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Bodø / Glimt vs. Stabæk Highlights
   November 8, 2015 (8:12 PM) by Matt Benson

It was Bob Bradley’s last game as manager with Stabæk, but Zarek Valentin, Danny Cruz and Bodø / Glimt played spoilers in a 6-1 win with Cruz assisting on Bodø / Glimt’s fifth goal.  Here are some highlights with Cruz’s assist coming at the 4:25 mark.

Categories: Cole Grossman, Danny Cruz, Highlights, Zarek Valentin
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Bodø / Glimt vs. Start Highlights
   August 9, 2015 (4:16 PM) by Matt Benson

Zarek Valentin (started and went 90), Danny Cruz (came off the bench for four minutes) and Bodø / Glimt defeated Start, 5-1, on Sunday.  Valentin also assisted on Bodø / Glimt’s first goal of the game.  Here is a link to the highlights (can’t embed them) or check out Valentin’s assist (and fist pump) below in GIF form.

Categories: Danny Cruz, Highlights, Zarek Valentin
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Bodø / Glimt vs. Molde Highlights
   July 18, 2015 (1:20 PM) by Matt Benson

In a game that saw three Americans play, Zarek Valentin (full 90) scored a goal and Danny Cruz came off the bench for 10 minutes in Bodø / Glimt’s 2-1 win over Ethan Horvath and Molde FK.  Here are some highlights with Valentin’s goal coming at the 1:00 mark.

Categories: Danny Cruz, Ethan Horvath, Highlights, Zarek Valentin

Bodø / Glimt vs. Mjøndalen Highlights
   June 2, 2015 (2:24 PM) by Matt Benson

Danny Cruz scored a goal and assisted on another over the weekend in Bodø / Glimt’s 5-1 win over Mjøndalen.  Zarek Valentin also went 90 for Bodø / Glimt while Rhett Bernstein went 90 for Mjøndalen.  Here are some highlights with Cruz’s assist coming at the 1:40 mark and his goal at the 2:45 mark.

Categories: Danny Cruz, Highlights, Rhett Bernstein, Zarek Valentin
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Bodø / Glimt vs. IK Start Highlights
   May 13, 2015 (6:23 PM) by Matt Benson

Danny Cruz and Zarek Valentin both started for Bodø / Glimt today in a 1-1 draw to IK Start.  Cruz scored the opening goal of the game, which was assisted by Valentin.  Alex DeJohn also went 90 for Start.  Here are some highlights with Cruz’s goal coming at the 0:55 mark.

Categories: Alex DeJohn, Danny Cruz, Highlights, Zarek Valentin
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Seis de Mayo links
   May 6, 2015 (12:19 AM) by Matt Benson

Had one too many margaritas last night?  Nothing a few links can’t help.

As Howie posted yesterday, Birmingham City is letting Will Packwood go while offering Jonathan Spector a new contract.

I posted a couple tidbits on the USMNT, U-23 and U-17 teams earlier this week but I also forgot to include that the U-23 team will be holding a camp in England in September.  They will play friendlies against England and Qatar during the camp.

Jordan Morris made an appearance on the Men in Blazers podcast last and it was enjoyable.

The biggest smile you have ever seen on Michael Bradley?

Edgar Castillo made ESPN’s Liga MX Team of the Weekend.

The Guardian’s Jack Kerr interviewed Fabian Johnson.

According to Terrence Boyd’s Instagram, he is having minor surgery this week to remove a cyst from his calf and to clean out his knee.

It looks like Fulham (and Emerson Hyndman) will be wearing a 1975 FA Cup Final inspired shirt next year.  I believe this is the first collar on a Fulham shirt since 2007-08.

Amando Moreno really wants to make the U-20 World Cup roster as he scored two goals last Friday and followed that up with another goal yesterday with Tijuana’s U-20 team.

Marc Pelosi did not play with Liverpool’s U-21 team last week because he got to train with the senior team.

And it looks like Liverpool might have their eyes on another American youth player in Adolfo Trujillo.

Fox Sports is expected to land the TV rights to next year’s Copa América Centenario.

Danny Cruz might need to borrow Mike Conley’s mask at the current rate of getting cleats to the face this past week.

J.R. Eskilson spoke to Sam Strong about how an encounter with Jurgen Klinsmann in an airport helped him get his US U-23 call-up last month.

Steven Goff is hearing that Duke product Jeremy Ebobisse and Virginia’s Jake Rozhansky are headed to Europe for some trials.

I recently learned of another former US Soccer Development Academy player in Germany.  Faisal Almubaslat is a 17-year-old winger at Tennis Borussia Berlin playing with their U-17 team in the B-Junioren Bundesliga Nord/Nordost.  He had a few goals and assists in April as you can see in these highlights against RB Leipzig and Concordia Hamburg.

And finally, a little plug for our goal tracker.  There have been a lot of goals, especially in lower leagues, as of late and it will keep you up to date with who is scoring (and links to highlights when available).

Categories: Adolfo Trujillo, Amando Moreno, Danny Cruz, Edgar Castillo, Emerson Hyndman, Fabian Johnson, Faisal Almubaslat, Jake Rozhansky, Jeremy Ebobisse, Jonathan Spector, Jordan Morris, Marc Pelosi, Michael Bradley, Samuel Strong, Terrence Boyd, US U-23 National Team, Will Packwood
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Bodø / Glimt vs. Haugesund Highlights
   April 30, 2015 (2:06 PM) by Matt Benson

Zarek Valentin went the full 90 minutes and recorded an assist while Danny Cruz came off the bench in his debut and picked up a yellow card in Bodø / Glimt’s 2-1 loss to Haugesund in Norway on Thursday.  Here are the highlights (can’t embed them) with Valentin’s assist in GIF form below.

Categories: Danny Cruz, Highlights, Zarek Valentin
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Post green beer hangover links
   March 18, 2015 (1:12 AM) by Matt Benson

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.


Categories: A.J. Soares, Andrew Sousa, Andrija Novakovich, Danny Cruz, Danny Williams, DeAndre Yedlin, Gedion Zelalem, Greg Garza, Jake Keegan, Jerome Kiesewetter, Jozy Altidore, Marc Pelosi, Matt Pyzdrowski, McKinzie Gaines, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, US U-23 National Team, Ventura Alvarado, Will Packwood, William Yarbrough, Zarek Valentin