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Rangers vs. Queen of the South Highlights
   August 30, 2015 (11:10 AM) by Matt Benson

In his second game with the club, Gedion Zelalem got the start and assisted on another goal in Rangers’ 5-1 win over Queen of the South on Sunday.  Here is his assist.

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A bunch of youthful links for Thursday
   August 27, 2015 (12:03 AM) by Matt Benson

It has been a good week for US youth players.

Lynden Gooch scored in his third straight U21 game over the weekend (highlights), which led to him making his Sunderland senior team debut in their Capital One Cup win over Exeter City (photo).  And he spoke to Sunderland’s website following his debut.

Gedion Zelalem officially went on loan to Rangers this week.  Rangers’ website has a photo gallery of his first training session and an interview with him.  Then he went out to make his debut in yesterday’s Scottish Cup match against Airdrieonians and end up with two assists (and a hockey assist on a third goal) in the 5-0 win (highlights).

Andrija Novakovich scored a goal over the weekend in Reading U21s’ 2-1 win over Liverpool (highlights).

Andrija Novakovich’s former teammate at Reading, Aleks Gogic, spoke to Will about his time at Reading and his current stint with the Nike Academy.

Julian Green scored a goal in Bayern Munich II’s 2-1 win against Bayreuth on Tuesday.  Still no highlights available just yet, but here is a photo of Green in action.

Amando Moreno scored another goal with Tijuana’s U20 team over the weekend.  That gives him three goals on the season at the U20 level.

Cody Cropper got the start and made a couple saves in MK Dons’ 2-1 win over Cardiff City in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday (highlights).

A slight break from the youth train.  Geoff Cameron scored the clinching penalty kick (and it was nicely taken) in Stoke City’s 1-1 (8-7 on PKs) victory over Luton Town in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday (highlights).  And Matt Taylor has been on fire for Saarbrücken, scoring over the weekend against Pirmasens (highlights) and this week against Spielberg (highlights).

But you don’t care about these vets, you want more information on youth players.

The last time we heard about the US U-17 team, they lost their first game of the Vaclav Jezek Tournament.  They followed that up with draws against Slovenia and Slovakia.  Then finished the tournament with a win over Ukraine.

While he plays with Fulham’s U21 team, Emerson Hyndman has been called in to the US U-23s’ September camp.

US U-17 forward (and dual national) Kai Koreniuk has accepted a call-up with Netherlands’ U-18 team.

Josh Deaver has three different tweets about Ben Lederman’s current situation with Barcelona.

O When The Yanks gives us an update on Djair Parfitt-Williams’ citizenship.  He has become a regular with West Ham United’s U21 team.

Bayern Munich just spent €500,000 on 16-year-old midfielder Timothy Tillman.  He is a dual national of Germany and the United States.  He has featured for Germany’s U15 team, but he has told O When The Yanks that he would be interested in the US.

French-American forward Dylan Alexis Romney is now on loan with Savona from Inter Milan.

Former US international and youth coach Hugo Perez is now going to be an assistant coach for El Salvador.

Robbie Kristo spurned MLS for Italian Serie B side Spezia back in February and now he is headed out on loan to Fidelis Andria in Lega Pro (third tier).

Devann Yao finished last season with Neustrelitz and now he is still in Germany but with Kickers Offenbach.

Probably won’t know the USMNT roster for September’s friendlies until after this weekend, but here is Peru’s roster.

Copa America Centenario is taking place next summer.  We just don’t know whether CONCACAF will be involved or not.

DeAndre Yedlin is getting some loan interest from teams in England and Spain.

Tijuana’s website has a little story up on Paul Arriola.

San Diego State product Ata Ozbay has signed with Finn Harps in Ireland.

And finally, Kenya Brown caught up with Alex DeJohn about his season in Norway.

Categories: Aleks Gogic, Alex DeJohn, Amando Moreno, Andrija Novakovich, Ata Ozbay, Ben Lederman, Cody Cropper, DeAndre Yedlin, Devann Yao, Djair Parfitt-Williams, Emerson Hyndman, Gedion Zelalem, Geoff Cameron, Hugo Perez, Julian Green, Kai Koreniuk, Lynden Gooch, Matt Taylor, Paul Arriola, Robbie Kristo, Timothy Tillman, US Men's National Team, US U-17 National Team
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Rangers vs. Airdrieonians Highlights
   August 26, 2015 (4:26 PM) by Matt Benson

Gedion Zelalem got the start in his Rangers debut (sporting the number #8) and is being credited with two assists (although his teammate did all the work on the second one) in Rangers’ 5-0 win over Airdrieonians in the Scottish Cup.  Here are his assists.

Categories: Gedion Zelalem, Highlights

Gedion Zelalem officially going on loan to Rangers
   August 24, 2015 (10:51 AM) by Matt Benson


It was hinted at for most of last week, including a Gedion Zelalem sighting at this weekend’s game, but Rangers officially announced the loan signing of Zelalem until January.

Described as ‘imaginative in possession and blessed with clever movement’ on Arsenal’s official website, Zelalem will bolster Mark Warburton’s attacking options and the manager is delighted to welcome him into his squad.

He said: “It’s nice to have him on board and a lot of work has been done. I’m thankful to some really good people at Arsenal and the work done by people here at Rangers.

“There is no doubt he is a very talented young player and I’m sure he’ll have an impact for us.”

The loan agreement will be reviewed in January.

As I posted last week, Rangers have been slowing making their way back to the Scottish Premier League after being sent down to the Third Division (fourth tier) in 2012-13 following financial issues.  After winning promotion in back-to-back seasons, they finished third last year in the Championship, lost out to Motherwell in the final of the promotion playoffs and are currently in the Championship for the second consecutive season.

Their new manager, Mark Warburton, also seems like a guy who likes youth players.  He is one of the founders of NextGen Series (a now defunct youth tournament in Europe) and has already brought in two other youth players on loan from Tottenham (Dominic Ball and Nathan Oduwa).

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Report – Gedion Zelalem could go on loan to Rangers this season
   August 19, 2015 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson

Fresh off a goal with Arsenal’s U21 team last weekend, Gedion Zelalem could be headed to Scotland this season on loan to Rangers according to some reports out of the UK.

Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem is in Glasgow as he considers an offer to join Rangers on loan.

The 18-year-old, who has dual American and Germany nationality, is expected to hold talks later this week.

A loan move for Zelalem is probably a good thing and shows that Arsenal still have interest in the 18-year-old if they want him to get more playing time aside from playing with their U21 team (and playing in a league known for its physicality).

One of the two most famous clubs in Scotland, Rangers have been slowing making their way back to the Scottish Premier League after being sent down to the Third Division (fourth tier) in 2012-13 following financial issues.  After winning promotion in back-to-back seasons, they finished third last year in the Championship, lost out to Motherwell in the final of the promotion playoffs and are currently in the Championship for the second consecutive season.

Rangers is also a club that is no stranger to Americans with DaMarcus Beasley, Carlos Bocanegra, Maurice Edu, Alejandro Bedoya and Claudio Reyna having all played for the club.

Thoughts on the possible loan move?

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A few links for Tuesday
   August 18, 2015 (12:03 AM) by Matt Benson

Rapid fire links!

Our goal tracker has been updated with all the goals from this weekend.

Jake Keegan also scored a goal on Monday.

Gedion Zelalem scored a nice little goal for Arsenal’s U21 team last Friday.  Zelalem also talked to Arsenal’s website about the game.

Howie posted some German news yesterday.  Fabian Johnson is going to be out for a while with an injury, Andrew Wooten could be called in for the USMNT’s September friendlies and Joe Gyau gives us an injury update.

Genk are interested in acquiring LA Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes.

Tim Howard recorded his 127th career Premier League shutout this past weekend, third most among current Premier League goalkeepers.

It looks like William Yarbrough has lost the starting goalkeeper job at Leon.

Brandon Vazquez scored two goals with Tijuana’s U17 team last week.  He also spoke to Tijuana’s website/social media team about the goals.

Vazquez is part of the US U-17 team currently in Pardubice, Czech Republic for a tournament.  They begin play later today.

Lynden Gooch scored a goal yesterday with Sunderland’s U21 team.’s Thomas Floyd also belongs to the #FreeBenny cause.

And what seems like the longest “wrapping up” of a transfer ever, all signs point to Tim Ream finally joining up with Fulham.  Hopefully I can post something official later today.

Categories: Andrew Wooten, Benny Feilhaber, Brandon Vazquez, Fabian Johnson, Gedion Zelalem, Gyasi Zardes, Jake Keegan, Joe Gyau, Luca de la Torre, Lynden Gooch, Tim Howard, Tim Ream, US U-17 National Team, William Yarbrough

Arsenal U21s vs. Fulham U21s Highlights
   August 16, 2015 (2:51 PM) by Matt Benson

In a game that saw three American youth players play (Gedion Zelalem, Emerson Hyndman and Luca de la Torre), Gedion Zelalem scored the lone goal in Arsenal’s 1-0 win on Friday.  Here is his goal.

Categories: Emerson Hyndman, Gedion Zelalem, Highlights, Luca de la Torre
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Gedion Zelalem doing Gedion Zelalem things
   July 29, 2015 (7:04 PM) by Matt Benson

Gedion Zelalem is currently down in South Africa with one of Arsenal’s youth teams and he had a nice day against Celtic on Wednesday.  Let’s first start off with this dirty assist.

Then later in the match, he scored from the penalty spot with this lovely attempt.

So yeah, he is good at soccer.

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It has been a while since we did one of these links posts
   June 23, 2015 (1:16 AM) by Matt Benson

Some of these links might be a little old.  Some of these links might be only a couple days old.  And some of these links will be new.

Good talk.

While we had one DeAndre Yedlin loan rumor last week, all signs are pointing to him going out on loan next season.

As Grant Wahl first reported when the Gold Cup provisional roster was released, Stoke City wanted Geoff Cameron to take time off to rest up.

Speaking of the Gold Cup roster, the final 23-man roster should be released today or tomorrow.  And before it comes out, take a look at John D. Halloran’s guess at the final roster.  And Clint Dempsey will not be suspended for the tournament.

Staying with the Gold Cup theme, Costa Rica will be without the services of goalkeeper Keylor Navas due to injury.

Also in injury news, Josh Gatt’s knee injury is not serious after a second opinion.

In classic silly season form, it looks like we are still waiting to hear whether Bobby Wood will sign with Stuttgart or not.  According to Greg Seltzer, Kaiserslautern is also in the running.

Seltzer has been dropping a bunch of other nuggets over the last couple weeks.  Everyone’s favorite Armenian Premier League Golden Boot winner Cesar Romero is getting interest from Serbia and Russia.

Also courtesy of Mr. Seltzer, Cody Cropper turned down an offer from one MLS team and he is getting some interest from a couple teams in England.

Zak Whitbread has also had some early talks with teams in England and back here in the US.

Down in Mexico, Michael Orozco made a fiscal decision and signed with Club Tijuana.

Good ol’ sources have told Ives Galarcep that Herculez Gomez is in talks with the New York Cosmos and he is getting some interest from MLS.

Shawn Barry has been kicking it with LASK Linz in Austria the last few seasons and he has parlayed his recent success to a move to German 2. Bundesliga side FSV Frankfurt.

Hertha Berlin has offered John Brooks a contract extension through 2019.

Here is some more coal to throw into the Gedion Zelalem hype train fire.

Shaquell Moore signed with Huracan in Spain’s third division back in May and they are one game away from playing in the second division.

Bobby Warshaw wrote some words on Michael Bradley.

Björn Maars Johnsen scored three goals in a friendly last week.

The second round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying finished up earlier this month.  The third round draw will take place in late July.

And finally, O When The Yanks introduces us to teenager Ian Hoffmann who is doing well at FC Köln.

Categories: Björn Maars Johnsen, Bobby Wood, Cesar Romero, Clint Dempsey, Cody Cropper, DeAndre Yedlin, Gedion Zelalem, Geoff Cameron, Herculez Gomez, John Brooks, Josh Gatt, Michael Bradley, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Shaquell Moore, Shawn Barry, US Men's National Team, Zak Whitbread

Gedion Zelalem vs. Myanmar/New Zealand
   June 3, 2015 (6:34 AM) by Matt Benson

Choo choo.  All aboard the Gedion Zelalem hype train.

Categories: Gedion Zelalem, US U-20 National Team

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