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A bit of this and that for Tuesday
   August 19, 2014 (12:42 AM) by Matt Benson
 

This weekend was a busy one with tons of players seeing the field throughout Europe.  Here is a quick rundown of how guys did over the weekend.  And as always, our goal tacker is updated with the goals from the weekend with some links to highlights to a few of them.

The big news of the weekend was the professional debut of Rubio Rubin.  Greg Seltzer also recently talked to Rubin about signing with FC Utrecht.

The other odd news of the weekend was the lack of Geoff Cameron in Stoke City’s gameday roster.  While there was first speculation that Mark Hughes was giving extra rest to Cameron and Peter Odemwingie due to the World Cup, it now looks like Cameron is wanting a transfer away from Stoke City.

This weekend also saw Brad Guzan make his 75th straight Premier League start for Aston Villa, the second-longest active streak in the Premier League behind Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet (now at 79 straight starts).

Through two games, Emerson Hyndman has completed 125 passes this season, the fourth most in the English League Championship.  And among Championship players who have attempted at least 100 passes, his 91% completion percentage is the second highest in the Championship.  And there has been a total of 1065 minutes played so far in the Championship by players under the age of 20 with Fulham accounting for 607 of those minutes (57 percent).

Aron Johannsson is going to be out another six weeks after having groin surgery to go along with his ankle surgery from last month.  It will be interesting to see who Jurgen Klinsmann calls into next month’s friendly at forward if he sticks with a European-based roster with Johannsson and Boyd both out with injuries.  Is it finally time to cap Matt Taylor?! (I am joking.)

Seattle Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer spoke about DeAndre Yedlin’s transfer last Wednesday.  The deal is done, but he won’t be transferred until a later date (since the MLS transfer window is closed and he can’t be loaned back to Seattle?).  Tottenham will “evaluate the situation” at the end of the MLS season once the MLS transfer window opens back up (and see if he can get his UK work permit), although there is a chance he stays in Seattle through the summer of 2015.

People have been asking me a lot recently about anything on Juan Agudelo.  There is nothing new to report that I know of other than he continues to train with Orlando City off and on.

Alfredo Morales and FC Ingolstadt were knocked out of the DFB Pokal by Kickers Offenbach yesterday in a penalty shootout.  Morales went the full 120 minutes and made his penalty attempt.

Will Packwood didn’t play with Birmingham City over the weekend, but he did score a goal with their U-21 team on Monday.

Tony Taylor became a free agent this summer after his contract expired with Omonia Nikosia in Cyprus.  And now the former US youth international is headed to the New England Revolution after the Revolution acquired the forward through a lottery.

ESPN’s Doug McIntyre spoke to Chicago Fire manager Frank Yallop last week and Yallop thinks the Fire are close to signing Jermaine Jones.  McIntyre’s ESPN compadre Jeff Carlisle spoke to a league source who told Carlisle that Jones would “likely” be subject to regular MLS allocation order.  I never understand MLS roster rules.  It is like they are the producers of Paradise Hotel and make up stuff as they go.

Greg Garza did not play with Tijuana last Friday after suffering a nose injury in training which required surgery.  On the Tijuana U-20 front, tilt your computer sideways to see this goal by Amando Moreno from a U-20 game from Friday.

Sticking with odd videos of goals from the weekend, here is Joey Spivack’s first goal of the season for Víkingur Ólafsvík.

Brian Straus with some words on Tim Howard and Tourette syndrome.

US Soccer confirmed the friendly against Ecuador for October 10 last week.  Brian Sciaretta ‏is hearing that US Soccer will add a second game during that international week and it will also take place in the US.

While Germany had the DFB Pokal this past weekend, Borussia Dortmund II had the off week from official games, but both Junior Flores and Joe Gyau (Gyau also scored) played with the U-23 team in a friendly against Wattenscheid last Thursday.

Brooks Lennon made his Liverpool U-21 debut last Wednesday.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s son, Jonathan Klinsmann, did a training stint with VfB Stuttgart last week.

And finally, Timothy Weah, son of the great George Weah, joined Paris Saint-Germain’s academy.  Weah has trained with the US U-14 team recently.

 
Categories: Alfredo Morales, Amando Moreno, Aron Johannsson, Brooks Lennon, DeAndre Yedlin, Emerson Hyndman, Geoff Cameron, Greg Garza, Jermaine Jones, Joe Gyau, Joey Spivack, Jonathan Klinsmann, Juan Agudelo, Junior Flores, Rubio Rubin, Tim Howard, Timothy Weah, Tony Taylor, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood
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Tuesday morning linkage
   July 8, 2014 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

I finally sat down this past weekend and wrote a lengthy recap with photos/videos of my trip to Brazil.  You can read it here.

DeAndre Yedlin spoke to The News Tribune’s Don Ruiz about the Roma transfer talk.  He gives some very Crash Davis-coached answers.

Not surprising, but ESPN has been getting some monster ratings for the World Cup.  A mixture of growth of the sport in the US and the US TV-friendly time zones of Brazil.

I re-watched the US’s group stage games this weekend and while Michael Bradley might have been sloppy at times, no one covered the field like he did.  And he did better/just as well against Germany as France’s midfielders.

BBC Sport ran a poll on the best goalkeeper at the World Cup and Tim Howard took home the honors.  Here is also all 16 of Howard’s saves against Belgium in GIF form.

The DTAI Sports Analytics Lab did some analysis on the group stage and put out a PDF on their findings.  CONCACAF performed the best out of any region when compared to “expectations”.

I have posted Mark Yesilevskiy’s prints before but he has done some more of the World Cup, including a USMNT one with the bomb pop jerseys.  I can’t find the article now, but there was a story from one of the UK newspapers recently about the excitement of the World Cup in the US and some Nike spokesperson said that the bomb pop jerseys have been the best selling US jerseys in Nike’s history of making them.

Here is a write up on the various fonts Nike used for their World Cup jerseys.  I love that Dutch font.

Everton’s website did a quick story on the various Americans to play at the club, including Howie’s favorite duo of Cody Arnoux and Anton Peterlin.

Fabian Johnson’s injury that he picked up in the Belgium game doesn’t appear to be serious and he should be returning to full training in two weeks.

Joe Gyau is one of eight players on Borussia Dortmund’s U-23 team who have been invited to the first team’s training camp by Jurgen Klopp.

Sacha Kljestan spoke to Michael Adubato about the start of Anderlecht’s training camp while also being open about a transfer if anything does materialize.

Shawn Parker scored a goal for FC Augsburg in a 3-0 win over Memmingen in a preseason friendly.

NYCFC’s Jeb Brovsky is headed to Norway to go on loan with Strømsgodset.  Strømsgodset currently sit in second place of the Tippeligaen, six points behind Molde FK through 14 games.

It looks like Tijuana won’t be getting a Christmas card from UCLA as they have raided Southern California for yet another player, this time US U-18 defender David Chavez.  The Xolos also had four American-born players in their starting lineup on Saturday against Leones Negros.

Alonso Hernandez started for Monterrey in a friendly against SA Scorpions FC over the weekend.

After playing with Zweibrücken last season, Irvin Raul Parra is now with Kaiserslautern’s U-23 team for 2014-15.

Also making a move this summer, Joey Spivack is now with IBV in Iceland after spending the last two seasons with Kemi Kings in Finland.

Jon-Paul Pittman is on trial with English League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge.  Pittman appeared in 10 league games last season with Wycombe Wanderers while dealing with a knee issue.

Duane Holmes will have a new squad friendly number this season at Huddersfield Town (#19).

And finally, everyone should be a fan of this team in Finland.  Seriously, Sexy Pants.

 
Categories: Alonso Hernandez, David Chavez, DeAndre Yedlin, Duane Holmes, Fabian Johnson, Irvin Raul Parra, Jeb Brovsky, Joe Gyau, Joey Spivack, Jon-Paul Pittman, Michael Bradley, Sacha Kljestan, Shawn Parker, Tim Howard
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Kemi Kings vs. GBK Highlights
   August 25, 2013 (2:35 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Joey Spivack and Christian Eissele both went the full 90 minutes with Eissele scoring his 28th goal across all competitions in Kemi Kings’ 2-0 win over GBK.  Here are the highlights, including Eissele’s goal at the 1:20 mark.

 
Categories: Christian Eissele, Highlights, Joey Spivack
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Kemi Kings vs. KPV Highlights
   August 5, 2013 (7:19 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Christian Eissele and Joey Spivack both went 90 minutes with Eissele picking up a hat trick in Kemi Kings’ 7-1 win over KPV in Finland on Sunday.  That gives Eissele 26 goals across all competitions in 2013.  Here are the highlights.

 
Categories: Christian Eissele, Highlights, Joey Spivack
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Kemi Kings vs. YPA Highlights
   July 25, 2013 (8:30 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Christian Eissele, Joey Spivack and Kemi Kings moved into first place of the Finnish Kakkonen Pohjoinen with a 2-0 win over YPA yesterday.  Eissele netted both goals for Kemi Kings, which gives him 23 on the year across all competitions.  Here is nine minutes worth of highlights, with Eissele’s goals coming at the 1:23 and 5:00 marks.

 
Categories: Christian Eissele, Highlights, Joey Spivack
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Kemi Kings vs. VIFK Highlights
   July 15, 2013 (9:30 AM) by Matt Benson
 

It is usually pretty tough to find highlights of games in Finland, but I was able to find highlights of Joey Spivack’s goal from this weekend (which you can find at the 2:07 mark).  Spivack also had an assist (2:31 mark) as Kemi Kings won 4-0.

 
Categories: Christian Eissele, Highlights, Joey Spivack
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A few things for Monday
   July 30, 2012 (5:18 PM) by Matt Benson
 

There were two goals scored this past weekend for those that don’t know how to scroll down and see the highlights.  Matt Taylor scored for the second straight week in Germany, while Michael Orozco Fiscal scored his first goal of the season for San Luis.

I also posted some highlights of Anthony Brooks and Alfredo Morales in a friendly against Juventus.  It is looking like the U-20 center back, Brooks, could be in the starting lineup for Hertha Berlin in their season opener against Paderborn on Friday.

Also of note from the weekend, Charlie Davies came off the bench in Randers’ 2-1 win and Bobby Wood scored twice for 1860 Munich II in the Regionalliga.  And in Finland, Christian Eissele scored four goals, while Daniel Stevens and Joey Spivack each scored once in Kemi Kings’ 8-0 win over Warkaus.  Once the bigger leagues start up in the next couple weeks, I will bring back the full The OT Report for the weekends.

Rangers manager Ally McCoist said this weekend that Alejandro Bedoya was talking to Swedish side Helsingborgs about a transfer, but Bedoya’s agent denied the report to Yanks Abroad.

Geoff Cameron’s UK work permit appeal hearing has been set for August 8.  Here is a random photo of Cameron in Stoke City training gear.

Chad Barrett will be headed to Norwegian club Vålerenga on loan through the rest of the 2012 season.  Vålerenga also holds the option to buy at the end of the loan.

It looks like Ricardo Clark is headed back to Houston.

The US U-20 team finished fourth in last week’s Milk Cup after losing to Chile in the third place game.

Brian Sciaretta gives us 23 guys he thinks is Jurgen Klinsmann’s favored USMNT sqaud as of today.

I also want to point out that I might be light on posting and tweeting for the rest of this week as I make my annual summer pilgrimage to Chicago starting tomorrow to visit some family and friends (as well as check out Lollapalooza again).

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Alfredo Morales, Bobby Wood, Chad Barrett, Charlie Davies, Christian Eissele, Daniel Stevens, Geoff Cameron, Joey Spivack, John Brooks, Matt Taylor, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Ricardo Clark, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team
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News and notes from the weekend
   June 17, 2012 (8:33 PM) by Matt Benson
 

A few things from the weekend.

Terrence Boyd did an interview with Rapid Vienna’s website (Google Translate to the rescue!).  He also did a welcome to their fans message via Youtube.  And Boyd did Marc Stein’s/Steve Davis’ ESPN podcast this weekend.

I haven’t been doing The OT Report the last couple weekends as only a couple guys are playing (although I am tweeting most of the results, so follow me), but it was a great weekend for Americans in Finland.  Daniel Stevens and Joey Spivack both scored in Kemi Kings’ 5-2 victory over AC Kajaani.  Aaron Wheeler scored his second goal of the season in KooTeePee’s 2-1 loss to PK-35 Vantaa.  And Mike Banner scored his first of the season in Jaro’s 3-2 victory over TPS.  It is pretty tough to find any footage of the goals mentioned above, but I did find the game-winning goal from that Jaro-TPS game, which is a pretty nice goal.

Jurgen Klinsmann doesn’t want to be Tottenham’s manager according to this report.  I don’t see it happening either.

It appears that Amaechi Igwe might be on his way out at Babelsberg.  Igwe appeared in 18 games, starting in 12, last year for the 3. Liga club.

Still no word on where Mike Grella will end up, but his wikipedia page claims it is Notts County, although there is nothing else on the interwebs about this (and anyone can change his wikipedia page).

 
Categories: Aaron Wheeler, Amaechi Igwe, Daniel Stevens, Joey Spivack, Mike Banner, Mike Grella, Terrence Boyd
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