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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

Thursday morning links
   January 31, 2013 (6:37 AM) by Matt Benson

Lets start off the links with something I did for another site.  The guys over at The Inside Left asked me to put together an all-time Yanks Abroad XI, so I obliged.  So check that out (at least for some of the old photos).

Everyone should be a regular listener by now, but Tim Howard was on the Men in Blazers podcast this week to talk about Everton and the upcoming Hex.

Two guys who are likely not going to Honduras since they are flying back to Norway?  Josh Gatt and Mix Diskerud.

Thanks to reporter Sacha Kljestan for reporting that the Belgian press is talking about a US-Belgian friendly for this summer.  That would probably go along with the rumored friendly against Germany this summer.  These friendlies plus the Hex plus the Gold Cup.  An exciting summer is ahead of us.

The US U-20 team is already without Will Packwood in the back and now Anthony Brooks has been called in for a Germany U-20 friendly.

Today is Deadline Day and the guys over at Futbol Intellect created a bingo card for the day.

Monmouth University product RJ Allen has signed with Danish 1st Division side Skive.

Shawn Parker has signed an extension with Mainz through the 2017 season.

And finally, club officials at Den Bosch are attempting to punish the fans who directed racists taunts at Jozy Altidore earlier this week.

Categories: John Brooks, Josh Gatt, Jozy Altidore, Mix Diskerud, RJ Allen, Sacha Kljestan, Shawn Parker, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team