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Tuesday morning links
   September 3, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson

I did some USMNT housekeeping from the weekend in a post yesterday.  It looks like they checked out Jozy Altidore as Jurgen Klinsmann told the press in Miami that he should play on Friday.

The Miami Herald did a story on local boy Alejandro Bedoya.

The transfer window closed yesterday and Jozy Altidore’s move to Sunderland was the fourth most expensive transfer in the Eredivisie.

Conor O’Brien made the move to fellow Danish Superliga side Odense BK last week.  O’Brien spoke to Greg Seltzer about the move.

There were some rumors that sprung up on Sunday night that Oguchi Onyewu was close to a move to Club Brugge, but that didn’t happen.

There was also some late interest for Michael Parkhurst, but that might tabled until January.

Maurice Edu doesn’t want to go out on loan and wants to fight for a spot at Stoke City.

Stoke City also made some late attempts at buying Juan Agudelo from the New England Revolution, but Agudelo will have to wait until January to make the move to the Premier League.  And I missed this a couple weeks ago, but he is rumored to to be making around $600,000 once he gets there.

Finally found some highlights of Sacha Kljestan’s goal from the weekend in Anderlecht’s 4-3 loss.

Ben Spencer came off the bench and made his debut at Molde FK over the weekend.  The previous link also has some highlights with Spencer almost getting the assist around the 5:00 mark.

In some great to hear news, Will Packwood went 60 minutes with Birmingham City’s U-21 team over the weekend.

Despite being out with an injury, Tijuana’s manager Jorge Almirón fully expects Herculez Gomez to be a starter once he gets back.

Paul Torres signed an extension through 2014 with Nyköping.

Julian Green will be playing with Germany’s U-19 team in upcoming games against Greece and the Netherlands.

A couple guys in action on Monday.  Michael Nanchoff started and played 54 minutes in Jönköpings Södra’s 3-1 win over Örgryte.  Charles Kazlauskas went the full 90 minutes in Helmond Sport’s 5-2 win over Emmen.  And Andrew Wooten came off the bench and played three minutes in Kaiserslautern’s 2-2 draw to Energie Cottbus.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Andrew Wooten, Ben Spencer, Charles Kazlauskas, Conor O'Brien, Herculez Gomez, Juan Agudelo, Julian Green, Maurice Edu, Michael Nanchoff, Michael Parkhurst, Oguchi Onyewu, Paul Torres, Sacha Kljestan, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood
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Jönköpings Södra vs. Degerfors Highlights
   August 15, 2013 (2:42 PM) by Matt Benson

Michael Nanchoff got the start, played 73 minutes and scored his first goal since being sent out on loan to Sweden in Jönköpings Södra’s 4-1 win over Degerfors.  Georgian-American Zourab Tsiskaridze also came off the bench for 17 minutes for Jönköpings Södra.  Here are the highlights with Nanchoff’s goal being the first one.

Categories: Highlights, Michael Nanchoff, Zourab Tsiskaridze
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A few things for Thursday
   August 8, 2013 (1:17 AM) by Matt Benson

Here are a few links.

In yesterday’s links, I posted about Alejandro Bedoya getting some interest from French side Nantes.  Ives spoke to his agent, Lyle Yorks, who confirmed that Bedoya is in France to finalize the deal.

Jozy Altidore had an assist in Sunderland’s 1-0 win over FC Midtjylland in Denmark yesterday.  Here is a photo of Altidore from the game.

Jonathan Bornstein went the full 90 minutes in Tigres’ 0-0 draw to Cruz Azul Hidalgo in Copa MX action last night.  Tom Marshall broke down the other Americans in Copa MX action from last night, including a start by Monterrey’s Alonso Hernandez.

Christian Eissele scored his 22nd league goal (27 across all competitions) in Kemi Kings’ 1-0 win over Tervarit in Finland yesterday.  We have had a bunch of goals lately, which you can always follow along with our goal tracker.

Michael Nanchoff finally made his Swedish debut yesterday, getting the start and playing 73 minutes in Jönköpings Södra’s 3-1 loss to Örebro

Germany’s U-21 head coach is trying to call in Anthony Brooks the day before the US game against Bosnia.

Brian Sciaretta caught up with Russell Canouse recently to talk about being named captain of Hoffenheim’s U-19 team among other things.

The New York Red Bulls decided to pass on Mike Grella.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Alonso Hernandez, John Brooks, Jonathan Bornstein, Jozy Altidore, Michael Nanchoff, Mike Grella, Russell Canouse

Portland loans Michael Nanchoff to Swedish club Jönköpings Södra IF
   July 9, 2013 (3:19 PM) by Howie Michaels

In a somewhat curious move, Portland Timbers midfielder Michael Nanchoff has been loaned to Superettan (2nd tier) club Jönköpings Södra IF until November 27 (which would cover the remainder of both the Swedish and America seasons sans MLS Cup). Nanchoff made his first league appearance on Sunday, coming on for the last eight minutes of a 1-0 loss to Columbus. He has struggled to earn playing time (made just 14 appearances with Vancouver in his first two years) even after signing with Portland and Caleb Porter, his college coach from Akron.

Much like his former Zips teammate Zarek Valentin being loaned to the 2nd tier of Norway, it’s sort of bizarre. Obviously, he should find playing time more easily more a club 40+ years removed from its last stint in the Allsvenskan and in serious danger of making a trip to the 3rd tier. But, was there really not a more local option? It was too late to be the first team to use the intra-league loan option, but  not taking advantage of the much-ballyhooed USL bromance (even if Portland doesn’t have an official affiliate) or NASL?

Categories: Michael Nanchoff