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Monday night links
   January 21, 2013 (8:53 PM) by Matt Benson

I have an Inside the Numbers piece on Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore which should be on the site later tonight or early tomorrow.

Speaking of Dempsey, he talked to the London Evening Standard about his good run of form.

So Friday got a little crazy with the Brek Shea news.  Big D Soccer does a good job of breaking down what we know so far.  And there was a Shea sighting at FC Dallas training today.  Sounds like he was running around a little.

Landon Donovan will be returning to the LA Galaxy in 2013.  I am assuming this means we will see him in a USMNT jersey in the future.

As of last Thursday, only 8500 tickets have been sold in Houston for the upcoming friendly against Canada.

The US U-20 team lost to Panama, 2-1, in a friendly today.

After traveling to Turkey to check things out, Clarence Goodson has decided to turn down a move to Orduspor.

As rumored, former Halmstads BK defender Ryan Miller signed with the Portland Timbers.

You can add Birmingham City to the list of teams having financial issues.  They are open to any offer on any of their first-team players.  Will this mean anything to Jonathan Spector (likely not Will Packwood)?

In the good news department, Timothy Chandler did not suffer a concussion this weekend and will return to training on Tuesday.

Tim Ream got some love in the Bolton News about his play this past weekend.

US U-20 regular Juan Ocegueda is headed to Chivas de Guadalajara on loan.  People are wondering if this will affect his ability to play with the US since Chivas released a statement last November saying that their players could not play for foreign national teams.

I am sort of sad to see this move, but Aaron Wheeler signed with the Philadelphia Union.  I am sad since I won’t be able to mention his old team, Finnish side KooTeePee, anymore.

J.R. Eskilson is hearing that Chivas USA youth academy product Ben Spencer will be joining Molde FK during their preseason trip to Spain.

Columbus Crew forward Aaron Horton has been loaned to Bosnia’s FK Sarajevo.

Categories: Aaron Horton, Aaron Wheeler, Ben Spencer, Brek Shea, Clarence Goodson, Clint Dempsey, Jonathan Spector, Juan Ocegueda, Landon Donovan, Ryan Miller, Tim Ream, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team, US U-20 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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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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