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Finally getting back to some links
   June 14, 2013 (12:53 AM) by Matt Benson

A few more USMNT tidbits before moving onto more club-based links.  The US-Panama game was the second-highest rated US qualifier ever on ESPN.  While it was only a 0.8, it was also a 10 PM Eastern start time on a Tuesday night.  Not bad.

It is starting to look like the US won’t be playing its road qualifier at the “lovely” concrete field at Saprissa when they travel to Costa Rica in September.  The stadium is not good enough for FIFA, who recently inspected Costa Rica’s stadium since they are hosting the Women’s U-17 World Cup there in 2014, so the US could be playing at Costa Rica’s new national team stadium in San Jose.

Mexico announced its roster for the Gold Cup, and as expected due to the Confederations Cup, it is a pretty weak roster.  It also features to Mexican-Americans in Miguel Ponce and the recently-found-out-be-an-American Isaac Brizuela.

The U-20 World Cup begins next Friday and Brian Sciaretta talked to Oscar Sorto while Ryan Bacic caught up with Danny Garcia.

Bob Bradley has Egypt one step closer to Brazil with a recent win over Zimbabwe.  And here is an extended look at the documentary on Bob Bradley on Egypt.

As for Michael Bradley, he now knows who his manager will be next season.  Rudi Garcia won the double (Ligue 1 and Coupe de France) in 2010-11 with Lille.

A couple new uniforms came out this week.  Here is Brad Guzan showing off Aston Villa’s new goalkeeper kit for next season.  And here is what Conor Doyle will hopefully wear a few more times on the field next season for Derby County.

If you are a regular of this site, you know that there was a little bit of chatter last week about Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest.  Well, it is picking up steam.

Greg Seltzer is hearing that the Ukrainian team interested in Jozy Altidore is Dinamo Kyiv.

Tim Ream’s agent also shot down some rumors to Seltzer about a possible Middlesbrough transfer.

DaMarcus Beasley was not sent to another Mexican league team before last week’s Liga MX draft/transfer deadline.  Puebla’s president recently tweeted that there is a 50 percent chance that they re-sign Beasley.

Another American who didn’t go anywhere in Mexico was Jonathan Bornstein.  Honduras’ favorite US player is still playing the waiting game and looking over his options.

Goalkeeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell has made the move from Vitoria Setubal to fellow Portuguese Primeira Liga side Gil Vicente.

Another player who made a move within his league is Bryan Gerzicich.  The defensive midfielder has switched from Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona to Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel.

The New York Cosmos have signed Jemal Johnson (not to be confused with Jamel Johnson).  Jemal last played in Europe for Tamworth in England before ending last season with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.  I love looking as his wikipedia page.  So many different teams.  Octavio Dotel is impressed.

Greg Seltzer has some info on Tony Taylor as he is looking for a new home.

Goalkeeper Ethan Horvath, who has been training at Molde FK for a while, has signed a pre-contract with the Norwegian club and will sign a professional deal with the club once the window opens up in July.

While most of the bigger leagues are shut down at the moment, we still have seen goals in the last week from Christian Eissele, Chukwudi Chijindu and Jordan Seabrook.  Keep track of the lower leagues this season with our goal tracker.

And finally, with one game still left to go in the Polish II Liga (third tier), David Paul and Puszcza Niepołomice have earned promotion and will be playing in the I Liga next season.

Categories: Bob Bradley, Brad Guzan, Bryan Gerzicich, Caleb Patterson-Sewell, Christian Eissele, Chukwudi Chijindu, Conor Doyle, DaMarcus Beasley, Danny Garcia, David Paul, Eric Lichaj, Ethan Horvath, Isaac Brizuela, Jemal Johnson, Jonathan Bornstein, Jordan Seabrook, Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Miguel Angel Ponce, Oscar Sorto, Tim Ream, Tony Taylor, US Men's National Team

A little news roundup for Tuesday
   June 28, 2011 (10:00 PM) by Matt Benson

So there looks to be something with Jozy Altidore’s tweet from yesterday as Greg Seltzer talked to AZ Alkmaar technical director (and former USMNT player) Earnie Stewart, who confirmed talks between the Dutch club and the 21-year-old forward.

“We are in talks with Jozy,” Stewart told “He’s a good player and we have interest in him, but we’ll have to see if it can work out. That can only happen if one of our strikers leave.”

Seltzer also got some quotes from Babajide Ogunbiyi’s people about his possible move to German side Karlsruher SC.  It sounds like it depends on how much money Viborg FF is going to ask for regarding the transfer fee.

Tom Davis of Fort Wayne’s The News-Sentinel talked to hometown boy DaMarcus Beasley about his move to Mexico.

American-born (and dual citizen) defender Miguel Angel Ponce is inching closer to selecting Mexico as his national team as he was selected to Mexico’s roster for this summer’s Copa America.  For those following his career, this is not a total shock since he would lose his spot at Chivas de Guadalajara since the club only fields Mexican nationals.  But there goes another left back. . .

2010 Hermann Award finalist Colin Rolfe is getting some interest from Norwegian side Fredrikstad after impressing during a week-long training stint with the club.  No contract has been offered as of yet, but it sounds like he turned some heads while over there.

The New York Times e-mailed Sunil Gulati about Bob Bradley’s future and got the following response.

His answer (in an email response) was, “We’ll have something to say later this week.” U.S. Soccer officials later said that Gulati’s one sentence response was not intended to imply that he was planning to make a coaching change.

While most people are not a fan of Bob right now, I still think Sunil will stick with him.  That said, if there was ever a time to make a change, right now is probably the best chance before World Cup qualification begins next summer.

Brian Sciaretta talked to Sebastien Ibeagha about the chance to play in the 2012 Olympics in London.

There is a report out of England this week that former Manchester United legend and current Molde FK manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has recommended to Sir Alex Ferguson to take a look at Josh Gatt and Sean Cunningham.  I know the story says “trial”, but I am guessing it would be more of a “training” session.  Everything is a “trial” these days.

Howie posted some news on Preston Zimmerman and Johann Smith last week.  As for a little update on them.  Preston played and assisted on a goal against his former club Mainz II in a preseason friendly today.  And trialist Johann Smith scored Offenbach Kickers’ third goal in a 16-0 (yes, 16-0) victory in their preseason friendly earlier today.

Categories: Babajide Ogunbiyi, Colin Rolfe, DaMarcus Beasley, Johann Smith, Josh Gatt, Jozy Altidore, Miguel Angel Ponce, Preston Zimmerman, Sean Cunningham, Sebastien Ibeagha, US Men's National Team
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