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Links and other nonsense for Friday
   August 14, 2015 (12:04 AM) by Matt Benson
 

The Bundesliga starts up this weekend and Bundesglia Fanatic has done a player profile on Aron Johannsson.  ESPN FC also did a phone interview with ArJo.  His new club, Werder Bremen, hosts Schalke on Saturday.

Brazil is bringing a pretty decent team to the US for September’s friendly.

While next summer’s Copa America Centenario is still up in the air, CONCACAF is proceeding like the tournament is still on as they have scheduled qualifiers for CONCACAF’s remaining two spots (US, Mexico, Costa Rica and Jamaica have already qualified).

Costa Rica will have a new manager as Paulo Wanchope has resigned after losing his mind at an U-23 match earlier this week.  As Howie pointed out, between him and Miguel Herrera, the Hex might come down to fighting coaches so the US might as well appoint Peter Vermes as manager.

US Soccer is trying to trademark “Dos a Cero”.

Greg Seltzer put together a random stat thingie on players in their second seasons in Europe in honor of Rubio Rubin.

While all signs point to Tim Ream going to QPR, nothing official has been announced yet and ESPN’s Peter O’Rourke is hearing that Fulham could still be in the hunt.

Bob Bradley has begun working on a contract extension with Stabæk.

Cody Cropper made his pro debut earlier this week in MK Dons’ 2-1 win over Leyton Orient in the Capital One Cup.  Cropper talked to Brian Sciaretta about the experience.

Brian Sciaretta also talked to Nermin Crnkic this week about FK Jablonec and Europa League.

Now for the Tijuana section of the links.  John Requejo Jr. scored a goal with their U-20 team this week, while Brandon Vazquez had two goals and an assist with their U-17 team.  Michael Orozco talked to Tijuana’s website about this weekend’s game against Cruz Azul.  Orozco is also on a cool poster outside the stadium.

Some more players are popping up on lower level teams in Europe.  Will John is now with RoPS in Finland.  Kevin Sawchak is back in Finland, but this time with Honka.  And Charlie Butte has left SF Siegen in Germany for SV Oberwart in Austria.

And finally, some youth players are making the move to Europe.  U-18 defender Sam Golan has signed with Brighton & Hove Albion.  U-14 right back John Hilton is getting close to a move to Ajax.  And why not have a 10-year-old (Troy McKee) sign with Aston Villa.

Enjoy the weekend.

 
Categories: Aron Johannsson, Bob Bradley, Brandon Vazquez, Charlie Butte, Cody Cropper, Fabian Johnson, John Hilton, John Requejo Jr., Kevin Sawchak, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Nermin Crnkic, Rubio Rubin, Sam Golan, Tim Ream, Troy McKee, US Men's National Team, Will John
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Keeping updated on player movement in lower leagues
   April 7, 2015 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

While most people are aware when the Freddy Adu’s of the world make a transfer, there have been a lot of moves made at the lower leagues involving Americans over the last couple months.  With the help with David (who helps me on a lot of the behind the scenes stuff), here are some of the moves we do know with a bunch of the Scandinavian leagues set to kickoff in the next couple weeks.

Paul Torres was at Landskrona in Sweden last season and now he is with Sandnes Ulf in Norway.

As for another player leaving Sweden, Andy Lorei scored a couple goals for Bodens BK last season, but he has returned to the US and has signed with the Tulsa Roughnecks.

Lorei isn’t the only player returning to the US.  Kevin Sawchak has signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks after bouncing around Finland since 2011, spending his last season with the always fun named KooTeePee.

Taylor University product Matt Poland has signed with Finnish side Sporting Kristina.  And it looks like ex-USL Pro winger Tyrone Hall is also on the team.

Going back to Sweden, Sandvikens IF have recently signed Chris Harris.  Looking at their roster, you will also see they have fellow Americans Adam Kelemet, Anthony Allison and Seth Rudolph.

Want another smaller team with a bunch of Americans?  I was already aware that US U-23 potential goalkeeper Tyler Miller was at SVN Zweibrücken in Germny, but they also have Americans Jimmy Lannon and Evin Nadaner.  I remember when Lannon was at FC Lustenau in Austira, but it looks like he also had a stop with German side 1.FCA Darmstadt in between.

Staying in Germany, Nigerian-American Abuchi Obinwa has been promoted from Hannover 96’s U-19 team to their U-23 team recently as he made a bench appearance in a Regionalliga game at the end of March.

Also in the Regionalliga, defensive midfield Jonathan Koshko signed with Wormatia Worms back in February.  It looks like he was also at 1.FCA Darmstadt with Jimmy Lannon at one point.

Want to cheer for a player in the Faroe Islands Premier League?  Mayowa Alli has you covered.  He was last seen at Vendsyssel FF in Denmark but he is now out on loan to KÍ Klaksvík.

For all you Armenian Premier League die-hards, you are well aware that Bryan de la Fuente is on Ararat Yerevan (duh?!).  He is now joined by Moises Orozco and Victor Garza.

For those of you that remember the run up to the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, Jay Denny was a midfielder who captained the US U-20 team a couple times but missed out on the tournament due to commitments at Stoke City (that is what wiki tells me).  Since then, he has bounced around various teams in the lower levels of England and he has recently signed with Conference National side Worcester City.  This will be his second stint with the Faithful after playing in two games with them in 2012-13.

This is a shout-out to OT reader Trent who loves himself some Irish soccer and now he was a new player to keep track of in forward Michael Lyons who signed with Irish First Division side Cabinteely.

And finally, for those of you running the J.C. Mack fan club, I don’t know exactly where he is, but he played in a game with Jaro in Finland in February and was last seen on trial with Dalkurd FF in Sweden in March.

With the Scandinavian leagues starting up over the next couple weeks, I am sure we will find out about more guys popping up on random teams.

 
Categories: Abuchi Obinwa, Adam Kelemet, Andy Lorei, Anthony Allison, Bryan de la Fuente, Chris Harris, Evin Nadaner, J.C. Mack, Jay Denny, Jimmy Lannon, Kevin Sawchak, Matt Poland, Mayowa Alli, Michael Lyons, Moises Orozco, Paul Torres, Seth Rudolph, Tyler Miller, Tyrone Hall, Victor Garza
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Hump day links
   February 13, 2013 (12:04 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Lets start off with a few USMNT-related things.

Here are some field-level highlights from the 2-1 loss against Honduras.

Jason Davis wonders if Jurgen Klinsmann should give two old names, DaMarcus Beasley and Jay DeMerit, a look.

And US Soccer has a video up on Alexi Lalas and his move to Italy back in the 90s.

Turning to Germany, Bobby Wood and Andrew Wooten both made Kicker’s 2. Bundesliga Team of the Week.

Jeff Carlisle has an interview with Jermaine Jones as Schalke resumes their Champions League campaign next week.

Shawn Parker received a two-game suspension for his foot to Michael Parkhurst’s head.

Terrence Boyd scored a goal yesterday in Rapid Vienna’s 2-0 win over Slovak club MFK Ružomberok in a friendly.

Some more stories in Sweden about Alejandro Bedoya likely to re-sign with Helsingborg.

The always good Brian Sciaretta talked to Conor O’Brien recently about his new contract and other things.

Sacir Hot has a blog entry up over at Big Apple Soccer about his move to Germany.

It was first reported that Columbus Crew forward Aaron Horton was being loaned out to Bosnia’s FK Sarajevo, but now it looks like he just went there for some training and is now headed to Hammarby in Sweden for a week before returning to the US.

And finally, I was sad when Aaron Wheeler left Finland as I wasn’t going to be able to post about FC KooTeePee (Greatest.  Name.  Ever.).  But we don’t have to worry anymore as American Kevin Sawchak has signed a one-year deal with an option for a second year with the team.

 
Categories: Aaron Horton, Alejandro Bedoya, Andrew Wooten, Bobby Wood, Conor O'Brien, DaMarcus Beasley, Jay DeMerit, Kevin Sawchak, Sacir Hot, Shawn Parker, Terrence Boyd, US Men's National Team
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