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Samuel Petrone has been loaned to third tier Husqvarna FF
   July 31, 2013 (4:20 PM) by Howie Michaels

Samuel Petrone, who hasn’t played much this year due to an injury and spent last season on loan from Mjällby AIF in the Icelandic second division, has been loaned to Husqvarna FF of the third tier for the remainder of the season.

His contract is up at the end of the year, so with him having struggled to earn minutes with Mjällby it gives him a shot at basically an extended trial.

Interesting fact on Husqvarna: they’re actually named for the company (according to Wikipedia, the town of Huskvarna changed its spelling at one point, but the company never followed) that owns the WeedEater brand (here at OT, we read useless facts on Wikipedia so that you don’t have to).

Husqvarna currently leads the Division 1 Södra (South), so Petrone will have the chance to play for a team pursuing promotion into the Superettan.

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Hump day links
   June 5, 2013 (12:09 AM) by Matt Benson

It is Wednesday and here are some links.

Steven Goff gives us some notes on the USMNT, including that it looks like Brek Shea probably won’t join the team for the remaining games.  Mr. Soccer Insider also gives us a few good stories about his previous trips down to Jamaica to cover the US.

If you haven’t already, enter our guess the US-Jamaica score contest.  We are giving away one free Sacha Kljestan mustache shirt and who doesn’t want one of those?!

Fabian Johnson was taken out at halftime on Sunday for some hamstring tightness, but it looks like it was just a precaution and he should be ready come Friday.

The team headed down to Jamaica a couple days early and US Soccer gives us some quotes from Klinsmann on his reasoning.

Roger Bennett has a good interview with Gene Olaff, the oldest former United States international alive today.  The goalkeeper missed out on the 1950 World Cup because his police superiors denied his request for time off.

A lot of news to report about our Yanks down in Mexico.  Herculez Gomez is on the move again and is now headed to Club Tijuana.  How can any American fan not like this team?  That gives the Xolos eight different Mexican-Americans around the first team.  Also, Tijuana is basically everything that Chivas USA wanted to be when they first joined MLS.

DaMarcus Beasley has been placed on Puebla’s transfer list.  If he is going to another Mexican club, the deal has to be completed before the transfer deadline ends at midnight tonight.

And it appears that Edgar Castillo has caught the eye of some Brazilian teams after his play in Copa Libertadores.  I hope he stays at Tijuana as I like the fact that it has so many Americans and I don’t fully get all the various competitions in Brazil.  It makes it a lot easier to follow (I am looking at you, Freddy).

Tim Howard’s new manager at Everton next season will likely be Roberto Martinez.  It is pretty crazy that four of the top six teams from the Premier League will have new managers in 2013-14.

Congrats to Japan on becoming the first team to qualify for the World Cup.

Here is a post-game interview with Alejandro Bedoya from over the weekend.

The US U-20 team wraps up the Toulon Tournament with a game against South Korea today at 11 AM Eastern.  The game will be shown live on beIN SPORT.  US Soccer also gives us a video on defender Eric Miller.

Samuel Petrone hasn’t played with Mjällby this season due to a knee injury and a Mjällby blog is reporting that he has returned to the US to rehab.

Brian Sciaretta has learned that US U-17 players Shaquell Moore and Ahinga Seleman are currently in Germany on some trials with Hoffenheim and now Werder Bremen.

MLS youth academy product Arie Ammann has signed with Watford’s youth academy.  The goalkeeper’s father, Mike Ammann, is one of the first American goalies to play in England.

And finally, I was unwinding after a long day at work and flipped by TMZ on my TV only to see Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley getting asked a question by some paparazzi.  And here is photographic proof of Michael Bradley smiling on TMZ.  My thoughts on that.  Seriously, the world might end.

Categories: Ahinga Seleman, Alejandro Bedoya, Arie Ammann, Brek Shea, DaMarcus Beasley, Edgar Castillo, Eric Miller, Fabian Johnson, Herculez Gomez, Michael Bradley, Samuel Petrone, Shaquell Moore, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team

Monday night links
   August 27, 2012 (10:15 PM) by Matt Benson

A few things for Monday night.

We already took a quick look across the internet at Geoff Cameron’s debut at Stoke City, but here is a new story/interview with Cameron from Stoke City’s official site.  And here is a post-game video interview with Cameron.

Bayern Munich U-19 German-American Julian Green had an assist on Nikola Jelsic’s bicycle kick goal this weekend and you can check that out right here.

I know some Carlos Bocangera/transfer rumors are slowing beginning, but Rangers might be on the only team in the Scottish Third Division with a third kit.

We posted about Max Morice’s move to Rennes last week, but Greg Seltzer got some quotes from Morice.

We haven’t posted much about Middlesbrough center back Seb Hines since he would need to make a one-time FIFA switch to the US, but we are aware of him.  That said, he scored this weekend and you can see highlights of his goal right here.

And I missed this over the summer, but it looks like Mjällby AIF forward Samuel Petrone is currently on loan with Leiknir Reykjavík in Iceland.  Petrone only appeared in four games with Mjällby last season, but has played in five games with Leiknir Reykjavík since late July.  His loan is for the rest of the 2012 season.

Categories: Carlos Bocanegra, Geoff Cameron, Julian Green, Max Morice, Samuel Petrone, Seb Hines
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Mjällby vs. IFK Göteborg Highlights
   June 18, 2011 (3:29 PM) by Matt Benson

Samuel Petrone came off the bench and played 22 minutes in Mjällby’s 2-0 loss to IFK Göteborg.  Here are some highlights.

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Mjällby vs. Norrköping Highlights
   April 30, 2011 (1:09 PM) by Matt Benson

Samuel Petrone came off the bench for 10 minutes in Mjällby’s 3-0 victory over Norrköping.  Here are some highlights.

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Some links before the weekend
   February 25, 2011 (4:57 PM) by Matt Benson

Today was a frustrating one, but I won’t go into details as you don’t care about my life.   Anyways, here are some things to check out.

The Shin Guardian talked to Alexi Lalas this week to chat about his time in Italy and why we don’t see more Americans in Serie A.  What USMNTer do you see fitting well in Italy?

While there has been talk of Alejandro Bedoya trialing at Birmingham City this week, Brian Sciaretta talked to a Birmingham spokesman who said Bedoya did spend time with the Blues, but he didn’t get official confirmation that it was a trial.  Whether it was an official trial or just training with the team (which are basically the same thing really), he headed back to Sweden today.

Mr. Sciaretta also caught up with forward Sam Petrone to talk about his move to Mjallby.

Defender Amaechi Igwe is slowly coming back from his knee injury and could see time with FC Ingolstadt’s first team in the near future.  Igwe played in a half in a reserve squad match earlier this week.

Charlie Davies admitted to that Bob Bradley was a major influence in his decision to go out on loan at D.C. United.  Basically, Bob told him that he needs playing time if he wants a future with the USMNT.

And finally, the US U-17 team is currently playing Jamaica in the semifinals of the CONCACAF U-17 Championship as I type this.  I believe they are winning 1-0 right now after they scored in the 10th minute.  They have already clinched a spot in the FIFA U-17 World Cup with a win earlier this week, but a CONCACAF Championship would still be nice.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Amaechi Igwe, Charlie Davies, Samuel Petrone
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Monday Night Links
   February 15, 2011 (12:08 AM) by Matt Benson

Finally able to sit down tonight and put up some links from today.

The US U-17 team kicked off the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship with a 3-1 victory over Cuba in their opening group match earlier today.  They next play Panama on Friday to finish off their three-team group play.

US Soccer also has a Q&A up on their site with Jonathan Bornstein.  You can see that right here.

Steven Goff has all the goods on his blog about the various salaries among those in US Soccer for last year (technically March 31, 2009 through April 1, 2010).  Bob Bradley pulled in $818,244 ($600,000 base salary) after some incentives.  I am sure there are some people out there that think that is $818,243 too much.

Brent Latham caught up with Thomas Rongen a few days after the CONCACAF U-20 World Cup Qualifying tournament draw to talk about the team.  Two major points to take away from it:  1) He thinks this is the deepest team ever.  2) Fabian Hurzeler might not be on the team in Guatemala due to school conflicts.

Neil W. Blackmon takes a look at the tough choice ahead (selecting between the US and Honduras) of Andy Najar over at The Yanks Are Coming.

It appears that Northampton Town striker/defender Seb Harris is doing his second loan stint of the season.  The 23-year-old spent some time with English Conference North side Stafford Rangers and now he is with English Conference North club Nuneaton Town.  He got the start and went the full 90 minutes this past weekend in Nuneaton Town’s 1-0 loss to Droylsden.

Brian Sciaretta keeps us updated on the play of Adrian Ruelas since returning to Santos after training with Celtic this past fall.  Ruelas has scored an amazing six goals through four games with Santos’ U-20 team.

And finally, another American could headed to Sweden.  Seton Hall product Samuel Petrone has been offered a contract for the 2011 season with Mjallby after impressing on a week-long trial.

Categories: Adrian Ruelas, Andy Najar, Jonathan Bornstein, Samuel Petrone, Sebastian Harris, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team
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