This week has been a crazy one for me and of course 2354356456 guys have scored goals this week. As always, our goal tracker has a bunch of information on who scored and links to those available highlights.
Darlington Nagbe is officially a US citizen. If he gets called up, I am guessing it won’t be until January. I think Brian Sciaretta has pointed out in the past that only one MLS player has received his first call-up under Klinsmann in a camp other than January and it was Alan Gordon.
Borussia Dortmund had a friendly against St. Pauli this week. While most of the world wanted to see Adnan Januzaj‘s debut, Christian Pulisic and Junior Flores both came off the bench for Dortmund, while Fabrice Picault scored for St. Pauli.
We have reached the international week and the US has its last two friendlies before the CONCACAF Cup (more on that later). Here is the roster Jurgen Klinsmann has called in for the friendlies, which is heavy on center backs.
The US U-20 team is also beginning a new cycle this month with a tournament in Serbia. This current roster features two players who play abroad in Hannover 96’s Abuchi Obinwa and Chelsea’s Kyle Scott.
The end of the transfer window for most of Europe is upon us and a couple players have new teams while a couple others are still with their current teams when people thought they would be leaving.
DeAndre Yedlin is still with Tottenham at the moment despite loan interest from various teams across Europe, although signs point towards him ending up somewhere on loan. My guess at this point would be a loan deal with some team in the English League Championship.
Fulham have decided to keep Emerson Hyndman despite several offers for the US U-23 midfielder. While he has not featured for the Cottagers this season, he could also go out on loan to another English team.
Remember when the Colorado Rapids oddly sold Shane O’Neill to a team in Cyprus earlier this summer? Well he has been oddly sold again this month to Belgian Jupiler Pro League side Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz after not appearing in any games for Apollon Limassol.
As always, check out our goal tracker for the latest goal information and highlights. But here are a couple other goals from about two weeks ago that have either popped up in the last week or I completely missed them.
Everyone’s favorite Armenian Premier League Golden Boot winner is now in Macedonia and Cesar Romero scored his first goal of the season on August 16 in Vardar’s 3-1 win over Shkendija. Here is his goal at the 0:17 mark.
Christian Eissele is back in Finland and scored his third goal of the season on August 16 in Kemi Kings’ 4-0 win over FC Jazz. Here is his goal at the 3:05 mark.
And finally, Rhett Bernstein scored his fifth goal of the season back on August 16 in Mjøndalen’s 2-1 win over Haugesund. Here is his goal in GIF form since I can’t embed the video.
In his first game back since heading back to Finland, Christian Eissele scored two goals in Kemi Kings’ 2-1 win over VIFK on Saturday. Travis Cantrell also went the full 90 minutes for VIFK. Here are some highlights (can’t embed the video) or you can check out Eissele’s goals in GIF form below.
One player who could see some more playing time with the US without Jozy in the upcoming friendlies is Aron Johannsson. He was named Eredivisie Player of the Week after his two goal/one assist performance over the weekend. Here is also a little video on ArJo.
Alfredo Morales helped Ingolstadt win promotion to the Bundesliga this past season. Kyle McCarthy wrote some words on Morales and his move to Ingolstadt. And according to Greg Seltzer, the club is currently working on a contract extension for Morales.
While Spector is staying at Birmingham City, Will Packwood is no longer with the club and was last seen training with the New England Revolution. But it doesn’t look like the Revs will be signing Packwood.
Grant Wahl is hearing that Rubio Rubin is drawing interest from other teams in Europe but he is staying at Utrecht.
Christian Eissele scored his second goal of the season on Monday in IK Brage’s 3-0 win. I have no clue what is going on in this clip, but it is an interesting goal. Also, football lines on the field, oh the horror!
Här är Brages underliga mål från igår. VSK-spelarna tror att domaren blåser för offside, vilket han inte gör. pic.twitter.com/xg6bSH20jK