-man West Ham relieved the pressure on manager Avram Grant with a 2-1 victory at home to Birmingham in the first leg of the English League Cup semifinals on Tuesday night.

Manchester United held but regain top spot from neighbors Cityupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 05:36:00

Manchester United reclaimed top spot in the English Premier League from local rivals Manchester City despite being held 1-1 at lowly Birmingham on Tuesday night.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Americans Abroad: Clint Dempsey saves Fulham once again, keepers falterupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 14:46:00

During a weekend when most Americans were giving thanks, one soccer team in England once again showered thanks upon its star American.

Chelsea caught by Manchester United after another defeatupdated: Sat Nov 20 2010 15:43:00

Chelsea crashed to a second successive English Premier League defeat for the first time in four years on Saturday, allowing Manchester United to draw level on points with the leaders.

Tottenham held at home by Sunderland; Santander exit Copa del Reyupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 18:03:00

Tottenham's Champions League comedown continued on Tuesday when the London club drew 1-1 at home to Sunderland in the English Premier League.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Johnson the foundation of Birmingham's defenseupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 15:30:00

BIRMINGHAM, England -- Part of Birmingham City's preparation for Saturday's match against West Ham will be a thorough fitness test on Roger Johnson. The defender hasn't trained since struggling through the closing minutes of last week's derby against Aston Villa, having taken a knock to the ankle; his leg is invisible inside a protective boot.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Americans abroad roundupupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 17:42:00

For at least one week, the discussion about the lack of U.S. goal scorers can be put to rest.

Van Der Sar gifts West Brom a pointupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 18:30:00

Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford by West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Man United held; Van der Vaart brace earns Spurs winupdated: Sat Oct 02 2010 18:58:00

Sunderland had the better of the chances against Manchester United at the Stadium of Light in the English Premier League on Saturday, but had to settle for a 0-0 draw against the 2009 champions.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: City blunts Chelsea, Premiership newcomers continue to surpriseupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 17:34:00

Notes from the weekend in the Premier League:

Juve held to draw in six-goal thrillerupdated: Sun Sep 12 2010 15:08:00

Juventus remain without a win after two Italian Serie A games after being held to a 3-3 home draw by Sampdoria.

Late penalty stuns Manchester City; Liverpool edge past West Bromupdated: Sun Aug 29 2010 18:16:00

Manchester City's designs on the English Premier League title were dealt an early blow as an injury time penalty from Darren Bent handed Sunderland a shock 1-0 win.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Birmingham, Bent the biggest surprises of the seasonupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 13:54:00

With just a few matches remaining of this Premiership season, the time has come for a spot of deliberation, cogitation and digestion. What's happened since last August to confound the surest of expectations and put paid to the sincerest of hopes? Quite a bit, is the simple answer; this season has provided a lasting ride for more than half of a league that has spent several years fending off accusations of soul-crushing predictability. Things we didn't expect:

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Chelsea's bold approach triumphs over tired Unitedupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 13:12:00

Hats off to Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, who surprised everyone -- perhaps even Didier Drogba himself -- by leaving his leading goal scorer on the bench against Manchester United and fielding the same starting 11 that had demolished Aston Villa the week before.

Liverpool held to draw at Birminghamupdated: Sun Apr 04 2010 16:10:00

Liverpool's hopes of claiming the fourth and final Champions League place took another knock on Sunday when they were held to a 1-1 Premier League draw at Birmingham.

Drogba double puts Chelsea on top again in Englandupdated: Sat Mar 13 2010 16:56:00

Goal machine Didier Drogba scored twice as Chelsea returned to the top of the English Premier League with a comfortable 4-1 win over relegation battlers West Ham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Birmingham gain revenge on Portsmouthupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 17:47:00

Birmingham City avenged their FA Cup quarterfinal defeat at Portsmouth on Saturday, beating the English Premier League bottom side 2-1 to nudge them closer to relegation on Tuesday.

Holders Chelsea draw Man City in FA Cupupdated: Sun Feb 14 2010 16:34:00

FA Cup holders Chelsea could face big-spending Manchester City in the quarterfinals of this year's competition after Sunday's draw threw up the fascinating possibility.

Chelsea back on top of table after winupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 17:05:00

Chelsea climbed back to the top of English Premier League table after a comfortable 3-0 victory over Birmingham at Stamford Bridge.

Veteran Campbell set to rejoin Arsenalupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 15:37:00

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is expected to break one of his golden rules by re-signing former England defender Sol Campbell.

Man Utd and Arsenal drop vital pointsupdated: Sat Jan 09 2010 15:02:00

Title hopefuls Manchester United and Arsenal were both held to draws on Saturday as Chelsea retained their English Premier League lead despite being snowed out of action.

Drogba inspires Chelsea derby winupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 16:48:00

Didier Drogba scored a vital equalizer as Chelsea came from behind to beat west London neighbors Fulham 2-1 to extend their English Premier League lead to five points.

In-form Birmingham hold Chelseaupdated: Sat Dec 26 2009 15:54:00

Birmingham extended their unbeaten English Premier League run to 10 games as they held leaders Chelsea 0-0 at St Andrew's in the early kick off on Boxing Day.

Drogba double sinks Arsenal at Emiratesupdated: Sun Nov 29 2009 13:34:00

Didier Drogba scored twice as Chelsea re-established a five point lead at the top of the English Premier League with a 3-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Arsenal and Liverpool secure vital winsupdated: Sun Nov 29 2009 12:44:00

Arsenal and Liverpool boosted their English Premier League title challenges with contrasting victories on Saturday.

Late Gerrard penalty rescues Liverpoolupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 17:38:00

Substitute Steven Gerrard scored a controversial late penalty to earn struggling Liverpool a 2-2 English Premier League draw against Birmingham at Anfield on Monday.

Given heroics earn Manchester City drawupdated: Sun Nov 01 2009 15:13:00

Goalkeeper Shay Given produced a superb display to earn below-par Manchester City a point in a 0-0 Premier League draw at Birmingham on Sunday.

United back on top as Chelsea crash at Villaupdated: Sat Oct 17 2009 15:44:00

Champions Manchester United returned to the top of the English Premier League on Saturday after previous leaders Chelsea crashed to a 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa.

Who is Carson Yeung?updated: Thu Oct 15 2009 15:11:00

CNN's Andrew Stevens takes a look at the mystery man buying Britain's Birmingham City Football Club.

American Kroenke increases stake in Arsenalupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 15:11:00

American billionaire Stan Kroenke has increased his share in English Premier League club Arsenal to 28.9 per cent.

Al Faraj completes Portsmouth takeoverupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 11:32:00

Saudi Arabian businessman Ali Al Faraj has sealed his takeover of English Premier League side Portsmouth, becoming the second new owner of the side in six weeks.

Manchester United end Arsenal's winning startupdated: Sat Aug 29 2009 15:22:00

Defending champions Manchester United handed title rivals Arsenal their first defeat this season on Saturday night, while Chelsea and Tottenham continued their perfect start to the English Premier League campaign.

SI.com: The Limey: Our predictions for '09-10 English Premier League seasonupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 10:52:00

Awaking from our slumber after one of those tedious biennial summers without a showpiece international tournament, it slowly dawned on us: the Premier League is back at last! With only one week before the world's pre-eminent league kicks off, we headed for Castle Limey to dust down the dungeon-sized supercomputer responsible for our EPL predictions.

SI.com: The Limey: Sven a day late, several million short as City flaunts cashupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 16:12:00

Sven-Göran Eriksson must be kicking himself for not surviving the sack at Manchester City. After being given a top-10 target after he took the job in July 2007, the former England manager steered the club to ninth place in the Premier League that season, his first in charge. Notorious City fan and Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher told the BBC that Eriksson "gave us a bit of style and dignity and grace. He bought some great players." It was "the best season I can remember."

Beckham's 'Goldenbuns' is AC Milan's 'lucky' charmupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 13:59:00

From four leaf clovers to a severed rabbit's foot, when it comes to lucky mascots reason and taste often go out of the window.

Holders Portsmouth reach FA Cup 4th roundupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 17:28:00

Holders Portsmouth booked their place in the English FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 victory at Bristol City that lifted some of the pressure on new manager Tony Adams.

11-a-side: The worst 11 missesupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 11:46:00

Scotland striker Chris Iwelumo marked his international debut on Saturday by missing an open goal in the 0-0 draw against Norway.

United agree fee for Cardiff's Ramseyupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 15:21:00

Manchester United have agreed to pay an undisclosed fee to sign Welsh Under-21 international Aaron Ramsey from Cardiff City.

Forssell swaps England for the Bundesligaupdated: Fri May 30 2008 09:42:00

Finland international striker Mikael Forssell has ended his English career after sealing a switch to German side Hannover on Friday.

Fulham keep their survival hopes aliveupdated: Sun May 04 2008 06:32:00

Fulham hauled themselves out of the relegation zone in the English Premier League with a 2-0 home victory over Birmingham City, who slipped to second from bottom.

SI.com: The Limey: Fight to the finish in England as Man U, Chelsea get cozyupdated: Fri May 02 2008 11:58:00

Chelsea vs. Manchester United: They're now in a two-horse race to be both English and European champions. With only two games left in the Premier League season, they're tied on points and, once that's resolved, they'll contest the small matter of the European Cup final on May 21 in Moscow.

Villa humiliate Birmingham in derby updated: Sun Apr 20 2008 14:12:00

John Carew and Ashley Young grabbed two goals apiece to keep Aston Villa in the hunt for a European place and leave local rivals Birmingham deep in relegation trouble.

Arsenal sweep aside struggling Reading updated: Sat Apr 19 2008 14:47:00

Arsenal dealt a severe blow to struggling Reading's hopes of avoiding the drop and revived their own hopes of claiming second place in the Premier League with a 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium in Saturday's early kick off.

Zarate denies Everton with late equalizerupdated: Sun Apr 13 2008 04:38:00

Everton's bid for a Champions League place suffered a setback as relegation-threatened Birmingham salvaged a late point at St Andrews through Mauro Zarate's 83rd minute equalizer.

Birmingham: Police targeting paymentsupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 11:20:00

English club Birmingham City have released a statement to explain why co-owner and managing director were interviewed by police in a corruption probe.

SI.com: The Limey: Man. United runs rampant; panic down at the bottomupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 16:08:00

Manchester United is running rampant. Last Saturday, the Red Devils demolished eighth-place Aston Villa 4-0 at Old Trafford and remain five points clear of Chelsea in the English Premier League race. The standard of United's soccer was so sublime, the score line actually flattered the losers.

Arsenal ready to launch final sprintupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 17:24:00

Arsenal are geared up for the final sprint for the English Premier League title as they prepare for Sunday's clash away to third-placed London rivals Chelsea.

Owen earns Keegan's Newcastle vital pointupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 18:23:00

Michael Owen eased some of the pressure on Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan by salvaging a point in a nervy 1-1 Barclays Premier League relegation battle with Birmingham at St Andrews.

Bendtner's late goal keeps Arsenal topupdated: Sat Mar 01 2008 14:54:00

Nicklas Bendtner kept Arsenal on top of the English Premier League when he snatched a last minute equalizer to give the Gunners a 1-1 draw at home to Aston Villa.

Striker Eduardo released from hospitalupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 13:21:00

Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva has been released from hospital following the broken leg he suffered in a tackle against Birmingham City last weekend, the Premier League club have revealed.

Wenger retracts comments about Taylor updated: Sun Feb 24 2008 09:08:00

Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger has retracted comments calling for Birmingham defender Martin Taylor to be banned for life following his horror tackle on Eduardo on Saturday.

West Ham's Bowyer overturns red cardupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 12:25:00

Lee Bowyer has been cleared to carry on playing for West Ham United after the English Football Association overturned his straight red card in Saturday's 1-1 home draw against Birmingham.

Adebayor helps put Arsenal back on topupdated: Tue Jan 29 2008 17:39:00

Arsenal returned to the top of the English Premier League with a 3-0 home victory on Tuesday night which left Kevin Keegan still seeking his first win since returning to Newcastle as manager for the second time.

Argentine Zarate joins Birminghamupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 13:28:00

Birmingham City have signed Argentine striker Mauro Zarate on loan until the end of the season as they step up their bid to preserve Premier League status.

McFadden completes Birmingham moveupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 11:56:00

Birmingham have completed the signing of Everton striker James McFadden in a deal thought to be worth $11 million.

Rampant Ronaldo puts United topupdated: Sat Jan 12 2008 15:34:00

Manchester United returned to the top of the English Premier League after thrashing crisis club Newcastle 6-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday.

SI.com: The Limey: Most English clubs resist big moves in transfer periodupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 12:55:00

Like most English Premier League managers, Team Limey has been working off the excesses of Christmas and New Year to battle with a horde of like-minded bargain-hungry individuals perusing the January sales.

Man Utd given Tevez injury boostupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 10:38:00

Manchester United received a New Year boost as striker Carlos Tevez received positive news about his damaged ankle.

Hodgson appointed Fulham managerupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 12:33:00

English Premier League club Fulham have appointed Roy Hodgson as their new manager.

Birmingham terminate takeover bidupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 11:57:00

Birmingham's proposed takeover by Carson Yeung has collapsed after the English Premier League club terminated talks with the Hong Kong businessman's investment company Grandtop International Holdings.

Birmingham takeover bid has haltedupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 12:30:00

English Premier League club Birmingham City will not be taken over before the end of the current season at the earliest said chairman David Gold on Tuesday.

Giggs nets 100th Premiership goalupdated: Sat Dec 08 2007 14:24:00

Ryan Giggs scored his 100th Premier League goal as Manchester United beat Derby County 4-1 at Old Trafford and moved to within a point of leaders Arsenal.

Victory lifts Liverpool into thirdupdated: Sun Dec 02 2007 17:51:00

Liverpool climbed to third place in the English Premier League after extending their unbeaten run to 14 matches with a 4-0 victory at home to struggling Bolton on Sunday.

McLeish resigns as Scotland coachupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 14:26:00

Alex McLeish resigned as Scotland's national team coach on Tuesday, clearing the way for him to become the manager of English Premier League club Birmingham.

Bruce finally takes reins at Wiganupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 12:45:00

Steve Bruce's on-off move from Birmingham to Wigan will finally be completed on Monday when he is officially unveiled as manager of the Premier League club.

Lippi turns down Birmingham postupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 11:39:00

Italy's World Cup winning coach Marcello Lippi is the latest big name to reject the chance of taking over at Premier League strugglers Birmingham City following Steve Bruce's proposed move to Wigan Athletic.

Bruce confirmed as new Wigan bossupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 15:07:00

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has confirmed that Steve Bruce is the new manager of the struggling English Premier League club.

Chelsea close in on leading pairupdated: Sat Nov 03 2007 16:24:00

Chelsea moved to within three points of the top two sides in the English Premier League by winning 2-0 at Wigan.

United and Chelsea in goal feastsupdated: Sat Oct 27 2007 17:21:00

Manchester United scored four goals for the fourth successive game in a 4-1 victory over Middlesbrough at Old Trafford, while fellow title challengers Chelsea routed Manchester City 6-0 as the Premier League went goal crazy on Saturday.

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