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As for some in-house linkage, our Will looked at another Will(iam)’s last two games at goalkeeper.
With the Norwegian Tippeligaen starting up next week, RJ caught up with Alex DeJohn to talk about his career and his move to IK Start.
While it might have been an international break, some lower level leagues kept chugging along and Roderick has you covered with what you missed over the week.
We did have one goal this week and it came from Duane Holmes (highlights).
US Soccer finally put up the US U-20 highlights from their 2-1 loss to England’s U-21 team from the weekend.
The goal scorer in that game was Maki Tall and he talked to Brian Sciaretta this week.
One thing that has been overlooked by many, myself included, until the guys over at Total Soccer Show (I’m guessing Daryl?) pointed out that Jozy Altidore will have to miss the Mexico friendly due to his red card against Switzerland. I’m guessing most forgot about this since we haven’t had a red card in a friendly since January of 2012. While I thought it was stupid on Jozy’s part and also pretty harsh by the ref, Alejandro Bedoya told Doug McIntyre after the game that the ref had warned Jozy at halftime about the language.
Who wants some Freddy Adu hot links? He was introduced to the press yesterday and you can watch it here. One of the interesting tidbits to come from it (and not that shocking with some of the lower leagues), he hasn’t been paid his salary by FK Jagodina in Serbia. And I am doing my best from buying his jersey, but think about all the soccer hipster points you would get for it.
Roderick covered these in The OT Report, but a couple injury updates. Zak Whitbread is one of a few injured Derby County players the team is hoping to get back on the field following the international break. He has been out for a while with back and hamstring issues.
And Bobby Wood may be available to return this weekend in Erzgebirge Aue’s game against 1860 Munich.
Club Tijuana’s website has a story up with Paul Arriola and John Requejo Jr. following their trip to England with the US U-20 team.
Bobby Warshaw wrote some words on trying to figure out the mindset of Jurgen Klinsmann.
And let’s end this with some lower league transfer news.
Goalkeeper Keith Cardona is returning to the US after signing with NASL’s Indy Eleven. Cardona spent 2014 in Austria with FC Leifering.
And while one player is returning, Creighton product David Abidor is headed to Sweden after signing with Division 1 (third tier) side Dalkurd FF.