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Some links before the weekend
   July 11, 2014 (1:04 AM) by Matt Benson

Mix Diskerud and his majestic hair scored a goal yesterday in Europa League action.  You can check it out here.  Three other guys scored goals yesterday in Iceland and Finland.  As always, our goal tracker has all the information on those.

Mix Diskerud wasn’t the only player in Europa League action on Thursday.  Sean Reynolds (FH) and Pablo Punyed (Stjarnan) are also advancing to the second qualifying round with Mix (Rosenborg), while Jordan Seabrook and VPS lost their first leg lead and were knocked out.

Clint Dempsey was on Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday and here is the whole interview for those of you who missed it.

Birmingham City’s website broke some news yesterday.  They posted that Will Packwood was invited to the US U-23′s August friendly.  While this might also be the new U-21 team which is supposed to bridge the gap between the U-20 team to the Olympic and/or senior team, some form of a “Above-20″ youth team is having a quick camp and playing the Bahamas senior team in Nassau, Bahamas on August 6.  Hopefully US Soccer puts out a release on this game in the near future.

Speaking of young players to keep an eye on, Screamer came out with a Top 10 list of young players we could see on the 2018 World Cup team.  If you follow this site, you should probably know all of those guys.  If not, here is a chance to learn some more.

While everything has gone quiet on the DeAndre Yedlin-to-Roma front, Ives is hearing that the Roma deal is not as close as people think and that teams from Spain, Italy (including Roma) and England have expressed interest in Yedlin.

There was some talk earlier this week that teams from Europe were interested in Matt Besler and it looks like SC Freiburg might be one of those teams.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet thinks, barring any hitches, Jozy Altidore should be good to go once he returns to the team’s preseason camp.

AZ Alkmaar manager Marco van Basten doesn’t appear to be overly impressed with Freddy Adu.  But it sounds like Adu did set up one of the goals in AZ’s friendly from Wednesday.

US U-20 midfielder Emerson Hyndman put in another 45 minutes with Fulham’s first team in a 4-2 loss to Rangers yesterday.

Jon Paul-Pittman is joining Dagenham & Redbridge’s training camp in Spain.  That is probably another step closer to potentially making the team.

Gedion Zelalem is back in preseason training with Arsenal and their new Puma gear.

Here are some more photos of Junior Flores playing with Borussia Dortmund’s U-23 team.

Brian Sciaretta caught up with Jeb Brovsky to talk about Brovsky’s loan to Norwegian side Stromgodset.

Jose Torres came off the bench in Tigres’ 4-1 loss to Morelia in the first leg of the SuperCopa MX on Wednesday.  Herculez Gomez was an unused sub on the bench.

Howie’s new favorite random player might be Tigran Tiraturyan (take that Alex Nimo and Fuad Ibrahim!) as he passed along this link to me about the Armenian-American signing with FC Pyunik in Armenian Premier League.

Enjoy the weekend.

Categories: Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin, Emerson Hyndman, Gedion Zelalem, Herculez Gomez, Jeb Brovsky, Jon-Paul Pittman, Jordan Seabrook, Jose Francisco Torres, Jozy Altidore, Junior Flores, Matt Besler, Mix Diskerud, Pablo Punyed, Sean Reynolds, Tigran Tiraturyan, US U-21 National Team, US U-23 National Team, Will Packwood

US U-23s vs. El Salvador Highlights
   March 26, 2012 (9:20 PM) by Matt Benson

So that just happened.  The US failed to qualify for the Olympics with a 3-3 draw to El Salvador tonight.  Here are the highlights.  Try to keep things relatively calm in the comments.

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Behind the Crest: Back to Work
   March 26, 2012 (4:41 PM) by Matt Benson

The U-23 MNT prepares for its all-important game with El Salvador in the second episode of Behind the Crest from Nashville, Tenn. After a bright start against Cuba in the first game of CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying, the team reacts to an injury to forward Juan Agudelo and a loss against Canada. With everything to play for in the final group game, the USA moves forward knowing they need to beat El Salvador to keep their Olympic dreams alive.

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Studio 90 Extra Time: Freddy Adu
   March 26, 2012 (7:27 AM) by Matt Benson

Freddy Adu is a guest on Studio 90 Extra Time in Nashville. The U-23 MNT captain talks about bouncing back from the loss to Canada, Monday’s group stage finale against El Salvador, and having his mom in town for the tournament.

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US US-23s vs. Canada Highlights
   March 24, 2012 (7:44 PM) by Matt Benson

So that didn’t go as planned.  Canada walks away the 2-0 winners and are in the lead of the group, while the US needs to win against El Salvador on Monday to advance to the semifinals (and likely face Mexico).


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Studio 90: U-23 MNT Opens Olympic Qualifying With Win
   March 23, 2012 (12:06 PM) by Matt Benson

U-23 MNT head coach Caleb Porter and players react to USA’s 6-0 victory over Cuba in their first game of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament.’s Behind the Crest resumes in Nashville where the U-23 Men’s National Team beings its quest to make the Olympics in London. The first game of qualifying is against Cuba on March 22, and in this episode the USA puts the finishing touches on the five month process of preparing for the tournament.

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USA U-23s vs. Cuba Highlights
   March 22, 2012 (9:14 PM) by Howie Michaels

Tijuana’s Joe Corona had a hat trick as the Young Yanks blitzed Cuba, 6-0.

The U-23s will face Canada on Saturday. The Canadians drew El Salvador, 0-0, in their opening match (highlights of that match here if you don’t like goals).

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Studio 90: MNT Set to Open Olympic Qualifying vs. Cuba
   March 22, 2012 (12:57 PM) by Matt Benson

The U.S. MNT is opens CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying against Cuba on March 22. Head coach Caleb Porter and forwards Freddy Adu and Brek Shea preview the game at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn.

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Studio 90 Extra Time: Perry Kitchen
   March 21, 2012 (11:32 AM) by Matt Benson

Perry Kitchen is a guest on Studio 90 Extra Time in Nashville. The U-23 MNT defender talks about the team’s preparations for Cuba, the rigors of a qualifying tournament and whether or not he’s secretly a Navy Seal.

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Studio 90: U-23 MNT Roster Finalized for Olympic Qualifying
   March 21, 2012 (11:31 AM) by Matt Benson

Studio 90 talks to U-23 MNT head coach Caleb Porter about naming the 20-man roster for CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying and goalkeeper Bill Hamid looks forward to the first game against Cuba. Freddy Adu visits U.S. Soccer Official Bar 12South Taproom to meet fans and answer questions ahead of the tournament.

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