Kick Off: American Dream

Ibrahimovic plans to join MLS club after AC Milan

Another AC Milan star not named Ronaldinho is destined to play in the United States.

International soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic says AC Milan will be his last European club before he heads to MLS.

One player who could be going the other way is Colorado Rapids forward Omar Cummings. His agent says that he could be loaned out to a top 10 English Premier League club.

Meanwhile, Colombian press reports claim that Juan Carlos Osorio has refused coaching offers from the USA and Mexico to stay at Once Caldas and make a run at the Copa Libertadores. Last week the former MLS head coach was reportedly set to take on the Chivas USA job. (SPANISH)

Former Sporting Cristal midfielder Anderson Cueto says he is weighing an important offer from an undisclosed MLS club. (SPANISH)

With his contract set to expire at the end of the European season, Australian Harry Kewell is reportedly in conversations with MLS clubs. (TURKISH)

Reports from Romania are that forward Adrian Mutu wants to continue his career in the United States, where he has a house in Miami, Florida. He is seeking a new club after a falling out with Fiorentina, who have given him the green light for a transfer. (ROMANIAN)

According to Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport, a summit today between Ronaldinho’s agent and AC Milan management is expected to bring a close
to the drama surrounding the Brazilian. Meanwhile, Gremio’s president
continues to confirm the player’s impending arrival. (ITALIAN)

Portugal’s SAD do Estoril say they want to hold on to American Greg Garza
although they haven’t played him in an official match with the club.
They say he has room to grow and with the Under-20 World Cup on the
horizon, his value will only grow. (PORTUGUESE)

The English
Premier League is the only high profile league in the European spotlight
this Christmas weekend with the biggest game reserved for today:
Arsenal vs. Chelsea (3 p.m. ET, ESPN2 & ESPN Deportes). The
contenders will be separated from the pretenders if there’s a winner.
Here’s a preview and news of mental issues with Cesc Fabregas.

Meanwhile it’s been revealed that among the many suitors for David Beckham was EPL side Sunderland. Black Cats manager Steve Bruce explains why it was an easy decision for the LA Galaxy star.

The rumors linking Beckham with the New York Cosmos will begin to heat up after it has been revealed that the Beckham family is moving to the Big Apple.

Although
it doesn’t involve Beckham or the Galaxy, they’re getting ready for a
soccer event this week at The Home Depot Center in Los Angeles. It’s
literally club vs. country on Wednesday as América faces Guatemala. The Mexican club arrives on US soil on Monday. (SPANISH)

While on vacation in Colombia, Fredy Montero and his American girlfriend paid a visit to the Seattle star’s academy, where they wear Sounders colors. (SPANISH)

There were six Americans involved in overseas European action over the Christmas weekend and it’s newsworthy when US right back Eric Lichaj makes Tottenham’s Gareth Bale switch flanks.

While
Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson and Fulham continue to sink, American
midfielder Stuart Holden and Bolton Wanderers are up to sixth place.

Everyone
in England is trying to catch the two clubs from Manchester. Both
United and City captured victories on Boxing Day with the Citizens’ win
fueled by two goals from Carlos Tevez. However, the celebration in which he sucks on a pacifier is nothing new for the Argentine. (PHOTOS)

Staying
in Europe, it turns out that the Metrodome in Minnesota is not the only
sporting venue to have a roof collapse under the weight of a snowstorm.
The stadium belonging to Schalke 04 in Germany experienced the same fate. (PHOTO)

In a reminder of how the global soccer landscape has changed, when’s the last time Celtic Glasgow won 2-0 with both goals scored by … two different Koreans?

One member of the Asian duo really hopes that Freddie Ljungberg joins Celtic because he says he wants to show the former MLS player his Calvin Klein underwear collection.

In this the season of countdowns and rankings, here’s video of the Top 10 goals of 2010 as determined by GolTV. (VIDEO)

The 23-year-old Italian who invaded the field during the final of the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi attempted an escape from the United Arab Emirates on a cruise ship ahead of his trial and now Superman is in real trouble. (ITALIAN)

Lastly, although he may still be in the business of producing goals, Brazilian legend Ronaldo is done producing offspring thanks to a recent vasectomy. (PORTUGUESE)