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A lot of linkage for Tuesday
   July 22, 2014 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Want some links?  Well, here you go.

The big news of the weekend was that Matt Besler and Graham Zusi signed DP contracts through 2018 with Kansas City.  Besler wrote a letter to Kansas City fans explaining why he decided to stay in KC.  There are now nine current USMNT players with DP contracts in MLS.

MLS Insider did a video on the MLS players on the USMNT returning from Brazil.

No team ran more in the field (per game) than the US at the World Cup.

The US U-20 team won the NTC Invitational last week.  You can watch the entire game against Australia right here.  US Soccer also has a video up with some post-game reactions from Tab Ramos and Paul Arriola.

According to Greg Seltzer, DeAndre Yedlin to Roma is dead.  There are still other teams interested in him.

And according to Steven Goff, free agent DaMarcus Beasley is close to signing with MLS.  And something could be finalized by the end of the week.

Not really a surprise, but Julian Green was named to Bayern Munich’s roster for their US tour.  They will take on the MLS All-Stars in Portland on August 6.

Brek Shea played 45 minutes in the second half of Stoke City’s 1-1 draw to Borussia Monchengladbach in a friendly over the weekend.  According to reviews that I have read, he played well and you can watch the entire second half right here.

Joe Gyau scored Borussia Dortmund’s winning goal in a 4-3 win over Heidenheim in a friendly on Saturday.  Here are a couple photos of Gyau in action.  Kicker also listed Gyau in their top 20 players in 3. Liga for this upcoming season (if he stays with Dortmund’s U-23 team).

Duane Holmes scored one goal and assisted on another in Huddersfield Town’s 4-1 win over Guiseley in a friendly on Monday.

Shawn Parker scored the game-tying goal in FC Augsburg’s 3-3 draw to Ulm in some more friendly action on Monday.

Shawn’s brother, Devante Parker, picked up an ankle injury in a friendly against Kaiserslautern.

Rubio Rubin had to leave a game early this weekend after having a nasty collision which required some kind of facial surgery yesterday.

Sebastian Lletget assisted on a goal in West Ham U-21’s 4-2 win over a Espanyol youth team.

Danny Barbir continues to score goals for West Brom’s U-18 team.

Edgar Castillo made his Atlas Liga MX debut over the weekend and he is wearing the rare #1 for a field player.

After his World Cup vacation, Timothy Chandler is now in training with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Clint Dempsey will be on the North America covers of FIFA 15.

Jon-Paul Pittman’s quest to find a new team now sees him trialing with Grimsby Town.

Brandon McDonald and Swedish side Ljungskile have parted ways.

The Lancashire Telegraph has a story up about Adam Henley trying to earn a starting spot with Blackburn Rovers this season.

Nicholas Gaitan has been promoted to OFI Crete’s first team for this season.

The New York Daily News is reporting that 14-year-old Noah Leeds was offered a place in Sevilla FC’s youth academy.

That is it for links.  I should be posting a little stats thing tomorrow.

 
Categories: Adam Henley, Brandon McDonald, Brek Shea, Clint Dempsey, DaMarcus Beasley, Danny Barbir, DeAndre Yedlin, Devante Parker, Duane Holmes, Edgar Castillo, Graham Zusi, Joe Gyau, Jon-Paul Pittman, Julian Green, Matt Besler, Nicholas Gaitan, Noah Leeds, Paul Arriola, Rubio Rubin, Sebastian Lletget, Shawn Parker, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team
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Friday morning links
   July 4, 2014 (12:05 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A bunch of random stuff for you before the weekend.

RB Leipzig’s website officially announced the signing of Terrence Boyd yesterday.

As Howie posted yesterday, Matt Besler and DeAndre Yedlin are getting some interest from Europe after their play in the World Cup.

According to Brian Sciaretta, Aron Johannsson is set to have ankle surgery before the start of the Eredivisie season.  It is unclear when he picked up the injury or how long he will be out.

Cody Cropper signed a new one-year deal with Southampton.

Puebla are trying to re-sign DaMarcus Beasley.  According to Eric Gomez, Puebla initially thought Beasley was asking for too much money but were impressed with his play in the World Cup.

Alejandro Bedoya gave all his USMNT teammates a nice gift after the World Cup.

Could Jermaine Jones be hinting at a move to MLS?

It sounds like Jurgen Klinsmann will be looking at a lot of younger players over the next year when it comes to the USMNT.

“A good thing about this next year is that we kind of have the opportunity to see a lot of young players coming to our platform, coming to the senior team,” said Klinsmann. “We can give them time to show where they are up to right now.

“The experienced players, or the older players, we can tell them for the next couple of months: ‘Go play in your club environment, we know you inside out anyway, we know what you bring to the table. But right now maybe there’s time for the next couple of friendlies that come up and over the next year that we want to see the young players grow and see how they can make it.’”

Greg Seltzer is hearing that at least one Eredivisie team and Genk are interested in Sacha Kljestan as well as Olympiacos.

Stuart Holden will continue to work out with Bolton despite not being under contract.  He will be allowed to play in any friendly, under-21 or development squad games but if he gets healthy again and Bolton want him back with the first team then he would have to sign a new deal.

A possible good sign on the Shawn Parker front?  He lists Germany and US for his nationality on Augsburg’s website.

Here are some photos of Junior Flores and Joe Gyau in action with Borussia Dortmund’s U-23 team.  Mario Rodriguez scored two goals for Borussia Mönchengladbach against Dortmund in this friendly.

Are you buying a Tijuana/Paul Arriola jersey this year?  Heads up that he switched numbers from #47 to a more squad-friendly #20.

Tyrone McCargo is no longer with Nurnberg’s U-23 team.  He is now with SK Austria Klagenfurt in the Austrian Regionalliga Mitte (third tier).

Adam Henley has returned to Blackburn Rovers early before training camp to finish rehabbing his ankle injury before the season starts.

Europa League started back up this week.  Pablo Punyed went 90 in Stjarnan’s 4-0 win over Bangor City.  A Mix Diskerud-less Rosenborg defeated Jelgava 4-0.  Jordan Seabrook came off the bench for 21 minutes in VPS’s 2-1 win over Brommapojkarna.

Alfred Koroma has had an impressive start with Fluminese’s reserve team.

I don’t know if this link will work for everyone, but for those of you that missed PBS’s documentary on Bob Bradley, here you go.

This will probably be the best World Cup analysis you read during the entire tournament.

And finally, one of the guys I hung out with during the World Cup put together a compilation video of the trip down to Brazil.  Hopefully this weekend I can sit down and type up a post with a bunch of my photos and stories from the trip.  It really was a once in a lifetime trip.  If you are even on the fence about going to Russia in 2018, you need to go.

 
Categories: Adam Henley, Alejandro Bedoya, Alfred Koroma, Aron Johannsson, Bob Bradley, Cody Cropper, DaMarcus Beasley, DeAndre Yedlin, Jermaine Jones, Joe Gyau, Jordan Seabrook, Junior Flores, Mario Rodriguez, Mix Diskerud, Pablo Punyed, Paul Arriola, Sacha Kljestan, Shawn Parker, Stuart Holden, Terrence Boyd, Tyrone McCargo, US Men's National Team
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A couple links for Tuesday
   December 10, 2013 (12:17 AM) by Matt Benson
 

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 Benson
 

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, Mix Diskerud, Sebastian Lletget, Terrence Boyd, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team
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Unofficial Official OT’ers in England Prediction Time
   August 17, 2012 (3:34 PM) by Howie Michaels
 

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
Over/under:
–          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
Over/under:
–          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])
Over/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
Over/under:
–          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
Over/under:
–          5.5 appearances (six last year)
–          0.5 goals (zero for career)
Doyle’s club after this year is __________.

Adam Henley, Blackburn Rovers
Over/under:
–          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
Over/under:
–          2.5 goals (3 last year)
–          15.5 appearances (15 last year)

Mike Grella, Scunthorpe United
Over/under:
–          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?

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

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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