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A bunch of links for Thursday
   February 19, 2015 (12:19 AM) by Matt Benson

A bunch of stuff to get to today.

Camp Cupcake ended a couple weeks ago so John broke down the USMNT depth chart as we look towards this summer’s Gold Cup.

It has been a good week in Copa MX for various Americans, including goals by Amando Moreno, Stevie Rodriguez and Gabriel Farfan.

Remember this random graphic that aired during a US U-20 game last month that showed two unannounced USMNT friendlies for later this year?  US Soccer shot down the rumor of the Australia friendly.

The new USMNT away jersey became a real thing this week.  And this is what the pre-match and training tops look like.  Then while browsing World Soccer Shop, I stumbled across the socks and anthem jackets.

Winter is coming.  Multiple sources have told Grant Wahl that the 2022 World Cup moving to November and December is a done deal.

Fitness.  Fitness.  Fitness.  Matt Besler made some comments then Jurgen Klinsmann tweeted something out and now Besler has to make another comment.  I hate fitness-gate.  Moving on.

Julian Green scored a goal in a friendly yesterday as Hamburg U-23s beat some fifth division team 13-2.

I’m assuming it was because I was in attendance, but Joe Corona was named to ESPN’s Liga MX Team of the Week.

Robbie Kristo has signed with Serie B side Spezia Calcio.

Alfred Koroma has signed with SV Lafnitz in the Austrian Regionalliga (third division).

A.J. Soares played 45 minutes for Viking FK while on trial in a preseason friendly against Vålerenga yesterday.

In the FA Youth Cup quarterfinals this week, Kyle Scott (started and played 97 minutes) and Chelsea defeated Newcastle United 3-0.  And Cameron Carter-Vickers (started and played 90 minutes) and Tottenham defeated Nottingham Forest 2-1.

Ariel Lassiter has been called up by Costa Rica’s U-23 team for the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic in Bradenton, Florida.

Greg Seltzer caught up with Rhett Bernstein as Mjøndalen begin play in the Tippeligaen in a couple of months after earning promotion last year.

Ryan Adeleye is now with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, but he spoke to about his time in Israel.

George Mason product Chase Miller has signed with Swedish club Bodens BK.  Here is a video of Miller talking while he was on trial a couple weeks ago.

And finally, it looks like the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship will be on Fox Sports 2, while the US U-20’s games at the U-20 World Cup will be on Fox Sports 1.

Categories: A.J. Soares, Alfred Koroma, Amando Moreno, Ariel Lassiter, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Chase Miller, Esteban Rodriguez, Gabriel Farfan, Joe Corona, Julian Green, Kyle Scott, Matt Besler, Rhett Bernstein, Robbie Kristo, Ryan Adeleye, US Men's National Team, US U-17 National Team, US U-20 National Team

A bunch of links for Thursday
   January 29, 2015 (12:59 AM) by Matt Benson

A few more USMNT things before moving on from yesterday’s loss.

In case you missed the game, here are the goals.  And Matthew Doyle took a quick look at the US’s attempt to play the 3-5-2.

As for some “fun” stats/facts courtesy of Paul Carr and Paul Kennedy:

* The US is now winless in five straight games for the first time since 2007.
* The US has now allowed nine goals over a three-game span for the first time since 1993.
* The US has allowed eight goals in the first 10 minutes of games since 2013 after allowing only seven such goals between 2007 and 2012.
* The US has been outscored 9-0 in the second half of its last five games.
* The US is winless in its last four games when leading at the half after going 19-0-2 in Klinsmann’s first 21 games when leading at the half.
* And finally, the US still only has one win in its last 18 games against South American teams.

One of the big non-USMNT news stories from yesterday was Sacha Kljestan signing with the New York Red Bulls.

It looks like Alejandro Bedoya is working on a new contract with Nantes.  Marc Stein’s sources say that Bedoya also has been drawing some interest from Germany, England and MLS.

The New York Times wrote some words on DeAndre Yedlin earlier this week.  And new Tottenham teammate and fellow American Brad Friedel talked about Yedlin to some UK press.

We posted yesterday in the US-Chile pre-game primer about how Gedion Zelalem is currently ineligible to play for the US, but Grant Wahl/Sunil Gulati are making it sound like the FIFA exception will go through and he will be eligible later this spring.

Also in the link above, Wahl is hearing that US U-20 center back Cameron Carter-Vickers could be training with Tottenham’s first team in the coming weeks.

Getting back to Zelalem for a second, he went the full 90 in Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in UEFA Youth League action earlier this week.  Dembakwi Yomba did not dress for Atletico Madrid as it looks like he picked up some kind of knee injury.

Sticking with the youth theme, Jeff Carlisle put together his list of Top 10 US players currently under the age of 21.  His #1 is Emerson Hyndman.

Another player on that list, Julian Green, is healthy again and thinks he can learn from his loan away Bayern Munich.

Speaking of health issues, Tim Howard appears to be ahead of schedule with the rehabbing of his calf injury and could return to the field sooner than first believed.

As for another goalie, Zack Steffen talked to Brian Sciaretta about the U-20 World Cup and Freiburg.

Steffen’s U-20 teammate, Matt Miazga, is in Qatar with RB Leipzig on a training stint/trial.  He had to be subbed out of a scrimmage the other day with an injury, but New York Red Bulls manager Jesse Marsch claims it is just a knock.

Steven Goff has your monthly Freddy Adu update.

Alejandro Guido scored his first goal with Tijuana last week in Copa MX action and he followed that up with another goal in Copa MX action on Tuesday.

It looks like Tim Ream had a nice game earlier this week against Rotherham.

Remember Mike Grella?  He is currently with the New York Red Bulls as a trialist.

Ryan Adeleye was last seen in Israel with Hapoel Ashkelon and now he has signed with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

And finally, some might remember the US-Mexico rivalry movie that was being made a few years ago called Gringos at the Gate.  Well, it is finally on the internet for your viewing pleasure.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Alejandro Guido, Brad Friedel, Cameron Carter-Vickers, DeAndre Yedlin, Dembakwi Yomba, Emerson Hyndman, Freddy Adu, Gedion Zelalem, Julian Green, Matt Miazga, Mike Grella, Ryan Adeleye, Sacha Kljestan, Tim Howard, Tim Ream, US Men's National Team, Zack Steffen
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The return of the late night link action
   September 7, 2011 (9:56 PM) by Matt Benson

The site should hopefully get back to normal soon, but here are some links from today and the last couple days.  I am not going to talk much about the US-Belgium friendly as apparently there wasn’t much to the game and I am guessing most people have already read up on it.  That said, here are two “catching up” videos US Soccer did with Sacha Kljestan and Clarence Goodson that I missed earlier this week.

Now for some more club-related news.

Stuart Holden logged another 65 minutes in Bolton’s latest reserve match.  There was also some talk that Jurgen Klinsmann was in the stands watching his progress.  Hopefully he can return to the first team in the near future.

David Smith talked to Daniel Williams recently about his move from SC Freiburg to TSG Hoffenheim.  On top of the move, he signed a new two-year contract that will have him playing with the club until the summer of 2014.

Jamie Hill caught up with Ryan Adeleye to talk about his goals for the new Israeli Premier League season.

While he hasn’t seen any first team minutes at 1860 Munich this season, it looks like Bobby Wood picked up a knock to his knee during a recent test match.  It is the same knee he injured at the end of last season and he will undergo some tests soon to see how bad of an injury it might be.

Another player who hasn’t been seeing the field a lot recently is Jon-Paul Pittman at Oxford United.  According to his manager, he hasn’t impressed enough to earn some playing time.

Villyan Bijev apparently has been scoring some goals with Fortuna Düsseldorf’s reserve team since going out on loan.  And he recently did an interview with some local press (you have to click the little red arrows for it to scroll to the next questions).

And finally, I missed out on Lester Dewee’s debut with Ängelholm this past weekend.  Dewee came off the bench and scored the game-tying goal in injury time.  Here is a random photo of him in action from the game.

Categories: Bobby Wood, Clarence Goodson, Danny Williams, Jon-Paul Pittman, Lester Dewee, Ryan Adeleye, Sacha Kljestan, Stuart Holden, Villyan Bijev
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Timothy Chandler declares his Independence Day
   July 5, 2011 (6:34 AM) by Matt Benson

Those fireworks you saw last night were not for America’s birthday, they were because Timothy Chandler shot down rumors, yet again, that he might switch to Germany in an interview with Brian Sciaretta.

“No. That is absolutely not the reason why I missed the Gold Cup,” Chandler stated emphatically. “It is my goal and dream to represent the United States at the 2014 World Cup. What I said in March is true. I will absolutely not play for Germany. There is no way that will happen.”

USA! USA! USA!  Also, Howie gets full credit for the title of this post.  Chandler also talks about getting healthy and watching the Gold Cup.

Some of you might have noticed that Josh Gatt was pulled out of Molde FK’s game this past weekend after 43 minutes due to an injury.  After further examination on Monday, it looks like he just suffered a ligament strain on his left foot and will only be out 2-3 weeks.  Molde also doesn’t have a game over the next two weeks, so he is headed back to Michigan for a week off and will begin his rehab in America.

The Shin Guardian got some “hack” to write about what it is like to be an American “journeyman” playing abroad.  Oh wait, it is not a hack, it is Herculez Gomez.  I think he knows a thing or two on the subject, but check it out as it is interesting.  Nice to see an active professional showing opening up like this.

And finally, here is a video interview with Ryan Adeleye who plays with Israel’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva.  The video portion is mostly in English.  Adeleye appeared in 17 games last season, finding himself in the starting lineup 10 times.

Categories: Herculez Gomez, Josh Gatt, Ryan Adeleye, Timothy Chandler