Some links from the last couple of days.
The US U-17 team won their third straight game of the CONCACAF U-17 Championship over Guatemala yesterday. Here are some highlights while here are some photos. With nine points through three games, the US can clinch the group and a spot at the FIFA U-17 World Cup with a win over Honduras on Sunday even though they have one more group stage game after that.
We didn’t have any injuries this week, but we had a few goals from some not-so-usual suspects during the midweek games. As always, Roderick has you covered on what happened with The OT Report.
As for some highlights from the past week. Adam Henley scored his first professional goal (highlights). Amando Moreno scored another goal in Copa MX action (highlights). And fresh off his USMNT call-up in January, Julio Morales scored in Copa MX action (highlights).
Conor O’Brien was also credited with an assist this week, but the site that I have been able to get Austrian highlights in the past changed their settings and won’t allow the video player to start for people outside Austria. We also had some other goals this week that don’t have highlights yet, but you can always follow along with our goal tracker.
Speaking of Copa MX, the group stage finished up this past week and the quarterfinals have been figured out. The Tijuana contingent earned the #1 seed and will take on Gabriel Farfan and Chiapas. Everyone’s favorite left back Jonathan Bornstein and Queretaro are the #4 seed and will take on Chivas. Herculez Gomez, Michael Orozco and Puebla are the #2 seed and take on Merida. And Alonso Hernandez and Monterrey (#3 seed) will face UAT.
The first leg of the FA Youth Cup semifinals were this week with Cameron Carter-Vickers’ Tottenham squad winning the first game, 2-0, over Kyle Scott and Chelsea. By a lot of accounts, CCV was one of the best players on the field. Carter-Vickers was also on the cover of the match program this week. And here is a post-game video interview with CCV.
Sticking with Cameron Carter-Vickers for a second, here is an article from The Telegraph on Tottenham’s youth with Carter-Vickers getting some love.
Continuing with the hyphenated centerbacks, it looks like there is a good chance that Erik Palmer-Brown is headed to Juventus.
In his second game since going out on loan, Lynden Gooch scored a goal and was named Man of the Match in Gateshead’s 3-1 win over Wrexham earlier this week.
Friend of the site Jon Arnold was in Mexico City this week for Club America’s CONCACAF Champions League win over Saprissa. After seeing Ventura Alvarado in the flesh, he wrote some words on the centerback.
Herbert Robinson trained with Santos Laguna’s first team this week.
FC Anyang officially announced the loan deal for Philadelphia Union defender Austin Berry.
There was some chatter this week that Bob Bradley was in the running for Aston Villa’s director of football position, but his agent squashed that thought.
New York Red Bulls second round (Super!) draft pick Stefano Bonomo looks to be in Italy on trial with SPAL.
Björn Maars Johnsen had scored 14 goals in 27 games for Atlético CP in Portugal this season, but he appears to be with Lovech in Bulgaria now. For those out of the loop, he was born in North Carolina but grew up in Norway.
Brian Sciaretta talked to Desevio Payne this week about making his Eredivisie debut.
Here is an interview with SC Freiburg’s Ethan Sonis.
And finally, to end on a light note, here is a great video of Jermaine Jones struggling to name 1990s MLS logos.