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A couple links for Tuesday
   December 10, 2013 (12:17 AM) by Matt

Only a couple things for Tuesdays.

In case you missed it over the weekend, a report from The Guardian has the US and England playing a pre-World Cup friendly in the Miami area.

Steven Goff has your weekend recap for the various Americans playing abroad.  As for Monday, Babajide Ogunbiyi went the distance and scored an own goal in a 5-0 loss.

The US U-17 team kicked off the 2013 Nike International Friendlies with a 2-1 loss to Portugal.  They gave up the winning goal during extra time in the second half.  I am guessing highlights will become available in the near future.  You can also check out the US roster right here.

Geoff Cameron thinks Stoke City can finish in the top half of the Premier League table.

RIP to Tim Howard’s beard.

Here is another fun Google-translated article on John Brooks.

In the MLS European training stints department, Wil Trapp is headed to Holland to train with PEC Zwolle.

Blackburn Rovers’ Adam Henley saw the field this weekend, his first first team action since last March.

Josh Deaver recently talked to Caleb Stanko about his development in Germany and his goals.

And finally, Devann Yao has parted ways with Belgian Third Division side UR La Louvière Centre.  He had appeared in 12 games (no goals) since joining the team in August.

Categories: Adam Henley, Babajide Ogunbiyi, Caleb Stanko, Devann Yao, Geoff Cameron, John Brooks, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, Wil Trapp
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More than a few days worth of links
   December 12, 2012 (11:15 PM) by Matt

A bunch of goodies from the last week.

Clint Dempsey was named Fútbol de Primera’s US Soccer 2012 Player of the Year for the second straight year.  It was Dempsey’s third time winning the award (also in 2006), but Michael Bradley probably would have won my vote.

Speaking of Dempsey, Fulham have accepted Liverpool’s apology over their recruitment of Dempsey over the summer and have withdrawn their complaint.

Tim Howard will be making his 200th consecutive Premier League appearance on Saturday.  Timmy!

Steve Davis had breakfast with Jurgen Klinsmann recently and they talked about Carlos Bocanegra’s current role with the USMNT.

Bobby Wood has played his way into a new contract with 1860 Munich through the 2014-15 season.

Brian Sciaretta caught up with Sebastian Lletget to talk about breaking through with West Ham United.

Bryan Gerzicich has been cleared to play again for Ironi Kiryat Shmona after picking up a calf injury.

Benny Feilhaber signed with Sporting KC this week, but he apparently had some European suitors according to Greg Seltzer.

Seltzer also tells us that Alejandro Bedoya has been offered an extension by Helsingborg, while Swedish champions Elfsborg are also interested in his services.

A bunch of clubs are interested in Michael Parkhurst, who is now a free agent.

Jamie Hill ponders what a 2013 Olympic team would look like if there was one this year.

According to this report, Klinsmann has contacted Aron Johannsson about playing for the US and he “is now in doubt” over his decision.

Conor O’Brien has turned down a couple offers already and is meeting up with some more new teams according to his agent.

Rapid Vienna might be interested in Mix Diskerud.  Much like with Boyd’s move, USMNT assistant Andreas Herzog was the reference.  Speaking of Boyd, here is a Google-translated interview he recently did.

Adam Henley was invited to the upcoming US U-20 camp, but Blackburn nixed that idea.

San Antonio Scorpions defender Karsten Smith is currently on trial at Finnish side VPS.

Marc Pelosi is with Liverpool’s youth team in Singapore at the NexLions Cup.  And they were “mobbed” at the airport.

Conor Doyle made Derby County’s bench this past weekend for the first time since he had his appendix removed.

Categories: Adam Henley, Alejandro Bedoya, Aron Johannsson, Benny Feilhaber, Bobby Wood, Bryan Gerzicich, Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey, Conor Doyle, Conor O'Brien, Karsten Smith, Marc Pelosi, Michael Parkhurst, Mikkel Diskerud, Sebastian Lletget, Terrence Boyd, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team

Unofficial Official OT’ers in England Prediction Time
   August 17, 2012 (3:34 PM) by Howie

Predict the following questions for various Americans in England in the unofficially official contest:

Brad Friedel, Totenham:
Totenham: Champions League, Europa League, or neither?
Yes/No: Does Fridel’s consecutive starts streak (a record 314 matches, meaning he could hit 350 this season) end?

Clint Dempsey, Fulham (?)
Who does Clint Dempsey wind up playing for?
Regardless of club, over/under on:
- 14.5 EPL goals (17 last year)
- 19.5 all competition goals (23 last year)

Geoff Cameron, Stoke City
-          15.5 starts (league only)
-          24.5 appearances (league only)
Does Cameron play more minutes at central defense or at defensive midfielder?

Brad Guzan, Aston Villa
Does Guzan make more appearances for Villa or for a hypothetical loan destination?
Which number will be greatest: Guzan cup appearances, Guzan league appearances, or Guzan national team callus?

Tim Howard, Everton
Yes/No: Everton: Europa League qualifiers?
Which Liverpool club finishes higher in 2012-13, Liverpool or Everton?

Eric Lichaj, Aston Villa
-          17.5 starts (league only)
-          26.5 appearances (league only)
Yes/No: Is Aston Villa safe from relegation entering Survival Sunday?

Tim Ream, Bolton Wanderers
National team caps through May 2013: over/under of 1.5?
Bolton: promoted, promotion playoffs, or outside promotion playoffs?

Stuart Holden, Bolton Wanderers
Over/under: September 15 for Stu’s first start (under is before [ie., if he starts August 25, say under])
-          22.5 starts
-          2.5 goals
-          5.5 matches missed due to injury

Jonathan Spector, Birmingham City
Birmingham: promoted, promotion playoffs, or outside promotion playoffs?
Most minutes: rightback, central midfield, or other?

Will Packwood, Birmingham City
-          5.5 league appearacnes
-          8.5 overall appearances
U-20s:  U-20 World Cup knockout rounds, U-20 World Cup group stage, or another DNQ?

Robbie Findley, Notthingham Forest
Over/under: 3.5 goals (3 last year)
Nottingham Forest: promotion playoffs contender, mid-table, barely surviving, or relegated (19th last year)?

Zak Whitbread, Leicester City
Over/under: 20.5 league appearances
Over/under: 2.5 different reported injuries (must be separated by at least 2 games)

Robbie Rogers, Leeds United
Transfer result: Championship club, League One club, League Two club, or still with Leeds?
Does he score a goal this year wherever he lands?

Conor Doyle, Derby County
-          5.5 appearances (six last year)
-          0.5 goals (zero for career)
Doyle’s club after this year is __________.

Adam Henley, Blackburn Rovers
-          10.5 appearances league appearances (seven last year)
-          13.5 overall appearances (seven last year)
In May 2013, is Adam Henley American, Welsh, or still undecided?

Jon-Paul Pittman, Oxford United
-          2.5 goals (3 last year)
-          15.5 appearances (15 last year)

Mike Grella, Scunthorpe United
-          15.5 league appearances (13 last year between Brentford and Bury)
-          3.5 league goals (4 last year total)
Yes/No: Is Grella still with Scunthorpe at season’s end? In August 2013?

Do the following players find a club in England?
-          Jemal Johnson
-          Marcus Hahnemann
-          Anton Peterlin
-          Cody Cropper
Over/Under on 1.5 Americans winding up in England in January (transfers & MLS free agents)

Categories: Adam Henley, Anton Peterlin, Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan, Clint Dempsey, Cody Cropper, Geoff Cameron, Jemal Johnson, Jon-Paul Pittman, Jonathan Spector, Marcus Hahnemann, Mike Grella, Robbie Findley, Robbie Rogers, Stuart Holden, Tim Howard, Tim Ream, Will Packwood, Zak Whitbread

Tim Howard kicked a long goal links
   January 4, 2012 (10:23 PM) by Matt

Seriously, this goal was ridiculous.  I have watched it about 40 times today.  It is crazy how much speed it picked up and that bounce was crazy.  For those few that haven’t read it yet, he is the fourth Premier League goalkeeper to score a goal (and it is amazing that three of them came in losses):

Peter Schmeichel (Aston Villa) vs. Everton – October 20, 2001
Brad Friedel (Blackburn Rovers) vs. Charlton Athletic – February 21, 2004
Paul Robinson (Tottenham Hotspur) vs. Watford – March 17, 2007
Tim Howard (Everton) vs. Bolton Wanderers – January 17, 2007

You can also see Howard’s post-game interview right here.

US Soccer announced that George John and Omar Gonzalez have both withdrawn from Camp Cupcake and will be replaced by Brad Evans and Jeff Parke.  The reason why given by US Soccer was “in order to deal with club-related matters”, which makes me believe that both could be headed somewhere during this transfer window.  Where that might be, we don’t know.  According to Ives, John has left the country to pursue a transfer while Gonzalez has a couple loan possibilities lined up.

Brian Sciaretta takes a quick look at the U-20 team, while Connor Walsh of The Yanks are Coming continues their look at the U-23 player pool for the Olympics, this time with the back line.

Columbus Crew technical director Brian Bliss will join the US U-20 coaching staff as an assistant.

It didn’t take long for new manager Gregg Berhalter to find some Americans for Swedish side Hammarby as they have been linked to UNC forward Billy Schuler pending a physical.

According to a report out of Denmark, AGF Aarhus are interested in Charlie Davies and Chris Wondolowski.

For those of you like myself that wondered why Robbie Findley was pulled out of Nottingham Forest’s game after six minutes this past weekend, it was due to a shoulder injury that probably will need surgery this summer.

I know three things in life: Death, taxes and Herculez Gomez scoring goals while coming off the bench.

I missed this the other day, but the New York Times did a story on Clint Dempsey.   And Deuce joined the twitterverse today.  Speaking of Twitter, why aren’t you following me or Howie (shameless plug time!)?

Speaking of Twitter (Part 2), I tweeted this the other day as some people have been e-mailing me about Blackburn Rovers left back Adam Henley, but his mom chimed in on his Wales/US history over on Big Soccer.  And some more here.

Want to watch all the USMNT goals from 2011?  Sure, why not.

Frank Simek is hurt again, this time it is an ankle.

And Eric Lichaj has returned to training with Aston Villa after missing many months with a hip injury.

Categories: Adam Henley, Billy Schuler, Charlie Davies, Chris Wondolowski, Clint Dempsey, Eric Lichaj, Frank Simek, George John, Herculez Gomez, Omar Gonzalez, Robbie Findley, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, US U-23 National Team
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