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Evening Ticker: Altidore heading to England, Arnoux signs one-year deal with Everton and more

Jozy Altidore 7 (ISIphotos.com) 

                                                                        Photo by ISIphotos.com

Jozy Altidore looks like he will be playing in England this upcoming European season, just where remains to be seen.

Altidore revealed his plans to head to England on Wednesday to finalize a move via Twitter, stating "England early in the morning so im going to get some sleep."

So where is he headed? Hull City's desire to buy Altidore from Villarreal was revealed this week, while Everton and Fulham have expressed interest in loan deals. It appears we will find out on Wednesday. What has been established is that Altidore will not be with Villarreal this coming year.

Hull City won an SBI reader poll on where would be Altidore's best destination, garnering 29 percent of the vote. Fulham (24 percent) edged out Everton (23 percent) for second.

Here are some other stories from Tuesday:

Arnoux signs one-year deal with Everton

Wake Forest product Cody Arnoux has signed a one-year deal with Everton and will battle on the club's reserve team, where he will look to impress enough to score a bigger deal next summer.

Arnoux was an NCAA All-American last season and was projected to be a Top Three pick in the 2010 MLS Draft if he had finished his final season at Wake Forest and declared for the MLS draft, but Arnoux chose to follow the example of his former Demon Deacons strike partner Marcus Tracy, who bypassed MLS for a European contract.

UEFA Champions League third round begins

A Peter Wisgerhof own-goal in the 90th-minute helped Sporting Lisbon score a 1-1 tie in its second leg Champions League qualifying match vs. Dutch club Twente Enschede, a result that eliminated Twente.

Maccabi Haifa rallied from a 3-0 deficit to pull off a 4-3 victory that clinched its series vs. Aktobe Lento.

Here are the scores from the second day of third round action (winning teams in bold):

  • Maccabi Haifa 4, Aktobe Lento 3

  • Sivasspor 3, Anderlecht 1

  • SV Salsburg 2, Dinamo Zagreb 1

  • Panathanaikos 3, Sparta Prague 1

  • Sporting Lisbon 1, Twente Enschede 1

Celtic and Olympiakos are among the teams that will take part in third-round action on Wednesday.


What do you think of these stories? Excited about the idea of Altidore playing in the EPL? Think Arnoux can turn his one-year contract into a long European career? Surprised to see UEFA Champions League already underway?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Hush

    Correct me if I’m wrong. I also forgot to mention that Landon Donovan is rumored to be heading on a loan to Sao Paolo (Brazil team) The Galaxy and Sao Paolo have a long standing partnership making this move easy.


  • TimN

    I think Fulham and Everton would be questionable moves for Altidore. He will have difficulty getting PT at either place, as both have plenty of options at striker.

    Hull would be a good fit because I think he could more readily move into their starting rotation. It’s all about PT for him at this juncture, and playing at Hull will allow him to get that against top flight English competition. Jozy also is perfect in regard to speed, stamina, and strength for the EPL.


  • TimN

    Per SI.com and the Hull Daily Mail, Altidore is there today holding talks with Phil Brown regarding team plans and touring the stadium. Looks like a one year loan deal with Villareal is getting ready to happen.

    I think what everyone here who is complaining about Hull needs to realize is that while Fulham, Everton, or staying at Villareal are more “prestigous,” Jozy is going to see little playing time at any of those places. He needs GAME EXPERIENCE, not just running around in practice doing drills and sitting in the stands at matches. A one year loan at Hull will boost his confidence, skill, game touch, and finishing. After that, perhaps another go at Villareal would be in order.


  • Pico

    It seems Jozy preferred to stay in Spain (maybe Malaga) but Villarreal is going with Hull because they are the ones paying more for his loan.



  • Thomas

    None of those destinations are really that good. He’d be be 3rd or 4th choice at both Fulham (Zamora, A. Johnson, and Deuce) and Everton (Yakubu, Saha, Vaughn). Hull is going to be slaughtered this year and so he’ll never get any service. I’m not real wild about any of these moves.


  • harry

    Playing Time. End of story. both Altidore and Adu need it to get back into their top-form. Just look at what no playing time for a whole season did to Adu in a year..he went from Vs Spain,England,and Argentina to underachieving vs CONCACAF Minnows. This will happen to Altidore as well for the World Cup next year


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