Work has been pretty busy for me over the last week so I haven’t done a links post in a while. That said, a bunch of goodies for you while you wait that green beer hangover out.
Two US female goalkeepers squared off against each other in UEFA Women’s Champions League last October so Will decided to have a chat with both of them to find out more.
Missed out on the weekend’s games? Roderick has you covered.
US Soccer is about to have a busy next couple of weeks with the USMNT, U-23 and U-20 teams all having camps and friendlies throughout Europe. It looks like we should expect to see the various rosters over the weekend.
While we wait for the rosters, a bunch of names are kind of leaking out. Thanks to Birmingham City’s site, we know that Will Packwood is going to be with the U-23 team. Brian Sciaretta is also hearing that Jerome Kiesewetter will be with the U-23s, while Andrija Novakovich will be with the U-20s. And while there has been speculation that Jurgen Klinsmann is going to call in Ventura Alvarado with the MNTers, there is at least one report of Leon goalkeeper William Yarbrough being called in as well.
We are still waiting for Gedion Zelalem’s waiver to go through with FIFA, but he has been called in by Germany’s U-18 team. He has turned them down in the past and hopefully he does again.
Speaking of rosters, here is Denmark’s roster for the USMNT friendly.
If you hate yourself, here is another (and new) story on Jurgen Klinsmann and fitness.
Will Packwood scored his first professional goal yesterday in Cheltenham Town’s 2-2 draw to Portsmouth (highlights). He had to be subbed out due to some kind of injury, but he tweeted after the game that he is “feeling groggy” but is OK.
DeAndre Yedlin is back on the field and played with Tottenham’s U-21 team on Monday. Here is a photo of him in action.
Andrija Novakovich made his debut with Reading’s senior team over the weekend in Reading’s 4-1 loss at Watford. Here is a photo of Novakovich about to come onto the field.
Reading and Danny Williams (went the full 90) won their FA Cup 6th round replay over Bradford City on Monday. Reading is headed to the FA Cup semis for the first time since 1927.
Klinsi was impressed with Jozy Altidore’s Toronto FC debut.
I see you, Greg Garza.
A.J. Soares is going to be out 6-8 weeks after picking up a knee injury in training.
According to this report out of Philadelphia, Union midfielder Danny Cruz is headed to Norway to go on a season-long loan with Bodø/Glimt. If true, he will become teammates with Zarek Valentin.
Greg Seltzer caught up with Helsingborgs IF goalkeeper Matt Pyzdrowski.
Galway United forward Jake Keegan was on Goal’s League of Ireland GoalMouth podcast last week. He also spoke to Brian Sciaretta.
AZ Alkmaar have brought on Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane as an advisor. I think I read the word “moneyball” in every tweet yesterday mentioning this news.
Here is a story from last week on Marc Pelosi and his return to the field over the last year.
Andrew Sousa and Ryan Maduro were both in Iceland last season with Fylkir and now both are returning to the US with the Rhode Island Oceaneers.
According to Will Parchman, US U-17 winger McKinzie Gaines is headed to Germany to trial with Wolfsburg.
And finally, FIFA announced the stadiums that will be used at the 2016 Olympics and somehow Arena da Amazônia in Manaus made the cut as one of the seven stadiums. I still remember drinking two full glasses of water while just walking to my seat in the upper deck. It was such a furnace. I did snap this nice photo.