galleryTitle description galleryUrl thumbnail
Top football/soccer transfer rumors - Feb. 23-Mar. 2 Check out the latest rumors doing the rounds throughout world football. /foxsoccer/world/lists/transfer-rumors-february-24-march-2-football-soccer-players-teams-022414 http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2014/02/24/022414-Rumor-Mill-GUNDO-GONE-DG-PI_20140224164223176_136_102.JPG
Americans Abroad - Feb. 21-23 Review the top Americans that can take their talents overseas this year. /foxsoccer/usa/lists/americans-abroad-feb-21-23-performances-players-overseas-022314 http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2014/02/23/022314-SOCCE-forget-me-not-PI_2014022319021849_136_102.JPG
FOX Soccer Power Rankings - Feb. 21-28 FOX Soccer Power Rankings: Paris Saint-Germain return to top five after crushing Champions League win /foxsoccer/world/lists/power-rankings-february-21-28-paris-saint-germain-return-to-top-five-after-crushing-win-022114 http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2014/02/21/drasticjump-pi_20140221180930519_136_102.JPG
Top football/soccer transfer rumors - Feb. 17-23 Check out the latest rumors doing the rounds throughout world football. /foxsoccer/world/lists/transfer-rumors-february-17-23-football-soccer-players-teams-021714 http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2014/02/17/021714-SOCCER-Shock-Waves-HF-PI_20140217182428996_136_102.JPG
categoryName categoryId galleryId galleryTitle mediaId imageTitle imageURL league description shortDescription attribution large thumbnail
USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: Dec. 13-16 31984036 Americans abroad Americans+abroad USA

The season for rampant loan speculation is upon us. Landon Donovan took his spin through the mill recently with a mooted return to Everton on the table. Clint Dempsey entered the scene on Monday when the Guardian linked him with a return to Fulham. Someone else will enter the discussion soon enough. The links are an inevitable byproduct of the transfer window and the willingness of top MLS stars to consider temporary spells overseas to keep sharp. The only question left: whether some of the chatter will transfer into concrete moves sooner rather than later.

 

Dempsey's potential return to London finished atop the headlines after a down weekend for Americans Abroad. Read on to learn more about his mooted Premier League return and Tim Howard's continued success for surging Everton.
 

-- Kyle McCarthy

Steven Bisig - USA TODAY Sports http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2013/12/16/121613-soccer-Clint-Dempsey-TV-G1_20131216195249121_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2013/12/16/121613-soccer-Clint-Dempsey-TV-G1_20131216195249121_107_80.JPG
USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: Dec. 13-16 31983173 Clint Dempsey, Seattle Sounders forward Clint+Dempsey%2C+Seattle+Sounders+forward USA

Dempsey is poised to return to Fulham on loan, according to a report in the Guardian on Monday. The former Tottenham man returned to MLS during the summer, but he expressed interest in a temporary switch to maintain his fitness ahead of the World Cup next summer. If the two-month loan move unfolds as expected, then Dempsey would return to Craven Cottage for a second spell when the transfer window opens on Jan. 1.

Joe Nicholson - USA TODAY Sports http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2013/12/16/121613-SOCCER-americans-abroad-ahn-G1_20131216192841105_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2013/12/16/121613-SOCCER-americans-abroad-ahn-G1_20131216192841105_107_80.JPG
USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: Dec. 13-16 31983174 Tim Howard, Everton goalkeeper Tim+Howard%2C+Everton+goalkeeper USA

Everton extended its unbeaten run to nine games with a 4-1 victory over Fulham on Saturday. Howard made two saves in the triumph as the Toffees eased to victory with three goals in the final 17 minutes. The win kept Roberto Martinez's side within four points of first-place Arsenal ahead of the busy Christmas period.

Paul Thomas - Getty Images http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2013/12/16/121613-SOCCER-americans-abroad-ahn-G2_20131216192906107_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2013/12/16/121613-SOCCER-americans-abroad-ahn-G2_20131216192906107_107_80.JPG
USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: Dec. 13-16 31983175 Michael Bradley, AS Roma midfielder Michael+Bradley%2C+AS+Roma+midfielder USA

Bradley featured from the start in Roma's compelling 2-2 draw at AC Milan on Monday. The central midfielder nearly scored on two occasions as he stated his claims for regular starting duties for Rudi Garcia's side. Roma appeared on course for victory after Kevin Strootman scored from the spot after 52 minutes, but Sulley Muntari responded in the final quarter of an hour to give struggling Milan a point at the San Siro. Roma now sits five points behind Juventus in the Serie A table after settling for its fifth draw in six matches.

GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP - Getty Images http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2013/12/16/121613-SOCCER-americans-abroad-ahn-G3_20131216192941109_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2013/12/16/121613-SOCCER-americans-abroad-ahn-G3_20131216192941109_107_80.JPG
USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: Dec. 13-16 31984030 Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes midfielder Alejandro+Bedoya%2C+Nantes+midfielder USA

Bedoya watched his two-game goal streak come to an end in Nantes' 2-1 home defeat to Toulouse on Saturday. The in-form winger featured from the start again, but his side fell behind to goals by Etienne Didot and Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro after the interval. Nantes replied through Papy Mison Djilobodji without finding a way to equalize before full time. The defeat marked a first setback in three attempts for the Champions League chasers.

Jean-Paul Pelissier - Action Images/Reuters http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2013/12/16/121613-SOCCER-americans-abroad-ahn-G4_20131216193020111_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2013/12/16/121613-SOCCER-americans-abroad-ahn-G4_20131216193020111_107_80.JPG
USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: Dec. 13-16 31984031 John Brooks, Hertha Berlin defender John+Brooks%2C+Hertha+Berlin+defender USA

The promising defender suffered through a torrid learning experience at the hands of Werder Bremen on Friday. Brooks – in his seventh start of the season – contributed to the first two Bremen goals in Hertha's 3-2 victory. Hertha manager Jos Luhukay hauled him off in a tactical switch after 37 minutes and offered harsh words about his display to the press after the match.
 

Boris Streubel - Getty Images http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2013/12/16/121613-SOCCER-americans-abroad-ahn-G5_20131216193045113_600_400.JPG http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2013/12/16/121613-SOCCER-americans-abroad-ahn-G5_20131216193045113_107_80.JPG
EndCap Fox Sports Video and Photo Gallery
thumbnail galleryTitle shortDescription longDescription blurb galUpdated pageNumber totalPages galleryUrl
http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2014/02/24/022414-Rumor-Mill-GUNDO-GONE-DG-PI_20140224164223176_136_102.JPG Top football/soccer transfer rumors - Feb. 23-Mar. 2 Check out the latest rumors doing the rounds... Check out the latest rumors doing the rounds throughout world football. Robin van Persie's rumored return to Arsenal would be beyond controversial in many ways. Feb 26, 2014 8:47 AM ET 1 71 /foxsoccer/world/lists/transfer-rumors-february-24-march-2-football-soccer-players-teams-022414
http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2014/02/23/022314-SOCCE-forget-me-not-PI_2014022319021849_136_102.JPG Americans Abroad - Feb. 21-23 Review the top Americans that can take their... Review the top Americans that can take their talents overseas this year. Familiar faces may rejoin United States men's national team conversation. Feb 25, 2014 2:41 AM ET 1 71 /foxsoccer/usa/lists/americans-abroad-feb-21-23-performances-players-overseas-022314
http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2014/02/21/drasticjump-pi_20140221180930519_136_102.JPG FOX Soccer Power Rankings - Feb. 21-28 FOX Soccer Power Rankings: Paris Saint-Germai... FOX Soccer Power Rankings: Paris Saint-Germain return to top five after crushing Champions League win Giant thumping brings Ibrahimovic and Co. back to our top ten list. Feb 22, 2014 1:50 PM ET 1 71 /foxsoccer/world/lists/power-rankings-february-21-28-paris-saint-germain-return-to-top-five-after-crushing-win-022114
http://static.foxsports.com/content/fsc/img/2014/02/17/021714-SOCCER-Shock-Waves-HF-PI_20140217182428996_136_102.JPG Top football/soccer transfer rumors - Feb. 17-23 Check out the latest rumors doing the rounds... Check out the latest rumors doing the rounds throughout world football. Robin van Persie's rumored return to Arsenal would be beyond controversial in many ways. Feb 20, 2014 10:42 AM ET 1 71 /foxsoccer/world/lists/transfer-rumors-february-17-23-football-soccer-players-teams-021714