Goal.com USA's top 10 most read articles for 2012

Take a look at which stories attracted the Goal.com USA readers over the past 12 months.
From Mexico winning gold at the London Olympics to Clint Dempsey's move to Tottenham, there were several memoriable moments in soccer in the United States.

But which storylines had the fans truly excited and searching for news and features? Here we bring together the 10 most read news and feature articles on Goal.com USA over the past 12 months.

We sort the stories by the number of unique readers (rather than by page views or comments or Facebook 'likes'. etc.)


1. Rosano: Despite the roadblocks, Dos Santos can still fulfill the hype - Jan. 19

2. Rosano: Castillo's revival merits another look for the Mexican team - Feb. 2

3. Latham: Summer heat frying up a few Mexican transfer rumors - June 15

4. Schaerlaeckens: When it comes to transfers, less is more - Aug. 14

5. Dempsey, Aguero and the new stars of the English Premier League - Jan. 24

6. Rigg: Bradley glaring away the obstacles to secure Roma move - July 6

7. Vertelney: How England and the USA were exposed - June 29

8. Rigg: Arsene Wenger to blame for Arsenal's loss to AC Milan - Feb. 16

9. Rigg: How will history remember Ballon d'Or-shorn Xavi? - Jan. 12

10. Rogers: Ronaldo's lifts Portugal, but Irina Shayk isn't there - June 18


1. Mexico announces full Olympic roster - June 20

2. Former Colombian international Miguel Calero is brain dead - Dec. 3

3. Chicharito hails Welbeck and accepts starting competition - Feb. 15

4. Ronaldo, Messi among nominees for UEFA's Best Player award - July 16

5. Xavi: Messi's remarks are better than winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or - Jan. 9

6. Indoor soccer team says Iverson wouldn't have to practice - Feb. 22

7. Messi: I will not leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain - Oct. 30

8. Maradona: It is 'stupid' to say that Neymar is better than Messi - April 12

9. Kaka: I want to play in MLS one day - Nov. 14

10. Keane adds kindle to Kaka's Galaxy rumors - Nov. 30

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