November 29, 2015 (10:29 PM) by Matt Benson
Fabian Johnson continues to score goals, getting another two goals on Saturday in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 3-3 draw to Hoffenheim. That gives him five goals in his last eight games for club and country. Here are both of his goals from this weekend.
Fabian Johnson, 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.
Fabian Johnson, Highlights
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 surgery. According 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.
has signed a new deal with Tottenham through 2018.
talked to Danny Williams this week.
US U-20 right back Desevio Payne
is starting to get playing time again with FC Groningen.
officially announced his retirement from soccer. He made 63 appearances for the USMNT.
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).
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.
said no to El Salvador and still want to play for the US.
did a Q&A session with US Soccer’s website.
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.
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
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.
Fabian Johnson, Highlights
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.
is being linked to French Ligue 2 side Le Havre.
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.
is finally on Jurgen Klinsmann’s radar.
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.
continues to do Jordan Morris things at Stanford.
scored a goal in Denmark earlier this week.
Learn more on
Jordan Siebatcheu courtesy of Brian Sciaretta.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 (
Enjoy the weekend.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Fabian Johnson, Highlights
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.
looking more and more like Copa America won’t be taking place in the US next summer.
has returned to light training with Borussia Monchengladbach.
was named Everton’s Player of the Month for August.
was named U-21 Premier League Player of the Month for August.
needs to repair his knee a third time now. Ugh.
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.
had an assist with Reading’s U-21 team earlier this week.
scored a bitchin’ goal for Villarreal’s U-19 team recently.
is scoring goals with Stanford.
Someone made an every touch video of
Gedion Zelalem’s latest game with Rangers.
has returned to playing after being hurt.
Carolina Rapids Academy goalkeeper Gabe Rosario looks to be headed to Reading.
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