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An assortment of links for Tuesday
   January 13, 2015 (12:38 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A bunch of goodies to get into.

The USMNT has begun January’s camp this week in beautiful Southern California.  In case you missed it, Jurgen Klinsmann has called in 28 players for this camp, a mixture of vets and a bunch of youth as he looks towards the Olympic/U-23 team.

One player at this month’s camp that you probably don’t know that much about is Julio Morales.  Brian Sciaretta gets you caught up to date on Mr. Morales.  It looks like Morales might not be able to play in the friendlies just yet (although he can still participate in the camp) as he has to file a one-time switch with FIFA since he played with Mexico at the 2013 U-20 World Cup.

Much like Brad Friedel with the U-20 team, another former player, Carlos Bocanegra, is helping out as a coach this month.

Kyle McCarthy takes a look at the mixture of vets and youth as camp begins.

Daryl Grove came up with some humorous one-sentence descriptions for each of the players.  Brek Shea’s is easily the best.

Jurgen Klinsmann did not win FIFA Coach of the Year, but he did receive votes from 12 of the 544 voters, including five first-place votes.

In other USMNT news, CONCACAF has moved up the start of the final round of World Cup qualifying (a.k.a. The Hex) by three months to November of 2016 due to FIFA eliminating some international fixture dates in 2017.  The draw for the first round will take place on Thursday, but the US won’t enter qualification until the fourth round, beginning in November of 2015.  Yes, the whole cycle is about to start up again.

And we might know about two more friendlies for this year as Fox Sports ran this graphic during Friday’s U-20 game, which shows games against Australia and Ghana for later this year.

The US U-20 team is off to a rough start down in Jamaica, drawing to Guatemala (highlights) and losing to Panama (highlights).  Cameron Carter-Vickers has scored the only goal for the US so far and he spoke to Tottenham’s website about it.  Junior Flores had to leave the Panama game after getting his ankle stepped/rolled on and it sounds like he is in a boot and is on crutches.  That makes me think he will be out for a little while.  Want some goalie critique of the first two games?  Will has you covered.  And finally, Tony Meola spoke to Tab Ramos and Ramos claims Gedion Zelalem is “untouchable until March” when it comes to the U-20 team.

Speaking of Mr. Zelalem, the guys over at The Short Fuse have a little write- up on the savoir of American soccer Arsenal prospect.

Moving onto some club news.

All signs are pointing towards Mix Diskerud signing with NYCFC later today (or this week).

There was some more Jozy Altidore-to-MLS chatter over the weekend and Toronto FC appears to have the edge at the moment.  If this were to go down, I am just going to pretend that this was some mastermind of Klinsi to get Michael Bradley and Jozy practicing together everyday.

And both Steven Goff and Jeff Carlisle are hearing that a couple MLS teams are interested in signing Sacha Kljestan as well as an English League Championship side.

DeAndre Yedlin got the start and played 60 minutes with Tottenham’s U-21 team on Friday.  To go along with the video in the last link, here are some photos from the game.

Cody Cropper had to be taken to the hospital with a head injury on Monday after a collision in Southampton’s U-21 game.  Hopefully this doesn’t become anything serious.

Jonathan Spector is finally healthy again.  Although he didn’t play, he did make Birmingham City’s bench this past weekend in their 3-1 win over Wigan Athletic.

Heath Pearce didn’t come to terms with Orlando City after being taken in the expansion draft, so he might be looking to take his talents to Europe.  Pearce began his professional career in Denmark with FC Nordsjælland and also played with Hansa Rostock in Germany so he does have experience abroad.

Ventura Alvarado told Brian Sciaretta last week that he would be interested in a US call-up if Klinsmann called.

Since I get e-mailed one every other month by someone wanting to know Freddy Adu’s status, Steven Goff tells us that he is back training in the D.C. area since being let go from Serbia.

Justin Moose will no longer being playing in Finland with SJK as he signed with the Wilmington Hammerheads of USL Pro last week.

I can’t find much more on this, but Frank Simek’s wikipedia page has been updated that he is now with Sông Lam Nghệ An in Vietnam.  As one would expect, it is not easy to find solid information on this team or league.

Goalkeeper Alex Horwath (not to be confused with U-20 goalkeeper Ethan Horvath) is leaving Sweden and Ljungskile SK and signed with Norwegian second division side SK Brann.  Now Horwath and Horvath will both be in Norway.

Remember when David Yelldell had a hot minute with the USMNT?  He talked about it to Bayer Leverkusen’s website.

Former US U-20 player Fabrice Picault has signed with Sparta Prague in the Czech Republic.

And finally, American-born Ghanaian Koby Osei-Wusu is playing with Ghana’s U-20 team.  And this website doesn’t think highly of US Soccer.

He is one of the young talents recruited and being groomed for the various US national soccer teams through their United States Soccer Development Association (USSDA).

The inclusion of Koby will be a major boost for US soccer which is regarded as a low competitive standard.

Hey Ghana, remember thisOr this?  I do.

 
Categories: Alex Horwath, Brek Shea, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Carlos Bocanegra, Cody Cropper, David Yelldell, DeAndre Yedlin, Fabrice Picault, Frank Simek, Freddy Adu, Gedion Zelalem, Heath Pearce, Jonathan Spector, Jozy Altidore, Julio Morales, Junior Flores, Justin Moose, Koby Osei-Wusu, Mix Diskerud, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, US U-23 National Team, Ventura Alvarado
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VPS vs. SJK Highlights
   October 5, 2014 (2:22 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Jordan Seabrook went the full 90 minutes and scored his sixth goal of the season in VPS’s 3-0 win over SJK on Sunday.  Justin Moose also got the start and played 75 minutes for SJK.  Here are some highlights with Seabrook’s goal coming at the 5:25 mark.

 
Categories: Highlights, Jordan Seabrook, Justin Moose
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Thursday morning linkage
   June 12, 2014 (1:12 AM) by Matt Benson
 

The World Cup is finally here!

The USMNT is training away at Sao Paulo FC’s training grounds.  And there is a reason why they are staying so far away from their games (which I think is not that big of a deal), the place looks really nice.

The big news from yesterday was that Belgium canceled Thursday’s closed-door scrimmage against the US due to concerns over traveling in Sao Paulo.  Belgium is staying 40 miles away from the US and doesn’t want to risk sitting on a bus for five hours due to traffic and the possible subway strike.

Timothy Chandler was held out of training on Wednesday after picking up a knock on Tuesday, but it sounds minor and was only precautionary.

US Soccer’s website has a Q&A with Alejandro Bedoya.  Could Jermaine Jones and Michael Bradley be related?  (No.)

The big non-USMNT related news from yesterday is how bad the field looks in Manaus.  A bad field in hot weather conditions?  Sounds like a typical CONCACAF game to me.  Oh yeah, Natal is struggling to get ready for Friday’s opening game between Mexico and Cameroon.  There is a decent chance that I will be sitting in one of those temporary seats in the upper deck on Monday.  Good times await.

Getting back to the USMNT, the official World Cup patches went on the jerseys last night.

Want some tactical breakdowns of the USMNT?  Zonal Marking and SI’s Liviu Bird have you covered.  Go read those, you will feel smarter.

Bob Bradley was kind enough to give his scouting report of Ghana in this MLS video.  Speaking of Ghana, OT Twitter-friend Zack Goldman wrote about the US’s need to beat Ghana for the UK’s Metro.

ESPN has decided to go “all-in” on the “I Believe” chant with this latest tribute/commercial for the American Outlaws.

In case you haven’t seen any or all of ESPN’s Inside: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil, here are all six episodes in one place.  Also, I brought back our US World Cup history posts from the 2010 World Cup.

Landon Donovan still has a good sense of humor.

Moving onto other/club news.

Travis Clark is working on a feature on Clint Dempsey and got a great quote about his time at Furman.

Greg Seltzer has some possible transfer goodies/gossip on Benny Feilhaber and Alejandro Bedoya.

Our latest British newspaper transfer rumor of the day involves Terrence Boyd and Wigan Athletic.  Yay silly season!

Reading FC officially announced the signing of US U-20 prospect Andrija Novakovich.

Justin Moose scored his third goal of the season yesterday in Finland and you can check it out here.

Ryan Gracia was last seen in Sweden with Nyköping last season, but it looks like the 24-year-old midfielder has moved on to Balma SC in France.

And this could be my last post for the next 48 hours as I head to Brazil on Friday.  We will have a new addition to the site who will be starting a new series throughout the World Cup beginning with later today, so be on the lookout for that.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Andrija Novakovich, Benny Feilhaber, Bob Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones, Justin Moose, Landon Donovan, Michael Bradley, Ryan Gracia, Terrence Boyd, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team
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SJK vs. MYPA Highlights
   June 11, 2014 (4:48 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Justin Moose got the start and scored his third goal of the season across all competitions in SJK’s 3-1 win over MYPA in Finland on Wednesday.  Here are the highlights with Moose’s goal coming at the 1:10 mark.

 
Categories: Highlights, Justin Moose
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SJK vs. Mariehamn Highlights
   May 17, 2014 (4:29 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Justin Moose scored his second goal on the year and his first in league play in SJK’s 3-0 win over Mariehamn in Finland today.  Here are some highlights with Moose’s goal coming at the 0:42 mark.

 
Categories: Highlights, Justin Moose
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Jaro vs. SJK Highlights
   February 10, 2014 (9:00 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Former San Diego State forward Miles Byass is now with FF Jaro in Finland and scored a goal against SJK in the Finnish League Cup last Wednesday.  Justin Moose also came off the bench for SJK in this one.  Here are some highlights, including Byass’ goal at the very beginning.

 
Categories: Highlights, Justin Moose, Miles Byass
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Random things for Monday
   June 3, 2013 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

So yesterday was a fun one.  I know it was only a friendly and a “weaker” squad, but it is still nice to beat Germany.

If you missed out on the phone, here are the highlights.  I am hoping going to do another stat dump either later tonight or tomorrow looking at this game and Friday’s game against Jamaica.  I am also going to setup our first “Guess the Score” contest in a while either Tuesday or Wednesday for the Jamaica game.

Here are 10 things that we didn’t learn according to The Shin Guardian.

Moving on to some new kits for next season, here is a look at Terrence Boyd and Rapid Vienna’s new home kit.

 And here is what Seb Hines and Middlesbrough will be wearing next season.

Greg Seltzer has a couple nuggets up on Michael Parkhurst and Maurice Edu.

Kyle Scott, a U-16 British-American midfielder at Chelsea, is being targeted by some big teams in Europe.  He has been playing with England’s youth teams, so who knows if the US is in the picture or not.

It looks like most people like Mix Diskerud’s middle name the best out of all the players on the provisional Gold Cup roster.

While US-Germany was the main attraction on Sunday, we did have some players score some goals at the club level.  Justin Moose scored for SJK against KooTeePee (still my favorite team name).  Marc Heider scored for Holstein Kiel against Hessen Kassel in the German Regionalliga.  And back in Finland, Christian Eissele scored three goals in Kemi Kings’ win over ORPa.  That gives Eissele 12 goals across all competitions since January 1.  You can keep up-to-date with all these goals with our goal tracker.

 
Categories: Christian Eissele, Justin Moose, Marc Heider, Maurice Edu, Michael Parkhurst, Mix Diskerud, Seb Hines, Terrence Boyd, US Men's National Team
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Friendly goal madness
   February 15, 2013 (5:16 PM) by Matt Benson
 

I have posted these in the various links posts the last couple days, but I thought I would embed all three in one post since three guys scored goals this week.

Brian Span scored a goal for Djurgårdens IF in their 3-2 win over FC Lahti on Thursday.

Justin Moose scored a goal for SJK in a preseason tournament in Finland (1:25 mark).

And Kenneth Di Vita Jensen scored for Hønefoss in a 3-2 win over HJK Helsinki on Wednesday (4:50 mark).

 
Categories: Brian Span, Highlights, Justin Moose, Kenneth Di Vita Jensen
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Friday morning links
   February 14, 2013 (11:44 PM) by Matt Benson
 

A leftover from yesterday’s Valentine’s Day fun, but here is a flow chart to pick your USMNT sweetheart.  Looks like I ended up with Clint Dempsey.  The US also dropped four spots to #32 in the latest FIFA world rankings.

Looks like Stuart Holden will make Bolton’s squad this weekend in their match against Nottingham Forest.

I posted yesterday about Justin Moose scoring a goal for SJK in their latest friendly and here it is in highlight form (1:25 mark).

Sticking with the goals in friendlies theme, Brian Span scored a goal for Djurgårdens IF in their 3-2 win over FC Lahti.

As expected, Alejandro Bedoya re-signed a short-term deal with Helsingborgs IF and joined up with the team in Portugal.

We posted about Jonathan Borrajo signing with Mjøndalen in Norway last month and here is a little video feature on him on Mjøndalen’s site.  If anything else, jam out to the Black Keys in the background.

Conor O’Brien was in the starting lineup for Nordsjælland in a 2-1 loss to Norwegian side IK Start in a friendly.

Brad Guzan talks to the local press about having a week off from Premier League action.

We knew that goalkeeper Samir Badr was coming back to the US to head to training camp with an unnamed MLS team after his training stint with Manchester United.  It looks like that team is the Columbus Crew.

And finally, teenager Nick Ledesma has signed a six-month deal with Alemannia Aachen’s U-19 team.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Brad Guzan, Brian Span, Conor O'Brien, Jonathan Borrajo, Justin Moose, Nick Ledesma, Samir Badr, Stuart Holden, US Men's National Team
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Europa League Thursday links
   February 14, 2013 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Lets start off with some Europa League-oriented links as the Round of 32 begins today.

Brad Friedel is getting the start for Tottenham as they take on Lyon in Europa League.  Friedel has started only three matches (1 Europa League and 2 FA Cup) since the beginning of December.

Left off the US U-20 roster, Marc Pelosi did not make Liverpool’s Europa League travel squad for today’s game against Zenit St. Petersburg.

While US fans were holding out hope for Pelosi to get the 20th spot on the US U-20 team, Tab Ramos announced yesterday that Colorado Rapids’ Dillon Serna will get that spot.  The US U-20 team kicks off the CONCACAF U-20 Championship on Monday against Haiti at 5:30 PM Central on Fox Soccer.

Steven Goff does his yearly look over US Soccer’s tax records.  This time for the time period between April 2011 through March 2012.  The US had a shortfall of $3.1 million over that time frame.

Brian Sciaretta caught up with Matt Besler to talk about his first callup with the USMNT.

Greg Seltzer clears his notebook with various stats and notes.

Sean Cunningham is currently training with Norwegian Adeccoligaen side Hødd.

A couple guys were saw the field yesterday.  Preston Zimmerman got the start and played 48 minutes in Darmstadt 98’s 0-0 draw to Babelsberg 03 in German 3. Liga action.  Justin Moose scored a goal in SJK’s 4-2 win in some tournament called IV KOMIA.  And Kenneth Di Vita Jensen scored a goal for Hønefoss and Steve Clark played the first half in a 3-2 win over HJK Helsinki in a friendly.  Here are highlights from the match with his goal coming around the 4:50 mark.

 
Categories: Brad Friedel, Justin Moose, Kenneth Di Vita Jensen, Marc Pelosi, Matt Besler, Preston Zimmerman, Sean Cunningham, Steve Clark, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team
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