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A bit of this and that for Wednesday
   January 22, 2014 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson

We had two goal scorers on Tuesday.  Aron Johannsson scored his 20th goal of the season across all competitions in AZ Alkmaar’s 2-0 win over Roda JC in the Dutch Cup (highlights).  Paul Arriola scored again for Dorados in their 3-1 win over Estudiantes Tecos in Copa MX action (highlights).

Stoke City’s website finally announced the Juan Agudelo loan deal yesterday.  According to that link, he/Stoke City have to wait four months from the date of the original work permit appeal hearing (his hearing was in late November) before he can re-apply for a UK work permit.  Grant Wahl also spoke to Agudelo about everything that has gone down this week.  As it says in the Wahl interview, it doesn’t sound highly that he will be able to play this weekend due to paperwork.

Grant Wahl also did a video interview with MLS commissioner Don Garber last week where he talks about a bunch of MLS stuff, including topics like Michael Bradley’s return, Maurice Edu’s potential return and how they haven’t been able to make it work financially to get DaMarcus Beasley back in the league.

Only a couple things USMNT-related for today.  A Q&A with Benny Feilhaber and a video with Brad Davis.

Some injury updates.

Fabian Johnson had to be subbed out of a friendly due to a bruised thigh over the weekend.  Hopefully it was just a precaution.

John Brooks has returned to training individually off to the side with Hertha Berlin.  He picked up his latest knee injury earlier this month.

While it was speculated back in November/December that Jonathan Spector and his thigh injury wouldn’t be able to return until January, it now looks like he won’t be back until the end of February.

Anthony Wallace has been spotted in Sweden trialing with Landskrona BoIS.  Landskrona have already signed Americans Paul Torres and Andrew Stadler this offseason.

Daniel Stevens has signed with FC Viikingit in the Finnish Ykkönen (second tier).  Stevens scored 12 goals last season with BK-46 in the Kakkonen (third tier).

Fulham’s U-21 team has gone unbeaten in 12 games this season with Emerson Hyndman coming off the bench in their latest 1-0 win over West Ham United.

Finally, Tom Marshall introduces us to two Americans (Joel Soñora and Ryan Palmbaum) moving up the ranks with Boca Juniors’ youth system.

Categories: Andrew Stadler, Anthony Wallace, Aron Johannsson, Benny Feilhaber, Brad Davis, DaMarcus Beasley, Daniel Stevens, Emerson Hyndman, Fabian Johnson, Joel Sonora, John Brooks, Jonathan Spector, Juan Agudelo, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Paul Arriola, Paul Torres, Ryan Palmbaum
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Monday morning links
   July 8, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson

If you stayed up late on Friday, you saw the US defeat Guatemala 6-0.  If you missed out on the game, here are the highlights.  I think most people would say that the “breakout” performers were Stuart Holden and Mix Diskerud.  And Jon Arnold was down in San Diego and got some quotes from the second half central midfield duo.

I tweeted out a bunch of stats and facts during/after the game and a few of the interesting ones (at least to me):

* Friday was the 11th time all-time that the US has scored 6+ goals in a single game.

* The US is now 12-0-1 all-time against Guatemala on American soil, including 10 shutouts.

* The US has now won its last five games, tying the longest winning streak in the Klinsmann era.

* Landon Donovan (51 goals) became the fourth CONCACAF player with 50+ goals (also Stern John, Carlos Pavon and Carlos Ruiz).

The Gold Cup started up on Sunday and Martinique shocked Canada with this great goal in stoppage time.  And Panama beat Mexico for the first time ever.  A crazy first day for the Copa Oro.  The US begins its Group C play against Belize on Tuesday at 8 PM Pacific on Fox Soccer.  Josh Gatt has been ruled out for the tournament and Brek Shea has replaced him on the final 23-man roster.

Here is a story on Belize’s manager Ian Mork, a native of Wichita, Kansas.

By the time you read this, it will probably became official, but it looks like Jozy Altidore is headed to Sunderland.  His personal site took down the story on Friday, but AZ’s site has some information up.

Brad Guzan is headed back to Aston Villa for the preseason with a new contract.

Peruvian-American defender/winger Diego Chavarri is taking his talents to Iran with Gostaresh Fooload on loan.  Gostaresh Fooload will be his fifth team since 2011.

LA Galaxy players Charlie Rugg, Kenney Walker and Bryan Gaul are in Sweden to train with Hammarby.  Probably mainly happening since Gregg Berhalter is the manager at Hammarby.

We had some goals this past weekend.  Paul Torres scored his third of the season in Nyköping’s 3-2 win over Umeå in Swedish Division 1 (third tier) action.  Over in Finland, Daniel Stevens scored his seventh of the season in BK-46’s 2-1 loss to EIF.  As always, you can follow along with our goal tracker.  And in the preseason San Diego Clasico between Tijuana and Club America, Paul Arriola scored for Tijuana in a 5-0 win.

And lets end with some more new kits/shirts for the upcoming season.  Since it sounds like Jozy will be at Sunderland, here are their home and away jerseys.  Looking a lot like Sunderland’s home shirt, but with a collar, here is what Brek Shea, Geoff Cameron and Maurice Edu will be wearing in home games with Stoke City.  Jonathan Spector (and Will Packwood hopefully) will be wearing these electronic cigarette-sponsored shirts.  And finally, Eric Lichaj made the move this offseason to Nottingham Forest and has this new red shirt to wear.  I have always been a fan of Forest’s 70s-looking badge.  Speaking of Lichaj, he played in his first preseason friendly with Forest this past weekend.

Categories: Brad Guzan, Brek Shea, Daniel Stevens, Diego Chavarri, Eric Lichaj, Geoff Cameron, Jonathan Spector, Josh Gatt, Jozy Altidore, Maurice Edu, Mix Diskerud, Paul Arriola, Stuart Holden, US Men's National Team
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Thursday morning links
   June 20, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson

A hodgepodge of links for you on this Thursday morning.

I did a quick look at Jozy Altidore’s USMNT goal-scoring streak yesterday.  Josh Gatt also scored a goal yesterday and here are the highlights of that.

We had a couple other goals from Wednesday.  Daniel Stevens scored his sixth goal of the season in BK-46’s 1-0 win over SalPa in Finland.  And in Swedish Division 2 (fourth tier) action, Lester Dewee scored his first of the 2013 season in Bodens BK’s 3-2 loss to Morön.  And you can follow along with our goal tracker.

Jonathan Spector has re-signed with Birmingham City.  And he apparently “spurned” some Premier League interest to re-sign with the Championship side.

Since Oka Nikolov is headed to MLS, Steve Cherundolo is now the longest-serving active one-club man in the Bundesliga.

Want a photo album of random Clint Dempsey photos from the last 10 years?  Here you go.

Tuesday’s USMNT game against Honduras drew a 0.7 rating, which isn’t too bad since it was up against one of the better NBA Finals games in a while (Game 6 of the 2011 NBA Finals is still the best ever and I am only saying that as a Dallas Mavericks fan).

Not that we didn’t already know this, but Michael Bradley is important to the USMNT.

Want to meet the US U-20 team?  Here is a video for you.  Brian Sciaretta talked to Victor Pineda this week, while Danny Garcia signed a homegrown deal with FC Dallas.  The US U-20 team kicks off the U-20 World Cup on Friday at 2 PM Eastern against Spain on ESPN2, WatchESPN and Univision Deportes.

According to this Portuguese report, Tony Taylor may be headed to Cyprus side AC Omonia.  They would be playing in the second qualifying round of Europa League next season.

Junior Flores is headed back to Germany to train with Borussia Dortmund’s U-19 team in July.

Stuttgarter Kickers has extended Royal-Dominique Fennell’s contract through 2015.  Fennell appeared in only 12 games for the German 3. Liga side in 2012-13 due to a groin injury.

Paolo DelPiccolo is still on trial with the Montreal Impact since returning from Germany and recently played in a reserve league match.

USF left back Ben Sweat went on some trials in Europe last summer and he is at it again.  Another Reading United player, Patrick Slogic, is headed to Austria to train.

According to the Mirror (so you know it is 100% true!), Tottenham and Bolton are interested in 18-year-old goalkeeper Charlie Horton.  According to this youtube video from a couple years ago, he was born in England but grew up in the US and was/is committed to North Carolina.

Categories: Ben Sweat, Charlie Horton, Clint Dempsey, Daniel Stevens, Danny Garcia, Jonathan Spector, Josh Gatt, Jozy Altidore, Junior Flores, Lester Dewee, Michael Bradley, Paolo DelPiccolo, Patrick Slogic, Royal-Dominique Fennell, Steve Cherundolo, Tony Taylor, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, Victor Pineda

These were supposed to be the Friday morning links
   April 19, 2013 (11:37 PM) by Matt Benson

But that whole manhunt sort of got in the way.

Greg Seltzer talked to Bob Bradley this week about the chaos of coaching in Egypt.

US Soccer President Sunil Gulati was elected to the FIFA executive committee, beating out Mexican Football President Justino Campeon by one vote.  He will be taking over Chuck Blazer’s old spot.

Freddy Adu has made at least made Bahia’s gameday roster for this weekend’s game.  Adu was also on the BBC’s Football Focus this week.

Brian Sciaretta caught up with Stuart Holden this week to talk about his comeback.  Sheffield Wednesday’s manager Dave Jones also wants to extend Holden’s loan.

While there is a lot of speculation that Jozy Altidore will be sold to a bigger club this summer, Earnie Stewart claims that AZ want to keep Altidore and build around him for next season.

A new American youngster to keep an eye on down in Mexico, Alonso Hernandez, made his debut with Monterrey tonight.

I got a message from Daniel Stevens this week telling me that he is not longer at Kemi Kings in Finland, but he is now at Finnish side BK-46.  They just won their fifth round game in the Suomen Cup.

Categories: Alonso Hernandez, Bob Bradley, Daniel Stevens, Freddy Adu, Jozy Altidore, Stuart Holden, US Men's National Team

A few things for Monday
   July 30, 2012 (5:18 PM) by Matt Benson

There were two goals scored this past weekend for those that don’t know how to scroll down and see the highlights.  Matt Taylor scored for the second straight week in Germany, while Michael Orozco Fiscal scored his first goal of the season for San Luis.

I also posted some highlights of Anthony Brooks and Alfredo Morales in a friendly against Juventus.  It is looking like the U-20 center back, Brooks, could be in the starting lineup for Hertha Berlin in their season opener against Paderborn on Friday.

Also of note from the weekend, Charlie Davies came off the bench in Randers’ 2-1 win and Bobby Wood scored twice for 1860 Munich II in the Regionalliga.  And in Finland, Christian Eissele scored four goals, while Daniel Stevens and Joey Spivack each scored once in Kemi Kings’ 8-0 win over Warkaus.  Once the bigger leagues start up in the next couple weeks, I will bring back the full The OT Report for the weekends.

Rangers manager Ally McCoist said this weekend that Alejandro Bedoya was talking to Swedish side Helsingborgs about a transfer, but Bedoya’s agent denied the report to Yanks Abroad.

Geoff Cameron’s UK work permit appeal hearing has been set for August 8.  Here is a random photo of Cameron in Stoke City training gear.

Chad Barrett will be headed to Norwegian club Vålerenga on loan through the rest of the 2012 season.  Vålerenga also holds the option to buy at the end of the loan.

It looks like Ricardo Clark is headed back to Houston.

The US U-20 team finished fourth in last week’s Milk Cup after losing to Chile in the third place game.

Brian Sciaretta gives us 23 guys he thinks is Jurgen Klinsmann’s favored USMNT sqaud as of today.

I also want to point out that I might be light on posting and tweeting for the rest of this week as I make my annual summer pilgrimage to Chicago starting tomorrow to visit some family and friends (as well as check out Lollapalooza again).

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Alfredo Morales, Bobby Wood, Chad Barrett, Charlie Davies, Christian Eissele, Daniel Stevens, Geoff Cameron, Joey Spivack, John Brooks, Matt Taylor, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Ricardo Clark, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team

A few links for Saturday
   July 14, 2012 (6:40 PM) by Matt Benson

In case you missed it earlier, both Josh Gatt and Conor O’Brien scored goals today.  Daniel Stevens also scored a goal in Kemi Kings’ 2-1 loss to GBK in Finland, but there are no highlights on that one.

While those guys scored in league action, a few Americans found the back of the net in preseason friendly action today.  Matt Taylor scored a goal in Preußen Münster’s 2-0 victory over Hannover 96.  Joe Gyau scored a goal in Hoffenheim’s 3-0 win over SV Stadelhofen.  And Marc Pelosi scored in Liverpool U-18’s 8-1 win over Exeter.

The annual Milk Cup tournament is a favorite on this site and Tab Ramos has named his 18-man roster for this year’s tournament.  The roster includes five players from last year’s team (Cody Cropper, Juan Pablo Ocegueda, Boyd Okwuonu, Walker Zimmerman and Victor Pineda), which finished in third place.  The roster also has forward Mario Rodriguez listed with Kaiserslautern in Germany.  The US’ first game will be next Saturday against Denmark.

We haven’t heard much on Josh Wicks since his departure from IFK Mariehamn in February, but it looks like he has ended up on Icelandic First Division side Thór Akureyri.  Fellow American and ex-teammate from Mariehamn, Joe Funicello, is also on the team.

Categories: Conor O'Brien, Daniel Stevens, Joe Funicello, Joe Gyau, Josh Gatt, Josh Wicks, Marc Pelosi, Mario Rodriguez, Matt Taylor, US U-20 National Team

News and links from around the interwebs
   July 5, 2012 (11:06 PM) by Matt Benson

Where shall we begin?

Stuart Holden has begun light training with Bolton this week.

EPL Talk has the Premier League TV schedule for the first couple months of the season for those of us living in the US.

Bryan Gerzicich has officially re-signed with Israeli Premier League champions Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona.

Sebastian Lletget was recently interviewed by West Ham’s website about training with the first team this preseason.

Both Alfredo Morales and Anthony Brooks have been receiving playing time with Hertha Berlin’s first team this preseason.  Morales played in eight league games with the first team last season, but Brooks was actually demoted from the U-23 team to the U-19 team at the end of last season.  Both should hopefully get a chance at first team playing time with Hertha Berlin in the 2. Bundesliga this year.

Timothy Chandler had an assist in Nurnberg’s latest preseason friendly against Eintracht Bamberg.

Parker Walsh is training with German 2. Bundesliga club Energie Cottbus this week.

A good day for a couple Americans on Finnish side Kemi Kings yesterday.  Christian Eissele recorded a hat trick, while Daniel Stevens scored a brace in Kemi Kings’ 5-0 victory over HauPa.

Former US U-17/U-20 winger Brendan King has signed with League of Ireland Premier Division club Bray Wanderers.  King was taken in the second round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by Portland.

Central defender Mike Jones has signed with Danish First Division side FC Hjørring.  Jones was drafted in the 2011 Supplemental Draft by Sporting Kansas City before landing on New York and appearing in two games last season.

And finally, this video is awesome.

Categories: Alfredo Morales, Brendan King, Bryan Gerzicich, Christian Eissele, Daniel Stevens, John Brooks, Mike Jones, Parker Walsh, Sebastian Lletget, Stuart Holden, Timothy Chandler

News and notes from the weekend
   June 17, 2012 (8:33 PM) by Matt Benson

A few things from the weekend.

Terrence Boyd did an interview with Rapid Vienna’s website (Google Translate to the rescue!).  He also did a welcome to their fans message via Youtube.  And Boyd did Marc Stein’s/Steve Davis’ ESPN podcast this weekend.

I haven’t been doing The OT Report the last couple weekends as only a couple guys are playing (although I am tweeting most of the results, so follow me), but it was a great weekend for Americans in Finland.  Daniel Stevens and Joey Spivack both scored in Kemi Kings’ 5-2 victory over AC Kajaani.  Aaron Wheeler scored his second goal of the season in KooTeePee’s 2-1 loss to PK-35 Vantaa.  And Mike Banner scored his first of the season in Jaro’s 3-2 victory over TPS.  It is pretty tough to find any footage of the goals mentioned above, but I did find the game-winning goal from that Jaro-TPS game, which is a pretty nice goal.

Jurgen Klinsmann doesn’t want to be Tottenham’s manager according to this report.  I don’t see it happening either.

It appears that Amaechi Igwe might be on his way out at Babelsberg.  Igwe appeared in 18 games, starting in 12, last year for the 3. Liga club.

Still no word on where Mike Grella will end up, but his wikipedia page claims it is Notts County, although there is nothing else on the interwebs about this (and anyone can change his wikipedia page).

Categories: Aaron Wheeler, Amaechi Igwe, Daniel Stevens, Joey Spivack, Mike Banner, Mike Grella, Terrence Boyd
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Some random things for Thursday
   July 14, 2011 (4:17 PM) by Matt Benson

Daniel Stevens scored in stoppage time to give Kemi Kings a 2-2 draw over Jeremy Vuolo and AC Oulu in Finland today.

A Clint Dempsey-less Fulham defeated Crusaders 3-1 in the first leg of their Europa League second round draw.  While Alejandro Bedoya was not in the lineup with Örebro SK drawing Sarajevo 0-0 in their Europa League matchup.

Leo Krupnik has signed a new two-year deal with Maccabi Netanya.

Sky Sports is reporting that Norwich City are in talks with Zak Whitbread over a new deal.

I might be back late tonight with some more stuff, but wanted to get this stuff up now.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Clint Dempsey, Daniel Stevens, Jeremy Vuolo, Leo Krupnik, Zak Whitbread

Some last few things before the weekend
   April 8, 2011 (6:35 PM) by Matt Benson

Some nice goals earlier today by Jozy Altidore (I wonder if he is hearing Agudelo’s and Bunbury’s foot steps?) and Alejandro Bedoya.  Both of those highlights can be found in posts below.

Jon Levy of The Yanks Are Coming has an interview up with Clarence Goodson.  They talk about his broken toe and the changing of the guard in the USMNT back line among other things.

Arch Bell is reporting that midfielder Daniel Stevens has signed with Finnish side Kemi Kings in the Ykkonen (Finnish second division).  The 25-year-old midfielder played with FC Buffalo in the National Premier Soccer League last season.

Molde FK’s website has a video interview up with Josh Gatt.  Apparently Gatt is a Charles Woodson fan.  Probably comes from Woodson’s days in Ann Arbor at Michigan since Gatt is a Michigan-native.

While there have been three Americans at Portuguese club Estoril (Tony Taylor, Greg Garza and Bryan Arguez) thanks to Traffic Sports, it looks like Bryan Arguez has returned to the US and will be playing with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers (formerly known as Miami FC) in the NASL this season.

And finally, Steve Cherundolo thinks MLS youngsters should be allowed to leave the MLS to play in Europe.

Categories: Bryan Arguez, Clarence Goodson, Daniel Stevens, Josh Gatt, Steve Cherundolo
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