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Friday morning linkage
   August 16, 2013 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson

Some links before the weekend.

Thanks to the nice road victory over a strong Bosnia squad, the US has moved up to #10 in the Elo rankings, one spot shy of the highest ranking ever by the US.  The US’s highest ranking by Elo is #9, last done in 2009.

US Soccer gives us some post-game reactions from a few different players.  Greg Seltzer also found some post-game video interviews with John Brooks (I will be changing his category on this site from Anthony Brooks to John Brooks soon) and Aron Johannsson.  Got to like hearing “my future is the USA team” from Brooks.

While re-watching the game last night, I noticed that we apparently traded Tim Howard for Asmir Begovic.

It looks like Jozy Altidore will be doing a blog for ESPN FC from time to time and here is his first entry.

Will Bruin spoke to John Kretlow about his time with the USMNT while at the Gold Cup.

Bob Bradley continues to keep Egypt trucking along as they defeated Uganda, 3-0, in a friendly on Wednesday.

I forgot to post this earlier in the week, but the German Cup had its second round draw last weekend, which will feature a couple American vs. American battles including Preußen Münster (Matt Taylor) vs. Augsburg (Michael Parkhurst) and Kaiserslautern (Andrew Wooten) vs. Hertha Berlin (John Brooks).

Conor O’Brien told that Nordsjælland had him playing some right back during the preseason, although they still see him as a central midfielder.  I guess there is some decent competition in the middle of the field, so they are looking at other ways to get him on the field.

RJ Allen is no longer with Skive in Denmark and is currently on trial with DC United.

Devann Yao, who was last seen with Royal Boussu Dour Borinage in the Belgian Second Division last season, has signed a one-year deal with UR La Louvière Centre in the Belgian Third Division.

Greg Seltzer did a little English Premier League preview on all the Americans in the league.

And I don’t think this team is officially affiliated with US Soccer, but the US won gold for the first time ever at the World Maccabiah Games a.k.a. the “Jewish Olympics”.  As Howie pointed out last night, the US somehow didn’t win gold in 2005 despite having Jonathan Bornstein and Benny Feilhaber on the roster.

Categories: Andrew Wooten, Aron Johannsson, Benny Feilhaber, Bob Bradley, Conor O'Brien, Devann Yao, John Brooks, Jonathan Bornstein, Jozy Altidore, Matt Taylor, Michael Parkhurst, RJ Allen, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, Will Bruin

Monday afternoon links
   January 28, 2013 (2:27 PM) by Matt Benson

Here is some stuff from the weekend.

The USMNT are now in Houston gearing up for tomorrow’s friendly against Canada.  Canada’s young and inexperienced team lost to Denmark, 4-0, on Saturday.

The Shin Guardian has their official preview up for tomorrow’s game.

Jurgen Kinsmann recaps the camp so far in this video.  Grant Wahl also informs us that Klinsi has been using a helicopter to travel between his Orange County home and the camp while it was in Carson.  If only I had one to avoid the 405 traffic.  Also while training at the Home Depot Center, the team hung out with the U-15 team.  Pretty cool idea.

Brian Sciaretta spoke to Houston Dynamo forward Will Bruin about the current camp.  While Andrew Keh talked to Alejandro Bedoya about being a free agent.

Hann0ver 96 are still unsure of when Steve Cherundolo will return to the field.  Cherundolo has missed the last couple games and did return to training last week only to have a set back.  But he did train today.

Geoff Cameron missed Stoke City’s game this past weekend, but it sounds like he should be back for tomorrow’s game against Wigan.  For those counting at home, the likely starting backline for the US (Cherundolo, Cameron, Bocanegra and Johnson) have all missed at least one game this month due to injury.  Hopefully they can get healthy before the Honduras qualifier.

Speaking of Honduras, here is their roster for that qualifier.

Brian Sciaretta also talked to Maurice Edu recently to talk about his start in Turkey.

It looks like Aron Johannsson is making the move from AGF Aarhus to AZ Alkmaar.  Maybe Jozy Altidore can convince him to play for the US?  That said, I am wondering if this move is about lining up a Jozy replacement since most pundits think he will be making a move to a bigger club this summer.

DC United midfielder Nick DeLeon declined a call-up with Trinidad & Tobago.  He is dreaming of a future USMNT call-up.

Eugene Starikov and Rostov defeated some team 17-1 (!) in a friendly this weekend with Starikov scoring two goals.

We have a Jemal Johnson sighting (not to be confused with Jamel Johnson)!

Jeff Carlisle gives us an update on Junior Flores.

And finally, some American named Patrick Otte is on trial at Leeds.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Aron Johannsson, Eugene Starikov, Geoff Cameron, Jemal Johnson, Junior Flores, Maurice Edu, Nick DeLeon, Patrick Otte, Steve Cherundolo, US Men's National Team, Will Bruin