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Paolo DelPiccolo signs with Montreal
   July 5, 2013 (7:07 AM) by Howie Michaels
 

He was drafted by them in January, but he opted to try playing in German with Eintracht Frankfurt’s reserves for a few months. Now, he’s ready to give MLS a go after having spent a few weeks on trial.

He scored once in two MLS Reserve League games with the Impact since then, as well as taking part in the Impact U21 international friendly versus the Haitian national team on June 22, at Stade Saputo.

Early this year, DelPiccolo joined Eintracht Frankfurt for the Bundesliga. He managed one assist in seven games played, including two starts with Eintracht Frankfurt II, the team’s under-23 side.

While he is still technically playing abroad, we probably won’t talk about him much more here.

 
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Thursday morning links
   June 20, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A hodgepodge of links for you on this Thursday morning.

I did a quick look at Jozy Altidore’s USMNT goal-scoring streak yesterday.  Josh Gatt also scored a goal yesterday and here are the highlights of that.

We had a couple other goals from Wednesday.  Daniel Stevens scored his sixth goal of the season in BK-46’s 1-0 win over SalPa in Finland.  And in Swedish Division 2 (fourth tier) action, Lester Dewee scored his first of the 2013 season in Bodens BK’s 3-2 loss to Morön.  And you can follow along with our goal tracker.

Jonathan Spector has re-signed with Birmingham City.  And he apparently “spurned” some Premier League interest to re-sign with the Championship side.

Since Oka Nikolov is headed to MLS, Steve Cherundolo is now the longest-serving active one-club man in the Bundesliga.

Want a photo album of random Clint Dempsey photos from the last 10 years?  Here you go.

Tuesday’s USMNT game against Honduras drew a 0.7 rating, which isn’t too bad since it was up against one of the better NBA Finals games in a while (Game 6 of the 2011 NBA Finals is still the best ever and I am only saying that as a Dallas Mavericks fan).

Not that we didn’t already know this, but Michael Bradley is important to the USMNT.

Want to meet the US U-20 team?  Here is a video for you.  Brian Sciaretta talked to Victor Pineda this week, while Danny Garcia signed a homegrown deal with FC Dallas.  The US U-20 team kicks off the U-20 World Cup on Friday at 2 PM Eastern against Spain on ESPN2, WatchESPN and Univision Deportes.

According to this Portuguese report, Tony Taylor may be headed to Cyprus side AC Omonia.  They would be playing in the second qualifying round of Europa League next season.

Junior Flores is headed back to Germany to train with Borussia Dortmund’s U-19 team in July.

Stuttgarter Kickers has extended Royal-Dominique Fennell’s contract through 2015.  Fennell appeared in only 12 games for the German 3. Liga side in 2012-13 due to a groin injury.

Paolo DelPiccolo is still on trial with the Montreal Impact since returning from Germany and recently played in a reserve league match.

USF left back Ben Sweat went on some trials in Europe last summer and he is at it again.  Another Reading United player, Patrick Slogic, is headed to Austria to train.

According to the Mirror (so you know it is 100% true!), Tottenham and Bolton are interested in 18-year-old goalkeeper Charlie Horton.  According to this youtube video from a couple years ago, he was born in England but grew up in the US and was/is committed to North Carolina.

 
Categories: Ben Sweat, Charlie Horton, Clint Dempsey, Daniel Stevens, Danny Garcia, Jonathan Spector, Josh Gatt, Jozy Altidore, Junior Flores, Lester Dewee, Michael Bradley, Paolo DelPiccolo, Patrick Slogic, Royal-Dominique Fennell, Steve Cherundolo, Tony Taylor, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, Victor Pineda
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Coming back from vacation links
   May 21, 2013 (11:01 PM) by Matt Benson
 

In the last 24 hours of a mini-vacation, but here are some links from the last couple of days.

First off, a plug for our annual OT XI.  So go check that out.

Jurgen Klinsmann announced the USMNT roster for the upcoming games last week and Nick Firchau gives a notebook of goodies.  Also, since the roster has been announced, Brad Evans has been added to the squad.

The last of the five upcoming games is against Honduras and here is their roster.  I also posted Belgium’s and Germany’s rosters last week.

Leander Schaerlaeckens looks at why US goalkeepers are awesome.

It was starting to look like Aron Johannsson was a no-go for the USMNT last week.  But he might not be a lost cause as of this week.  Hmm.

Tab Ramos named his roster for the upcoming Toulon Tournament earlier this week.  One name missing from that roster is Anthony Brooks.  He told some German press that he wants to pull a Timothy Chandler circa 2011 (rest over the summer since he is young and new to the Bundesliga) and sit out of national team competitions (but maybe he changes his mind if the USMNT come calling?).

Another name missing from the U-20 team is forward Villyan Bijev.  And now he has accepted a call by Bulgaria’s U-21 team for this summer’s Euros, which would provisionally cap-tie him.  Bijev’s last appearance with the US came with the U-18 team at the Lisbon International Tournament.

Speaking of the Lisbon International Tournament (I love easy transitions), the current U-18 team opened up the 2013 Lisbon International Tournament with a 3-0 win over the Czech Republic.

Going back to the U-20 team, Jose Villarreal’s name was missing from the Toulon Tournament roster because the Galaxy didn’t release him.

BBC Sport’s Garth Crooks selected Brad Guzan as his goalkeeper for his team of the season.

Stoke City and Tony Pulis have decided to part ways.  Geoff Cameron, Brek Shea and Maurice Edu will have a new manager to impress this summer.

Photo time!  Clarence Goodson and Brøndby avoided relegation over the weekend so they celebrated by taking a shirtless photo in the locker room (this is for the ladies).

Charlie Davies and Randers finished third in the Danish Superliga, so here is Davies showing off his bronze medal.

And congrats to Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht on winning their second consecutive Belgian league title.  Here is a photo of Sacha and the cup.  Staying with Sacha, I should hopefully have the Sacha/mustache shirts up for sale later tonight/tomorrow.  It all depends on my travel schedule today.

Will Parchman thinks Terrence Boyd is the future of the American striker.

Following in the footsteps of Frank Simek, Mike Grella is currently on trial with D.C. United.

After a quick six months in Germany, it looks like Paolo DelPiccolo is probably headed back to the US/MLS.

 
Categories: Aron Johannsson, Brad Evans, Brad Guzan, Brek Shea, Charlie Davies, Clarence Goodson, Geoff Cameron, John Brooks, Jose Villarreal, Maurice Edu, Mike Grella, Paolo DelPiccolo, Sacha Kljestan, Terrence Boyd, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, Villyan Bijev
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A few links for Tuesday night
   January 22, 2013 (9:55 PM) by Matt Benson
 

The USMNT defeated Tijuana 3-0 in a closed-door scrimmage today.  The goals came from Jeff Parke and Will Bruin (twice).  I hope US Soccer puts up some video of the scrimmage online.  But they do have the latest Studio 90 with interviews with Omar Gonzalez and Chris Wondolowski.

Steven Beitashour and Edson Buddle both picked up injuries and will be out for the rest of the camp.

There have been some rumblings of a US-Germany friendly for later this year and it looks like it will be in May in D.C.

Howie posted about Paolo DelPiccolo signing with Eintracht Frankfurt earlier today and Brian Sciaretta nabbed the first interview with DelPiccolo about the move.

Sciaretta also talked to Ryan Miller about leaving Sweden and returning to the US.

Parker Walsh did well enough on his trial that he re-signed with Karlsruher SC through June.

And Charlie Campbell did well on his trial and signed with Ljungskile SK in Sweden.  He joins fellow American Patrick Hopkins.

Philadelphia Union academy player Chris Gomez is headed to Spain for some trials with Malaga and Sevilla.

And finally, Chicago Fire midfielder Corben Bone will be training with Atletico Madrid for a week and a half before joining up with the Fire for the second phase of preseason.

 
Categories: Charlie Campbell, Chris Gomez, Chris Wondolowski, Corben Bone, Edson Buddle, Omar Gonzalez, Paolo DelPiccolo, Parker Walsh, Ryan Miller, Steven Beitashour, US Men's National Team
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Paolo DelPiccolo has signed with Eintracht Frankfurt
   January 22, 2013 (9:32 AM) by Howie Michaels
 

Midfielder Paolo DelPiccolo, who recently finished his career at Louisville, skipped the MLS combine in favor of a trial with Eintracht Frankfurt. DelPiccolo was taken #27 in the SuperDraft by the Montreal Impact, but it looks like he’ll join Eintracht (currently 4th in the Bundesliga after having been in the 2nd Bundesliga last season) instead.

Even Paolo DelPiccolo was first obliged today to end of season.  He is in the central midfield and provide some impetus. The 21-year-old played from August 2009 to the end of December 2012 for the University of Louisville in the American National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division 1).  Parallel to his football career at the University DelPiccolo concluded his degree”Sports & Leisure” from the end of 2012 successfully. The 1.84 meter tall midfielder played a total of six caps for the U.S. Under-18 and three caps for the U.S. U20 national team.  Despite a contract offer from the club Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer (MLS), the top division of the participating countries, America and Canada are DelPiccolo opted for Eintracht Frankfurt.

DelPiccolo will probably spend most of his time in the Regionalliga Südwest which could feature quite a few Americans (including Caleb Stanko, Russell Tiebert, Zach Pfeffer, and Sacir Hot).

 
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Paolo DelPiccolo will trial with Eintracht Frankfurt
   December 20, 2012 (12:04 PM) by Howie Michaels
 

Former Louisville midfielder Paolo DelPiccolo, who had six assists last year (giving him a school-record 23 for his career) while garnering All-Big East honors and helping the Cardinals go 14-6-1 before losing in the Elite Eight, will skip the MLS combine in favor of a trial with Eintracht Frankfurt.

His trial will last from January 7 through 19.

DelPiccolo is ranked as the #24 draft prospect by Ives.

DelPiccolo has played for the U-18 national team at the 2009 Milk Cup.

 
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