At the youth level, Gedion Zelalem went 90 minutes for Arsenal’s U-21 team in a 1-1 draw. Also at the U-21 level, Cody Cropper and Southampton defeated Sebastian Lletget and West Ham 2-1. Here are some highlights with Lletget getting an assist at the 3:22 mark. And Marc Pelosi has come back from his broken leg and started to play again with Liverpool’s U-21 team.
As I promised last week, we are starting to add new content to the site aside from links and RJ DeMello started us off last week with an interview with Joe Gyau. There should also be something else USMNT-centric from another new contributor today.
Of course the weekend that I am gone has 12 goals scored by various Americans throughout Europe, so here are a bunch of GIFs of about half of those goals. The goal tracker has also been updated with all the goals.
The US U-23 and U-17 teams have been busy lately. The U-23 team defeated the Bahamas national team 5-1 (highlights). And the U-17 team are in the semifinals of a tournament in Mexico after winning their first four games (highlights).
In Europa League action yesterday, Pablo Punyed and Stjarnan are advancing to the playoff round, while Mix Diskerud/Rosenborg, Ethan Horvath/Molde and Sean Reynolds/FH have all been eliminated.
Here are some highlights of Ethan Horvath in action between the sticks for Molde II in a recent game.
I did a few numbers on players in the English League Championship, so go check that out.
Joe Corona scored his first goal for Tijuana since February of 2013 on Tuesday night. Check it out here.
Sources are telling Ives that Sacha Kljestan might be headed on loan to the LA Galaxy. The loan would last through the 2014 MLS season then the Galaxy would hopefully find a way to pay him DP money after that. Some people are wondering if MLS might create a fourth DP slot. But obviously this is all speculation at this point.
While Matt Besler just got that DP money in Kansas City, Besler told Goal.com “never say never” about any potential move to Europe in the future.
Impressed by his play so far this summer, FC Utrecht signed Rubio Rubin to a four-year deal yesterday.
Andrew Jacobson was traded from FC Dallas to NYCFC earlier this week then was sent out on loan to Bob Bradley and Stabæk until they actually have a team.
Brian Sciaretta is hearing that Conor O’Brien is set to transfer from OB in Denmark to Wiener Neustadt in Austria. O’Brien has appeared in only 16 league games for Odense since joining the club last August.
Tim Howard signed a multi-year deal with NBC to work in the booth and in the studio for NBC during its Premier League coverage when it doesn’t conflict with his Everton games.
Goalkeeper Quentin Westberg helped lead Luzenac to a second place finish in the French National (third tier) last season, earning them promotion to Ligue 2, but now their spot in Ligue 2 is in jeopardy since the town/club is so small.
While Julian Green won’t be headed to the USMNT camp this month since he can’t play in the games (unless he decides 100% to make the switch), he is now headed to a Germany U-19 camp this month. I don’t think the door is shut on him quite yet, there is still a few years before he has to make a final decision.
That said, FC Lorient midfielder Romain Gall has been invited to the US U-20 camp in Italy for this month. Gall last played with the US U-18 team this past summer at the International Juniors Tournament in Lisbon, Portugal.
The goal tracker has you updated on all the goals from the weekend. As for yesterday, Charles Kazlauskas scored Helmond Sport’s opening goal as they came back from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 today over Jong Ajax. I am still looking for highlights of the goal.
No highlights of Andrew Wooten’s goal in Kaiserslautern II’s 3-2 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt II in Regionalliga action, but here is a photo of The Wooten Clan from the game.
Bobby Warshaw’s loan with Angelholms FF officially ended this weekend after playing in the season finale. He also scored (highlights), giving him eight goals in nine league appearances.
Patrick Hopkins has left Ljungskile SK for IK Sirius, who were just promoted to the Superettan (second tier in Sweden) after winning promotion in the Division 1 Norra (third tier). Here is a video of Hopkins giving a little interview. With Hopkins leaving, Ljungskile SK is still left with four Americans: Patrick McMahon, Paul Tracy, Aaron Nichols and Charlie Campbell.
Steve Cherundolo is having more knee issues and did not play with Hannover 96 this past weekend. He is only doing individual workouts at training and hasn’t been cleared to return to the full squad just yet.
Sorry for the somewhat lack of updates and tweets recently (at least compared to normal). September/October is my super busy time of year at work and the past two weeks have been crazy. That said, lets get into some links from the last couple of days.
I posted last night some highlights of Julian Green’s hat trick from last week. Our goal tracker has also been updated with a few goals from guys in smaller leagues.
Speaking of goals, Conor O’Brien scored a goal in his debut for OB in their 9-1 win over Udfordringen in the DBU Pokalen.
Here is a funny story about how FIFA might fine Costa Rica for its fans booing and whistling during the US national anthem last Friday, but we all know that is not going to happen.
This is from the weekend (and a report from the UK), but this story claims Michael Bradley will be out four weeks with his ankle injury. Most everyone who was in Columbus said that he was walking around with no limp, so maybe he will come back sooner.
Stoke City also made some late attempts at buying Juan Agudelo from the New England Revolution, but Agudelo will have to wait until January to make the move to the Premier League. And I missed this a couple weeks ago, but he is rumored to to be making around $600,000 once he gets there.
Julian Green will be playing with Germany’s U-19 team in upcoming games against Greece and the Netherlands.
A couple guys in action on Monday. Michael Nanchoff started and played 54 minutes in Jönköpings Södra’s 3-1 win over Örgryte. Charles Kazlauskas went the full 90 minutes in Helmond Sport’s 5-2 win over Emmen. And Andrew Wooten came off the bench and played three minutes in Kaiserslautern’s 2-2 draw to Energie Cottbus.
After a brief stay with Nordsjaelland, Conor O’Brien will be joining his 4th different Danish club as he has signed with Odense.
OB finished 10th in the 12-team Superliga each of the last two years, but they have a stronger tradition that has included a UEFA Cup quarterfinal appearance and three straight 2nd-place appearances from 2009-11