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Brek Shea to replace Josh Gatt on Gold Cup roster
   July 6, 2013 (9:45 PM) by Matt Benson

US Soccer officially announced that Josh Gatt’s knee injury from last weekend will keep him out of the Gold Cup and Brek Shea will replace him on the final 23-man roster.  Shea had been training with the team down in San Diego and played in the friendly last night, but was originally going to head back to Stoke City for the preseason after the game.

Since Shea was already on the provisional roster, Chris Pontius has been added to the 35-man provisional roster in place of Gatt.  Pontius will be eligible for the the 23-man roster in the event of an injury or if Klinsmann decides to use any of his four roster swaps after the group stage.

Categories: Brek Shea, Chris Pontius, Josh Gatt

A few links for Thursday
   August 9, 2012 (4:52 PM) by Matt Benson

Finally have a break in the day to post some links.

Here are some highlights of Sacha Kljestan’s goal from yesterday (thanks to the couple people who sent this in).  The top video has his goal, while the bottom video has the whole game.

I missed this the other day, but Jurgen Klinsmann is expected to announce the USMNT roster for the Mexico friendly on Sunday.  And it looks like Chris Pontius made the preliminary roster drafted by Klinsi, but we don’t know yet if he will make the final cut or not.

US U-20 centerback Anthony Brooks has been called in for a Germany U-20 camp.  I believe this is like the equivalent of being asked to a US U-18 camp as Germany’s U-21 team is a much more serious thing (like the US U-20 team).  Either way, Germany is at least going to look at him.

Mikkel Diskerud has a new home with Norwegian side Rosenborg with a contract that runs through the rest of the 2012 season.  Here is a video interview with him and he tweeted out a photo of him holding his new jersey.

Geoff Cameron was granted his UK work permit.

It looks like Robbie Rogers might be finding a new home in the future as Leeds United has put him on their transfer list.

According to Greg Seltzer, Alejandro Bedoya is traveling to Sweden in hopes of transferring to Helsingborg this week.

Cody Cropper continues to play with Southampton’s U-21 team.  Unless I missed something over the last week or so, I don’t think he has signed with them as of yet.

Yanks Abroad had an interview up earlier this week with Etchu Tabe as KuPS took a 1-0 lead into today’s second leg of Europa League against Bursaspor, but they were knocked out of the competition today with a 6-0 loss.  In other Europa League news, Terrence Boyd scored a goal as Rapid Vienna moved on and Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96 also advanced to the next round.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Chris Pontius, Cody Cropper, Etchu Tabe, Geoff Cameron, John Brooks, Mix Diskerud, Robbie Rogers, Sacha Kljestan, Steve Cherundolo, Terrence Boyd, US Men's National Team