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

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

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

Jozy Altidore 7 (ISIphotos.com) 

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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.

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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?

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