A few guys in action yesterday. Fresh off a 45-minute performance with Stoke City’s U-21 team on Monday, Brek Shea got the start and played another 45 minutes on Wednesday in Stoke City’s 3-1 win over Walsall in the Captial One Cup.
We had a Freddy Adu sighting on Wednesday. Adu got the start and played 71 minutes in Bahia’s 0-0 draw to Portuguesa in Copa Sudamericana action.
FC Dallas’ Bobby Warshaw made his debut with Ängelholm in Sweden on Wednesday and scored a goal in a 2-2 draw.
Tijuana defeated Firpo, 1-0, in CONCACAF Champions League action on Wednesday. Greg Garza, Joe Corona, Paul Arriola and Bruno Piceno all started for Tijuana, while Edgar Castillo was an unused sub.
Going back to last weekend, Lester Dewee scored his sixth goal of the season in Bodens BK’s 2-0 win over Robertsfors.
After some talk that he was getting some European interest, Landon Donovan has reached an agreement with the LA Galaxy on a new multi-year contract. The deal is rumored to be about $5 million a year, doubling his current contract. And Donovan is not interested in going out on loan during MLS’s offseason.
Donovan’s Galaxy teammate, A.J. DeLaGarza, is committing his international future to Guam. I remember this was talked about earlier this summer.
FC Nantes manager Michel Der Zakarian had some nice things to say about Alejandro Bedoya earlier this week.
Jozy Altidore talked to Sunderland’s website about scoring his first goal with the club on Tuesday.
A lot can still change, but it doesn’t appear as of right now that Eric Lichaj will be called into the USMNT’s upcoming qualifiers as he wasn’t mentioned on Nottingham Forest’s website as going on international duty.
Bob Bradley was on Dan Patrick’s radio show on Wednesday.
And finally, Huddersfield Town’s Duane Holmes won the inaugural Donald Bell Award by League Football Education. The release also mentions that he scored with the U-21 team earlier this week.