Moneyball comes to AZ Alkmaar

Updated: January 5, 2012, 1:03 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

ALKMAAR, the Netherlands -- Bzzzzzzzz … Bzzzzzzzz … Bzzzzzzzz … Earnie Stewart's iPhone won't stop vibrating.

It's the middle of December, and the winter transfer window opens soon. Stewart, as always, craves information. These days, the 42-year-old former midfielder -- who played in 101 games (17 goals) and three World Cups ('94, '98 and '02) for the United States -- is technical director of Dutch Eredivisie leader AZ Alkmaar, putting him in charge of the ...

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