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Here is your US-Ukraine pre-game primer
   March 5, 2014 (12:01 AM) by Matt
 

Here is a quick rundown of things you might want to look at before today’s game.

» The game is at 2 PM Eastern on ESPN2, WatchESPN and UniMas.

» Ukraine is ranked #18 by FIFA and #21 by Elo, while the US is #13 by FIFA and #13 by Elo.

» Here are the official game notes by US Soccer.  As for some random stats/facts:

The US is 0-2-1 all-time against Ukraine with Ukraine winning the last meeting, 1-0, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on October 23, 1993.  This is also the first meeting between these two teams outside the United States.

This will be the US’s first neutral site friendly since beating Australia, 3-1, in Roodepoort, South Africa prior to the 2010 World Cup.

With 52 career wins, Tim Howard is one win shy of tying Kasey Keller for the most in USMNT history by a goalkeeper.

» The usual suspects, The Shin Guardian and The Yanks Are Coming, have some game previews up for you.

» Here is a US Soccer video on Edgar Castillo and his family.

» Some other goodies from around the interwebs to read:

Apparently all the cool kids are doing oral histories of the 1994 team as here is another good one by Seth Vertelney.

ESPN’s Doug McIntyre takes a look at Landon Donovan’s legacy with Donovan turning 32 yesterday.

Brad Friedel thinks, and I think most would agree, that the weak link position-wise for the USMNT right now is the backline.

While Aron Johannsson is having himself a nice little season, some people might be forgetting how well Terrence Boy has been playing this year as well.

Stuart Holden will undergo a scan of his knee in the UK before heading back to the US to meet up with his surgeon to check out his knee.

And finally, as expected, Michael Stephens has signed with Bob Bradley’s Stabæk.

 
Categories: Aron Johannsson, Brad Friedel, Edgar Castillo, Landon Donovan, Michael Stephens, Stuart Holden, Terrence Boyd, US Men's National Team
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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Highlights
   February 20, 2014 (1:06 PM) by Matt
 

Brad Friedel got the start between the sticks in Tottenham’s 1-0 loss to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Europa League on Thursday.  Here is the lone goal of the game.

 
Categories: Brad Friedel, Highlights
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Links for Tuesday morning
   December 17, 2013 (1:19 AM) by Matt
 

Lets dive right into it.

Landon Donovan spoke at a Galaxy town-hall meeting on Sunday and shot down any rumors linking him to Mexico and any winter loans to Europe.  Sounds like he wants to rest up before diving back into the MLS/World Cup grind.

As for Clint Dempsey and his rumored loan move to Europe, the latest and the most believable of the moment has him headed back to West London with Fulham for two months.  But nothing official has come out yet (The Guardian cites US sources yet everything in the US is citing The Guardian/various European sites.  Yay transfer rumors!).

CONCACAF announced the winners of the inaugural CONCACAF awards this past weekend.  Tim Howard won Goalkeeper of the Year, while Jurgen Klinsmann won Coach of the Year.

UEFA held its draw for the knockout stages of Champions League and Europa League.  In Champions League, Jermaine Jones and Schalke landed Real Madrid.  As for Europa League, Brad Friedel and Tottenham will play FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, while Aron Johannsson and AZ Alkmaar got FC Slovan Liberec.

Bob Bradley has turned down an offer with the Vancouver Whitecaps to seek opportunities overseas.  Bob also admits the interest from Norwegian side Stabaek which we posted about a couple weeks ago.  Bradley also did an interview recently with KingFut.com.

John Brooks was subbed out of Hertha Berlin’s game in the first half this weekend after being at fault for one of the goals.  His manager, Jos Luhukay, also told him (via the press) that he needs to grow up and become an adult.

Who knows if they will continue to scout him or not with the recent firing of Steve Clarke, but it looks like West Brom scouts have been paying attention to Timmy Chandler.

Brian Sciaretta spoke to German-American fullback Jeremy Toljan last week.  But from the sounds of it, it doesn’t look like he has a huge connection with the US.  Who knows though.

USMNT forward Eddie Johnson sounds like he is close to making a move to D.C. United.

Stuart Holden is back in the UK to finish up his rehabbing and poked his head into the Bolton locker room this past weekend.

For those of you that don’t follow Liga MX in Mexico, Leon just won the title this fall with Mexican-American goalkeeper William Yarbrough.

Staying in Mexico, Jonathan Bornstein could finally be on the way out at Tigres according to a couple different reports in Mexico.

And finally, in case you missed it yesterday, Steve Clark is returning to the US to play for the Columbus Crew.

 
Categories: Aron Johannsson, Bob Bradley, Brad Friedel, Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson, Jeremy Toljan, Jermaine Jones, John Brooks, Jonathan Bornstein, Landon Donovan, Steve Clark, Stuart Holden, Tim Howard, Timothy Chandler, William Yarbrough
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Friday morning linkage
   November 8, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt
 

A few more links before the weekend.

Terrence Boyd scored two goals yesterday.  You can check out the highlights here and here is a photo of Boyd celebrating after one of the goals.  That gives him 10 goals across all competitions this season.  Only Aron Johannsson (12 goals) has scored more among USMNT players in Europe in 2013-14.

Also in Europa League action on Thursday, Brad Friedel got the start for Tottenham at 42-years-old, becoming the oldest player ever to start a Europa League match as the Spurs won 2-1.  Here are some photos from the game.

As Howie posted yesterday, Bahia has decided to not renew Freddy Adu’s contract once it it ends in December.  He has appeared in only seven games across all competitions since joining the club in April.  Bahia is Adu’s seventh team since leaving Real Salt Lake in 2007.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has just been put on Over There’s hit list.  He doesn’t like Sacha Kljestan’s mustache (outrage!) causing our favorite mustached player to tell him to check out his own nose.

We posted earlier this week that Steve Cherundolo was still training on his own since his knee had a little setback, but now it looks like he has returned to full training with the team.

Danny Williams has also returned to full training with Reading this week.  He hasn’t played in a game since September due to a bone bruise on his foot.

I guess there was some British reports claiming Nottingham Forest interest in a loan for Brek Shea, but Greg Seltzer shoots down that report.

There was a story a couple weeks ago about MLS interest for Benji Joya and Daniel Cuevas.  Tom Marshall is reporting that the teams interested seem to be the Chicago Fire, Philadelphia Union, San Jose Earthquakes and Chivas USA, while Mexican side Puebla are also interested in Joya.  And you can add a “team from Denmark” and Mexican second division club Lobos BUAP as other suitors for Cuevas.

And finally, it appears that Swansea City’s U-21 player Kris Scott got invited to the US U-20 camp in Italy next week.

 
Categories: Benji Joya, Brad Friedel, Brek Shea, Daniel Cuevas, Daniel Williams, Freddy Adu, Kris Scott, Sacha Kljestan, Steve Cherundolo, Terrence Boyd
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Tottenham vs. Hull City Highlights
   October 30, 2013 (9:20 PM) by Matt
 

We had a Brad Friedel sighting today.  Friedel got the start between the sticks today in Tottenham’s 2-2 (8-7 PKs) win over Hull City in the Capital One Cup.  Here are all the goals as well as all the penalty kicks.

 
Categories: Brad Friedel, Highlights
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Hump day links
   September 25, 2013 (12:02 AM) by Matt
 

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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Europa League draw has been completed
   August 30, 2013 (8:53 AM) by Howie
 

UEFA has conducted the draw for the Europa League. Three Americans will compete in this year’s edition:

Terrence Boyd and Rapid Vienna are in Group G with Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine), Genk (Belgium), and Thun (Switzerland).

Brad Friedel and Tottenham Hotspur will be in Group K with Anzhi Makhachkala (Russia), Sheriff Tiraspol (Moldova), and  Tromsø (Norway). While many are familiar with the (now-declining) oddities of Anzhi, Sheriff Tiraspol is the more interesting opponent, as the club is located in Transnistria, a breakaway republic of Moldova that still embraces aspects of the Soviet ideology.

Aron Johannsson and AZ are in Group L with PAOK (Greece), Maccabi Haifa (Israel), and Shakhter Karagandy (Kazakhstan). So, while we’ll say that Johannson is playing in a European competition, he’s actually making two trips to Asia.

 

 

 
Categories: Aron Johannsson, Brad Friedel, Terrence Boyd
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Sunderland vs. Tottenham Photos
   July 25, 2013 (10:30 AM) by Matt
 

We posted highlights yesterday of Sunderland’s 3-1 win over Tottenham in a Barclays Asia Trophy match in Hong Kong.  Jozy Altidore had an assist, while both Clint Dempsey and Brad Friedel played for Tottenham.  I stumbled across some photos taken by a Getty Images AsiaPac photographer (via Zimbio) and thought I would post a few of them.  Hit up after the jump to see some more.

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Categories: Brad Friedel, Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore
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Sunderland vs. Tottenham Highlights
   July 24, 2013 (11:08 AM) by Matt
 

Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey and Brad Friedel have now faced off against each other as Sunderland and Tottenham met up in a Barclays Asia Trophy match in Hong Kong on Wednesday.  Both Dempsey and Altidore started for their teams, while Friedel came off the bench in the second half for Spurs.  Tottenham took a 1-0 lead, but Jozy Altidore assisted on Sunderland’s first goal and he nearly scored on Friedel in the second half as the Black Cats pumped in two more goals to win 3-1.  Here are the highlights, including Jozy’s assist.

 
Categories: Brad Friedel, Clint Dempsey, Highlights, Jozy Altidore
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Thursday morning linkage
   July 18, 2013 (12:02 AM) by Matt
 

Jurgen Klinsmann decided to use all four of his post-group stage roster swaps for the Gold Cup.  Looks like he wants to solidify that back with Matt Besler and Omar Gonzalez.  Ticket sales have increased to 43,000 for Sunday’s doubleheader according to Steven Goff.

Jon Arnold wrote another good interview for the site.  It was with Tony Taylor and talks about his move to Cyprus and playing in Europa League.  You should go read it so Jon will do more of these for the site.  Everyone wins!

The German Regionalliga has already started up and Julian Green scored two goals in a 4-2 win on Wednesday.  And someone decided to create a video of his preseason goals with Bayern Munich’s first team.

Diego Chavarri scored in his Iranian debut with Gostaresh Foolad on Wednesday.  And here is an interview that he did with Marca about being an American playing in Iran.

As I posted yesterday, Sebastian Lletget played well in West Ham’s friendly this week.  And here are some video highlights from the game.  He has one shot at the 4:40 mark and shows off some fancy footwork around the 5:50 mark.

I don’t think I posted this last week, but Danny Williams scored a goal in Reading’s friendly against Jon-Paul Pittman and Wycombe Wanderers.  Here is a photo of Williams from the game.

Tim Ream started at left back for Bolton in a preseason friendly against Rotherham United on Tuesday.

Who needs Jozy Altidore when you have Aron Johannsson?  Johannsson scored two goals and recorded an assist in AZ Alkmaar’s 3-0 win in a friendly against MVV.

Timothy Chandler is back from his knee injury and went 90 minutes in Nurnberg’s 3-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach in a friendly.

Here is a photo of Brad Friedel sporting Tottenham’s new goalkeeper kit from a recent friendly.

Geoff Cameron wants to impress new manager Mark Hughes.

Tyler Ruthven left the club recently and now goalkeeper Bryan Meredith has left Brage and is currently training with the Seattle Sounders.

Cody Cropper is starting the season with Southampton’s U-21 team.

The Charles Renken and Aubrey Perry traveling summer trial/training party is back at Nyköping.

Former US U-20er Victor Garza is on trial with Turkish club Samsunspor.

And Conor Doyle and Derby County have new away kits for this upcoming season.

 
Categories: Aron Johannsson, Aubrey Perry, Brad Friedel, Bryan Meredith, Charles Renken, Cody Cropper, Conor Doyle, Daniel Williams, Diego Chavarri, Geoff Cameron, Julian Green, Sebastian Lletget, Tim Ream, Timothy Chandler, Tony Taylor, Victor Garza
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