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Fabian Hurzeler’s & Matt Taylor’s mid week goals
   August 8, 2014 (1:45 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Both Fabian Hurzeler and Matt Taylor scored goals last weekend and both followed up those efforts with goals during the middle of this week in German Regionalliga action.

Matt Taylor got the start, went the full 90 minutes and scored the game-winning goal in Saarbrücken’s 2-1 win over Freiburg II on Tuesday.  Caleb Stanko also went the full 90 minutes for Freiburg II.

On Wednesday, Fabian Hurzeler went the full 90 minutes and scored a goal in Hoffenheim II’s 4-1 win over Zweibrücken.

 
Categories: Fabian Hurzeler, Highlights, Matt Taylor
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Goals from the last couple of days
   August 7, 2014 (1:36 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Of course the weekend that I am gone has 12 goals scored by various Americans throughout Europe.  Here are some GIFs of the ones that have video evidence of the goal.  For the full list of goals, check out our goal tracker.

Matt Taylor opened up the 2014-15 season with a fun goal in Saarbrücken’s 2-2 draw to Homburg in German Regionalliga action on Friday.  He also scored a goal in the team’s second game, a 2-1 win over Freiburg II on Tuesday, but there are no highlights of that game just yet.

Coming off a 10-goal season in 2013-14, Marc Heider scored his first goal this season in Holstein Kiel’s 2-2 draw to Joe Gyau and Borussia Dortmund II over the weekend in German 3. Liga action.

Fabian Hurzeler is another player who has scored two goals in the last week.  The GIF below comes from Saturday’s 3-1 win by Hoffenhim II over Hessen Kassel.  He also scored in a 4-1 win over on Zweibrücken on Tuesday but the Sudwest highlight show hasn’t come online for the mid-week games yet.

Over in Sweden, Andrew Stadler scored his 10th goal of the season on Saturday in Landskrona’s 3-2 loss to Alex Horwath and Ljungskile.

On Sunday and over in Finland, Lawrence Smith scored his fifth goal of the season in GBK’s 3-0 win over OLS.

And also on Sunday, Jordan Seabrook scored his fourth goal of the season in VPS’s 3-1 loss to Lahti.

 
Categories: Andrew Stadler, Fabian Hurzeler, Highlights, Jordan Seabrook, Lawrence Smith, Marc Heider, Matt Taylor
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Even more new kits for 2014-15
   July 9, 2014 (9:45 AM) by Matt Benson
 

I have already done two posts before on this subject (here and here), but we have some even more new kits/jerseys/shirts/whatever you want to call them.

So check out after the jump to see new kits for many teams featuring Americans in 2014-15.

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Categories: Alfredo Morales, Aron Johannsson, Bobby Wood, Danny Williams, Eric Lichaj, Eugene Starikov, Fabian Hurzeler, Jonathan Spector, Jozy Altidore, Timothy Chandler, Zak Whitbread
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Tuesday linkage
   February 11, 2014 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

This video pretty much sums up US Soccer right now (minus the cheap shot portion).

I posted a bunch of injury news on Saturday.  As for some more updates, DaMarcus Beasley had to be subbed off the field on Sunday due to a foot injury.  Alejandro Bedoya sat out this weekend’s game with FC Nantes due to a hamstring injury, but he is hopeful he can play next weekend.  Jermaine Jones’ Besiktas debut has been delayed due to a groin injury.

We know Eric Lichaj is going to be out a while, but his groin injury could possibly be a hernia.  And Aron Johannsson missed this weekend’s game with AZ Alkmaar, but he should be returning to training this week.

Sebastian Lletget scored a goal for West Ham United’s U-21 team in a 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Monday.  The goal is Lletget’s fourth of the year with West Ham’s U-21 team.

Stuart Holden is starting to train again with Bolton Wanderers and he received some good news from manager Dougie Freedman last week.  It looks like Freedman and Bolton are going to give him a new contract this summer once his current contract expires.

Kicker is reporting that Fabian Johnson will sign with Borussia Moenchengladbach this summer once his current contract with Hoffenheim expires.

With a bunch of Huddersfield Town’s players returning from injury, manager Mark Robins told the UK press that they might send Duane Holmes out on loan so he can get some playing time.

Another “Jozy Altidore does more than score goals” type story out of Sunderland.  Teammate Adam Johnson had some nice things to say about Altidore’s performance against Newcastle from two weeks ago.

“There is a lot more to him than goals. Against Newcastle he must have been a nightmare to play against. Genuinely, I thought he was awesome.

Even though he scored two goals in a friendly for Bob Bradley’s Stabæk last week, Michael Stephens, as well as fellow American Christian Eissele, are trialing with Swedish side GAIS.

Goalkeeper Alex Horwath has been trialing with Ljungskile SK in Sweden over the last two weeks and he was rewarded with a contract with the club.

Here is a new interview with Fabian Hurzeler where we learn that he also holds a passport with Switzerland to go along with the US and Germany.

And finally, some new jerseys got released this week.  Josh Gatt, Ben Spencer, Ethan Horvath and Molde FK have some new home and away kits for the 2014 season.  While Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest have a new third jersey for this year.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Alex Horwath, Aron Johannsson, Ben Spencer, Christian Eissele, DaMarcus Beasley, Duane Holmes, Eric Lichaj, Ethan Horvath, Fabian Hurzeler, Fabian Johnson, Jermaine Jones, Josh Gatt, Jozy Altidore, Michael Stephens, Sebastian Lletget, Stuart Holden
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Hoffenheim II vs. Ulm Highlights
   November 10, 2013 (10:04 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Fabian Hurzeler and Joe Gyau both started on Sunday with Gyau scoring his fifth league goal of the season in Hoffenheim II’s 3-0 win over Ulm in German Regionalliga action.  Here is a Regionalliga review show with Gyau’s goal coming at the 4:10 mark.

 
Categories: Fabian Hurzeler, Highlights, Joe Gyau
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Hoffenheim II vs. Baunatal Highlights
   October 28, 2013 (6:30 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Fabian Hurzeler and Joe Gyau both started for Hoffenheim’s U-23 team on Sunday with Gyau finding the back of the net in this 3-0 win over Baunatal.  Here is some Regionalliga Südwest highlight show, but Gyau’s goal can be found at the 9:03 mark.

 
Categories: Fabian Hurzeler, Highlights, Joe Gyau
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OT Player of the Week
   October 7, 2013 (7:56 PM) by Matt Benson
 

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Howie’s Pick – Bobby Warshaw (Angelholms FF – Swedish Superettan)

Bobby Warshaw scored his fourth goal in six matches since his loan from FC Dallas in Ängelholm’s 2-0 win over Ljungskile (highlights).

Matt’s Pick – Fabian Huerzeler (TSG Hoffenheim II – German Regionalliga)

Fabian Hurzeler has scored three goals over his last two games, including last Wednesday’s brace against Hessen Kassel (highlights).

 

 
Categories: Bobby Warshaw, Fabian Hurzeler, Player of the Week
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Monday morning links
   October 7, 2013 (1:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Lets start off with the weekend games.

While the weekend edition of The OT Report is out of commission for the fall, Steven Goff gives us his roundup of the Americans abroad.  As for some highlights.  Jordan Seabrook and Bobby Warshaw scored goals.  Paul Arriola was involved in the build up to Tijuana’s goal on Friday.  Steve Clark made some nice saves against Mix Diskerud and Rosenborg.  And earlier last week, Fabian Hurzeler had a brace in the German Regionalliga.  And you can check out the other goal scorers from the weekend with our goal tracker.

With a bunch of guys injured, here are the 20 players that Jurgen Klinsmann called in to face against Jamaica and Panama.  Klinsi did his usual post-roster Q&A with US Soccer’s website.  ESPN’s Doug McIntyre was told that there could (likely) going to be a couple roster changes after Friday’s game.  McIntyre also did a story on ESPN FC about the competition heating up for roster spots.

I know some people wanted a more experimental roster for these games since they are already qualified, but there are really not a lot of games left before next May’s camp with there being only one FIFA friendly fixture date in 2014.  So I could see why Klinsmann is sticking to his core group, allowing them to continue to get playing time with each other.

In some other USMNT-related news, FIFA has decided on how it will seed the teams for the World Cup.  It is the host nation plus the top seven teams from October’s FIFA rankings for Pot 1.  While it is still possible mathematically, it is pretty unlikely that the US can move into one of those top spots.

FIFA has also decided to fine Costa Rica $12,000 for fans whistling the US anthem before the September qualifier.  So take that, Costa Rica.

In the latest in rumorville, a report from Gazzetta has the US playing in a pre-World Cup friendly four-team tournament with Iran, a team from Europe and a team from South America somewhere in the US around May/June.

It looks like BeIN Sport has picked up the TV rights to the Egypt-Ghana World Cup qualifier for October 15.  It will be your chance to see Bob Bradley and his sweatpants live on TV for the first time in a while.

Sean Ingle of The Guardian has a story up on how it is hard to statistically look at goalkeepers and it has a small Tim Howard mention towards the end.  In in some obvious foreshadowing news, we might have a goalkeeper review in the near future.  Dramatic hamster.

Fresh off his goal with Birmingham City’s U-21 team, Will Packwood talked to ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle.

US U-18er Kyle Scott scored a goal against one of Southampton’s youth teams over the weekend and is now headed to France to meet up with the US U-18 team for a tournament.

The last time we heard from Dzenan Catic, he was playing with Kaiserslautern’s U-23 team in 2011-12.  But now it looks like he is playing at Davenport University in Michigan.

We should be adding some new content to the site over the next couple weeks, in case you haven’t noticed one addition already, so there should hopefully be some more information coming soon.

 
Categories: Bob Bradley, Bobby Warshaw, Dzenan Catic, Fabian Hurzeler, Jordan Seabrook, Paul Arriola, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood
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Hoffenheim II vs. Hessen Kassel Highlights
   October 6, 2013 (2:25 PM) by Matt Benson
 

This was from Wednesday, but Fabian Hurzeler had a brace against Hessen Kassel, scoring the first and third goals in a 4-0 win.  Joe Gyau also started for Hoffenheim II.  Here are the highlights with Hurzeler’s goals coming at the 1:08 and 2:45 marks.

 
Categories: Fabian Hurzeler, Highlights, Joe Gyau
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A bit of this and a bit of that
   October 3, 2013 (12:39 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Jurgen Klinsmann was supposed to release the roster for the upcoming qualifiers later today, but it now looks like he won’t until this weekend due to injuries.  One thing we do know, Michael Bradley has been officially ruled out due to his ankle injury.  Klinsi also dropped some hints while speaking to the media before Tuesday’s US Open Cup final.

Greg Seltzer thinks outside the box for two possible left back candidates for the USMNT.  Don’t know if I totally agree, but worth a look.

Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht were beaten 3-0 by Olympiacos in Champions League action on Tuesday.  I am no expert, but it is tough to win Champions League games when the average age of your starting lineup is 22.2 years old.

Herculez Gomez appeared in his first league game since coming back from injury on Tuesday.  He got the start and played 72 minutes in Tijuana’s 2-0 loss to Club América.

Joe Gyau and Fabian Hurzeler both started for Hoffenheim’s U-23 team on Wednesday with Hurzeler scoring two goals in a 4-0 win over Hessen Kassel in the German Regionalliga.  As you can see from our goal tracker, it was Hurzeler’s first goals since May 5.

Former Hoffenheim midfielder Danny Williams spoke to Brian Sciaretta earlier this week about finding his stride at Reading.

Duane Holmes is impressing Huddersfield Town’s fans with his play since making his debut over the last two games.

RJ DeMello caught up with Chukwudi Chijindu to talk about his big goal that saved Thor’s season.

Brian Sciaretta also talked to Nermin Crnkic recently.  Crnkic made some noise with the Michigan Bucks in last year’s US Open Cup and now he is in the Czech Liga.

I know I mentioned it last week, but a new USMNT project for the site should be going up on Sunday night/Monday morning.  Also, we might be relaunching a series that Howie and I did like three years ago that we quit doing for whatever reason.  There might also be some guest writers who participate.  So be on the lookout for that starting next week as well.  Just trying to add some newer stuff to the site.

 
Categories: Chukwudi Chijindu, Danny Williams, Duane Holmes, Fabian Hurzeler, Herculez Gomez, Joe Gyau, Michael Bradley, Nermin Crnkic, Sacha Kljestan, US Men's National Team
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