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Monday morning links
   October 7, 2013 (1:01 AM) by Matt

Lets start off with the weekend games.

While the weekend edition of The OT Report is out of commission for the fall, Steven Goff gives us his roundup of the Americans abroad.  As for some highlights.  Jordan Seabrook and Bobby Warshaw scored goals.  Paul Arriola was involved in the build up to Tijuana’s goal on Friday.  Steve Clark made some nice saves against Mix Diskerud and Rosenborg.  And earlier last week, Fabian Hurzeler had a brace in the German Regionalliga.  And you can check out the other goal scorers from the weekend with our goal tracker.

With a bunch of guys injured, here are the 20 players that Jurgen Klinsmann called in to face against Jamaica and Panama.  Klinsi did his usual post-roster Q&A with US Soccer’s website.  ESPN’s Doug McIntyre was told that there could (likely) going to be a couple roster changes after Friday’s game.  McIntyre also did a story on ESPN FC about the competition heating up for roster spots.

I know some people wanted a more experimental roster for these games since they are already qualified, but there are really not a lot of games left before next May’s camp with there being only one FIFA friendly fixture date in 2014.  So I could see why Klinsmann is sticking to his core group, allowing them to continue to get playing time with each other.

In some other USMNT-related news, FIFA has decided on how it will seed the teams for the World Cup.  It is the host nation plus the top seven teams from October’s FIFA rankings for Pot 1.  While it is still possible mathematically, it is pretty unlikely that the US can move into one of those top spots.

FIFA has also decided to fine Costa Rica $12,000 for fans whistling the US anthem before the September qualifier.  So take that, Costa Rica.

In the latest in rumorville, a report from Gazzetta has the US playing in a pre-World Cup friendly four-team tournament with Iran, a team from Europe and a team from South America somewhere in the US around May/June.

It looks like BeIN Sport has picked up the TV rights to the Egypt-Ghana World Cup qualifier for October 15.  It will be your chance to see Bob Bradley and his sweatpants live on TV for the first time in a while.

Sean Ingle of The Guardian has a story up on how it is hard to statistically look at goalkeepers and it has a small Tim Howard mention towards the end.  In in some obvious foreshadowing news, we might have a goalkeeper review in the near future.  Dramatic hamster.

Fresh off his goal with Birmingham City’s U-21 team, Will Packwood talked to ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle.

US U-18er Kyle Scott scored a goal against one of Southampton’s youth teams over the weekend and is now headed to France to meet up with the US U-18 team for a tournament.

The last time we heard from Dzenan Catic, he was playing with Kaiserslautern’s U-23 team in 2011-12.  But now it looks like he is playing at Davenport University in Michigan.

We should be adding some new content to the site over the next couple weeks, in case you haven’t noticed one addition already, so there should hopefully be some more information coming soon.

Categories: Bob Bradley, Bobby Warshaw, Dzenan Catic, Fabian Hurzeler, Jordan Seabrook, Paul Arriola, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood

VPS vs. MYPA Highlights
   October 6, 2013 (2:01 PM) by Matt

Jordan Seabrook scored the opening goal of this 1-1 draw.  Seabrook went the full 90 minutes for VPS while Jonathan Okafor came off the bench and played six minutes for MYPA.  Here are the highlights.

Categories: Highlights, Jonathan Okafor, Jordan Seabrook
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VPS vs. KuPS Highlights
   September 16, 2013 (3:11 PM) by Matt

Jordan Seabrook got the start and scored a goal in VPS’s 2-1 win over KuPS on Monday.  Here are the highlights with Seabrook’s goal coming around the 3:15 mak.

Categories: Highlights, Jordan Seabrook
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VPS vs. Lahti Highlights
   August 11, 2013 (12:50 PM) by Matt

Jordan Seabrook came off the bench, played 84 minutes, received a yellow card and scored two goals in VPS’s 3-1 victory over Lahti.  Here are the highlights, including his goals at the 1:48 and 4:08 marks.

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VPS vs. Jaro Highlights
   July 27, 2013 (5:13 PM) by Matt

Jordan Seabrook came off the bench and scored VPS’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Jaro in Finland today.  That gives Seabrook three goals on the season.  And here are 13 minutes worth of highlights because we live in a world where you can find 13 minutes worth of highlights of a Finnish soccer game.  Seabrook’s goal can be found at the 10:45 mark.

Categories: Highlights, Jordan Seabrook
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Finally getting back to some links
   June 14, 2013 (12:53 AM) by Matt

A few more USMNT tidbits before moving onto more club-based links.  The US-Panama game was the second-highest rated US qualifier ever on ESPN.  While it was only a 0.8, it was also a 10 PM Eastern start time on a Tuesday night.  Not bad.

It is starting to look like the US won’t be playing its road qualifier at the “lovely” concrete field at Saprissa when they travel to Costa Rica in September.  The stadium is not good enough for FIFA, who recently inspected Costa Rica’s stadium since they are hosting the Women’s U-17 World Cup there in 2014, so the US could be playing at Costa Rica’s new national team stadium in San Jose.

Mexico announced its roster for the Gold Cup, and as expected due to the Confederations Cup, it is a pretty weak roster.  It also features to Mexican-Americans in Miguel Ponce and the recently-found-out-be-an-American Isaac Brizuela.

The U-20 World Cup begins next Friday and Brian Sciaretta talked to Oscar Sorto while Ryan Bacic caught up with Danny Garcia.

Bob Bradley has Egypt one step closer to Brazil with a recent win over Zimbabwe.  And here is an extended look at the documentary on Bob Bradley on Egypt.

As for Michael Bradley, he now knows who his manager will be next season.  Rudi Garcia won the double (Ligue 1 and Coupe de France) in 2010-11 with Lille.

A couple new uniforms came out this week.  Here is Brad Guzan showing off Aston Villa’s new goalkeeper kit for next season.  And here is what Conor Doyle will hopefully wear a few more times on the field next season for Derby County.

If you are a regular of this site, you know that there was a little bit of chatter last week about Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest.  Well, it is picking up steam.

Greg Seltzer is hearing that the Ukrainian team interested in Jozy Altidore is Dinamo Kyiv.

Tim Ream’s agent also shot down some rumors to Seltzer about a possible Middlesbrough transfer.

DaMarcus Beasley was not sent to another Mexican league team before last week’s Liga MX draft/transfer deadline.  Puebla’s president recently tweeted that there is a 50 percent chance that they re-sign Beasley.

Another American who didn’t go anywhere in Mexico was Jonathan Bornstein.  Honduras’ favorite US player is still playing the waiting game and looking over his options.

Goalkeeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell has made the move from Vitoria Setubal to fellow Portuguese Primeira Liga side Gil Vicente.

Another player who made a move within his league is Bryan Gerzicich.  The defensive midfielder has switched from Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona to Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel.

The New York Cosmos have signed Jemal Johnson (not to be confused with Jamel Johnson).  Jemal last played in Europe for Tamworth in England before ending last season with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.  I love looking as his wikipedia page.  So many different teams.  Octavio Dotel is impressed.

Greg Seltzer has some info on Tony Taylor as he is looking for a new home.

Goalkeeper Ethan Horvath, who has been training at Molde FK for a while, has signed a pre-contract with the Norwegian club and will sign a professional deal with the club once the window opens up in July.

While most of the bigger leagues are shut down at the moment, we still have seen goals in the last week from Christian Eissele, Chukwudi Chijindu and Jordan Seabrook.  Keep track of the lower leagues this season with our goal tracker.

And finally, with one game still left to go in the Polish II Liga (third tier), David Paul and Puszcza Niepołomice have earned promotion and will be playing in the I Liga next season.

Categories: Bob Bradley, Brad Guzan, Bryan Gerzicich, Caleb Patterson-Sewell, Christian Eissele, Chukwudi Chijindu, Conor Doyle, DaMarcus Beasley, Danny Garcia, David Paul, Eric Lichaj, Ethan Horvath, Isaac Brizuela, Jemal Johnson, Jonathan Bornstein, Jordan Seabrook, Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Miguel Angel Ponce, Oscar Sorto, Tim Ream, Tony Taylor, US Men's National Team

Finland and Sweden – Winners and Losers
   November 7, 2012 (7:10 AM) by David

Two Scandinavian Leagues are finished for the season. Champions League and Europa League places have been decided as well as promotions and relegations. Finland ended its season a while ago, while Sweden finished its season this past weekend.

Finland Veikkausliiga

Finland was one of the first countries whose leagues finished early. Their Champions League and Europa League places are already set. The league was won by HJK (Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi), they finished six points clear of Inter Turku and 10 points ahead of TPS. HJK claim the sole Finnish Champions League place and will enter the competition in the second qualifying round. Inter Turku, with USA’s Daniel Antunez, and TPS will play in next year’s Europa League.

At the bottom of Veikkausliiga, Haka is the team that lost the battle to stay in the country’s top league. Next season USA’s Jordan Seabrook will start his campaign with Haka in the Ykkonen, where he will play against Aaron Wheeler at KooTeePee, Justin Moose and Pat Phelan at SJK. Kyle Luetkehans and HIFK were relegated from Ykkonen and will now play in the Kakkonen league, Finland’s 3rd division.

HJK – Won League – Champions League

Inter Turk – 2nd place Europa League – Daniel Antunez

TPS – 3rd place – Europa League

Haka – Relegated to Ykkonen – Jordan Seabrook

RoPS – Won League – Promoted to Veikkausliiga


Sweden Allsvenskan

Sweden finished its regular season this past weekend. The league representatives from Sweden to the European Competitions are set. This year no USA players will appear for Swedish teams, based on league standings, in Champions League or the Europa League (Cup Winners still to be decided)

IF Elfsborg will represent Sweden in the Champions League and begin play in the second qualifying round. Hacken and Malmo FF will represent Sweden in the Europa League.

At the bottom of Allsvenskan two teams were relegated (Orebro and GAIS). GIF Sundsvall will play in a playoff series (Home/Away) against the Superttan (2nd Division) 3rd place finisher, Halmstad, with the USA’s Ryan Miller. The winner will appear in Allsvenskan next season.

IF Elfsborg – Won League – Champions League

Hacken – 2nd place – Europa League

Malmo FF – 3rd  place – Europa League

Orebro – Relegated to Superttan

GAIS – Relegated to Superttan

GIF Sundsvall – Relegation Playoff

Halmstad – Promotion Playoff – Ryan Miller

GIF Sundsvall will play Halmstad to decide who will play in Allsvenskan next season (games 10/11 & 15/11)

Categories: Aaron Wheeler, Daniel Antunez, Jordan Seabrook, Justin Moose, Kyle Luetkehans, Pat Phelan, Ryan Miller
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A few links for the night
   November 6, 2012 (12:42 AM) by Matt

A few things worth checking out.

It looks like Rosenborg are planning on offering a contract extension to Mix Diskerud.  And a Norwegian report claims that Mix would be open to a Norway call-up, but he doesn’t think he will get one.

Staying in Norway, Brian Sciaretta caught up with Steve Clark to talk about his season with Honefoss.

Eric Lichaj picked up an injury over the weekend in Aston Villa’s 1-0 win over Sunderland.

Zac MacMath is headed back to Everton to train with the Toffees again this offseason.  MacMath has trained with the English club in the past and some might know that Everton’s goalkeeper coach, Chris Woods, is also the US goalkeeper coach (since Klinsmann took over).

Finnish club Haka will be debating over the offseason whether to keep Jordan Seabrook or not.  Seabrook played in 11 games with Haka as they were relegated from the Veikkausliiga to the Ykkönen.

Brent Latham, writing for ESPN FC (Insider), writes about the challenges Tab Ramos will face as the U-20s begin their 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup qualifying in February.

And finally, CONCACAF should be having a live online stream of the World Cup hexagonal draw on its website on Wednesday at 8 PM Eastern.

Categories: Eric Lichaj, Jordan Seabrook, Mikkel Diskerud, Steve Clark, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, Zac MacMath

A few random things for Monday
   April 2, 2012 (4:08 PM) by Matt

First off, congrats to Bryan Gerzicich and Kiryat Shmona for winning the Israeli Premier League title today with a 0-0 draw to Hapoel Tel Aviv.  With the win, they earned a spot in next year’s Champions League qualifiers.   This was also Kiryat Shmona’s first time winning the Israeli Premier League, and as the article mentions, only the second time in more than two decades that someone outside Israel’s “Big Four” (Maccabi Haifa, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Beitar Jerusalem) won the title.

Conor O’Brien and SønderjyskE also played today in some Danish Superliga action.  O’Brien got the start and played 86 minutes in a 3-1 victory over AGF Aarhus.

Tab Ramos has called in 24 players for April’s U-20 camp, which will be held in Portland.  The bigger names include Luis Gil, Will Packwood and Juan Pablo Ocegueda.

One U-20 player not called into the camp, likely since he is just returning from injury, is goalkeeper Cody Cropper.  Cropper played in only his second game back from injury this past weekend with Ipswich Town’s U-18 team.

The US U-17 team is also playing this month in the 40th Mondial Minimes Tournament in France.  You can check out the roster for that here.

Finally, Jordan Seabrook was bouncing around Finland on various trials over the last couple months, but it looks like he has found a home with Enköpings SK in Sweden’s third tier.

Categories: Bryan Gerzicich, Cody Cropper, Conor O'Brien, Jordan Seabrook, Juan Ocegueda, Luis Gil, US U-20 National Team, Will Packwood