A bunch of things that will hopefully pass some time while you are at work on Friday.
Franco Panizo recently talked to Stuart Holden about his recovery process. Holden is also switching numbers from #8 to #22 next year.
Another injured Yank, Robbie Rogers, is closer to full recovery as well and is headed back to Leeds for preseason.
It looks like Carlos Bocanegra is going to reject having his contract transfer over to the new Rangers 2.0 company.
Scunthorpe United manager Alan Knill has confirmed that the club has made an offer to Mike Grella.
According to Greg Seltzer, Stoke City have begun talks with the Houston Dynamo over a fee for Geoff Cameron.
Mathew Wagner recently talked to Steve Clark about his work permit fiasco and Hønefoss’ season so far in 2012.
Brian Sciaretta has an interview up with Omid Namazi, an American who is an assistant coach with Iranian national team.
Chris Wright has made the move from Magdeburg to fellow German Regionalliga side Berliner AK 07.
And Matt Taylor has left Paderborn for German 3. Liga club Preußen Münster. They have already started their preseason and he has scored a few goals already. He will be looking to regain his 3. Liga form from 2010-11 when he scored 17 goals for Rot Weiss Ahlen (tied for the third most in the 3. Liga).
Andrew Wooten and Kaiserslautern have also started up their preseason with a few games, including a 2-0 win over SVN Zweibrücken. Wooten has been getting some starts up top in a 4-4-2.
Tyrone McCargo has been promoted from Nurnberg’s U-19 team to their U-23 team, meaning he will be playing in the Regionalliga this upcoming season (which means we can follow him a little bit better).
A few guys in Finland played on Thursday. Daniel Antunez went the full 90 minutes in Inter Turku’s 4-0 loss to MYPA. Etchu Tabe went the full 90 minutes in KuPS’ 3-0 loss to TPS. And Mason Trafford went the full 90 minutes in IFK Mariehamn’s 1-0 win over Haka.
In case you missed it on Wednesday, Josh Gatt assisted on Molde’s first goal in their 4-3 win over Rosenborg in the NM Cupen. You can check out some highlights here.
And finally, some more new kits for the 2012-13 season. I know he is the goalkeeper, but Neal Kitson’s Northampton Town have some new home and away kits. And in the event Villyan Bijev goes back out on loan to Fortuna Düsseldorf next season, they also have some new home and away kits. I like the red/home shirt.