Have we cooled down after Monday’s U-23 meltdown? I took a couple days off from posting links to forgot about that (plus nothing overly exciting has happened this week except Herculez Gomez scoring goals blindfolded).
Speaking of Herc, he did an interview with The Best Soccer Show last week.
It looks like Jonathan Spector will be out for about another two weeks with his latest hamstring injury. Hopefully he can return to the field soon to help Birmingham City in their bid for promotion.
Bobby Wood has been hit by the injury bug again and will be out for the rest of the season after another knee surgery. It also comes at a bad time as his contract with 1860 Munich ends after this season.
Some of you might recognize the name Chris Wright from The OT Report with him scoring goals here and there for Magdeburg in the German Regionalliga. They recently had a bit of a scoring drought, 558 minutes without a goal, so the fans did some fun things to try and help the team out before Wright ended the dry spell with a goal.
Three younger Americans have recently popped up at Nyköpings BIS in Sweden’s fourth tier. Someone e-mailed me that Shaquille Phillips recently signed with the club. Phillips is a 19-year-old centerback who has spent some time with Energie Cottbus’ youth teams in Germany and with Swedish side Dalkurd FF last season. While reading up on him/the club, I also found out that Stefan Jerome and Paul Torres are also now at the club. Jerome spent last season at Sigma Olomouc in the Czech Republic, while Torres played in college at Maryland and spent some time with the DC United youth academy.
Finally, I spotted this over at No Short Corners, but Josh Gatt made the Tippeligaen team of the week in a local newspaper in Norway.