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Friday morning links
   April 11, 2014 (1:01 AM) by Matt
 

Some links before the weekend.

The long rumored Copa America Centenario appears to be coming to the US in 2016.  The 16-team tournament will feature 10 CONMEBOL teams and six CONCACAF squads, including the US and Mexico.

The US has moved up one spot to #13 in the latest FIFA world rankings.  As for the rest of the US’s group of fun, Germany is #2, Portugal is #3 and Ghana is #38.

Tab Ramos has named his 21-man roster for the Dallas Cup.  The US will face River Plate, Eintracht Frankfurt and UANL Tigres in Group C of the Gordon Jago Super Group.  Emerson Hyndman will also be in attendance at the tournament, but he will be playing with Fulham.

Jose Torres became the first American to win Mexico’s Copa MX earlier this week.  Torres has now won trophies in Copa MX, Copa Sudamericana, Liga MX Clausura, Super Liga and CONCACAF Champions League (three times).  Not too shabby.

Timothy Chandler has begun running again for the first time since his latest injury.

While Steve Cherundolo’s playing career has come to an end, he is about to begin his coaching career.

Hey US Soccer, go talk to Ado Jahic.

Howie already told us about Tyler Ruthven and Jon Okafor returning to the US with Arizona United.  You can now add Charles Renken to the list.

A Swedish newspaper decided to do a story on the three Americans at Sandvikens IF: Seth Rudolph, Adam Kelemet and Yoni Berhanu.

And finally, we are just over 61 days away from the World Cup.  So enjoy this:

 
Categories: Adam Kelemet, Ado Jahic, Charles Renken, Emerson Hyndman, Jose Francisco Torres, Seth Rudolph, Steve Cherundolo, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, Yoni Berhanu
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Tigres vs. Toluca Highlights
   March 29, 2014 (8:22 PM) by Matt
 

Jose Torres continues his streak of some pretty nice goals with this beauty against Toluca in a 2-1 loss today.  Check out his goal below.

 
Categories: Highlights, Jose Francisco Torres
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Hump day links
   March 26, 2014 (12:01 AM) by Matt
 

Some linkage for this Wednesday.

A bunch of guys saw the field yesterday, including one goal by Joe Gyau.  Hopefully I will have highlights of that goal in the next two days.  Tim Howard and Everton also moved into fifth place of the Premier League after defeating Newcastle United 3-0 (highlights).

Todo Sobre Camisetas has some more photos of the “bomb pop” away kits for the US.

Thanks to OT reader Ian for pointing this out, but Gedion Zelalem is no longer listed on Germany’s U-17 roster for their ongoing Euro qualifiers.  Jeff Carlisle did some more digging around and got some confirmation from Arsenal that he declined the invitation.  If he were to play with Germany in an official youth game, he would no longer be eligible to switch to the US at a later date since he is not a US citizen as of yet (and you can only file FIFA one-time switches to countries that you are eligible to play for when you played your first youth game, which would only be Ethiopia for him).

Now, if he were to get US citizenship, he would no longer be eligible to play for Germany, which would cause him to lose his European Union status and affect his ability to work in England with Arsenal.  So I don’t see him rushing out the door to get his US citizenship at the moment.  But there is still hope, although small, for him to possibly playing for the US in the future, especially with Nick Saban Jurgen Klinsmann as the US’s lead recruiter. (EDIT: Some of Zelalem’s situation noted above could be wrong, but that is how it was explained to me by others.)

As for the prized recruit that the US did land, Nate Scott talked to Julian Green’s dad about the move.

“Julian would get very defensive when his brother would make fun of [his English],” his father said. “So Julian would say to his brother, ‘Yeah, well, I was born in America and you weren’t. I’m from Tampa and you’re not. You’re German. I’m an American.’”

Here is a photo of Geoff Cameron scoring on Brad Guzan.  Cameron will have some bragging rights for a while.

Leeds United’s Gregory Ariyibi was sent out on loan to English League One side Tranmere Rovers for the rest of the season.  Ariyibi came off the bench and played 48 minutes in a 2-1 loss to Swindon Town on Tuesday.  I have also seen his first name as Gboly, but I reached out to him to see which one he wants to go by because that is how I roll.

Jose Torres was subbed out of a game due to injury this past weekend, but he was back in the starting lineup yesterday as Tigres defeated Veracruz in Copa MX action, so I guess it wasn’t serious.

It looks like Josh Gatt re-injured his knee last week and will be out indefinitely.

Former Real Salt Lake defender Brandon McDonald has signed with Swedish Superettan side Ljungskile SK.  He joins fellow Americans Aaron Nichols and Alex Horwath at the club.  The Swedish second division now has nine Americans for this upcoming season, the most of any foreign country.

And finally, Brian Sciaretta caught up with Sebastien Ibeagha as he begins his career with AC Horsens in Denmark.

 
Categories: Aaron Nichols, Alex Horwath, Brad Guzan, Brandon McDonald, Gboly Ariyibi, Gedion Zelalem, Geoff Cameron, Joe Gyau, Jose Francisco Torres, Josh Gatt, Julian Green, Sebastien Ibeagha, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team
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Tigres vs. Atlante Highlights
   March 20, 2014 (11:26 AM) by Matt
 

Jose Torres had a nice little goal last night in Tigres’ 6-0 win over Atlante in Copa MX action.  Check out his goal below.

 
Categories: Highlights, Jose Francisco Torres
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Tuesday morning links
   March 11, 2014 (12:02 AM) by Matt
 

We had a few goals this past weekend.  Aron Johannsson showed off some fancy footwork while scoring a brace in AZ’s 4-0 win (highlights).  Jose Torres found the back of the net for Tigres in their 3-0 win over Cruz Azul (highlights).  Mario Rodriguez, Jann George and Seth Rudolph also scored this weekend and you can always follow along with our goal tracker.

Not that being named OT Player of the Week was enough honors for Mr. Johannsson this week, but he was also named to a couple different Eredivisie Teams of the Week.

Howie posted this yesterday, but Brek Shea’s loan with Barnsley was cut short a few weeks early after an incident with a Barnsley fan where Shea gave the fan “the finger” after the fan was apparently yelling some things at a teammate.

Jozy Altidore did not travel with Sunderland’s team this past weekend and it sounds like it was some illness according to Grant Wahl.

Alejandro Bedoya’s FC Nantes were just hit with a 16-month transfer ban.  While they will be able to sell and release players, they will not be able to sign any new players until the summer of 2015.

Josh Gatt is getting closer to fully returning to the field.  While he thinks it would be possible to return in time for Molde’s season opener on March 28, they might wait a week or two more to make sure everything with his knee is good.

Staying in Norway, Stabæk’s website has a new video interview up with Bob Bradley.

The Men in Blazers’ website has a cool little write-up on two of John Brooks’ tattoos.  Showing some love to both the US and Germany.

As of last Friday, about 35,000 tickets have been sold so far for the US-Mexico friendly in Phoenix.

Jurgen Klinsmann was down in Austin this past weekend getting his hipster on at SXSW.  Also announced at SXSW this weekend is a “Hard Knocks”-type show by ESPN with the USMNT leading up to the World Cup.  One of the co-producers is Jonathan Hock, who did two of my favorite 30 For 30s:  “The Best That Never Was” (Marcus Dupree) and “Survive and Advance” (1983 NC State Basketball Team).  Basically, this should be in good hands.

I know I linked Part 1 of Roger Bennett’s oral history of the 1994 USMNT last week, but here are Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

While Footy Headlines is not Todo Sobre Camisetas when it comes to leaked jerseys, it does have a better batting average than some sites out there and they are saying this is the road jersey for the US for the World Cup.  If this is the real deal Holyfield (we are currently in Rumorville at the moment), I think I like it although it does look like a bomb pop.

Here is small interview with Jake Keegan, who is now with Galway FC in Ireland.

And finally, Yannick Smith is now back in the US with USL Pro’s Dayton Dutch Lions FC after playing in Finland with Narpes Kraft last season.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Aron Johannsson, Bob Bradley, Brek Shea, Jake Keegan, John Brooks, Jose Francisco Torres, Josh Gatt, Jozy Altidore, US Men's National Team, Yannick Smith
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Tigres vs. Cruz Azul Highlights
   March 8, 2014 (7:13 PM) by Matt
 

Jose Torres went the full 90 minutes and scored the last goal of the game in Tigres’ 3-0 win over Cruz Azul.  Here are the highlights.

 
Categories: Highlights, Jose Francisco Torres
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Tigres vs. Atlético San Luis Highlights
   January 14, 2014 (8:25 PM) by Matt
 

Jose Torres got the start and scored the lone goal of the game in Tigres’ 1-0 victory over Atlético San Luis in Copa MX action.  Here is his goal.

 
Categories: Highlights, Jose Francisco Torres
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Getting back at it links
   December 31, 2013 (1:06 AM) by Matt
 

Finally back in LA after some family time in Texas.  A couple links from the last week or so.

Lets start off with some highlights from the English League Championship from over the last week.  Both Duane Holmes and Tim Ream picked up assists, so check those out.

Also in the Championship, 18-year-old Gregory (Gboly) Ariyibi made his debut for Leeds over the weekend, coming off the bench in a loss to Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest.  Here is a photo of Ariyibi and Lichaj going after a ball against each other.  Ariyibi was born in the US, but I believe he is also eligible to play for Nigeria.

Also over the weekend, Jozy Altidore had a really good chance to score a goal, but things didn’t go his way.

Juan Agudelo hinted at a new move to Europe (although he took the tweet down), but no one appears to have any clue on what team.

Also, can we just pretend that these Michael Bradley to Fulham rumors never existed?  It makes no sense (at least to me) and just smells of the lazy reporting overseas where they just lump an American at one of the same 3-4 clubs where previous Americans played.  Yay silly season!

Stuart Holden wants to be a leader at Bolton once he returns from injury.  And Bolton doesn’t want to rush to put him back in action.

Borussia Mönchengladbach are keeping an eye on Fabian Johnson as he will be allowed to leave on a free transfer this upcoming summer.

Also in Germany, Steve Cherundolo’s Hannover 96 have parted ways with manager Mirko Slomka.

I remember seeing a tweet at one point about Shane O’Neill training with Fulham (which he deleted), but finally some confirmation that he is in West London while his Colorado Rapid teammates Clint Irwin, Dillon Serna and Chris Klute were sent to Everton for some training.

Scott French caught up with Herculez Gomez as he gears up for the Liga MX’s 2014 Clausura, which starts the first weekend in January.

Staying in Mexico, here is an interview with Jose Torres from the Record.

And with 2013 officially coming to an end, Brian Sciaretta gives us his best goals by Americans in 2013.  And while you are at it, take a look at our goal tracker for 2013.  I will start a 2014 one as soon as someone scores a goal on January 1 or later.

 
Categories: Chris Klute, Clint Irwin, Dillon Serna, Duane Holmes, Eric Lichaj, Fabian Johnson, Gboly Ariyibi, Herculez Gomez, Jose Francisco Torres, Jozy Altidore, Juan Agudelo, Shane O'Neill, Steve Cherundolo, Stuart Holden, Tim Ream
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A couple things for Wednesday
   October 9, 2013 (6:00 AM) by Matt
 

First off, we are bringing back our Top 5 Lists series and Howie decided to annoy US Soccer fans.  And if you haven’t already, check out our new USMNT jersey history page.

The big news of yesterday was Michael Orozco replacing Omar Gonzalez on the USMNT roster as Gonzalez picked up a hip strain.  Yet another injury.  And this probably means that Matt Besler and Geoff Cameron will get the start at centerback.

Here is what Jamaica’s 23-man roster looks like.

US Soccer put up a video of the team doing a bunch of fitness tests.

Greg Seltzer has some nuggets on various USMNT players, including that Arsenal have been scouting Brad Guzan.  Nothing more than that, but they are at least watching him.

Fresh off his clean sheet against Rosenborg, Steve Clark did interviews with Mathew Wagner and Greg Seltzer.

Jose Torres denied allegations of going out and partying the night after picking up a red card over the weekend.

Brian Sciaretta spoke to Duane Holmes about his dreams to play for the US.

Ghana want to play Bob Bradley and Egypt at a neutral venue for Egypt’s home leg due to security concerns.

 
Categories: Bob Bradley, Brad Guzan, Duane Holmes, Jose Francisco Torres, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Omar Gonzalez, Steve Clark, US Men's National Team
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Tigres vs. Santos Laguna Highlights
   September 25, 2013 (6:00 AM) by Matt
 

Jose Torres got the start and scored a goal in Tigres’ 3-2 loss to Santos Laguna in Copa MX action on Tuesday.  Here are some highlights, including Torres’ goal at the 0:25 mark (yes, the quality of these highlights are not that great, but it sort of looks like he had a nice goal).

 
Categories: Highlights, Jose Francisco Torres
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