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Matthew Dunn signs with Chivas USA
   April 17, 2014 (3:31 PM) by Howie Michaels

Matthew Dunn, who once upon a time (2011, to be precise) captained ‘Merica at the U-17 World Cup, has signed with Chivas USA. The signing had been rumored (reported? He was posting about it on Facebook) but wasn’t official until today, most likely because MLS was trying to figure out what mechanism would allow him to enter the league as a former youth international but still reunite with his former U-17 coach, Wilmer Cabrera.

Dunn is a product of Köln’s youth academy and was with OFK Beograd in some capacity during the 2012 season. The 20 year-old midfielder spent last year at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, a small liberal arts school in Franchophone Maine that is a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (I had literally never heard of it until Dunn) that is apparently okay with former professionals in its ranks. He had a strong year with the Bengals, scoring 7 goals along with dishing out 10 assists in 17 games although I am not going to try to gauge the level of play in USCAA.

Categories: Matthew Dunn

A little bit of this and a little bit of that
   February 20, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson


Brek Shea played well in a recent closed-door scrimmage for Stoke City against Scunthorpe United and could possibly make the gameday roster this weekend when the Potters travel to London to play Fulham.

The US-Costa Rica qualifier in Denver is officially a sellout.

Peter Hirdt gives us our Landon Donovan/Jozy Altidore stat of the day:

Yep, Altidore has scored 11 of his 13 international goals w/ Donovan on the field (2 goals in 1300+ min w/out LD)

Some guys in action on Tuesday.  Jonathan Spector went the full 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 0-0 draw to Sheffield Wednesday.  Stuart Holden was an unused sub in Bolton’s 1-1 draw to Derby County.

As for last night, Ventura Alvarado, a 20-year-old Mexican-American, scored his first professional goal in Club America’s 3-1 win over Necaxa (highlights here).  If you don’t know much on Alvarado, Brian Sciaretta interviewed him back in August.  And Joe Corona and Edgar Castillo both started with Castillo help setting up the lone goal of the game as Tijuana defeated Colombian champions Millonarios in Tijuana’s Copa Libertadores debut (highlights here).

There is some internet speculation (so it must be true!) that Jurgen Klinsmann contacted Rogelio Funes Mori and Michael Hoyos about a possible USMNT call-up.  That said, some people don’t think Funes Mori is a US citizen, while Hoyos has not been the same since a car accident in 2011.

Staying with the car accident theme, Ravi Ubha of ESPN FC has an interview up with Charlie Davies.

Marc Pelosi had successful surgery on his broke leg on Monday.  If you want to see the harsh tackle that caused it, here you go (around the 9:25 mark).

There is still no word on whether Juan Ocegueda will play for Chivas Guadalajara or Chivas USA once he returns from U-20 duty.

U-20 midfielder Matthew Dunn is currently on trial with the Colorado Rapids.  Dunn has been with OFK Beograde in Serbia.

And finally, Ben Spencer started for Molde FK yesterday in a friendly against Kristiansund.

Categories: Ben Spencer, Brek Shea, Charlie Davies, Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona, Jonathan Spector, Jozy Altidore, Juan Ocegueda, Landon Donovan, Marc Pelosi, Matthew Dunn, Michael Hoyos, Rogelio Funes Mori, Stuart Holden, US Men's National Team, Ventura Alvarado

Some tidbits for Monday
   December 19, 2011 (4:27 PM) by Matt Benson

The biggest news of the day has been Edson Buddle’s agent tweeting that the forward will be training at West Ham United this week.  For those out of the loop, Buddle was sent home from FC Ingolstadt a week early before the Bundesliga winter break, which prompted most people to think that he has had a falling out with new manager Tomas Oral.  Greg Seltzer is reporting that Buddle was able to leave the team a week early due since Ingolstadt “have been directed to trim the budget.”

I’m also hoping Klinsmann has Buddle on some secret recruiting trip for Danny Potts (where is Urban Meyer when you need him?!).

English League Two side Southend United have given Jemal Johnson notice that they plan to terminate his contract following an arrest outside some nightclub back in October.  Johnson has appeared in five league games for Southend United this season.

US U-17 midfielder Matthew Dunn is set to sign with Serbian club OFK Beograd when he turns 18 in January.  Dunn, who played in all four games at this past summer’s U-17 World Cup, will join fellow American Danny Barrera (FK Spartak Subotica) in the Serbian SuperLiga.

Jurgen Klinsmann has found another assistant coach for the USMNT according to the Austrian soccer federation.  That man is Andreas Herzog, who was coaching Austria’s U-21 team and is a former teammate of Klinsmann from his days at Bayern Munich (as well as a former LA Galaxy player late in his career).

That is it for today.  I will be traveling around the US tomorrow (fingers crossed for no huge delays) as I am headed back to my parents for the week, so don’t expect too many updates tomorrow.

Categories: Edson Buddle, Jemal Johnson, Matthew Dunn, US Men's National Team
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