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Thursday morning linkage
   July 18, 2013 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson

Jurgen Klinsmann decided to use all four of his post-group stage roster swaps for the Gold Cup.  Looks like he wants to solidify that back with Matt Besler and Omar Gonzalez.  Ticket sales have increased to 43,000 for Sunday’s doubleheader according to Steven Goff.

Jon Arnold wrote another good interview for the site.  It was with Tony Taylor and talks about his move to Cyprus and playing in Europa League.  You should go read it so Jon will do more of these for the site.  Everyone wins!

The German Regionalliga has already started up and Julian Green scored two goals in a 4-2 win on Wednesday.  And someone decided to create a video of his preseason goals with Bayern Munich’s first team.

Diego Chavarri scored in his Iranian debut with Gostaresh Foolad on Wednesday.  And here is an interview that he did with Marca about being an American playing in Iran.

As I posted yesterday, Sebastian Lletget played well in West Ham’s friendly this week.  And here are some video highlights from the game.  He has one shot at the 4:40 mark and shows off some fancy footwork around the 5:50 mark.

I don’t think I posted this last week, but Danny Williams scored a goal in Reading’s friendly against Jon-Paul Pittman and Wycombe Wanderers.  Here is a photo of Williams from the game.

Tim Ream started at left back for Bolton in a preseason friendly against Rotherham United on Tuesday.

Who needs Jozy Altidore when you have Aron Johannsson?  Johannsson scored two goals and recorded an assist in AZ Alkmaar’s 3-0 win in a friendly against MVV.

Timothy Chandler is back from his knee injury and went 90 minutes in Nurnberg’s 3-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach in a friendly.

Here is a photo of Brad Friedel sporting Tottenham’s new goalkeeper kit from a recent friendly.

Geoff Cameron wants to impress new manager Mark Hughes.

Tyler Ruthven left the club recently and now goalkeeper Bryan Meredith has left Brage and is currently training with the Seattle Sounders.

Cody Cropper is starting the season with Southampton’s U-21 team.

The Charles Renken and Aubrey Perry traveling summer trial/training party is back at Nyköping.

Former US U-20er Victor Garza is on trial with Turkish club Samsunspor.

And Conor Doyle and Derby County have new away kits for this upcoming season.

Categories: Aron Johannsson, Aubrey Perry, Brad Friedel, Bryan Meredith, Charles Renken, Cody Cropper, Conor Doyle, Danny Williams, Diego Chavarri, Geoff Cameron, Julian Green, Sebastian Lletget, Tim Ream, Timothy Chandler, Tony Taylor, Victor Garza

Jozy Altidore is already scoring at Sunderland & other links
   July 11, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson

Jozy Altidore officially became a member of Sunderland on Monday.  And on Tuesday, he was with the team in Italy and scoring a goal in a preseason friendly.  Here is a photo of Jozy from that game.  And here is a story from Sunderland’s website with some quotes from Altidore about signing with the team.

While Jozy has scored four goals in his last four games with the USMNT, Chris Wondow…..I mean Wondolowski has scored four in his last two games.  And in a cool story, Drew Carey donated some money to two charities in order to buy the “Wondowlowski” jersey.

Jurgen Klinsmann told the press after Tuesday’s game that he did not start Stuart Holden, Oguchi Onyewu or Herculez Gomez due to their prior knee injuries and the turf field at Jeld-Wen Field.

US Soccer has added two videos to their YouTube channel this week, field-level highlights from last Friday’s game against Guatemala and a video of Holden breaking down his first career USMNT goal from 2009.

While Jozy is no longer at AZ Alkmaar, here is what Aron Johannsson and AZ will be wearing next year.  Some interesting collars.

Tony Taylor scored another goal for AC Omonia in a preseason friendly against Xanthi Skoda on Tuesday.  Taylor scored last week against Hapoel Tel Aviv and here are highlights from that game (Taylor’s goal is around the 9:40 mark).

Bryan Gerzicich is now at Hapoel Tel Aviv and Brian Sciaretta got some quotes from him about the move.  Sciaretta also talked to Diego Chavarri about his loan move to Iran.

Here is a story from a local Reading paper on Danny Williams.  It also includes this photo of him from training.

The Daily Mail (yeah, I know) is saying Maurice Edu will be making a permanent move back to Bursaspor.  Edu played in only one league game for Stoke City in 2012-13 before going out on loan to Bursaspor and appearing in 11 league games before ending the season with an injury.

Seb Hines hasn’t been participating with Middlesbrough’s preseason as he continues to rehab from knee surgery.

While he likely won’t play much with Bayern Munich’s senior team during the season, Julian Green continues to see the field with the first team during the preseason.

Michael Hoyos is headed to Greece to play with OFI this upcoming season on a season-long loan.  He also wants to play for the US.

Tyler Ruthven is no longer with IK Brage in Sweden.

Want some news on some youth players?  Emerson Hyndman, FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman’s grandson, has signed an extension with Fulham.  And US U-18 midfielder Omar Thompson has signed a professional contract with Wigan Athletic.

Categories: Aron Johannsson, Bryan Gerzicich, Chris Wondolowski, Danny Williams, Diego Chavarri, Emerson Hyndman, Herculez Gomez, Jozy Altidore, Julian Green, Maurice Edu, Michael Hoyos, Oguchi Onyewu, Omar Thompson, Seb Hines, Stuart Holden, Tony Taylor, Tyler Ruthven, US Men's National Team

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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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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A few links for the late night crowd
   July 3, 2012 (1:31 AM) by Matt Benson

For the three other people still awake right now, here are some links (or you are reading this in the morning).

All signs are pointing towards a Michael Bradley move to Roma according to Greg Seltzer.  I guess Monaco made a late move for him, but Mr. Bradley wants to stay in Italy.

No word on what is up with Carlos Bocanegra or Maurice Edu, but Alejandro Bedoya has at least returned to training at Rangers.  He could still transfer out in the future, but who knows as that whole club is a mess right now.

Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton had some nice things to say about teammate Eric Lichaj this week.

Frank Simek is expected to sign a new deal with Carlisle United this week.

Danny Williams is back on the field playing as Joe Gyau and Williams both played in a recent friendly for Hoffenheim.  It also looks like Williams played at center back.

And finally, Diego Chavarri is now playing with CD Cobresol in Peru this season and he scored a nice goal this past weekend (0:45 mark).  A hat tip to Brian Sciaretta for the goal footage.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Danny Williams, Diego Chavarri, Eric Lichaj, Frank Simek, Joe Gyau, Michael Bradley

A few links before the weekend
   April 6, 2012 (6:06 PM) by Matt Benson

A couple links before Easter weekend.

Grant Wahl talked to Tim Ream earlier this week about his crazy first four months of 2012.  I always thought Ream had a good chance of playing time, but never expected him to jump right in there and routinely plug away 90 minutes.

Brian Straus recently caught up with the world’s hottest goal scorer:  Herculez Gomez.

The US will be playing Mexico at the Home Depot Center on April 15.  But this US team will feature USMNT legends such as Cobi Jones, Eric Wynalda and Alexi Lalas, while Mexico will feature Jorge Campos, Jared Borgetti and Luis Hernandez.  I might have to check this out.  Hopefully the scoreline will be 2-0.

Left back/winger Diego Chavarri has a found a new home in Peru with CD Cobresol of the Primera Division.

According to Greg Seltzer, Sacha Kljestan had some admirers in the stands of today’s 0-0 draw to Standard Liège.

And it looks like Andrew Wooten will be dressing with Kaiserslautern’s senior team this weekend against Hoffenheim.

I am going to be gone most of the weekend and away from the computer, so there won’t be a lot of highlights posted and I probably won’t be able to get to The OT Report until very late on Sunday night or until Monday. Enjoy the weekend.

Categories: Andrew Wooten, Diego Chavarri, Herculez Gomez, Sacha Kljestan, Tim Ream

Links and news for Wednesday
   April 27, 2011 (5:19 PM) by Matt Benson

Got to give it up for Clint Dempsey and his two goals for Fulham today (highlights here).  BBC Sport has a game report up that also contains some post-game audio from Deuce.

There is a report out of Birmingham, England this morning that Aston Villa are still interested in making Michael Bradley’s loan deal a permanent move despite the lack of playing time.  I find that interesting since if they really liked him, why isn’t he making the gameday roster/bench?

David Smith caught up with Timothy Chandler to talk about his time with the USMNT in March.  Who was one player that Chandler was impressed with?  Clint Dempsey.

Greg Seltzer talked to Oguchi Onyewu this week about the chance to win some trophies with FC Twente.  They also talked about the upcoming Gold Cup and deciding on his future.

I know Zak Whitbread was pulled out of Norwich City’s game this past weekend due to injury, but didn’t know what he injured exactly.  It looks to be a hip injury, but I can’t find anything on the seriousness of the injury.

CONCACAF finally re-submitted its new (technically old) World Cup qualification process to FIFA to get approved.  Under this process, CONCACAF would return back to the Hexagonal in the final round (welcome back Columbus/Azteca vs. Mexico), plus the US wouldn’t enter the qualification process until the semifinal round (goodbye home-and-home series against some island countries that we crush 7-1).

I posted last week that Devann Yao signed a deal with a team in Belgian second division and it looks like his contract will go through the 2013 season.  So congrats to him for finally finding a home and landing a deal that lasts longer than one season.

Brian Sciaretta’s twitter has been chatting about Diego Chavarri a lot recently.  The 22-year-old winger/left back (Candidate #818279 in “First Great American Leftback!”?) was born New York and currently plays with Sporting Cristal in Peru.  Rumors on the interwebs over the last couple of days have him linked to Vitesse in Holland.

Categories: Clint Dempsey, Devann Yao, Diego Chavarri, Michael Bradley, Oguchi Onyewu, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team, Zak Whitbread