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Beşiktaş vs. Antalyaspor Highlights
   February 28, 2014 (5:17 PM) by Matt
 

Jermaine Jones got the start and played 58 minutes in his Beşiktaş debut, a 0-0 draw to Antalyaspor.  Check out the highlights after the jump (they autoplay once the page loads).

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Categories: Highlights, Jermaine Jones
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Tuesday linkage
   February 11, 2014 (12:02 AM) by Matt
 

This video pretty much sums up US Soccer right now (minus the cheap shot portion).

I posted a bunch of injury news on Saturday.  As for some more updates, DaMarcus Beasley had to be subbed off the field on Sunday due to a foot injury.  Alejandro Bedoya sat out this weekend’s game with FC Nantes due to a hamstring injury, but he is hopeful he can play next weekend.  Jermaine Jones’ Besiktas debut has been delayed due to a groin injury.

We know Eric Lichaj is going to be out a while, but his groin injury could possibly be a hernia.  And Aron Johannsson missed this weekend’s game with AZ Alkmaar, but he should be returning to training this week.

Sebastian Lletget scored a goal for West Ham United’s U-21 team in a 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Monday.  The goal is Lletget’s fourth of the year with West Ham’s U-21 team.

Stuart Holden is starting to train again with Bolton Wanderers and he received some good news from manager Dougie Freedman last week.  It looks like Freedman and Bolton are going to give him a new contract this summer once his current contract expires.

Kicker is reporting that Fabian Johnson will sign with Borussia Moenchengladbach this summer once his current contract with Hoffenheim expires.

With a bunch of Huddersfield Town’s players returning from injury, manager Mark Robins told the UK press that they might send Duane Holmes out on loan so he can get some playing time.

Another “Jozy Altidore does more than score goals” type story out of Sunderland.  Teammate Adam Johnson had some nice things to say about Altidore’s performance against Newcastle from two weeks ago.

“There is a lot more to him than goals. Against Newcastle he must have been a nightmare to play against. Genuinely, I thought he was awesome.

Even though he scored two goals in a friendly for Bob Bradley’s Stabæk last week, Michael Stephens, as well as fellow American Christian Eissele, are trialing with Swedish side GAIS.

Goalkeeper Alex Horwath has been trialing with Ljungskile SK in Sweden over the last two weeks and he was rewarded with a contract with the club.

Here is a new interview with Fabian Hurzeler where we learn that he also holds a passport with Switzerland to go along with the US and Germany.

And finally, some new jerseys got released this week.  Josh Gatt, Ben Spencer, Ethan Horvath and Molde FK have some new home and away kits for the 2014 season.  While Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest have a new third jersey for this year.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Alex Horwath, Aron Johannsson, Ben Spencer, Christian Eissele, DaMarcus Beasley, Duane Holmes, Eric Lichaj, Ethan Horvath, Fabian Hurzeler, Fabian Johnson, Jermaine Jones, Josh Gatt, Jozy Altidore, Michael Stephens, Sebastian Lletget, Stuart Holden
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Links like you have never linked before
   February 6, 2014 (12:32 AM) by Matt
 

Yeah, I am running out of ideas for titles for these posts.

Jurgen Klinsmann did a Q&A on US Soccer’s website and the door is still open for Timothy Chandler and others in Europe.

ussoccer.com : You have stated that the door is still open for players to make their case for the World Cup roster. There are several players in Europe who are experiencing new opportunities with their clubs and others coming back from injury. What do you need to see from them?

JK : “We just want them to be on the field and build their case. We communicate with them, players like Oguchi Onyewu, Tim Ream, and Danny Williams. You have Brek Shea, who went down into the Championship from Stoke to play games and is now playing 90 minutes almost every week. You have Timmy Chandler at Nurnberg, who for six months has been doing a very consistent, good job. Jermaine Jones goes to Besiktas and will pick up the rhythm of playing games again. We follow the players that have injury problems like Steve Cherundolo, who is still having issues, and John Anthony Brooks with Hertha Berlin who is hopefully back next week. Same with Fabian Johnson who broke his arm and is hopefully back next week as well. Being in February and a few months prior to the World Cup, you want to see them all play. You have to give them a clear message that only if you pick up a rhythm and play week-in, week-out, will you complete one of the big keys in order to make the World Cup roster. That’s why we are really happy some of them now are starting to get their rhythm. This all plays a vital role in evaluating them, and then we have to make the vital calls in May.”

Someone told Grant Wahl that US Soccer spent about $500,000 for January’s camp, including the trip down to Brazil.

Oguchi Onyewu had to leave Sheffield Wednesday’s game in the last few minutes of injury time on Sunday due to an injury.  Now we know that it was a calf injury, but no updates on how serious of an injury.

With one centerback hurt, another has returned to full training.  John Brooks returned to Hertha Berlin’s training on Wednesday after tweaking his knee in early January.

Freddy Adu played 45 minutes in a behind-closed-doors scrimmage against Blackpool’s youth team this week and it looks like he is going to continue to train with the club for the rest of the week.

Benji Joya is headed to the Chicago Fire after winning a weighted lottery.  The US U-20 midfielder joins MLS on a one-year loan from Santos Laguna.

Jozy Altidore talked to the Sunderland Echo about his frustration over not scoring much for Sunderland this season.

Juan Agudelo talked to Greg Seltzer about his first start with FC Utrecht from last weekend.  FC Utrecht host PEC Zwolle today, so Agudelo should get a chance for some more playing time/starts.

Besiktas’ twitter account likes Jermaine Jones and they have posted a few photos of Jones in the last week, including this fun one.

Free agent Euan Holden has been spotted training with the Houston Dynamo.  No word if Houston will extend a contract to him.

Some highlights of one of Andrew Wooten’s goals from last week has popped up on Youtube and you can check out his goal around the 3:15 mark.

Herbert Robinson has scored another goal for Santos Laguna’s U-20 team that is participating at the Viareggio Cup in Italy.  This one in a 4-1 win over Stabaek.

I know there was some talk last week about Kevin Hoyos being close to joining Olimpia, but it looks like he is still with Estudiantes de La Plata and scored a goal with their reserve team last Friday.

I posted earlier this week about Lynden Gooch recording an assist with Sunderland’s U-21 team and now you can check it out in GIF form.

After missing the last 10 weeks with a knee injury, Jon-Paul Pittman has returned to full training with Wycombe Wanderers.

It looks like goalkeeper Josh Wicks is trialing/training with Swedish third tier side AFC United.

And finally, Chris Tsonis is trialing with Cork City in Ireland.

 
Categories: Andrew Wooten, Benji Joya, Chris Tsonis, Euan Holden, Freddy Adu, Herbert Robinson Garcia, Jermaine Jones, John Brooks, Jon-Paul Pittman, Jozy Altidore, Juan Agudelo, Kevin Hoyos, Oguchi Onyewu, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team
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A last few links for the week
   January 31, 2014 (7:15 AM) by Matt
 

A few links to end the work week.

Saturday’s friendly at the StubHub Center has officially reached sold out status.  It marks only the second time that the USMNT have sold out at the StubHub Center (also in 2007 in a Gold Cup match against Trinidad & Tobago).

It looks like one of the May/June pre-World Cup friendlies will be held at Red Bull Arena.  If I had to guess based on the other rumors out there, I would guess this would be the game against Serbia (but there are so many different rumors out there right now on location and opponents).

Grant Wahl has a video interview up with Graham Zusi about earning the nickname “San Zusi” among other things.  He also spoke to Michael Parkhurst this week.

Jeff Carlisle takes a look at the relationship of Brad Evans and DeAndre Yedlin as Evans helps mentor his club teammate while also competing against him for the right back spot.

As for some other USMNT tidbits, here is a video of the team having a BBQ at the U.S. Consulate in Sao Paulo during their trip last week.  And Will Parchman decided to put together an all-time USMNT XI based on guys who wore #1-11 at a World Cup.

Don’t forget to enter our Pick the US-South Korea score contest.  Who doesn’t like free prizes?

Roger Bennett decided to look into why Americans are not taken seriously in Europe.  There are some good quotes from Herculez Gomez.

I’m assuming most people know this by no, but Jermaine Jones is headed to Besiktas on loan for the rest of the season.  And they decided to post a video of Jones going through his medical because they are crazy in Turkey.

According to The Independent’s Ed Aarons, Crystal Palace put in a transfer bid for Fabian Johnson, but Johnson decided to stay at Hoffenheim.

There apparently has been a Freddy Adu sighting! at Blackpool.  So he is at least training in England.

I want to pretend that Who Scored read my Inside the Numbers scoreboard on Aron Johannsson and were inspired as they did their own numbers thing on Johannsson.

Mike Grella will be going on trial with Swedish side Falkenbergs FF according to this report.  Falkenbergs are new to the Allsvenskan in 2014 after winning the Superettan in 2013.

Pat McCann has re-signed with Finn Harps FC of the First Division of the League of Ireland.  The former Holy Cross product appeared in 12 games in 2013, scoring two goals.

Eric Lichaj went 90 minutes for Nottingham Forest on Thursday as they came back from a 2-0 deficit to win 4-2 against Watford.  While he has been playing left back lately, he played at right back in this game.

And finally, this random Youtube video of the day comes courtesy of Alex (@tempofreesoccer).  Here are highlights of the US U-20′s win over Uruguay in the 2007 U-20 World Cup.  The US has Michael Bradley, Freddy Adu and Jozy Altidore among others while Uruguay featured Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez.  And there is a shoving match/fight at the end of the game.  You don’t mess with a full head of hair Michael Bradley.  Good times.

 
Categories: Aron Johannsson, Brad Evans, DeAndre Yedlin, Eric Lichaj, Fabian Johnson, Freddy Adu, Graham Zusi, Herculez Gomez, Jermaine Jones, Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Michael Parkhurst, Mike Grella, Pat McCann, US Men's National Team
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Jermaine Jones is headed to Besiktas on loan
   January 30, 2014 (10:26 AM) by Matt
 

Jermaine Jones has a new home for the next few months after having a falling out with Schalke.  The 32-year-old is headed to Turkey to play for Besiktas on a loan for the next six months with Besiktas having the option to buy him permanently through the 2015-16 season after the loan ends this summer.  Greg Seltzer has some of the numbers for the deal right here and Jones posted a photo of himself in his new shirt on Twitter.

Jones has played in 129 league games for Schalke since joining the club in 2007 and has appeared in 14 games so far in 2013-14 before leaving the club during their winter camp in search of a new team.

Besiktas are currently in fourth place of the 18-team Turkish Super Lig, which is the last of the league’s two Europa League spots, and is only four points shy of second place and the league’s Champions League qualifier spot.

Besiktas wikipedia fun fact: They are one of three Turkish clubs who have never been relegated before.

 
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Catching up with some links
   January 28, 2014 (12:29 AM) by Matt
 

A bunch of stuff from the last couple of days.

Some reports started to come out of Mexico about a possible US/Mexico friendly in Phoenix for April.  It looks like it has some legs as Steven Goff has also heard some things about this.  This wouldn’t be a FIFA fixture date so expect a lot of MLS and Liga MX players for both squads if true.  The last time the US played a game in the month of April was Jozy Altidore’s hat trick against Trinidad & Tobago in Nashville during a World Cup qualifier in 2009.  The last time the US played a friendly in the month of April was a 1-1 draw to Jamaica in Cary, North Carolina in 2006.

Grant Wahl and Brian Straus are both in Carson for the USMNT training camp and discuss in this video about some possible World Cup candidates with a lot to gain this week.  Grant is also a lot taller than Brian.

After what seemed like two months, Maurice Edu is officially headed to Philadelphia on a season-long loan.  Goff is hearing that his base salary is somewhere between $480,000 and $600,000, while Ives heard that Edu passed up some offers from Turkey and the English League Championship.

As for another member of the “Stoke Americans Loaned Out” 3×3 team (Howie gets all the credit on that one), Brek Shea’s loan with Barnsley ends on Thursday, so it looks like Tuesday’s game against Blackburn Rovers will be his last with the Tykes unless they extend the loan.  There is some speculation out of England that Burnley are also interested in Shea.

Juan Agudelo made his FC Utrecht debut over the weekend and I was able to find some highlights of the match.  He gets into the game around the 3:00 mark of the video.

Fabian Johnson had to be subbed out of Hoffenheim’s game this past weekend after picking up a hand injury.  Hoffenheim’s press officer told Brian Sciaretta that he will have surgery on his hand and he will be out a couple weeks, while Jurgen Klinsmann told Grant Wahl that he will have surgery, but he is expected to play this upcoming weekend.  Hopefully it is the latter.

Klinsmann also told Wahl that Jermaine Jones is more likely to transfer to another European team than an MLS team in the next four days.

Timothy Chandler scored a goal over the weekend.  He was rewarded by being named to three Teams of the Week:  Bundesliga Fanatic, Kicker and Who Scored.

Edgar Castillo also had a good weekend and was named to the MedioTiempo Team of the Week.

And Will Packwood was named Birmingham City’s Man of the Match by some match day sponsors for his performance for the Blues in the FA Cup over the weekend.

Speaking of the FA Cup, 16-year-old Gedion Zelalem made his Arsenal debut last Friday in the FA Cup.  He became the first player to feature for Arsenal who was born after Arsene Wenger became manager.  While he is likely a long shot to ever play for the US, here is refresher on his story.

No one might be hotter than Andrew Wooten right now.  He scored another goal for FSV Frankfurt in a friendly on Monday.  Granted these are only friendlies, but he has five goals in four games since his loan started a couple weeks ago.

The US U-17 team won the Aegean Cup Championship over the weekend.  Here is a photo of the team celebrating with the trophy, while here are some highlights of their win over Turkey.  Could we potentially see Haji Wright, one of the top players from this cycle, in Dortmund with Junior Flores in the future (let the speculation begin)?  Yay internets!

Kevin Hoyos is close to joining the Honduran side Olimpia.  The 20-year-old played with C.D. Victoria (also in Honduras) this past fall.

Brian Sciaretta is hearing that a player with MLS ties could be joining Bob Bradley and Stabæk on a trial in the near future.

To put a bow tie (or maybe a bolo tie since they are making a comeback in 2014) on the Michael Bradley to Toronto transfer, here is a good read on how his and Defoe’s moves all went down.

Finally, Greg Selzter breaks out his stat notebook for a bunch of fun numbers.  I am also going to post a quick Inside the Numbers thing on Aron Johannsson later today.

 
Categories: Andrew Wooten, Bob Bradley, Edgar Castillo, Fabian Johnson, Gedion Zelalem, Haji Wright, Jermaine Jones, Juan Agudelo, Kevin Hoyos, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood
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Hump day links
   January 8, 2014 (12:03 AM) by Matt
 

Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike. What day is it Mike?

In case you missed it yesterday, Kim Tate was nice enough to contribute to our Top 5 Lists series with five reasons why everyone should be following Liga MX.

Jozy Altidore came off the bench in Sunderland’s 2-1 win over Manchester United yesterday (highlights).  He also went all Big Show/Kane/Undertaker and slammed down Rafael.

Jurgen Klinsmann spoke to the media on Tuesday and explained some of the Brazil portion of January’s camp.  They will do all their training at Sao Paulo FC’s facilities and will have two closed-door scrimmages with Sao Paulo FC’s first team.

I think I have heard this story already 20 times in the last couple years, but a CONMEBOL source claims Copa America 2016 will take place in the US, while a CONCACAF source claims those reports are premature.

Michael Bradley will have some more competition in Roma’s midfield as they have signed Radja Nainggolan from Cagliari on loan.  Greg Seltzer has some more info on this and Bradley.  I know some people will want Bradley to leave, but he is good enough to stay and earn a starting spot.  Seth Vertelney hit the nail on the head, in my opinion, while we were chit-chatting about this on Twitter.

Seltzer has also heard some transfer gossip about Maurice Edu.  I am wondering if the mystery teams he hints at could be Bursaspor or one of the French teams that showed interest last summer.

Michael Parkhurst is not with Augsburg during their winter camp as he tries to find a new home.  It has been 327 days since the last time he played for them in a real game.

Here is another story on Jermaine Jones likely leaving Schalke this month with some quotes from their manager Jens Keller.

Another American who will be leaving his current club this month:  Oguchi Onyewu and QPR.  Gooch hasn’t played a single minute with QPR since joining the team in October.

John Brooks will miss up to two weeks after picking up a knee injury.  This is probably a huge five months for Brooks if he wants to make the World Cup roster, so this is not great start to 2014.

Julian Green is training with Bayern Munich’s first team in Qatar during their winter camp.

It looks like Andrew Wooten will likely be headed out on loan in the near future (although no teams are mentioned).  Wooten has played in only four games for Kaiserslautern so far this season (another seven games with the U-23 team in the Regionalliga).  He went out on loan last season with Sandhausen where he played in 28 games.

Fresh off his start with Tijuana in the season opener, Greg Garza is hoping the continued playing time will eventually lead to a call-up with the USMNT.  While I wouldn’t put high odds of him even making the World Cup camp roster, he does play a position (left back) where the depth is traditionally lacking.

And finally, our friends over at The Yanks Are Coming did their annual awards which you can see in two parts:  Part 1 & Part 2.

 
Categories: Andrew Wooten, Greg Garza, Jermaine Jones, John Brooks, Jozy Altidore, Julian Green, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Michael Parkhurst, Oguchi Onyewu, US Men's National Team
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A few links for Friday morning
   January 3, 2014 (12:35 AM) by Matt
 

A couple things for your Friday morning reading pleasure.

The US roster for January’s camp got delayed yesterday and should be announced later today.  South Korea has released its roster for its friendly against Mexico on January 29, so this is probably what the US will face on February 1.  I don’t follow them that much so I have no clue on the strength of this roster.

It looks like Jermaine Jones is having a falling out at Schalke and wants out of the club.  He is not traveling with the team to Qatar as they prepare for the second half of the Bundesliga, so maybe we will see him at the US camp?

In case you missed it from yesterday, here are some highlights of Brek Shea’s debut with Barnsley.

Junior Flores has declined to participate with the US U-20 team during its camp in January, but before everyone freaks out, it is because he is getting the chance to train with Borussia Dortmund’s reserves/U-23 team in Turkey.  Not bad for a 17-year-old.

For those few crazy people still believing in a Michael Bradley-to-Fulham transfer, Greg Seltzer says no dice to that or any move for Mikey.

Juan Agudelo likes teasing everyone about a potential move to a new club.

As for Agudelo’s former teammate in New England, Charlie Davies, his contract with the Danish side Randers was terminated so he can sign a new contract with the Revolution.  Everyone’s favorite Stanky Legg appeared in 23 games for Randers before going on loan to New England last August.

Getting back to the US U-20 camp for January, a bunch of names have appeared on Twitter as attending the camp, including Freiburg U-19 midfielder Eric Lickert, but nothing official has been released to my knowledge.

Honduras’ favorite left back Jonathan Bornstein hopes his move to Atlante will get him back in the US picture.

Andrew Stadler has switched teams within Sweden.  After scoring seven goals for Sandvikens IF in the Division 1 Norra (third tier) last season, he has signed a two-year contract with Landskrona BoIS in the Superettan (second tier).  I believe Stadler and fellow American Paul Torres trialed with Landskrona back in November.

***UPDATE***

About 20 minutes after I posted this, I realized that Stabæk were having their press conference for Bob Bradley so I stayed up for it.

Sounds like Stabæk were a little overwhelmed by how much Twitter blew up in the last 24 hours over this news.  And Bob talked about how he knew of Stabæk through following/scouting Clarence Goodson, Hunter Freeman, Troy Perkins and Mix Diskerud in Norway.

Here are a couple screengrabs I took of the presser off my computer.

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Categories: Andrew Stadler, Bob Bradley, Brek Shea, Charlie Davies, Eric Lickert, Jermaine Jones, Jonathan Bornstein, Juan Agudelo, Junior Flores, Michael Bradley, Paul Torres, US Men's National Team
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Links for Tuesday morning
   December 17, 2013 (1:19 AM) by Matt
 

Lets dive right into it.

Landon Donovan spoke at a Galaxy town-hall meeting on Sunday and shot down any rumors linking him to Mexico and any winter loans to Europe.  Sounds like he wants to rest up before diving back into the MLS/World Cup grind.

As for Clint Dempsey and his rumored loan move to Europe, the latest and the most believable of the moment has him headed back to West London with Fulham for two months.  But nothing official has come out yet (The Guardian cites US sources yet everything in the US is citing The Guardian/various European sites.  Yay transfer rumors!).

CONCACAF announced the winners of the inaugural CONCACAF awards this past weekend.  Tim Howard won Goalkeeper of the Year, while Jurgen Klinsmann won Coach of the Year.

UEFA held its draw for the knockout stages of Champions League and Europa League.  In Champions League, Jermaine Jones and Schalke landed Real Madrid.  As for Europa League, Brad Friedel and Tottenham will play FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, while Aron Johannsson and AZ Alkmaar got FC Slovan Liberec.

Bob Bradley has turned down an offer with the Vancouver Whitecaps to seek opportunities overseas.  Bob also admits the interest from Norwegian side Stabaek which we posted about a couple weeks ago.  Bradley also did an interview recently with KingFut.com.

John Brooks was subbed out of Hertha Berlin’s game in the first half this weekend after being at fault for one of the goals.  His manager, Jos Luhukay, also told him (via the press) that he needs to grow up and become an adult.

Who knows if they will continue to scout him or not with the recent firing of Steve Clarke, but it looks like West Brom scouts have been paying attention to Timmy Chandler.

Brian Sciaretta spoke to German-American fullback Jeremy Toljan last week.  But from the sounds of it, it doesn’t look like he has a huge connection with the US.  Who knows though.

USMNT forward Eddie Johnson sounds like he is close to making a move to D.C. United.

Stuart Holden is back in the UK to finish up his rehabbing and poked his head into the Bolton locker room this past weekend.

For those of you that don’t follow Liga MX in Mexico, Leon just won the title this fall with Mexican-American goalkeeper William Yarbrough.

Staying in Mexico, Jonathan Bornstein could finally be on the way out at Tigres according to a couple different reports in Mexico.

And finally, in case you missed it yesterday, Steve Clark is returning to the US to play for the Columbus Crew.

 
Categories: Aron Johannsson, Bob Bradley, Brad Friedel, Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson, Jeremy Toljan, Jermaine Jones, John Brooks, Jonathan Bornstein, Landon Donovan, Steve Clark, Stuart Holden, Tim Howard, Timothy Chandler, William Yarbrough
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The weekend in photos
   December 1, 2013 (7:31 PM) by Matt
 

Zimbio is a website that posts a lot of the photos taken by Getty Images from various games around the world.  This weekend had quite a few photos of various Americans (more so than normal) plus I was able to find some others, so check out after the jump to see a few of them.

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Categories: Aron Johannsson, Brad Guzan, Brek Shea, Daniel Williams, Eric Lichaj, Geoff Cameron, Jermaine Jones, Michael Bradley, Tim Howard
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