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Comings and goings out of Mexico
   December 22, 2015 (9:54 AM) by Howie Michaels

It’s the mid-season break in Mexico, and with the spring-to-fall leagues like MLS in the off-season, we’ll see some movement in the coming weeks. We’ve already seen a few transactions, but there have been a few more in recent days.

OT hero César “The Joker” Romero, who tore up Armenia before moving to FY Macedonia, has joined Deportivo Tepic. Romero was linked to Guadalajara, which was interesting as he had an unsuccessful run with their former MLS affiliate a few years ago, before settling with the club frequently known as Coras de Tepic. Tepic serves as an affiliate to Chivas. They finished 11th in Ascenso MX, missing the Apetura playoffs.

Meanwhile, it sounds like another Luis from Real Salt Lake may be heading to Mexico. Luis Gil, who never really put things together with RSL, may be joining Luis Silva south of the border (assuming that move still happens).


Categories: Cesar Romero, Luis Gil

Vardar vs. Metalurg Highlights
   November 3, 2015 (7:35 AM) by Matt Benson

Cesar Romero scored his fourth goal of the season on Sunday in Vardar’s 1-0 win over Metalurg.  Here is his goal.

Categories: Cesar Romero, Highlights

Vardar vs. Turnovo Highlights
   September 13, 2015 (2:18 PM) by Matt Benson

Cesar Romero scored two goals and was sent off with a red card in Vardar’s 5-1 win on Sunday.  Here is one of his goals for now.

Categories: Cesar Romero, Highlights
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Catching up on some goal highlights
   August 25, 2015 (7:48 AM) by Matt Benson

As always, check out our goal tracker for the latest goal information and highlights.  But here are a couple other goals from about two weeks ago that have either popped up in the last week or I completely missed them.

Everyone’s favorite Armenian Premier League Golden Boot winner is now in Macedonia and Cesar Romero scored his first goal of the season on August 16 in Vardar’s 3-1 win over Shkendija.  Here is his goal at the 0:17 mark.

Christian Eissele is back in Finland and scored his third goal of the season on August 16 in Kemi Kings’ 4-0 win over FC Jazz.  Here is his goal at the 3:05 mark.

And finally, Rhett Bernstein scored his fifth goal of the season back on August 16 in Mjøndalen’s 2-1 win over Haugesund.  Here is his goal in GIF form since I can’t embed the video.

Categories: Cesar Romero, Christian Eissele, Highlights, Rhett Bernstein
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A plethora of links for Friday
   August 7, 2015 (1:11 AM) by Matt Benson

A bunch of stuff before the weekend.

FIFA held the draw for the U-17 World Cup yesterday and the US is in a tough group.  That said, they have played Croatia and Chile already during this cycle and did alright.

The US moved up from #34 to #29 in the latest FIFA world rankings.

US Soccer might be getting a new crest in 2016.  From what I can see online, a lot of people think it is better than the old crest but nothing special.  I like it.

Nothing official has been announced yet, but it looks like the Confederations Cup playoff game is going to move from Friday, October 9 to Saturday, October 10.  I hope it doesn’t as I likely can’t go on Saturday, but can on Friday.  Also, if you have any extra money or are looking for a cool cause to donate to, help send some veterans to the game.

Aron Johannsson made the move to Werder Bremen earlier this week.  He will be wearing #9.

Over at Fulhamerica, Emerson Hyndman has turned down some contract extension offers from the SW6 club, while Luca de la Torre has signed his first professional contract with the club.

Staying in West London, QPR has made a couple unsuccessful offers to Bolton for Tim Ream.

The New England Revolution are being linked to centerback Zak Whitbread.  Whitbread is currently a free agent.

Eintracht Frankfurt manager Armin Veh doesn’t like Timothy Chandler playing for the USMNT.

Eric Lichaj told Nottingham Forest’s website last week that he is not focused on playing for the USMNT (if Klinsi knew he existed).

Galway United released Kevin Garcia last week.

This is from earlier in the week, but Howie updated a couple transfer things, including Cesar Romero signing with FK Vardar of FYR Macedonia.

We have a Anton Peterlin sighting!  He is now with Boldklubben af 1893 of the Danish third division.  No word if the club has any interest in Cody Arnoux (that joke is for Howie and like three other people who might get it).

Tyrone McCargo is back in Germany with SV Wacker Nürnberg after a season in Austria with SK Austria Klagenfurt.

Brown product Daniel Taylor has signed with Acharnaikos in Greece.  While recent Georgetown graduate Austin Martz has signed with Pembroke Athleta in Malta.

Top Drawer Soccer’s J.R. Eskilson has been killing it the past couple weeks with a bunch of information on youth players training/trailing throughout Europe (here and here).

Categories: Anton Peterlin, Aron Johannsson, Austin Martz, Cesar Romero, Daniel Taylor, Emerson Hyndman, Eric Lichaj, Kevin Garcia, Luca de la Torre, Tim Ream, Timothy Chandler, Tyrone McCargo, US Men's National Team, US U-17 National Team, Zak Whitbread
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Transfer watch reset
   August 3, 2015 (3:32 PM) by Howie Michaels

Some of this stuff is a couple of days old, but Matt was on a mini-vacation and I was at a music festival or recovering most of the weekend so we’re going to hit some stuff up here in one fell swoop.

As I posted late last week, forward Omar Salgado, who is currently on the books (but not playing) at UANL in Mexico, has been loaned to the Tampa Bay Rowdies of NASL. With the Rowdies, he’ll reunite with his former U-20 coach, Thomas Rongen. With Salgado, Fred Adu, and Gale Agbossoumonde, the Rowdies are basically a US fan fiction team.

Cesar “The Joker” Romero, who did unspeakable, nasty things to the Armenia Premier League last year, has swapped out the Caucasus for the Balkans and joined FK Vardar of FYR Macedonia. Vardar is the three-time reigning champion of the Macedonian league. They’re still biggest fish in the small pond, although the pond is slightly bigger as Macedonia has the 40th ranked league in UEFA, eight spots ahead of Armenia’s. Vardar has already been eliminated from Champions League play, although I believe Romero’s qualifying appearance cap-tied him out of that regardless.

I sort of caught this Friday afternoon, but Aron Johannsson caused a stir with reports that linked him heavily to MLS. There was further speculation that it might be Real Salt Lake, with the general consensus being that Aron wanted too much money. Now, there is a report that Werder Bremen has made a bid that AZ rejected. At this point I’d like to see at least a few American attacking players in Europe, so I hope the Werder Bremen report is true and winds up being a deal.

Herculez Gomez tweeted just this this afternoon:

Sporting Kansas City holds his MLS rights offering him a new deal back in the fall of 2009, but there’s been more rumors circulating that it will be in fact be the NASL (the Cosmos specifically).

Finally, more late news has Emerson Hyndman receiving interest from clubs in Spain and Germany. The 19 year-old had a strong start to last year, while his minutes dropped off and he got injured he clearly still has a bright future. His contract is apparently up next summer which may explain why Fulham is considering parting with him.

Categories: Aron Johannsson, Cesar Romero, Emerson Hyndman, Herculez Gomez, Omar Salgado
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A whole bunch of links for Tuesday
   July 28, 2015 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson

Let’s get to it and start with the USMNT.

As expected, CONCACAF announced that the Confederations Cup playoff will be held on October 9 at the Rose Bowl.  The US will also play a second game, this one being a friendly, during that same international week and it could be against Costa Rica.

One player who could be eligible to play for the US in that playoff is Darlington Nagbe as he is on course to become a US citizen this fall.

FIFA also held the preliminary draw for 2018 World Cup qualification over the weekend.  And US Soccer confirmed that the first home qualifier will be November 13 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis against the winner of St. Vincent & the Grenadines/Aruba from the third round.  Also in that link from US Soccer is the full fourth round qualification schedule although the rest of the game sites haven’t been determined yet.

I know I said we should never talk about the 2015 Gold Cup ever again, but Clint Dempsey won the Golden Boot while Brad Guzan won the Golden Glove.  And Michael Bradley led all players in assists for the tournament.

Chris Wondolowski is a freak.  He started and went 70 minutes for San Jose a day after starting for the US in a city nearly 3000 miles away.

Tim Howard is ready to return to the USMNT.

According to Mr. Chip, the US is projected to be No. 29 in August’s FIFA rankings, while Mexico will be No. 26.

Bobby Warshaw wrote some words on whether the US might have some players who are better suited to play CONCACAF opponents while others might be better against European teams.

In the “if it is on the internet then it MUST be true” department, some website claims Landon Donovan is going to sign with Atletico de Kolkata in India.  Sure. . .

I forgot to post this last week, but US U-20 forward Maki Tall signed with Swiss side FC Sion.

Howie posted about Quentin Westberg’s move to Tours in France last week and Greg Seltzer got some quotes from Westberg on the move.

Kenny Saief scored a goal this past weekend and Gent’s website had a mini-interview with him before the game.

Davis VanOpdorp of some website called Bavarian Football Works took a look at Julian Green’s situation at Bayern Munich.  I am mainly posting this for the chart at the bottom comparing Green to other players who came up through their youth system.

Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham are in Denver to take on the MLS All-Stars.  Here is a video of Pochettino talking about DeAndre Yedlin.

We already know that Stuart Holden is awesome, but he wrote some words about rehabbing for The Players’ Tribune.  I would also check out the video on that page (as he “calls out” Michael Bradley!).

According to Greg Seltzer, Cesar Romero is no longer with FC Pyunik and is now in Russia training/trialing with Amkar Perm.

Kevin Dzierzawski played with Peterhead in Scotland on loan from Queen of the South last season.  Now it looks like he has permanently moved to Peterhead.

According to Will Parchman, German-American left back Koray Easterling is training with Manchester City.  And here is another tweet with some more information.

Western Washington goalkeeper Keegan Rogers has signed with IFK Lammhult in Sweden.

And finally, one of the early players we followed when we started this site in 2010 was Jeremiah White.  While he is no longer playing, it is fun when a name pops up that you haven’t heard in a while and he is now into coaching.

Categories: Bobby Warshaw, Brad Guzan, Cesar Romero, Chris Wondolowski, Clint Dempsey, Darlington Nagbe, DeAndre Yedlin, Jeremiah White, Julian Green, Kenny Saief, Kevin Dzierzawski, Koray Easterling, Landon Donovan, Maki Tall, Michael Bradley, Quentin Westberg, Stuart Holden, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team
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Pyunik vs. Folgore / Falciano Highlights
   June 30, 2015 (10:28 PM) by Matt Benson

While Cesar Romero is getting interest from various teams around the world, he also had Champions League action to play in this week.  Romero came off the bench and scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in Pyunik’s 2-1 win over Folgore / Falciano on Tuesday.  Here are some highlights with Romero’s goal being the second one that you can barely see since the video gets all choppy during the middle of it.

Categories: Cesar Romero, Highlights

A few links for Tuesday
   June 30, 2015 (12:33 AM) by Matt Benson

Want some links?  Well, here you go.

According to Steven Goff, the USMNT will be taking on Peru in a friendly at RFK Stadium in Washinton D.C. in September.  The US hasn’t faced Peru since a 1-0 win at the 2000 Gold Cup.

Want to impress your friends with knowledge of the US U-23 goalkeeper pool?  Thankfully we have Will to set us straight.

Brian Span went the full 90 minutes and scored his second league goal of the season in Mariehamn’s 1-1 draw to HIFK on Sunday.  Here are the highlights.  A couple other guys scored if you follow along with our goal tracker.

We also had some goals in friendlies over the last couple days.

Kenny Saief scored for Gent in a 2-2 draw to SK Deinze.  Nermin Crnkic scored a goal for Jablonec in a 2-1 win in something called the Minister Cup.  And Andrew Wooten scored a goal for Sandhausen in a 1-0 win over Würzburger Kickers.

Shaq Moore’s Huracán Valencia CF did not win promotion to Spain’s second division (lost 3-1 on aggregate), but you can learn more about his club here.

Desevio Payne looked pretty good for the US U-20 team earlier this month and he signed a professional deal with Groningen last Friday.

US youth player Brooks Lennon was able to get an Irish passport which is allowing him to sign with Liverpool.

The Seattle Times’ Matt Pentz talked to Jordan Morris about his possible future.

Aron Johannsson might be interested in playing in MLS at some point in the near future.

Steve Cherundolo has been named manager of Hannover’s U-17 team.

Joe Funicello’s career has taken a weird twist and he has been named to the coaching staff at BI/Bolungarvik in Iceland.

To go along with his Serbian/Russian interest, Cesar Romero is also getting looked at by some Mexican clubs according to Greg Seltzer.

And finally, today’s sketchy looking website silly season rumor of the day (so it must be true) has Swansea looking at Matt Miazga.

Categories: Andrew Wooten, Aron Johannsson, Brian Span, Brooks Lennon, Cesar Romero, Desevio Payne, Joe Funicello, Jordan Morris, Kenny Saief, Matt Miazga, Nermin Crnkic, Shaquell Moore, Steve Cherundolo, US Men's National Team, US U-23 National Team

UEFA Champions League and Europa League early qualifying rounds draw
   June 23, 2015 (6:46 AM) by Howie Michaels

The draw for the early qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League were held yesterday, giving us the summer plans for a few Americans in the lesser-known first divisions of Europe.

For the Europa League first round, Danijal Brokovic and FK Olimpic, fresh off a 6th-place finish in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will take on Slovakia’s Spartak Trnava. Jordan Seabrook, whose VPS finished 4th in the Finnish Veikkausliiga, will take on AIK of Sweden. Meanwhile, Morgan Langley’s St. Patrick’s Athletic, 3rd in the League of Ireland last year, will face off with Latvia’s Skonto (not to be confused with Tonto).

The leagues of the Europa League first qualfiying round will take place July 2 and 9.

Meanwhile, in the early stages of the Champions League, Cesar Romero and Pyunik will take on San Marino’s Folgore, assuming that the Joker doesn’t depart for interest from Russia or Serbia. If they are successful in winning that tie (the dates aren’t set, but they will either be June 30 or July 1 and July 7 or 8), they will actually force Molde, who of course have Josh Gatt (injury dependent) and Ethan Horvath. So we could be in for a little Armenia-Norway American clash.

Categories: Cesar Romero, Danijal Brkovic, Ethan Horvath, Jordan Seabrook, Josh Gatt, Morgan Langley
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