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Wednesday morning link action
   April 29, 2015 (1:23 AM) by Matt Benson

Just a few links for Wednesday.

In case you missed it on Monday, Bobby Wood went all Hawaiian Messi on us and scored a really nice goal (highlights).  And now there are reports out of Germany that 1860 Munich might want him back this summer.

Luca de la Torre had an assist with Fulham’s U-21 team yesterday in a 4-1 loss to Manchester United.

For the second straight week, Andrija Novakovich has scored a goal with Reading’s U-21 team.

Will Reno wrote some words on Cody Cropper’s performance against Mexico for the guys over at Northern Pitch.  He also has his April update on US goalkeepers on his site.

I have no clue what the Soccer United Fan Council is, but you should go vote for us (write-in vote that is).

Nepal was hit with a monster earthquake on Saturday and Brian Sciaretta was able to talk to New York native and Nepal’s national team coach Jack Stefanowski.

Greg Seltzer broke out his abacus and crunched some numbers of various Americans in Europe.

Brian Sciaretta also has some numbers on the good things that have come to Borussia Mönchengladbach when starting Fabian Johnson this season.

Been looking for a team to cheer for in El Salvador’s second division?  Jon Arnold might have found you one.

And for the four others that care about these things like I do, I haven’t posted leaked kits for next season much like I have in the past.  But here are a few of them so far for the Premier League (courtesy of Footy Headlines).

* While we wait for Gedion Zelalem to be cleared by FIFA, here are Arsenal’s home and third shirts for next season.
* Marc Pelosi is starting to play again for Liverpool’s U-21 team and here are their home, away and third kits.
* Cody Cropper won’t be wearing a Southampton non-goalkeeper jersey, but here are Southampton’s home and away shirts.
* And finally, here is what Geoff Cameron and Stoke City will be wearing at home, while the away jersey almost looks like Southampton’s but the sash is going the other way and an inverse in colors.

Categories: Andrija Novakovich, Bobby Wood, Cody Cropper, Fabian Johnson, Gedion Zelalem, Geoff Cameron, Jack Stefanowski, Luca de la Torre, Marc Pelosi
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A bunch of links before the weekend
   November 7, 2014 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson

It’s Friday and here are some links.

I posted yesterday the news that Tesho Akindele turned down an invite with the Canadian national team to keep things open with the US.  And now Ives Galarcep is hearing that Akindele will be called in by the USMNT next week.

Jurgen Klinsmann is not happy with the performances of many of the USMNTers since the World Cup.  Here are some short videos of Klinsmann talking about facing Colombia in London and the fan support at Craven Cottage.

Speaking of Craven Cottage, Kyle McCarthy looks at the connection between the USMNT and Craven Cottage.

Jozy Altidore’s agent, Lyle Yorks, is headed to Sunderland to talk to the club about his future.  HITC’s Andrew Gibney takes a look at why a loan to France would be a good move for multiple parties.  Jozy also turned 25 yesterday.  According to the always good Paul Carr, his 24 international goals are the second most in USMNT history before turning 25.  Some guy named Landon Donovan leads the way with 27.

Speaking of numbers, go check out where Rubio Rubin’s four assists rank in Europe among players 20 or younger.

Two Americans saw the field in Europa League action on Thursday.  Tim Howard recorded the 150th shutout of his European club career in a 3-0 win over Lille.  He was pretty happy.  Fabian Johnson got the start at right back in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 2-0 win.  Here is a photo of him in action.

I posted some highlights of Anderlecht’s dramatic three-goal comeback to draw with Arsenal earlier this week and now Greg Seltzer broke down Sacha Kljestan’s performance of the game.

Danny Williams came back from his injury last weekend while coming off the bench and now he made his first start since the injury, going 67 minutes in Reading’s mid-weeek 3-0 win over Rotherham.

Michael Orozco went the distance in Puebla’s loss on penalty kicks to Santos Laguna in the Copa MX final on Wednesday.

I missed this earlier in the week, but Geoff Cameron made WhoScored’s Team of the Week for his performance from last weekend.

Orlando City’s Tommy Redding is headed to Benfica in December for yet another MLS offseason training stint.

Brian Sciaretta has a pair of interviews worth checking out this week.  One with Fulham legend Brian McBride and one with Nepal national team manager Jack Stefanowski.

Grant Wahl talked to Mia Hamm this week about her new role with Roma and LAFC.

Travis Clark caught up with David Najem about life in the German Regionalliga.

Here is a look at what could happen if the World Cup is shifted to the winter in 2022.

Who doesn’t life tifos?

And finally, the USMNT roster for the next friendlies will likely be announced on Monday.  In the mean time, here are some names on John D. Halloran’s radar for next summer’s Gold Cup.

Categories: Brian McBride, Danny Williams, David Najem, Fabian Johnson, Geoff Cameron, Jack Stefanowski, Jozy Altidore, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Rubio Rubin, Sacha Kljestan, Tesho Akindele, Tim Howard, Tommy Redding, US Men's National Team
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Tuesday night linkage
   January 8, 2013 (10:11 PM) by Matt Benson

A bunch of links for Tuesday evening.

In case you don’t follow us on Twitter or Facebook, but we have a new addition to the site.  We are going to try and track every goal scored this calendar year.  You can find our goal tracker by clicking the goals link above in the navigation bar.

I posted on Monday about Graham Zusi and Juan Agudelo training at West Ham this week, but it looks like at least Zusi’s trip is an actual trial.

Sticking with the MLS-to-Europe training stints, DC United goalkeepers Joe Willis and Andrew Dykstra are both headed to England to train with different clubs (Sunderland for Willis and Hartlepool United for Dykstra).

Matt over at The Shin Guardian did a detailed depth chart of the USMNT as we enter 2013.  And Brian Sciaretta gives us his breakdown of the January camp.

Not too of a shock, but Grant Wahl is hearing that ESPN won/bought the rights to the US-Mexico qualifier at Azteca.  So ESPN should have that game plus all the home qualifiers, while beIN Sport should have all the rest of the road qualifiers if I am remembering this correctly.

A week after playing in an indoor reserve match, Stuart Holden took the field outside in Bolton’s reserves’ 3-0 win over Oldham Athletic’s reserves.  Holden got the start and played 65 minutes, which got some good reviews of his performance.

While he is coming back from injury, Will Packwood is scheduled to have a second surgery on his broken leg.

US U-18 midfielder Zach Pfeffer scored a goal in his first friendly since going out on loan at Hoffenheim.

Marc Pelosi got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Inter Milan in the NextGen Series (U-19 tournament).  With the win, Liverpool advance to the next round.

Parker Walsh could be headed back to Karlsruher SC.

Not a surprise, but Stoke City are open to loaning out Maurice Edu.  Edu has only appeared in one game with the Potters since making the move from Rangers to Stoke City.

Clarence Goodson’s Brøndby are having some money issues and the players might have to take a pay cut or the club might go bankrupt.

Alejandro Bedoya apparently has some suitors in Spain, German, Denmark and Sweden.  Bedoya is expected to stay with the USMNT until a deal is finalized.

Conor O’Brien also has a few different teams looking at him according to Greg Seltzer.

American Jack Stefanowski has been named the head coach of Nepal’s national team.

Alecko Eskandarian tells us a cool story about Clint Dempsey from 2005’s Camp Cupcake.

And finally, Sciaretta has another interview with Sacha Kljestan.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Andrew Dykstra, Clarence Goodson, Clint Dempsey, Conor O'Brien, Graham Zusi, Jack Stefanowski, Joe Willis, Juan Agudelo, Marc Pelosi, Maurice Edu, Parker Walsh, Sacha Kljestan, Stuart Holden, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood, Zach Pfeffer