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SI.com: Avi Creditor: Futures come into focus for Americans playing abroadupdated: Tue May 10 2011 10:14:00

With most soccer leagues in Europe either finished or within a few games of finishing, the future is becoming even more clear for the contingent of Americans playing overseas.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Under-20 players making a splash; more Americans Abroadupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 12:46:00

With the dust continuing to settle after the United States Under-20 national team's failure to qualify for this summer's World Cup, one silver lining still holds true after the mammoth collective disappointment.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Spector discusses tough season with West Ham, role on U.S. teamupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 12:18:00

LONDON -- At a time when player conduct seems constantly to be under scrutiny, only the most eagle-eyed drivers would have spotted Jonathan Spector's SUV pulling up at West Ham's community facility beside the A13 flyover in east London on a gray Tuesday. The club hosted a coaching clinic for adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues, and the event rounded off with a kickabout with Spector and his manager, Avram Grant, before a Q&A in the clubhouse. Afterward Spector posed for photos and signed mementos for a queue that backed out the door. It only took an hour or so out of his afternoon, but he made the guests' day.

Ten-man United extend English lead; Arsenal salvage drawupdated: Sun Mar 20 2011 08:00:00

Manchester United moved five points clear in the English Premier League after snatching a 1-0 win against Bolton on Saturday despite having a player sent off.

West Ham halt Liverpool's unbeaten run under Dalglishupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 16:15:00

West Ham moved off the bottom of the English Premier League with a 3-1 win over Liverpool at Upton Park Sunday.

Rooney wonder-goal seals Manchester derby winupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 08:30:00

Wayne Rooney's stunning overhead kick was enough to give Manchester United a 2-1 win over arch rivals Manchester City in the English Premier League on Saturday.

West Ham overtake EPL rivals Tottenham in battle for Olympic stadiumupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 13:18:00

The stadium at the heart of the 2012 London Olympics is set to be transformed into a football ground once the Games have finished, after English Premier League side West Ham were named as the preferred future residents of the venue on Friday.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Dempsey, Spector, Jones lead banner week for Americans overseasupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 10:42:00

In a banner week for Americans in England, the one player who scored two goals might have turned in the third-most notable performance.

Torres double as Dalglish gets first win; Manchester Utd stay topupdated: Sat Jan 22 2011 14:32:00

Liverpool secured their first win under returning manager Kenny Dalglish while north-west rivals Manchester United cemented their place at the top in English Premier League action Saturday.

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.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Spector strikes for West Ham; Buddle on the move to Germanyupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 16:06:00

The winter transfer season is in full swing, and plenty of Americans have had their names tossed around in the daily rumor mill in one form or another, for better or for worse.

West Ham off the bottom to ease pressure on Grantupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 06:34:00

West Ham moved off the bottom of the English Premier League with a 3-1 win at Fulham on Sunday to ease the pressure on manager Avram Grant.

SI.com: Peter Berlin: Five things we learned from the Premier Leagueupdated: Sun Dec 26 2010 16:30:00

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

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Avram Grant, Roberto Martinez among managers in danger of getting the axeupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 14:15:00

Christmas is a time for sharing, a time for caring and a time for firing your manager before the yawning jaws of relegation snap shut. Since the weather put paid to seven of the weekend's nine fixtures, let's have a look at who's in the danger zone:

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Spector stars in West Ham return, more Americans Abroadupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 11:22:00

Jonathan Spector had watched from the sideline for more than three months, unable to crack West Ham's lineup in any competition.

West Ham rock bottom after defeat at Sunderlandupdated: Sun Dec 05 2010 15:16:00

Sunderland beat West Ham 1-0 at the Stadium of Light on Sunday as the Hammers slipped back to the bottom of the English Premier League.

Holders Manchester United crash out to bottom club West Hamupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 17:36:00

English League Cup holders Manchester United crashed out in the quarterfinals of this year's competition as they were thrashed 4-0 at struggling West Ham on Tuesday night.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: West Ham faces battle for survivalupdated: Sat Oct 30 2010 09:23:00

This Premier League season is almost 10 games old, the first point at which it is really permissible to scan the table and suck your teeth as you read the names at the bottom. The last one you'll reach is West Ham United, which has taken six points from the first 27 available.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Americans Abroad roundupupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 16:31:00

Upon returning from international duty, only a handful of Americans had successful transitions back into their clubs.

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.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: Americans abroad roundupupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 15:16:00

Clint Dempsey didn't need any assistance from Robert Green this time around.

Grant to miss Stoke game to observe Jewish holy dayupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 14:00:00

West Ham manager Avram Grant will miss his team's English Premier League contest with Stoke City on Saturday to observe the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

SI.com: Avi Creditor: American players abroad roundupupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 14:15:00

After all the hype and speculation surrounding a major transfer for Michael Bradley in the aftermath of the World Cup, the 23-year-old New Jersey native stayed put at Borussia Monchengladbach, and the Bundesliga club couldn't be happier to have him.

Avram Grant appointed West Ham managerupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 13:25:00

Israeli coach Avram Grant has been appointed manager of English Premier League club West Ham United.

West Ham United sack Zola; McLaren joins Wolfsburgupdated: Tue May 11 2010 09:31:00

Italian manager Gianfranco Zola has been sacked by English Premier League club West Ham, while former England boss Steve McLaren has joined German side Wolfsburg.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Tevez, Vermaelen among the season's best transfer purchasesupdated: Tue May 04 2010 14:23:00

With a week left on the Premier League clock, thoughts are starting to turn to the wheeling and dealing that the coming months will bring. Fernando Torres' scowl from the stands at Anfield on Sunday, as he watched his teammates surrender to Chelsea's endeavor, suggested his agent's phone would be buzzing before the weekend was up. The order in which the top six or seven teams finish -- not to mention the World Cup -- will help shape this summer's wish lists, so for now let's consider how the last year's signings have made an impact -- or not.

Liverpool thrash lackluster West Hamupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 18:05:00

Liverpool kept their faint hopes of a Champions League place alive with a comfortable 3-0 victory over relegation-threatened West Ham at Anfield.

Ten-man Arsenal go top of Premier League as West Ham miss penaltyupdated: Sat Mar 20 2010 16:20:00

Arsenal climbed to the top of the English Premier League with a 2-0 victory over London rivals West Ham despite playing half of Saturday's clash with only 10 men.

SI.com: Grant Wahl: Q&A with U.S. defender Jonathan Spectorupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 12:01:00

AMSTERDAM -- On a U.S. soccer team that has several versatile players, Jonathan Spector might be the most extreme example. The 24-year-old Chicago-area native is a natural right back, but he has played on the left side for England's West Ham United this season, while for the Yanks he has split time between the right side and (in the team's last two European friendlies) the center.

McCarthy moves to West Ham on quiet transfer deadline dayupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 17:21:00

South Africa striker Benni McCarthy has been given the chance to win back his international place ahead of this year's World Cup after joining English club West Ham on a comparatively quiet final day of football's January transfer window.

Who would buy a football club in these trying times?updated: Fri Jan 22 2010 12:06:00

With Portsmouth failing to avert an upcoming court appearance over millions in unpaid taxes, and West Ham's new owners claiming their acquisition made "no commercial sense," the plight of the two English clubs highlights the dire economic times that world football faces.

Leaders Chelsea held at West Hamupdated: Sun Dec 20 2009 15:55:00

Chelsea missed the chance to open up a six-point lead at the top of the English Premier League as they were held to a 1-1 draw by struggling West Ham at Upton Park on Sunday.

Tevez double gives Manchester City victoryupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 17:28:00

Argentine striker Carlos Tevez scored twice against his former club as Manchester City beat West Ham 3-1 on Monday to move up to fifth place in the English Premier League table.

English FA charge West Ham and Millwallupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 12:05:00

West Ham and Millwall have both been charged by the Football Association following the crowd trouble that disrupted their Carling Cup tie at Upton Park on August 25.

Transfer deadline dayupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 14:29:00

CNN's Alex Thomas updates what's been happening as the English football transfer window closes.

SI.com: Soccer America: Finally healthy Spector battles back into U.S. lineupupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 14:00:00

Jonathan Spector laughs when asked about the father of one of his close friends, who also happens to coach the U.S. national team.

Violence mars West Ham clash with Millwallupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 07:30:00

A man was stabbed in the chest and 13 people were arrested after violence marred an English League Cup tie between Premier League side West Ham and east London neighbors Millwall.

West Ham defender Davenport stabbed at homeupdated: Sat Aug 22 2009 11:34:00

West Ham United defender Calum Davenport and his mother have been stabbed in an attack at their home, the English Premier League club have revealed.

West Ham bubbling after $162M takeoverupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 10:56:00

West Ham United's long-term future was secured on Monday when the Premier League club was sold to a company owned by Iceland's largest investment bank in a deal reportedly worth around $162million.

Veteran Neville earns England squad recallupdated: Sun May 24 2009 16:44:00

Veteran Manchester United defender Gary Neville has received a surprise England recall for the World Cup tie against Kazakhstan and Andorra next month.

Stoke win all but seals Premier survivalupdated: Sat Apr 18 2009 15:48:00

Unheralded Stoke look set to be playing in the Prremier League next season after a 1-0 home win over Blackburn Rovers which leaves Sam Allardyce's men still deep in relegation trouble.

Tevez affair settled as West Ham pay upupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 12:23:00

The long-running Carlos Tevez affair was finally brought to a close on Monday as West Ham and Sheffield United reached an out-of-court settlement.

United fight back to increase lead at topupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 05:13:00

Goals from Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov saw Manchester United come from behind to win 2-1 at Newcastle, a result that restores their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Downing inspires Middlesbrough to cup winupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 07:12:00

England midfielder Stewart Downing turned in an inspired display as Middlesbrough shook off their relegation fears to book their place in the FA Cup quarterfinals for the fourth successive year with a 2-0 home win over West Ham.

Tottenham off bottom after Defoe earns drawupdated: Sun Jan 18 2009 14:05:00

Jermain Defoe scored his first goal since returning to Tottenham from Portsmouth to deny his former club victory in a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane, a result that lifts Harry Redknapp's side off the bottom of the Premier League.

West Ham facing fresh inquiry over Tevezupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 12:02:00

West Ham United could face further action in the Carlos Tevez affair after the English FA and Premier League launched another inquiry into events during the Argentine star's time at Upton Park.

West Ham open to offers for entire squadupdated: Thu Jan 01 2009 08:07:00

The transfer window opened on Thursday with West Ham chief executive Scott Duxbury admitting that the Premier League club are open to offers for every member of their squad.

Managers no longer in charge of English clubsupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 18:31:00

The turmoil at Newcastle and West Ham in the past month is a good indication of how far the balance of power has swung among those who actually run English Premier League clubs.

Zola agrees to take West Ham manager's jobupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 14:45:00

West Ham have confirmed that former Chelsea star Gianfranco Zola has agreed a three-year deal to take over as the English Premier League club's new manager.

SI.com: The Limey: Manchester City suddenly becomes a very real playerupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 12:09:00

Ladies and gentlemen, raise the curtain and welcome Manchester City Football Club onto the world stage.

Van Persie double helps Arsenal to winupdated: Sat Aug 30 2008 14:45:00

Robin van Persie scored twice as Arsenal eased to a 3-0 home win over Newcastle and moved up to second place in the English Premier League table.

SI.com: Soccer America: MLS All-Stars put reputation on line vs. West Hamupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 16:50:00

Does the soccer world care if the MLS can run its winning record against foreign opposition in the All-Star Game to 5-0?

West Ham swoop for Swiss defender Behramiupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 14:43:00

Premier League West Ham have completed the £5 million ($10m) signing of Switzerland international Valon Behrami from Lazio.

Striker Ashton signs new West Ham dealupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 06:44:00

West Ham striker Dean Ashton has signed a new five-year contract to keep him at the Premier League club until 2013.

Ten-man United triumph to close on EPL titleupdated: Sat May 03 2008 10:19:00

Manchester United took a massive step towards retaining the English Premier League title, crushing West Ham 4-1 on Saturday despite having Nani sent off in the first half.

Hammers name Nani technical directorupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 17:14:00

Alan Curbishley has hired Italian Gianluca Nani as West Ham's first technical director after admitting he needs help finding his way in the global transfer market.

Late double gives West Ham victoryupdated: Sun Oct 21 2007 14:52:00

Two late goals ended West Ham's three-match losing run, as substitutes Nolberto Solano and Luis Boa Morte changed the course of the game to give the London side a 3-1 Premier League home victory over Sunderland.

Magnusson changes role at West Hamupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 05:20:00

West Ham United's Icelandic owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson is to become more involved in the day-to-day running of the club, with Eggert Magnusson stepping down as executive chairman.

Sheff Utd sue West Ham over Tevezupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 04:34:00

Sheffield United say they are going to sue West Ham United over the cost of their relegation from the Premier League last season.

Dyer completes West Ham signing updated: Thu Aug 16 2007 04:25:00

Kieron Dyer has concluded his on-off move from Newcastle to West Ham after the two Premier League teams finally agreed a deal for his transfer.

SI.com: The Limey: While Becks goes to U.S., EPL transfer market sizzlesupdated: Fri Jul 27 2007 01:07:00

David Beckham's not the only Englishman who can stir a storm Stateside. Ladies and Gentlemen, give it up for your hosts for the next six minutes and 43 seconds: Here's Team Limey!

West Ham sign Faubert in $12m dealupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 03:37:00

West Ham have confirmed the signing of rising French international Julien Faubert from Bordeaux.

SI.com: World Soccer: T�vez felt he had plenty to prove on arrival at West Hamupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 02:13:00

Carlos T�vez started and ended his West Ham season at the center of controversy over the circumstances of his transfer from Corinthians last August. But no one could question his ultimate impact out on the pitch. World Soccer's Keir Radnedge recently sat down with the Argentine star.

West Ham become a force in Englandupdated: Thu Jun 14 2007 08:08:00

Whether or not West Ham United are successful in their current $30m pursuit of England international striker Darren Bent, it is fair to say that the profile and status of the East London club has risen inexorably over the last 10 months -- so much so that many experts believe the Hammers are set become a real force in the English game.

Benayoun agrees new West Ham dealupdated: Fri May 25 2007 14:34:00

Israel midfielder Yossi Benayoun has extended his stay at West Ham by signing a new five-year contract.

Hammers' Ashton has ankle surgeryupdated: Wed Mar 21 2007 10:31:00

West Ham striker Dean Ashton will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on the ankle injury that has kept him out of action since August.

Hammers charged over Argentine duoupdated: Fri Mar 02 2007 12:23:00

The English Premier League have charged West Ham with breaching ownership rules in buying Argentine players Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano last August.

SI.com: More wheeling than dealingupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 11:10:00

Earlier this week I spoke to a veteran agent, a guy with a number of high-profile clients. He made no secret of the fact that the January transfer window is not his favorite time of year.

Rampant Liverpool outgun West Hamupdated: Tue Jan 30 2007 17:21:00

Liverpool gave West Ham a lesson in finishing as brilliant goals from Dirk Kuyt and Peter Crouch gave them a 2-1 victory at Upton Park.

SI.com: Opportunities lostupdated: Fri Jan 05 2007 11:02:00

In a week in which Dirk Benedict and Jermaine Jackson crossed the pond for UK Celebrity Big Brother, there was only one way in which Blighty could return the favor: coming at you faster than The Mayflower following an uplifting prayer, here's The Limey.

Barton and Konchesky lodge appealsupdated: Sun Dec 24 2006 11:58:00

West Ham and Manchester City both appealed against the red cards shown to their players in Saturday's Premier League matches.

West Ham sack manager Pardewupdated: Mon Dec 11 2006 08:45:00

West Ham manager Alan Pardew was sacked on Monday after a string of poor results which have left the east London club in the Premier League relegation zone.

Everton leave West Ham in troubleupdated: Sun Dec 03 2006 16:27:00

Everton left West Ham deep in relegation trouble with a 2-0 win over the east London club at Goodison on Sunday.

Icelandic group nets $161m Hammersupdated: Tue Nov 21 2006 03:25:00

West Ham United have ended months of speculation by agreeing an £85 million ($161.3 million) takeover from a consortium led by Icelandic Football Association president and UEFA member Eggert Magnusson.

West Ham stunned by Chesterfield updated: Tue Oct 24 2006 17:05:00

Premier League strugglers West Ham United were knocked out of the League Cup 2-1 by third division Chesterfield in a third round shock on Tuesday.

Icelandic chief eyes West Ham bidupdated: Thu Oct 12 2006 07:48:00

Icelandic businessman and UEFA executive committee member Eggert Magnusson confirmed on Thursday that he is involved in "initial discussions" about a takeover of Premier League West Ham.

Zamora signs new West Ham contractupdated: Sat Oct 07 2006 12:18:00

West Ham striker Bobby Zamora has signed a new contract that will keep him at the English Premier League club until 2011.

Basile unhappy about West Ham pairupdated: Fri Oct 06 2006 04:44:00

Argentina coach Alfio Basile believes that internationals Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano should quit struggling English side West Ham to save their careers.

Jenas gives Spurs vital away goal updated: Thu Sep 14 2006 17:05:00

Tottenham Hotspur took a narrow one goal lead back to London after beating Czech club Slavia Prague in their first leg first round UEFA Cup match on Thursday.

Tevez makes debut as West Ham drawupdated: Sun Sep 10 2006 13:47:00

Argentine Carlos Tevez made his eagerly awaited debut for West Ham when he came on as a 61st minute substitute in a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday.

Hammers ready to reach a new levelupdated: Tue Sep 05 2006 07:36:00

Argentina's Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano will take West Ham United to a new level, manager Alan Pardew said when he welcomed his new signings to Upton Park on Tuesday.

FIFA targets conflict of interestupdated: Sun Sep 03 2006 07:15:00

World body FIFA will force individuals trying to take over clubs to reveal their identities as part of a drive to increase transparency in the sport, it was reported Sunday.

Liverpool recover to beat West Hamupdated: Sat Aug 26 2006 10:04:00

Liverpool scored twice in four minutes before the interval to come from behind and beat West Ham 2-1 in the English Premier League.

Green completes West Ham transferupdated: Wed Aug 16 2006 10:43:00

West Ham United have signed England international goalkeeper Robert Green from Norwich City on a four-year deal.

Harewood puts West Ham into finalupdated: Sun Apr 23 2006 13:09:00

A superb late strike by Marlon Harewood gave West Ham United a 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough on Sunday and a place in next month's FA Cup final against Liverpool.

Anton responds to Rio in top styleupdated: Mon Jan 23 2006 17:26:00

Anton Ferdinand matched big brother Rio with a superb goal in West Ham's 2-1 Premier League win over London rivals Fulham at Upton Park on Monday.

Israel striker Katan for West Hamupdated: Mon Dec 19 2005 12:18:00

West Ham United have agreed to sign Israel striker Yaniv Katan from Maccabi Haifa on a three and a half year deal.

Harewood hat-trick boosts West Hamupdated: Mon Sep 12 2005 17:15:00

Striker Marlon Harewood scored a hat-trick to inspire West Ham to a 4-0 home win over Aston Villa in the English Premier League.

Benayoun completes West Ham switchupdated: Sat Jul 16 2005 13:50:00

Israel midfielder Yossi Benayoun has joined newly-promoted English Premier League side West Ham from Racing Santander.

Keeper Carroll signs for West Hamupdated: Wed Jun 15 2005 04:32:00

West Ham United have signed former Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll.

Zamora puts Hammers in Premiershipupdated: Mon May 30 2005 12:50:00

West Ham won promotion to the English Premier League by beating Preston 1-0 in the championship playoff final - the world's richest club match.

Striker Kezman breaks Chelsea duckupdated: Wed Oct 27 2004 17:03:00

Mateja Kezman finally broke his scoring duck as Chelsea beat West Ham United 1-0 in the League Cup London derby at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Ukrainian Rebrov makes fresh startupdated: Tue Jul 27 2004 08:28:00

Ukrainian striker Serhiy Rebrov joined West Ham on a free transfer on Tuesday, finally ending his troubled four-year relationship with Tottenham.

Tottenham swoop for striker Defoeupdated: Mon Feb 02 2004 10:34:00

Tottenham have signed England Under-21 striker Jermain Defoe from Division One side West Ham for seven million pounds plus Spurs forward Bobby Zamora.

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