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Links and other nonsense for Thursday
   February 26, 2015 (2:18 AM) by Matt Benson

A bunch of stuff from the last couple of days.

The US U-17 begins its World Cup qualifying quest on Friday and here is the roster that Richie Williams has called in.  And here are the rosters for all the teams at the tournament.

Brian Sciaretta talked to Williams this week about the roster and qualification.

Will Parchman wrote a lot of words on US U-17 starlet Christian Pulisic.

Club Tijuana’s website has a story up on forward Brandon Vazquez, who I was told by Mr. Parchman was sort of a surprise inclusion to the US U-17 roster.

Herculez Gomez likes scoring goals for Puebla and scored two more in Copa MX action earlier this week (highlights).

Edgar Castillo went the full 90 minutes last night in Atlas’ big 1-0 win over Atletico Mineiro in Copa Libertadores.  How rare was the win?  It was Atletico Mineiro’s first loss at home in Copa Libertadores play since 1978, a run of 20 straight games.

Club America president Ricardo Pelaez would like to see Mexico call-up Ventura Alvarado, but El Tri manager Miguel Herrera recently told some press that other players are ahead of Alvarado in his pecking order.  You know what to do next, Klinsi.

The Toronto Sun’s Kurtis Larson had a nice lengthy interview with Jozy Altidore.

“There were a lot of options,” Altidore said. “People were saying I was forced to Toronto or something like that. I just thought at this point in my life it was something that I was ready to do.

“I was ready for the public opinion and backlash. The project they have here excited me the most.”

Even more than the plethora of opportunities he had on Europe’s mainland.

Altidore explained why he chose Toronto FC over four German clubs, two French sides, two Italian teams and a potential loan move within the Premier League.

But there are a lot of goodies in that interview so go read it.

While he is not playing much for Hamburg, Bayern Munich is at least making money off Julian Green.  According to one report out of Germany, Bayern Munich is getting paid each time Green doesn’t make Hamburg’s gameday roster.  And that has happened a lot this season.

As for some injury news, Aron Johannsson returned to training earlier this week after missing a couple games for AZ Alkmaar.

Tim Ream is also expected to return to training this week after being subbed off last weekend with a back injury.

Brian Sciaretta talked to Josh Gatt about coming back from his knee injuries over the last couple years.  And here is a short video of Gatt sprinting on his knee.

Despite some recent un-Tim Howard-like performances, Roberto Martinez still has Tim Howard’s back.

Jurgen Klinsmann is returning Robbie Rogers’ e-mails again.

After scoring some goals with both Tijuana’s senior team and U-20 team, Club Tijuana’s website has a little story up on Amando Moreno.

It looks like Philadelphia Union’s Austin Berry is being sent out on loan to South Korea’s FC Anyang.

Former DC United and Seattle Sounders forward David Estrada is on trial with Stabæk.

Speaking of the Fighting Bob Bradleys, here is a video interview with Stabæk midfielder Cole Grossman.

And finally, Sky Sports in England won the TV rights to MLS for the first time.

Categories: Amando Moreno, Aron Johannsson, Austin Berry, Brandon Vazquez, Christian Pulisic, Cole Grossman, Edgar Castillo, Herculez Gomez, Josh Gatt, Jozy Altidore, Julian Green, Robbie Rogers, Tim Howard, Tim Ream, US U-17 National Team, Ventura Alvarado
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Thursday odds and ends
   June 30, 2011 (9:21 PM) by Matt Benson

The US U-17 team was knocked out of the U-17 World Cup with a 4-0 loss to Germany earlier today.  Highlights of the melee can be found here.  I did not see any of the game, but it sounds like Germany was in total control.

Brent Latham, reporting from the scene in Mexico, found some bright spots with the US U-17 team now that they are knocked out.  He also has a report about which U-17ers have some European interest.  I saw most of the group play games and the two guys that caught my eye were Alfred Koroma and Mario Rodriguez.

Staying with the youth scene, Greg Seltzer has five guys on European reserve/U-23 teams that we should keep an eye on for this upcoming season, including Will Packwood and Joe Gyau.

University of Louisville defender Austin Berry is currently in Sweden on trial with Örebro SK.  I wonder if they have an “American quota” (not really) with Alejandro Bedoya rumored to be on his way out this summer.

Steve Cherundolo is going to miss most, if not all, of Hannover 96’s training camp due to a torn ligament in his ankle that he picked up in the Gold Cup final.

Jeremiah White was last seen in Europe with GKS Bełchatów in Poland before returning to the US with the hope of joining a MLS team.  After not much luck with the Philadelphia Union, White can now be found in Germany on trial with 2. Bundesliga side Alemannia Aachen.

Steven Goff has a quick little update on Freddy Adu.  The plan is to head back to Benfica for preseason training then see what happens from there (whether that means a loan deal or somehow staying with Benfica).

Matthew over at The Shin Guardian decided to do a rebuttal article to’s Bill Barnwell.  Barnwell wrote an article blasting US Soccer/Bob Bradley over the player selection for the Gold Cup.  It was funny talking to Howie about Barnwell’s article earlier this week, but I could only shake my head and laugh when I saw Barnwell suggest Marvell Wynne for the back line while on twitter during the Gold Cup final.  Oh well.

I’m thinking of starting a thread tomorrow where we can list the best Americans to suit up for the USMNT all-time who have less than 10 caps, so get the hamsters started in your head so you will be ready to go tomorrow.  I am going to flip through a USMNT media guide looking at various players to list either tonight or tomorrow morning.

Categories: Austin Berry, Freddy Adu, Jeremiah White, Joe Gyau, Steve Cherundolo, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood
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