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Friday morning links
   September 11, 2015 (2:12 AM) by Matt Benson
 

I should be in bed as this week has sucked with work but here are some quick links before the weekend.

The US now knows the final two teams in its group for World Cup qualifying and those teams are Vincent & The Grenadines and Guatemala.  They will join the US and Trinidad & Tobago in Group C.

Well done, FUT Azteca.

The US U-23 team won their second friendly this week, a 2-0 victory over Qatar.  The goals were scored by Benji Joya and Gboly Ariyibi.  Here is also a video of their first half of the week in England.

Cody Cropper is going to miss up to six weeks after having some kind of knee surgery this week.  Looks like the U-23s will be going with Zack Steffen or Ethan Horvath next month.

Benji Joya’s ex-partner in crime, Daniel Cuevas, has a new home and it is with Indy Eleven.

Darlington Nagbe is officially a US citizen.  If he gets called up, I am guessing it won’t be until January.  I think Brian Sciaretta has pointed out in the past that only one MLS player has received his first call-up under Klinsmann in a camp other than January and it was Alan Gordon.

COMNEBOL is meeting up with CONCACAF on September 17 to figure out next summer’s Copa America.  As Jeff Carlisle points out, that date is conveniently a couple days after Loretta Lynch has a press conference in Zurich.  And some reports out of Mexico have the FMF supporting a Copa America in the US.  Basically everything comes down to money.

Could we potentially see a MLS vs. Premier League tournament in the future?  Maybe.

English-American goalkeeper Paul Rachubka has signed with Bolton.

Borussia Dortmund had a friendly against St. Pauli this week.  While most of the world wanted to see Adnan Januzaj‘s debut, Christian Pulisic and Junior Flores both came off the bench for Dortmund, while Fabrice Picault scored for St. Pauli.

Also in weird friendlies during the international week, Jann George scored for Jahn Regensburg in their win over Bayern Munich.

We also had a goal in a game that really counted this week.  Joe Broekhuizen came off the bench and scored the lone goal of the game in VPS’ 1-0 win over Ilves in Finland on Thursday.

And finally, here is a behind the scenes look at Christian Eissele’s club in Finland, Kemi Kings.

 
Categories: Benji Joya, Christian Eissele, Christian Pulisic, Cody Cropper, Daniel Cuevas, Darlington Nagbe, Fabrice Picault, Gboly Ariyibi, Jann George, Joe Broekhuizen, Junior Flores, Paul Rachubka, US Men's National Team, US U-23 National Team
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Friday morning links
   March 14, 2014 (1:17 AM) by Matt Benson
 

So Aron Johannsson is pretty good and scored his 25th goal of the season yesterday.  It wasn’t the prettiest of PKs, but it went in.  Speaking of ArJo, Yanks Abroad’s RJ DeMello wonders about his club future.

Some other stuff posted on the site over the last couple of days.  This appears to be the USMNT away kit for the World Cup.  Will interviewed US U-17 goalkeeper Kevin Silva.  And Molde FK’s Ben Spencer is headed to Indy Eleven on a one-year loan.

The US fell from #13 to #14 in the latest FIFA world rankings.

Brek Shea can’t be loaned out to another team for another three weeks since he returned to Stoke City early after his “finger incident” with some Barnsley fans, but he is aware that he probably needs to head out on another loan to get playing time if he wants to make the World Cup roster.

Danny Williams did not play in Reading’s mid-week game due to some swelling in his knee.

Eric Lichaj’s injury woes continue as he will have to undergo a double hernia operation.

The Bolton News got some quotes from Tim Ream about Stuart Holden’s injury.

DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco (and the rest of Puebla) are not getting paid all their money at Puebla.

Jon Arnold “berated” me for not posting this the other day, but here is his article about Benji Joya and Daniel Cuevas going their separate ways.  You happy now, Jon?!  (For those three people that didn’t pick on up this, I am joking.  Jon is a nice guy.  Sometimes.)

Brian Sciaretta introduces us to Dennis Flores, who just made his Liga Mx debut for Club Leon last weekend.

Gedion Zelalem was called into Germany’s U-17 team for a Euro qualifier.  If he plays, he will never be eligible to play for the US since you can only use your FIFA one-time switch on countries you are eligible for when you play your first official youth game (he is still not a US citizen yet).  Boo.

Speaking of young players, Greg Seltzer takes a look at some first-team prospects of a few younger Americans playing abroad.

 
Categories: Aron Johannsson, Ben Spencer, Benji Joya, Brek Shea, DaMarcus Beasley, Daniel Cuevas, Danny Williams, Dennis Flores, Eric Lichaj, Gedion Zelalem, Kevin Silva, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Stuart Holden, Tim Ream, US Men's National Team
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A few links for Friday
   December 20, 2013 (12:13 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A few links before the weekend.

More and more signs that Clint Dempsey is headed to Fulham on a loan, although nothing official.  Fulham defender Sascha Riether posted a photo of him and Dempsey on instagram with the caption “Welcome back Clint Dempsey” which was deleted shortly after being posted.

Zarek Valentin has signed to Bodø/Glimt on permanent basis until 2015.  Valentin played in 27 games last season for Bodø/Glimt, helping them to promotion into Norway’s first division.

Kaiserslautern are bringing in some new players this winter break and Andrew Wooten appears to be one of four players leaving the club.

I missed this a couple weeks ago but Daniel Cuevas has left Santos Laguna (mainly their U-20 team) for Lobos Buap in the Ascenso MX (Mexico’s second division).

Jonathan Bornstein is headed to Club Atlante on loan.

Brian Sciaretta caught up with Josh Gatt to talk about his recovery from his ACL tear.  I know he had a knee injury, but I think this is the first time that it has been mentioned it was an ACL tear.  That said, sounds like he is close to returning to the field.

Here an ESPN FC story with some more quotes about Bob Bradley and his interest from Stabaek.

It looks like Celtic manager Neil Lennon was recently in Holland to watch Aron Johannsson.

ESPN FC’s Alex Labidou did a scouting breakdown on Mix Diskerud.

Leeds United has signed Gboly Ariyibi to a short-term deal.  Ariyibi is eligible to play for the US and was brought up through the Southampton youth acaedmy before being released this summer.

The USMNT have ended 2013 ranked No. 14 in the FIFA world rankings, up 14 spots from this time last year.  And for comparison sake, the US is also rated No. 13 in the Elo ratings (they were No. 25 after their last friendly in 2012).

 
Categories: Andrew Wooten, Aron Johannsson, Bob Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Daniel Cuevas, Gboly Ariyibi, Jonathan Bornstein, Josh Gatt, Mix Diskerud, US Men's National Team, Zarek Valentin
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Tuesday morning links
   December 3, 2013 (7:00 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Where in the world is Landon Donovan?

No, really, he is instagramming photos of being in Europe (Donovan to Eintracht Frankfurt!?!?!?) which is making people think he is working on getting a potential winter loan deal worked out, although Bruce Arena told the Galaxy All-Access podcast that both Donovan and Omar Gonzalez won’t be heading to Europe on loan in January.  So now we play the waiting game for more information to leak out.

In case you missed it yesterday, US Soccer announced a friendly against South Korea for February 1.  It sounds like January’s camp will start in Los Angeles for a week.  Head to Brazil for a week or two before returning to Los Angeles for a final week and the friendly at the StubHub Center (RIP Home Depot Center naming rights).

The US fell one spot in the latest FIFA world rankings from #13 to #14.  Mexico moved up from #24 to #20.

Jozy Altidore was named US Soccer’s Male Athlete of the Year for 2013.  Jozy finished 2013 tied with Landon Donovan with a team-leading eight goals, including a USMNT record with a goal in five consecutive games.

CONCACAF also has a bunch of awards that you can vote on right here.  This will be the first edition of the soon-to-be annual CONCACAF awards.  It says you have until mid-December to vote, whenever that is (CONCACAF gonna CONCACAF).

As for the latest on the Bob Bradley new job watch, he is now being tied to the Vancouver Whitecaps.  And here is an updated trailer/sneak peek at the PBS hour-long documentary on Bradley, which will come out in 2014.

John Brooks has been having knee issues, although his MRI from last week showed nothing serious was wrong with it.

Jonathan Spector suffered a setback with his thigh injury and is now out until the end of January.

Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc will miss six weeks with a broken hand.  Throw in an injury to Kelvin Davis and there is a chance that Cody Cropper could at least dress for a game or two in the near future for the Saints.

Birmingham City have denied Bristol Rovers’ request to play Will Packwood in their upcoming FA Cup match.  If Packwood were to play, he would be ineligible to play for Birmingham City in the FA Cup for the rest of 2013-14.

Zach Pfeffer’s loan deal with Hoffenheim has officially come to an end.  He got a lot of playing time with Hoffenheim’s U-19 team while he was over in Germany.

Benji Joya, Daniel Cuevas and Santos Laguna’s U-20 team won the U-20 Apertura this past weekend.  And there is speculation that the two could be headed to other teams as they seek out playing time with first teams.

Speaking of that speculation and other possible transfers in Mexico (possibly DaMarcus Beasley), Tom Marshall has you covered.

Jeff Cunningham has been spotted in Vietnam trialing with Hai Phong FC.

And finally, go read Will’s latest goalkeeper interview with Washington Husky Spencer Richey.  Hopefully you guys have been enjoying Will’s interviews as I think he has some more coming in the future.

 
Categories: Benji Joya, Bob Bradley, Cody Cropper, DaMarcus Beasley, Daniel Cuevas, Jeff Cunningham, John Brooks, Jonathan Spector, Jozy Altidore, Landon Donovan, Omar Gonzalez, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood, Zach Pfeffer
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Friday morning linkage
   November 8, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A few more links before the weekend.

Terrence Boyd scored two goals yesterday.  You can check out the highlights here and here is a photo of Boyd celebrating after one of the goals.  That gives him 10 goals across all competitions this season.  Only Aron Johannsson (12 goals) has scored more among USMNT players in Europe in 2013-14.

Also in Europa League action on Thursday, Brad Friedel got the start for Tottenham at 42-years-old, becoming the oldest player ever to start a Europa League match as the Spurs won 2-1.  Here are some photos from the game.

As Howie posted yesterday, Bahia has decided to not renew Freddy Adu’s contract once it it ends in December.  He has appeared in only seven games across all competitions since joining the club in April.  Bahia is Adu’s seventh team since leaving Real Salt Lake in 2007.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has just been put on Over There’s hit list.  He doesn’t like Sacha Kljestan’s mustache (outrage!) causing our favorite mustached player to tell him to check out his own nose.

We posted earlier this week that Steve Cherundolo was still training on his own since his knee had a little setback, but now it looks like he has returned to full training with the team.

Danny Williams has also returned to full training with Reading this week.  He hasn’t played in a game since September due to a bone bruise on his foot.

I guess there was some British reports claiming Nottingham Forest interest in a loan for Brek Shea, but Greg Seltzer shoots down that report.

There was a story a couple weeks ago about MLS interest for Benji Joya and Daniel Cuevas.  Tom Marshall is reporting that the teams interested seem to be the Chicago Fire, Philadelphia Union, San Jose Earthquakes and Chivas USA, while Mexican side Puebla are also interested in Joya.  And you can add a “team from Denmark” and Mexican second division club Lobos BUAP as other suitors for Cuevas.

And finally, it appears that Swansea City’s U-21 player Kris Scott got invited to the US U-20 camp in Italy next week.

 
Categories: Benji Joya, Brad Friedel, Brek Shea, Daniel Cuevas, Danny Williams, Freddy Adu, Kris Scott, Sacha Kljestan, Steve Cherundolo, Terrence Boyd
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Thursday morning links
   October 17, 2013 (12:50 AM) by Matt Benson
 

After a day to cool off, here are some post-Panama reactions from Roger Bennett and Doug McIntyre.  US Soccer’s Youtube channel also had some post-game interviews.

There was about 23435325457 different funny tweets after the game dealing with the US helping out Mexico.  As for two of the better things, here is a Mexican announcer losing his stuff after Zusi’s goal.  And here is Chicharito (a.k.a. ChicharitLOL) losing his stuff on the bench after hearing about Zusi’s goal.

If you haven’t read Will’s review of Tim Howard’s performance from last Friday, check that out here.  His review of Guzan’s game against Panama will be up later today.

After the two wins, the US still stays at #13 in the latest FIFA rankings, but have jumped up to tied for #12 with France in the Elo ratings (they were #15 going into Tuesday’s game).

As for some random stats after Tuesday’s game:

+ The US has now scored a goal in 17 straight games, the second-longest streak in USMNT history (2004-05; 23 straight games).

+ The US is 15-1-0 in its last 16 games.  Pretty impressive.

+ The US is averaging 2.43 goals per game in 2013, which would shatter the calendar year record of 2.14 in 2008.  Even if the US is held scoreless in its last two games, it will still set a new record at 2.22 goals per game.

Timothy Chandler could have a new manager who has already coached Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore and Aron Johannsson as Nurnberg are apparently interested in hiring Gertjan Verbeek.

Verbeek’s old job at AZ Alkmaar has been filled as Earnie Stewart has decided to appoint former PSV manager Dick Advocaat.  So Aron Johannsson will have an experienced manager.

Andrew Wiebe spoke to Jozy Altidore over the weekend about Sunderland’s struggles so far in 2013-14.

Bob Bradley and Egypt lost 6-1 to Ghana in the first leg of its African qualifying playoff matchup on Tuesday.  There were some reports out of Egypt that Bradley was fired, but the Egyptian FA head told the BBC that he won’t be fired due to a $366,000 buy-out clause.  Grant Wahl also spoke to Bradley via e-mail after the game and Bradley said he will stand with the team for the second leg next month if its up to him.

As for some news on some young players, 17-year-old Junior Flores went 45 minutes for Borussia Dortmund in a friendly with first teamers and reserves against Cologne.  And there appears to be some interest from MLS teams for Santos Laguna’s Benji Joya and Daniel Cuevas.

 
Categories: Aron Johannsson, Benji Joya, Bob Bradley, Daniel Cuevas, Jozy Altidore, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team
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Here is the 2013 U-20 World Cup roster
   June 7, 2013 (8:17 AM) by Howie Michaels
 

GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Cody Cropper (Southampton FC; Maple Grove, Minn.), 12-Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara; Santa Rosa, Calif.), 21-Zach Steffen (FC DELCO; Downington, Pa.)

DEFENDERS (7): 13-Eric Miller (Creighton; Woodbury, Minn.), 3-Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Guadalajara; Riverside, Calif.), 5-Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), 18-Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), 4-Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg; Holly, Mich.), 14-Javan Torre (UCLA; Santa Monica, Calif.), 2-DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders; Seattle, Wash.)

MIDFIELDERS (5): 16-Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; Plano, Texas), 10-Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), 8-Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), 15-Mikey Lopez (Sporting Kansas City; Mission, Texas), 6-Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; Gahanna, Ohio)

FORWARDS (6): 20-Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna; Sacramento, Calif.), 17-Danny Garcia (North Carolina; Dallas, Texas), 7-Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.), 19-Alonso Hernandez (C.F. Monterrey; El Paso, Texas), 9-Mario Rodriguez (1. FC Kaiserslautern; North Hollywood, Calif.), 11-Jose Villarreal (LA Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.)

It’s pretty similar to the Toulon roster, with Steffen, Villarrael, Gil, Rodriguez, and Yedlin added. Jordan Morris, Alfred Koroma, Marlon Hairston, Dillon Serna, Collin Martin, and Jeffrey Payeras have been dropped.

Here is an interesting piece from the NY Times on the various backgrounds of players on the roster.

 
Categories: Alonso Hernandez, Benji Joya, Caleb Stanko, Cody Cropper, Daniel Cuevas, Danny Garcia, DeAndre Yedlin, Jose Villarreal, Juan Ocegueda, Luis Gil, Mario Rodriguez, Mikey Lopez, Shane O'Neill, US U-20 National Team
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Here is your US-Germany pre-game primer
   June 2, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Here is a quick rundown of things you might want to look at before today’s game.

» The game is at 2:30 PM Eastern on ESPN2.

» Germany is ranked #2 in both the FIFA and Elo rankings.

» Here is US Soccer’s official game notes.  They also did a mini-factoid thing on RFK Stadium.  Sunday will be the US’ 22nd game at the stadium, the most by any venue.  I also did my own stat thing earlier this week.

The US is 2-8-0 all-time against Germany (including two games against East Germany) with a 1-3-0 record against Germany on American soil.

The US is 8-22-2 against FIFA Top 5 teams since FIFA began the rankings in 1993.  The last win against a Top 5 team came against Spain, 2-0, in the 2009 Confederations Cup.

» One of the US’ wins against Germany was in 1999.  Here are some highlights from the game.  And here are some highlights from a random 4-3 loss to Germany from 1993.

» The Shin Guardian have their preview of the match up.

» As for some rumblings from today’s training session.  Jozy Altidore had the flu earlier this week and Eddie Johnson apparently picked it up.  Herculez Gomez was watching training with an ice pack on his knee.  It sounds like Brad Evans will be starting at right back.  Matt Besler might not be at 100% fitness, but is close.  Fabian Johnson thinks he might play some midfield during these upcoming games.  Edgar Castillo was working with a trainer on the side, so Joe Corona was playing some left back with the “second” unit.  Some of the German-Americans (i.e. Terrence Boyd and Jermaine Jones) are ready to play Germany.

» The US released the provisional Gold Cup roster earlier this week.  We enjoy some of the middle names.  The rumored friendly for the Gold Cup team against Guatemala in San Diego has been confirmed by US Soccer.  One of those players on that roster, Alejandro Bedoya, scored a goal and passed out an assist on Saturday.  We just found out that Isaac Brizuela is a dual citizen for the US and Mexico earlier this week.  Well, he is on Mexico’s provisional roster for the Gold Cup.  Jon Arnold called this.

» Roger Bennett and Jeff Carlisle came up with their “Most Influential XI” for US Soccer in its history.

» The US U-20 team won their first game at the Toulon Tournament yesterday.  Daniel Cuevas scored the lone goal.

As for my prediction on the game, I think Germany wins and people will freak out.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Brad Evans, Daniel Cuevas, Eddie Johnson, Fabian Johnson, Herculez Gomez, Isaac Brizuela, Jermaine Jones, Joe Corona, Jozy Altidore, Matt Besler, Terrence Boyd, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team
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Back in the Mix: U-20 Forward Daniel Cuevas
   June 1, 2013 (2:05 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Under-20 Men’s National Team forward Daniel Cuevas shined in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship but suffered a torn meniscus in the semifinals. He is back on the pitch for the 2013 Toulon Tournament and hoping to regain his qualifying form heading into the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

The US U-20 team takes on Congo today at 9:30 AM Eastern on beIN SPORT.

 
Categories: Daniel Cuevas, US U-20 National Team
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Tab Ramos names roster for Toulon Tournament
   May 20, 2013 (8:21 AM) by Howie Michaels
 

U-20 coach Tab Ramos has released a 22-man roster for the Toulon Tournament in Toulon, France, which will serve as the final tune-up before the U-20 World Cup begins in Turkey on June 21. It’s the usual mix of MLS, Mexico (Jeffrey Payeras from CSD Municipal in Guatemala thrown in), and a few Europe-based players.

People who know more than me predict “subtle changes” for the World Cup roster. Thirteen players from the CONCACAF qualifying squad are on this Toulon tournament squad; notable names not there (for various potential reasons) include John Anthony Brooks, Jose Villarrael, and Luis Gil.

GOALKEEPERS (2): Cody Cropper (Southampton FC; Maple Grove, Minn.), Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara; Santa Rosa, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (7): Eric Miller (Creighton; Woodbury, Minn.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (C.D. Guadalajara; Riverside, Calif.), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), Jeffrey Payeras (C.S.D. Municipal; Hawthorne, Calif.), Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg; Holly, Mich.), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Javan Torre (UCLA; Santa Monica, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; Plano, Texas), Marlon Hairston (Louisville; Jackson, Miss.), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Mikey Lopez (Sporting Kansas City; Mission, Texas), Collin Martin (Wake Forest; Chevy Chase, Md.), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; Gahanna, Ohio)

FORWARDS (6): Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna; Sacramento, Calif.), Daniel Garcia (North Carolina; Dallas, Texas), Alonso Hernandez (C.F. Monterrey; El Paso, Texas), Alfred Koroma (Akron; Southlake, Texas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders Academy; Mercer Island, Wash.), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.)

 
Categories: Benji Joya, Caleb Stanko, Cody Cropper, Daniel Cuevas, US U-20 National Team
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