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Stuff for Friday night
   August 10, 2012 (9:11 PM) by Matt Benson

A few guys scored goals today, but I can’t find any highlights as of right now.  Chad Barrett had a good game, getting involved in two of the goals.  As for the goal scorers, Charles Kazlauskas scored a goal in Helmond Sport’s season-opening 2-1 victory over Telstar.  And Jann George (Nurnberg II) and Andrew Wooten (Kaiserslautern II) each scored in their respective Regionalliga games.

Also while looking through the box scores from today, I noticed that Quentin Westberg is no longer with Evian TG.  He got the start at goalkeeper for US Luzenac in their 1-0 loss to Boulogne in the French National (third division) today.

Geoff Cameron made his debut for Stoke City in a friendly against Gruether Furth.  Cameron started the game in the midfield, but played the last 30 minutes or so at centerback.  Here are some highlights of the game.

It looks like Cal FC’s Danny Barrera is on trial at the moment with Derby County.  While Anton Peterlin is on trial at Oxford United.

Former Cal Golden Bear Jacob Wilson has signed with CD Feirense in the Portuguese Liga de Honra (second division).

Jurgen Klinsmann will announce his USMNT roster for the upcoming Mexico friendly via on Sunday at 4 PM Eastern.  Mexico announced its roster earlier today.

Brian McBride and Wembley FC will be playing in the FA Cup tomorrow against Langford FC.

UEFA held its draw for the playoff rounds of Champions League and Europa League earlier today.  Here is a breakdown of all the teams with Americans on them.

I haven’t done new jerseys/kits in a while, so here are a bunch more.

* Bolton Wanderers Third Kit (Tim Ream/Stuart Holden)
* Hoffenheim Away and Third Kit (Danny Williams/Fabian Johnson/Joe Gyau)
* Hannover 96 Away Kit (Steve Cherundolo)
* Roma Third Kit (Michael Bradley)
* Nurnberg Away Kit (Timothy Chandler/Jann George)
* Mainz Away Kit (Jared Jeffrey)

Categories: Andrew Wooten, Anton Peterlin, Brian McBride, Chad Barrett, Charles Kazlauskas, Danny Barrera, Danny Williams, Fabian Johnson, Geoff Cameron, Jacob Wilson, Jann George, Jared Jeffrey, Joe Gyau, Michael Bradley, Quentin Westberg, Steve Cherundolo, Stuart Holden, Tim Ream, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team

Monday Night Links
   December 12, 2011 (6:22 PM) by Matt Benson

Sort of like Monday Night Football, only it is not the Seahawks-Rams.  So technically, it is probably better.

Former USMNT defender Gregg Berhalter has been named the new manager of Swedish club Hammarby.  Also of note, Hammarby are partially owned by AEG (who own the LA Galaxy).  Still good to see Americans getting shots as managers over in Europe.  Here is a video interview with the new manager.

Super sub supreme Herculez Gomez has a new team as Estudiantes Tecos has sold the forward to Santos Laguna.  It will be his fourth different team in Mexico since heading down south in 2010 despite producing wherever he has been.  Herc summed things up to me on twitter.

@socceroverthere im an international sex symbol and sex sells

Well said, Herc.  Well said.

Speaking south of the border, I posted about the craziness going on in Colombia at the moment with two American goalkeepers on Friday.  As for an update, Kevin Piedrahita started in goal for the first leg of the relegation playoffs with Diego Restrepo out due to a red card in the previous game.  Piedrahita and America de Cali earned a 1-1 draw despite playing down a man due to another red card for majority of the game.  Brent Latham was telling me that most of the match reports had Piedrahita earning man of the match honors.

Latham also recently wrote about the player depth of the US youth programs for ESPN Insider.

One of those youth guys that has not been called in for any camps is midfielder Danny Barrera.  As some of you might have noticed from this weekend’s The OT Report, he made his professional debut for FK Spartak Subotica in the Serbian SuperLiga.  Eric Wynalda was gushing about Barrera on twitter last night.

Steven Goff must have been bored this weekend as he read most of the 600 pages which consist of US Soccer’s budget for the 2013 fiscal year.  He has all the details of his findings right here.  Not surprising, the USMNT loses money when it plays overseas, while it makes a lot of money when it hosts Mexico/Italy/Brazil type teams in huge football stadiums.

And finally, has more of the daily diary videos of the Generation Adidas tour.  Here is day four with Zarek Valentin, day five with Kevin Alston and day six with Omar Salgado.

Categories: Danny Barrera, Diego Restrepo, Herculez Gomez, Kevin Piedrahita, US Men's National Team

Random odds and ends for Tuesday night
   October 18, 2011 (9:47 PM) by Matt Benson

A bunch of random stuff that I have been meaning to post over the last couple days.

As for the series history for the USMNT against their November friendly opponents (W-L-D):  0-0-1 vs. Slovenia and 0-2-0 vs. France.  The lone game against Slovenia was in last year’s World Cup, while they haven’t played France since 1979.  Slovenia is currently ranked #33 in the lastest FIFA world rankings, while France is ranked #12.

You might have noticed that Howie and I have been trying to do a lot more “Inside the Numbers”-type pieces lately.  Howie did one on the lack of offensive production by the USMNT in recent times.  I did one last week on why Herculez Gomez is a super sub.  I am also finishing up one on Jurgen Klinsmann’s start as head coach of the USMNT compared to all other managers that should hopefully be up later this week.

Speaking of things we have been doing on this site recently, this is awesome.  Dolla dolla bill y’all.

I hope everyone who follows this site is aware that Eric Wynalda is now on twitter.  And this makes Howie and myself very happy.  Speaking of Mr. Wynalda, he doesn’t hold back on a recent radio interview with The Total Soccer Show when he breaks down the USMNT’s performance against Ecudaor.  Also, I am generally not a huge fan of sports radio, but I have enjoyed The Total Soccer Show since Howie brought it to my attention.

As for some news/links.

Josh Gatt is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a hamstring tear.  I doubt he would have been called in, but that will knock him out of the friendlies in Europe in November.

Frank Simek will miss more time after picking up a calf strain in training after finally returning from his thigh injury.  Can’t catch a break.

We won’t be following the U-15 team on here anytime soon, but I found this interesting.

And finally, Brian Sciaretta has an interview up with Danny Barrera.  Barrera is a 21-year-old midfielder who recently signed with FK Spartak Zlatibor Voda of the Serbian Super Liga.

As for two non-soccer recommendations for the hell of it (one TV/one music) since I am a weird mood tonight:

TV – The Walking Dead
The season two opener on Sunday was great and the ending was “oh snap”-tastic.

Music – The Naked & Famous
I saw them in concert last night and they put on a hell of a show.  Check out Young Blood or All of This.

Categories: Danny Barrera, Frank Simek, Josh Gatt, US Men's National Team
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Two player moves worth noting
   September 12, 2011 (1:23 PM) by Matt Benson

Remember that article from the other day where Oxford United’s manager said that Jon-Paul Pittman hasn’t earned playing time?  Well, they figured out one way to get him more playing time by sending him to League Two side Crawley Town on loan.

It will be a 93-day emergency loan and Crawley Town’s manager Steve Evans has even mentioned interest in possibly making the deal permanent come January.

“Jon-Paul joins us initially on an emergency loan and subject to his performances in that period we may look at something more permanent in January,” he continued.

Pittman returns to Broadfield Stadium where he scored 22 goals in 61 league games with Crawley Town between 2007-09 before signing with Wycombe Wanderers in January of 2009.

Crawley Town’s website has some more quotes and stuff on the deal right here.

As for another move, former US U-18 midfielder Danny Barrera signed with Serbian SuperLiga club FK Spartak Zlatibor Voda last week.  Barrera recently was on trial with the club and impressed enough that they offered him a deal for the remainder of the season.

The 21-year-old midfielder will be transferring from the PDL’s Ventura County Fusion and will be joining a team that has two wins and two draws through four games in the Serbian SuperLiga so far in 2011-12.

Categories: Danny Barrera, Jon-Paul Pittman
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