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The Great Repatriation continues: Tyler Ruthven and Jon Okafor have signed with Arizona United
   April 9, 2014 (2:29 PM) by Howie Michaels

As avid fans of the Veikkausliiga, it saddens us to report the loss of two of our own as defender Tyler Ruthven (of KuPS) and midfielder Jon Okafor (of MYPA) have left the taiga for the desert and will be joining Arizona United SC of USL Pro.

Arizona United (or, as I’m sure the Finns would call it, AUSC) will be starting its inaugural season on Saturday, having replaced Phoenix FC in the American third tier this off-season.


Categories: Jonathan Okafor, Tyler Ruthven

Tuesday morning links
   August 27, 2013 (12:51 AM) by Matt Benson

A couple things for Tuesday morning.

Greg Seltzer is reporting that Sunderland made an offer around seven million euros (around 9.5 million in US dollars) to Roma for Michael Bradley and that Roma laughed it off.

I was playing around with last night and was able to figure out that Alejandro Bedoya’s 91.2% passing percentage is the 12th best in Ligue 1 so far among players with at least 40 attempted passes and the fifth best among midfielders.  Not a bad start to season.  Here is also a photo from Nantes’ website of Bedoya showing off his vertical abilities.  And another of him looking like he is dancing over the ball.  Ole.

Brek Shea is getting closer to returning to Stoke City’s first team.  He played the first half with the U-21 team in a loss to Wolverhampton on Monday.

Tim Ream played defensive midfielder for Bolton over the weekend and apparently did a good job.

Sebastian Lletget scored in his third consecutive U-21 match for West Ham on Friday.  He has to be close to seeing at least the bench for the first team in a cup match or even a Premier League game.

ESPN’s Doug McIntyre breaks down who is hot and who is not among USMNT pool players.

Tyler Ruthven can now be found in Finland with KuPS.  The defender played with Swedish side IK Brage earlier this season, appearing in 12 league games, but parted ways with the club during their little summer break.  Ruthven will join Cameroonian-born American Etchu Tabe at KuPS.

Friend of OT, Futbol Intellect’s Maxi Rodriguez, dives into Clint Dempsey and the changing place of Europe in the minds of US fans.

And finally, Bundesliga Fanatic’s Gerry Wittmann takes a look at Julian Green.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Brek Shea, Clint Dempsey, Julian Green, Michael Bradley, Sebastian Lletget, Tim Ream, Tyler Ruthven, US Men's National Team

Jozy Altidore is already scoring at Sunderland & other links
   July 11, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson

Jozy Altidore officially became a member of Sunderland on Monday.  And on Tuesday, he was with the team in Italy and scoring a goal in a preseason friendly.  Here is a photo of Jozy from that game.  And here is a story from Sunderland’s website with some quotes from Altidore about signing with the team.

While Jozy has scored four goals in his last four games with the USMNT, Chris Wondow…..I mean Wondolowski has scored four in his last two games.  And in a cool story, Drew Carey donated some money to two charities in order to buy the “Wondowlowski” jersey.

Jurgen Klinsmann told the press after Tuesday’s game that he did not start Stuart Holden, Oguchi Onyewu or Herculez Gomez due to their prior knee injuries and the turf field at Jeld-Wen Field.

US Soccer has added two videos to their YouTube channel this week, field-level highlights from last Friday’s game against Guatemala and a video of Holden breaking down his first career USMNT goal from 2009.

While Jozy is no longer at AZ Alkmaar, here is what Aron Johannsson and AZ will be wearing next year.  Some interesting collars.

Tony Taylor scored another goal for AC Omonia in a preseason friendly against Xanthi Skoda on Tuesday.  Taylor scored last week against Hapoel Tel Aviv and here are highlights from that game (Taylor’s goal is around the 9:40 mark).

Bryan Gerzicich is now at Hapoel Tel Aviv and Brian Sciaretta got some quotes from him about the move.  Sciaretta also talked to Diego Chavarri about his loan move to Iran.

Here is a story from a local Reading paper on Danny Williams.  It also includes this photo of him from training.

The Daily Mail (yeah, I know) is saying Maurice Edu will be making a permanent move back to Bursaspor.  Edu played in only one league game for Stoke City in 2012-13 before going out on loan to Bursaspor and appearing in 11 league games before ending the season with an injury.

Seb Hines hasn’t been participating with Middlesbrough’s preseason as he continues to rehab from knee surgery.

While he likely won’t play much with Bayern Munich’s senior team during the season, Julian Green continues to see the field with the first team during the preseason.

Michael Hoyos is headed to Greece to play with OFI this upcoming season on a season-long loan.  He also wants to play for the US.

Tyler Ruthven is no longer with IK Brage in Sweden.

Want some news on some youth players?  Emerson Hyndman, FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman’s grandson, has signed an extension with Fulham.  And US U-18 midfielder Omar Thompson has signed a professional contract with Wigan Athletic.

Categories: Aron Johannsson, Bryan Gerzicich, Chris Wondolowski, Danny Williams, Diego Chavarri, Emerson Hyndman, Herculez Gomez, Jozy Altidore, Julian Green, Maurice Edu, Michael Hoyos, Oguchi Onyewu, Omar Thompson, Seb Hines, Stuart Holden, Tony Taylor, Tyler Ruthven, US Men's National Team

Thursday morning links
   April 3, 2013 (11:29 PM) by Matt Benson

Alejandro Bedoya and Helsingborgs IF were knocked out of the Svenska Cupen with a 1-0 loss to IFK Göteborg.  I guess Bedoya didn’t like how Göteborg played “anti-football”.

Club Tijuana have advanced to the Round of 16 in Copa Libertadores.  Some quality competition ahead for Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona and Greg Garza.

It appears that Rangers manager Ally McCoist wants Carlos Bocanegra back in Scotland next season.

Maurice Edu, who missed last weekend’s game for Bursaspor is expected to return to training this week after picking up a groin injury.

Brian Sciaretta caught up with Tyler Ruthven to talk about signing with IK Brage.

Huddersfield Town midfielder Duane Holmes has been offered a professional contract with the club.

And US U-17 head coach Richie Williams has named 20 players for the U-17’s roster for the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Panama.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Carlos Bocanegra, Duane Holmes, Edgar Castillo, Greg Garza, Joe Corona, Maurice Edu, Tyler Ruthven
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Thursday afternoon links
   March 28, 2013 (2:44 PM) by Matt Benson

A few random things for you.

Charlie Davies got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Randers’ 0-0 draw to OB today.  It was his first start in a top-flight European league since before his car crash with Sochaux in 2009-10.  As Howie pointed out to me, Costa Rica has played two WC Hex qualifiers on American soil since his last start.  Let that sink in for a second.

After playing some games with the U-23 team in the Regionalliga, Bobby Wood came off the bench and played 31 minutes in 1860 Munich’s 1-0 win over Erzgebirge Aue today.

Landon Donovan is back with the LA Galaxy and spoke to the press today.  He is hoping to get back with the USMNT in time for the three qualifiers in June.

The Birmingham Mail has a story on Will Packwood and his road to recovery.

Here is a likely poorly Google-translated interview with Alfredo Morales from Hertha Berlin’s site.

The US-Mexico game drew the highest World Cup qualifier match ratings in ESPN history.  And here are the field-level highlights of last Friday’s game against Costa Rica.  A friend of the site also sent in some photos from the game that I should hopefully have up tomorrow.

Swedish Superettan side IK Brage have signed central defender Tyler Ruthven.  Ruthven last played with the New York Red Bulls in 2012.

Bob Bradley has Egypt on the right track so far in their quest to qualify for the World Cup.

And good luck to soccer journalist Brian Straus. Staus was let go by the Sporting News along with some other writers this week.  Whether you enjoyed his now famous article from last week or not, we need more people like him following MLS/US Soccer.  Hopefully someone smart picks him up.  Maybe I can convince him to come to this site and pay him in high fives.

Categories: Alfredo Morales, Bob Bradley, Bobby Wood, Charlie Davies, Landon Donovan, Tyler Ruthven, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood