Jordan Seabrook came off the bench and scored his first league goal of the season (third goal across all competitions) in VPS’ 3-2 loss to KTP in Finland on Sunday. Here is the Veikkausliiga highlight show (can’t embed it and his goal is around the 7:30 mark) or you can check it out below in GIF form.
Since the internet is still awesome, someone did another Freddy every touch video. Freddy Adu got the start and played 74 minutes in KuPS’ 1-0 win over VPS on Thursday. Stephen McCarthy came off the bench and played 11 minutes for KuPS, while Jordan Seabrook went the full 90 minutes for VPS. Here is all the Adu action of his second game in Finland.
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.
But some other non-goal scoring noteworthy stuff happened this past weekend as well. Brad Guzan now leads all Premier League goalkeepers in clean sheets this season after posting a 1-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield (highlights). He was happy about the win.
Brek Shea made his Birmingham City debut and assisted on the Blues’ lone goal in their 1-1 draw to Leeds United (highlights). His performance was also worthy of Man of the Match honors by Birmingham City’s fans.
Julian Green also made his Hamburg debut, getting the start but getting subbed out at halftime of their 2-0 loss to Hannover 96. By most accounts, he was pretty so-so. Here is a photo of him in action (I really do like those white shirts). And Hamburg’s manager Mirko Slomka was fired.
On the youth team sides, Andrija Novakovich scored a goal for Reading’s U-18 team in a 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion. And Kyle Scott scored a goal for Chelsea’s U-18 team in a 2-2 draw to West Ham United.
Aron Johannsson will never get to play a game for new manager Marco van Basten as he has stepped down due to health issues.
Of course the weekend that I am gone has 12 goals scored by various Americans throughout Europe. Here are some GIFs of the ones that have video evidence of the goal. For the full list of goals, check out our goal tracker.
Matt Taylor opened up the 2014-15 season with a fun goal in Saarbrücken’s 2-2 draw to Homburg in German Regionalliga action on Friday. He also scored a goal in the team’s second game, a 2-1 win over Freiburg II on Tuesday, but there are no highlights of that game just yet.
Coming off a 10-goal season in 2013-14, Marc Heider scored his first goal this season in Holstein Kiel’s 2-2 draw to Joe Gyau and Borussia Dortmund II over the weekend in German 3. Liga action.
Fabian Hurzeler is another player who has scored two goals in the last week. The GIF below comes from Saturday’s 3-1 win by Hoffenhim II over Hessen Kassel. He also scored in a 4-1 win over on Zweibrücken on Tuesday but the Sudwest highlight show hasn’t come online for the mid-week games yet.
Over in Sweden, Andrew Stadler scored his 10th goal of the season on Saturday in Landskrona’s 3-2 loss to Alex Horwath and Ljungskile.
On Sunday and over in Finland, Lawrence Smith scored his fifth goal of the season in GBK’s 3-0 win over OLS.
And also on Sunday, Jordan Seabrook scored his fourth goal of the season in VPS’s 3-1 loss to Lahti.
Mix Diskerud and his majestic hair scored a goal yesterday in Europa League action. You can check it out here. Three other guys scored goals yesterday in Iceland and Finland. As always, our goal tracker has all the information on those.
Mix Diskerud wasn’t the only player in Europa League action on Thursday. Sean Reynolds (FH) and Pablo Punyed (Stjarnan) are also advancing to the second qualifying round with Mix (Rosenborg), while Jordan Seabrook and VPS lost their first leg lead and were knocked out.
Clint Dempsey was on Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday and here is the whole interview for those of you who missed it.
Birmingham City’s website broke some news yesterday. They posted that Will Packwood was invited to the US U-23’s August friendly. While this might also be the new U-21 team which is supposed to bridge the gap between the U-20 team to the Olympic and/or senior team, some form of a “Above-20″ youth team is having a quick camp and playing the Bahamas senior team in Nassau, Bahamas on August 6. Hopefully US Soccer puts out a release on this game in the near future.
Speaking of young players to keep an eye on, Screamer came out with a Top 10 list of young players we could see on the 2018 World Cup team. If you follow this site, you should probably know all of those guys. If not, here is a chance to learn some more.
While everything has gone quiet on the DeAndre Yedlin-to-Roma front, Ives is hearing that the Roma deal is not as close as people think and that teams from Spain, Italy (including Roma) and England have expressed interest in Yedlin.
There was some talk earlier this week that teams from Europe were interested in Matt Besler and it looks like SC Freiburg might be one of those teams.
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet thinks, barring any hitches, Jozy Altidore should be good to go once he returns to the team’s preseason camp.
AZ Alkmaar manager Marco van Basten doesn’t appear to be overly impressed with Freddy Adu. But it sounds like Adu did set up one of the goals in AZ’s friendly from Wednesday.
Jose Torres came off the bench in Tigres’ 4-1 loss to Morelia in the first leg of the SuperCopa MX on Wednesday. Herculez Gomez was an unused sub on the bench.
Howie’s new favorite random player might be Tigran Tiraturyan (take that Alex Nimo and Fuad Ibrahim!) as he passed along this link to me about the Armenian-American signing with FC Pyunik in Armenian Premier League.
Jordan Seabrook went the full 90 minutes and scored his second goal of the season, which was the game winner, in VPS’s 2-1 win over Jaro on Sunday. Here are some Finnish league highlights with Seabrook’s goal coming at the 9:35 mark.