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Thursday morning linkage
   June 12, 2014 (1:12 AM) by Matt Benson
 

The World Cup is finally here!

The USMNT is training away at Sao Paulo FC’s training grounds.  And there is a reason why they are staying so far away from their games (which I think is not that big of a deal), the place looks really nice.

The big news from yesterday was that Belgium canceled Thursday’s closed-door scrimmage against the US due to concerns over traveling in Sao Paulo.  Belgium is staying 40 miles away from the US and doesn’t want to risk sitting on a bus for five hours due to traffic and the possible subway strike.

Timothy Chandler was held out of training on Wednesday after picking up a knock on Tuesday, but it sounds minor and was only precautionary.

US Soccer’s website has a Q&A with Alejandro Bedoya.  Could Jermaine Jones and Michael Bradley be related?  (No.)

The big non-USMNT related news from yesterday is how bad the field looks in Manaus.  A bad field in hot weather conditions?  Sounds like a typical CONCACAF game to me.  Oh yeah, Natal is struggling to get ready for Friday’s opening game between Mexico and Cameroon.  There is a decent chance that I will be sitting in one of those temporary seats in the upper deck on Monday.  Good times await.

Getting back to the USMNT, the official World Cup patches went on the jerseys last night.

Want some tactical breakdowns of the USMNT?  Zonal Marking and SI’s Liviu Bird have you covered.  Go read those, you will feel smarter.

Bob Bradley was kind enough to give his scouting report of Ghana in this MLS video.  Speaking of Ghana, OT Twitter-friend Zack Goldman wrote about the US’s need to beat Ghana for the UK’s Metro.

ESPN has decided to go “all-in” on the “I Believe” chant with this latest tribute/commercial for the American Outlaws.

In case you haven’t seen any or all of ESPN’s Inside: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil, here are all six episodes in one place.  Also, I brought back our US World Cup history posts from the 2010 World Cup.

Landon Donovan still has a good sense of humor.

Moving onto other/club news.

Travis Clark is working on a feature on Clint Dempsey and got a great quote about his time at Furman.

Greg Seltzer has some possible transfer goodies/gossip on Benny Feilhaber and Alejandro Bedoya.

Our latest British newspaper transfer rumor of the day involves Terrence Boyd and Wigan Athletic.  Yay silly season!

Reading FC officially announced the signing of US U-20 prospect Andrija Novakovich.

Justin Moose scored his third goal of the season yesterday in Finland and you can check it out here.

Ryan Gracia was last seen in Sweden with Nyköping last season, but it looks like the 24-year-old midfielder has moved on to Balma SC in France.

And this could be my last post for the next 48 hours as I head to Brazil on Friday.  We will have a new addition to the site who will be starting a new series throughout the World Cup beginning with later today, so be on the lookout for that.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Andrija Novakovich, Benny Feilhaber, Bob Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones, Justin Moose, Landon Donovan, Michael Bradley, Ryan Gracia, Terrence Boyd, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team
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Tuesday morning links
   November 5, 2013 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Time to catch up on the last few days.

While Julian Green won’t be headed to the USMNT camp this month since he can’t play in the games (unless he decides 100% to make the switch), he is now headed to a Germany U-19 camp this month.  I don’t think the door is shut on him quite yet, there is still a few years before he has to make a final decision.

That said, FC Lorient midfielder Romain Gall has been invited to the US U-20 camp in Italy for this month.  Gall last played with the US U-18 team this past summer at the International Juniors Tournament in Lisbon, Portugal.

The goal tracker has you updated on all the goals from the weekend.  As for yesterday, Charles Kazlauskas scored Helmond Sport’s opening goal as they came back from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 today over Jong Ajax.  I am still looking for highlights of the goal.

No highlights of Andrew Wooten’s goal in Kaiserslautern II’s 3-2 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt II in Regionalliga action, but here is a photo of The Wooten Clan from the game.

Bobby Warshaw’s loan with Angelholms FF officially ended this weekend after playing in the season finale.  He also scored (highlights), giving him eight goals in nine league appearances.

Patrick Hopkins has left Ljungskile SK for IK Sirius, who were just promoted to the Superettan (second tier in Sweden) after winning promotion in the Division 1 Norra (third tier).  Here is a video of Hopkins giving a little interview.  With Hopkins leaving, Ljungskile SK is still left with four Americans:  Patrick McMahon, Paul Tracy, Aaron Nichols and Charlie Campbell.

Also in Sweden, Nykoping have let go of Ryan Garcia while Paul Torres is still left at the club.

Steve Cherundolo is having more knee issues and did not play with Hannover 96 this past weekend.  He is only doing individual workouts at training and hasn’t been cleared to return to the full squad just yet.

Brian Sciaretta caught up with Conor O’Brien to talk about his move to Odense.

Tim Howard made one of the Top 5 saves of the week this past weekend in Everton’s 0-0 draw to Tottenham.

An update on Stuart Holden:  He is expected to return to Bolton in late December to check in with the team with hopes of reintroducing him into training in the early parts of 2014.

John Brooks had his Range Rover stolen while rehabbing his injury.  It looks like other Hertha Berlin players have had their cars stolen recently, which is sort of a problem.

And finally, here is a video interview with Will Packwood on adpating to life at Bristol Rovers.

 
Categories: Andrew Wooten, Bobby Warshaw, Charles Kazlauskas, Conor O'Brien, John Brooks, Julian Green, Patrick Hopkins, Romain Gall, Ryan Gracia, Steve Cherundolo, Stuart Holden, Tim Howard, Will Packwood
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We’re talking Gold Cup roster (and other links)
   June 26, 2013 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

It looks like the final Gold Cup roster will be released on Thursday.  That said, some players are already being leaked out, including Jose Francisco Torres, Landon Donovan and Jack McInerney.  I was also asked to pick my own 23-man roster for another site and that should be up on their site on Thursday (I will link it once it becomes available).

One player that could be on that roster on Thursday is Alejandro Bedoya.  I posted his goal from this weekend earlier this week.  With that goal, he now has five goals and four assists in league play, becoming one of three Allsvenskan players with five or more goals and four or more assists on the season (also Mattias Lindström of Helsingborg and Gunnar Heidar Thorvaldsson of Norrköping).

As for some other goals this past weekend, Charlie Davies scored a goal in a preseason friendly against Vejle.  In the Swedish Division 1 (3rd tier), Ryan Gracia scored for Nyköping while Andrew Stadler scored for Sandviken.  You can keep track of all the goals scored with our goal tracker.

Stadler and Sandviken also won their Round 1 game of the 2013-14 Svenska Cupen yesterday.  As for Ryan Gracia and Nyköping, they will be welcoming Americans Aubrey Perry and Charles Renken on a trial.

Tony Taylor passed his medical, so he is officially now with AC Omonia in Cyprus.  As I posted earlier this week, AC Omonia will be playing in Europa League this upcoming season.

Andrew Wooten is back with Kaiserslautern for the preseason.  In a fun game against fans, The Wooten Clan scored three times in a 12-0 victory.  Then in a friendly against an actual team (FK Pirmasens), Wooten scored once and had an assist in a 7-1 win.

We have some new kits to check out in Germany.  Here is Steve Cherundolo sporting Hannover 96’s new home kit.  You can also see their away jersey here.  And Michael Parkhurst will be wearing these at Augsburg in 2013-14.

Alex Labidou caught up with Brad Friedel recently.  Friedel claims he is going to play until his body says he can’t.

Going from one old goalkeeper to a really young goalkeeper, Steven Goff has a story up on Arie Ammann, who signed with Watford’s youth academy earlier this month.

Goff also talked to Oguchi Onyewu this past weekend.  Gooch is looking at other options as he doesn’t think he will end up back at Malaga.

And finally, Brian Sciaretta talked to Jose Villarreal before tomorrow’s U-20 game against Ghana.  The US likely needs to win to make it out of the group stage.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Andrew Stadler, Andrew Wooten, Arie Ammann, Aubrey Perry, Brad Friedel, Charles Renken, Charlie Davies, Jack McInerney, Jose Francisco Torres, Jose Villarreal, Landon Donovan, Michael Parkhurst, Oguchi Onyewu, Ryan Gracia, Steve Cherundolo, Tony Taylor, US Men's National Team
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Nyköping vs. Västerås SK Highlights
   April 15, 2013 (10:47 PM) by Matt Benson
 

We are headed down to the Swedish third tier for this one, but Ryan Gracia scored over the weekend in Nyköping’s 1-1 draw to Västerås SK.  Paul Torres also started for Nyköping, but here is Gracia’s goal.

 
Categories: Highlights, Paul Torres, Ryan Gracia
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Monday morning links
   March 4, 2013 (2:26 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A few things to start your week.

You may have noticed in The OT Report that Clarence Goodson came off the bench for Brøndby IF this weekend.  Goodson has sort of fallen out of the lineup for the club and has voluntarily given up the captain’s armband as well.

I am still looking for highlights of Alejandro Bedoya’s goal from the weekend and this is the best I can do for now.  Someone forgot to zoom in.

Staying in Sweden, Paul Torres and Ryan Gracia helped Nyköping (Swedish third tier) upset Kalmar FF (Allsvenskan) in the Swedish Cup.  Torres assisted on the first goal of these highlights.

The New York Times has a story up on US U-20 head coach Tab Ramos playing in the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Dual-citizen Maki Tall has been called into the France U-18 camp/team that will be playing the US and Germany this month.

Devann Yao is continuing his trialing ways, now at English League Two side Chesterfield.

Bundesliga Fanatic has an interview up with Michael Parkhurst.

And finally, Bolton manager Dougie Freedman hopes Stuart Holden re-signs with Bolton when his contract ends this summer.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Clarence Goodson, Devann Yao, Maki Tall, Michael Parkhurst, Paul Torres, Ryan Gracia, Stuart Holden
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