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A variety of links for Thursday
   December 18, 2014 (1:22 AM) by Matt Benson

A bunch of stuff from this week and other stuff from last week that I meant to post but didn’t, so let’s get after it.

Yesterday was a good day for Americans in Europe.  John Brooks continued his recent strong play by scoring his first goal since THAT goal against Ghana (highlights from yesterday).  Over in Belgium, Sacha Kljestan came off the bench and scored a goal in Anderlecht’s 3-0 win in the Belgian Cup (highlights).  Also in the Belgian Cup, Kenny Saief scored for Gent in their 4-1 win (no highlights found yet).  And back in Germany, Alfredo Morales was credited with an assist in Ingolstadt’s 2-1 win, but his teammate did most of the dirty work (highlights).

Catching up on some other goals from the past few days while I was gone this weekend.  Junior Flores scored in Borussia Dormund’s 1-1 draw to Anderlecht in UEFA Youth League action, but he had to be subbed off after 30 minutes after picking up a concussion and will miss a little time.

Rubio Rubin also scored his second professional goal over the weekend in Utrecht’s 3-1 loss (highlights).

Jon-Paul Pittman scored a goal for Grimsby Town in FA Trophy First Round action.

And while it wasn’t a goal, Alejandro Bedoya had an assist over the weekend in Nantes’ 2-1 win (highlights).

US Soccer confirmed seven friendlies for 2015 at some point last week.  Plus we have reports of a possible friendly against Brazil for September.

And CONCACAF announced the venues and dates of next summer’s Gold Cup.

Catching up on in-house links, Will had a good goalkeeper discussion with four collegiate goalkeepers prior to last weekend’s College Cup.  And RJ caught back up with Jake Keegan to see how the Irish promotion playoffs went (spoiler alert: they went well).

Howie posted some links about Brek Shea heading back to the US and Orlando City, but Greg Seltzer is hearing that some other Championship teams might be still interested in his services.

Herculez Gomez is headed back to Puebla.  This will be his seventh different stint with a Liga MX team in the last five seasons, but he would be returning to his original stint/team where he won his scoring title in 2010.

Ventura Alvarado and Club America won the Apertura title this past fall so here are two interviews for you, one in English and one in Spanish.

The latest Jozy Altidore rumors have Werder Bremen wanting him on loan in January.

Will Packwood is back at Birmingham City and out for a few weeks after injuring his groin on loan with Colchester United.

Vice Sports caught up with Aron Johannsson to talk about finally getting over his various injuries of the past six months.

LA Galaxy forward Jack McBean is doing his annual MLS-offseason-training-stint-in-Europe with Charlton Athletic.

Steven Goff talked to Brad Friedel about a variety of topics right here.  Tim Howard has also retracted some of his comments about Friedel blocking his move to Manchester United.

Dom Dwyer signed a new contract with Sporting Kansas City which will keep him in the US for a while longer.  Since he received his green card in 2012, he would be eligible to apply for citizenship in 2017.

Tab Ramos and the US U-20 team is down in Honduras this week for some friendlies.  The initial roster had Zack Steffen and Santiago Castano as the goalkeepers and they were both in the news this past week.  Steffen signed with Freiburg in Germany, while Castano turned down the US for Colombia’s U-20 team.

Brian Sciaretta introduces us to the next potential German-American on the radar, Hamburg fullback Ashton Götz.  But Götz has a ways to go before playing for the US.

Like I mentioned towards the top of this post, John Brooks has been playing well for Hertha Berlin recently and received some good praise from manager Jos Luhukay.

If you have been around this site from the beginning, you might remember the name Nate Weiss.  Weiss has played a little here and there (Lativa, Sweden and Germany to name a few countries) and now he is working on getting his UEFA coaching licenses.

The Fighting Bob Bradleys will be coming to the US in February to partake in the Portland Timbers’ preseason tournament.

Joe Gyau didn’t travel with Borussia Dortmund’s U-23 team this past weekend due to how his knee has reacted lately.  Probably in his best interest to take it slow and make sure everything is fine.

Bobby Wood doesn’t appear to in 1860 Munich’s plans going forward.

And finally, this photo of DaMarcus Beasley, Kyle Beckerman and Landon Donovan is awesome.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Alfredo Morales, Aron Johannsson, Ashton Götz, Bob Bradley, Bobby Wood, Brad Friedel, Brek Shea, DaMarcus Beasley, Dom Dwyer, Herculez Gomez, Jack McBean, Jake Keegan, Joe Gyau, John Brooks, Jon-Paul Pittman, Jozy Altidore, Junior Flores, Kenny Saief, Kyle Beckerman, Landon Donovan, Nate Weiss, Rubio Rubin, Sacha Kljestan, Santiago Castano, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, Ventura Alvarado, Will Packwood, Zack Steffen
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Post-El Clasico/Pre-USMNT links
   January 25, 2012 (4:25 PM) by Matt Benson

Here are some links to check out between the two “big” games today.

US Soccer gives us a preview on today’s friendly with their usual dose of stats and facts.  Here is also a quick Studio 90 preview from the stadium.  Fun fact that no one cares about:  I also visited the Panama Canal Miraflores Locks last April when visiting a friend down there.  It was pretty interesting/cool to see the boats go through.

The U-23 team finished their camp with a 1-0 win against Alajuelense down in Costa Rica yesterday.  Tony Taylor scored the lone goal and here is a match report.

Some good news for those fans annoyed that the Everton-Fulham FA Cup match on Friday was not going to be shown on TV.  It will now be broadcasted on Fox Soccer Channel at 3PM Eastern.  Donovan (and Howard) vs. Dempsey.  Everton’s website also has a video interview with Howard on the game.

Speaking of Dempsey, here is another shameless plug for my latest Inside the Numbers piece on his current scoring tear.

David Smith of Yanks Abroad recently caught up with Jonathan Spector.  Staying at YA, Michael Adubato got some words from a representative of Belgian First Division side Westerlo on Edson Buddle’s trial.

Nate Weiss has found a new home in Germany with the Oberliga club FSV Erlangen-Brück.

And US U-20 forward Stefan Jerome is down in Florida on trial with DC United.  Jerome last played with Sigma Olomouc of the Czech Gambrinus Liga.

Categories: Clint Dempsey, Edson Buddle, Jonathan Spector, Landon Donovan, Nate Weiss, Stefan Jerome, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, US U-23 National Team
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A little bit of this and that
   July 19, 2011 (10:08 PM) by Matt Benson

I posted some friendly results earlier today, but here are some links.

While we posted about Gale Agbossoumonde going back to Traffic Sports limbo land this past weekend, Brent Latham takes a look (ESPN Insider) at Traffic Sports’ impact in the US.

Brian Sciaretta caught up with Jerome Kiesewetter to talk about the upcoming Milk Cup and his background as another German-American in the US player pool.

Nate Weiss’ latest adventure in Sweden has him trialing at Örebro SK.

Fresh off his 22-minute debut on Monday, Oguchi Onyewu will be part of Sporting CP’s 25-man roster when they take on Juventus in Toronto on Saturday.

A report out of Germany has Schalke looking to get rid of Jermaine Jones and apparently a team in Russia is interested.

Back to some friendly results.  Sebastian Lletget played 74 minutes for West Ham United’s developmental team in a 2-0 victory over Gillingham.  And Jon-Paul Pittman scored a goal in Oxford United’s 3-1 victory over Seacoast United on Monday.  They ended their US preseason tour winning two games and drawing one match.

Categories: Gale Agbossoumonde, Jermaine Jones, Jerome Kiesewetter, Jon-Paul Pittman, Nate Weiss, Oguchi Onyewu, Sebastian Lletget

Some Thursday night housekeeping
   July 7, 2011 (10:19 PM) by Matt Benson

Today was one of those days where I have no clue what has happened outside work (today is Thursday, correct?).  Just sitting down to finally eat some dinner and weed through the news and links.

While I posted that Alex Zahavi is headed to Portgual on Tuesday night, Greg Seltzer got to the bottom of it.  It looks like he extended his contract with Maccabi Haifa and his move to Vitória Setúbal is just a loan deal.

Jermaine Jones is headed back to Schalke on July 22 as no one has offered for him.

I posted last night that DaMarcus Beasley scored a goal in Puebla’s 1-0 victory over Monterrey in a preseason tournament.  Here is a really random camera view of the goal.

Bayer Leverkusen played 1860 Munich in a preseason friendly in Germany today.  It ended in a 0-0 draw with David Yelldell playing the second half for Leverkusen, while Bobby Wood played the last 13 minutes for 1860 Munich.  Also, here is an action shot of Wood.  I dig Munich’s jerseys this year.

While there has been a lot of chatter about Marcus Hahnemann returning to the MLS recently, it looks like Hull City might be interested in his services.

Michael Adubato caught up with Nate Weiss to talk about his current situation in Sweden.

Finally, Sky Sports is reporting that Will Packwood will be part of the US U-18 team at this year’s Milk Cup.

Categories: Alexander Zahavi, Bobby Wood, DaMarcus Beasley, David Yelldell, Jermaine Jones, Marcus Hahnemann, Nate Weiss, Will Packwood
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Thursday night link action
   March 10, 2011 (10:03 PM) by Matt Benson

A little bit of everything for this Thursday evening.

Freddy Adu is on the latest ExtraTime Radio podcast.  I haven’t listened to it yet, but you can download it here.

US Soccer has another Q & A up on their site this week, but this time it is with Oguchi Onyewu.

The latest FIFA World Rankings came out earlier this week.  The USMNT gained 25 points, but actually dropped from 18th to 19th (France gained enough points that they hopped the USMNT).  The US is the top team in CONCACAF with Mexico coming in second at 27th overall.

For those of you that want an injury update on goalkeeper David Yelldell, he returned to practice yesterday and is expected to play on Friday when MSV Duisburg heads to Karlsruher.

Greg Seltzer caught up with Alejandro Bedoya to talk to the Örebro SK midfielder before the Swedish Allsvenskan begins at the beginning of April.

Finally, some of you might remember that defender Nate Weiss decided to hit up twitter with tons of updates and videos on his career as he tried to find a home.  His latest video talks about his decision to sign a three-month deal with Tenhults IF (Swedish fourth tier).

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, David Yelldell, Freddy Adu, Nate Weiss, Oguchi Onyewu, US Men's National Team
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Some quick links
   February 23, 2011 (9:21 PM) by Matt Benson

Today was a busy one for me (plus I still have to do some work tonight), so here are only a couple things.

Grant Wahl has a little story on Michael Bradley’s move to Aston Villa.

Hull City goalkeeper (and on loan from Arsenal) Vito Mannone has returned from injury which means manager Nigel Pearson has a decision to make between him and Brad Guzan.  I would just like to point out to Nigel, since he must read this site, that Hull City has improved from 15th place to 8th place (five points behind the last promotion playoff spot) in the League Championship table with Guzan as his starting goalkeeper.  Just saying. . .

Greg Seltzer talks to Ryan Miller about his time in Sweden, his call-up to January’s USMNT camp and his future.

And I saw this over at du Nord today, but defender Nate Weiss is now in Sweden after an unsuccessful try-out with the Chicago Fire.  I guess he was unhappy with how things went down in Chicago, so he is sort of documenting his daily life with various videos along the way on his twitter account.

Categories: Brad Guzan, Michael Bradley, Nate Weiss, Ryan Miller
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Friday News: Findley gets work permit; Another American headed to Molde FK
   January 14, 2011 (5:12 PM) by Matt Benson

Robbie Findley is officially headed to England.  The former Real Seal Lake forward was granted his UK work permit after a successful hearing on Friday and will join Nottingham Forest on a free transfer.  I am eager to see how much success Findley will have in the League Championship with his speed.

As we posted last night, Blackburn Rovers are rumored to be taking Jermaine Jones on loan for the rest of the season.  You can read more about the it here and here.

It looks like Josh Gatt won’t be the only American headed to Molde FK in Norway.  According to this tweet, 17-year-old defender Sean Cunningham will also be joining the club.  It looks like both sides have agreed to terms, but the deal won’t become official until Cunningham turns 18 on January 24.  He played with the Derby County Wolves in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy and Josh Gatt was one of his ex-teammates on the club.

Speaking of Mr. Gatt, Brian Sciaretta caught up with him to talk about his move to Norway.

The guys at Yanks Abroad also spoke to Nate Weiss as he tries to latch on with a team in Sweden.  The 23-year-old defender is looking for a new home after his contract ended with FK Jelgava (Lativa) this past season.

Jemal Johnson is also looking for a new home after mutually parting ways with MK Dons.  Johnson has been with MK Dons since 2007, but has been bouncing around teams on loan during his stint (and even had a trial with DC United this past summer).

Finally, Oguchi Onyewu scored a goal for FC Twente today in his first friendly with the club.  You can see a small recap of the match and some pictures right here.  Gooch even sent out a tweet after his successful day.

Categories: Jemal Johnson, Jermaine Jones, Josh Gatt, Nate Weiss, Oguchi Onyewu, Robbie Findley, Sean Cunningham
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Two quick links for Friday
   November 19, 2010 (5:03 PM) by Matt Benson

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend, but here are two links to check out before the weekend fully hits.  Also, I know it has nothing to do with Americans in Europe, but I am pumped for the MLS Cup on Sunday.  Should be an interesting match.

Nicolas Bruilliard has another “lets check in with Charlie Davies” type story in the Washington Post.  The major thing I took away from it:  Charlie thinks he has a chance at returning to the first team soon (maybe too optimistic again?), while the club thinks the earliest that could take place is probably January.

But for now, his eyes are set on making a move from the stands of Sochaux’s Stade Bonal to the home bench. The team’s management said that probably won’t happen until at least January, but Davies said he is looking at a shorter time frame.

And Yanks Abroad catches up with Nate Weiss after finishing up his professional season with FK Jelgava in the Latvian Virsliga.  It looks like Weiss might try to move on to a new club in a bigger league next season.

Having tasted success with Jelgava, the 23-year-old is hoping for bigger and better things in the future as he hopes to move on to another country where he would have a better chance at being recognized by the USSF.

“In terms of next season, I think that I will leave Latvia and try to find a club in a country where I will have a better chance to grab the attention of Bob Bradley,” Weiss said of his international ambitions.

Categories: Charlie Davies, Nate Weiss
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