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Jaro vs. KuPS Highlights
   August 21, 2013 (6:17 PM) by Matt Benson

Joe Funicello and Mike Banner both started for Jaro while Etchu Tabe started for KuPS in this 2-2 draw in Finland.  KuPS jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but Jaro came back with two goals, both assisted by Funicello, to get a point.  Here are the highlights with Funicello’s assists coming at the 5:20 and 6:35 marks.

Categories: Etchu Tabe, Highlights, Joe Funicello, Mike Banner
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Players returning to training links
   March 12, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson

Jurgen Klinsmann took over US Soccer’s twitter account yesterday and while he didn’t answer any of Howie’s questions, he did give us some good news on Clint Dempsey, Fabian Johnson and Steve Cherundolo.

And while it has been mentioned before, Bruce Arena gave an update on Landon Donovan and he should return to the Galaxy the last week in March.

Costa Rica released their roster for the qualifiers.  Good news for USMNT fans, and most Red Bulls fans can confirm this, Roy Miller made their roster.  Also, I just noticed tonight that the US is winless in its last five games (3L, 2D) against Costa Rica and haven’t won a game since a qualifier in 2005.

The US U-20 team will be playing in the Toulon Tournament in late May/early June.

One of those players, Juan Ocegueda, is still going to play for Chivas Guadalajara despite playing for the US.  Chivas have a policy of “Mexican only” players, but they are apparently going to look the other way with Ocegueda.

It looks like Villyan Bijev finally got his work permit and made Liverpool’s U-21 bench this past weekend.

Conor O’Brien got the start and went he full 90 minutes in Nordsjaelland’s 1-1 draw to FC Midtjylland yesterday.

I haven’t heard Charles Renken’s name since he returned to the US last year, but he and fellow American Aubrey Perry are in Sweden on trial at Umeå FC at the moment.

And finally, Etchu Tabe has returned to Finland with KuPS again.

Categories: Aubrey Perry, Charles Renken, Clint Dempsey, Conor O'Brien, Etchu Tabe, Fabian Johnson, Juan Ocegueda, Landon Donovan, Steve Cherundolo, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, Villyan Bijev

A few links for Thursday
   August 9, 2012 (4:52 PM) by Matt Benson

Finally have a break in the day to post some links.

Here are some highlights of Sacha Kljestan’s goal from yesterday (thanks to the couple people who sent this in).  The top video has his goal, while the bottom video has the whole game.

I missed this the other day, but Jurgen Klinsmann is expected to announce the USMNT roster for the Mexico friendly on Sunday.  And it looks like Chris Pontius made the preliminary roster drafted by Klinsi, but we don’t know yet if he will make the final cut or not.

US U-20 centerback Anthony Brooks has been called in for a Germany U-20 camp.  I believe this is like the equivalent of being asked to a US U-18 camp as Germany’s U-21 team is a much more serious thing (like the US U-20 team).  Either way, Germany is at least going to look at him.

Mikkel Diskerud has a new home with Norwegian side Rosenborg with a contract that runs through the rest of the 2012 season.  Here is a video interview with him and he tweeted out a photo of him holding his new jersey.

Geoff Cameron was granted his UK work permit.

It looks like Robbie Rogers might be finding a new home in the future as Leeds United has put him on their transfer list.

According to Greg Seltzer, Alejandro Bedoya is traveling to Sweden in hopes of transferring to Helsingborg this week.

Cody Cropper continues to play with Southampton’s U-21 team.  Unless I missed something over the last week or so, I don’t think he has signed with them as of yet.

Yanks Abroad had an interview up earlier this week with Etchu Tabe as KuPS took a 1-0 lead into today’s second leg of Europa League against Bursaspor, but they were knocked out of the competition today with a 6-0 loss.  In other Europa League news, Terrence Boyd scored a goal as Rapid Vienna moved on and Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96 also advanced to the next round.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Chris Pontius, Cody Cropper, Etchu Tabe, Geoff Cameron, John Brooks, Mix Diskerud, Robbie Rogers, Sacha Kljestan, Steve Cherundolo, Terrence Boyd, US Men's National Team

It’s Friday night and I feel all right links
   July 20, 2012 (6:47 PM) by Matt Benson

The party is here on the west side.

Did I just quote Montell Jordan?  Yes.  Deal with it.

A quick recap of Thursday’s Europa League action.  Daniel Antunez went the full 90 minutes as Inter Turku got a nice 1-1 draw with FC Twente.  Joe Funicello and Thor Akureyri (with Josh Wicks on the bench) lost 3-0 to Mlada Boleslav.  And Etchu Tabe and KuPS won 2-1 over Leo Krupnik and Maccabi Netanya.

Geoff Cameron will be a Stoke City player pending completed personal terms and a work permit (he will have to win an appeal).  He has two fewer USMNT caps than Tim Ream, who won an appeal last January, but it seems easier to get a UK permit these days.

The US U-20 team begins it quest for a Milk Cup title this weekend.  They played Liverpool’s reserve team earlier this week and lost 4-2.  Marc Pelosi scored a goal, but it was for Liverpool.  You can see some highlights of the game right here.

One of those players on that US U-20 team who is looking for a home is goalkeeper Cody Cropper.  He was on trial at Southampton and “hopes to receive a contract soon” according to this article.

I know there was some speculation that Bobby Wood could be on his way out at 1860 Munich at the end of last season after picking up more injuries, but he was in the starting lineup today for 1860 Munich II as they started their Regionalliga season.  Wood played 70 minutes and scored two goals in a 3-0 victory.

Robbie Rogers, sporting a new black eye, scored a goal for Leeds United in their 5-2 win over Farlsey in a preseason friendly.

Tom Marshall introduces us to a Mexican-born goalkeeper, William Yarbrough, who holds a  US passport.

And finally, Brian Sciaretta gives us six players poised for a breakout season in 2012-13.

Categories: Bobby Wood, Cody Cropper, Daniel Antunez, Etchu Tabe, Geoff Cameron, Joe Funicello, Leo Krupnik, Marc Pelosi, Robbie Rogers, US U-20 National Team, William Yarbrough
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Links for Friday morning
   June 28, 2012 (10:40 PM) by Matt Benson

A bunch of things that will hopefully pass some time while you are at work on Friday.

Franco Panizo recently talked to Stuart Holden about his recovery process.  Holden is also switching numbers from #8 to #22 next year.

Another injured Yank, Robbie Rogers, is closer to full recovery as well and is headed back to Leeds for preseason.

It looks like Carlos Bocanegra is going to reject having his contract transfer over to the new Rangers 2.0 company.

Scunthorpe United manager Alan Knill has confirmed that the club has made an offer to Mike Grella.

According to Greg Seltzer, Stoke City have begun talks with the Houston Dynamo over a fee for Geoff Cameron.

Mathew Wagner recently talked to Steve Clark about his work permit fiasco and Hønefoss’ season so far in 2012.

Brian Sciaretta has an interview up with Omid Namazi, an American who is an assistant coach with Iranian national team.

Chris Wright has made the move from Magdeburg to fellow German Regionalliga side Berliner AK 07.

And Matt Taylor has left Paderborn for German 3. Liga club Preußen Münster.  They have already started their preseason and he has scored a few goals already.  He will be looking to regain his 3. Liga form from 2010-11 when he scored 17 goals for Rot Weiss Ahlen (tied for the third most in the 3. Liga).

Andrew Wooten and Kaiserslautern have also started up their preseason with a few games, including a 2-0 win over SVN Zweibrücken.  Wooten has been getting some starts up top in a 4-4-2.

Tyrone McCargo has been promoted from Nurnberg’s U-19 team to their U-23 team, meaning he will be playing in the Regionalliga this upcoming season (which means we can follow him a little bit better).

A few guys in Finland played on Thursday.  Daniel Antunez went the full 90 minutes in Inter Turku’s 4-0 loss to MYPA.  Etchu Tabe went the full 90 minutes in KuPS’ 3-0 loss to TPS.  And Mason Trafford went the full 90 minutes in IFK Mariehamn’s 1-0 win over Haka.

In case you missed it on Wednesday, Josh Gatt assisted on Molde’s first goal in their 4-3 win over Rosenborg in the NM Cupen.  You can check out some highlights here.

And finally, some more new kits for the 2012-13 season.  I know he is the goalkeeper, but Neal Kitson’s Northampton Town have some new home and away kits.  And in the event Villyan Bijev goes back out on loan to Fortuna Düsseldorf next season, they also have some new home and away kits.  I like the red/home shirt.

Categories: Andrew Wooten, Carlos Bocanegra, Chris Wright, Daniel Antunez, Etchu Tabe, Geoff Cameron, Josh Gatt, Mason Trafford, Matt Taylor, Mike Grella, Robbie Rogers, Steve Clark, Stuart Holden, Tyrone McCargo, Villyan Bijev

A few things for Monday
   October 3, 2011 (4:18 PM) by Matt Benson

It is absolutely gorgeous outside today in Los Angeles and I have day off yet I am inside for some odd reason.  Anyways, here are a couple links for Monday.

Some of you may have noticed that Jonathan Spector was subbed out after only 12 minutes this weekend.  It looks like he picked up an ankle injury, but is still traveling back to join the USMNT this week.

Brian Sciaretta talked to Daniel Williams this weekend to talk about going to the US consulate in Frankfurt with his dad to receive his US passport.  His dad traveled over from the US for the big occasion.

ESPN Insider ($$) has an interview up with Oguchi Onyewu about being healthy again and being back in the US mix at center back.

US Soccer is having another open training session to the public while down in Miami on Friday.  All the information on how to participate can be found at this link.

And finally, Etchu Tabe went the full 90 minutes in RoPS’ 6-2 loss to Inter Turku in Finland today.

Categories: Danny Williams, Etchu Tabe, Jonathan Spector, Oguchi Onyewu, US Men's National Team
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Tuesday Night Links
   November 30, 2010 (8:45 PM) by Matt Benson

Congrats to Jonathan Spector on his two-goal performance today.  Amazing considering:

1) It was against Manchester United
2) He has been on the bench for most of this season
3) He was playing at a new position

Here are some links on his brace and other things.

» Hammers heroes on a high [West Ham United’s official site]

» West Ham United 4 Manchester United 0: match report [Telegraph]

» Spector thrilled with double [Sky Sports]

» Rangers monitoring Oguchi Onyewu? [Daily Mail]

» Trafford earns new Mariehamn deal [Yanks Abroad]

» Tabe returns to top flight [Yanks Abroad]

» Injury could force Holden out of Man. City clash []

» Feilhaber’s services in hot demand []

» Loan offers enticing Onyewu []

Categories: Benny Feilhaber, Etchu Tabe, Jonathan Spector, Mason Trafford, Oguchi Onyewu, Stuart Holden
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