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Archive for the ‘Jeremiah White’ Category


Some former Americans in Europe have been found thanks to the NASL
   February 7, 2012 (9:10 PM) by Howie Michaels
 

The North American Soccer League, the 900th different fledgling attempt at second-division second stateside, released their combine list today. Included are a number of former OT-featured players:

– Vincenzo Bernardo (who actually finished last year with the Harrisburg City Islanders of USL Pro), who spent time in Italy and Austria

– Erik Opsahl who played briefly with Reading before landing in the Swedish 3rd tier for a spell

– Jamel Johnson, frequently confused with Jemal Johnson, who spent some in the Danish 2nd tier

Gale Agbossoumonde has also been said to be set to be loaned to the Carolina Railhawks (which would be different than showing up at the combine) although we’ll have more on that if it ever becomes official.

In semi-related news, Jeremiah White was released from camp by the New England Revolution today. Hard to believe  a guy once capped after a good season in Denmark now can’t make perhaps the worst team in MLS.

 
Categories: Erik Opsahl, Gale Agbossoumonde, Jamel Johnson, Jeremiah White, Vincenzo Bernardo
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Jeremiah White is on trial with Impact de Montréal
   October 4, 2011 (12:14 AM) by Howie Michaels
 

(Doesn’t the 90s conceptual nickname sound much more exotic in French?)

One of our favorite globe trekkers here at OT is Jeremiah White. I could recap his career myself, but the brief profile here regarding his trial for the MLS club does a much better job:

Jeremiah White, Striker, U.S., 29. He played six games with the first division club Al-Saudi Ettifaq in 2010 and three games with GKS Belchatow, Poland in the first division. He also played with OFK Beograd (Serbia), Panserraikos (Greece), FC Gueugnon (France) and AGF Aarhus (Denmark). He played one game with the national team of the United States, during a friendly against Sweden in 2008.

They somewhat gloss over the fact that White was rather good with AGF (seven goals in eighty-six league matches, earned a call-up to Camp Cupcake 2008). The run in Denmark along with some success in Ligue 2 says that he should be more competitive in this trial than he was with Philadelphia (Montreal finished 7th of 8 in the North American Soccer League and has a young, unproven coach instead of veteran Pitor Nowak).

 
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Thursday odds and ends
   June 30, 2011 (9:21 PM) by Matt Benson
 

The US U-17 team was knocked out of the U-17 World Cup with a 4-0 loss to Germany earlier today.  Highlights of the melee can be found here.  I did not see any of the game, but it sounds like Germany was in total control.

Brent Latham, reporting from the scene in Mexico, found some bright spots with the US U-17 team now that they are knocked out.  He also has a report about which U-17ers have some European interest.  I saw most of the group play games and the two guys that caught my eye were Alfred Koroma and Mario Rodriguez.

Staying with the youth scene, Greg Seltzer has five guys on European reserve/U-23 teams that we should keep an eye on for this upcoming season, including Will Packwood and Joe Gyau.

University of Louisville defender Austin Berry is currently in Sweden on trial with Örebro SK.  I wonder if they have an “American quota” (not really) with Alejandro Bedoya rumored to be on his way out this summer.

Steve Cherundolo is going to miss most, if not all, of Hannover 96’s training camp due to a torn ligament in his ankle that he picked up in the Gold Cup final.

Jeremiah White was last seen in Europe with GKS Bełchatów in Poland before returning to the US with the hope of joining a MLS team.  After not much luck with the Philadelphia Union, White can now be found in Germany on trial with 2. Bundesliga side Alemannia Aachen.

Steven Goff has a quick little update on Freddy Adu.  The plan is to head back to Benfica for preseason training then see what happens from there (whether that means a loan deal or somehow staying with Benfica).

Matthew over at The Shin Guardian decided to do a rebuttal article to Grantland.com’s Bill Barnwell.  Barnwell wrote an article blasting US Soccer/Bob Bradley over the player selection for the Gold Cup.  It was funny talking to Howie about Barnwell’s article earlier this week, but I could only shake my head and laugh when I saw Barnwell suggest Marvell Wynne for the back line while on twitter during the Gold Cup final.  Oh well.

I’m thinking of starting a thread tomorrow where we can list the best Americans to suit up for the USMNT all-time who have less than 10 caps, so get the hamsters started in your head so you will be ready to go tomorrow.  I am going to flip through a USMNT media guide looking at various players to list either tonight or tomorrow morning.

 
Categories: Austin Berry, Freddy Adu, Jeremiah White, Joe Gyau, Steve Cherundolo, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood
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Some things I have missed in the last couple of days
   January 26, 2011 (9:15 PM) by Matt Benson
 

If you didn’t see in today’s The OT Report, Oguchi Onyewu was pulled from FC Twente’s game after only 26 minutes.  It looks like he has some kind of lower back injury, but we don’t know how severe the injury is at this point.

Jeremiah White, last seen with GKS Belchatow in the Polish Ekstraklasa, is apparently on trial at the Philadelphia Union’s training camp.  This is going to further confuse Howie (for whatever reason, he gets White and Jemal Johnson confused at times).

Much like myself, Jeff Carlisle wants to see more of Mikkel Diskerud with the USMNT in the future.

This report out of Germany also throws Galatasaray and Palermo into the mix as teams interested in Michael Bradley’s services to go along with Sunderland.

Staying in Germany, Brian Sciaretta introduces many US fans to Timothy Chandler.  Chandler was born in Germany to a German mother and an American father and holds a US passport.  And Greg Seltzer talks to U-20 forward Bobby Wood about his rise through 1860 Munich’s youth ranks to the senior team.

 
Categories: Bobby Wood, Jeremiah White, Michael Bradley, Mix Diskerud, Oguchi Onyewu, Timothy Chandler
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Some late night news reading
   September 23, 2010 (12:39 AM) by Matt Benson
 

I guess I missed this, but I have noticed that Jon-Paul Pittman hasn’t been dressing for Wycombe Wanderers lately and there is a good reason why.  Apparently he ruptured a knee tendon earlier this month and had a successful surgery on Tuesday.  He is expected to miss a minimum of four months.

Greg Seltzer gets his chance to chat with Jeremiah White about his move to Poland over at MLSsoccer.com  White is slowly breaking his way into the lineup and he hopes to be a regular in the starting lineup in the near future.  Based on the two stories on him in the last week, he really sounds excited and rejuvenated.

The North Shore News in Canada has a story on American/Canadian center back Mason Trafford on his recent move to IFK Mariehamn in Finland.

And finally, Conor Doyle scored a goal for Derby’s reserve squad on Wednesday afternoon.  Apparently he has scored three goals in his last three games with the reserve team.

 
Categories: Conor Doyle, Jeremiah White, Jon-Paul Pittman, Mason Trafford
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Update on Adrian Ruelas’ situation & other tidbits
   September 17, 2010 (8:56 PM) by Matt Benson
 

As I posted late last night, there was some confusion on Adrian Ruelas’ possible loan deal with Celtic.  One day later and it looks like there has been some more clarification on the deal.

Ruelas, 19, will train with Celtic until the winter transfer window opens and then will formally join the club if a work permit can be secured.

“Adrian traveled to Scotland yesterday and will be there until December as part of an induction into the team,” Santos communications director Luis Roberto Fernández Espinosa told YA today. “In December he will be registered as the new addition to Celtic.”

The guys over at Yanks Abroad recently talked to Jeremiah White since he made his move to Poland.  Sounds like he is excited to be back in Europe.

Former US U-17 and U-20 player, Jamel Johnson (not to be confused with MK Dons’ Jemal Johnson), signed with FC Fyn of the Danish 1st Division this week.  He spent time on trial with Viborg FF and Randers FC before landing with FC Fyn.

And after a couple rumors last week, US Soccer finally announced that the US will be playing South Africa in the Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup on November 17 in Cape Town.  This will be the US’ fourth trip to South Africa in the last few years (2007 Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup, 2009 Confederations Cup & 2010 World Cup).  It should be interesting to see what kind of roster Bob Bradley will select for this game with it so far away for both European and MLS players.

 
Categories: Adrian Ruelas, Jamel Johnson, Jeremiah White, US Men's National Team
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Jeremiah White sighting!
   August 27, 2010 (5:08 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Anyone remember Jeremiah White?  He was a winger on AGF Aarhus with Benny Feilhaber last season, but he disappeared in Saudi Arabia this past winter/spring (I say disappear as it was nearly impossible to follow the Saudi Premier League if you can’t read Arabic).

Well, White recently signed with GKS Bełchatów in the Polish Ekstraklasa (Poland’s top flight league).

“I feel like I have a good opportunity to make one last push here in Europe,” White told MLSsoccer.com. “The training environment is very good, and the coach is young and ambitious.”

The former Wake Forest ace said he first tried to land in Major League Soccer with both the Fire and the Union, but a pro homecoming was not meant to be at this time.

“I was contemplating going to Asia or Qatar when financial terms could not be met in Chicago,” said White. “I was hoping to play in Philadelphia, but I was informed that the timing was bad. I spoke to my wife and she told me to give it one last go in Europe.”

 
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Jeremiah White could be headed back to the MLS
   April 19, 2010 (5:14 PM) by Matt Benson
 

The interesting career path of winger Jeremiah White could have another chapter in the coming weeks.  White last made news when the 28-year-old midfielder decided to play in the Saudi Premier League for Al-Ettifaq over the MLS after being linked to the Philadelphia Union.

The gang over at Soccer365 have heard that the Chicago Fire could be interested in his services once he becomes a free agent in the near future once the Saudi Premier League comes to an end.

 
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English-language stats for Jeremiah White
   March 15, 2010 (9:23 PM) by Howie Michaels
 

Surprisingly, there does exist some English-language coverage of the Saudi Professional League where once-capped right winger Jeremiah White had taken his craft following a three-year stint in Denmark.

Matt mentioned White’s odyssey that was rumored to be taking him to Qatar or MLS a few weeks ago. I found some stats for White in English now so perhaps we will be able to increase coverage of him.

White has appeared in five matches so far, it appears that he has made two starts and three substitute appearances. He has yet to score any goals, although if he does this site has no shortage of information regarding his types of goals. Al-Ettifaq (The Knights of Ad-Dahna or The Commandos, according to Wikipedia!) are in 8th place in the 12-team league. Last year’s season was 22 matches, so it appears to be wrapping up.

 
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Jeremiah White Sighting
   February 8, 2010 (5:06 PM) by Matt Benson
 

So I was looking around the internet to find any new information on Jeremiah White last week.  White had been playing with fellow American Benny Feilhaber at AGF Aarhus in Denmark over the last two seasons, but he got out of his contract this winter and was rumored to be going to Qatar over the MLS.

Fast forward to last week and I find out that he is playing in Saudi Arabia with a team named Al-Ettifaq.  Upon further searching, I can’t find anything else regarding the team or the league as I can’t read Arabic.

Having said all that, Greg Seltzer of Soccer365 comes to the rescue with an article on White.  It looks like he wants to take care of his family first over aspirations of making the 2010 World Cup roster, granted Bob Bradley hasn’t really looked at him much anyways.

 
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