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Links and whatnot for Tuesday
   October 27, 2015 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson

In case you have been out of the loop the last couple of days, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL and US Soccer all officially announced that the United States will be the host of next summer’s Copa America Centenario.

The US U-17 team was knocked out of the U-17 World Cup.

Julian Green had a hat trick over the weekend.  Ryan Malone scored his first goal in his first start since heading to Germany.  And Kenny Saief had an assist over the weekend.

US Soccer has parted ways with head trainer Sue Falsone.

We might not see another American at AZ Alkmaar as Director of Football Earnie Stewart has left the club to join the Philadelphia Union as their sporting director.

I think Bob Bradley has been “linked” to Aston Villa couple different times but he denied the latest rumors with them firing manager Tim Sherwood recently.

Dom Dwyer will get his US passport in 2017 and he might be interested in playing for the US.

ESPN’s Doug McIntyre has his latest USMNT hot list.


Gedion Zelalem’s loan with Rangers ends in January but the club wants to extend it until the end of the season.

Tim Howard is getting some crap in England about the goals he gave up to Arsenal this past weekend.

Geoff Cameron picked up a thigh injury over the weekend and looks to be out for a week.

Andrija Novakovich scored a goal with Reading’s U-21 team yesterday.

Jordan Morris continues to do Jordan Morris things at Stanford (goal and assist).

And finally, Zarek Valentin wrote some words on five things he has learned as a professional.

Categories: Andrija Novakovich, Benny Feilhaber, Bob Bradley, Dom Dwyer, Earnie Stewart, Gedion Zelalem, Geoff Cameron, Jordan Morris, Julian Green, Kenny Saief, Ryan Malone, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, US U-17 National Team, Zarek Valentin
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Friday morning links
   October 16, 2015 (6:34 AM) by Matt Benson

Let’s keep this quick.

Copa America Centenario now looks like it is going to take place in the US next summer.

After being sent home by Jurgen Klinsmann, Fabian Johnson now has a thigh injury.  And his manager at Borussia Moenchengladbach defended him a bit.

Some folks over at ESPN FC decided to do a round table discussion on the current state of the USMNT.

Klinsi plans on rotating between Tim Howard and Brad Guzan going forward.

It looks like Terrence Boyd’s surgery was to remove a cyst and to have his lateral meniscus smoothed.

Jerome Kiesewetter won the Golden Boot at the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.

Free agent Zak Whitbread is being linked to Shrewsbury Town.

Bobby Warshaw scored a goal earlier this week and you can check it out here.

And remember Fabian Hurzeler?  He scored with 1860 Munich II this past weekend (highlights).

Enjoy the weekend.

Categories: Bobby Warshaw, Brad Guzan, Fabian Hurzeler, Fabian Johnson, Jerome Kiesewetter, Terrence Boyd, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, US U-17 National Team, Zak Whitbread
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This is why we can’t have nice things links
   October 13, 2015 (5:43 AM) by Matt Benson

So Saturday sucked.

In case you want to throw up some more, here are the highlights of the 3-2 loss.  The ratings were pretty good for the game.

Moving on from that game, Jurgen Klinsmann has called in five players and sent home eight players on Sunday.  Then Klinsi got all pissy at Fabian Johnson and sent him home.

First off, not defending Klinsmann, but Fabian Johnson looked like a guy who wanted no part of that game after about 15 minutes.  Could it be injuries?  Could it be that he has played poorly in the heat before?  Could it be that he was mad at the bus driver for not stopping at In-N-Out on the way to the Rose Bowl?  Who knows the reason but he did not play well on Saturday and asked to be subbed out late in the game.

That said, Klinsmann could have sent him home and just told the media that he wanted to give him rest but instead he threw Johnson under the bus.  2015 has not been a good year for Mr. Klinsmann.

As one would expect, there is not a lot of buzz for Tuesday’s friendly against Costa Rica and ticket sales do not look good.  It looks like Tim Howard will start at goalie.

Also on “Black Saturday”, the US U-23 team lost to Honduras in the important semifinal match of Olympic qualifying (highlights).  Andi Herzog was sent off so assistant John Hackworth will be coaching the team tomorrow.  Since they lost on Saturday, they now have to beat Canada on Tuesday then beat Colombia in a one-game playoff in March in order to qualify for the Olympics.

The US U-20 team is in Germany for the Mercedes-Benz Cup and tied Mexico 3-3 in their last game.  They also had a 2-2 draw with Scotland and an 8-1 loss to Germany during the week.

Terrence Boyd has had a setback and needs another surgery.  Ugh.

US Soccer officials finally attended a meeting last week for Copa America Centenario.

Sam Allardyce was recently named Sunderland’s new manager, but Bob Bradley was sort of being linked as a possibility last week.

Jordan Siebatcheu is a 19-year-old forward currently playing at French Ligue 1 side Reims (three goals in eight games this season).  Apparently he was born in Washington D.C. and would be interested in possibly playing for the US.

Over in Rumorville, according to Footy Headlines, the next US home jersey which will come out in 2016 will be black (blah!) and will have the new crest that was rumored a couple months ago.

Hopefully things go a little better this week.

Categories: Bob Bradley, Fabian Johnson, Jordan Siebatcheu, Terrence Boyd, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, US U-23 National Team

A couple links for Wednesday
   September 30, 2015 (12:53 AM) by Matt Benson

Getting caught up on the last couple days.

Michael Bradley made his Instagram account public and he is ready for the CONCACAF Cup.  More importantly, only eight photos exist of Bradley smiling throughout the world and six can be found on this account.

Roughly 30-35% of the Rose Bowl will be US supporters come October 10.  This is an improvement over the 2011 Gold Cup Final.

According to one report out of El Salvador, Joel Aguilar will be the ref for the game.  Aguilar was the ref for the SnowClasico in 2013.

Need to get pumped up from the game?  Here is a video for you.

Nothing overly new to report on Copa America Centenario, but leaked photos of the ball have USA on them as part of the logo.

Brad Guzan made’s Premier League Team of the Weekend after recording nine saves against Liverpool.

Aron Johannsson missed Werder Bremen’s game over the weekend due to an adductor strain.

John Brooks has been missing time with Hertha Berlin due to a thigh injury and he wants to sign a contract extension with Hertha Berlin.

Tim Howard and Everton came back from a two-goal deficit to beat West Brom on Monday.  It was only the second time Everton has some back to win after trailing by 2+ goals in the Premier League era.  The other time was in 1994 against Wimbledon.

Tim Ream was featured in Fulham’s match day program for last week’s game against QPR.

Bob Bradley is doing work in Norway as Stabæk sit in second place (Europa League) with five games remaining.  And now some reports out Norway having Molde FK (league champions in three of the previous four seasons) expressing some interest in Bradley’s services.

Here is a podcast interview with Joe Gyau.

The US U-17 team won one of their games down in Mexico, 1-0, with Joe Gallardo scoring the lone goal.

And finally, Kyle Scott scored a goal with Chelsea’s U-19 team yesterday.

Categories: Aron Johannsson, Bob Bradley, Brad Guzan, Joe Gallardo, Joe Gyau, John Brooks, Kris Scott, Michael Bradley, Tim Howard, Tim Ream, US Men's National Team, US U-17 National Team
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A bunch of link goodies for Thursday
   September 24, 2015 (12:12 AM) by Matt Benson

This week has been a crazy one for me and of course 2354356456 guys have scored goals this week.  As always, our goal tracker has a bunch of information on who scored and links to those available highlights.

As for some of the highlights of recent goals, we have had goals by Bobby Wood, Shawn Barry, Fabian Johnson, Björn Maars Johnsen (and again), Aron Johannsson, Mario Rodriguez, Christian Eissele, Eugene Starikov, Luca de la Torre, Nermin Crnkic, Jakeem Johnson and Russell Canouse.

Julian Green scored a goal yesterday with Bayern Munich II.  Haven’t found highlights yet, but here is a photo of him celebrating the goal.

To go with his goal from the weekend (linked above), Mario Rodriguez scored again yesterday.

Rubio Rubin came off the bench and scored a goal in the Dutch Cup earlier this week.

Cameron Carter-Vickers wore the captain’s armband and scored a goal for Tottenham’s U-21 team earlier this week.

As for Fabian Johnson’s goal linked above, it came in the fifth minute and according to Paul Carr, that would be the earliest Bundesliga goal by an American since Tony Sanneh in 1999.

DeAndre Yedlin made his Sunderland debut this week in a 4-1 loss to Manchester City in the League Cup.  He assisted on Sunderland’s lone goal.  Someone made a video of his performance.  Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat had some nice things to say about him.  Greg Seltzer also broke down his debut.

The Fighting Bob Bradleys were knocked out by Rosenborg in the semifinals of the Norwegian Cup yesterday in overtime.

Tim Howard’s shutout over the weekend was his 128th in the Premier League, tying him with Peter Schmeichel for ninth most all-time.

Speaking of goalkeepers, what if I told you Will Reno wrote some things on the US goalies?

With the CONCACAF Cup quickly approaching, Mexico looks to be without another player as Rafa Marquez is going to be out with a groin injury.  And there have been some rumors this week that Sao Paulo’s Juan Carlos Osorio will be El Tri’s next manager.

Brian Sciaretta talked to Tab Ramos about the US U-20 team and why US Soccer is creating U-16 and U-19 teams.

The US U-17 team is down in Mexico for its last camp before the U-17 World Cup.

If you have an ESPN Insider account, Doug McIntyre ranks his Top 21 US players under the age of 21.

Here is a two part (Part 1 | Part 2) interview with Terrence Boyd done in German (and Google Translate doesn’t want to work right now).

The Irish Times did a story on Jake Keegan last week.

According to one report, free agent Zak Whitbread turned down a deal with Blackpool.

San Diego-native Anthony Wright has joined Nottingham Forest’s youth academy.

And finally, Will Daniels finished the season in Iceland with Aegir with 12 goals in 17 games and took home some hardware.

Categories: Anthony Wright, Aron Johannsson, Björn Maars Johnsen, Bob Bradley, Bobby Wood, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Christian Eissele, DeAndre Yedlin, Eugene Starikov, Fabian Johnson, Jake Keegan, Jakeem Johnson, Julian Green, Luca de la Torre, Mario Rodriguez, Nermin Crnkic, Rubio Rubin, Russell Canouse, Shawn Barry, Terrence Boyd, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, US U-17 National Team, US U-20 National Team, Will Daniels, Zak Whitbread
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Quick link action for Thursday
   September 17, 2015 (12:15 AM) by Matt Benson

Life is busy so I will keep this short and to the point.

Here is the USMNT 35-man provisional roster for the CONCACAF Cup.

It is looking more and more like Copa America won’t be taking place in the US next summer.

Fabian Johnson has returned to light training with Borussia Monchengladbach.

Tim Howard was named Everton’s Player of the Month for August.

Lynden Gooch was named U-21 Premier League Player of the Month for August.

Josh Gatt needs to repair his knee a third time now.  Ugh.

DeAndre Yedlin will wear #24 at Sunderland.  Here is a video interview with Yedlin on Sunderland’s website.  Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat says he doesn’t know much about Yedlin yet.

Andrija Novakovich had an assist with Reading’s U-21 team earlier this week.

Mukwelle Akale scored a bitchin’ goal for Villarreal’s U-19 team recently.

Jordan Morris is scoring goals with Stanford.

Someone made an every touch video of Gedion Zelalem’s latest game with Rangers.

Desevio Payne has returned to playing after being hurt.

And finally, Carolina Rapids Academy goalkeeper Gabe Rosario looks to be headed to Reading.

Categories: Andrija Novakovich, DeAndre Yedlin, Desevio Payne, Fabian Johnson, Gabe Rosario, Gedion Zelalem, Jordan Morris, Josh Gatt, Lynden Gooch, Mukwelle Akale, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team
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A couple links for Thursday
   September 3, 2015 (1:36 AM) by Matt Benson

A few things for Thursday.

ESPN’s Doug McIntyre has some nuggets from the USMNT camp this week.  Jozy Altidore is playing well, while it looks like the starting fullbacks will be Tim Ream (LB) and Geoff Cameron (RB).  Also, Jurgen Klinsmann reiterated that Brad Guzan is the #1 goalkeeper through at least the CONCACAF Cup.

US Soccer put up a little fun video on whether Gyasi Zardes scored a goal or not on Tim Howard in training.  Looks like a goal to me.

Ben Lederman has been in the news a lot recently and Ives Galarcep is hearing that Lederman is joining the U.S. U-17 residency program in Bradenton, Florida.

Fresh off his assist with Borussia Dortmund’s U-19 team this past weekend (highlights), Christian Pulisic got to train with the first team this week.

Bob Bradley has been doing work in Norway this season with Stabæk sitting in second place with eight games left and now the Fighting Bob Bradleys will have to finish the season strong without their top goal scorer who was sold to Hull City.

Staying in Norway, Kenya Brown spoke to Viking FK defender A.J. Soares.

On loan from Orlando City, Adam Bedell scored three goals in HB Køge’s 6-2 win over Frederikssund in the Danish Cup on Wednesday.  Here is a post-game photo of Bedell.  And here is an intro video courtesy of HB Køge’s Youtube channel.

A couple other transfers to mention with deadline day this week.  Fabrice Picault is now with St. Pauli in Germany.  It looks like Mayowa Alli is on loan with Thisted FC in Denmark.  And Hardin-Simmons product Matt Pitcock has signed with FC Bern in Switzerland.

Categories: A.J. Soares, Adam Bedell, Ben Lederman, Bob Bradley, Brad Guzan, Christian Pulisic, Fabrice Picault, Geoff Cameron, Gyasi Zardes, Jozy Altidore, Matt Pitcock, Mayowa Alli, Tim Howard, Tim Ream, US Men's National Team
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Friday morning linkpalooza
   August 21, 2015 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson

Links and whatnot for your reading pleasure.  A few USMNT nuggets to start off with.

Roughly 23,000 tickets have been sold so far for the friendly against Peru.

While we won’t know the full US roster for the September friendlies until the end of the month, Tim Howard and DaMarcus Beasley will be on the roster according to a release from US Soccer.  Howard will be making his first return since taking a year sabbatical, while Fabian Johnson’s injury (and Beasley’s veteran presence) probably opened things up for Beasley.  Klinsmann also says Brad Guzan will remain the US’s starting goalkeeper.

Toronto FC manager Greg Vanney has begun talking to US Soccer about not calling in Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley for the Peru friendly (Toronto faces Seattle on September 5) then releasing them back to the USMNT for the game against Brazil.

Mexico has an interim manager for their next four games, including the Confederations Cup playoff, and it is Tigres’ Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti.  Ferretti has managed El Tri once before in a friendly against Costa Rica in 1993.

Jurgen Klinsmann talked to US Soccer’s website about various players making moves this transfer window like Aron Johannsson, Bobby Wood and Tim Ream.

Speaking of Ream, he has officially signed with Fulham after a couple days delay.  He will become the ninth American to play for Fulham’s senior team once he makes his Cottagers debut.  Ream also told NBC’s Joe Prince-Wright that Fulham’s history with Americans was a factor in his decision to select Fulham.

Also at Fulham, Will Parchman wrote some words on Emerson Hyndman and his situation with the Cottagers.

According to this report out of Germany, Julian Green has been sent down to Bayern Munich II in the German Regionalliga.

We found out that Genk was interested in Gyasi Zardes earlier this week and it looks like you can add Reading and Brigthon to the picture.

There were some goals this week from Danny Williams, Miguel Ibarra and Lynden Gooch.  Gooch also spoke to Sunderland’s website about the goal.

Cody Cropper made his senior team debut earlier this month in MK Dons’ 2-1 win over Leyton Orient in the Capital One Cup.  As for the goal he allowed, it was awkward.  He looks like a baby deer trying to walk on ice.

Greg Seltzer did another numbers thing and this one is on Ethan Horvath and rookie American goalkeepers in Europe.  Horvath and Molde FK also defeated Standard Liège yesterday, 2-0, in the first leg of their Europa League matchup.

Eight by Eight magazine has an interview up with Bob Bradley.

The US U-17 team lost their opening game of the Vaclav Jezek Tournament, 4-2, to Russia.  The US goals were scored by Joshua Perez and Hugo Arellano.

Chelsea youth player Kyle Scott appears to be headed to a US U-20 camp in the near future.

And finally, Jay Denny’s career will continue in the lower leagues of England with AFC Telford being his latest stop.

Categories: Aron Johannsson, Bob Bradley, Bobby Wood, Brad Guzan, Cody Cropper, DaMarcus Beasley, Danny Williams, Emerson Hyndman, Ethan Horvath, Gyasi Zardes, Jay Denny, Jozy Altidore, Julian Green, Kyle Scott, Lynden Gooch, Michael Bradley, Miguel Ibarra, Tim Howard, Tim Ream, US Men's National Team, US U-17 National Team

A few links for Tuesday
   August 18, 2015 (12:03 AM) by Matt Benson

Rapid fire links!

Our goal tracker has been updated with all the goals from this weekend.

Jake Keegan also scored a goal on Monday.

Gedion Zelalem scored a nice little goal for Arsenal’s U21 team last Friday.  Zelalem also talked to Arsenal’s website about the game.

Howie posted some German news yesterday.  Fabian Johnson is going to be out for a while with an injury, Andrew Wooten could be called in for the USMNT’s September friendlies and Joe Gyau gives us an injury update.

Genk are interested in acquiring LA Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes.

Tim Howard recorded his 127th career Premier League shutout this past weekend, third most among current Premier League goalkeepers.

It looks like William Yarbrough has lost the starting goalkeeper job at Leon.

Brandon Vazquez scored two goals with Tijuana’s U17 team last week.  He also spoke to Tijuana’s website/social media team about the goals.

Vazquez is part of the US U-17 team currently in Pardubice, Czech Republic for a tournament.  They begin play later today.

Lynden Gooch scored a goal yesterday with Sunderland’s U21 team.’s Thomas Floyd also belongs to the #FreeBenny cause.

And what seems like the longest “wrapping up” of a transfer ever, all signs point to Tim Ream finally joining up with Fulham.  Hopefully I can post something official later today.

Categories: Andrew Wooten, Benny Feilhaber, Brandon Vazquez, Fabian Johnson, Gedion Zelalem, Gyasi Zardes, Jake Keegan, Joe Gyau, Luca de la Torre, Lynden Gooch, Tim Howard, Tim Ream, US U-17 National Team, William Yarbrough

A whole bunch of links for Tuesday
   July 28, 2015 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson

Let’s get to it and start with the USMNT.

As expected, CONCACAF announced that the Confederations Cup playoff will be held on October 9 at the Rose Bowl.  The US will also play a second game, this one being a friendly, during that same international week and it could be against Costa Rica.

One player who could be eligible to play for the US in that playoff is Darlington Nagbe as he is on course to become a US citizen this fall.

FIFA also held the preliminary draw for 2018 World Cup qualification over the weekend.  And US Soccer confirmed that the first home qualifier will be November 13 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis against the winner of St. Vincent & the Grenadines/Aruba from the third round.  Also in that link from US Soccer is the full fourth round qualification schedule although the rest of the game sites haven’t been determined yet.

I know I said we should never talk about the 2015 Gold Cup ever again, but Clint Dempsey won the Golden Boot while Brad Guzan won the Golden Glove.  And Michael Bradley led all players in assists for the tournament.

Chris Wondolowski is a freak.  He started and went 70 minutes for San Jose a day after starting for the US in a city nearly 3000 miles away.

Tim Howard is ready to return to the USMNT.

According to Mr. Chip, the US is projected to be No. 29 in August’s FIFA rankings, while Mexico will be No. 26.

Bobby Warshaw wrote some words on whether the US might have some players who are better suited to play CONCACAF opponents while others might be better against European teams.

In the “if it is on the internet then it MUST be true” department, some website claims Landon Donovan is going to sign with Atletico de Kolkata in India.  Sure. . .

I forgot to post this last week, but US U-20 forward Maki Tall signed with Swiss side FC Sion.

Howie posted about Quentin Westberg’s move to Tours in France last week and Greg Seltzer got some quotes from Westberg on the move.

Kenny Saief scored a goal this past weekend and Gent’s website had a mini-interview with him before the game.

Davis VanOpdorp of some website called Bavarian Football Works took a look at Julian Green’s situation at Bayern Munich.  I am mainly posting this for the chart at the bottom comparing Green to other players who came up through their youth system.

Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham are in Denver to take on the MLS All-Stars.  Here is a video of Pochettino talking about DeAndre Yedlin.

We already know that Stuart Holden is awesome, but he wrote some words about rehabbing for The Players’ Tribune.  I would also check out the video on that page (as he “calls out” Michael Bradley!).

According to Greg Seltzer, Cesar Romero is no longer with FC Pyunik and is now in Russia training/trialing with Amkar Perm.

Kevin Dzierzawski played with Peterhead in Scotland on loan from Queen of the South last season.  Now it looks like he has permanently moved to Peterhead.

According to Will Parchman, German-American left back Koray Easterling is training with Manchester City.  And here is another tweet with some more information.

Western Washington goalkeeper Keegan Rogers has signed with IFK Lammhult in Sweden.

And finally, one of the early players we followed when we started this site in 2010 was Jeremiah White.  While he is no longer playing, it is fun when a name pops up that you haven’t heard in a while and he is now into coaching.

Categories: Bobby Warshaw, Brad Guzan, Cesar Romero, Chris Wondolowski, Clint Dempsey, Darlington Nagbe, DeAndre Yedlin, Jeremiah White, Julian Green, Kenny Saief, Kevin Dzierzawski, Koray Easterling, Landon Donovan, Maki Tall, Michael Bradley, Quentin Westberg, Stuart Holden, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team
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