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Friday morning linkage
   July 26, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson

A few links before the weekend.

After Jurgen Klinsmann wins his second World Cup in 2018, it looks like he can pass the torch to Pep Guardiola.  Dynasty!

One of Pep’s current players, Julian Green, gets the full Brian Sciaretta treatment this week (a.k.a. an informative interview).

The Gregg Berhalter era at Hammarby in Sweden ended on Wednesday as the former US international was “sacked”.

According to Greg Seltzer, Eugene Starikov is finalizing a transfer to Tom Tomsk.  Starikov scored two goals in 30 league appearances for Tom Tomsk while being on loan from Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2010-11.

For those you waiting to order a Danny Williams/Reading jersey, you can go ahead now since he will wear #23 this season.

Stoke City are in the US on their preseason tour and lost, 2-0, to the Houston Dynamo last night.  Geoff Cameron played 89 minutes for Stoke City in his return to Houston.  Maurice Edu is also with the team during this tour as he slowly works his way back from a hernia.

We had a Jonathan Bornstein sighting earlier this week.  Bornstein came off the bench for Tigres in their 1-0 loss to Cruz Azul Hidalgo in the Copa MX.

A Josh Gatt-less Molde FK advanced in Champions League with a 2-0 win (3-0 on aggregate) over Sligo Rovers earlier this week.  Eighteen-year-old Ben Spencer made Molde’s bench, but did not play.

Seth Moses was last seen in Austria with Rheindorf Altach in 2011-12, but now he is back in the US playing with the Seattle Sounders’ reserve team.

Mario Rodriguez scored two goals earlier this week in Borussia Mönchengladbach II’s 18-0 win in a preseason friendly.  I am guessing the opponent wasn’t that good.

Junior Flores played with Borussia Dortmund’s U-19 team against a China U-19 team at the Ruhr International Cup yesterday.  Some US fans might not like this.

I am headed to Chicago on Sunday (going to miss out on the Gold Cup final, horrible planning on my part) for my yearly pilgrimage to see some family and friends for the week.  Posting could be light by me next week or it could be normal.  I have no clue on my internet situation (or how much free time I will have).  That was your warning.  Good talk.

Categories: Ben Spencer, Danny Williams, Eugene Starikov, Geoff Cameron, Gregg Berhalter, Jonathan Bornstein, Julian Green, Junior Flores, Mario Rodriguez, Maurice Edu, Seth Moses, US Men's National Team

Tuesday morning links
   April 2, 2013 (12:48 AM) by Matt Benson

A couple links for Tuesday morning.

Here are some quotes from Stuart Holden about his first game with Sheffield Wednesday from the weekend.  Here is a photo from that game against Barnsley.

As you can see from yesterday’s The OT Report, Joe Gyau played 45 minutes in St. Pauli’s 1-1 draw.  But here was the nice equalizing goal in stoppage time from St. Pauli’s goalie.

Kaiserslautern’s manager Franco Foda can’t wait to have Andrew Wooten back from his loan with Sandhausen for next season.

Brian Sciaretta talked to Gregg Berhalter as he is set to manage his second season with Hammarby.  And here are the kits that Hammarby will wear this season.

Former US US-20 midfielder Alex Molano has signed with Bodens BK in Sweden’s fourth tier.  It is the same club that has American Lester Dewee on the squad.

Categories: Alex Molano, Andrew Wooten, Gregg Berhalter, Lester Dewee, Stuart Holden
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Friday morning links
   November 16, 2012 (12:29 AM) by Matt Benson

Some reading and links for your Friday morning pleasure.

Juan Agudelo is headed to Celtic for a training stint starting on Friday.  Jurgen Klinsmann has encouraged these training stints in Europe for MLS players in the past.  And Agudelo trained with Liverpool and Stuttgart last winter after the MLS season.

According to AZ Alkmaar technical director Earnie Stewart, Jozy Altidore is being scouted by some bigger clubs.  There was even a offer this past summer by an unnamed eastern European club.

Randy Kim recently spoke to Gregg Berhalter about his first season as manager at Hammarby in Sweden’s second division.

Clint Dempsey explains why he likes the number two.

Guam has already gone after A. J. DeLaGarza and now they are going after Shawn Nicklaw.

I haven’t heard this name in a while, but it looks like Alex Molano is going on trial in Austria (last sentence of the story).

And finally, Robbie Findley’s loan with Gillingham has ended as he is back with Nottingham Forest, playing with their U-21s this week.

Categories: Alex Molano, Clint Dempsey, Gregg Berhalter, Jozy Altidore, Juan Agudelo, Robbie Findley, Shawn Nicklaw

Ängelholms FF vs Hammarby IF Highlights
   June 2, 2012 (1:30 PM) by Matt Benson

Two Americans saw the field (Hammarby’s Billy Schuler and Ängelholms’ Matt Pyzdrowski) with an American coach (Gregg Berhalter) on the sideline in this 1-1 draw.  I also love that Eric Prydz’s “Call On Me” is Ängelholms’ post-goal celebration song.

Categories: Billy Schuler, Gregg Berhalter, Highlights, Matt Pyzdrowski
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A whole lot of links for Wednesday
   May 16, 2012 (5:38 PM) by Matt Benson

Do you like links?  Then you will like today’s post.

Still not over Timothy Chandler?  Brian Sciaretta and Ives Galarcep each give their thoughts on Chandler-gate.  I can’t wait until someone named Gate/Gait gets in trouble so we can have Gate-gate.

US U-20 forward Jerome Kiesewetter has left Hertha Berlin and has signed a new four-year deal with VfB Stuttgart.  Kiesewetter is a German-American who played with the US U-18 team at the 2011 Milk Cup and was part of the US U-23/U-20 camp in November.  He leaves behind Alfredo Morales and Anthony Brooks at Hertha Berlin, who were just relegated to the 2. Bundesliga.

With Hapoel Tel Aviv winning the State Cup, Leo Krupnik and Maccabi Netanya will be in next year’s Euopra League.

Mikkel Diskerud wants to make his loan deal to Gent a permanent move.

There are some rumors in Scotland that Dominic Cervi could be headed to MLS this summer.  Cervi has been with Celtic since 2008-09, but has yet to appear in any league games.

Greg Seltzer recently caught up with Gregg Berhalter about his great start to the season at Hammarby.

Seltzer also did an interview with Evian TG goalie Quentin Westberg about his first season in Ligue 1 since 2006.

The Guardian released their team of the year based on the game-by-game player ratings given by the readers and even they are shocked that Clint Dempsey did not make it.  He wasn’t even rated as the top player for Fulham this season.

Sticking with Dempsey, he will be participating in some All-Star game in Miami in June, which will also feature players like Didier Drogba, Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez among others.  It also looks like Carlos Bocanegra and Jozy Altidore will be playing in the game.  Here is the website for the game.

Not quite cool as the OT XI, but has some awards/honors for the various Americans playing abroad.

Brian Sciaretta has an interview up with Sacha Kljestan over at the NY Times soccer blog on Kljestan’s breakout season at Anderlecht.  Based on his quotes in this interview and the fact that he is celebrating his bachelor party this week (according to him on twitter), I don’t think he will be named to the USMNT roster this upcoming Sunday unless some midfielders pick up some injuries.

It should be interesting to see what happens this summer to Stuart Holden and Tim Ream as Bolton announced a plan to slash their wage bill by 50 percent before next season.

And finally, here are some more rumored/leaked kits for next season.

* Everton (Tim Howard) home
* Tottenham (Brad Friedel) away and third
* FC Sochaux (Charlie Davies) home

Categories: Brad Friedel, Carlos Bocanegra, Charlie Davies, Clint Dempsey, Dominic Cervi, Gregg Berhalter, Jerome Kiesewetter, Jozy Altidore, Leo Krupnik, Mix Diskerud, Quentin Westberg, Sacha Kljestan, Stuart Holden, Tim Howard, Tim Ream, Timothy Chandler

Late night link action
   April 23, 2012 (11:34 PM) by Matt Benson

Here are some links from across the internet.

It should be interesting to see what happens to Carlos Bocanegra, Maurice Edu and Alejandro Bedoya in the near future as the Scottish FA came out with their punishment for Rangers.  The club was fined and put on a 12-month transfer embargo, while the old owner is banned for life in Scotland.  It also looks like an American, named Bill Miller, could be in the lead for buying the team.

Apparently Jermaine Jones got into a practice scuffle with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar during a training session last week, but everything is “OK” now.  Jones then went out this weekend and picked up his eighth yellow card over his last 10 league games.  At this point, I am just pretending that he staples them to the wall like Willy Mays Hays did with his batting gloves after stolen bases.

US Soccer gives us a Q&A with Jurgen Klinsmann this week.  And a behind the scenes interview with Steve Cherundolo in Germany.  They should hopefully have some videos on this (and with Jozy Altidore) in the near future.  I will post them once they come out. recently talked to Gregg Berhalter about Americans coaching in Europe.

Hopefully a healthy Zak Whitbread will be wearing this home shirt next season for Norwich City.  New shirts/kits are slowly leaking for next year, so I will post the ones that involve the various Americans as they come.

Josh Gatt did not play again this week in Molde FK’s 3-2 victory over Lillestrøm today.  This is the second straight game that Gatt has missed.  I can’t figure out exactly what is wrong with him, but according to this poorly translated article (thanks Google!) from before today’s game, he claims that he is “much better” and that he “can be ready again for the next game”.

US U-20 goalkeeper Cody Cropper will be looking for a new team this offseason once his contract ends with Ipswich Town at the end of this season.  He was close to breaking in with the team this past winter before his knee injury.

Finally, I swung by the Nike Town in LA today and they had a giant Clint Dempsey poster up in the soccer section.  They had the new blue USMNT shirts, but not the new “Where’s Waldo?” ones.  They also had a bunch of new training gear, gameday shorts and some practice-type shorts with this florescent orange/red piping with Clint Dempsey’s Danny Williams’ Whoever is playing central midfield’s #8 on them.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey, Cody Cropper, Gregg Berhalter, Jermaine Jones, Josh Gatt, Maurice Edu, Steve Cherundolo, US Men's National Team, Zak Whitbread

Hump Day Links
   April 4, 2012 (10:22 PM) by Matt Benson

A bunch of little things to get to while I watch the end of this highly entertaining Lakers-Clippers game.

Jurgen Klinsmann had a teleconference today to talk about a bunch of different things like Caleb Porter, Olympic qualifying and Herculez Gomez among other things.  You can listen to it here or read the transcript here.

Hopefully [Gomez] continues that goal scoring period, and the more he scores, the more he makes a positive notes out there, the bigger his chances to get the call. It’s as simple as that. That’s our message to all of the players all of the time – keep proving your point.

Gomez got that message by adding another two goals to his portfolio tonight.

Speaking of Gomez, Christopher McCollum has a two-part interview with the forward:  Part 1 | Part 2

Greg Seltzer recently talked to Jozy Altidore about learning the game in Holland.

What’s better than one article on Stuart Holden returning to Bolton to finish up his rehab?  How about a second article?

“A lot of people have asked when I’m going to be back playing and I don’t have a definitive answer. I’m not really worried about that because my focus is all about making sure I’m fully fit once I do get back on the pitch.”

Here is an interview with Hammarby’s manager Gregg Berhalter.  Hammarby kick off the Superettan season next Monday against Halmstad.

Did you know that there is a young American in Barcelona’s youth academy?  I sort of remember hearing about this in the past, but it got brought back to my attention today.

Brian Sciaretta has an interview up with Kenneth Di Vita Jensen.

Categories: Ben Lederman, Gregg Berhalter, Herculez Gomez, Jozy Altidore, Kenneth Di Vita Jensen, Stuart Holden, US Men's National Team