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A few links for Tuesday night
   January 22, 2013 (9:55 PM) by Matt Benson

The USMNT defeated Tijuana 3-0 in a closed-door scrimmage today.  The goals came from Jeff Parke and Will Bruin (twice).  I hope US Soccer puts up some video of the scrimmage online.  But they do have the latest Studio 90 with interviews with Omar Gonzalez and Chris Wondolowski.

Steven Beitashour and Edson Buddle both picked up injuries and will be out for the rest of the camp.

There have been some rumblings of a US-Germany friendly for later this year and it looks like it will be in May in D.C.

Howie posted about Paolo DelPiccolo signing with Eintracht Frankfurt earlier today and Brian Sciaretta nabbed the first interview with DelPiccolo about the move.

Sciaretta also talked to Ryan Miller about leaving Sweden and returning to the US.

Parker Walsh did well enough on his trial that he re-signed with Karlsruher SC through June.

And Charlie Campbell did well on his trial and signed with Ljungskile SK in Sweden.  He joins fellow American Patrick Hopkins.

Philadelphia Union academy player Chris Gomez is headed to Spain for some trials with Malaga and Sevilla.

And finally, Chicago Fire midfielder Corben Bone will be training with Atletico Madrid for a week and a half before joining up with the Fire for the second phase of preseason.

Categories: Charlie Campbell, Chris Gomez, Chris Wondolowski, Corben Bone, Edson Buddle, Omar Gonzalez, Paolo DelPiccolo, Parker Walsh, Ryan Miller, Steven Beitashour, US Men's National Team

Hump day links
   February 1, 2012 (5:55 PM) by Matt Benson

Here are some links and news now that we have paid the bills on time.

Clint Dempsey scored his 10th league goal of the season.  You can see highlights of the goal here.  He now has 16 goals across all competitions in 2011-12.  Only Robin van Persie (25), Wayne Rooney (18) and Sergio Aguero (17) have scored more goals across all competitions among English Premier League players.

There was some chatter earlier this week about the US playing Scotland and Brazil in May in some friendlies with US Soccer looking for one more opponent before World Cup qualification begins.  It is starting to look like that third opponent will be Canada.

As speculated yesterday, Edson Buddle will be returning to the LA Galaxy.  He will be sporting his old #14, which means there probably will be some angry Robbie Keane fans who will have to get new jerseys.

Gale Agbossoumonde is set to finalize a loan deal to the NASL’s Carolina RailHawks according to Ives.  Traffic Sports/Estoril still own his rights until his contract runs out in the summer of 2013.

Borussia Dortmund’s manager Jurgen Klopp told the team’s website that Terrence Boyd is one of two players from the reserve squad that is closer to first team action.  It is not every day that the US has a forward getting first team minutes with the defending Bundesliga champions.

Categories: Clint Dempsey, Edson Buddle, Gale Agbossoumonde, Terrence Boyd, US Men's National Team

Two Americans are coming home?
   January 31, 2012 (5:10 PM) by Matt Benson

While the transfer window has been pretty calm this year (damn you teams for being fiscally responsible for once!), today was pretty hectic.  And that brought us two moves with guys likely coming back to the US.

The first move is 100% bringing an American back to the US as the Portland Timbers have acquired US youth international Charles Renken.  Renken has been in Germany with TSG Hoffenheim’s youth teams since 2009, but has experienced multiple ACL injuries over the years.  Due to complex MLS rules that seem to change by the day, the Timbers were able to “claim him off waivers”.

The other news of the day was FC Ingolstadt terminating Edson Buddle’s contract.  Buddle has been on the outs with the club since early December, despite leading the team with six league goals, as he was allowed to leave the team early before winter break, which included unsuccessful trials with Everton and Westerlo (although it sounded like Buddle passed on the Westerlo deal).  Now there has been some twitter speculation of Buddle returning to the US and the LA Galaxy.

Categories: Charles Renken, Edson Buddle

Monday link action
   January 30, 2012 (5:11 PM) by Matt Benson

Some news and notes for Monday.

As posted before, it looks like May’s USMNT friendly against Brazil will be held at FedEx Field in Maryland.  Steven Goff is also hearing that the US will play Scotland at a venue to be determined during that same international break.  And that US Soccer would like to schedule one more friendly against someone else before World Cup qualification begins in June.

The US kicks off qualification against Antigua & Barbuda on June 8 at a venue to be determined in the US.  As I have posted on here before, I have personally heard/have been hinted at that a US match would be held in Los Angeles in June, so I am guessing the third friendly or the Antigua & Barbuda game will be in Los Angeles.  My personal guess is that the Antigua & Barbuda qualifier being played at the Home Depot Center.  That said, an official announcement is expected to be made by US Soccer in the next ten days.

Robbie Rogers will be among the players dressing for Leeds United tomorrow, although his playing time is not guaranteed since he has only been training with the team since this weekend since picking up his visa.

In the out of left field category. . .since retiring from DC United, Santino Quaranta can now be found in the Indian Premier League playing for manager Marco Etcheverry and alongside centerback Fabio Cannavaro.

Edson Buddle has decided not to sign with Belgian side KVC Westerlo according to team officials.  Where does Buddle end up next?  Who knows.

As for another Belgian Pro League team, Gent, they are apparently in negotiations with Stabæk for the services of midfielder Mikkel Diskerud.  As mentioned on here before, Stabæk seem to be in financial trouble and are looking to sell off players.  A move to Gent would be an upgrade for Mix and we could have potential Belgian Pro League playoff matchups between Mix’s hair and Sacha Kljestan’s mustache.

And finally, the guys over at the Total Soccer Show did a recent podcast/recap on the most anticipated FA Cup fourth round matchup in US Soccer history:  Donovan vs. Dempsey.

Categories: Clint Dempsey, Edson Buddle, Landon Donovan, Mix Diskerud, Robbie Rogers, Santino Quaranta, US Men's National Team

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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Somebody’s got a case of the Mondays (links)
   January 23, 2012 (2:27 PM) by Matt Benson

It is Monday, but I am actually in a great mood.  But none of you care about that.  Here are a bunch of links from the weekend and stuff that has come out this morning.

As I posted about an hour ago, Tim Ream was able to get his UK permit, which has also been confirmed by Grant Wahl and Ives.  Ream’s transfer to Bolton is being reported at roughly $3 million, which would be the highest transfer ever by a MLS defender.

The Bolton News had a story this weekend where Owen Coyle talks about targeting American talent.  One part I agree about when it comes to Ream is that he might be 24-years-old, but that is the equivalent of being 21-years-old in soccer development for an American.  But Coyle has a lot of nice things to say about Americans, so check that out.

ESPN Soccernet has their Team of the Week up.  It should come as no surprise that Clint Dempsey is among the 11 players, but Zak Whitbread also made the squad.  Whitbread helped Norwich City hold Chelsea to zero goals, Norwich’s first clean sheet of the season.

Steven Goff is hearing that Edson Buddle is being linked to Belgium club Westerlo after his trial at Everton.

Staying with the twitterverse rumors, UK writer Duncan Castles is expecting Eric Lichaj to go out on loan to Leeds United again.

And Brian Sciaretta is reporting that Jason Villagomez may sign with Polish side LKS Lodz tomorrow.

Staying with Sciaretta and his great work over at Yanks Abroad, he is also reporting that former U-20 goalkeeper Samir Badr has signed a deal with Haras El Hodood of the Egyptian Premier League.  And Jamie Hill has an interview up with Hammarby signee Billy Schuler.

The U-23’s are down in Costa Rica for two friendlies and played to a 0-0 draw against Saprissa’s reserve squad this weekend.  Here was the lineup for the match.

USA: 1-Zac MacMath; 4-Kofi Sarkodie (17-Sheanon Williams, 77), 3-Zarek Valentin (capt.) (19-Royal-Dominique Fennell, 77), 2-Sebastien Ibeagha (Andrew Wenger, 46), 5-Jorge Villafana; 6-Amobi Okugo (15-Mix Diskerud, 46), 8-Jared Jeffrey (13-Michael Stephens, 61), 10-Dilly Duka (12-Isaac Acuna, 67); 7-Freddy Adu, 9-Tony Taylor (11-Jack McInerney, 70), 11-Jack McInerney (14-Joe Corona, 46)

They have one more match in Costa Rica before camp ends.  Studio 90 also has two new videos with the U-23s.  The first one is of Jurgen Klinsmann talking to the team before their second scrimmage against the USMNT last week.  And the second one is of the team preparing for their scrimmages down in Costa Rica.

And if you missed it earlier this morning, I did an Inside the Numbers piece on Bill Hamid’s debut for the USMNT.

Categories: Bill Hamid, Billy Schuler, Clint Dempsey, Edson Buddle, Eric Lichaj, Jason Villagomez, Samir Badr, Tim Ream, US U-23 National Team, Zak Whitbread
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A little bit of this and a little bit of that
   January 19, 2012 (12:04 AM) by Matt Benson

Still no USMNT/U-23 highlights from the second scrimmage, as I post this late at night, but there are some photos here and here.

I tweeted this last night, but Grant Wahl was on some radio show/podcast in the UK talking about Tim Ream and Edson Buddle.  You can listen to it here.

Speaking of Edson Buddle, Phil Neville had the tweet of the day regarding the American invasion of Everton.

We’ve got howard donavon hannaman buddle at training today thought I’d joined an MLS team for a minute #yankseverywere

According to Ives, Tim Ream’s work permit hearing should be next week.  With Alejandro Bedoya and now Robbie Rogers able to get one this year, you would think that Ream should be able to get his.

Also coming from Ives today is that Gale Agbossoumonde turned down a move to the MLS this week in order to see out his final year of his deal with Traffic Sports.  Since his loan deal with Eintracht Frankfurt is now over, he is expected to play with the Carolina Railhawks of the NASL this upcoming season with an eye to move to Europe once he becomes a free agent.

Staying with the Traffic Sports theme, I missed that Tony Taylor’s loan deal with Atletico CP is now over and he is already back with the Traffic Sports-affiliated Estoril, logging 30 minutes off the bench on January 8, although did not dress in their next game this past weekend due to the U-23 camp.

As for Taylor’s now former teammate at Atletico CP, goalkeeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell, it looks like the New York Red Bulls are wondering about his availability.

As for another goalkeeper, Josh Wicks, reports out of Finland have some mystery European team contacting IFK Mariehamn about his services.

Continuing with the Google translate fun, this article from Germany has Hoffenheim manager Holger Stanislawski saying some nice things about Joe Gyau.

Billy Schuler talked to the Independent Weekly about choosing to play in Sweden over the MLS.

And finally, some tweets from Brian Sciaretta with some interesting tidbits.  First off, UMass midfielder Jason Villagomez is on trial with LKS Lodz in Poland.   And U-20 players Juan Ocegueda and Uvaldo Luna will be participating in a camp with Mexico’s U-20 team one week after participating in the US U-20 camp this month.

Categories: Billy Schuler, Caleb Patterson-Sewell, Edson Buddle, Gale Agbossoumonde, Jason Villagomez, Joe Gyau, Josh Wicks, Juan Ocegueda, Tim Ream, Tony Taylor, US Men's National Team, US U-23 National Team, Uvaldo Luna

Tuesday night links and tidbits
   January 17, 2012 (7:47 PM) by Matt Benson

I was busy tonight, so I didn’t get to follow along to the various people live tweeting from the second USMNT/U-23 scrimmage, but it sounds like this one ended in a 1-1 draw.  The goal scorers were Graham Zusi and Jack McInerney.  I am sure US Soccer will have some kind of post-game write up and highlights tomorrow or on Thursday.  Here were the starting lineups:

USMNT – Rimando; DeLaGarza, Parkhurst, Cameron, Pearce; Jones, Larentowicz, Zusi, Feilhaber, Shea; Wondolowski

U-23s – Hamid; Sarkodie, Valentin, Ibeagha, Villafana; Okugo, Jeffrey, Duka; Adu, Bunbury, McInerney

Some other tidbits from the scrimmage:  It looks like the USMNT started out in a 4-2-3-1.  Sebastian Lletget left the game with an injury, but was walking under his own power.  And Josh Gatt will be on his way back to Norway tomorrow after picking up an injury this weekend and wasn’t available for tonight.

As for some links from camp.

Stuart Holden is back in the US working on his rehab, so US Soccer did some Q & A with him.

I hope you like two-part interviews with Jurgen Klinnsmann as here are two different two-parters:

Arizona Republic Part 1 | Arizona Republic Part 2 | Part 1 | Part 2

The USA 10 Kid did a Q & A with Josh Gatt.

Moving onto the club scene.

Coming back from a hip injury, Eric Lichaj was able to log 45 minutes today in a reserve squad game for Aston Villa.  I guess there have been some rumors that Lichaj might go out on loan to Leeds United once he was fully fit again, but this report out of England says he is staying at Villa Park.

Speaking of Leeds United, their web site did an interview with Robbie Rogers.  Here is also a video interview with Rogers.

Greg O’Keeffe of the Liverpool Echo thinks Everton have nothing to lose with Edson Buddle going on trial.

And Ian Doyle of the Liverpool Daily Post has some quotes from Landon Donovan.

Ever read our The OT Reports and wonder who Bryan Gerzicich was?  Brian Sciaretta introduces us to the defensive midfielder.

And finally, Greg Seltzer is hearing that Brondby are interested in Chris Rolfe.

Categories: Bryan Gerzicich, Chris Rolfe, Edson Buddle, Eric Lichaj, Josh Gatt, Landon Donovan, Stuart Holden, US Men's National Team, US U-23 National Team

Two tweets from the weekend
   January 16, 2012 (3:14 PM) by Matt Benson

Two tweets from the weekend worth acknowledging.

1) The first comes from agent Richard Motzkin.

For those asking, my client @EdsonBuddle will be on trial this week at Everton FC.

We know that Buddle has been trying to make a move to England over the last couple weeks, with rumors of West Ham being mentioned last week, but maybe he is trying to get that LA connection going with Donovan during his trial.

2) This one comes from last night’s U-23 training session (via Scott French).

Gatt pops ankle in U23 training, severity unknown. Tried to return to the field, then pulled himself off. No-contact, turning for the ball.

No need to go into total freak out mode since we don’t know the severity, but hopefully this is nothing major.

Categories: Edson Buddle, Josh Gatt

Road trip to Azteca links
   January 13, 2012 (7:54 PM) by Matt Benson

Oh Klinsi, nonchalantly dropping that the US will be playing Mexico in Azteca this August after today’s USMNT v U-23 scrimmage down in Carson, California late on a Friday night.  I know some people will say that this game serves no purpose, especially with the US about to start World Cup qualification and will get their shot at Azteca soon, but you could give me this game every year and I still will be giddy about it.

Speaking of that scrimmage, the USMNT won 4-0, scoring all goals in the first half.  The goal scorers were Chris Wondolowski (x2), Teal Bunbury and Graham Zusi (although some people were tweeting that the second Wondo goal was by Benny Feilhaber).  I guess the U-23s showed some good possession, but they had a 20-minute defensive lapse when all the goals came against them.  I am hoping US Soccer will put up some highlights over the weekend.  They will play one more time next week before the USMNT heads back to Phoenix.

As for that friendly against Venezuela in Phoenix, it looks like ticket sales are a bit slow, but that is not surprising for a “B” team type friendly in January.  Steven Goff also thinks the likely friendly against Brazil in May will be held at FedEx Field.

Three last USMNT camp tidbits.  Heath Pearce brings his humor to the USMNT blog to break down a typical day in camp.  Jermaine Jones has been added to the camp since he is suspended for the next eight games with nothing to do.  And here are some photos of the team doing some interesting workouts from earlier this week.

Moving to the club scene.

George John’s loan deal to West Ham has become official.  He will be there until March 1 and the Hammers have an option to buy at the end.  Manager Sam Allardyce has some words on John.

The only centerback left in the MLS trifecta after John and Omar Gonzalez is Tim Ream, but all signs point to him heading to Bolton, possibly as early as next week.  Speaking of Gonzalez, he had his surgery today and is expected to miss the next 7-9 months.

Greg Seltzer was a on roll today, giving us goodies on Maurice Edu, Edson Buddle and Kevin Burns, letting us know that Charlie Davies might play with Sochaux’s reserves this weekend and produced a bunch of numbers on goalkeepers.

So much for Brad Guzan playing more for Aston Villa as Shay Given is expected to start for Villa this weekend.

And finally, Adrian Ruelas is still hoping that he can make the Olympic squad this year.

Categories: Adrian Ruelas, Brad Guzan, Charlie Davies, Edson Buddle, George John, Jermaine Jones, Kevin Burns, Maurice Edu, Omar Gonzalez, Tim Ream, US Men's National Team, US U-23 National Team

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