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Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Sevilla Highlights
   November 25, 2015 (9:44 PM) by Matt Benson

Fabian Johnson got the start and scored his second goal of the season in Champions League action in a 4-2 win over Sevilla on Wednesday.  Here is his goal.

Categories: Fabian Johnson, Highlights

Catching up with some links
   November 5, 2015 (12:03 AM) by Matt Benson

Haven’t done one of these in a while.

Aron Johannsson will be out for a while after having hip surgeryAccording to ArJo, the surgery was a success.

Bob Bradley has led Stabæk to a place in next year’s Europa League.  He spoke to Greg Seltzer about the season.  He is one of two American coaches to lead a team to next year’s Europa League.  One Norwegian publication also named him Tippeligaen Manager of the Year.

Sticking with American managers in Europe, it looks like David Wagner is going to be Huddersfield Town’s next manager.

Cameron Carter-Vickers has signed a new deal with Tottenham through 2018.

Brian Sciaretta talked to Danny Williams this week.

US U-20 right back Desevio Payne is starting to get playing time again with FC Groningen.

Eddie Johnson officially announced his retirement from soccer.  He made 63 appearances for the USMNT.

Will Reno made a video on goalkeeper Ethan Horvath.  Will also did an interview this week and shockingly it is not with a goalkeeper (it is with Mexican-American Josue Soto).

Fabian Johnson scored a goal in Champions League action earlier this week.

Jermaine Jones’ contract expires at the end of the season and he is getting some interest from abroad.

Luis Gil is another player who has an expiring contract and is getting some interest from outside the US.

Junior Flores said no to El Salvador and still want to play for the US.

Jurgen Klinsmann did a Q&A session with US Soccer’s website.

Lynden Gooch scored two goals with Sunderland’s U21 team earlier this week.  His U21 coach had some nice things to say about Gooch.  And Sunderland’s website has a little spotlight on Gooch.

The American contingent at Tijuana will now have Miguel Herrera as their manager come 2016.

Paul Arriola and Alejandro Guido both scored with Tijuana’s U20 team this past weekend.

The US U-23 team will play two friendlies in Brazil this month.

And finally, Pablo Punyed is staying in Iceland but will play for IBV next season.

Categories: Alejandro Guido, Aron Johannsson, Bob Bradley, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Danny Williams, David Wagner, Desevio Payne, Eddie Johnson, Ethan Horvath, Fabian Johnson, Jermaine Jones, Josue Soto, Junior Flores, Luis Gil, Lynden Gooch, Pablo Punyed, Paul Arriola, US Men's National Team, US U-23 National Team

Borussia Moenchengladbach vs. Juventus Highlights
   November 4, 2015 (7:12 AM) by Matt Benson

Fabian Johnson got the start and scored a goal in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 1-1 draw to Juventus in Champions League action on Tuesday.  Here are some highlights with Johnson’s goal coming at the x:xx mark.


Categories: Fabian Johnson, Highlights
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A day late links
   October 23, 2015 (8:14 AM) by Matt Benson

I was going to post these yesterday but I have been a little under the weather and thought my head was going to explode yesterday.  So here we are now.

John D. Halloran did some depth charting with the USMNT earlier this week.

Bob Bradley is being linked to French Ligue 2 side Le Havre.

It looks like Jurgen Klinsmann is not really the US technical director anymore despite the title.  Yay power struggles.

So I guess Fabian Johnson is not hurt as he plugged away another 90 minutes in Champions League action this week.

Darlington Nagbe is finally on Jurgen Klinsmann’s radar.

Rubio Rubin needs surgery for a stress fracture in his foot.

The US U-23 team will face Colombia in a two-game playoff in March for a spot in the Olympics.  We don’t know the exact dates/venues yet, but the first game will be in Colombia.

Jordan Morris continues to do Jordan Morris things at Stanford.

Adam Bedell scored a goal in Denmark earlier this week.

Learn more on Jordan Siebatcheu courtesy of Brian Sciaretta.

Zak Whitbread signed a short-term deal with Shrewsbury Town last week.

Fernando Arce Jr. scored a goal with Tijuana’s U-20 team last week.

Here is a video of Christian Eissele and Kemi Kings celebrating their league title.

And finally, New York Red Bulls Academy graduate Kyle Duncan has signed with French Ligue 2 club Valenciennes FC.

Categories: Adam Bedell, Bob Bradley, Christian Eissele, Darlington Nagbe, Fabian Johnson, Fernando Arce Jr., Jordan Morris, Jordan Siebatcheu, Kyle Duncan, Rubio Rubin, US Men's National Team, US U-23 National Team, Zak Whitbread

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 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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Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Augsburg Highlights
   September 23, 2015 (9:32 PM) by Matt Benson

Fabian Johnson returned to the lineup on Wednesday and scored a goal in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 4-2 win over Augsburg.  Here is his goal.


Categories: Fabian Johnson, Highlights

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 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

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