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Ending the week with some links
   January 10, 2014 (12:41 AM) by Matt Benson
 

For the four people who don’t know, Roma officially announced the sale of Michael Bradley to MLS on their website yesterday.  The $10 million transfer fee is tied for the second largest ever paid for an American.  And Roma made out with a nice little profit on Bradley.

There has already been about eleventy billion words written about Bradley and his move to MLS so I will spare you with my thoughts nor will I link every little rant/story out there.  That said, here are some quotes from Landon Donovan on the move.

Also from yesterday, Julian Green scored a goal with Bayern Munich’s first team in a friendly against the Sudanese club Al-Merrikh (highlights).  And Matt Taylor scored two goals in a friendly against Heracles (photo).

As expected after his contract was terminated by Randers last week, Charlie Davies signed a permanent contract with the New England Revolution.

Brian Span is returning to the US/MLS after two seasons in Sweden.

I posted last month that I got word from an OT reader about the USMNT’s World Cup kits and some more information has been leaked which seems to match up with it.  The change in crest (RIP centennial crest) matches all the new branding done by US Soccer’s website and Twitter account.  There was also a “leaked shirt” photo circulating around yesterday, but it looked pretty photoshop to me (it looked like someone just tried to create what it should look like based on the description from the new leaked information).

Speaking of new shirts, Tijuana revealed their new red shirt for this season at some party/presentation.  Kim Tate was also down there for the presentation and snagged a couple photos.

Sticking with Tijuana, Mexican international Fernando Arce has a son, Fernando Arce Jr., who is also on Tijuana (playing for their U-20 team) and he was born in the US.

Eric Lichaj picked up a “lower body” injury this past weekend, but it doesn’t appear to be anything serious.

With the US U-20 team currently camping down in Florida, Brian Sciaretta talked to Tab Ramos about how things are going.

Brooks Lennon scored a brace for Liverpool’s U-17 team this week (highlights).  He is #7.

And finally, I really can’t wait for this full video.  Klinsi being Klinsi.  Like a boss.

 

 
Categories: Brian Span, Brooks Lennon, Charlie Davies, Eric Lichaj, Fernando Arce, Julian Green, Landon Donovan, Matt Taylor, Michael Bradley, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team
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A few links for Friday morning
   January 3, 2014 (12:35 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A couple things for your Friday morning reading pleasure.

The US roster for January’s camp got delayed yesterday and should be announced later today.  South Korea has released its roster for its friendly against Mexico on January 29, so this is probably what the US will face on February 1.  I don’t follow them that much so I have no clue on the strength of this roster.

It looks like Jermaine Jones is having a falling out at Schalke and wants out of the club.  He is not traveling with the team to Qatar as they prepare for the second half of the Bundesliga, so maybe we will see him at the US camp?

In case you missed it from yesterday, here are some highlights of Brek Shea’s debut with Barnsley.

Junior Flores has declined to participate with the US U-20 team during its camp in January, but before everyone freaks out, it is because he is getting the chance to train with Borussia Dortmund’s reserves/U-23 team in Turkey.  Not bad for a 17-year-old.

For those few crazy people still believing in a Michael Bradley-to-Fulham transfer, Greg Seltzer says no dice to that or any move for Mikey.

Juan Agudelo likes teasing everyone about a potential move to a new club.

As for Agudelo’s former teammate in New England, Charlie Davies, his contract with the Danish side Randers was terminated so he can sign a new contract with the Revolution.  Everyone’s favorite Stanky Legg appeared in 23 games for Randers before going on loan to New England last August.

Getting back to the US U-20 camp for January, a bunch of names have appeared on Twitter as attending the camp, including Freiburg U-19 midfielder Eric Lickert, but nothing official has been released to my knowledge.

Honduras’ favorite left back Jonathan Bornstein hopes his move to Atlante will get him back in the US picture.

Andrew Stadler has switched teams within Sweden.  After scoring seven goals for Sandvikens IF in the Division 1 Norra (third tier) last season, he has signed a two-year contract with Landskrona BoIS in the Superettan (second tier).  I believe Stadler and fellow American Paul Torres trialed with Landskrona back in November.

***UPDATE***

About 20 minutes after I posted this, I realized that Stabæk were having their press conference for Bob Bradley so I stayed up for it.

Sounds like Stabæk were a little overwhelmed by how much Twitter blew up in the last 24 hours over this news.  And Bob talked about how he knew of Stabæk through following/scouting Clarence Goodson, Hunter Freeman, Troy Perkins and Mix Diskerud in Norway.

Here are a couple screengrabs I took of the presser off my computer.

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Categories: Andrew Stadler, Bob Bradley, Brek Shea, Charlie Davies, Eric Lickert, Jermaine Jones, Jonathan Bornstein, Juan Agudelo, Junior Flores, Michael Bradley, Paul Torres, US Men's National Team
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Transfer Madness: Bedoya and Davies
   August 8, 2013 (9:15 AM) by Howie Michaels
 

First of all, Alejandro Bedoya has officially been announced by FC Nantes.  Given how few Americans have played in Ligue 1, I like it just for a change of pace. It’s a three-year deal that sets up the attacking midfielder (people, quit calling him a winger!) to make a push for the World Cup roster.

And then Ives drops this occasionally-rumored bombshell on the last former Boston College Eagle to move between Sweden and France (Charlie Davies): he’s joining the New England Revolution, his sort-of hometown team. Davies played in 25 matches across all competitions with Randers in Denmark last year, although he made just four starts and played only 600 minutes in total. Will Davies ever recover his pre-car accident form? Probably not, but he could prove to be a useful MLS forward.

With Juan Agudelo heading to Stoke City in January (and possibly sooner if a nominal fee can be agreed upon), New England has a hole to fill. Not sure how well Davies fills that (ability or style-wise).

What other madness does MLS deadline day have in store? Will someone give Oguchi Onyewu a DP contract? Is Jonathan Bornstein joining the Chivas revolution? Time will tell….

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Charlie Davies
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Hump day links
   August 7, 2013 (2:23 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A few links for Wednesday.  Some of these are newer while a couple of these are old and I meant to post before my vacation last week.  Here we go.

Greg Seltzer has been dropping transfer goodies over the last two days.  One post on Michael Bradley and Terrence Boyd.  And another on Charlie Davies, Alejandro Bedoya and Maurice Edu.  As for the possible French mystery team interested in Bedoya, it looks like it could be Nantes (and he could be signing a three-year contract).

Bosnia released its roster for the August 14 friendly.  The US roster is not expected to be released to the public until Sunday or Monday.  Some European reports have stated that Bobby Wood and Aron Johannsson are being called in by Jurgen Klinsmann.  Not that it was likely that he would be called in, but Julian Green won’t be there since he was called in by Germany’s U-19 team.

The US’s September 6 qualifier at Costa Rica has been pushed back from 8 PM to 10 PM Eastern.

Grant Wahl has some great details into Clint Dempsey’s move to Seattle.  Also casually thrown in there is the fact that Omar Gonzalez is expected to be upgraded to a DP by the Galaxy with a contract extension.

Stuart Holden had his surgery on Monday.  Get well soon, Stu.

Zak Whitbread had to leave last weekend’s game on a stretcher due to a concussion, but Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has told the press that Whitbread is expected to return to training this week.

Billy Schuler’s contract with Hammarby doesn’t look like it will be extended when it ends in December.  He has played in 10 of Hammarby’s 17 league games in 2013 with only one goal to his name.

Juan Ocegueda has decided to give up playing with the US so he can play for Chivas Guadalajara.

French-American youth player Maki Tall has signed a three-year contract with Lille.  As for another youth signing, Arizona native Michael Haynes has signed with Reading’s youth academy.

Hump day, woo wooo.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Aron Johannsson, Billy Schuler, Bobby Wood, Charlie Davies, Clint Dempsey, Juan Ocegueda, Julian Green, Maki Tall, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Michael Haynes, Omar Gonzalez, Stuart Holden, Terrence Boyd, US Men's National Team, Zak Whitbread
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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
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Coming back from vacation links
   May 21, 2013 (11:01 PM) by Matt Benson
 

In the last 24 hours of a mini-vacation, but here are some links from the last couple of days.

First off, a plug for our annual OT XI.  So go check that out.

Jurgen Klinsmann announced the USMNT roster for the upcoming games last week and Nick Firchau gives a notebook of goodies.  Also, since the roster has been announced, Brad Evans has been added to the squad.

The last of the five upcoming games is against Honduras and here is their roster.  I also posted Belgium’s and Germany’s rosters last week.

Leander Schaerlaeckens looks at why US goalkeepers are awesome.

It was starting to look like Aron Johannsson was a no-go for the USMNT last week.  But he might not be a lost cause as of this week.  Hmm.

Tab Ramos named his roster for the upcoming Toulon Tournament earlier this week.  One name missing from that roster is Anthony Brooks.  He told some German press that he wants to pull a Timothy Chandler circa 2011 (rest over the summer since he is young and new to the Bundesliga) and sit out of national team competitions (but maybe he changes his mind if the USMNT come calling?).

Another name missing from the U-20 team is forward Villyan Bijev.  And now he has accepted a call by Bulgaria’s U-21 team for this summer’s Euros, which would provisionally cap-tie him.  Bijev’s last appearance with the US came with the U-18 team at the Lisbon International Tournament.

Speaking of the Lisbon International Tournament (I love easy transitions), the current U-18 team opened up the 2013 Lisbon International Tournament with a 3-0 win over the Czech Republic.

Going back to the U-20 team, Jose Villarreal’s name was missing from the Toulon Tournament roster because the Galaxy didn’t release him.

BBC Sport’s Garth Crooks selected Brad Guzan as his goalkeeper for his team of the season.

Stoke City and Tony Pulis have decided to part ways.  Geoff Cameron, Brek Shea and Maurice Edu will have a new manager to impress this summer.

Photo time!  Clarence Goodson and Brøndby avoided relegation over the weekend so they celebrated by taking a shirtless photo in the locker room (this is for the ladies).

Charlie Davies and Randers finished third in the Danish Superliga, so here is Davies showing off his bronze medal.

And congrats to Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht on winning their second consecutive Belgian league title.  Here is a photo of Sacha and the cup.  Staying with Sacha, I should hopefully have the Sacha/mustache shirts up for sale later tonight/tomorrow.  It all depends on my travel schedule today.

Will Parchman thinks Terrence Boyd is the future of the American striker.

Following in the footsteps of Frank Simek, Mike Grella is currently on trial with D.C. United.

After a quick six months in Germany, it looks like Paolo DelPiccolo is probably headed back to the US/MLS.

 
Categories: Aron Johannsson, Brad Evans, Brad Guzan, Brek Shea, Charlie Davies, Clarence Goodson, Geoff Cameron, John Brooks, Jose Villarreal, Maurice Edu, Mike Grella, Paolo DelPiccolo, Sacha Kljestan, Terrence Boyd, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, Villyan Bijev
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Randers vs. OB Highlights
   March 28, 2013 (4:38 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Charlie Davies got the start and went the full 90 minutes in this 0-0 draw.  Here are some highlights from the game (a scoring chance for each team).

 
Categories: Charlie Davies, Highlights
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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
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A little bit of this and a little bit of that
   February 20, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Links!

Brek Shea played well in a recent closed-door scrimmage for Stoke City against Scunthorpe United and could possibly make the gameday roster this weekend when the Potters travel to London to play Fulham.

The US-Costa Rica qualifier in Denver is officially a sellout.

Peter Hirdt gives us our Landon Donovan/Jozy Altidore stat of the day:

Yep, Altidore has scored 11 of his 13 international goals w/ Donovan on the field (2 goals in 1300+ min w/out LD)

Some guys in action on Tuesday.  Jonathan Spector went the full 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 0-0 draw to Sheffield Wednesday.  Stuart Holden was an unused sub in Bolton’s 1-1 draw to Derby County.

As for last night, Ventura Alvarado, a 20-year-old Mexican-American, scored his first professional goal in Club America’s 3-1 win over Necaxa (highlights here).  If you don’t know much on Alvarado, Brian Sciaretta interviewed him back in August.  And Joe Corona and Edgar Castillo both started with Castillo help setting up the lone goal of the game as Tijuana defeated Colombian champions Millonarios in Tijuana’s Copa Libertadores debut (highlights here).

There is some internet speculation (so it must be true!) that Jurgen Klinsmann contacted Rogelio Funes Mori and Michael Hoyos about a possible USMNT call-up.  That said, some people don’t think Funes Mori is a US citizen, while Hoyos has not been the same since a car accident in 2011.

Staying with the car accident theme, Ravi Ubha of ESPN FC has an interview up with Charlie Davies.

Marc Pelosi had successful surgery on his broke leg on Monday.  If you want to see the harsh tackle that caused it, here you go (around the 9:25 mark).

There is still no word on whether Juan Ocegueda will play for Chivas Guadalajara or Chivas USA once he returns from U-20 duty.

U-20 midfielder Matthew Dunn is currently on trial with the Colorado Rapids.  Dunn has been with OFK Beograde in Serbia.

And finally, Ben Spencer started for Molde FK yesterday in a friendly against Kristiansund.

 
Categories: Ben Spencer, Brek Shea, Charlie Davies, Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona, Jonathan Spector, Jozy Altidore, Juan Ocegueda, Landon Donovan, Marc Pelosi, Matthew Dunn, Michael Hoyos, Rogelio Funes Mori, Stuart Holden, US Men's National Team, Ventura Alvarado
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Monday morning links
   November 26, 2012 (12:22 AM) by Matt Benson
 

It looks like the site’s server woke up from its post-turkey nap and is running somewhat faster.  That all said, here are a few links from the last week or so.

This report out of Scotland has Celtic manager Neil Lennon wanting to sign Juan Agudelo after impressing during his training stint with the Scottish club.  STV Sport also did a 13-minute video interview with Agudelo right here.

Some Danish reports are saying Jurgen Klinnsman will help Michael Parkhurst find a new club come January.

Jose Torres is making the move from Pachuca to Tigres UANL.

Staying in Mexico, Tijuana (Joe Corona, Edgar Castillo, Greg Garza) are headed to the Liga MX final to face Toluca after defeating Leon 3-2 on aggregate.  Both Corona and Castillo started in yesterday’s second-leg victory.  By making the final, they also earned a spot in the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League.

Greg Seltzer talked to Matt Taylor last week about his success in Germany.

The Bolton News recently did an interview with Tim Ream.  Ream started at defensive midfielder on Saturday in Bolton’s 1-1 draw to Brighton & Hove Albion.

Continuing with the interviews, Brian K. Blickenstaff spent some time with Danny Williams in Germany.

Brian Sciaretta looks at some potential options for the USMNT central defense aside from Geoff Cameron.

Here is a highlight video of Kemi Kings’ Christian Eissele and his 2012 season in Finland, which saw him lead the Kakkonen in goals.

As for some noteworthy performances from the weekend.  Fabian Johnson scored for Hoffenheim in their 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen (highlights here).  Clint Dempsey assisted on one goal and “hockey” assisted on another in Tottenham’s 3-1 victory over West Ham United (highlights here).  And Charlie Davies head-butted a guy (highlights here).

Marc Heider scored his eighth goal of the season in Holstein Kiel’s 3-0 win over Victoria Hamburg in German Regionalliga action.  Eugene Starikov is starting to get more playing time in Russia, getting another start for Rostov in their 2-0 win over Mordovia Saransk.  And Bobby Wood has fought his way back from injuries to make an appearance off the bench (16 minutes) for 1860 Munich in their 2-2 draw to Union Berlin.

 
Categories: Bobby Wood, Charlie Davies, Christian Eissele, Clint Dempsey, Danny Williams, Edgar Castillo, Eugene Starikov, Fabian Johnson, Greg Garza, Joe Corona, Jose Francisco Torres, Juan Agudelo, Marc Heider, Matt Taylor, Michael Parkhurst, Tim Ream
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