Forget the calendar still says 2010 and that the blare of the vuvuzelas has barely faded.
Steve Yzerman spent part of September in Traverse City, Mich., as he has for years.
American midfielder Stuart Holden has agreed to a contract extension with Bolton, just eight months after joining the English Premier League club from Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo.
Thierry Henry has been fined $2,000 by Major League Soccer for a celebratory kick last week that injured Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman.
The younger brother of English striker Wayne Rooney is currently on trial with Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders.
Rafael Marquez was released Saturday from the final two seasons of his contract with Barcelona, a move that allowed the 31-year-old Mexican defender to join former teammate Thierry Henry with Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls.
AC Milan's coach doesn't expect David Beckham to return for a third stint with the Italian club.
Landon Donovan says he still wants to return to Everton and the English Premier League.
Ajax, Besiktas and Fenerbahce have shown interest in acquiring Jozy Altidore from Villarreal in addition to Premier League clubs, and a loan and permanent transfer both are possibilities for the 20-year-old American forward.