A bunch of random stuff for you before the weekend.
RB Leipzig’s website officially announced the signing of Terrence Boyd yesterday.
As Howie posted yesterday, Matt Besler and DeAndre Yedlin are getting some interest from Europe after their play in the World Cup.
According to Brian Sciaretta, Aron Johannsson is set to have ankle surgery before the start of the Eredivisie season. It is unclear when he picked up the injury or how long he will be out.
Cody Cropper signed a new one-year deal with Southampton.
Puebla are trying to re-sign DaMarcus Beasley. According to Eric Gomez, Puebla initially thought Beasley was asking for too much money but were impressed with his play in the World Cup.
Alejandro Bedoya gave all his USMNT teammates a nice gift after the World Cup.
Could Jermaine Jones be hinting at a move to MLS?
It sounds like Jurgen Klinsmann will be looking at a lot of younger players over the next year when it comes to the USMNT.
“A good thing about this next year is that we kind of have the opportunity to see a lot of young players coming to our platform, coming to the senior team,” said Klinsmann. “We can give them time to show where they are up to right now.
“The experienced players, or the older players, we can tell them for the next couple of months: ‘Go play in your club environment, we know you inside out anyway, we know what you bring to the table. But right now maybe there’s time for the next couple of friendlies that come up and over the next year that we want to see the young players grow and see how they can make it.’”
Greg Seltzer is hearing that at least one Eredivisie team and Genk are interested in Sacha Kljestan as well as Olympiacos.
Stuart Holden will continue to work out with Bolton despite not being under contract. He will be allowed to play in any friendly, under-21 or development squad games but if he gets healthy again and Bolton want him back with the first team then he would have to sign a new deal.
A possible good sign on the Shawn Parker front? He lists Germany and US for his nationality on Augsburg’s website.
Here are some photos of Junior Flores and Joe Gyau in action with Borussia Dortmund’s U-23 team. Mario Rodriguez scored two goals for Borussia Mönchengladbach against Dortmund in this friendly.
Are you buying a Tijuana/Paul Arriola jersey this year? Heads up that he switched numbers from #47 to a more squad-friendly #20.
Tyrone McCargo is no longer with Nurnberg’s U-23 team. He is now with SK Austria Klagenfurt in the Austrian Regionalliga Mitte (third tier).
Adam Henley has returned to Blackburn Rovers early before training camp to finish rehabbing his ankle injury before the season starts.
Europa League started back up this week. Pablo Punyed went 90 in Stjarnan’s 4-0 win over Bangor City. A Mix Diskerud-less Rosenborg defeated Jelgava 4-0. Jordan Seabrook came off the bench for 21 minutes in VPS’s 2-1 win over Brommapojkarna.
Alfred Koroma has had an impressive start with Fluminese’s reserve team.
I don’t know if this link will work for everyone, but for those of you that missed PBS’s documentary on Bob Bradley, here you go.
This will probably be the best World Cup analysis you read during the entire tournament.
And finally, one of the guys I hung out with during the World Cup put together a compilation video of the trip down to Brazil. Hopefully this weekend I can sit down and type up a post with a bunch of my photos and stories from the trip. It really was a once in a lifetime trip. If you are even on the fence about going to Russia in 2018, you need to go.