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An assortment of links for Wednesday
   August 21, 2013 (2:07 AM) by Matt Benson
 

We found out on Monday that Steve Cherundolo needed another surgery on his left knee, but now it is looking like it won’t be as bad as first thought.

“The very short operation was today,” Hannover press officer Alex Jacob told YA on Tuesday. “The doctor cut a small scar tissue. Stevie will be back soon.”

Greg Seltzer was told the same thing and heard that Mix Diskerud picked up a small knock over the weekend and he should be available to play this week.

Alejandro Bedoya picked up a calf injury and is questionable for Nantes’ game against PSG on Sunday.

Five Americans played in Tijuana’s 3-2 win over Victoria in CONCACAF Champions League.  Paul Arriola opened up the scoring in the 10th minute (highlights).

While Landon Donovan told us that he is starting to get offers from outside the US for once his contract expires with the Galaxy, Greg Seltzer is starting to hear that some of that interest is coming from Italy, possibly even AC Milan.

Shawn Barry went the full 90 minutes and scored a goal in LASK Linz’s 2-0 win over SV Wallern in Austria on Tuesday.

Brian Sciaretta thinks Fabian Johnson’s best position for the USMNT is at midfield rather than leftback, so he dives into that topic.

Sciaretta also talked to Emerson Hyndman about playing with Fulham’s youth academy.

Joe-Max Moore will be inducted into the US Soccer Hall of Fame in October and spoke to Your Daily Cowboys Football Fix for an interview.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Emerson Hyndman, Fabian Johnson, Landon Donovan, Mix Diskerud, Paul Arriola, Shawn Barry, Steve Cherundolo
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Sort of a pre-game primer & links thing
   July 16, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

The US has its last Gold Cup group stage game tomorrow against Costa Rica at 8 PM Eastern on Fox Soccer.  The US can win Group C with a win or draw and would likely face Martinique in the quarterfinals.  A loss would match them against Honduras in the quarterfinals.

Here are the official US Soccer game notes.  The US is 12-12-6 all-time against Costa Rica, although hold a 5-0-1 mark against the Ticos in the Gold Cup.  Landon Donovan is the only player on the current roster with a goal against Costa Rica.  And the last player to score on Costa Rica was Clint Dempsey during the Snow Clasico in March.  Costa Rica has gone 704 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal.  Hopefully that ends today.

Grant Wahl was at today’s press conference and gave us some goodies.  Jurgen Klinsmann plans on using his best squad instead of experimenting with lineups with a quarterfinal slot already in hand.  He also thinks Chris Wondolowski will start since he usually brings a starter to the pre-game press conference and Wondo was there on Monday.  And Klinsi decided to troll the Costa Rica fans.

US Soccer’s YouTube channel gives us the latest video on Tony Beltran.  And equipment manager Jesse Bignami instagrammed this great photo from today’s training.

I did a bunch of numbers and facts on Sunday about the USMNT and Wondo’s great run of play as of late.  Elias also added a couple things on Wondo.

Grant Wahl confirmed the game time for September’s World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica.  It will be on September 6 at 8 PM Eastern on BeIN Sport.

The injury bug hit on Monday.  First we heard that Fabian Johnson picked up an ankle injury.  Hopefully he should return by the end of the week.  Then the horrible news about Josh Gatt being out for the rest of the Norwegian season due to an upcoming knee surgery.  Then late in the day, I found out that Jonathan Spector fractured his right cheekbone during a behind-closed-doors training match against MK Dons last week.

I did some cleaning up of our goal tracker last night.  Found some more goals of guys in lower leagues that we missed.  Plus I found a couple decent YouTube channels with Finnish league highlights, so I linked a few more goals that we were missing.  If you ever find a highlight or know we are missing a goal, please let us know.

Terrence Boyd and Rapid Vienna were already knocked out of the Austrian Cup on Sunday in penalties to Shawn Barry and LASK Linz.  Boyd came off the bench and made his penalty, while Barry went the full 120 minutes of Linz.

Also over the weekend, Bobby Wood continues his strong push for playing time/starting spot with an assist in 1860 Munich’s 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen.  Here are some highlights, including Wood’s assist around the 1:40 mark.

While some reports came out last week that Tottenham transfer-listed Clint Dempsey, his agent says that he is not being shopped around.  And I don’t know if I posted this last week or not, but Dempsey was second on Tottenham only to Gareth Bale in fewest minutes played across all competitions per goals+assists.

A few more links to add about Jozy Altidore’s move to Sunderland.  I know there has been some discussion in our comments about how many goals would equal success in people’s eyes for Jozy, but Greg Seltzer is guessing 12 goals in league play for Altidore in 2013-14.  If you can understand the accents, here are some Sunderland fans commenting on Sunderland’s moves, including Jozy.  And here is short video interview with Altidore.

Everton have signed 23-year-old goalkeeper Joel Robles and Roberto Martinez has “warned” Tim Howard that he has to fight for his starting spot.

And staying with goalkeepers, Caleb Patterson-Sewell talked to Andy Schreur about his move to Gil Vicente.

I haven’t done a shameless plug roundup in a while so here I go.  Are you following me on Twitter?  How about Howie or Jon?  Did you also know that we are on Facebook and you can “like” us?  So do that now.  And you should probably also buy one of our Sacha Kljestan mustache shirts.  They are great and only $20 (That is including shipping too!  So you can just tell yourself that the shirt is only really $15).

Speaking of Twitter, I asked for some new music suggestions and a bunch of people told me some things to check out.  Some of the ones that I have listened to so far and liked include Bonbo and Chvrches.  Yay for social media!

 
Categories: Caleb Patterson-Sewell, Chris Wondolowski, Clint Dempsey, Fabian Johnson, Jonathan Spector, Josh Gatt, Jozy Altidore, Shawn Barry, Terrence Boyd, Tim Howard, Tony Beltran, US Men's National Team
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Some Tuesday night stuff
   May 24, 2011 (11:02 PM) by Matt Benson
 

I was busy at work for most of the day, but are we done over-reacting over the USMNT roster?

That said, Matthew of The Shin Guardian fame does a good job breaking down some on-the-field stuff with regards to Bob’s selections.  He knows a lot more technical aspects of the game than me, so go read that here.

I know there has been some online chatter that some teams in Germany might be interested in Jonathan Spector, but West Ham have offered him a new contract.  If he takes it, he would have a good shot at a lot of playing time in the Championship.

It is starting to look like you can cross off Miguel Ponce for a possible candidate on First Great American Left Back! The 22-year-old, who was born in Sacramento, California, was recently selected by Mexico for their preliminary squad for this summer’s Copa America.

Stuart Holden was named Bolton Wanderers’ Player of the Year at Sunday night’s awards night following their last game of the season.  Congrats to him on the honor.

Defender Shawn Barry made his debut with Austrian Bundesliga side LASK Linz this past weekend, playing 61 minutes as a midfielder.  The 21-year-old had appeared in 15 games, scoring two goals, with LASK Juniors in the Austrian Regionalliga before getting the call-up to the senior team.  Linz have one more game left on the schedule, but have already clinched relegation to the Austrian Football First League.

And finally, Charles Kazlauskas and Helmond Sport have one more two-legged playoff to determine whether they will be promoted to the Eredivisie or if they will stay in the Eerste Divisie next season.  They will host the first game against Excelsior on Thursday and make the return trip to Rotterdam on Sunday.

 
Categories: Charles Kazlauskas, Jonathan Spector, Shawn Barry, Stuart Holden, US Men's National Team
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