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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

Hump day links
   June 5, 2013 (12:09 AM) by Matt Benson

It is Wednesday and here are some links.

Steven Goff gives us some notes on the USMNT, including that it looks like Brek Shea probably won’t join the team for the remaining games.  Mr. Soccer Insider also gives us a few good stories about his previous trips down to Jamaica to cover the US.

If you haven’t already, enter our guess the US-Jamaica score contest.  We are giving away one free Sacha Kljestan mustache shirt and who doesn’t want one of those?!

Fabian Johnson was taken out at halftime on Sunday for some hamstring tightness, but it looks like it was just a precaution and he should be ready come Friday.

The team headed down to Jamaica a couple days early and US Soccer gives us some quotes from Klinsmann on his reasoning.

Roger Bennett has a good interview with Gene Olaff, the oldest former United States international alive today.  The goalkeeper missed out on the 1950 World Cup because his police superiors denied his request for time off.

A lot of news to report about our Yanks down in Mexico.  Herculez Gomez is on the move again and is now headed to Club Tijuana.  How can any American fan not like this team?  That gives the Xolos eight different Mexican-Americans around the first team.  Also, Tijuana is basically everything that Chivas USA wanted to be when they first joined MLS.

DaMarcus Beasley has been placed on Puebla’s transfer list.  If he is going to another Mexican club, the deal has to be completed before the transfer deadline ends at midnight tonight.

And it appears that Edgar Castillo has caught the eye of some Brazilian teams after his play in Copa Libertadores.  I hope he stays at Tijuana as I like the fact that it has so many Americans and I don’t fully get all the various competitions in Brazil.  It makes it a lot easier to follow (I am looking at you, Freddy).

Tim Howard’s new manager at Everton next season will likely be Roberto Martinez.  It is pretty crazy that four of the top six teams from the Premier League will have new managers in 2013-14.

Congrats to Japan on becoming the first team to qualify for the World Cup.

Here is a post-game interview with Alejandro Bedoya from over the weekend.

The US U-20 team wraps up the Toulon Tournament with a game against South Korea today at 11 AM Eastern.  The game will be shown live on beIN SPORT.  US Soccer also gives us a video on defender Eric Miller.

Samuel Petrone hasn’t played with Mjällby this season due to a knee injury and a Mjällby blog is reporting that he has returned to the US to rehab.

Brian Sciaretta has learned that US U-17 players Shaquell Moore and Ahinga Seleman are currently in Germany on some trials with Hoffenheim and now Werder Bremen.

MLS youth academy product Arie Ammann has signed with Watford’s youth academy.  The goalkeeper’s father, Mike Ammann, is one of the first American goalies to play in England.

And finally, I was unwinding after a long day at work and flipped by TMZ on my TV only to see Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley getting asked a question by some paparazzi.  And here is photographic proof of Michael Bradley smiling on TMZ.  My thoughts on that.  Seriously, the world might end.

Categories: Ahinga Seleman, Alejandro Bedoya, Arie Ammann, Brek Shea, DaMarcus Beasley, Edgar Castillo, Eric Miller, Fabian Johnson, Herculez Gomez, Michael Bradley, Samuel Petrone, Shaquell Moore, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team