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Tuesday morning links
   April 22, 2014 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Lots of stuff going on with the site in the last 48 hours.

We had a bunch of goals this past weekend which led to a lot of highlights.  As always, you can follow along with our goal tracker.  Terrence Boyd’s first goal is probably my favorite of the bunch from the weekend.

We also had a bunch of guys see the field on Monday, including two goals in the lower leagues in Denmark and Norway.  One of those goal scorers, Anton Peterlin, popped up in the third tier in Denmark, while Christian Eissele made his Swedish debut with IK Brage.

Howie went all Robert Stack on Monday and solved some mysteries on some former US youth national team players like Alex Molano and Vincenzo Bernardo.  Basically they are re-emerging in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).

Josh Deaver got some words from Tab Ramos and a couple of players following the US U-20′s 2-0 loss to River Plate on Sunday.  Ramos was happy with the tournament as a whole despite the loss in the final.  Here are some GIF/highlights from the loss to River Plate.

Brian Sciaretta also talked to Paul Arriola and Emerson Hyndman last week during the Dallas Cup.  Arriola missed the final since he had to go back to Tijuana early.

Ramos is now headed to California to oversee the US U-21 camp this week.  The 21-man roster is now down to 19 as Luis Gil and Wil Trapp have been ruled out due to small injuries.  The U-21 team will also play a friendly against Club Tijuana (I’m assuming a youth team) on Wednesday.

Steven Goff gives us a few updates on the USMNT World Cup training camp.  The first provisional roster (30 players) is due to FIFA by May 12, while Jurgen Klinsmann is expecting to invite 26-28 players to the camp at Stanford University.  Players will report to Palo Alto by May 14.

Ticket sales for the US-Nigeria friendly in Jacksonville have surpassed 20,000.

While I prefer the Studio 90 videos (which they seem to do less of nowadays), the latest “Road to the Roster” podcast is up.  Klinsmann discusses strikers and the upcoming camp among other things.

Landon Donovan apparently did a bunch of interviews last week as here is one with Goal.com and one with Mashable.

John Brooks went through “back tattoo”-gate last week, but he appeared in the starting lineup this past weekend (and a good chance the rest of the season) due to a season-ending injury to Fabian Lustenberger.

Jimmy Conrad went to Germany and did some fun things, including speaking to Bobby Wood (around the 5:00 mark).  And Bayern Munich’s Mattias Sammer talks about Julian Green around the 10:25 mark of this video.

Junior Flores scored a goal with Borussia Dortmund’s U-19 team against Japan this past weekend at the U19 Champions Trophy.  It also sounds like he had a couple assists in other games in the tournament.

A new dual national youth player to keep an eye on, Australian A-League side Wellington Phoenix’s Tyler Boyd.

 
Categories: Anton Peterlin, Bobby Wood, Christian Eissele, Emerson Hyndman, John Brooks, Julian Green, Junior Flores, Landon Donovan, Luis Gil, Paul Arriola, Terrence Boyd, Tyler Boyd, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, US U-21 National Team, Wil Trapp
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Monday morning links
   January 13, 2014 (1:12 AM) by Matt Benson
 

All 26 guys currently in camp for the USMNT this month are headed to Brazil as I type this.  Pleased with the fitness of everyone, Jurgen Klinsmann decided to bring everyone down there for 12 days of training and two closed-door scrimmages.  While back in LA last week, it looks like they decided to play around with a GoPro camera for this training shot.

Once they return back to LA, they will do a little more training before taking on South Korea on February 2 at the StubHub Center.  According to Steven Goff, about 18,000 tickets have been sold so far.  I am wondering if the leaked USMNT shirt will be worn as they are rumored to be coming out in February and South Korea’s red shirt for the World Cup was also leaked this week.  Maybe both teams will be wearing some new gear?

Here is a video talking to a couple of the U-20 players from the last cycle who are in camp right now (Luis Gil, DeAndre Yedlin and Shane O’Neill).

A little recap of the weekend.

Four Americans (Edgar Castillo, Herculez Gomez, Paul Arriola and Joe Corona) saw the field down in Tijuana on Friday as the Xolos notched their first ever home victory over América with Castillo helping setup the game-winning goal (highlights).  Here is also a better look at their new home and road kits for this season.  It looks like their white kits that they wore in the opener were a one off since Atlas wear both red and black.  Too bad as I liked those.

It took 12 days, but we finally had our first goal by an American abroad over the weekend.  Tony Taylor came off the bench and scored a consolation goal in injury time in Omonia Nicosia’s 4-2 loss to Apollon in Cyprus (highlights).  It was Taylor’s third goal of the season.  We had four total goals by this point last year (and I will start up a 2014 goal tracker page this week).

Back in Mexico, Michael Orozco assisted on the game-tying goal in Puebla’s draw to Monterrey (highlights).

In England, we learned that Geoff Cameron shaves his legs.  Cameron and Stoke City lost 5-3 to Liverpool and their horrendous looking shirts.

And Clint Dempsey made his official Premier League return in a 4-1 loss to Jozy Altidore and Sunderland.  He got the start and played 79 minutes, while Sky Sports gave him a “7″ rating and said some decent things about his performance.

Making his first start since returning to Fulham and impressed, surging into Sunderland territory but often let down by teammates.

As for Jozy, he came off the bench and “won” a PK which led to Sunderland’s last goal.  Sunderland had only five goals in 10 away games coming into this weekend, yet scored four on Fulham at the once fortress known as Craven Cottage.  Fulham are such a mess this year.

We also had a couple transfers in the last couple days.  Oguchi Onyewu will be joining the 10th team of his career with Sheffield Wednesday.  While Billy Schuler is returning to MLS after two years in Sweden.

And it looks like Michael Parkhurst is also returning to MLS and will be headed to the Columbus Crew after a trade involving a draft pick and allocation money to the New England Revolution according to Ives.

German 3. Liga side Wacker Burghausen were interested in Bobby Wood for a loan deal, but 1860 Munich were not having it.

Despite making only three starts for Oldham Athletic this season, Paul Rachubka has signed a contract extension with the club.

Mix Diskerud told ESPN FC that he has pimped Bob Bradley to Stabæk’s management over the years.

Sticking in Norway, Brian Sciaretta talked to Zarek Valentin about earning promotion last season among other things.

 
Categories: Billy Schuler, Bob Bradley, Bobby Wood, DeAndre Yedlin, Edgar Castillo, Geoff Cameron, Herculez Gomez, Joe Corona, Jozy Altidore, Luis Gil, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Michael Parkhurst, Mix Diskerud, Oguchi Onyewu, Paul Arriola, Paul Rachubka, Shane O'Neill, Tony Taylor, Zarek Valentin
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Hump day links
   September 25, 2013 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

It’s a Wednesday and here are some links.

Yesterday saw a few guys play in some domestic cup competitions, including 18-year-old Duane Holmes making his professional debut in the Capital One Cup.  And it sounds like he played well.

Huddersfield’s best player on the night was 18-year-old substitute Duane Holmes, who terrified Hull with his direct running in the second half.

The Capital One Cup also gave us a Brad Friedel sighting in Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa.  Going back to last season, Friedel has a shutout streak of 357 minutes.  And that game also brought us this:

Will Packwood played and scored in a developmental squad match for Birmingham City this week.  Good to see him recovering from his brutal leg injury.

On top of being named to ESPN FC’s Team of the Week (and OT’s Player of the Week!), Brad Guzan was named to BBC’s Garth Crooks’s Team of the Week.  Guzan also did a Q&A with US Scccer’s website.

Geoff Cameron told some local press in the UK that he has been encouraged by Mark Hughes to push up the field more at Stoke City.

It doesn’t look like DaMarcus Beasley’s hamstring injury is that serious and he should play this weekend.

John Brooks’ dislocated elbow will keep him out for 2-3 weeks, which means he could miss the October qualifiers.

Luis Gil spoke to Brian Sciaretta about his recent interest from Mexico.  As for now, his heart is with the US.

Joshua Perez, 15-year-old youth player, has been training with Fiorentina’s reserve team the last three weeks.

And finally, a new USMNT project should be up on the site soon. This is something that I have been wanting to to do for the last two years, but I finally sat down and knocked a bunch of it out last night and should finalize things over the next week.  And Howie and I need to bring back the Top 5 Lists.  I might try to bring in some guest writers for that as well.

 
Categories: Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan, DaMarcus Beasley, Duane Holmes, Geoff Cameron, John Brooks, Joshua Perez, Luis Gil, Will Packwood
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Thursday morning linkage
   September 19, 2013 (12:40 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Some housekeeping from the last couple of days.

Tim Ream continues to play central/defensive midfield for Bolton and has an assist on Tuesday in a 2-2 draw (highlights).  Mark Yesilevskiy talked about his recent good play over at Lion Of Vienna Suite.

Eric Lichaj also had an assist on Tuesday in Nottingham Forest’s 2-2 draw (highlights).

Also in the Championship, Danny Williams assisted on Reading’s injury time game winner on Wednesday.  Seeing how more and more Championship teams are embracing Youtube (like the links above), hopefully there will be highlights of this tomorrow.

Alonso Hernandez help create Monterrey’s game-winning goal in their 1-0 win over Puebla Copa MX action on Tuesday (highlights).

Chukwudi Chijindu scored his eighth goal of the season in Thór’s 2-2 draw to Keflavík in Iceland on Wednesday.  His eight goals are tied for the sixth most in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild.  As always, our goal tracker is updated with his goal and others from the last week.

Apparently Mexico are going after Luis Gil.  Oh hell no.

If you score a couple of goals in Europe, there is a good chance Brian Sciaretta will talk to you.  This happened to Babajide Ogunbiyi this week.

British-American youth player Kris Scott (not to be confused with his brother Kyle Scott who broke his leg in February) signed a two-year deal with Swansea City after being with Stoke City.

Mr. Sciaretta also spoke to Omar Thompson this week who recently signed a pro deal with Wigan.

Top Draw Soccer tells us about youth goalkeeper’s Al Simpson’s training stints with various teams in England in the last couple months.

 
Categories: Al Simpson, Alonso Hernandez, Babajide Ogunbiyi, Chukwudi Chijindu, Danny Williams, Eric Lichaj, Kris Scott, Luis Gil, Omar Thompson, Tim Ream
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Here is the 2013 U-20 World Cup roster
   June 7, 2013 (8:17 AM) by Howie Michaels
 

GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Cody Cropper (Southampton FC; Maple Grove, Minn.), 12-Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara; Santa Rosa, Calif.), 21-Zach Steffen (FC DELCO; Downington, Pa.)

DEFENDERS (7): 13-Eric Miller (Creighton; Woodbury, Minn.), 3-Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Guadalajara; Riverside, Calif.), 5-Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), 18-Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), 4-Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg; Holly, Mich.), 14-Javan Torre (UCLA; Santa Monica, Calif.), 2-DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders; Seattle, Wash.)

MIDFIELDERS (5): 16-Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; Plano, Texas), 10-Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), 8-Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), 15-Mikey Lopez (Sporting Kansas City; Mission, Texas), 6-Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; Gahanna, Ohio)

FORWARDS (6): 20-Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna; Sacramento, Calif.), 17-Danny Garcia (North Carolina; Dallas, Texas), 7-Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.), 19-Alonso Hernandez (C.F. Monterrey; El Paso, Texas), 9-Mario Rodriguez (1. FC Kaiserslautern; North Hollywood, Calif.), 11-Jose Villarreal (LA Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.)

It’s pretty similar to the Toulon roster, with Steffen, Villarrael, Gil, Rodriguez, and Yedlin added. Jordan Morris, Alfred Koroma, Marlon Hairston, Dillon Serna, Collin Martin, and Jeffrey Payeras have been dropped.

Here is an interesting piece from the NY Times on the various backgrounds of players on the roster.

 
Categories: Alonso Hernandez, Benji Joya, Caleb Stanko, Cody Cropper, Daniel Cuevas, Danny Garcia, DeAndre Yedlin, Jose Villarreal, Juan Ocegueda, Luis Gil, Mario Rodriguez, Mikey Lopez, Shane O'Neill, US U-20 National Team
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I should be sleeping, but here are some links
   June 6, 2012 (1:46 AM) by Matt Benson
 

We have been mainly talking the USMNT around here lately, but here are some more club-oriented links (with some USMNT/U-20s stuff at the end).

Chievo Verona’s sporting director Luigi Sartori has told the media that they fully expect Michael Bradley to be on another team next season.  He claims that the club is hearing from top teams in Italy (Inter? Roma? Palermo?) as well as teams from Germany and England.

DaMarcus Beasley is staying at Puebla despite some interest from some other teams.

American midfielder Russell Canouse has signed a professional deal with TSG Hoffenheim this week.  The soon-to-be 17-year-old was Hoffenheim’s youth academy player of the year this past season and will join their U-19 team next season.

Staying in Germany, Parker Walsh, who played with Karlsruher SC II in the Regionallia this year, is a soon-to-be free agent and Greg Seltzer tells us that he has some suitors.

As for some U-20s news.

Luis Gil picked up an injury in camp last week, so Omar Salgado has been called in.  Before the team headed to South America this week, they played Houston Dynamo’s academy team in a scrimmage over the weekend with the U-20s winning 2-0.  Both goals were scored by Liverpool’s Villyan Bijev.

And for some USMNT stuff.

Here are some field level highlights of the Canada 0-0 draw.  And here are a few photos from the game.

Travis Clark talked to Terrence Boyd recently about his stint so far with the USMNT.

I will honestly admit that I know nothing about Antigua & Barbuda (we are playing two countries, right?), but luckily the guys over at The Shin Guardian know some stuff on the twin-island nation.

 
Categories: DaMarcus Beasley, Luis Gil, Michael Bradley, Omar Salgado, Parker Walsh, Russell Canouse, Terrence Boyd, Villyan Bijev
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A few random things for Monday
   April 2, 2012 (4:08 PM) by Matt Benson
 

First off, congrats to Bryan Gerzicich and Kiryat Shmona for winning the Israeli Premier League title today with a 0-0 draw to Hapoel Tel Aviv.  With the win, they earned a spot in next year’s Champions League qualifiers.   This was also Kiryat Shmona’s first time winning the Israeli Premier League, and as the SI.com article mentions, only the second time in more than two decades that someone outside Israel’s “Big Four” (Maccabi Haifa, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Beitar Jerusalem) won the title.

Conor O’Brien and SønderjyskE also played today in some Danish Superliga action.  O’Brien got the start and played 86 minutes in a 3-1 victory over AGF Aarhus.

Tab Ramos has called in 24 players for April’s U-20 camp, which will be held in Portland.  The bigger names include Luis Gil, Will Packwood and Juan Pablo Ocegueda.

One U-20 player not called into the camp, likely since he is just returning from injury, is goalkeeper Cody Cropper.  Cropper played in only his second game back from injury this past weekend with Ipswich Town’s U-18 team.

The US U-17 team is also playing this month in the 40th Mondial Minimes Tournament in France.  You can check out the roster for that here.

Finally, Jordan Seabrook was bouncing around Finland on various trials over the last couple months, but it looks like he has found a home with Enköpings SK in Sweden’s third tier.

 
Categories: Bryan Gerzicich, Cody Cropper, Conor O'Brien, Jordan Seabrook, Juan Ocegueda, Luis Gil, US U-20 National Team, Will Packwood
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Late night linking
   November 7, 2011 (11:38 PM) by Matt Benson
 

I already posted two USMNT tidbits earlier today, but here are a few more things.

Soccer America has a two-part Q & A with Jurgen Klinsmann:  Part 1 | Part 2

Speaking of Klinsi, Jon Levy over at The Yanks are Coming has a funny flow chart on how Jurgen makes his USMNT roster selections.

Moving on to the U-23 team, Brian “I know the family tree of any player in Germany” Sciaretta introduces us to defender Royal-Dominique Fennell.  He was probably one of the few guys on the U-23 camp roster that people know the least about.

Two more players from teams bounced from the MLS playoffs were added to that U-23 camp.  The lucky winners (or losers from the MLS playoffs):  Teal Bunbury and Luis Gil.

And finally, here is a local TV story on Josh Gatt.  That first highlight of him in high school, he just makes the opposing team look silly.

 
Categories: Josh Gatt, Luis Gil, Royal-Dominique Fennell, Teal Bunbury, US Men's National Team
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