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Thursday morning links
   May 22, 2014 (1:28 AM) by Matt Benson
 

The USMNT camp is going strong up in Palo Alto, now with all 30 guys as Jermaine Jones and Aron Johannsson have showed up.

Jeff Carlisle has your daily notebook.  The quick notes from that include Jurgen Klinsmann thinks Tim Howard is a top five goalkeeper in the world, Aron Johannsson is nearly back to 100% from his ankle injury and they had a couple scrimmages against the LA Galaxy’s reserve team with Terrence Boyd scoring one goal during one of them.  Plus a couple other things, so go read it.

George Dohrmann spoke to Aron Johannsson about wanting to heat up on the scoring before the World Cup.

Brian Sciaretta talked to one of the few Liga MX players in camp:  Joe Corona.

Leander Schaerlaeckens takes a look at the USMNT fullback situation.  Under Jurgen Klinsmann, the US has used 17 different players at either right back or left back for a total of 24 different combinations.  One of the other tidbits from Carlisle’s notebook linked above is that Fabian Johnson played at right back during one of those scrimmages.  I have said it before on here, but I think my preferred back line at the moment would be Johnson-Cameron-Besler-Beasley.

If you are going to be in Chicago during the World Cup, US Soccer is holding viewing parties at Grant Park for each of the group stage games.  And from my own experience from the last World Cup, the Globe Pub was another awesome place to check out a game.  I was there during the Algeria game and I will always remember how crazy the back room got when Landon Donovan scored (just a refresher).

US Soccer held a Google Hangout with Kyle Beckerman and DeAndre Yedlin yesterday.  You can now check it out on Youtube.

And in the random department, US Soccer has named Lupe Fiasco as the Music Director for the USMNT and Futura Art Director for the USMNT’s World Cup campaign.  I really don’t know what that means, but I like this song.

Moving away from the USMNT camp.

Timothy Chandler has been linked to Eintracht Frankfurt in the past and here is another link about this.

You can add Atlas to the list of teams interested in Edgar Castillo’s services.

Fresh off his goal from the weekend, Caleb Stanko has signed a professional deal with Freiburg’s first team.

US Soccer has a video up on Rubio Rubin as he talks about playing in the Netherlands and the Dallas Cup.

And finally, Brad Friedel reads some “mean tweets”.  And I like how one of them came from Travis Clark.

 
Categories: Aron Johannsson, Brad Friedel, Caleb Stanko, DeAndre Yedlin, Edgar Castillo, Fabian Johnson, Jermaine Jones, Joe Corona, Kyle Beckerman, Rubio Rubin, Terrence Boyd, Tim Howard, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team
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Joe Corona: A Foot in Two Countries
   May 19, 2014 (8:45 AM) by Matt Benson
 

U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Joe Corona and his mother take ussoccer.com on a trip to Tijuana where he has built a professional career with Club Tijuana. After growing up in San Diego, Corona played one year at SDSU before making the jump to Xolos where he’s been a part of their success climbing from the lower divisions to champions of Liga MX.

 
Categories: Joe Corona
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Tijuana vs. LA Galaxy Highlights
   March 18, 2014 (11:40 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Joe Corona and Greg Garza both started while Herculez Gomez came off the bench in Tijuana’s 4-2 win over the LA Galaxy.  Tijuana advance to the semifinals of CONCACAF Champions League by winning 4-3 on aggregate.  Here are some highlights from tonight.

Since the first leg of the semifinals will take place around April 1-3, it looks like the Tijuana contingent will not be involved with the USMNT friendly against Mexico.

 
Categories: Greg Garza, Herculez Gomez, Highlights, Joe Corona
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Monday morning links
   January 13, 2014 (1:12 AM) by Matt Benson
 

All 26 guys currently in camp for the USMNT this month are headed to Brazil as I type this.  Pleased with the fitness of everyone, Jurgen Klinsmann decided to bring everyone down there for 12 days of training and two closed-door scrimmages.  While back in LA last week, it looks like they decided to play around with a GoPro camera for this training shot.

Once they return back to LA, they will do a little more training before taking on South Korea on February 2 at the StubHub Center.  According to Steven Goff, about 18,000 tickets have been sold so far.  I am wondering if the leaked USMNT shirt will be worn as they are rumored to be coming out in February and South Korea’s red shirt for the World Cup was also leaked this week.  Maybe both teams will be wearing some new gear?

Here is a video talking to a couple of the U-20 players from the last cycle who are in camp right now (Luis Gil, DeAndre Yedlin and Shane O’Neill).

A little recap of the weekend.

Four Americans (Edgar Castillo, Herculez Gomez, Paul Arriola and Joe Corona) saw the field down in Tijuana on Friday as the Xolos notched their first ever home victory over América with Castillo helping setup the game-winning goal (highlights).  Here is also a better look at their new home and road kits for this season.  It looks like their white kits that they wore in the opener were a one off since Atlas wear both red and black.  Too bad as I liked those.

It took 12 days, but we finally had our first goal by an American abroad over the weekend.  Tony Taylor came off the bench and scored a consolation goal in injury time in Omonia Nicosia’s 4-2 loss to Apollon in Cyprus (highlights).  It was Taylor’s third goal of the season.  We had four total goals by this point last year (and I will start up a 2014 goal tracker page this week).

Back in Mexico, Michael Orozco assisted on the game-tying goal in Puebla’s draw to Monterrey (highlights).

In England, we learned that Geoff Cameron shaves his legs.  Cameron and Stoke City lost 5-3 to Liverpool and their horrendous looking shirts.

And Clint Dempsey made his official Premier League return in a 4-1 loss to Jozy Altidore and Sunderland.  He got the start and played 79 minutes, while Sky Sports gave him a “7″ rating and said some decent things about his performance.

Making his first start since returning to Fulham and impressed, surging into Sunderland territory but often let down by teammates.

As for Jozy, he came off the bench and “won” a PK which led to Sunderland’s last goal.  Sunderland had only five goals in 10 away games coming into this weekend, yet scored four on Fulham at the once fortress known as Craven Cottage.  Fulham are such a mess this year.

We also had a couple transfers in the last couple days.  Oguchi Onyewu will be joining the 10th team of his career with Sheffield Wednesday.  While Billy Schuler is returning to MLS after two years in Sweden.

And it looks like Michael Parkhurst is also returning to MLS and will be headed to the Columbus Crew after a trade involving a draft pick and allocation money to the New England Revolution according to Ives.

German 3. Liga side Wacker Burghausen were interested in Bobby Wood for a loan deal, but 1860 Munich were not having it.

Despite making only three starts for Oldham Athletic this season, Paul Rachubka has signed a contract extension with the club.

Mix Diskerud told ESPN FC that he has pimped Bob Bradley to Stabæk’s management over the years.

Sticking in Norway, Brian Sciaretta talked to Zarek Valentin about earning promotion last season among other things.

 
Categories: Billy Schuler, Bob Bradley, Bobby Wood, DeAndre Yedlin, Edgar Castillo, Geoff Cameron, Herculez Gomez, Joe Corona, Jozy Altidore, Luis Gil, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Michael Parkhurst, Mix Diskerud, Oguchi Onyewu, Paul Arriola, Paul Rachubka, Shane O'Neill, Tony Taylor, Zarek Valentin
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Tijuana vs. América Highlights
   January 10, 2014 (9:45 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Edgar Castillo, Herculez Gomez and Joe Corona all started for Tijuana, while Paul Arriola came off the bench in Tijuana’s 1-0 win over América.  Castillo even help setup the game-winning goal when his pass was deflected to the feet of Cristian Pellerano for the goal and gave the Xolos their first ever home victory against América.  Here is the game-winning goal.

 
Categories: Edgar Castillo, Herculez Gomez, Highlights, Joe Corona, Paul Arriola
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A whole bunch of links for Monday
   January 6, 2014 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Lets start this off with some in-house stuff.  Will did another goalkeeper interview for the site.  This time with Notre Dame goalkeeper Pat Wall.  So go read it.

I also posted most of the highlights from this weekend’s FA Cup.  Finally was able to find Jozy Altidore’s assist, but in GIF form.

A couple photos from those FA Cup matches.  Clint Dempsey is back in a Fulham shirt and this just looks right to me.  Tim Ream is sporting a “milk was a bad choice” beard these days.  And Sebastian Lletget made his first team debut for West Ham in a loss to Nottingham Forest.

In the rare case you missed it, Jurgen Klinsmann selected his roster for January’s camp on Friday.  He also did his usual post-roster release Q&A on US Soccer’s website.  And he also did a video where he talks about the camp.

The US U-20 and U-18 teams are also holding January camps and their rosters were released this weekend.

One of those players on the U-20 team, Freiburg’s Eric Lickert, talked to Brian Sciaretta about his selection to the squad.

Time to strike up the rumor mill.  Juan Agudelo was spotted at Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium this weekend.  Maybe attempting another shot at a work permit?  While last week’s lazy rumor was Michael Bradley-to-Fulham, this week’s looks like it could be Aron Johannsson-to-Stoke City.  “What’s a team with a bunch of Americans…….yeah, put Stoke City down”.

Liga MX kicked off this past weekend with some Americans sporting some new shirts for the season.  DaMarcus Beasley played a little wing back and left back for Puebla in these new blew Kappa kits.  And four Americans (Greg Garza, Joe Corona, Edgar Castillo and Herculez Gomez) saw the field for Tijuana in these new white Nike kits.  I like the Tijuana shirts with the black/grey on the sleeves.  Speaking of Liga MX, we might have some new content on that in the near future.

Now that Bob Bradley is the manager of Stabæk, he is doing the US press tour with Brian Sciaretta and Greg Seltzer.  And here is an extended video interview with Bob.

Kicker is already rolling out its World Cup preview stuff.  Here is a Google-translated breakdown of the USMNT.  They also have a video on Jozy Altidore, which also includes some quotes from former USMNT player Thomas Dooley (the video is all in German).  And Kicker must be a huge Jozy fan as they have a photo slideshow of his career.  Won’t they be surprised when Aron Johannsson is starting against Germany instead of Jozy come World Cup time (I am joking……sort of).  And if you know German, feel free to let us know what is being said in the comments.

Brooks Lennon, a 16-year-old from Arizona playing with Liverpool’s U-17 team, was in the build-up of Liverpool’s goal in this video (I believe he is #7).

This video was done last September by MLS, but I am always a fan of American soccer history (and it is new to me), so here is a short video on the Bethlehem Steel.

The guys over at A Football Report put together their annual “The Best of Football Writing” list for 2013.  Some really good stuff in there.  Bookmark it and read many of those over the next couple weeks.

And finally, I haven’t done a shameless plug thing in a while.  We are on Facebook, so go “like” us if you want.  Not a Facebook fan?  We are also on Twitter.  The main account (also basically my account) is @socceroverthere, while Howie can be followed at @Howie_OT.  Why not also follow other guys who help out with the site from time to time:  Will (@letskillrobots) and Jon (@ArnoldcommaJon).

 
Categories: Aron Johannsson, Bob Bradley, Brooks Lennon, Clint Dempsey, DaMarcus Beasley, Edgar Castillo, Eric Lickert, Herculez Gomez, Joe Corona, Jozy Altidore, Juan Agudelo, Pat Wall, Sebastian Lletget, Tim Ream, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team
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Thursday linkage
   December 19, 2013 (1:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A quick recap of yesterday’s games before the links.

Aron Johannsson scored twice (and converted on his PK) in AZ’s win over Heerenveen in the Dutch Cup (highlights).  The brace gives Johannsson 17 goals across all competitions in 2013-14.

In the Capital One Cup, Geoff Cameron plugged away another 90 minutes at right back in a 2-0 loss to Manchester United.

And in Austria, Terrence Boyd picked up a red card in Rapid Vienna’s 2-0 loss to Sturm Graz.

DaMarcus Beasley is staying at Puebla as the deal with Querétaro fell through.  And Puebla’s president Jesús López Chargoy claims it is because Puebla’s fans demanded that Beasley stay with the club.

Joe Corona and Herculez Gomez both scored for Tijuana in a friendly against Dorados.  Gomez apparently has had some interest from Club Atlas recently but he wants to stay at Tijuana.

After winning the Liga MX title this fall with Leon, it should come as no surprise that William Yarbrough is starting to get more attention, especially when it comes to national team talk.

Jurgen Klinsmann is still in contact with Julian Green, but Green has decided to play with Germany’s U-19 team for now.

Now for your injury updates.

Josh Gatt is ahead of schedule on his road to recovery.  We just don’t know exactly what that schedule is at the moment.

Zak Whitbread has missed eight games due to a calf injury, but Derby County manager Paul Simpson is hoping he can return to the field next week.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman told the team’s website that he is happy that Stuart Holden is back in the UK, but that he still has a long way to go.

US Soccer finally put up the full match of the US U-17′s win over Brazil in the last game of the Nike International Friendlies.  Will Parchman, who was in attendance, wrote about Brazil quitting on the match with about 5-10 minutes left.

If you look at some WhoScored.com numbers, it would tell you that Tim Howard and Brad Guzan are among the top five goalkeepers in the Premier League this season.

Apparently Michael Bradley will be wearing these Nike shirts at Roma next season as they have already leaked.  Both are pretty solid.

And finally, it is never too early to preview the World Cup!  Yanks Abroad is looking at the Group G teams and has already done Germany and Portugal.

 
Categories: Aron Johannsson, Brad Guzan, DaMarcus Beasley, Geoff Cameron, Herculez Gomez, Joe Corona, Josh Gatt, Julian Green, Michael Bradley, Stuart Holden, Terrence Boyd, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, William Yarbrough, Zak Whitbread
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Here is your US-Panama pre-game primer
   October 15, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Here is a quick rundown of things you might want to look at before today’s game.

» The game is at 9:30 PM Eastern on beIN SPORT.

» Panama is ranked #35 by FIFA and #32 by Elo, while the US is #13 by FIFA and #15 by Elo.

» Here are the official game notes by US Soccer.  As for some other random stats/facts:

A win on Tuesday would give the US 22 points in the Hex, tying the most ever by the US (also done during the 2005 cycle).

The US is 10-1-2 all-time against Panama, including a 2-0-1 record on Panamanian soil.

The US has scored 1+ goal in 16 straight games, the second-longest streak in team history.  The longest is a 23-game streak between 2004-05.

With his goal on Friday, Jozy Altidore has scored nine career goals in the Hex, tied for the third most in CONCACAF history (Carlos Pavon – 12, Paulo Wanchope – 10, Stern John – 9).

» In case you missed it, Jurgen Klinsmann made a couple more roster changes over the weekend.

» The US will be wearing their white centennial jerseys along with white shorts and white socks.  If you are into USMNT jerseys, check out our new USMNT jersey history page.

» No pre-game previews, but check out some of Matt Mathai’s photos from last Friday’s game over at The Shin Guardian.

» Then laugh at Maxi’s Top 5 US Soccer-related GIFs.

» As for some final random links:

Clint Dempsey picked up a shoulder injury during Seattle’s loss to Portland this weekend.

Joe Corona scored a goal against Santos Laguna in a friendly in San Antonio over the weekend.  Jon Arnold used some technology to get a view of it.

Mike Grella has signed with Viborg FF in Denmark.

Junior Flores has been training with Borussia Dortmund’s first team this week.  And it sounds like he might start with them during a friendly today.

And here is a cool video on some new stuff Hoffenheim is doing to track its players during training.

 
Categories: Clint Dempsey, Joe Corona, Junior Flores, Mike Grella, US Men's National Team
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Tijuana vs. Victoria Highlights
   September 26, 2013 (9:11 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Herculez Gomez had a hat trick off the bench in his first game back from injury, while Paul Arriola scored Tijuana’s second goal in this 6-0 victory over Victoria in CONCACAF Champions League action.  Greg Garza and Joe Corona also started for Tijuana.

 
Categories: Greg Garza, Herculez Gomez, Highlights, Joe Corona, Paul Arriola
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Here is your US-Mexico pre-game primer
   September 10, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Here is a quick rundown of things you might want to look at before today’s game.

» The game is at 8 PM Eastern on ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas.

» Mexico is ranked #20 by FIFA and #23 by Elo, while the US is #19 by FIFA and #17 by Elo.

» Here are the official game notes by US Soccer.  As for some other random stats/facts:

The US is 4-2-4 all-time against Mexico in World Cup qualifiers on American soil, including a 4-0-2 mark in the last six.  The US hasn’t lost to Mexico in a home qualifier since a 2-1 defeat in Los Angeles on September 10, 1972.

The US is 6-0-3 all-time in Columbus, including a 3-0-0 mark against Mexico (all by the scoreline of 2-0).  The US has only allowed one goal in the nine games in Columbus, a 1-1 draw to Jamaica in 2004.

Tim Howard has notched four wins against Mexico throughout his international career, tied with Tony Meola for the most against Mexico for any USMNT goalkeeper.

Landon Donovan has scored five career goals in 15 matches all-time against Mexico.

» The US can clinch a spot in Brazil tonight with a win AND a win/draw by Honduras against Panama.

» Michael Bradley is likely out with an ankle injury.  I guess Jurgen Klinsmann was trying to talk up hope that Bradley is fast healer at the pep rally yesterday, but I doubt he will play.

» Klinsmann added four players (Joe Corona, Brad Davis, Clarence Goodson and Jose Torres) to the roster while Geoff Cameron, Matt Besler and Jozy Altidore have to sit due to yellow cards.  John Brooks was also sent back to Hertha Berlin (like the rumored pre-arranged deal from last week).

» The following players are carrying a yellow card and would miss the next qualifier if they pick one up tonight: Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Fabian Johnson and Jermaine Jones.

»  As usual, the guys over at The Shin Guardian and The Yanks Are Coming have you covered for game previews.

» And I leave you with some Dos a Cero’s:

 
Categories: Brad Davis, Clarence Goodson, Fabian Johnson, Geoff Cameron, Jermaine Jones, Joe Corona, John Brooks, Jose Francisco Torres, Jozy Altidore, Matt Besler, Michael Bradley, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team
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