Blackburn Rovers' Grant Hanley, third left, is congratulated by teammates after scoring the winning goal during the English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Dec. 31, 2011. Blackburn won 3-2. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Tim Howard (above), a New Jersey native, established himself as a force overseas, being named the English Premier League's top goalkeeper with Manchester United in 2003-04. He was a fiery presence (top) for the U.S. during the World Cup in 2010.
In this photo taken Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, assistant referee Sian Massey is seen during an English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux, Wolverhampton, England, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Two of Britain's leading soccer commentators were reprimanded by their TV network and taken off the air Monday Jan. 24, 2011 after making sexist remarks about two female game officials and a team executive. Andy Gray and Richard Keys were disciplined Monday for derogatory comments about Massey's suitability as a lineswoman for a Premier League game the commentators were working Saturday for Sky Sports channel. Gray and Keys have been respected voices in soccer for the past 20 years. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) NO INTERNET/MOBILE USAGE WITHOUT FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER LEAGUE (FAPL) LICENCE. CALL +44 (0) 20 7864 9121 or EMAIL [email protected] FOR DETAILS
Manchester United's Javier Hernandez celebrates scoring his teams second goal during their English Premier League soccer match against Stoke City at the Britannia stadium, Stoke, England. Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Simon Dawson)
Birmingham City's Alexander Hleb (centre) scores the opening goal during the English Premier League match at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, England, Tuesday Jan. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/ Peter Byrne , PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE - NO INTERNET/MOBILE USAGE WITHOUT FAPL LICENCE - SEE IPTC SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FIELD FOR DETAILS