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A few links for Tuesday night
   January 22, 2013 (9:55 PM) by Matt Benson

The USMNT defeated Tijuana 3-0 in a closed-door scrimmage today.  The goals came from Jeff Parke and Will Bruin (twice).  I hope US Soccer puts up some video of the scrimmage online.  But they do have the latest Studio 90 with interviews with Omar Gonzalez and Chris Wondolowski.

Steven Beitashour and Edson Buddle both picked up injuries and will be out for the rest of the camp.

There have been some rumblings of a US-Germany friendly for later this year and it looks like it will be in May in D.C.

Howie posted about Paolo DelPiccolo signing with Eintracht Frankfurt earlier today and Brian Sciaretta nabbed the first interview with DelPiccolo about the move.

Sciaretta also talked to Ryan Miller about leaving Sweden and returning to the US.

Parker Walsh did well enough on his trial that he re-signed with Karlsruher SC through June.

And Charlie Campbell did well on his trial and signed with Ljungskile SK in Sweden.  He joins fellow American Patrick Hopkins.

Philadelphia Union academy player Chris Gomez is headed to Spain for some trials with Malaga and Sevilla.

And finally, Chicago Fire midfielder Corben Bone will be training with Atletico Madrid for a week and a half before joining up with the Fire for the second phase of preseason.

Categories: Charlie Campbell, Chris Gomez, Chris Wondolowski, Corben Bone, Edson Buddle, Omar Gonzalez, Paolo DelPiccolo, Parker Walsh, Ryan Miller, Steven Beitashour, US Men's National Team

Monday night links
   January 21, 2013 (8:53 PM) by Matt Benson

I have an Inside the Numbers piece on Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore which should be on the site later tonight or early tomorrow.

Speaking of Dempsey, he talked to the London Evening Standard about his good run of form.

So Friday got a little crazy with the Brek Shea news.  Big D Soccer does a good job of breaking down what we know so far.  And there was a Shea sighting at FC Dallas training today.  Sounds like he was running around a little.

Landon Donovan will be returning to the LA Galaxy in 2013.  I am assuming this means we will see him in a USMNT jersey in the future.

As of last Thursday, only 8500 tickets have been sold in Houston for the upcoming friendly against Canada.

The US U-20 team lost to Panama, 2-1, in a friendly today.

After traveling to Turkey to check things out, Clarence Goodson has decided to turn down a move to Orduspor.

As rumored, former Halmstads BK defender Ryan Miller signed with the Portland Timbers.

You can add Birmingham City to the list of teams having financial issues.  They are open to any offer on any of their first-team players.  Will this mean anything to Jonathan Spector (likely not Will Packwood)?

In the good news department, Timothy Chandler did not suffer a concussion this weekend and will return to training on Tuesday.

Tim Ream got some love in the Bolton News about his play this past weekend.

US U-20 regular Juan Ocegueda is headed to Chivas de Guadalajara on loan.  People are wondering if this will affect his ability to play with the US since Chivas released a statement last November saying that their players could not play for foreign national teams.

I am sort of sad to see this move, but Aaron Wheeler signed with the Philadelphia Union.  I am sad since I won’t be able to mention his old team, Finnish side KooTeePee, anymore.

J.R. Eskilson is hearing that Chivas USA youth academy product Ben Spencer will be joining Molde FK during their preseason trip to Spain.

Columbus Crew forward Aaron Horton has been loaned to Bosnia’s FK Sarajevo.

Categories: Aaron Horton, Aaron Wheeler, Ben Spencer, Brek Shea, Clarence Goodson, Clint Dempsey, Jonathan Spector, Juan Ocegueda, Landon Donovan, Ryan Miller, Tim Ream, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team

A few links before the weekend’s games
   January 18, 2013 (11:22 PM) by Matt Benson

Nothing new to report on the Brek Shea front.

Clarence Goodson traveled to Turkey this weekend to check out Orduspor.  We could have two Americans in Turkey in less than a week.  Turkey OT readers (all zero of them) haven’t been this excited since Jozy Altidore and Freddy Adu were both playing there in 2010-11.

John Kretlow talked to Brian Span as he gets ready for the 2013 Allsvenskan season in Sweden.

And there are some reports that Ryan Miller could be leaving Sweden for a return to the US with the Portland Timbers.

According to this tweet, US U-19 goalkeeper Ethan Horvath has joined Molde FK in some capacity (signed?  trial?  training?).

Cornell product Jimmy Lannon has signed with FC Lustenau 07 of the Austrian Soccer First League.

Jermaine Jones tells Doug McIntyre of ESPN Insider that his injury is not that bad and he will hopefully return to training next week if there is no pain in his knee.

It looks like dual citizen (US and UK) William Cline is currently with Bristol City’s youth academy.

Charlie Campbell is one of six players currently on trial with Swedish side Ljungskile SK.

Parker Walsh is still on trial with Karlsruher SC, but he scored in a recent friendly.

Categories: Brian Span, Charlie Campbell, Clarence Goodson, Ethan Horvath, Jermaine Jones, Jimmy Lannon, Parker Walsh, Ryan Miller, William Cline
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Wednesday night link action
   December 4, 2012 (11:04 PM) by Matt Benson

We got links.  Click on them and read them.  Or not.

The Colorado Rapids have a few players currently training at Derby County with all four of them starting for Derby County in a scrimmage against Notts County on Tuesday.  Midfielder Tony Cascio even scored the first goal of the game.

Clarence Goodson has returned to training at Brondby this week after suffering a concussion last week.

Ryan Miller is currently weighing his options between re-signing with Halmstads BK versus some opportunities in Germany.

Jon-Paul Pittman will be out a few weeks (up to a couple months) with an arm/shoulder injury he picked up in a recent game for Oxford United.

Michael Orozco Fiscal is headed to Puebla next season on loan with the club having the option to buy after the season ends in June.

Possible (or maybe not) USMNTer Aron Johannsson scored a hell of a goal this past weekend.

Brad Guzan played so well this past weekend that he was named to ESPN’s and BBC Sport’s Garth Crooks’ teams of the week.

BBC Sport also has a nice story up on Oguchi Onyewu.

Categories: Aron Johannsson, Brad Guzan, Clarence Goodson, Jon-Paul Pittman, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Oguchi Onyewu, Ryan Miller, Tony Cascio

Friday morning links
   November 30, 2012 (12:45 AM) by Matt Benson

A couple quick links for your Friday morning reading pleasure.

Here is a quick write-up from Bobby Wood’s start for 1860 Munich earlier this week.

Ryan Miller looks back at his season with Halmstads BK.

Brian Sciaretta caught up with US U-20 forward Jack McBean the week of MLS Cup.

Clint Dempsey thinks he was undervalued at Fulham.  He will get his chance to score against Fulham this weekend.

Doug McIntyre of ESPN Insider wonders if Icelandic-American Aron Johannsson could bolster the US attack.

Seb Hines is hoping his recent strong play has caught the eye of Jurgen Klinsmann.

Greg Seltzer likes numbers.  We like numbers.  He looked at some numbers about Oguchi Onyewu.

I missed this last week, but Eric Lichaj has a pretty gnarly mustache going on right now.

Categories: Aron Johannsson, Bobby Wood, Clint Dempsey, Eric Lichaj, Jack McBean, Oguchi Onyewu, Ryan Miller, Seb Hines

Finland and Sweden – Winners and Losers
   November 7, 2012 (7:10 AM) by David

Two Scandinavian Leagues are finished for the season. Champions League and Europa League places have been decided as well as promotions and relegations. Finland ended its season a while ago, while Sweden finished its season this past weekend.

Finland Veikkausliiga

Finland was one of the first countries whose leagues finished early. Their Champions League and Europa League places are already set. The league was won by HJK (Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi), they finished six points clear of Inter Turku and 10 points ahead of TPS. HJK claim the sole Finnish Champions League place and will enter the competition in the second qualifying round. Inter Turku, with USA’s Daniel Antunez, and TPS will play in next year’s Europa League.

At the bottom of Veikkausliiga, Haka is the team that lost the battle to stay in the country’s top league. Next season USA’s Jordan Seabrook will start his campaign with Haka in the Ykkonen, where he will play against Aaron Wheeler at KooTeePee, Justin Moose and Pat Phelan at SJK. Kyle Luetkehans and HIFK were relegated from Ykkonen and will now play in the Kakkonen league, Finland’s 3rd division.

HJK – Won League – Champions League

Inter Turk – 2nd place Europa League – Daniel Antunez

TPS – 3rd place – Europa League

Haka – Relegated to Ykkonen – Jordan Seabrook

RoPS – Won League – Promoted to Veikkausliiga


Sweden Allsvenskan

Sweden finished its regular season this past weekend. The league representatives from Sweden to the European Competitions are set. This year no USA players will appear for Swedish teams, based on league standings, in Champions League or the Europa League (Cup Winners still to be decided)

IF Elfsborg will represent Sweden in the Champions League and begin play in the second qualifying round. Hacken and Malmo FF will represent Sweden in the Europa League.

At the bottom of Allsvenskan two teams were relegated (Orebro and GAIS). GIF Sundsvall will play in a playoff series (Home/Away) against the Superttan (2nd Division) 3rd place finisher, Halmstad, with the USA’s Ryan Miller. The winner will appear in Allsvenskan next season.

IF Elfsborg – Won League – Champions League

Hacken – 2nd place – Europa League

Malmo FF – 3rd  place – Europa League

Orebro – Relegated to Superttan

GAIS – Relegated to Superttan

GIF Sundsvall – Relegation Playoff

Halmstad – Promotion Playoff – Ryan Miller

GIF Sundsvall will play Halmstad to decide who will play in Allsvenskan next season (games 10/11 & 15/11)

Categories: Aaron Wheeler, Daniel Antunez, Jordan Seabrook, Justin Moose, Kyle Luetkehans, Pat Phelan, Ryan Miller
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A case of the Monday links
   April 30, 2012 (6:09 PM) by Matt Benson

A few things for you on this gloomy Monday.

The Independent did a pretty good story on Tim Ream and his whirlwind first couple months at Bolton last Friday.

US Soccer has a Q&A with Jurgen Klinsmann on how he and his assistant coaches scout the various players.

Steven Goff gives us an update on the ticket sales for the upcoming USMNT matches.  Klinsi is about 10 days away from naming his roster for the upcoming camp.

Richie Williams talks with Travis Clark about the US U-17’s most recent trip.

Kaiserslautern are auctioning off various game-worn jerseys, including Andrew Wooten’s from his game against Hertha Berlin where he scored his first senior-team goal.

Two guys were in action today.  Oguchi Onyewu went the full 90 minutes in Sporting CP’s 2-1 victory over Académica.  With two games left, Sporting CP are three points behind Sporting Braga for a Champions League qualifier spot.   And in Sweden, Ryan Miller went the full 90 minutes in Halmstads BK’s 3-1 win over Trelleborg FF.

As for some site updates.

Howie will be introducing a new feature to the site tomorrow.  I originally tweeted that it was coming today, but I am a moron and got my days mixed up.  That will be coming tomorrow.

I am also heading to Manchester tomorrow for some vacation, so I won’t be around the site normally until next Monday.  Howie will be in charge of things while I am gone, but I will try to post something here or there if I have time.  I do plan on doing a post once I get back with some photos from the various games I am going to. Currently on the schedule is Tottenham at Bolton (Friedel vs. Ream), Manchester City stadium tour, Carlisle United at Oldham Athletic (Frank Simek sighting!) and likely Swansea City at Manchester United (no Yanks, boo).

Categories: Andrew Wooten, Oguchi Onyewu, Ryan Miller, Site News, Tim Ream, US Men's National Team

Halmstads BK vs. Malmö FF Highlights
   September 21, 2011 (3:49 PM) by Matt Benson

Ryan Miller went the full 90 minutes in Halmstads BK’s 5-1 loss to Malmö FF.  Here are some highlights.

Categories: Highlights, Ryan Miller
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Halmstads BK vs. Trelleborg FF Highlights
   August 27, 2011 (9:39 AM) by Matt Benson

Ryan Miller came off the bench for two minutes in this 1-0 victory over Trelleborg FF.  Here are some highlights.

Categories: Highlights, Ryan Miller
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Halmstads BK vs. IFK Goteborg Highlights
   July 25, 2011 (3:58 PM) by Matt Benson

Ryan Miller got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Halmstads BK’s 3-1 loss to IFK Goteborg.  With the loss, Halmstads BK sit in last place with only seven points, 10 points behind the next team and winless over their last 10 games.  Here are some highlights from the 3-1 loss.

Categories: Highlights, Ryan Miller
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