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Finland and Sweden – Winners and Losers
   November 7, 2012 (7:10 AM) by David
 

Two Scandinavian Leagues are finished for the season. Champions League and Europa League places have been decided as well as promotions and relegations. Finland ended its season a while ago, while Sweden finished its season this past weekend.

Finland Veikkausliiga

Finland was one of the first countries whose leagues finished early. Their Champions League and Europa League places are already set. The league was won by HJK (Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi), they finished six points clear of Inter Turku and 10 points ahead of TPS. HJK claim the sole Finnish Champions League place and will enter the competition in the second qualifying round. Inter Turku, with USA’s Daniel Antunez, and TPS will play in next year’s Europa League.

At the bottom of Veikkausliiga, Haka is the team that lost the battle to stay in the country’s top league. Next season USA’s Jordan Seabrook will start his campaign with Haka in the Ykkonen, where he will play against Aaron Wheeler at KooTeePee, Justin Moose and Pat Phelan at SJK. Kyle Luetkehans and HIFK were relegated from Ykkonen and will now play in the Kakkonen league, Finland’s 3rd division.

HJK – Won League – Champions League

Inter Turk – 2nd place Europa League – Daniel Antunez

TPS – 3rd place – Europa League

Haka – Relegated to Ykkonen – Jordan Seabrook

RoPS – Won League – Promoted to Veikkausliiga

 

Sweden Allsvenskan

Sweden finished its regular season this past weekend. The league representatives from Sweden to the European Competitions are set. This year no USA players will appear for Swedish teams, based on league standings, in Champions League or the Europa League (Cup Winners still to be decided)

IF Elfsborg will represent Sweden in the Champions League and begin play in the second qualifying round. Hacken and Malmo FF will represent Sweden in the Europa League.

At the bottom of Allsvenskan two teams were relegated (Orebro and GAIS). GIF Sundsvall will play in a playoff series (Home/Away) against the Superttan (2nd Division) 3rd place finisher, Halmstad, with the USA’s Ryan Miller. The winner will appear in Allsvenskan next season.

IF Elfsborg – Won League – Champions League

Hacken – 2nd place – Europa League

Malmo FF – 3rd  place – Europa League

Orebro – Relegated to Superttan

GAIS – Relegated to Superttan

GIF Sundsvall – Relegation Playoff

Halmstad – Promotion Playoff – Ryan Miller

GIF Sundsvall will play Halmstad to decide who will play in Allsvenskan next season (games 10/11 & 15/11)

 
Categories: Aaron Wheeler, Daniel Antunez, Jordan Seabrook, Justin Moose, Kyle Luetkehans, Pat Phelan, Ryan Miller
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Catching up on some links
   June 26, 2012 (11:41 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Here are some links from the last couple of days.

Grantland.com is going to do a series of posts on the future of US Soccer and here is the first one on US Soccer’s efforts to centralize the development of youth talent.

Here are some field-level highlights of the USMNT’s 1-1 draw to Guatemala from earlier this month.

Howie wants your predictions on a few things Rangers related.

SJK defeated HIFK, 4-0, in Finland yesterday.  Both Justin Moose (SJK) and Kyle Luetkehans (HIFK) came off the bench and played the last 20 minutes of the game.

UEFA drew the first two qualifying rounds of both the Champions League and Europa League earlier this week.  Greg Seltzer has the breakdown for those teams with Americans on them.

Seltzer also has some nuggets/info on Bryan Gerzicich and Danijal Brkovic.

Yanks Abroad has a brand new design up this week and kicked off the new design with interviews/stories on Royal-Dominique Fennell, Caleb Patterson-Sewell and Joe Gyau.  And Brian Sciaretta gives us a top 10 list of uncapped USMNT players.

And finally, Mikkel Diskerud is still awaiting a purchase option decision from Gent, but in the event he does get bought by Gent, here are their home and away kits for next season.

 
Categories: Bryan Gerzicich, Caleb Patterson-Sewell, Danijal Brkovic, Joe Gyau, Justin Moose, Kyle Luetkehans, Mix Diskerud, Royal-Dominique Fennell, US Men's National Team
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Monday morning musings
   August 29, 2011 (6:15 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A couple of things to report from the weekend this morning.

I’m guessing many of you already heard this by now, but if not, George John will not be headed to Blackburn Rovers afterall.  The central defender was over in England to complete the deal, but it is sounding like Blackburn decided against the deal before it could be completed.  John will now return to FC Dallas.  No word on why the deal fell through.

Chivas USA’s Tristan Bowen is headed to Belgium to play for KSV Roselare of the Belgian Second Division on a year-long loan deal.  The 21-year-old forward will join Devann Yao as another American in the Belgian Second Division.  KSV Roselare’s website recently did an interview with Bowen which you can see right here.  I like the quick dental ad at the very end.

Speaking of Devann Yao, he finally made his first appearance with Boussu Dour Borinage last week, getting the start and picking up a red card in the 71st minute of Boussu Dour Borinage’s 2-1 loss to KV Oostende last Wednesday.

While doing The OT Report yesterday and looking up Daniel Stevens at Kemi Kings in Finland, I came across a new American in Kyle Luetkehans.  Luetkehans signed with the club last week and played his college soccer at Vermont.  The deal is a one-year deal with an option for a second season.

 
Categories: Devann Yao, George John, Kyle Luetkehans, Tristan Bowen
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