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A whole bunch of links for Tuesday
   July 28, 2015 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Let’s get to it and start with the USMNT.

As expected, CONCACAF announced that the Confederations Cup playoff will be held on October 9 at the Rose Bowl.  The US will also play a second game, this one being a friendly, during that same international week and it could be against Costa Rica.

One player who could be eligible to play for the US in that playoff is Darlington Nagbe as he is on course to become a US citizen this fall.

FIFA also held the preliminary draw for 2018 World Cup qualification over the weekend.  And US Soccer confirmed that the first home qualifier will be November 13 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis against the winner of St. Vincent & the Grenadines/Aruba from the third round.  Also in that link from US Soccer is the full fourth round qualification schedule although the rest of the game sites haven’t been determined yet.

I know I said we should never talk about the 2015 Gold Cup ever again, but Clint Dempsey won the Golden Boot while Brad Guzan won the Golden Glove.  And Michael Bradley led all players in assists for the tournament.

Chris Wondolowski is a freak.  He started and went 70 minutes for San Jose a day after starting for the US in a city nearly 3000 miles away.

Tim Howard is ready to return to the USMNT.

According to Mr. Chip, the US is projected to be No. 29 in August’s FIFA rankings, while Mexico will be No. 26.

Bobby Warshaw wrote some words on whether the US might have some players who are better suited to play CONCACAF opponents while others might be better against European teams.

In the “if it is on the internet then it MUST be true” department, some website claims Landon Donovan is going to sign with Atletico de Kolkata in India.  Sure. . .

I forgot to post this last week, but US U-20 forward Maki Tall signed with Swiss side FC Sion.

Howie posted about Quentin Westberg’s move to Tours in France last week and Greg Seltzer got some quotes from Westberg on the move.

Kenny Saief scored a goal this past weekend and Gent’s website had a mini-interview with him before the game.

Davis VanOpdorp of some website called Bavarian Football Works took a look at Julian Green’s situation at Bayern Munich.  I am mainly posting this for the chart at the bottom comparing Green to other players who came up through their youth system.

Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham are in Denver to take on the MLS All-Stars.  Here is a video of Pochettino talking about DeAndre Yedlin.

We already know that Stuart Holden is awesome, but he wrote some words about rehabbing for The Players’ Tribune.  I would also check out the video on that page (as he “calls out” Michael Bradley!).

According to Greg Seltzer, Cesar Romero is no longer with FC Pyunik and is now in Russia training/trialing with Amkar Perm.

Kevin Dzierzawski played with Peterhead in Scotland on loan from Queen of the South last season.  Now it looks like he has permanently moved to Peterhead.

According to Will Parchman, German-American left back Koray Easterling is training with Manchester City.  And here is another tweet with some more information.

Western Washington goalkeeper Keegan Rogers has signed with IFK Lammhult in Sweden.

And finally, one of the early players we followed when we started this site in 2010 was Jeremiah White.  While he is no longer playing, it is fun when a name pops up that you haven’t heard in a while and he is now into coaching.

 
Categories: Bobby Warshaw, Brad Guzan, Cesar Romero, Chris Wondolowski, Clint Dempsey, Darlington Nagbe, DeAndre Yedlin, Jeremiah White, Julian Green, Kenny Saief, Kevin Dzierzawski, Koray Easterling, Landon Donovan, Maki Tall, Michael Bradley, Quentin Westberg, Stuart Holden, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team
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Tab Ramos announces U-20 World Cup roster
   May 7, 2015 (7:31 AM) by Howie Michaels
 

Let’s all overreact!

GOALKEEPERS (3): Jeff Caldwell (University of Virginia), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK), Zack Steffen (Freiburg)
DEFENDERS (6): Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Shaquell Moore (Unattached), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), Desevio Payne (FC Groningen), John Requejo (Club Tijuana)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana), Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham), Joel Soñora (Boca Juniors)
FORWARDS (5): Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht), Maki Tall (Red Star), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes)

Ramos can add one more name by May 15. You’d assume Junior Flores, Geldion Zelaem, and Romain Gall might be considered for that. The U.S. kicks off the tournament May 30 against Myanmar, or Burma as some of our old school readers might think of them.

One notable absence explained:

 
Categories: Bradford Jamieson IV, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Desevio Payne, Emerson Hyndman, Erik Palmer-Brown, Ethan Horvath, Joel Sonora, John Requejo Jr., Kellyn Acosta, Maki Tall, Matt Miazga, Paul Arriola, Rubio Rubin, Russell Canouse, Shaquell Moore, Tommy Thompson, US U-20 National Team, Zack Steffen
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Everyone’s favorite Friday morning link drop
   April 3, 2015 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

If not your favorite, we are in your Top 27.

As for some in-house linkage, our Will looked at another Will(iam)’s last two games at goalkeeper.

With the Norwegian Tippeligaen starting up next week, RJ caught up with Alex DeJohn to talk about his career and his move to IK Start.

While it might have been an international break, some lower level leagues kept chugging along and Roderick has you covered with what you missed over the week.

We did have one goal this week and it came from Duane Holmes (highlights).

US Soccer finally put up the US U-20 highlights from their 2-1 loss to England’s U-21 team from the weekend.

The goal scorer in that game was Maki Tall and he talked to Brian Sciaretta this week.

One thing that has been overlooked by many, myself included, until the guys over at Total Soccer Show (I’m guessing Daryl?) pointed out that Jozy Altidore will have to miss the Mexico friendly due to his red card against Switzerland.  I’m guessing most forgot about this since we haven’t had a red card in a friendly since January of 2012.  While I thought it was stupid on Jozy’s part and also pretty harsh by the ref, Alejandro Bedoya told Doug McIntyre after the game that the ref had warned Jozy at halftime about the language.

Who wants some Freddy Adu hot links?  He was introduced to the press yesterday and you can watch it here.  One of the interesting tidbits to come from it (and not that shocking with some of the lower leagues), he hasn’t been paid his salary by FK Jagodina in Serbia.  And I am doing my best from buying his jersey, but think about all the soccer hipster points you would get for it.

Roderick covered these in The OT Report, but a couple injury updates.  Zak Whitbread is one of a few injured Derby County players the team is hoping to get back on the field following the international break.  He has been out for a while with back and hamstring issues.

And Bobby Wood may be available to return this weekend in Erzgebirge Aue’s game against 1860 Munich.

Club Tijuana’s website has a story up with Paul Arriola and John Requejo Jr. following their trip to England with the US U-20 team.

Bobby Warshaw wrote some words on trying to figure out the mindset of Jurgen Klinsmann.

And let’s end this with some lower league transfer news.

Goalkeeper Keith Cardona is returning to the US after signing with NASL’s Indy Eleven.  Cardona spent 2014 in Austria with FC Leifering.

And while one player is returning, Creighton product David Abidor is headed to Sweden after signing with Division 1 (third tier) side Dalkurd FF.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Alex DeJohn, Bobby Warshaw, Bobby Wood, David Abidor, Duane Holmes, Freddy Adu, John Requejo Jr., Jozy Altidore, Keith Cardona, Maki Tall, Paul Arriola, US U-20 National Team, William Yarbrough
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Hump day links
   August 7, 2013 (2:23 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A few links for Wednesday.  Some of these are newer while a couple of these are old and I meant to post before my vacation last week.  Here we go.

Greg Seltzer has been dropping transfer goodies over the last two days.  One post on Michael Bradley and Terrence Boyd.  And another on Charlie Davies, Alejandro Bedoya and Maurice Edu.  As for the possible French mystery team interested in Bedoya, it looks like it could be Nantes (and he could be signing a three-year contract).

Bosnia released its roster for the August 14 friendly.  The US roster is not expected to be released to the public until Sunday or Monday.  Some European reports have stated that Bobby Wood and Aron Johannsson are being called in by Jurgen Klinsmann.  Not that it was likely that he would be called in, but Julian Green won’t be there since he was called in by Germany’s U-19 team.

The US’s September 6 qualifier at Costa Rica has been pushed back from 8 PM to 10 PM Eastern.

Grant Wahl has some great details into Clint Dempsey’s move to Seattle.  Also casually thrown in there is the fact that Omar Gonzalez is expected to be upgraded to a DP by the Galaxy with a contract extension.

Stuart Holden had his surgery on Monday.  Get well soon, Stu.

Zak Whitbread had to leave last weekend’s game on a stretcher due to a concussion, but Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has told the press that Whitbread is expected to return to training this week.

Billy Schuler’s contract with Hammarby doesn’t look like it will be extended when it ends in December.  He has played in 10 of Hammarby’s 17 league games in 2013 with only one goal to his name.

Juan Ocegueda has decided to give up playing with the US so he can play for Chivas Guadalajara.

French-American youth player Maki Tall has signed a three-year contract with Lille.  As for another youth signing, Arizona native Michael Haynes has signed with Reading’s youth academy.

Hump day, woo wooo.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Aron Johannsson, Billy Schuler, Bobby Wood, Charlie Davies, Clint Dempsey, Juan Ocegueda, Julian Green, Maki Tall, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Michael Haynes, Omar Gonzalez, Stuart Holden, Terrence Boyd, US Men's National Team, Zak Whitbread
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Monday morning links
   March 4, 2013 (2:26 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A few things to start your week.

You may have noticed in The OT Report that Clarence Goodson came off the bench for Brøndby IF this weekend.  Goodson has sort of fallen out of the lineup for the club and has voluntarily given up the captain’s armband as well.

I am still looking for highlights of Alejandro Bedoya’s goal from the weekend and this is the best I can do for now.  Someone forgot to zoom in.

Staying in Sweden, Paul Torres and Ryan Gracia helped Nyköping (Swedish third tier) upset Kalmar FF (Allsvenskan) in the Swedish Cup.  Torres assisted on the first goal of these highlights.

The New York Times has a story up on US U-20 head coach Tab Ramos playing in the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Dual-citizen Maki Tall has been called into the France U-18 camp/team that will be playing the US and Germany this month.

Devann Yao is continuing his trialing ways, now at English League Two side Chesterfield.

Bundesliga Fanatic has an interview up with Michael Parkhurst.

And finally, Bolton manager Dougie Freedman hopes Stuart Holden re-signs with Bolton when his contract ends this summer.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Clarence Goodson, Devann Yao, Maki Tall, Michael Parkhurst, Paul Torres, Ryan Gracia, Stuart Holden
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CONCACAF is crazy and some other links
   February 7, 2013 (12:33 AM) by Matt Benson
 

If the World Cup was decided after one game of the Hex (sounds like a reasonable qualification process!), both the US and Mexico would be sitting on the outside.  While the US lost 2-1 in a pretty flat and depressing effort, Mexico tied Jamaica, 0-0, at Azteca, while Costa Rica needed a late goal from Bryan Ruiz to draw with Panama 2-2.  Here are the Hex standings after one game.

I don’t want to link to every depressing recap, but Noah Davis got a quote from Tim Howard which pretty much sums everything up from today.

“They were a much better team than us today. We looked flat.”

Sunil Gulati spoke to some reporters before the game to talk about future qualifier venues and some other things.

Moving on to some other links.

After leaving a reserve game last week after a rough tackle, Stuart Holden went 90 minutes in a closed-doors scrimmage at Euxton on Tuesday.

Brondby has avoided bankruptcy, so Clarence Goodson will get a paycheck for the rest of this season.

Fresh off a Jemal Johnson sighting at Arlesey Town last week, he will trial with the NASL’s Tampa Bay Rowdies.

US Soccer Development Academy product Cameron Thomas is headed to Germany to play with VfL Osnabruck’s U-19 team for the rest of the season.

In the dual citizens currently playing for other countries department, French-American Maki Tall scored two goals for France’s U-18 team.  And American–born Salvadoran Dustin Corea has signed with Skive IK in Denmark, the same club that signed American RJ Allen last week.

I am headed out of town this weekend, so the posting might be a little light on my end, but David should have the Weekend Commentary thread going.

 
Categories: Cameron Thomas, Clarence Goodson, Dustin Corea, Jemal Johnson, Maki Tall, Stuart Holden, US Men's National Team
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Some late night linking
   November 1, 2012 (11:50 PM) by Matt Benson
 

So Landon Donovan scored a big goal for the Galaxy tonight.  He recently talked to Julie Foudy about the uncertainty that is his future with the USMNT and soccer in general.  And someone started a funny Sad Landon twitter account.

Jurgen Klinsmann had a pre-Russia friendly teleconference today in which he talked about a variety of topics including Donovan and Jozy Altidore.  You can check out the questions/quotes right here.

Donovan’s Galaxy teammate Omar Gonzalez talked to Ives Galarecp this week about returning from injury and working towards a spot with the USMNT.

A report out of Mexico has Jose Torres headed to Tigres UANL come December.

Greg Seltzer talked to Conor O’Brien earlier this week about his ambitions beyond playing in Denmark.

Brian Sciaretta got some quotes from Anthony Brooks about his season so far at Hertha Berlin.

Here is a video interview with Sacha Kljestan.

And I first posted about Maki Tall last week, but it looks like he has been called into a camp with France’s U-18 team.

 
Categories: Conor O'Brien, John Brooks, Jose Francisco Torres, Jozy Altidore, Landon Donovan, Maki Tall, Omar Gonzalez, Sacha Kljestan, US Men's National Team
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A few links for Monday night
   October 23, 2012 (12:08 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A few things to catch up on from the weekend.

Tim Howard’s performance over the weekend against QPR earned him Team of the Week honors over at ESPN.  He made a couple nice diving saves.

I missed this goal, but Alfredo Morales scored a goal in Hertha Berlin II’s 4-1 win over Torgelower SV Greif in German Regionalliga action.

A few things regarding the USMNT and the Hex.  CONCACAF will have a draw for the Hex within the next 30 days.  Steven Goff lists out all the fixture dates.  Jurgen Klinsmann told Alexi Lalas that Camp Cupcake (RIP?) should be shorter, fewer players and mainly players who will be participating in February’s qualifiers.  And here are some field-level highlights of the US’ win over Guatemala.

The last USMNT game of 2012 will be November 14 in Russia and Brian Sciaretta lists some “new” players he wouldn’t mind seeing getting a chance in that game.

Michael Adubato recently talked to Oguchi Onyewu about being patient at Malaga.

And this article is a few weeks old, but J.R. Eskilson introduces us to Maki Tall.  Tall is a 16-year-old French-American forward who is scoring goals for Le Mans’ U-19 team.

 
Categories: Alfredo Morales, Maki Tall, Oguchi Onyewu, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team
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