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Some assorted news on non-Gold Cup topics
   June 19, 2011 (11:21 PM) by Howie Michaels

We tend to keep our coverage here to the U-20 and above ranks (because, you know, caring is creepy), but the U-17 Yanks laid waste to the Czech Republic by a 3-0 count in their opener of the U-17 World Cup down in Mexico. Take that Tomas Rosicky and Jan Koller, you will no longer haunt my dreams as you have for the past five years.

OT XI alumnus (2009-10) Ryan Guy made his debut with the New England Revolution on Saturday. He saved a shot off the line to help preserve a 1-1 draw.

Media in Mexico are rather certain that DaMarcus Beasley will sign with León, a club in the Liga de Ascenso. I have heard some suggestions that he was not heavily sought-after by MLS clubs due to his ability to still pull a decent salary abroad.

Udinese attacker Alexis Sanchez looks set to join FC Barcelona. Basically, this is relevant because now that Barcelona seems set to get Sanchez, it’s probably less likely that they sign Giuseppi Rossi. If Rossi stays with Villarreal, it’s much more likely than Jozy Altidore is with a new club next year. If Rossi leaves— to Villarreal or elsewhere— there exists a chance that the Yellow Submarines might keep Josmer around.

I lied about this being all non-Gold Cup. What can I say, it’s a byproduct of having gone through two elections for public office. If you like reading technical analyses, you should read the pieces by Zonal Marking and Matthew Doyle. You’ll be smarter (in a soccer sense, not a real-life sense, it’s soccer, not Hemmingway).

Categories: DaMarcus Beasley, Jozy Altidore, Ryan Guy, US Men's National Team

Ryan Guy signs with the New England Revolution
   June 9, 2011 (3:19 PM) by Howie Michaels

We haven’t had any concrete Ryan Guy news for a while. The San Diegan was a 2009-10 OT XI honoree for his efforts at St. Patrick’s Athletic in the FAI League of Ireland, but he left the club this off-season for what was described as “personal reasons” (although it sounds like SPA was moving to part-time wages and Guy had a son to worry about).

Since then, he’s spent time on trial with the Portland Timbers, Chivas USA, and FC Dallas without any efforts. Now the wide midfielder, who scored 25 league goals with 139 matches in four seasons in Ireland as well as some in European competition, has found a club, signing with the New England Revolution of MLS.

He’ll add some needed width to an attack that has scored a league-worst ten goals in thirteen matches this year and continues to struggle even after adding US World Cup veteran Benny Feilhaber.

Categories: Ryan Guy

Friday Funday Links
   April 15, 2011 (5:51 PM) by Matt Benson

Here are some links worth checking out before the weekend.  I am finally able to post them as my internet finally decided to start working again.  Thanks Time Warner Cable.

The biggest news of the day has to be that Benny Feilhaber is headed back to the United States to play in the MLS.  It looks like Chivas USA is the first team with a shot to sign him (Chivas USA is first on the MLS allocation ranking).

Greg Seltzer caught up with Edson Buddle earlier this week to talk about his time in Germany so far.  When he first made the move to Germany, I was sort of unsure on how I felt about the move, but I now think it is a decent move for him at this point in his career.  Hopefully he can help Ingolstadt fight off relegation and he can start next season from scratch with a preseason with the club.

Georgina Turner of talked to Jonathan Spector about his up and down season at West Ham United this year.

Former St. Patrick’s Athletic winger Ryan Guy is now trialing with FC Dallas.  He has had an unsuccessful trials so far with the Portland Timbers and Chivas USA since returning to the US.

Here is a story from a newspaper in Georgia about some 15-year-old American named Daniel Johnson who is currently with West Ham United’s youth academy.

Jon Levy takes a look at what has happened to Michael Bradley over the past couple months.  As I tweeted the other night, is it time to panic yet on his lack of playing time at Aston Villa?

And finally, I am headed to San Diego for most of this weekend, so don’t expect too many highlights or The OT Report to be posted until Sunday evening.  Howie will man the site and will post if anything major happens (and you get a double dose of this next weekend when I go on vacation).

Enjoy the weekend.

Categories: Benny Feilhaber, Edson Buddle, Jonathan Spector, Michael Bradley, Ryan Guy

A bunch of links for Monday
   February 21, 2011 (10:16 PM) by Matt Benson

Lets start off the links with some injury updates.

While it looked like Jozy Altidore was pulled from Saturday’s game with an ankle injury, the club is saying that Jozy was sick and worn out, but the team’s spokesperson thinks Jozy should be good to go for Bursaspor’s next game.

German club Mainz 05 has two Americans on their roster, Preston Zimmerman and Jared Jeffrey, but I haven’t seen Jeffrey’s name in the game recaps for the reserve squad the last couple months and now we know why.  The club was finally able to figure out what is wrong with him and he is set to have a hernia operation this week.  Looks like he will return sometime around mid-April if all goes well.

The New York Times has two things worth checking out.  First off is an article on Jonathan Spector.  And John Godfrey looks at the midfield depth for the USMNT.

The US U-17 team takes on El Salvador tomorrow in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF U-17 Championship.  The game will be at 3 PM Eastern and you can watch live on  The winner of this match earns a spot in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.  US Soccer has an official game preview up on their site, plus the U-17 blog has some other goodies and videos to check out.

Former St Patrick’s Athletic winger Ryan Guy apparently picked up an injury during his trial with the Portland Timbers, but he is healthy again and will now be trialing with Chivas USA.

And finally, some bad news for Anton Peterlin and Plymouth Argyle fans.  The English League One side were in 18th place and two points above the relegation zone after this weekend, but the club’s owners have filed for bankruptcy protection.  What does this mean?  League rules state that the club will be deducted 10 points, dropping them to last place and five points below Dagenham & Redbridge (the team that was in last place).  Fighting off relegation just became a lot harder.

Categories: Anton Peterlin, Jared Jeffrey, Jonathan Spector, Jozy Altidore, Ryan Guy, US Men's National Team

Some late night link action
   February 3, 2011 (12:39 AM) by Matt Benson

I would have posted these earlier, but I had a “date” with this guy tonight.  He is an athletic freak.

Some bad news for Robbie Findley fans.  After finally securing his UK work permit and a visa, he injured his thigh in one of his first training sessions and could be out up to 12 weeks.  Ouch.

We have had a Ryan Guy sighting!  Howie posted a couple weeks ago that Guy was leaving Ireland and looking to return to the US and join a MLS squad.  The 25-year-old winger was spotted in the Portland Timbers’ training camp this past week.  Hopefully he does enough to impress and gets a contract.

As for some post-transfer window stuff.  Jamie Hill caught up with Erik Opsahl to talk about his move to Reading.  Jon Levy gives his USMNT transfer deadline ratings.  And Greg Seltzer analyzes all the loan deals made this past month.

Who likes that Boon-Boo-Ree?  Sporting Kansas City wisely jumped on the Boon-Boo-Ree bandwagon and had a t-shirt contest with the winners being made and sold right here.

And finally, those wanting to see where each team will be playing during the Gold Cup this summer will have to wait until March as the draw was postponed roughly a month.  Boo CONCACAF.  Boo.

Categories: Erik Opsahl, Robbie Findley, Ryan Guy, Teal Bunbury, US Men's National Team
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Some afternoon links: Grella loaned to Motherwell
   January 20, 2011 (1:43 PM) by Matt Benson

Leeds United has decided on Mike Grella’s fate for the rest of this season, sending him out on loan to Motherwell in the Scottish Premier League for the rest of the 2010-11 season.  Grella scored three goals in 11 appearances with Carlisle United, his last loan deal, but only has two appearances with Leeds this season.

Motherwell currently sit in sixth place of the 12-team Scottish Premier League with 25 points out of 20 games played.

Arch Bell caught up with Ryan Guy to discuss his decision to leave St. Patrick’s Athletic in Ireland.  He is hoping that a MLS team is looking for a wide midfielder.

Jonah Freedman talked to Lee Nguyen about his decision to obtain a Vietnamese passport.  The passport would allow his team to count him as a domestic player and enable the club to seek more foreign talent.  Plus, as we have discussed before, it would allow him to switch to the Vietnamese national team over the USMNT if Vietnam comes calling.

And finally, here is the latest installment of US Soccer’s “Inside the Lines”.

Categories: Lee Nguyen, Mike Grella, Ryan Guy, US Men's National Team
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Ryan Guy will be returning to the United States
   January 15, 2011 (7:42 AM) by Howie Michaels

2009-2010 OT XI honoree Ryan Guy is departing St Patrick’s Athletic and the Emerald Isle and will be looking to continue his career in the United States:

Over the last four years I’ve had the pleasure of seeing St Patricks Athletic play Premiership sides, host European giants, slay Swedish powerhouses, and travel to the far reaches of the continent.

I’ve seen tears of sorrow and joy on the faces of players and fans alike. There have been management changes and more than a few squad changes and I’ve even seen the odd prank done on members of staff (I won’t mention any names, Jim Lawlor).

But, as it does for most footballers, the time has come for me to say my goodbyes. In all honesty, this last four years at Richmond Park have been the best of my life.

A return to good auld America is on the cards for me now, leaving one family to be closer to another.

I am going miss Friday nights in Richmond, and the “stars and stripes”‘song, and I’m even going to miss the sound of Pete Mahon’s voice ringing in my ears.

Inchicore will forever be in my blood though, it’s where I was given my start and where I learned the difference between a true Irishman and a plastic paddy.

The 25 year-old San Diegan spent four seasons on right wing for the SuperSaints, accumulating 24 goals in 132 League of Ireland appearances. During his time, St Patrick’s made the UEFA Cup/Europa three on three occasions. He scored the lone goal in St Patrick’s first-ever road win in European play (a 1-0 victory at JFK Olimps of Latvia in the 2008-09 UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round) and had a second half hat trick in a 2008 victory of Shamrock Rovers. All this for a smaller club playing in a Dublin suburb. Plus he got to play in a sweet little stadium.

Richmond Park

Guy was drafted in the 2nd round by reigning MLS Cup runners-up FC Dallas out of the University of San Diego back in 2007, but according to MLS roster rules:

A player who was drafted by a particular team through the SuperDraft and did not sign with the League, is placed on that team’s “College Protected List” until the second December 31 following the draft in question, after which the team loses the rights to the player.

Guy should be able to trial and sign with whatever teams are interested. (It is also possible that he may have to start at a lower level such as NASL [2nd division] or USL-Pro [3rd division] if no MLS teams are interested in the former League of Ireland star.)

We will update you with any further news on Guy when it comes along.

Categories: Ryan Guy

Scandinavian League Roundup
   October 19, 2010 (6:21 AM) by Matt Benson

With a few of the Scandinavian leagues coming to a close in the next month, I thought I would give a quick run down on how a few Americans are sitting with the last couple games to be played.

Finnish Veikkausliiga

In Finland, there is one game left for each of the 14 teams.  Daniel Antunez and FC Inter Turku sit in sixth place with 36 points.  Unfortunately, they are four points behind fourth place and unable to get a Europa League First qualifying round spot.

Vaasan Palloseura (Greg Eckhardt and Brian Pope) are in 10th place with 30 points, three points ahead of 13th place and a spot in the relegation playoffs.  While there are teams in 11th and 12th place, their -11 goal differential is worse and could come into play if they lose and some teams below them get wins.

One of those teams slightly behind them is IFK Mariehamn and the American trio of Giuseppe Funicello, Lamar Neagle and Mason Trafford.  They sit in 11th place with 28 points, one point ahead of the relegation playoffs (13th place) and two points ahead of the automatic relegation (14th place).

So the Veikkausliiga is coming down to the last game of the season.

Norwegian Eliteserien

Next we head to Norway’s top-flight league, which has three games left in the season for the 16 teams.

IK Start (Clarence Goodson and the now injured Hunter Freeman) currently sit in eighth place with 38 points.  They are safe from relegation and probably mathematically eliminated from third place (Europa League First qualifying round spot).

Mikkel Diskerud and Erik Benjaminsen are in 11th place at Stabæk with 36 points.  They are safe from relegation.

Over at Hønefoss (Steve Clark and Kenneth Di Vita Jensen) are in 14th place (relegation playoffs), five points ahead of 15th place (automatic relegation), but six points behind 13th place and safety.  If they get stuck in the relegation playoffs, they will be in a four-team playoff with the teams that finished between third to fifth in the Adeccoligaen.

Norwegian Adeccoligaen

In Norway’s first division, there are four or five games left for the 15 teams.

Joseph Bendik and Sogndal are in first place with 52 points, seven points ahead of second place.  In the Adeccoligaen, the top two teams get promoted automatically, so they have a good shot at promotion with four games left to be played.

Colin Burns and Sarpsborg 08 are in third place with 41 points.  Like mentioned above, teams third through fifth are put in the promotion/relegation playoffs.  Fourth place is at 40 points, while fifth and sixth place are at 34 points.

Graham Dugoni and Mjøndalen are in 11th place with 28 points, only three points ahead of the relegation zone, so their last five games are very important.

Swedish Allsvenskan

Over in Sweden, there are three to four games left for the 16 teams in the top-flight league.

USMNTer Alejandro Bedoya has his Örebro SK side in third place with 45 points.  They are 13 points behind second place, but only two points ahead of fourth place.   If they can hold onto third place, they will get a Europa League First qualifying round spot for next season.

Ryan Miller and Halmstads BK are in 12th place with 32 points, but are only four points ahead of the relegation playoffs spot (14th place).  So they have some work to do in their last three games to stay safe this season.

Swedish Superettan

A pair of Americans play at Ljungskile BK  (Nick Noble and Michael Thomas).  They are in fifth place with 44 points, but with only one game left to be played, they are five points shy of making the promotion playoffs, so they will be in the Superettan in 2011.

League of Ireland Premier Division

Two games are left in Ireland and Ryan Guy has his St Patrick’s Athletic squad in fifth place, three points behind third place and a Europa League First qualifying round spot for next season.

League of Ireland First Division

Down in the first division, goalkeeper Chris Konopka and Waterford United are currently in third place (promotion playoffs), two points ahead of fourth place and nothing with two games left in the season.

Russian Premier League

Finally, we head over to Russia where Eugene Starikov (on loan from FC Zenit Saint Petersburg) and FC Tom Tomsk are in 10th place out of the 16 teams with 27 points.  There are still five to eight games left, depending on the team, so there is still a lot of soccer left to be played in Russia.

So there you have it.  Hopefully you are all caught up to speed on the leagues that are coming to a close in October and November.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Brian Pope, Chris Konopka, Clarence Goodson, Colin Burns, Daniel Antunez, Erik Benjaminsen, Eugene Starikov, Graham Dugoni, Greg Eckhardt, Hunter Freeman, Joe Funicello, Joseph Bendik, Kenneth Di Vita Jensen, Lamar Neagle, Mason Trafford, Michael Thomas, Mix Diskerud, Nick Noble, Ryan Guy, Ryan Miller, Steve Clark
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Some non-USMNT news from Saturday
   October 10, 2010 (7:51 AM) by Matt Benson

Probably not going to do an official The OT Report this weekend since only a few guys in action during the international break, but three guys played on Saturday.

Frank Simek got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Carlisle United’s 1-0 victory over Notts County.

Jemal Johnson got the start and played 46 minutes in Port Vale’s 1-1 draw to Hereford United.

Ryan Guy got the start and went the full 90 minutes in St. Patricks Athletic’s 1-0 loss to Bohemians.

And finally, someone got an update from Adrian Reulas since he made the trek from Mexico to Scotland to play with Celtic.

Categories: Adrian Ruelas, Frank Simek, Jemal Johnson, Ryan Guy
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St Patricks Athletic vs. Shamrock Rovers Highlights
   September 17, 2010 (3:32 PM) by Matt Benson

Ryan Guy scored a goal in the second minute in a 3-1 loss to Shamrock Rovers.

Categories: Highlights, Ryan Guy
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