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A bunch of links for Tuesday
   April 15, 2014 (12:57 AM) by Matt
 

A lot of things to check out.

US Soccer’s website has a bunch of goodies from the last couple of days.  They stopped by Toronto to do a little Q&A action with Michael Bradley.  They also have the latest Road to the Roster podcast up with Jurgen Klinsmann.  He talks about the Mexico friendly and Jozy Altidore among other things.  And they also have a Q&A up with World Cup hopeful DeAndre Yedlin.

The US U-20 team is down in Texas for the Dallas Cup and is already 2-0-0 after the first two games.  They kicked things off with a 3-2 win over River Plate.  Here is a photo of Ben Spencer celebrating after scoring one of the goals.  On Monday, the team defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0.  Here is a photo of Tijuana and US U-20 teammates Paul Arriola and Amando Moreno celebrating the win.  The US leads Group C with six points and will play Tigres on Wednesday as they look to advance to the semifinals.

While we are on the topic of the U-20 team, Brian Sciaretta caught up with Rubio Rubin before the Dallas Cup to talk about the tournament and joining FC Utrecht.  Rubin turned 18 in March, allowing him to sign a professional contract, but Utrecht can’t register his contract until July 1.

We had some goals this past weekend in Europe.  Alfredo Morales scored his first of the season in a 2-1 loss.  Juan Agudelo scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in Utrecht’s 2-1 win.  And Michael Farfan came off the bench and scored the game-tying goal in Cruz Azul’s 2-2 draw.  The goal earned Farfan a spot on Medio Tiempo’s Team of the Week as a sub.

Back to Agudelo for a second.  Word on the street is that Stoke City manager Mark Hughes flew to Holland to watch him play this past weekend.  And Stoke City will be looking to get a second appeal on his UK work permit at the end of this month or the beginning of May.

Just in case people forgot, Jozy Altidore is one of the good guys.

ESPN FC’s Alex Labidou wrote some words (or typed them) after talking to FC Nantes’ Alejandro Bedoya.

Stuart Holden talked to the fine folks over at Fox Sports about trying to recover from yet another knee injury.  Stu’s sock game was on point.

Here is a really short film on Clint Dempsey by Degree Men, which was apparently directed by Mad Men’s Jon Hamm.  Dempsey also scored two goals this past weekend, giving him six on the season in only 303 minutes in MLS play after scoring only once in 922 minutes last year with Seattle.

A few guys saw the field on Monday.  After battling some swelling in his knee, Danny Williams returned to Reading’s starting lineup and played 61 minutes in a 1-1 draw.  Bobby Wood came off the bench, played 24 minutes and picked up a yellow card in 1860 Munich’s 4-2 loss to Dynamo Dresden.

Over in Sweden, Matt Pyzdrowski went 90 minutes between the sticks while Eric Pothast played 45 minutes and picked up a yellow card in Ängelholm’s 3-2 win over Jönköpings Södra.  And Alex Horwath started at goalkeeper and Brandon McDonald came off the bench for the final two minutes in Ljungskile’s 0-0 draw to Landskrona, which had Andrew Stadler and Paul Torres each go 90 minutes.

So I have decided to learn how to make GIFs since sometimes they are easier to post/watch than some of these weird video players that some highlight sites use (plus GIFs are just awesome).  I practiced a bunch this weekend making a few of the goals scored in MLS play by some World Cup hopefuls, so here they are:  Clint Dempsey 1, Clint Dempsey 2, Chris Wondolowski, Maurice Edu and Kyle Beckerman.  It is a learning process as I try to figure out size and quality while not trying to make these 10 MB files, but it went better than I expected.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Alex Horwath, Alfredo Morales, Amando Moreno, Andrew Stadler, Ben Spencer, Bobby Wood, Brandon McDonald, Chris Wondolowski, Clint Dempsey, Daniel Williams, DeAndre Yedlin, Eric Pothast, Jozy Altidore, Juan Agudelo, Kyle Beckerman, Matt Pyzdrowski, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Michael Farfan, Paul Arriola, Paul Torres, Rubio Rubin, Stuart Holden, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team
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Ängelholm vs. Falkenberg Highlights
   November 2, 2013 (7:30 PM) by Matt
 

In the final game of his loan deal, Bobby Warshaw scored a goal in Ängelholm’s 4-2 loss to Falkenberg.  That gives Warshaw eight goals in nine league games in Sweden.  Matt Pyzdrowski also started at goalkeeper for Ängelholm.  Here are some highlights with Warshaw’s goal coming at the 2:32 mark.

 
Categories: Bobby Warshaw, Highlights, Matt Pyzdrowski
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Ängelholm vs. Hammarby Highlights
   October 27, 2013 (10:40 PM) by Matt
 

Bobby Warshaw scored yet again this weekend, giving him seven goals in eight league games since going on loan to Ängelholm.  Matt Pyzdrowski also started for Ängelholm in this 3-2 victory over Hammarby.  Here are some highlights, including Warshaw’s goal at the 0:45 mark.

 
Categories: Bobby Warshaw, Highlights, Matt Pyzdrowski
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Ängelholm vs. Ljungskile Highlights
   October 6, 2013 (2:16 PM) by Matt
 

Bobby Warshaw scored his fourth goal of the season on Saturday in Ängelholm’s 2-0 win over Ljungskile.  Matt Pyzdrowski also picked up the clean sheet.  Here are the highlights, including Warshaw’s goal.

 
Categories: Bobby Warshaw, Highlights, Matt Pyzdrowski
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Ängelholm vs. Örgryte Highlights
   September 27, 2013 (4:07 PM) by Matt
 

Bobby Warshaw has now scored goals on consecutive Fridays.  Warshaw got the start and netted the game-tying goal in this 1-1 draw in Sweden.  Matt Pyzdrowski also went 90 minutes between the sticks for Ängelholm.  Here is Warshaw’s goal.

 
Categories: Bobby Warshaw, Highlights, Matt Pyzdrowski
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Ängelholm vs. Örebro Highlights
   September 20, 2013 (3:35 PM) by Matt
 

Bobby Warshaw found the back of the net in injury time to help secure a point in Ängelholm’s 1-1 draw to Örebro on Friday.  Matt Pyzdrowski also went the full 90 minutes between the sticks for Ängelholm.  Here are the highlights.

 
Categories: Bobby Warshaw, Highlights, Matt Pyzdrowski
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Ängelholm vs. GIF Sundsvall Highlights
   August 28, 2013 (2:30 PM) by Matt
 

Bobby Warshaw got his first start since being loaned out Ängelholm and scored in his debut, a 2-2 draw to GIF Sundsvall.  Matt Pyzdrowski also got the start for Ängelholm.  Here are the highlights.

 
Categories: Bobby Warshaw, Highlights, Matt Pyzdrowski
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Swedish keeper updates and other links
   March 5, 2013 (12:02 AM) by Matt
 

We have Swedish goalkeepers in the news.

Brian Edwards announced his retirement over the weekend at the age of 28.  Edwards had spent the last two seasons in Sweden with Degerfors IF, leading them to a fifth place finish in the Superettan in 2011.

While we lost one goalkeeper in Sweden, we were treated with the return of Matt Pyzdrowski to the field in Angelholms FF’s 1-1 draw to Mjällby in the Svenska Cupen.  Pyzdrowski had his 2012 season cut short in July after being shut down due to concussions.  Here is a story (with video) about his return from last month and it looks like he is wearing a Petr Cech-type rugby headgear.

Staying in Sweden, but not with a goalie, here is a video interview with Alejandro Bedoya about re-signing with Helsingborg.

Remember when I thought out loud that maybe the USMNT should give Edgar Castillo a look at left back while moving Fabian Johnson to midfield if Castillo continues to play well?  Well, that idea can be put on hold as Castillo will miss the next 30 days after having surgery on some broken bones in his face.

Speaking of the USMNT, Steven Goff is hearing that rumored friendly against Germany for June 2 will be at RFK Stadium.  And then he lists some memorable USMNT games held at RFK Stadium.  You can also look at our USMNT All-Time Scores list (shameless plug!) to sort for all the games played in Washington, D.C.

And staying with the shameless plug theme, don’t forget that we are trying to track goals for 2013 with our goal tracker.  Both things I just plugged can always be found by using the “goals” or “usmnt” links in the navigation bar above.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Brian Edwards, Edgar Castillo, Matt Pyzdrowski, US Men's National Team
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Some linkage for the week
   October 25, 2012 (9:57 PM) by Matt
 

A few odds and ends from the week.

CONMEBOL came out yesterday claiming that the 2016 Copa America would be hosted in the US featuring teams from both CONMEBOL and CONCACAF.  As of today, both CONCACAF and US Soccer have stated that nothing has been finalized.

Landon Donovan is always an open person when it comes to interviews, almost too open.  Donovan gave another open interview to Roger Bennett earlier this week, where he thinks his chances of playing in the 2014 World Cup is “50-50″.

Ravi Ubha has a nice story up on Charlie Davies’ recent career path.

Grantland’s Graham Parker decided to do a write up on recent USMNTer Alan Gordon.

Greg Seltzer looks at some potential records that could be broken by some Americans playing overseas.

Grant Wahl recently talked to Brad Friedel about the goalkeeper situation at Tottenham.  The quote that I found the most interesting.

I think the media over here wanted to make it that it was this big fight between Hugo and myself and the manager, and there was never a big fight. The fact is, Tottenham have been looking for the last year and a half for a long-term No. 1 goalkeeper. I don’t think they envisioned what my fitness levels would be at this age, and I sort of surprised myself.

Matt Pyzdrowski hasn’t played with Angelholm since late July (and has been shut down for the season) due to concussions, but the 26-year-old goalkeeper has signed a two-year extension with the Swedish club.

Staying with the goalkeeper theme, this Norwegian site rates Steve Clark as the eighth best player in the Tippeligaen this season.  Josh Gatt is sitting at #18.

 
Categories: Alan Gordon, Brad Friedel, Charlie Davies, Josh Gatt, Landon Donovan, Matt Pyzdrowski, Steve Clark, US Men's National Team
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Late night hump day link action
   August 22, 2012 (10:33 PM) by Matt
 

I am sure that post title will attract some fun Google search key words.

The big news of the day was BeIN Sport announcing that it bought the TV rights to all the US road World Cup qualifiers (minus the potential game against Mexico at Azteca in the Hex) for the rest of this cycle.  BeIN Sport is the new Al-Jazeera backed TV station which has been buying up all of GolTV’s old rights (i.e. La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1).  This means no more PPV/closed circuit games for the US during qualification.  BeIN Sport is already on DirecTV and Dish Network and hopefully should be picked up by cable providers in the future (I am looking at you Time Warner Cable).  Steven Goff has all the details right here, plus some other information on the upcoming September camp.

A couple days after Rangers manager Ally McCoist claimed that Ipswich Town made a bid on Maurice Edu, Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell denied the claim.

Brian Straus recently caught up with Jozy Altidore about his great start to the season.

Birmingham City manager Lee Clark had some nice words about Jonathan Spector and Will Packwood.

I am a week late on this, but Sporting CP have left Oguchi Onyewu off their Europa League roster and there is some speculation that he could be on his way out of the club.

Marcus Hahnemann was on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast radio show earlier today and claimed that he is in the process of moving his family to Seattle.  No word if he is done playing or if he has another job lined up.

Greg Seltzer decided to make some bold predictions on some Americans in Europe for this season.

Tom Marshall is reporting that the USMNT might be looking at Mexican-American goalkeeper Cirilo Saucedo who currently plays at Club Tijuana.

Sticking with goalkeepers, Matt Pyzdrowski has been missing time with Swedish side Angelholms FF due to a concussion and now he has been ruled out for the rest of the season.  His latest concussion was his third in the last six months.  He made a statement, which you can read right here.

After a couple trials across England/Scotland the past couple months, Anton Peterlin is now back in the US and on trial with the Colorado Rapids.

While Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht lost in Champions League action on Tuesday, Bryan Gerzicich’s Ironi Kiryat Shmona lost 2-0 to BATE, but Gerzicich did not play due to a torn meniscus.

 
Categories: Anton Peterlin, Bryan Gerzicich, Cirilo Saucedo, Jonathan Spector, Jozy Altidore, Marcus Hahnemann, Matt Pyzdrowski, Maurice Edu, Oguchi Onyewu, Sacha Kljestan, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood
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