How will Swansea City fare the rest of the season under Bob Bradley?
Top half of the standings and qualify for Europe
A finish in the middle of the pack is not bad
Relegation to the Championship
Swans fans will call for his head after the first loss
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Tuesday October 15, 2013 3:05pm

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nationals, I would think it would have a significant impact on the US.

You can see below in a Soccer by Ives article ( that Spain could be able to claim a Brazilian striker almost strictly by virtue of having excellent academies that can draw youth talent. Imagine if Emerson Hyndman could all of the sudden be English. This looks like a bad loophole. Surprised it hasn't happened more.

La Liga's top scorer Diego Costa is now the subject of an international tug-of-war over his future national team services.

After declaring earlier this month that Costa preferred to throw his lot in with the Spanish National Team, the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) stated in an official letter to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) that Brazil and head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari plan on calling up the Atletico Madrid star for the November FIFA dates.

The 25-year-old moved to Portugal when he was 17-years old and has lived in Spain since 2007, making him eligible to represent La Roja, despite having played for Brazil in two friendly matches last March. If both Spain and Brazil call up Diego Costa in November, the nations will leave the conflict to FIFA, though with the amount of time that could take in terms of legal proceedings could force Costa to miss the World Cup for both countries.

In eight league matches so far for Atletico, Costa has scored ten goals, including seven in the last five games.

I hate to be the harbinger of bad news, ladies and gentlemen, but Michael Orozco will start for the US men's national team in Jacksonville.
vom Steeg lands at Fortuna
Good week for young Americans
SønderjyskE passes on Ebobisse
Boyd's bull-charge back to action