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It’s Friday night and I feel all right links
   July 20, 2012 (6:47 PM) by Matt Benson

The party is here on the west side.

Did I just quote Montell Jordan?  Yes.  Deal with it.

A quick recap of Thursday’s Europa League action.  Daniel Antunez went the full 90 minutes as Inter Turku got a nice 1-1 draw with FC Twente.  Joe Funicello and Thor Akureyri (with Josh Wicks on the bench) lost 3-0 to Mlada Boleslav.  And Etchu Tabe and KuPS won 2-1 over Leo Krupnik and Maccabi Netanya.

Geoff Cameron will be a Stoke City player pending completed personal terms and a work permit (he will have to win an appeal).  He has two fewer USMNT caps than Tim Ream, who won an appeal last January, but it seems easier to get a UK permit these days.

The US U-20 team begins it quest for a Milk Cup title this weekend.  They played Liverpool’s reserve team earlier this week and lost 4-2.  Marc Pelosi scored a goal, but it was for Liverpool.  You can see some highlights of the game right here.

One of those players on that US U-20 team who is looking for a home is goalkeeper Cody Cropper.  He was on trial at Southampton and “hopes to receive a contract soon” according to this article.

I know there was some speculation that Bobby Wood could be on his way out at 1860 Munich at the end of last season after picking up more injuries, but he was in the starting lineup today for 1860 Munich II as they started their Regionalliga season.  Wood played 70 minutes and scored two goals in a 3-0 victory.

Robbie Rogers, sporting a new black eye, scored a goal for Leeds United in their 5-2 win over Farlsey in a preseason friendly.

Tom Marshall introduces us to a Mexican-born goalkeeper, William Yarbrough, who holds a  US passport.

And finally, Brian Sciaretta gives us six players poised for a breakout season in 2012-13.

Categories: Bobby Wood, Cody Cropper, Daniel Antunez, Etchu Tabe, Geoff Cameron, Joe Funicello, Leo Krupnik, Marc Pelosi, Robbie Rogers, US U-20 National Team, William Yarbrough
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A whole lot of links for Wednesday
   May 16, 2012 (5:38 PM) by Matt Benson

Do you like links?  Then you will like today’s post.

Still not over Timothy Chandler?  Brian Sciaretta and Ives Galarcep each give their thoughts on Chandler-gate.  I can’t wait until someone named Gate/Gait gets in trouble so we can have Gate-gate.

US U-20 forward Jerome Kiesewetter has left Hertha Berlin and has signed a new four-year deal with VfB Stuttgart.  Kiesewetter is a German-American who played with the US U-18 team at the 2011 Milk Cup and was part of the US U-23/U-20 camp in November.  He leaves behind Alfredo Morales and Anthony Brooks at Hertha Berlin, who were just relegated to the 2. Bundesliga.

With Hapoel Tel Aviv winning the State Cup, Leo Krupnik and Maccabi Netanya will be in next year’s Euopra League.

Mikkel Diskerud wants to make his loan deal to Gent a permanent move.

There are some rumors in Scotland that Dominic Cervi could be headed to MLS this summer.  Cervi has been with Celtic since 2008-09, but has yet to appear in any league games.

Greg Seltzer recently caught up with Gregg Berhalter about his great start to the season at Hammarby.

Seltzer also did an interview with Evian TG goalie Quentin Westberg about his first season in Ligue 1 since 2006.

The Guardian released their team of the year based on the game-by-game player ratings given by the readers and even they are shocked that Clint Dempsey did not make it.  He wasn’t even rated as the top player for Fulham this season.

Sticking with Dempsey, he will be participating in some All-Star game in Miami in June, which will also feature players like Didier Drogba, Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez among others.  It also looks like Carlos Bocanegra and Jozy Altidore will be playing in the game.  Here is the website for the game.

Not quite cool as the OT XI, but has some awards/honors for the various Americans playing abroad.

Brian Sciaretta has an interview up with Sacha Kljestan over at the NY Times soccer blog on Kljestan’s breakout season at Anderlecht.  Based on his quotes in this interview and the fact that he is celebrating his bachelor party this week (according to him on twitter), I don’t think he will be named to the USMNT roster this upcoming Sunday unless some midfielders pick up some injuries.

It should be interesting to see what happens this summer to Stuart Holden and Tim Ream as Bolton announced a plan to slash their wage bill by 50 percent before next season.

And finally, here are some more rumored/leaked kits for next season.

* Everton (Tim Howard) home
* Tottenham (Brad Friedel) away and third
* FC Sochaux (Charlie Davies) home

Categories: Brad Friedel, Carlos Bocanegra, Charlie Davies, Clint Dempsey, Dominic Cervi, Gregg Berhalter, Jerome Kiesewetter, Jozy Altidore, Leo Krupnik, Mix Diskerud, Quentin Westberg, Sacha Kljestan, Stuart Holden, Tim Howard, Tim Ream, Timothy Chandler

A few links for Wednesday night
   April 11, 2012 (10:05 PM) by Matt Benson

In the FIFA world rankings don’t mean anything department, the US has fallen from 27 to 29 despite not playing last month.  Mexico also moved up from 22 to 20.

Remember that US-Mexico legends match I talked about last week?  Here are the full rosters for both teams.  I just want Jorge Campos to wear some obnoxious goalie shirt.  And a 2-0 final score.

Here is a video interview with Brad Friedel about Tottenham’s Champions League hopes.

Speaking of goalkeepers, Greg Seltzer recently talked to Steve Clark.  Hønefoss and Clark have started their season with three draws, including two clean sheets.

Brian Sciaretta has an interview up with Leo Krupnik about Maccabi Netanya battling for a Europa League spot.

Sciaretta also introduces us to 20-year-old FC Copenhagen midfielder Thomas Delaney.  Delaney is eligible to get a US passport and even had Caleb Porter call him earlier this year, but all signs point to Delaney staying with Denmark, at least in my opinion.

Steven Goff breaks down Clint Dempsey/Jozy Altidore/Herculez Gomez’s scoring runs.  They have combined for 57 goals in 117 appearances in 2011-12, which is amazing, but then you compare that to Messi (61 goals in 47 appearances).  Messi is on another planet.

Categories: Brad Friedel, Clint Dempsey, Herculez Gomez, Jozy Altidore, Leo Krupnik, Steve Clark, Thomas Delaney, US Men's National Team

Some random things for Thursday
   July 14, 2011 (4:17 PM) by Matt Benson

Daniel Stevens scored in stoppage time to give Kemi Kings a 2-2 draw over Jeremy Vuolo and AC Oulu in Finland today.

A Clint Dempsey-less Fulham defeated Crusaders 3-1 in the first leg of their Europa League second round draw.  While Alejandro Bedoya was not in the lineup with Örebro SK drawing Sarajevo 0-0 in their Europa League matchup.

Leo Krupnik has signed a new two-year deal with Maccabi Netanya.

Sky Sports is reporting that Norwich City are in talks with Zak Whitbread over a new deal.

I might be back late tonight with some more stuff, but wanted to get this stuff up now.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Clint Dempsey, Daniel Stevens, Jeremy Vuolo, Leo Krupnik, Zak Whitbread