DaMarcus Beasley came off the bench and scored the then tying goal, but Puebla lost 2-1 to Tigres today. Michael Orozco Fiscal started for Puebla, while Jose Torres started for Tigres. Here is Beasley’s goal.
It looks like the site’s server woke up from its post-turkey nap and is running somewhat faster. That all said, here are a few links from the last week or so.
This report out of Scotland has Celtic manager Neil Lennon wanting to sign Juan Agudelo after impressing during his training stint with the Scottish club. STV Sport also did a 13-minute video interview with Agudelo right here.
Some Danish reports are saying Jurgen Klinnsman will help Michael Parkhurst find a new club come January.
Staying in Mexico, Tijuana (Joe Corona, Edgar Castillo, Greg Garza) are headed to the Liga MX final to face Toluca after defeating Leon 3-2 on aggregate. Both Corona and Castillo started in yesterday’s second-leg victory. By making the final, they also earned a spot in the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League.
The Bolton News recently did an interview with Tim Ream. Ream started at defensive midfielder on Saturday in Bolton’s 1-1 draw to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Continuing with the interviews, Brian K. Blickenstaff spent some time with Danny Williams in Germany.
Brian Sciaretta looks at some potential options for the USMNT central defense aside from Geoff Cameron.
Here is a highlight video of Kemi Kings’ Christian Eissele and his 2012 season in Finland, which saw him lead the Kakkonen in goals.
As for some noteworthy performances from the weekend. Fabian Johnson scored for Hoffenheim in their 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen (highlights here). Clint Dempsey assisted on one goal and “hockey” assisted on another in Tottenham’s 3-1 victory over West Ham United (highlights here). And Charlie Davies head-butted a guy (highlights here).
Marc Heider scored his eighth goal of the season in Holstein Kiel’s 3-0 win over Victoria Hamburg in German Regionalliga action. Eugene Starikov is starting to get more playing time in Russia, getting another start for Rostov in their 2-0 win over Mordovia Saransk. And Bobby Wood has fought his way back from injuries to make an appearance off the bench (16 minutes) for 1860 Munich in their 2-2 draw to Union Berlin.
So Landon Donovan scored a big goal for the Galaxy tonight. He recently talked to Julie Foudy about the uncertainty that is his future with the USMNT and soccer in general. And someone started a funny Sad Landon twitter account.
Jurgen Klinsmann had a pre-Russia friendly teleconference today in which he talked about a variety of topics including Donovan and Jozy Altidore. You can check out the questions/quotes right here.
Donovan’s Galaxy teammate Omar Gonzalez talked to Ives Galarecp this week about returning from injury and working towards a spot with the USMNT.
Fresh off Tuesday”s victory over Jamaica, Jose Torres was in the lineup tonight for Pachuca and scored what turned out to be the game winner in Pachuca’s 3-2 victory. Here are the highlights, including his goal around the 1:08 mark.
* Grant Wahl is reporting that Landon Donovan has the flu and might be out for this week’s game as well. Well crap.
US Soccer has officially announced that Torres, Donovan and Chandler are out and that Brek Shea and Sacha Kljestan have been added to the roster. And further roster additions may be made Monday afternoon.
Apparently all the cool kids are going out on training stints with various teams across Europe. Omar Salgado will be at Fulham for two weeks. According to his agent, Juan Agudelo will be in Germany with VfB Stuttgart. Kyle Berckerman and Robbie Rogers will also be in Germany, but with Kaiserslautern. And also according to that last link, U-23er Perry Kitchen will be at SC Freiburg.
Jurgen Klinsmann speaks and the players listen.
Staying with the USMNT….I tweeted this on Monday, but there are some rumors that the Camp Cupcake could be headed down to Panama for a game in January. I also just read that a Galavision announcer said during the US-Slovenia game that the US will play Guatemala in Seattle as well as another unknown opponent at an unknown stadium during that same time period (possibly the Panama match?). But these are just internet rumors at this point.
And finally, CONCACAF has released the 2014 World Cup qualifying schedule. The US starts things off on Friday, June 8, 2012 against Antigua & Barbuda (that is one team, not two teams, as that would be tough playing 11 vs. 22).
Just when it looked like he was finding his groove within the USMNT under Jurgen Klinsmann, Jose Torres broke a bone in his left foot which required a surgery and he will be out for a couple months.
Brian Sciaretta recently caught up with Andrew Wooten to talk about training with the first team at Kaiserslautern. Wooten scored 15 goals in 29 games with Kaiserslautern’s U-23 team in the Regionalliga last year and has bagged two goals in eight games this year.
Super sub Herculez Gomez came off the bench, played 20 minutes and scored the game-winner in the 89th minute against Jose Torres and his former club Pachuca. Here are some highlights, including his goal.
And finally, Jermaine Jones has returned to training with Schalke although the club would like to sell him, but there are not a lot of buyers out there interested in his services (likely due to his big contract).