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Tuesday morning links
   September 1, 2015 (12:06 AM) by Matt Benson
 

We have reached the international week and the US has its last two friendlies before the CONCACAF Cup (more on that later).  Here is the roster Jurgen Klinsmann has called in for the friendlies, which is heavy on center backs.

You might have noticed that Timothy Chandler and DaMarcus Beasley were both absent from that roster and that is because they are both hurt and Chandler is going to be out for a while.

One player seeking his first cap is the Wooten Clan, Andrew Wooten.  Brian Sciaretta has some more on him.

While Clint Dempsey is not joining the team until the second game, Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid thinks it is not a given that Dempsey will play with the US due to his hamstring injury.

Brian Straus has a piece up on SI.com on the current roster.

Some of the players went sightseeing yesterday.

Roughly 24,500 tickets have been sold for Friday’s friendly against Peru.

While CONCACAF has cut ties with Traffic Sports, it has partnered with SUM (Soccer United Marketing) to serve as commercial representative for the CONCACAF Cup, which is apparently the new name for the Confederations Cup playoff game.

The US is expected to have a friendly against Costa Rica after the CONCACAF Cup, although a venue hasn’t been selected yet.

Jordan Morris is getting back into form just in time for the CONCACAF Cup.

Darlington Nagbe is expected to become a US citizen in September (he is taking his naturalization test on September 10).

The US U-23 team is in England this week and you can check out that roster here.  US Soccer’s Twitter account has posted a couple photos from the camp (here and here).

The US U-20 team is also beginning a new cycle this month with a tournament in Serbia.  This current roster features two players who play abroad in Hannover 96’s Abuchi Obinwa and Chelsea’s Kyle Scott.

The end of the transfer window for most of Europe is upon us and a couple players have new teams while a couple others are still with their current teams when people thought they would be leaving.

DeAndre Yedlin is still with Tottenham at the moment despite loan interest from various teams across Europe, although signs point towards him ending up somewhere on loan.  My guess at this point would be a loan deal with some team in the English League Championship.

Fulham have decided to keep Emerson Hyndman despite several offers for the US U-23 midfielder.  While he has not featured for the Cottagers this season, he could also go out on loan to another English team.

Remember when the Colorado Rapids oddly sold Shane O’Neill to a team in Cyprus earlier this summer?  Well he has been oddly sold again this month to Belgian Jupiler Pro League side Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz after not appearing in any games for Apollon Limassol.

Bobby Warshaw has left Bærum in Norway for fellow OBOS-ligaen side Hønefoss.  He has already played in two games for Hønefoss over the last two weekends.

Conor O’Brien has a new home and it is with AC Horsens in the Danish 1st Division (second tier).

After six seasons with Helmond Sport, Charles Kazlauskas is now with De Treffers in the Dutch Topklasse (third tier).

The New York Times’ Sam Borden wrote some words on Ben Lederman’s situation at Barcelona.

We had some goals this past weekend.  Aron Johannsson opened up his account at Werder Bremen.  This is actually from last week, but Austin Berry scored his first goal in South Korea.  Christian Eissele now has four goals in four games since returning to Finland after scoring this past weekend.  Our updated goal tracker also has some info on other goals scored this past weekend, including three Americans all scoring for the same team in Malta.

We also had some assists this past weekend from some hype trains.  Gedion Zelalem looks like he is going to do well in Scotland and assisted on another goal.  Here is also a press conference from last week featuring him.  At the U19 level, Christian Pulisic assisted on a goal for Borussia Dortmund.

And no highlights of this one, but Maki Tall had a goal and an assist for FC Sion’s U21 team in a scrimmage.

And finally, Shaquell Moore made his first start for Huracán Valencia this past weekend, going 78 minutes and picking up a yellow card in a 1-1 draw to Valencia II.

 
Categories: Abuchi Obinwa, Andrew Wooten, Aron Johannsson, Austin Berry, Ben Lederman, Bobby Warshaw, Charles Kazlauskas, Christian Eissele, Christian Pulisic, Clint Dempsey, Conor O'Brien, DaMarcus Beasley, Darlington Nagbe, DeAndre Yedlin, Emerson Hyndman, Gedion Zelalem, Jordan Morris, Kyle Scott, Maki Tall, Shane O'Neill, Shaquell Moore, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, US U-23 National Team
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Keeping updated on player movement in lower leagues
   April 7, 2015 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

While most people are aware when the Freddy Adu’s of the world make a transfer, there have been a lot of moves made at the lower leagues involving Americans over the last couple months.  With the help with David (who helps me on a lot of the behind the scenes stuff), here are some of the moves we do know with a bunch of the Scandinavian leagues set to kickoff in the next couple weeks.

Paul Torres was at Landskrona in Sweden last season and now he is with Sandnes Ulf in Norway.

As for another player leaving Sweden, Andy Lorei scored a couple goals for Bodens BK last season, but he has returned to the US and has signed with the Tulsa Roughnecks.

Lorei isn’t the only player returning to the US.  Kevin Sawchak has signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks after bouncing around Finland since 2011, spending his last season with the always fun named KooTeePee.

Taylor University product Matt Poland has signed with Finnish side Sporting Kristina.  And it looks like ex-USL Pro winger Tyrone Hall is also on the team.

Going back to Sweden, Sandvikens IF have recently signed Chris Harris.  Looking at their roster, you will also see they have fellow Americans Adam Kelemet, Anthony Allison and Seth Rudolph.

Want another smaller team with a bunch of Americans?  I was already aware that US U-23 potential goalkeeper Tyler Miller was at SVN Zweibrücken in Germny, but they also have Americans Jimmy Lannon and Evin Nadaner.  I remember when Lannon was at FC Lustenau in Austira, but it looks like he also had a stop with German side 1.FCA Darmstadt in between.

Staying in Germany, Nigerian-American Abuchi Obinwa has been promoted from Hannover 96’s U-19 team to their U-23 team recently as he made a bench appearance in a Regionalliga game at the end of March.

Also in the Regionalliga, defensive midfield Jonathan Koshko signed with Wormatia Worms back in February.  It looks like he was also at 1.FCA Darmstadt with Jimmy Lannon at one point.

Want to cheer for a player in the Faroe Islands Premier League?  Mayowa Alli has you covered.  He was last seen at Vendsyssel FF in Denmark but he is now out on loan to KÍ Klaksvík.

For all you Armenian Premier League die-hards, you are well aware that Bryan de la Fuente is on Ararat Yerevan (duh?!).  He is now joined by Moises Orozco and Victor Garza.

For those of you that remember the run up to the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, Jay Denny was a midfielder who captained the US U-20 team a couple times but missed out on the tournament due to commitments at Stoke City (that is what wiki tells me).  Since then, he has bounced around various teams in the lower levels of England and he has recently signed with Conference National side Worcester City.  This will be his second stint with the Faithful after playing in two games with them in 2012-13.

This is a shout-out to OT reader Trent who loves himself some Irish soccer and now he was a new player to keep track of in forward Michael Lyons who signed with Irish First Division side Cabinteely.

And finally, for those of you running the J.C. Mack fan club, I don’t know exactly where he is, but he played in a game with Jaro in Finland in February and was last seen on trial with Dalkurd FF in Sweden in March.

With the Scandinavian leagues starting up over the next couple weeks, I am sure we will find out about more guys popping up on random teams.

 
Categories: Abuchi Obinwa, Adam Kelemet, Andy Lorei, Anthony Allison, Bryan de la Fuente, Chris Harris, Evin Nadaner, J.C. Mack, Jay Denny, Jimmy Lannon, Kevin Sawchak, Matt Poland, Mayowa Alli, Michael Lyons, Moises Orozco, Paul Torres, Seth Rudolph, Tyler Miller, Tyrone Hall, Victor Garza
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