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Keeping updated on player movement in lower leagues
   April 7, 2015 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson

While most people are aware when the Freddy Adu’s of the world make a transfer, there have been a lot of moves made at the lower leagues involving Americans over the last couple months.  With the help with David (who helps me on a lot of the behind the scenes stuff), here are some of the moves we do know with a bunch of the Scandinavian leagues set to kickoff in the next couple weeks.

Paul Torres was at Landskrona in Sweden last season and now he is with Sandnes Ulf in Norway.

As for another player leaving Sweden, Andy Lorei scored a couple goals for Bodens BK last season, but he has returned to the US and has signed with the Tulsa Roughnecks.

Lorei isn’t the only player returning to the US.  Kevin Sawchak has signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks after bouncing around Finland since 2011, spending his last season with the always fun named KooTeePee.

Taylor University product Matt Poland has signed with Finnish side Sporting Kristina.  And it looks like ex-USL Pro winger Tyrone Hall is also on the team.

Going back to Sweden, Sandvikens IF have recently signed Chris Harris.  Looking at their roster, you will also see they have fellow Americans Adam Kelemet, Anthony Allison and Seth Rudolph.

Want another smaller team with a bunch of Americans?  I was already aware that US U-23 potential goalkeeper Tyler Miller was at SVN Zweibrücken in Germny, but they also have Americans Jimmy Lannon and Evin Nadaner.  I remember when Lannon was at FC Lustenau in Austira, but it looks like he also had a stop with German side 1.FCA Darmstadt in between.

Staying in Germany, Nigerian-American Abuchi Obinwa has been promoted from Hannover 96’s U-19 team to their U-23 team recently as he made a bench appearance in a Regionalliga game at the end of March.

Also in the Regionalliga, defensive midfield Jonathan Koshko signed with Wormatia Worms back in February.  It looks like he was also at 1.FCA Darmstadt with Jimmy Lannon at one point.

Want to cheer for a player in the Faroe Islands Premier League?  Mayowa Alli has you covered.  He was last seen at Vendsyssel FF in Denmark but he is now out on loan to KÍ Klaksvík.

For all you Armenian Premier League die-hards, you are well aware that Bryan de la Fuente is on Ararat Yerevan (duh?!).  He is now joined by Moises Orozco and Victor Garza.

For those of you that remember the run up to the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, Jay Denny was a midfielder who captained the US U-20 team a couple times but missed out on the tournament due to commitments at Stoke City (that is what wiki tells me).  Since then, he has bounced around various teams in the lower levels of England and he has recently signed with Conference National side Worcester City.  This will be his second stint with the Faithful after playing in two games with them in 2012-13.

This is a shout-out to OT reader Trent who loves himself some Irish soccer and now he was a new player to keep track of in forward Michael Lyons who signed with Irish First Division side Cabinteely.

And finally, for those of you running the J.C. Mack fan club, I don’t know exactly where he is, but he played in a game with Jaro in Finland in February and was last seen on trial with Dalkurd FF in Sweden in March.

With the Scandinavian leagues starting up over the next couple weeks, I am sure we will find out about more guys popping up on random teams.

Categories: Abuchi Obinwa, Adam Kelemet, Andy Lorei, Anthony Allison, Bryan de la Fuente, Chris Harris, Evin Nadaner, J.C. Mack, Jay Denny, Jimmy Lannon, Kevin Sawchak, Matt Poland, Mayowa Alli, Michael Lyons, Moises Orozco, Paul Torres, Seth Rudolph, Tyler Miller, Tyrone Hall, Victor Garza

Friday morning links
   April 11, 2014 (1:01 AM) by Matt Benson

Some links before the weekend.

The long rumored Copa America Centenario appears to be coming to the US in 2016.  The 16-team tournament will feature 10 CONMEBOL teams and six CONCACAF squads, including the US and Mexico.

The US has moved up one spot to #13 in the latest FIFA world rankings.  As for the rest of the US’s group of fun, Germany is #2, Portugal is #3 and Ghana is #38.

Tab Ramos has named his 21-man roster for the Dallas Cup.  The US will face River Plate, Eintracht Frankfurt and UANL Tigres in Group C of the Gordon Jago Super Group.  Emerson Hyndman will also be in attendance at the tournament, but he will be playing with Fulham.

Jose Torres became the first American to win Mexico’s Copa MX earlier this week.  Torres has now won trophies in Copa MX, Copa Sudamericana, Liga MX Clausura, Super Liga and CONCACAF Champions League (three times).  Not too shabby.

Timothy Chandler has begun running again for the first time since his latest injury.

While Steve Cherundolo’s playing career has come to an end, he is about to begin his coaching career.

Hey US Soccer, go talk to Ado Jahic.

Howie already told us about Tyler Ruthven and Jon Okafor returning to the US with Arizona United.  You can now add Charles Renken to the list.

A Swedish newspaper decided to do a story on the three Americans at Sandvikens IF: Seth Rudolph, Adam Kelemet and Yoni Berhanu.

And finally, we are just over 61 days away from the World Cup.  So enjoy this:

Categories: Adam Kelemet, Ado Jahic, Charles Renken, Emerson Hyndman, Jose Francisco Torres, Seth Rudolph, Steve Cherundolo, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, Yoni Berhanu
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End of the week linkage
   August 23, 2013 (1:23 AM) by Matt Benson

A few links for your Friday morning reading pleasure.

We had a couple of goals on Thursday.  Aron Johannsson scored in his fifth consecutive game for AZ, a 3-1 win in Europa League (highlights).  And a pair of Americans, Seth Rudolph and Andrew Stadler, both scored in Sandviken’s 3-2 win in the Swedish Cup (highlights).

We also had a Freddy Adu sighting on Thursday.  He came off the bench and played 25 minutes in Bahia’s 2-1 win over Portuguesa in Copa Sudamericana action.

A day after Landon Donovan told Fox Soccer Daily that he has received some interest from Europe, he tells TWC Sportsnet that he hopes to return to the Galaxy.

Jozy Altidore has his latest blog entry up over at ESPN FC.

Not really earth shattering, but Fabian Johnson wants “to achieve great things” this year at Hoffenheim.

This was sort of rumored on Twitter during the US-Bosnia game, but there is a good chance we could see these two teams playing each other in a World Cup tune-up in St. Louis in 2014.

Here is a German report from earlier this week on Bobby Wood returning to 1860 Munich after earning his first cap with the USMNT.

If you know German, here is a short video interview with Andrew Wooten.  Since I don’t know German, I am just going to pretend that he is talking about how Triumph is his favorite Wu Tang Clan song.

Greg Seltzer gives us a couple goodies on Terrence Boyd’s potential suitors.

Mathew Wagner caught up with Zarek Valentin to talk about his season in Norway.

Categories: Andrew Stadler, Andrew Wooten, Aron Johannsson, Bobby Wood, Fabian Johnson, Freddy Adu, Jozy Altidore, Landon Donovan, Seth Rudolph, Terrence Boyd, US Men's National Team, Zarek Valentin

Sandviken vs. AIK Highlights
   August 23, 2013 (12:41 AM) by Matt Benson

Sandviken are headed to the next round of the Svenska Cupen after defeating AIK, 3-2, in extra time.  American Seth Rudolph scored Sandviken’s first goal of the game, while fellow American Andrew Stadler scored the winner in the 108th minute.  Here are both of their goals.

Categories: Andrew Stadler, Highlights, Seth Rudolph
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