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Keeping updated on player movement in lower leagues
   April 7, 2015 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

While most people are aware when the Freddy Adu’s of the world make a transfer, there have been a lot of moves made at the lower leagues involving Americans over the last couple months.  With the help with David (who helps me on a lot of the behind the scenes stuff), here are some of the moves we do know with a bunch of the Scandinavian leagues set to kickoff in the next couple weeks.

Paul Torres was at Landskrona in Sweden last season and now he is with Sandnes Ulf in Norway.

As for another player leaving Sweden, Andy Lorei scored a couple goals for Bodens BK last season, but he has returned to the US and has signed with the Tulsa Roughnecks.

Lorei isn’t the only player returning to the US.  Kevin Sawchak has signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks after bouncing around Finland since 2011, spending his last season with the always fun named KooTeePee.

Taylor University product Matt Poland has signed with Finnish side Sporting Kristina.  And it looks like ex-USL Pro winger Tyrone Hall is also on the team.

Going back to Sweden, Sandvikens IF have recently signed Chris Harris.  Looking at their roster, you will also see they have fellow Americans Adam Kelemet, Anthony Allison and Seth Rudolph.

Want another smaller team with a bunch of Americans?  I was already aware that US U-23 potential goalkeeper Tyler Miller was at SVN Zweibrücken in Germny, but they also have Americans Jimmy Lannon and Evin Nadaner.  I remember when Lannon was at FC Lustenau in Austira, but it looks like he also had a stop with German side 1.FCA Darmstadt in between.

Staying in Germany, Nigerian-American Abuchi Obinwa has been promoted from Hannover 96’s U-19 team to their U-23 team recently as he made a bench appearance in a Regionalliga game at the end of March.

Also in the Regionalliga, defensive midfield Jonathan Koshko signed with Wormatia Worms back in February.  It looks like he was also at 1.FCA Darmstadt with Jimmy Lannon at one point.

Want to cheer for a player in the Faroe Islands Premier League?  Mayowa Alli has you covered.  He was last seen at Vendsyssel FF in Denmark but he is now out on loan to KÍ Klaksvík.

For all you Armenian Premier League die-hards, you are well aware that Bryan de la Fuente is on Ararat Yerevan (duh?!).  He is now joined by Moises Orozco and Victor Garza.

For those of you that remember the run up to the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, Jay Denny was a midfielder who captained the US U-20 team a couple times but missed out on the tournament due to commitments at Stoke City (that is what wiki tells me).  Since then, he has bounced around various teams in the lower levels of England and he has recently signed with Conference National side Worcester City.  This will be his second stint with the Faithful after playing in two games with them in 2012-13.

This is a shout-out to OT reader Trent who loves himself some Irish soccer and now he was a new player to keep track of in forward Michael Lyons who signed with Irish First Division side Cabinteely.

And finally, for those of you running the J.C. Mack fan club, I don’t know exactly where he is, but he played in a game with Jaro in Finland in February and was last seen on trial with Dalkurd FF in Sweden in March.

With the Scandinavian leagues starting up over the next couple weeks, I am sure we will find out about more guys popping up on random teams.

 
Categories: Abuchi Obinwa, Adam Kelemet, Andy Lorei, Anthony Allison, Bryan de la Fuente, Chris Harris, Evin Nadaner, J.C. Mack, Jay Denny, Jimmy Lannon, Kevin Sawchak, Matt Poland, Mayowa Alli, Michael Lyons, Moises Orozco, Paul Torres, Seth Rudolph, Tyler Miller, Tyrone Hall, Victor Garza
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Landskrona vs. Assyriska Highlights
   October 19, 2014 (1:52 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Andrew Stadler and Paul Torres both went the full 90 minutes with Stadler scoring the game-tying goal in the 87th minute in this 1-1 draw.  Here are some highlights.

 
Categories: Andrew Stadler, Highlights, Paul Torres
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Landskrona vs. Hammarby Highlights
   October 5, 2014 (3:16 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Andrew Stadler and Paul Torres both started for Landskrona in their 3-1 loss to Hammarby in Sweden on Sunday.  Stadler opened up the scoring with a goal in the first minute of the game.  Here are some highlights.

 
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Landskrona vs. Sirius Highlights
   August 30, 2014 (7:28 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Andrew Stadler and Paul Torres both went the full 90 minutes with Stadler scoring his 11th goal of the season in Landskrona’s 1-1 draw to Sirius.  Here are both goals from the game.

 
Categories: Andrew Stadler, Highlights, Paul Torres
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Landskrona vs. Värnamo Highlights
   July 19, 2014 (3:02 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Andrew Stadler and Paul Torres both started and scored a goal in Landskrona’s 3-1 win over Värnamo in Sweden on Saturday.  Stadler has now scored in each of his last five games and has nine goals on the season, tied for the third most in the Superettan.  Here are some highlights with Stadler’s goal at the 0:26 mark and Torres at the 0:41 mark.

 
Categories: Andrew Stadler, Highlights, Paul Torres
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Landskrona vs. Värnamo Highlights
   July 3, 2014 (1:37 PM) by Matt Benson
 

This game took place last Sunday, but it featured three goals by two Americans so it is more than worthy to post a couple days late.  Andrew Stadler scored twice while Paul Torres scored the first goal in Landskrona’s 3-0 win over Värnamo in Swedish Superettan action.  Here are the highlights.

 
Categories: Andrew Stadler, Highlights, Paul Torres
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Landskrona vs. Öster Highlights
   May 31, 2014 (12:03 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Andrew Stadler and Paul Torres both went the full 90 minutes in Landskrona’s 2-2 draw to Öster in Sweden on Saturday.  Torres scored the game-tying goal in injury time, giving him two goals on the season.  Here are the highlights.

 
Categories: Andrew Stadler, Highlights, Paul Torres
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Landskrona vs. Östersunds FK Highlights
   May 10, 2014 (2:59 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Both Andrew Stadler and Paul Torres scored goals today, but it came in a 3-2 losing effort against Östersunds FK.  Here are some highlights.

 
Categories: Andrew Stadler, Highlights, Paul Torres
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Landskrona vs. Varberg Highlights
   April 26, 2014 (7:52 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Andrew Stadler and Paul Torres both went the full 90 minutes in Landskrona’s 1-1 draw to Varberg with Stadler scoring the opening goal of the game.  Here are the highlights.

 
Categories: Andrew Stadler, Highlights, Paul Torres
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A bunch of links for Tuesday
   April 15, 2014 (12:57 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A lot of things to check out.

US Soccer’s website has a bunch of goodies from the last couple of days.  They stopped by Toronto to do a little Q&A action with Michael Bradley.  They also have the latest Road to the Roster podcast up with Jurgen Klinsmann.  He talks about the Mexico friendly and Jozy Altidore among other things.  And they also have a Q&A up with World Cup hopeful DeAndre Yedlin.

The US U-20 team is down in Texas for the Dallas Cup and is already 2-0-0 after the first two games.  They kicked things off with a 3-2 win over River Plate.  Here is a photo of Ben Spencer celebrating after scoring one of the goals.  On Monday, the team defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0.  Here is a photo of Tijuana and US U-20 teammates Paul Arriola and Amando Moreno celebrating the win.  The US leads Group C with six points and will play Tigres on Wednesday as they look to advance to the semifinals.

While we are on the topic of the U-20 team, Brian Sciaretta caught up with Rubio Rubin before the Dallas Cup to talk about the tournament and joining FC Utrecht.  Rubin turned 18 in March, allowing him to sign a professional contract, but Utrecht can’t register his contract until July 1.

We had some goals this past weekend in Europe.  Alfredo Morales scored his first of the season in a 2-1 loss.  Juan Agudelo scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in Utrecht’s 2-1 win.  And Michael Farfan came off the bench and scored the game-tying goal in Cruz Azul’s 2-2 draw.  The goal earned Farfan a spot on Medio Tiempo’s Team of the Week as a sub.

Back to Agudelo for a second.  Word on the street is that Stoke City manager Mark Hughes flew to Holland to watch him play this past weekend.  And Stoke City will be looking to get a second appeal on his UK work permit at the end of this month or the beginning of May.

Just in case people forgot, Jozy Altidore is one of the good guys.

ESPN FC’s Alex Labidou wrote some words (or typed them) after talking to FC Nantes’ Alejandro Bedoya.

Stuart Holden talked to the fine folks over at Fox Sports about trying to recover from yet another knee injury.  Stu’s sock game was on point.

Here is a really short film on Clint Dempsey by Degree Men, which was apparently directed by Mad Men’s Jon Hamm.  Dempsey also scored two goals this past weekend, giving him six on the season in only 303 minutes in MLS play after scoring only once in 922 minutes last year with Seattle.

A few guys saw the field on Monday.  After battling some swelling in his knee, Danny Williams returned to Reading’s starting lineup and played 61 minutes in a 1-1 draw.  Bobby Wood came off the bench, played 24 minutes and picked up a yellow card in 1860 Munich’s 4-2 loss to Dynamo Dresden.

Over in Sweden, Matt Pyzdrowski went 90 minutes between the sticks while Eric Pothast played 45 minutes and picked up a yellow card in Ängelholm’s 3-2 win over Jönköpings Södra.  And Alex Horwath started at goalkeeper and Brandon McDonald came off the bench for the final two minutes in Ljungskile’s 0-0 draw to Landskrona, which had Andrew Stadler and Paul Torres each go 90 minutes.

So I have decided to learn how to make GIFs since sometimes they are easier to post/watch than some of these weird video players that some highlight sites use (plus GIFs are just awesome).  I practiced a bunch this weekend making a few of the goals scored in MLS play by some World Cup hopefuls, so here they are:  Clint Dempsey 1, Clint Dempsey 2, Chris Wondolowski, Maurice Edu and Kyle Beckerman.  It is a learning process as I try to figure out size and quality while not trying to make these 10 MB files, but it went better than I expected.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Alex Horwath, Alfredo Morales, Amando Moreno, Andrew Stadler, Ben Spencer, Bobby Wood, Brandon McDonald, Chris Wondolowski, Clint Dempsey, Danny Williams, DeAndre Yedlin, Eric Pothast, Jozy Altidore, Juan Agudelo, Kyle Beckerman, Matt Pyzdrowski, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Michael Farfan, Paul Arriola, Paul Torres, Rubio Rubin, Stuart Holden, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team
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