Let’s start with the Jermaine Jones late night craziness.
Orrin Schwarz first reported last night that Jones signed with MLS for 18 months at around $4 million and that MLS commissioner Don Garber gets to decide between the Chicago Fire and New England Revolution. Ives then reported that Jones was close to a deal but the deal hit a snag after MLS couldn’t promise which club he would end up at. They apparently agreed on a deal if he ended up with the Fire, but he wants more money if he ends up in New England, something MLS is not a fan of doing. Then Jones himself took time away from hanging out with Charlie Sheen or Chris Brown to tweet out that he had not signed with MLS.
It was a fun time on Twitter late last night.
A report out of Germany earlier this week has 1860 Munich showing interest in Juan Agudelo. I also like how the report brags about how many views one of his goals has on Youtube.
Also in the “showing interest” department, Greg Seltzer confirmed that FC Utrecht have contacted Stoke City about Brek Shea.
ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle did a little transfer roundup on Jermaine Jones, Geoff Cameron, Brek Shea and Juan Agudelo, some of which is already linked above.
Likely due to the increase in traffic from the US, FC Utrecht’s website has an interview up with Rubio Rubin done in English.
According to Gus Poyet, Jozy Altidore is the happiest he has ever seen him. Yay for happiness.
Bundesliga.com has Julian Green has one of the Top 20 players in the league under the age of 20.
Jeffrey Donovan talked to Bobby Wood about his increased role at 1860 Munich.
As of last week, Gboly Ariyibi was still on trial at Burnley.
US U-20 defender John Requejo Jr. made his pro debut with Tijuana this week, playing in Copa MX with the senior team.
Kainoa Bailey has returned to the US to sign with LA Galaxy II (USL Pro). Bailey had been in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen’s youth teams.
Roker Report is starting a “21 Under 21” series on Sunderland’s U-21 team and here is a write up on Lynden Gooch.
Haven’t had a reason to start following the Guatemalan first division? Now you do with Herbert Cojulun.
And finally, Brian Sciaretta gives us his 10 best uncapped potential USMNT players.