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Links from the last couple weeks
   July 21, 2015 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

I haven’t done a links post in a while but the last few weeks have been crazy on my end so some of this might be outdated a bit.  But some of this might still be new to you.  Anyways, here is what I have bookmarked over the last couple weeks.

I did a numbers/stats thing on the USMNT and Clint Dempsey this past weekend since it is easy to do one of those things when you win 6-0.

ESPN’s Doug McIntyre sat down with Clint Dempsey to talk about a couple things, including losing the captain’s armband.  It doesn’t seem like he minds that much.

Jozy Altidore told ESPN that he understands the Gold Cup roster swap that sent him home, but he thinks he could have still helped.

While we know Brek Shea did not get called into the Gold Cup due to injury, he ended up having hernia surgery last week.

Brad Guzan lost his starting job at Aston Villa for the last few games of the 2014-15 season, but his chances to re-claim it look a lot better as Shay Given has moved on to Stoke City.  And Villa manager Tim Sherwood recently told the press that Guzan will start this season as the team’s No. 1 goalkeeper.

I enjoyed the latest Total Soccer Show podcast, which featured Matthew Doyle as he continues his #FreeBenny campaign.

Julian Green wants to stay at Bayern Munich this season rather than going out on loan, but he does have some loan options.  Green is with the team over in Asia and you can see him scoring a goal in some 2v2 thing in Beijing in this video.

Slowly coming back from his ACL surgery, Terrence Boyd is working with a ball again for the first time since December.

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell thinks Duane Holmes will likely be loaned out again this upcoming season.

Free agent Conor O’Brien is getting some looks from teams in Denmark, Belgium and Austria according to his agent.

Jon-Paul Pittman scored a goal for Grimsby Town in a friendly last week.

Paul Arriola also scored a goal in a friendly in the last week.  He also recently talked to Tijuana’s website.

A report out of France says Quentin Westberg might be on the move to Tours FC in Ligue 2.  Westberg has started only four of Sarpsborg’s 16 league games in Norway this year, but he has been the starting keeper in three of the last four league games.

As for another goalkeeper, Leeds United’s site has a little story up on Charlie Horton.

Who wants some new kits for the upcoming season?  Here is what Tim Howard will be wearing this season, while Everton’s away kits are white.  Alejandro Bedoya and Nantes have pretty similar kits to what they wore last year.  Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest are going yellow for their 150th anniversary away kits.  And Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City have this nasty Belgium-looking away kit.

A few more player movement links for guys in lower leagues.

Royal-Dominique Fennell is staying within the German 3. Liga but switching up his Kickers, going from Stuttgarter Kickers to Würzburger Kickers.

After scoring 38 goals over the last two seasons with Greuther Fürth II in the German Regionalliga, Jann George has moved on to fellow Regionalliga side Jahn Regensburg.

After leaving Freiburg for Unterhaching last season, Eric Lickert has returned to Freiburg for this season.  He will likely play with Freiburg II in the Regionalliga.

Might have to bug Terrence Boyd for the lowdown, but dual national Ken Gipson is now with RB Leipzig.  Gipson is a 19-year-old German-American right back who had been with Stuttgart’s youth system.

Chukwudi Chijindu has made a move within Iceland, going from Thór to Keflavík ÍF.

And finally, Springfield College defender Ryan Malone has signed with Magdeburg in Germany.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Benny Feilhaber, Brad Guzan, Brek Shea, Charlie Horton, Chukwudi Chijindu, Clint Dempsey, Conor O'Brien, Duane Holmes, Eric Lichaj, Eric Lickert, Jann George, Jon-Paul Pittman, Jonathan Spector, Jozy Altidore, Julian Green, Ken Gipson, Paul Arriola, Royal-Dominique Fennell, Ryan Malone, Terrence Boyd, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team
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Stuttgarter Kickers vs. Wehen Wiesbaden Highlights
   December 6, 2014 (10:56 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Royal-Dominique Fennell went the full 90 minutes and scored his third goal of the season in Stuttgarter Kickers’ 2-1 win in German 3. Liga action on Saturday.  Here are some highlights with Fennell’s goal coming at the 2:30 mark.

 
Categories: Highlights, Royal-Dominique Fennell
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This international break seems really long links
   September 9, 2014 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Only having one game this international break is making this week seem really long and boring (damn you, Colombia).  Here are a few links.

Julian Green is now at Hamburg and training (photo).  Greg Seltzer got a couple quotes from Green about the move before he headed into the USMNT camp last week.  Seltzer also looks at the playing time situation at Hamburg for Green.

Jurgen Klinsmann wants competition between Brad Guzan and Nick Rimando for the #1 goalkeeper spot.  OT resident goalkeeper guru Will has a couple words on Guzan/Rimando (plus a lot other information on everything US goalkeepers).

Aron Johannsson is hoping to return to the field in October.  And he answered some questions and went kayaking recently.

Jonathan Bornstein has a new teammate at Queretaro.  You might have heard about him before.

The 824234 guys at Tijuana have a new manager in Daniel Guzman.

Brian Sciaretta has talked to Jordan Morris and Andrew Jacobson recently.

Eric Lichaj is ready for the Ryder Cup.

Baltimore is in talks with CONCACAF to host some Gold Cup games next summer.  We should know the final stadiums/locations in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The US U-20 team takes on the Argentina U-20 team later today.  They are 2-0-0 on their trip so far with wins over Racing Club Reserves and Defensa y Justicia Reserves.  Bradford Jamieson IV has the best name ever.  I want him to make it to the USMNT so I can get his jersey someday.

While none of the big boys played this weekend, a lot of the smaller leagues still played and we had goals by Jake Keegan, Irvin Raul Parra, Matt Taylor and Royal-Dominique Fennell.  A couple other guys scored this weekend that I haven’t found highlights of yet, but check out our goal tracker for more information.

 
Categories: Andrew Jacobson, Aron Johannsson, Brad Guzan, Bradford Jamieson IV, Eric Lichaj, Irvin Raul Parra, Jake Keegan, Jonathan Bornstein, Jordan Morris, Julian Green, Matt Taylor, Nick Rimando, Royal-Dominique Fennell, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team
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Stuttgarter Kickers vs. Fortuna Köln Highlights
   September 7, 2014 (1:25 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Royal-Dominique Fennell went the full 90 minutes and scored his second goal of the season in Stuttgarter Kickers’ 2-0 win over Fortuna Köln on Saturday.  Here are some lengthy highlights with Fennell’s goal coming at the 4:50 mark.

 
Categories: Highlights, Royal-Dominique Fennell
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Links from the weekend
   July 28, 2014 (7:00 AM) by Matt Benson
 

More than few things from the weekend.

As I posted earlier this morning, Terrence Boyd picked up a knee injury over the weekend according to one German report.  Hopefully it is nothing serious.

We had a couple goals this weekend in both real games and friendlies.  Royal-Dominique Fennell probably had the goal of the weekend in Stuttgarter Kickers’ 3. Liga opener.  Jake Keegan scored a pretty easy goal in Galway FC’s win in Ireland.  Matt Horth scored his fourth goal of the year in Leiknir Reykjavík’s win in Iceland.  His four league goals are tied for the third most in the Icelandic 1. Deild (second tier) by a foreign player.  Yay for Icelandic second division stats!

As for some goals in friendlies, Shawn Parker scored a goal on Friday in Augsburg’s 2-1 win over French side Rennes.  Bobby Wood scored a goal in 1860 Munich’s 2-0 win over Stoke City.  Brek Shea also played the entire second half for the Potters.  Here is a photo of Wood in action from the game.  And here is video of the entire first half, but of course Wood’s goal is in the second half (as well as all of Shea’s playing time).

Joe Gyau went the full 90 minutes in Borussia Dortmund II’s 2-1 win over Rot-Weiß Erfurt in their 3. Liga opener.  In the small chance he gets to play with the senior team in a Champions League game, Dortmund have some pretty basic third/Champions League shirts for this season, which is not like Dortmund.

As for Junior Flores, he is starting the season with Dortmund’s U-19 team.  He played with the U-19 team in a 0-0 draw against VfL Wolfsburg in the Ruhr-Cup (apparently Flores didn’t get the snapchat about not smiling).  There are some photos from that 0-0 draw right here.

Gedion Zelalem started and played 45 minutes for Arsenal this weekend in their 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls.  I already posted last Friday that he is good at basketball.  Someone already put together a “every touch” video of his 45 minutes.  It was also the US press’ first chance to really talk to him about potentially playing for the US, but he didn’t really give up the goods.

“No decisions have been made,” Zelalem said of his national team future, later adding, “They’re both great countries. U.S. is on the rise, Germany is already a great country, so whichever country I choose will be a good choice.”

Zelalem confirmed to Goal USA that he has yet to secure a U.S. passport, but did tell media at Red Bull Arena that his application for one is in the works. He also confirmed that he has spoken to U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

“We’ve talked on the phone a few times, but nothing advanced,” Zelalem said. “Just hello.”

Jeff Bradley also got to talk to Arsene Wenger and Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis about Zelalem.

Emerson Hyndman went 90 minutes in Fulham’s 3-0 win over D.C. United.  It sounded like both teams brought pretty weak squads to Jacksonville with the highlights coming from their new jumbotron, a pool and Carrie Underwood.

Sacha Kljestan came off the bench and played seven minutes in Anderlecht’s season-opening 3-1 win against Mouscron-Péruwelz.

John Brooks is back with Hertha Berlin and training after his World Cup vacation.

We saw the post-injury photo of Rubio Rubin last week and now we know more information on what happened.  He ended up breaking his nose and having a concussion.  He had the nose re-set and he will return to training this week without any contact.

For those of you wanting a Fabian Johnson/Borussia Mönchengladbach jersey, he will be wearing #19 this season.

One of the more likeable USMNT players of the last few years, Jay DeMerit, announced his retirement last week.  DeMerit played in 25 games for the USMNT between 2007-2011, including starts in all four games during the 2010 World Cup.  I will always remember him throwing his body in front of every shot during the US’s 2-0 win over Spain in the 2009 Confederations Cup and his somersault over the dog pile after Landon Donovan’s goal against Algeria at the 2010 World Cup.

As for a current player that I have done a complete 180 on over the last year and enjoy the heck out of . . . here is your weekly reminder that Jermaine Jones is oddly awesome.

 
Categories: Bobby Wood, Brek Shea, Emerson Hyndman, Fabian Johnson, Gedion Zelalem, Jake Keegan, Jay DeMerit, Jermaine Jones, Joe Gyau, John Brooks, Junior Flores, Matt Horth, Royal-Dominique Fennell, Rubio Rubin, Sacha Kljestan, Shawn Parker, Terrence Boyd
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Stuttgarter Kickers vs. Wehen Wiesbaden Highlights
   July 27, 2014 (12:25 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Royal-Dominique Fennell opened up the 2014-15 season with a pretty nice goal in Stuttgarter Kickers’ 2-1 loss to Wehen Wiesbaden.  Here are the highlights with Fennell’s goal coming at the 1:03 mark.

 
Categories: Highlights, Royal-Dominique Fennell
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Thursday morning links
   June 20, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A hodgepodge of links for you on this Thursday morning.

I did a quick look at Jozy Altidore’s USMNT goal-scoring streak yesterday.  Josh Gatt also scored a goal yesterday and here are the highlights of that.

We had a couple other goals from Wednesday.  Daniel Stevens scored his sixth goal of the season in BK-46’s 1-0 win over SalPa in Finland.  And in Swedish Division 2 (fourth tier) action, Lester Dewee scored his first of the 2013 season in Bodens BK’s 3-2 loss to Morön.  And you can follow along with our goal tracker.

Jonathan Spector has re-signed with Birmingham City.  And he apparently “spurned” some Premier League interest to re-sign with the Championship side.

Since Oka Nikolov is headed to MLS, Steve Cherundolo is now the longest-serving active one-club man in the Bundesliga.

Want a photo album of random Clint Dempsey photos from the last 10 years?  Here you go.

Tuesday’s USMNT game against Honduras drew a 0.7 rating, which isn’t too bad since it was up against one of the better NBA Finals games in a while (Game 6 of the 2011 NBA Finals is still the best ever and I am only saying that as a Dallas Mavericks fan).

Not that we didn’t already know this, but Michael Bradley is important to the USMNT.

Want to meet the US U-20 team?  Here is a video for you.  Brian Sciaretta talked to Victor Pineda this week, while Danny Garcia signed a homegrown deal with FC Dallas.  The US U-20 team kicks off the U-20 World Cup on Friday at 2 PM Eastern against Spain on ESPN2, WatchESPN and Univision Deportes.

According to this Portuguese report, Tony Taylor may be headed to Cyprus side AC Omonia.  They would be playing in the second qualifying round of Europa League next season.

Junior Flores is headed back to Germany to train with Borussia Dortmund’s U-19 team in July.

Stuttgarter Kickers has extended Royal-Dominique Fennell’s contract through 2015.  Fennell appeared in only 12 games for the German 3. Liga side in 2012-13 due to a groin injury.

Paolo DelPiccolo is still on trial with the Montreal Impact since returning from Germany and recently played in a reserve league match.

USF left back Ben Sweat went on some trials in Europe last summer and he is at it again.  Another Reading United player, Patrick Slogic, is headed to Austria to train.

According to the Mirror (so you know it is 100% true!), Tottenham and Bolton are interested in 18-year-old goalkeeper Charlie Horton.  According to this youtube video from a couple years ago, he was born in England but grew up in the US and was/is committed to North Carolina.

 
Categories: Ben Sweat, Charlie Horton, Clint Dempsey, Daniel Stevens, Danny Garcia, Jonathan Spector, Josh Gatt, Jozy Altidore, Junior Flores, Lester Dewee, Michael Bradley, Paolo DelPiccolo, Patrick Slogic, Royal-Dominique Fennell, Steve Cherundolo, Tony Taylor, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, Victor Pineda
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Stuttgarter Kickers vs. Osnabrück Highlights
   August 25, 2012 (10:47 AM) by Matt Benson
 
Royal-Dominique Fennell went the full 90 minutes and scored his second goal of the season in Stuttgarter Kickers’ 3-0 victory over Osnabrück.  Here are the highlights, including his goal (around the 3:18 mark).

 
Categories: Highlights, Royal-Dominique Fennell
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Saturday’s Goalapalooza
   July 21, 2012 (9:29 PM) by Matt Benson
 

If you follow us on Twitter, you probably noticed that we were pretty busy today as a bunch of different Yanks decided to score goals between league play and preseason friendlies.  Well, here is a little rundown on what happened.

* Josh Gatt came off the bench and scored a goal for Molde FK in their 2-1 loss to Viking, although Gatt had to leave the game early with a thigh injury (highlights here).

* Terrence Boyd made his official debut at Rapid Vienna and walked away with two goals, one assist and one near goal off a bicycle kick as Rapid Vienna won 4-0 (highlights here).

* Herculez Gomez kicked off his 2012 Apertura with the game-winning goal in Santos Laguna’s 2-1 victory over San Luis (highlights here).

* Matt Taylor has returned to the German 3. Liga and scored a goal in Preußen Münster’s season-opening victory over Wacker Burghausen (highlights here).

* Over in Finland, Christian Eissele scored his eighth goal of the season in Kemi Kings’ 2-0 victory over TP-47.

* And in Iceland, Evan Schwartz scored his second goal of the season in Víkingur Reykjavík’s 3-0 win over BÍ / Bolungarvík.

That is just the goals in league play.  A couple other Americans scored in preseason friendlies today.

* Both Maurice Edu and Alejandro Bedoya scored for Rangers as they won 5-1 in a closed-door scrimmage against Albion Rovers.

* Joe Gyau has been playing well Hoffenheim this preseason and notched another goal in a 2-0 win over SV Waldhof Mannheim.  Here is a photo of Gyau from the game.

And while some guys didn’t score, some younger guys took a bigger step today.

* Will Packwood went the full 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 2-2 draw to Borussia Monchengladbach in a friendly (highlights here).

* Royal-Dominique Fennell made his senior team debut for Stuttgarter Kickers in their 2-1 loss to Hansa Rostock to start up the 3. Liga season (highlights here).

* Both Alfredo Morales and Anthony Brooks played 90 minutes in Hertha Berlin’s 3-2 win over Norwich City in a friendly.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Alfredo Morales, Christian Eissele, Evan Schwartz, Herculez Gomez, Joe Gyau, John Brooks, Josh Gatt, Matt Taylor, Maurice Edu, Royal-Dominique Fennell, Terrence Boyd, Will Packwood
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Stuttgarter Kickers vs. Hansa Rostock Highlights
   July 21, 2012 (7:30 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Royal-Dominique Fennell has played with Stuttgarter Kickers’ reserve team in the Regionalliga the past three seasons, but he started, went the full 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card in his senior team debut, a 2-1 loss to Hansa Rostock in the 3. Liga.  Here are the highlights.

 
Categories: Highlights, Royal-Dominique Fennell
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