A bunch of random stuff for you.
The big news of the weekend was that Terrence Boyd tore his ACL again. Talk about some crappy luck as he was just getting back into form.
Here is what the first half of 2015 looks like for the USMNT.
In the event you missed this post from last Friday, here are two things on DeAndre Yedlin.
Steven Goff is reporting that US U-20 goalkeeper Zack Steffen is close to signing with Freiburg in Germany. Freiburg currently have Caleb Stanko on their roster and used to have Eric Lickert until this past season.
Tim Howard was named Fútbol de Primera Player of the Year last week. The award is given to the top USMNT player each year and voted on by various journalists. This was Howard’s first year winning the award.
Howard has also been in the news lately due to his new book. ESPNFC got some exclusive excerpts from the book. In Part 1, he claims Brad Friedel didn’t help him get his UK work permit (The PFA came out saying Friedel didn’t send in anything with regard to denying Tim Howard a work permit). In Part 2, he talks about Jurgen Klinsmann micromanaging the USMNT.
Greg Seltzer gives us some teams (or at least some leagues) interested in Mix Diskerud’s services. Diskerud is also talking to Rosenborg.
The Fighting Bob Bradleys of Stabæk will be without Andrew Jacobson next season as he returned to NYCFC after his loan ended. And it looks like Michael Stephens is leaving the club to sign with the Chicago Fire according to one report out of Norway.
Shane O’Neill returned to the US after training/trailing with Sheffield Wednesday. They will keep an eye on him and he picked up a shoulder injury in the last training session.
Omar Salgado was traded from the Vancouver Whitecaps to NYCFC, but he is expected to be transferred out to an unnamed international club.
Josh Gatt has no timetable of an official return to the field, but he is expected to re-join Molde for preseason training and possibly miss the first few games of the season. Gatt suffered a second ACL-related injury last season.
Fresh off one of the humorous moments of Sunday’s MLS Cup, A.J. Soares wants to test things in Europe and holds an Italian passport.
Soon-to-be-winter-silly-season rumor of the week, Southampton are eyeing Lee Nguyen.
The Liga MX Apertura final will feature Tigres (Jose Torres and Herculez Gomez) against Club America (Ventura Alvarado).
And here are two reminders that Jermaine Jones is awesome: Reason 1 and Reason 2.