Here are a few links to start your week.
Aron Johannsson has been ruled out for Tuesday’s game with a toe infection. Jordan Morris has been called in from the US U-23 team in Bosnia to replace him.
Jurgen Klinsmann told ESPN’s Doug McIntyre that he plans on calling in the Euro-based players for the June friendlies against Germany and Netherlands even though most of the European seasons end in early May and the Gold Cup is not until July. So much for any vacation.
Normally a wing player for the US but he plays centrally at the club level, Alejandro Bedoya is willing to play wherever on the field for the USMNT.
The US finally found out its first opponent of the Gold Cup as Honduras overcame a 3-1 first leg deficit to beat French Guiana 4-3 aggregate. The US will face Honduras at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas on July 7.
Here are highlights of the US U-23’s 5-2 win over Bosnia from Friday. And here are some photos from training with the U-23ers.
The US U-23 team will be taking on Mexico’s U-23 team at the StubHub Center on Wednesday, April 22. Tickets will go on sale this Thursday. I might have to pick up a ticket for this.
The U-20 team lost their game against England’s U-21 team, 2-1, on Sunday. Here is the game report. Hopefully the highlights will become available in the next couple of days.
In case you missed it, Freddy Adu signed with Finnish side KuPS. He won’t be the only American at the club as former New England Revolution defender Stephen McCarthy signed with the club in January.
Also in Finland, former Santa Clara forward Harrison Hanley signed with Mikkelin Palloilijat. He has already played in a couple Suomen Cup matches.
Chris Tsonis was last seen in Iceland with Fjölnir last season but he is now with USL’s New York Red Bulls II.
Devann Yao scored a goal and had an assist in Neustrelitz’s 2-0 win over Greifswalder SV in the semifinals of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Regional Cup last week.
Luca de la Torre scored two goals with Fulham’s U-18 team this weekend. Still looking for highlights of the brace.
US U-17 forward Haji Wright has trained/trialed with some teams in Europe over the last two years but it looks like he is going to sign with the New York Cosmos.
Quentin Westberg finally found a new home in Norway with Sarpsborg 08.
Caleb Stanko looks like he is getting closer to returning to the field/training after tearing his ACL in 2014.
Want some more Google-translated interviews? Here is one with Devante Parker.
And finally, it looks like a couple Americans (Tomas Buchmiller and Samuel Strong) are on trial with Eintracht Frankfurt.