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Catching up on Tuesday
   December 20, 2011 (11:24 PM) by Matt

Finally made it to my parents after a day at the airport.  Now they are asleep and I am stuck on West Coast time, although it allowed me to catch up on all the news and notes from the day.

Howie just posted about Brian Span heading to Sweden.  With the MLS SuperDraft coming up, it is that time of year where a bunch of newer guys will start to pop up in smaller leagues across Europe.

A few guys saw the field on Tuesday.  Zak Whitbread went the full 90 minutes in Norwich City’s 2-2 draw to Wolves.  It is nice to see him logging these minutes again.  In the DFB Pokal, Timothy Chandler went the full 90 minutes in Nurnberg’s 1-0 loss to Greuther Fürth.  And Fabian Johnson (90 minutes) and Danny Williams (seven minutes) both played in Hoffenheim’s 2-1 victory over Augsburg.

Amobi Okugo recently told Brent Latham that his training stint at Freiburg could turn out to be something more than just a training stint.

The US Soccer YNT blog has a bunch a little things up on the U-23 camp.

SI’s Steve Davis spoke to Jurgen Klinsmann about Klinsi’s desire for the US players to train year round.

One of those players following that plan is Landon Donovan.  Mark Lawrenson of the Liverpool Daily Post gives his thoughts on the move.  And Everton manager David Moyes spoke to about Donovan.

Some of you might have already saw Tony Taylor’s goal from this past weekend.  Now here is your chance to meet his teammate and Atletico CP’s starting goalkeeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell.

Now for some fun rumorville time with the January transfer window quickly approaching us.  First up is Robbie Rogers to Leeds, while the second name of the day is Eddie Johnson to Puebla.

Categories: Amobi Okugo, Brian Span, Caleb Patterson-Sewell, Daniel Williams, Eddie Johnson, Fabian Johnson, Landon Donovan, Robbie Rogers, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team, US U-23 National Team, Zak Whitbread

Some post-Turkey weekend links
   November 28, 2011 (7:30 PM) by Matt

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends.

A new name for our MLS players training in Europe list has emerged today as Amobi Okugo is headed to Germany to train with SC Freiburg.  Freiburg has already opened its arms to fellow MLS-er Perry Kitchen.

I posted this earlier today, but Steven Goff found out the roster for the upcoming MLS Generation Adidas tour to Europe.  This year they are headed to the Netherlands to train and play some friendlies.

US U-23 defender Greg Garza is on trial with Mexican side Club Tijuana.  Garza has been in Traffic Sports limboland since leaving Portuguese second division club Estoril earlier this year.  According to the Ives link, he was recommended to Club Tijuana by midfielder and fellow U-23/U-20 camp teammate from earlier this month Joe Corona.

Sticking with the youth theme, Michael Hoyos recently told is still open to playing for the US.  Hoyos was born in California, but moved to Argentina when he was 15-years-old.  The 20-year-old forward currently plays for Estudiantes de La Plata in Argentina and recently played for Argentina’s youth team at the Pan American Games.

Some of you might have noticed that Carlos Bocanegra did not play this weekend for Rangers.  Captain America picked up a slight hamstring tear in a recent practice and is expected to miss at least two weeks.

And finally, thanks to Todd for sending this in, but here is a video interview with Robbie Findley as he talks about missing Thanksgiving and his time so far with Nottingham Forest.

Categories: Amobi Okugo, Carlos Bocanegra, Greg Garza, Michael Hoyos, Robbie Findley

MLS players training in Europe list
   November 16, 2011 (9:44 PM) by Matt

Someone on twitter suggested keeping track of all these MLS players who are training in Europe this offseason, so I decided to keep this list, which I will update whenever a new name pops up.  So if you know of anyone I am missing, please leave the player and some kind of link to a news story on them training in Europe in the comments.

Here is who I can think of off the top of my head:

Juan Agudelo – VfB Stuttgart & Liverpool
Kyle Beckerman – Kaiserslautern
Bill Hamid – West Bromwich Albion
Sean Johnson – Everton
Perry Kitchen – SC Freiburg
Jeff Larentowicz – Bolton Wanderers
Zac MacMath – Everton
Amobi Okugo – SC Freiburg
Zach Pfeffer – TSG Hoffenheim
Tim Ream – West Bromwich Albion & Bolton Wanderers
Robbie Rogers – Kaiserslautern
Omar Salgado – Fulham
Brek Shea – Arsenal

Categories: Amobi Okugo, Bill Hamid, Brek Shea, Jeff Larentowicz, Juan Agudelo, Kyle Beckerman, Omar Salgado, Perry Kitchen, Robbie Rogers, Sean Johnson, Tim Ream, Zac MacMath, Zach Pfeffer