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Archive for the ‘Mikkel Diskerud’ Category


Some linkage for Thursday
   April 24, 2014 (12:29 AM) by Matt
 

Let’s start off with some good news on the injury front.

DaMarcus Beasley left Puebla’s game last weekend with an injury and now it looks like it is only a right hamstring strain.  He could even return to the field as early as Sunday when Puebla hosts Morelia.

Jonathan Spector missed Birmingham City’s game on Monday after picking up a knock in the previous game, but there is a good chance that he will be fit for this upcoming weekend.

A week after being in the doghouse at Hertha Berlin, John Brooks is back in the starting lineup and general manager Michael Preetz is praising his play.

Jermaine Jones got a new tattoo and he is more patriotic than you.

I fully expect some USMNTers to be rumored with a move to NYCFC over the next year and we have our first rumor with Mix Diskerud.

Landon Donovan came out in support of now former Manchester United manager David Moyes.

If you want to go to the US-Turkey friendly at Red Bull Arena, you need to fill out a ticket application for that match.

Here is a nice write-up on the 1930 USMNT and their performance at the World Cup.  Once we get closer to this summer, I will re-post our little capsules of each World Cup that I did prior to the 2010 World Cup.

The US U-21 team played a Tijuana reserve team yesterday and TopDrawerSoccer.com was there for the friendly.  The US won 2-1 with Benji Joya scoring both goals for the US, while American Amando Moreno scored for Tijuana.  Here are the two lineups the US played with by half:  1st half & 2nd half.

Jurgen Klinsmann has been in Carson this week for the camp.  US Soccer’s website also did a Q&A with defender Shane O’Neill.

Brian Sciaretta caught up with Tab Ramos to talk about last week’s Dallas Cup with the U-20 team and this week’s camp with the U-21 team.  One good nugget of information from the interview, while Julian Green is now tied with the US, he can’t play with the US U-20 team since he played with Germany’s U-19 team, although he might still be eligible for the 2016 Olympics.

Borussia Dortmund’s Junior Flores will be sidelined for the next three weeks due to an ankle injury.

GAIS’s Bobby Warshaw writing for Deadspin tells us why tactics matter.

Here is what all 32 World Cup jerseys look like once they become pixelated.

 
Categories: Amando Moreno, Benji Joya, Bobby Warshaw, DaMarcus Beasley, Jermaine Jones, John Brooks, Jonathan Spector, Julian Green, Junior Flores, Landon Donovan, Mikkel Diskerud, Shane O'Neill, US Men's National Team, US U-21 National Team
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Rosenborg vs. Viking Highlights
   March 29, 2014 (1:06 PM) by Matt
 

Mix Diskerud came off the bench and scored his first goal of the season in Rosenborg’s 2-2 draw to Viking.  Rosenborg got out to a 2-0 lead, but gave up two goals in the last three minutes to only get the draw.  Here are the highlights.

 
Categories: Highlights, Mikkel Diskerud
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Rosenborg’s home, away & third kits for 2014
   March 25, 2014 (8:00 AM) by Matt
 

The Norwegian Tippeligaen is about to start up soon and Mix Diskerud’s Rosenborg BK have some new home, away and third kits for the season.

The home kit will be their standard white with some black and gold trim.

The away kit will be in black with some white and gold trim.

And in the event they play a team in their league or in Europe who has a white/black strip kit, they have a third kit in red.

 
Categories: Mikkel Diskerud
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Michael Bradley, Mix Diskerud & Tim Ream withdraw from Ukraine friendly
   March 1, 2014 (4:59 PM) by Matt
 

The US will have three fewer players for their upcoming friendly against Ukraine as Michael Bradley (injury), Mix Diskerud (injury) and Tim Ream (personal reasons) have withdrawn from the camp and friendly.  Also, no replacements will be added.

Bradley will stay in the US/Toronto due to a minor issue, while Diskerud will rest a hip injury that he picked up 10 days ago.  According to Diskerud, Rosenborg didn’t want to release him to the camp and US Soccer honored the objection.  With the US not pushing the issue on Rosenborg, I am wondering if Mix’s spot is somewhat safe among the “fringe” players (or US Soccer is agreeing since Rosenborg allowed Diskerud to spend all of January with the USMNT).

***UPDATE***

 

 
Categories: Michael Bradley, Mikkel Diskerud, Tim Ream, US Men's National Team
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A few nuggets of information for Friday
   January 24, 2014 (12:17 AM) by Matt
 

As the USMNT camp portion in Brazil nears its end, US Soccer gives us a quote sheet with some players raving about the facilitates and their off day.  And the latest diary talks about the day off from training.  And here is a short video of Kyle Beckerman talking about a lot of the same stuff.

Steven Goff has the latest on US Soccer’s budget for the next fiscal year (April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015).  Sounds like they might see a surplus due to the Seattle qualifier being held in such a large venue compared to the normal ~20,000 seat venue.  And there is a proposal for 10 friendlies between April and November, including an April friendly which would likely see a MLS-heavy roster due to it not falling on a FIFA fixture date.

Twitter news-breaker Taylor Twellman is hearing that Nick Sakiewicz of the Philadelphia Union is headed to England/Stoke City to to finalize details on Maurice Edu’s transfer to MLS/Philly.  I want Mo in Philly solely for the ability to post this video every so often.

Stoke City’s website also has a new story up with some quotes from Juan Agudelo.

Jerome Kiesewetter is headed to Hertha Berlin II on loan for the rest of the 2013-14 season.  Kiesewetter hasn’t appeared in any games for Stuttgart II in the German 3. Liga this season so he heads back to Hertha Berlin (he grew up in their youth academy) to get some playing time in the Regionalliga.

Grant Wahl is reporting that Sporting Kansas City recently rejected a $1 million bid by Juventus for 16-year-old defender Erik Palmer-Brown.  Wow.  Palmer-Brown was one of 24 players who just finished camp with the US U-18 team in Florida this month.

Sebastien Ibeagha talked to Neil Morris of Indy Week about his decision to head to Europe over playing in MLS.

Brian Sciaretta caught up with promising US U-20 midfielder Romain Gall who currently plays with FC Lorient’s U-19/U-21 teams.

And let’s end this links post with a trick shot video where Mix Diskerud got involved in the fun.

 
Categories: Erik Palmer-Brown, Jerome Kiesewetter, Juan Agudelo, Kyle Beckerman, Maurice Edu, Mikkel Diskerud, Romain Gall, Sebastien Ibeagha, Steve Cherundolo, US Men's National Team
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Monday morning links
   January 13, 2014 (1:12 AM) by Matt
 

All 26 guys currently in camp for the USMNT this month are headed to Brazil as I type this.  Pleased with the fitness of everyone, Jurgen Klinsmann decided to bring everyone down there for 12 days of training and two closed-door scrimmages.  While back in LA last week, it looks like they decided to play around with a GoPro camera for this training shot.

Once they return back to LA, they will do a little more training before taking on South Korea on February 2 at the StubHub Center.  According to Steven Goff, about 18,000 tickets have been sold so far.  I am wondering if the leaked USMNT shirt will be worn as they are rumored to be coming out in February and South Korea’s red shirt for the World Cup was also leaked this week.  Maybe both teams will be wearing some new gear?

Here is a video talking to a couple of the U-20 players from the last cycle who are in camp right now (Luis Gil, DeAndre Yedlin and Shane O’Neill).

A little recap of the weekend.

Four Americans (Edgar Castillo, Herculez Gomez, Paul Arriola and Joe Corona) saw the field down in Tijuana on Friday as the Xolos notched their first ever home victory over América with Castillo helping setup the game-winning goal (highlights).  Here is also a better look at their new home and road kits for this season.  It looks like their white kits that they wore in the opener were a one off since Atlas wear both red and black.  Too bad as I liked those.

It took 12 days, but we finally had our first goal by an American abroad over the weekend.  Tony Taylor came off the bench and scored a consolation goal in injury time in Omonia Nicosia’s 4-2 loss to Apollon in Cyprus (highlights).  It was Taylor’s third goal of the season.  We had four total goals by this point last year (and I will start up a 2014 goal tracker page this week).

Back in Mexico, Michael Orozco assisted on the game-tying goal in Puebla’s draw to Monterrey (highlights).

In England, we learned that Geoff Cameron shaves his legs.  Cameron and Stoke City lost 5-3 to Liverpool and their horrendous looking shirts.

And Clint Dempsey made his official Premier League return in a 4-1 loss to Jozy Altidore and Sunderland.  He got the start and played 79 minutes, while Sky Sports gave him a “7″ rating and said some decent things about his performance.

Making his first start since returning to Fulham and impressed, surging into Sunderland territory but often let down by teammates.

As for Jozy, he came off the bench and “won” a PK which led to Sunderland’s last goal.  Sunderland had only five goals in 10 away games coming into this weekend, yet scored four on Fulham at the once fortress known as Craven Cottage.  Fulham are such a mess this year.

We also had a couple transfers in the last couple days.  Oguchi Onyewu will be joining the 10th team of his career with Sheffield Wednesday.  While Billy Schuler is returning to MLS after two years in Sweden.

And it looks like Michael Parkhurst is also returning to MLS and will be headed to the Columbus Crew after a trade involving a draft pick and allocation money to the New England Revolution according to Ives.

German 3. Liga side Wacker Burghausen were interested in Bobby Wood for a loan deal, but 1860 Munich were not having it.

Despite making only three starts for Oldham Athletic this season, Paul Rachubka has signed a contract extension with the club.

Mix Diskerud told ESPN FC that he has pimped Bob Bradley to Stabæk’s management over the years.

Sticking in Norway, Brian Sciaretta talked to Zarek Valentin about earning promotion last season among other things.

 
Categories: Billy Schuler, Bob Bradley, Bobby Wood, DeAndre Yedlin, Edgar Castillo, Geoff Cameron, Herculez Gomez, Joe Corona, Jozy Altidore, Luis Gil, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Michael Parkhurst, Mikkel Diskerud, Oguchi Onyewu, Paul Arriola, Paul Rachubka, Shane O'Neill, Tony Taylor, Zarek Valentin
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A few links for Friday
   December 20, 2013 (12:13 AM) by Matt
 

A few links before the weekend.

More and more signs that Clint Dempsey is headed to Fulham on a loan, although nothing official.  Fulham defender Sascha Riether posted a photo of him and Dempsey on instagram with the caption “Welcome back Clint Dempsey” which was deleted shortly after being posted.

Zarek Valentin has signed to Bodø/Glimt on permanent basis until 2015.  Valentin played in 27 games last season for Bodø/Glimt, helping them to promotion into Norway’s first division.

Kaiserslautern are bringing in some new players this winter break and Andrew Wooten appears to be one of four players leaving the club.

I missed this a couple weeks ago but Daniel Cuevas has left Santos Laguna (mainly their U-20 team) for Lobos Buap in the Ascenso MX (Mexico’s second division).

Jonathan Bornstein is headed to Club Atlante on loan.

Brian Sciaretta caught up with Josh Gatt to talk about his recovery from his ACL tear.  I know he had a knee injury, but I think this is the first time that it has been mentioned it was an ACL tear.  That said, sounds like he is close to returning to the field.

Here an ESPN FC story with some more quotes about Bob Bradley and his interest from Stabaek.

It looks like Celtic manager Neil Lennon was recently in Holland to watch Aron Johannsson.

ESPN FC’s Alex Labidou did a scouting breakdown on Mix Diskerud.

Leeds United has signed Gboly Ariyibi to a short-term deal.  Ariyibi is eligible to play for the US and was brought up through the Southampton youth acaedmy before being released this summer.

The USMNT have ended 2013 ranked No. 14 in the FIFA world rankings, up 14 spots from this time last year.  And for comparison sake, the US is also rated No. 13 in the Elo ratings (they were No. 25 after their last friendly in 2012).

 
Categories: Andrew Wooten, Aron Johannsson, Bob Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Daniel Cuevas, Gboly Ariyibi, Jonathan Bornstein, Josh Gatt, Mikkel Diskerud, US Men's National Team, Zarek Valentin
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Thursday morning linkage
   December 5, 2013 (12:42 AM) by Matt
 

The World Cup draw is on Friday (ESPN2′s coverage begins at 11:30 AM Eastern) and US Soccer has a quick little guide on how the process will work.  I have a feeling the US will be put in a tough group.  Ric Flair, your thoughts on this.

US Soccer put up a video of Jurgen Klinsmann reviewing 2013.  It was a pretty pretty good year if you ask me.

US Soccer has also teamed up with Nike to show off some pretty cool photos of the USMNT going through the Hex.

Mix Diskerud visited some schools in Jersey City to promote soccer.  Here is a video and a photo gallery of his trip.

Alejandro Bedoya scored a pretty bitchin’ goal the other day.  He also led the team in a post-game chant.

Brian Sciaretta gives us an injury update on Fabian Johnson’s ankle.  Here is also a Google-translated interview with Johnson.

Sticking with German-to-English translated articles/interviws, here is a two-pager about Julian Green.

In the who-knows-if-this-has-any-legs department, Valencia might be interested in Juan Agudelo.

Goal.com’s Paddy Higgs recently spoke to Joe Gyau.  Sounds like Gyau wants to stay in Germany if possible.

In case you missed it earlier this week, Will got an interview with Washington Husky goalkeeper Spencer Richey, so go check that out.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Johnson, Joe Gyau, Juan Agudelo, Julian Green, Mikkel Diskerud, US Men's National Team
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Rosenborg vs. Molde Highlights
   November 24, 2013 (12:58 PM) by Matt
 

Mix Diskerud scored a goal in Rosenborg’s 4-2 loss to Molde in the NM Cupen final today.  Here is Mix’s goal.

 
Categories: Highlights, Mikkel Diskerud
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Random links for Tuesday
   October 8, 2013 (12:04 AM) by Matt
 

If you haven’t noticed yet, we have one new addition to the site.  You can now take a look at the various jerseys worn by the USMNT throughout the years.  Some of those older photos are pretty cool.  Also, we are going to relaunch our Top 5 Lists series this week.  Howie has one that should be up later today or tomorrow and we will have other guest writers contributing to the series over the next few weeks.

I know there was some confusion about what channel/time for Friday’s qualifier against Jamaica, but it looks like it was finalized for 6:30 PM Eastern on ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas.

ESPN’s Alex Labidou has a story up on Mix Diskerud.  It also provides us this great stat.

He has never lost during his time as a senior U.S. national (his record in 11 caps is is 10-1-0) and hopes he can help lead the team to wins against Jamaica and Panama.

Even though most of his caps came in the latest not-as-strong Gold Cup, not too shabby.

While the US has continued to “win” the recent battles over dual-national players, Steven Beitashour has decided to play for Iran.

Want a video of Matt Besler making a 50-yard field goal?  Here you go.

Here is a transcript of Michael Bradley’s recent appearance on the BBC’s World Football podcast.  Not shocking, he is proud of his dad (and his mom).

As we posted sometime last week (at least the rumor), it looks like Jozy Altidore’s next manager at Sunderland will be Gus Poyet.  And right after I do this post, Sunderland has confirmed it.

Brek Shea and Maurice Edu put in another shift with Stoke City’s U-21 team in a 2-1 loss to Leicester City’s U-21 team on Monday.  Shea picked up an assist on Stoke City’s lone goal.

Brian Sciaretta caught up with US U-18 midfielder Kyle Scott to talk about life with Chelsea and his game.

And finally, this was brought to my attention yesterday and I thought I would pass it along as I am a fan of a few of these.  Mark Yesilevskiy, the guy that runs Lion Of Vienna Suite, has some pretty cool soccer prints for sale.

 
Categories: Brek Shea, Jozy Altidore, Kyle Scott, Matt Besler, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Mikkel Diskerud, Steven Beitashour, US Men's National Team
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