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Robbie Findley and Nottingham Forest have agreed to part ways
   January 14, 2013 (10:32 AM) by Howie Michaels

Amid reports that he is set to return to Real Salt Lake, forward Robbie Findley and Nottingham Forest have agreed to terminate his contract by mutual consent:

The United States international made just 10 league starts in an injury-disrupted two-year spell at The City Ground.

Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi said: “I would like to thank Robbie for the service he has given Nottingham Forest and wish him every success for the future.”

A rare example of a player who started a World Cup match against England and a League Two match, the final numbers for Findley in Europe:

> 25 Championship appearances (10 starts), 1162 minutes
> 3 goals

> 7 League Two appearances (3 starts), 246 minutes
> 0 goals

> 1 FA Cup appearance (1 start), 90 minutes
> 0 goals

> 3 League Cup appearances (3 starts), 310 minutes
> 3 goals

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Robbie Findley is reportedly heading back to MLS
   January 8, 2013 (9:42 AM) by Howie Michaels

Robbie Findley, best-known for starting in a World Cup knockout match, has not had the most memorable two-year adventure in England. After signing with Championship club Nottingham Forest as a free agent in December 2010, he suffered a couple of injuries that limited him to just two appearances in the back end of the 2010-11 season. He played a supporting role for Nottingham last year (27 appearances, 6 goals in all competitons) but disappeared from the Forest lineup in the latter part of 2011-12 before going off on loan to League Two earlier this season, where he didn’t really do anything.

His MLS rights are owned by the Portland Timbers, who picked him in the 2010 expansion draft despite his declared intentions to head abroad. Now, according to Ives, his old club, Real Salt Lake (where he scored the equalizing goal in their 2009 MLS Cup victory), has traded for his rights and plans to bring him back.

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Friday morning links
   November 16, 2012 (12:29 AM) by Matt Benson

Some reading and links for your Friday morning pleasure.

Juan Agudelo is headed to Celtic for a training stint starting on Friday.  Jurgen Klinsmann has encouraged these training stints in Europe for MLS players in the past.  And Agudelo trained with Liverpool and Stuttgart last winter after the MLS season.

According to AZ Alkmaar technical director Earnie Stewart, Jozy Altidore is being scouted by some bigger clubs.  There was even a offer this past summer by an unnamed eastern European club.

Randy Kim recently spoke to Gregg Berhalter about his first season as manager at Hammarby in Sweden’s second division.

Clint Dempsey explains why he likes the number two.

Guam has already gone after A. J. DeLaGarza and now they are going after Shawn Nicklaw.

I haven’t heard this name in a while, but it looks like Alex Molano is going on trial in Austria (last sentence of the story).

And finally, Robbie Findley’s loan with Gillingham has ended as he is back with Nottingham Forest, playing with their U-21s this week.

Categories: Alex Molano, Clint Dempsey, Gregg Berhalter, Jozy Altidore, Juan Agudelo, Robbie Findley, Shawn Nicklaw

A few things from the weekend
   September 23, 2012 (11:52 PM) by Matt Benson

First off, thanks to Badwolfdc for posting crazy amounts of updates in the weekend commentary thread.  I think I am going to continue to set those up each weekend for the time being until things die down for me.  Also, thanks to Howie for picking up the slack in the highlights department.

Looks like this interview came out on Friday, but Clint Dempsey sat down with ESPNFC for an interesting 20 minutes.  He touched on his time with Fulham, moving to Tottenham and road qualifiers in CONCACAF among other things.

Southampton decided to sign a new goalkeeper to add to their depth since Cody Cropper picked up an injury.

Carlos Bocanegra made his Racing Santander debut this weekend, going 90 minutes in their 1-0 win over Mirandés.  Robbie Findley got the start and played 50 minutes in his Gillingham debut, a 2-0 win over Port Vale.  And Villyan Bijev made his IK Start debut this weekend, coming off the bench in a 2-1 victory over Hødd.

Categories: Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey, Cody Cropper, Robbie Findley, Villyan Bijev
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Robbie Findley is headed to Gillingham on loan
   September 21, 2012 (8:06 AM) by Matt Benson

Robbie Findley will have a new home for the next month as he has signed a one-month loan deal with English League Two side Gillingham.

Findley played in 23 league games for Nottingham Forest last season, but has yet to see the field in 2012-13.  He will join a team that is currently in first place of the League Two table.  The Gills have won six of their first seven games and sit in first with 19 points.

His first chance for playing time will be tomorrow when Gillingham heads to Port Vale.

Wikipedia fun fact:  There are five members of the Gillingham Hall of Fame, including current Hull City manager Steve Bruce, who scored 29 goals in 205 appearances for the Gills between 1979 and 1984.

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Unofficial Official OT’ers in England Prediction Time
   August 17, 2012 (3:34 PM) by Howie Michaels

Predict the following questions for various Americans in England in the unofficially official contest:

Brad Friedel, Totenham:
Totenham: Champions League, Europa League, or neither?
Yes/No: Does Fridel’s consecutive starts streak (a record 314 matches, meaning he could hit 350 this season) end?

Clint Dempsey, Fulham (?)
Who does Clint Dempsey wind up playing for?
Regardless of club, over/under on:
– 14.5 EPL goals (17 last year)
– 19.5 all competition goals (23 last year)

Geoff Cameron, Stoke City
–          15.5 starts (league only)
–          24.5 appearances (league only)
Does Cameron play more minutes at central defense or at defensive midfielder?

Brad Guzan, Aston Villa
Does Guzan make more appearances for Villa or for a hypothetical loan destination?
Which number will be greatest: Guzan cup appearances, Guzan league appearances, or Guzan national team callus?

Tim Howard, Everton
Yes/No: Everton: Europa League qualifiers?
Which Liverpool club finishes higher in 2012-13, Liverpool or Everton?

Eric Lichaj, Aston Villa
–          17.5 starts (league only)
–          26.5 appearances (league only)
Yes/No: Is Aston Villa safe from relegation entering Survival Sunday?

Tim Ream, Bolton Wanderers
National team caps through May 2013: over/under of 1.5?
Bolton: promoted, promotion playoffs, or outside promotion playoffs?

Stuart Holden, Bolton Wanderers
Over/under: September 15 for Stu’s first start (under is before [ie., if he starts August 25, say under])
–          22.5 starts
–          2.5 goals
–          5.5 matches missed due to injury

Jonathan Spector, Birmingham City
Birmingham: promoted, promotion playoffs, or outside promotion playoffs?
Most minutes: rightback, central midfield, or other?

Will Packwood, Birmingham City
–          5.5 league appearacnes
–          8.5 overall appearances
U-20s:  U-20 World Cup knockout rounds, U-20 World Cup group stage, or another DNQ?

Robbie Findley, Notthingham Forest
Over/under: 3.5 goals (3 last year)
Nottingham Forest: promotion playoffs contender, mid-table, barely surviving, or relegated (19th last year)?

Zak Whitbread, Leicester City
Over/under: 20.5 league appearances
Over/under: 2.5 different reported injuries (must be separated by at least 2 games)

Robbie Rogers, Leeds United
Transfer result: Championship club, League One club, League Two club, or still with Leeds?
Does he score a goal this year wherever he lands?

Conor Doyle, Derby County
–          5.5 appearances (six last year)
–          0.5 goals (zero for career)
Doyle’s club after this year is __________.

Adam Henley, Blackburn Rovers
–          10.5 appearances league appearances (seven last year)
–          13.5 overall appearances (seven last year)
In May 2013, is Adam Henley American, Welsh, or still undecided?

Jon-Paul Pittman, Oxford United
–          2.5 goals (3 last year)
–          15.5 appearances (15 last year)

Mike Grella, Scunthorpe United
–          15.5 league appearances (13 last year between Brentford and Bury)
–          3.5 league goals (4 last year total)
Yes/No: Is Grella still with Scunthorpe at season’s end? In August 2013?

Do the following players find a club in England?
–          Jemal Johnson
–          Marcus Hahnemann
–          Anton Peterlin
–          Cody Cropper
Over/Under on 1.5 Americans winding up in England in January (transfers & MLS free agents)

Categories: Adam Henley, Anton Peterlin, Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan, Clint Dempsey, Cody Cropper, Geoff Cameron, Jemal Johnson, Jon-Paul Pittman, Jonathan Spector, Marcus Hahnemann, Mike Grella, Robbie Findley, Robbie Rogers, Stuart Holden, Tim Howard, Tim Ream, Will Packwood, Zak Whitbread

A few more links for the day
   August 8, 2012 (1:10 AM) by Matt Benson

I posted some links earlier today, but I did some more catching up/reading tonight and have a few other thinks to post.

Carlos Bocanegra played in Rangers’ 4-0 victory over East Fife in the Scottish Communities League Cup.  Rangers’ website also updates us that all three of the Americans on the squad are likely to leave.  Not that we didn’t already know this really, but this is coming from the team’s official site.

David Smith of Yanks Abroad recently caught up with Bobby Wood to talk about life at 1860 Munich and getting his knee healthy.

The Houston Chronicle has the latest info on Geoff Cameron’s UK work permit hearing.

Robbie Findley drew a PK in Nottingham Forest’s recent friendly against Notts County.  The game report also called him “lively”.

According to Brian Sciaretta, 17-year-old goalkeeper Dylan Castanheira has signed with English side Bristol City.

A few Americans will be in Champions League action tomorrow and I will get to the highlights later in the night after a long work retreat/meeting thing all day tomorrow (not exactly the first thing I wanted to return to after vacation).

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Bobby Wood, Carlos Bocanegra, Dylan Castanheira, Geoff Cameron, Maurice Edu, Robbie Findley
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A little bit of this and a little bit of that
   July 16, 2012 (10:34 PM) by Matt Benson

Nothing like posting some links while the Real Housewives of Orange County yell at each other in the background (please save me!).

While it looked like Geoff Cameron was close to heading to Stoke City last week, it now appears that Stoke City and MLS are a good million dollars away from agreeing on something.

Michael Bradley is officially at Roma and here is some footage from his first day at practice (thanks to Armando for sending this in).

Carlos Bocanegra and Maurice Edu got blessing from the new ownership at Rangers to leave the club and look for a new team.

Charlie Davies did not make his Randers debut this past weekend, but he talked to Brian Sciaretta about his move to Denmark.

Ryan Bacic caught up with Brendan King about his new home at Bray Wanderers in Ireland.

Anton Peterlin is no longer on trial at Hearts.

Here is what Robbie Findley and Nottingham Forest will be wearing in home games this upcoming season.  I have always liked their tree badge/logo.

Brian Span came off the bench and played 45 minutes today in Djurgården’s 1-1 draw to Norrköping.

The second-qualifying round of Champions League starts up this week with Bryan Gerzicich and Ironi Kiryat Shmona playing Žilina tomorrow and Josh Gatt/Molde FK and Daniel Brkovic/Željezničar both playing on Wednesday.

Categories: Anton Peterlin, Brendan King, Brian Span, Bryan Gerzicich, Carlos Bocanegra, Charlie Davies, Danijal Brkovic, Geoff Cameron, Josh Gatt, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Robbie Findley
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I should be in bed, but here are some links
   June 13, 2012 (2:05 AM) by Matt Benson

It is too late, but here are some links.

Nurnberg forward Jann George has been loaned out to Slovakian Super Liga club FK Senica for the upcoming 2012-13 season.  FK Senica finished fourth in last year’s Super Liga and will be in next season’s Europa League, entering in the first qualifying round.

Frank Simek has verbally agreed to sign a new contract with Carlisle United.

I haven’t been fully paying attention to the messy situation at Rangers, but it looks like the clubs is getting pushed towards liquidation.  The new possible owner Charles Green might just end up buying the team’s assets and form a new company (Rangers v2.0?).  If that were to happen then there is a whole mess about whether the club should be allowed to be in the Scottish Premier League or start all over in the a lower division.  Doesn’t look so hot for the “Lone Rangers” (a.k.a. Bedoya/Bocanegra/Edu).

Mike Grella apparently met up with Scunthrope United manager Alan Knill in New York recently to talk.  Grella turned down a deal with Bury last week.

Tijuana midfielder Bryan de la Fuente is in Sweden training with Hammarby this week.

Former USF left back Ben Sweat is also in Sweden, but training with Djurgården.

And finally, Robbie Findley and Nottingham Forest will be wearing these shirts in away games next season.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Ben Sweat, Bryan de la Fuente, Carlos Bocanegra, Frank Simek, Jann George, Maurice Edu, Mike Grella, Robbie Findley
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OT Player of the Week
   February 20, 2012 (6:47 PM) by Matt Benson

Howie’s Pick – Matt Taylor (SC Paderborn 07 – German 2. Bundesliga)

Matt Taylor’s stoppage-time goal gave SC Paderborn 07 a 2-2 draw with Dynamo Dresden and helped keep Paderborn in the mix for the 2nd Bundesliga title.

Matt’s Pick – Robbie Findley (Nottingham Forest – English League Championship)

Robbie Findley came off the bench to score his third goal of the season and his first since November.

Categories: Matt Taylor, Player of the Week, Robbie Findley
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