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Hump day links
   February 13, 2013 (12:04 AM) by Matt Benson

Lets start off with a few USMNT-related things.

Here are some field-level highlights from the 2-1 loss against Honduras.

Jason Davis wonders if Jurgen Klinsmann should give two old names, DaMarcus Beasley and Jay DeMerit, a look.

And US Soccer has a video up on Alexi Lalas and his move to Italy back in the 90s.

Turning to Germany, Bobby Wood and Andrew Wooten both made Kicker’s 2. Bundesliga Team of the Week.

Jeff Carlisle has an interview with Jermaine Jones as Schalke resumes their Champions League campaign next week.

Shawn Parker received a two-game suspension for his foot to Michael Parkhurst’s head.

Terrence Boyd scored a goal yesterday in Rapid Vienna’s 2-0 win over Slovak club MFK Ružomberok in a friendly.

Some more stories in Sweden about Alejandro Bedoya likely to re-sign with Helsingborg.

The always good Brian Sciaretta talked to Conor O’Brien recently about his new contract and other things.

Sacir Hot has a blog entry up over at Big Apple Soccer about his move to Germany.

It was first reported that Columbus Crew forward Aaron Horton was being loaned out to Bosnia’s FK Sarajevo, but now it looks like he just went there for some training and is now headed to Hammarby in Sweden for a week before returning to the US.

And finally, I was sad when Aaron Wheeler left Finland as I wasn’t going to be able to post about FC KooTeePee (Greatest.  Name.  Ever.).  But we don’t have to worry anymore as American Kevin Sawchak has signed a one-year deal with an option for a second year with the team.

Categories: Aaron Horton, Alejandro Bedoya, Andrew Wooten, Bobby Wood, Conor O'Brien, DaMarcus Beasley, Jay DeMerit, Kevin Sawchak, Sacir Hot, Shawn Parker, Terrence Boyd, US Men's National Team

Links that are real and not a hoax
   January 16, 2013 (10:15 PM) by Matt Benson

This whole Manti Te’o story has been sadly owning my life today.

In case you missed it earlier today, Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht advanced to the semifinals of the Belgian Cup.  and Michael Bradley had a “hockey” assist in Roma’s win in Coppa Italia action.  Such great weight on that pass by Bradley.

Speaking of Kljestan, even the local press are joining in on the mustache fun.

The Shin Guardian breaks out their 23 tickets/boarding passes for the USMNT and the 2014 World Cup.

Mathew Wagner caught up with Michael Parkhurst to talk about his new club Augsburg.

Steve Cherundolo will miss this weekend’s game for Hannover 96 with some knee pain.

FA Cup highlights are hard to come by, but here is short post-game interview with Sturart Holden from yesterday.

He did not get into today’s FA Cup loss to Manchester United, but Sebastian Lletget did make the bench for West Ham United.  Getting closer to that first team debut.

Zach Pfeffer has continued his hot streak with Hoffenheim’s U-19 team, scoring four goals today.  And fellow American Russell Canouse had one goals and three assists.

Marc Pelosi and Liverpool’s U-21 team played Cody Cropper and Southampton recently.  Here is 10 minutes worth of highlights.

Bobby Wood came off the bench for 30 minutes in 1860 Munich’s 1-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb in a friendly.

Free agent Diego Chavarri decided to stay in Peru and signed with Union Comercio.

According to this report, Clarence Goodson is hesitate about signing with Turkish side Ordurspor.

Speaking of Turkey, Maurice Edu is being linked to a move to Bursaspor.  Some more on this.  Yay silly season!

While we see players like Edu stuck in no man’s land or the Robbie’s (Findley and Rogers) leaving their clubs, Steve Davis decides to point out the not as cool part of Americans fleeing to Europe to play.

Former NY Red Bull Sacir Hot has signed with Hessen Kassel of the German Regionalliga.

Justin Moose has re-signed with Finnish side SJK.  Moose appeared in 23 games last season, scoring one goal.

Here is video of Bryan Meredith being officially introduced at IK Brage.

And finally, I hope this is not true, but it looks like News Corp. might change Fox Soccer in the future to FX2 (or some entertainment-based network) since the station has lost so many league rights over the last couple years.  Once next year hits and they lose the Premier League, it won’t have much content on the weekends.

Categories: Bobby Wood, Bryan Meredith, Clarence Goodson, Cody Cropper, Diego Chavarri, Justin Moose, Marc Pelosi, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Michael Parkhurst, Russell Canouse, Sacha Kljestan, Sacir Hot, Sebastian Lletget, Steve Cherundolo, Stuart Holden, US Men's National Team, Zach Pfeffer
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This and That for Tuesday
   January 18, 2011 (7:17 PM) by Matt Benson

After what seems like a long time (it really wasn’t that long), Jermaine Jones’ loan deal to Blackburn Rovers has been completed.  He also has some “I am happy to be here” type quotes right here.

And it looks like Jermaine reached out to Stuart Holden for some advice before making the move.

“I called Stuart Holden at Bolton and asked him about moving. He said that football in England is the best,” the German-born midfielder revealed.

“Stuart told me I needed to take the chance. He said Blackburn is a good club with good players.”

According to Nottingham Forest’s official site, Robbie Findley is back on his way to the US to secure a visa after getting his UK work permit at a hearing last Friday.  He was introduced to the fans this past weekend at Forest’s 2-1 victory over Portsmouth.  While it could take up to a week to get the visa, there is a chance he could play this weekend against Conor Doyle and Derby County.

As we posted last Friday, it looked like 17-year-old Sean Cunningham had agreed to terms with Molde FK in Norway, but the guys at Yanks Abroad found out from the club that he is only on trial.  But a decision on his future won’t be decided until he turns 18 on January 24 (he can’t sign a pro contract in Norway before turning 18).

Brian Sciaretta also talked to Sacir Hot to confirm his trial at Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany.

Who wants some USMNT news and stories?  Adam Serrano has a story on Juan Agudelo.  Noah Davis played five questions with Omar Gonzalez.  And Matthew from The Shin Guardian has a preview on Saturday’s friendly.

Steven Goff also has all the goods on why this game will not be on English-language TV this Saturday (only on Telefutura and

And finally, we have our Pick the US-Chile score contest up and running.  All winners will get some free Over There stickers with one special winner taking home a good book.  Sign up for the contest right here.

Categories: Jermaine Jones, Juan Agudelo, Omar Gonzalez, Robbie Findley, Sacir Hot, Sean Cunningham, US Men's National Team
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Random German tidbits from the weekend
   January 16, 2011 (1:34 PM) by Matt Benson

Grab some beer and some pretzels as here are some random things I learned this weekend (all German-related).

It looks like Jermaine Jones’ loan deal to Blackburn Rovers should be completed on Monday.

“We have already agreed with the club (Blackburn) and if everthing is okay between them and Jermaine, the transfer will be finalised on Monday,” said Schalke coach Felix Magath.

According to Rovers manager Steve Kean following their 2-0 loss to Chelsea this weekend, the deal was nearly completed on Friday, but had a minor step back on Friday.  But all signs point to Jones wearing a Rovers jersey come this upcoming week.

German-American Timothy Chandler dressed, but did not play this weekend in Nurnberg’s 1-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach.  It was his first match with the first team after appearing in 17 games for the reserve squad (and scoring four goals) in the Regionalliga this season.  The 20-year-old midfielder (Jermaine Jones v2.0?), who turns 21 in March, is eligible for both the USMNT and Germany.

Sticking with the German theme, Edson Buddle is in Germany with Ingolstadt, but was unable to make his debut this weekend against Augsburg since his paperwork arrived late.  Since his paperwork arrived late, he hasn’t been able to clear league registration.

And finally, US U-20 defender Sacir Hot is in Germany training with Michael Bradley’s Borussia Monchengladbach.  He also may get a training stint with Borussia Dortmund, but neither team has made an offer at this point.  Hot was on last year’s US U-20 Milk Cup title-winning team.

Categories: Edson Buddle, Jermaine Jones, Sacir Hot, Timothy Chandler
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