Some quick links before the weekend begins.
Clint Dempsey is doing a blog thing over at Goal.com.
Brian Sciaretta recently talked to Joe Gyau, who is traveling with Hoffenheim’s first team to play defending champions Borussia Dortmund this weekend.
Robbie Rogers is expected to make his Leeds United debut next Tuesday when they play Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City.
Due to some injuries at the right back position for Aston Villa, there is a chance that Eric Lichaj could dress with the first team when they play Arsenal this weekend in the FA Cup.
Timothy Chandler did not play in Nurnberg’s 1-0 loss to Hannover 96 today due to a hamstring injury.
According to soccer agent Richard Motzkin, Danny Mwanga is training with Aston Villa for the next 10 days.
Reports out of Denmark claim that Peri Marosevic is on trial with Danish Superliga side Silkeborg.
Brondby IF has a friendly this weekend against Swedish club Mjällby IF with Clarence Goodson acting as some kind of temporary manager for the match.
And finally, Steven Goff is hearing that Foxborough is out of the running for the USMNT friendly against Brazil in May, which means FedEx Field is likely the frontrunner.