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Ängelholm vs. Brommapojkarna Highlights
   August 3, 2015 (8:30 PM) by Matt Benson

Defender Eric Pothast went the full 90 minutes and scored his first league goal since moving to Sweden in Ängelholm’s 3-1 win over Brommapojkarna on Saturday.  Here are some highlights with his goal coming in the opening clip.

Categories: Eric Pothast, Highlights
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A bunch of links for Tuesday
   April 15, 2014 (12:57 AM) by Matt Benson

A lot of things to check out.

US Soccer’s website has a bunch of goodies from the last couple of days.  They stopped by Toronto to do a little Q&A action with Michael Bradley.  They also have the latest Road to the Roster podcast up with Jurgen Klinsmann.  He talks about the Mexico friendly and Jozy Altidore among other things.  And they also have a Q&A up with World Cup hopeful DeAndre Yedlin.

The US U-20 team is down in Texas for the Dallas Cup and is already 2-0-0 after the first two games.  They kicked things off with a 3-2 win over River Plate.  Here is a photo of Ben Spencer celebrating after scoring one of the goals.  On Monday, the team defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0.  Here is a photo of Tijuana and US U-20 teammates Paul Arriola and Amando Moreno celebrating the win.  The US leads Group C with six points and will play Tigres on Wednesday as they look to advance to the semifinals.

While we are on the topic of the U-20 team, Brian Sciaretta caught up with Rubio Rubin before the Dallas Cup to talk about the tournament and joining FC Utrecht.  Rubin turned 18 in March, allowing him to sign a professional contract, but Utrecht can’t register his contract until July 1.

We had some goals this past weekend in Europe.  Alfredo Morales scored his first of the season in a 2-1 loss.  Juan Agudelo scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in Utrecht’s 2-1 win.  And Michael Farfan came off the bench and scored the game-tying goal in Cruz Azul’s 2-2 draw.  The goal earned Farfan a spot on Medio Tiempo’s Team of the Week as a sub.

Back to Agudelo for a second.  Word on the street is that Stoke City manager Mark Hughes flew to Holland to watch him play this past weekend.  And Stoke City will be looking to get a second appeal on his UK work permit at the end of this month or the beginning of May.

Just in case people forgot, Jozy Altidore is one of the good guys.

ESPN FC’s Alex Labidou wrote some words (or typed them) after talking to FC Nantes’ Alejandro Bedoya.

Stuart Holden talked to the fine folks over at Fox Sports about trying to recover from yet another knee injury.  Stu’s sock game was on point.

Here is a really short film on Clint Dempsey by Degree Men, which was apparently directed by Mad Men’s Jon Hamm.  Dempsey also scored two goals this past weekend, giving him six on the season in only 303 minutes in MLS play after scoring only once in 922 minutes last year with Seattle.

A few guys saw the field on Monday.  After battling some swelling in his knee, Danny Williams returned to Reading’s starting lineup and played 61 minutes in a 1-1 draw.  Bobby Wood came off the bench, played 24 minutes and picked up a yellow card in 1860 Munich’s 4-2 loss to Dynamo Dresden.

Over in Sweden, Matt Pyzdrowski went 90 minutes between the sticks while Eric Pothast played 45 minutes and picked up a yellow card in Ängelholm’s 3-2 win over Jönköpings Södra.  And Alex Horwath started at goalkeeper and Brandon McDonald came off the bench for the final two minutes in Ljungskile’s 0-0 draw to Landskrona, which had Andrew Stadler and Paul Torres each go 90 minutes.

So I have decided to learn how to make GIFs since sometimes they are easier to post/watch than some of these weird video players that some highlight sites use (plus GIFs are just awesome).  I practiced a bunch this weekend making a few of the goals scored in MLS play by some World Cup hopefuls, so here they are:  Clint Dempsey 1, Clint Dempsey 2, Chris Wondolowski, Maurice Edu and Kyle Beckerman.  It is a learning process as I try to figure out size and quality while not trying to make these 10 MB files, but it went better than I expected.

Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Alex Horwath, Alfredo Morales, Amando Moreno, Andrew Stadler, Ben Spencer, Bobby Wood, Brandon McDonald, Chris Wondolowski, Clint Dempsey, Danny Williams, DeAndre Yedlin, Eric Pothast, Jozy Altidore, Juan Agudelo, Kyle Beckerman, Matt Pyzdrowski, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Michael Farfan, Paul Arriola, Paul Torres, Rubio Rubin, Stuart Holden, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team

Mid-day update: Agudelo, Schuler, Pothast
   January 14, 2014 (12:56 PM) by Howie Michaels

According to Juan Agudelo, Juan Agudelo has signed with Stoke City again. He’ll go on a six-month loan until he can try another work permit appeal. Sources make it seem like the Netherlands or Belgium is most likely. I don’t think he’s ready for the Premier League yet, particularly on a Stokeish team that is in mid-season and isn’t safe from relegation, so a few months to acclimate himself into the European setting should be good for him, particularly in the Low Countries, which have traditionally been good places for Americans.

San Jose won the weighted lottery for Billy Schuler. The Earthquakes were one of only two teams to enter the lottery for the former Hammarby forward, with Real Salt Lake the other. Notably, Gregg Berhalter, his Hammarby manager, did not have Columbus enter. San Jose has a glut of forwards (Chris Wondolowski, Alan Gordon, Steven Lenhart, Adam Jahn, Mike Fucito) so I wonder if that winds up being his final destination.

Speaking of the Superettan, Marquette centerback Eric Pothast has signed with Ängelholms, assuming he doesn’t get MLS superdrafted on Thursday (Rounds 1-2) or next Tuesday (Rounds 3-4). If Ängelholms sounds familiar, it’s because Matt Pyzdrowski (another Marquette alumnus) is their goalkeeper and Bobby Warshaw was loaned there last year. Pothast trialed/trained there last summer so presumably Ängelholms, who was 6th in the Swedish 2nd tier, knows what they’re getting.

Nothing official, but Philadelphia and DC swapped allocation spots in a trade today, meaning it seems likely that Maurice Edu’s rumored move to Philadelphia will happen.

Categories: Billy Schuler, Eric Pothast, Juan Agudelo, Maurice Edu
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