Recent Posts



Matt's Twitter Account

Howie's Twitter Account

Will's Twitter Account

John's Twitter Account

Roderick's Twitter Account

RJ's Twitter Account



Archive for the ‘Anton Peterlin’ Category

A plethora of links for Friday
   August 7, 2015 (1:11 AM) by Matt Benson

A bunch of stuff before the weekend.

FIFA held the draw for the U-17 World Cup yesterday and the US is in a tough group.  That said, they have played Croatia and Chile already during this cycle and did alright.

The US moved up from #34 to #29 in the latest FIFA world rankings.

US Soccer might be getting a new crest in 2016.  From what I can see online, a lot of people think it is better than the old crest but nothing special.  I like it.

Nothing official has been announced yet, but it looks like the Confederations Cup playoff game is going to move from Friday, October 9 to Saturday, October 10.  I hope it doesn’t as I likely can’t go on Saturday, but can on Friday.  Also, if you have any extra money or are looking for a cool cause to donate to, help send some veterans to the game.

Aron Johannsson made the move to Werder Bremen earlier this week.  He will be wearing #9.

Over at Fulhamerica, Emerson Hyndman has turned down some contract extension offers from the SW6 club, while Luca de la Torre has signed his first professional contract with the club.

Staying in West London, QPR has made a couple unsuccessful offers to Bolton for Tim Ream.

The New England Revolution are being linked to centerback Zak Whitbread.  Whitbread is currently a free agent.

Eintracht Frankfurt manager Armin Veh doesn’t like Timothy Chandler playing for the USMNT.

Eric Lichaj told Nottingham Forest’s website last week that he is not focused on playing for the USMNT (if Klinsi knew he existed).

Galway United released Kevin Garcia last week.

This is from earlier in the week, but Howie updated a couple transfer things, including Cesar Romero signing with FK Vardar of FYR Macedonia.

We have a Anton Peterlin sighting!  He is now with Boldklubben af 1893 of the Danish third division.  No word if the club has any interest in Cody Arnoux (that joke is for Howie and like three other people who might get it).

Tyrone McCargo is back in Germany with SV Wacker Nürnberg after a season in Austria with SK Austria Klagenfurt.

Brown product Daniel Taylor has signed with Acharnaikos in Greece.  While recent Georgetown graduate Austin Martz has signed with Pembroke Athleta in Malta.

Top Drawer Soccer’s J.R. Eskilson has been killing it the past couple weeks with a bunch of information on youth players training/trailing throughout Europe (here and here).

Categories: Anton Peterlin, Aron Johannsson, Austin Martz, Cesar Romero, Daniel Taylor, Emerson Hyndman, Eric Lichaj, Kevin Garcia, Luca de la Torre, Tim Ream, Timothy Chandler, Tyrone McCargo, US Men's National Team, US U-17 National Team, Zak Whitbread
No Comments

Tuesday morning links
   April 22, 2014 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson

Lots of stuff going on with the site in the last 48 hours.

We had a bunch of goals this past weekend which led to a lot of highlights.  As always, you can follow along with our goal tracker.  Terrence Boyd’s first goal is probably my favorite of the bunch from the weekend.

We also had a bunch of guys see the field on Monday, including two goals in the lower leagues in Denmark and Norway.  One of those goal scorers, Anton Peterlin, popped up in the third tier in Denmark, while Christian Eissele made his Swedish debut with IK Brage.

Howie went all Robert Stack on Monday and solved some mysteries on some former US youth national team players like Alex Molano and Vincenzo Bernardo.  Basically they are re-emerging in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).

Josh Deaver got some words from Tab Ramos and a couple of players following the US U-20’s 2-0 loss to River Plate on Sunday.  Ramos was happy with the tournament as a whole despite the loss in the final.  Here are some GIF/highlights from the loss to River Plate.

Brian Sciaretta also talked to Paul Arriola and Emerson Hyndman last week during the Dallas Cup.  Arriola missed the final since he had to go back to Tijuana early.

Ramos is now headed to California to oversee the US U-21 camp this week.  The 21-man roster is now down to 19 as Luis Gil and Wil Trapp have been ruled out due to small injuries.  The U-21 team will also play a friendly against Club Tijuana (I’m assuming a youth team) on Wednesday.

Steven Goff gives us a few updates on the USMNT World Cup training camp.  The first provisional roster (30 players) is due to FIFA by May 12, while Jurgen Klinsmann is expecting to invite 26-28 players to the camp at Stanford University.  Players will report to Palo Alto by May 14.

Ticket sales for the US-Nigeria friendly in Jacksonville have surpassed 20,000.

While I prefer the Studio 90 videos (which they seem to do less of nowadays), the latest “Road to the Roster” podcast is up.  Klinsmann discusses strikers and the upcoming camp among other things.

Landon Donovan apparently did a bunch of interviews last week as here is one with and one with Mashable.

John Brooks went through “back tattoo”-gate last week, but he appeared in the starting lineup this past weekend (and a good chance the rest of the season) due to a season-ending injury to Fabian Lustenberger.

Jimmy Conrad went to Germany and did some fun things, including speaking to Bobby Wood (around the 5:00 mark).  And Bayern Munich’s Mattias Sammer talks about Julian Green around the 10:25 mark of this video.

Junior Flores scored a goal with Borussia Dortmund’s U-19 team against Japan this past weekend at the U19 Champions Trophy.  It also sounds like he had a couple assists in other games in the tournament.

A new dual national youth player to keep an eye on, Australian A-League side Wellington Phoenix’s Tyler Boyd.

Categories: Anton Peterlin, Bobby Wood, Christian Eissele, Emerson Hyndman, John Brooks, Julian Green, Junior Flores, Landon Donovan, Luis Gil, Paul Arriola, Terrence Boyd, Tyler Boyd, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, US U-21 National Team, Wil Trapp

We are talking USMNT roster links
   March 19, 2013 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson

So good ol’ Klnisi named his 23 players for the upcoming qualifiers yesterday.  And boy is that back line inexperienced.  In the official release by US Soccer, it lists the sad list of injuries.

The U.S. team has been hit with a rash of injuries as eight players are unavailable for the matches. Edgar Castillo (facial fractures), Timmy Chandler (hamstring), Steve Cherundolo (knee), Tim Howard (back), Fabian Johnson (hip), Jonathan Spector (ankle), Jose Torres (hamstring) and Danny Williams (illness).

Brek Shea has been called in, but he claims that his foot is not fully healed.  And it looks like Jonathan Spector, who would be very helpful in the back right now, was headed to Denver until injuring his ankle this weekend.

Klinsmann spoke to the press following the roster release.

Nick Firchau is reporting that Brian McBride will be in Denver until Wednesday helping out with the team (coaching, not playing, although I bet he could still be helpful……FYI, I am/was a big McBride fan).

Tyson Hilgenberg looks at the relationship between MLS and the USMNT.

Want to see some highlights of the US’ 3-2 win over Costa Rica from 1991?  Why not.

How about a photo of the three Americans at Club Tijuana in the centennial kit?  Sure.

As for some U-20 stuff, Will Packwood is down to one crutch and will be back to walking in the next couple weeks.  And Brian Sciaretta caught up with midfielder Mikey Lopez.

Even though he hasn’t played in a long time, Bolton manager Dougie Freedman thinks Tim Ream has a future at the club.

Ross Dunbar writes about dual citizen Shawn Parker and his rising stock.  When it is all said and done, my “I know nothing behind the scenes and this is a total guess” hunch says he sticks with Germany.

It looks like Fred Adu (Howie likes to call him Fred instead of Freddy since he is not 15 anymore) is headed to Brazil.  If the deal goes through, that would be nine different clubs in six different countries over the last seven years.

And we end with a Anton Peterlin sighting!  He appears to be headed to Denmark to third tier side HIK.

Categories: Anton Peterlin, Brek Shea, Edgar Castillo, Freddy Adu, Greg Garza, Joe Corona, Shawn Parker, Tim Ream, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood
1 Comment

Late night hump day link action
   August 22, 2012 (10:33 PM) by Matt Benson

I am sure that post title will attract some fun Google search key words.

The big news of the day was BeIN Sport announcing that it bought the TV rights to all the US road World Cup qualifiers (minus the potential game against Mexico at Azteca in the Hex) for the rest of this cycle.  BeIN Sport is the new Al-Jazeera backed TV station which has been buying up all of GolTV’s old rights (i.e. La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1).  This means no more PPV/closed circuit games for the US during qualification.  BeIN Sport is already on DirecTV and Dish Network and hopefully should be picked up by cable providers in the future (I am looking at you Time Warner Cable).  Steven Goff has all the details right here, plus some other information on the upcoming September camp.

A couple days after Rangers manager Ally McCoist claimed that Ipswich Town made a bid on Maurice Edu, Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell denied the claim.

Brian Straus recently caught up with Jozy Altidore about his great start to the season.

Birmingham City manager Lee Clark had some nice words about Jonathan Spector and Will Packwood.

I am a week late on this, but Sporting CP have left Oguchi Onyewu off their Europa League roster and there is some speculation that he could be on his way out of the club.

Marcus Hahnemann was on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast radio show earlier today and claimed that he is in the process of moving his family to Seattle.  No word if he is done playing or if he has another job lined up.

Greg Seltzer decided to make some bold predictions on some Americans in Europe for this season.

Tom Marshall is reporting that the USMNT might be looking at Mexican-American goalkeeper Cirilo Saucedo who currently plays at Club Tijuana.

Sticking with goalkeepers, Matt Pyzdrowski has been missing time with Swedish side Angelholms FF due to a concussion and now he has been ruled out for the rest of the season.  His latest concussion was his third in the last six months.  He made a statement, which you can read right here.

After a couple trials across England/Scotland the past couple months, Anton Peterlin is now back in the US and on trial with the Colorado Rapids.

While Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht lost in Champions League action on Tuesday, Bryan Gerzicich’s Ironi Kiryat Shmona lost 2-0 to BATE, but Gerzicich did not play due to a torn meniscus.

Categories: Anton Peterlin, Bryan Gerzicich, Cirilo Saucedo, Jonathan Spector, Jozy Altidore, Marcus Hahnemann, Matt Pyzdrowski, Maurice Edu, Oguchi Onyewu, Sacha Kljestan, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood
1 Comment

Unofficial Official OT’ers in England Prediction Time
   August 17, 2012 (3:34 PM) by Howie Michaels

Predict the following questions for various Americans in England in the unofficially official contest:

Brad Friedel, Totenham:
Totenham: Champions League, Europa League, or neither?
Yes/No: Does Fridel’s consecutive starts streak (a record 314 matches, meaning he could hit 350 this season) end?

Clint Dempsey, Fulham (?)
Who does Clint Dempsey wind up playing for?
Regardless of club, over/under on:
– 14.5 EPL goals (17 last year)
– 19.5 all competition goals (23 last year)

Geoff Cameron, Stoke City
–          15.5 starts (league only)
–          24.5 appearances (league only)
Does Cameron play more minutes at central defense or at defensive midfielder?

Brad Guzan, Aston Villa
Does Guzan make more appearances for Villa or for a hypothetical loan destination?
Which number will be greatest: Guzan cup appearances, Guzan league appearances, or Guzan national team callus?

Tim Howard, Everton
Yes/No: Everton: Europa League qualifiers?
Which Liverpool club finishes higher in 2012-13, Liverpool or Everton?

Eric Lichaj, Aston Villa
–          17.5 starts (league only)
–          26.5 appearances (league only)
Yes/No: Is Aston Villa safe from relegation entering Survival Sunday?

Tim Ream, Bolton Wanderers
National team caps through May 2013: over/under of 1.5?
Bolton: promoted, promotion playoffs, or outside promotion playoffs?

Stuart Holden, Bolton Wanderers
Over/under: September 15 for Stu’s first start (under is before [ie., if he starts August 25, say under])
–          22.5 starts
–          2.5 goals
–          5.5 matches missed due to injury

Jonathan Spector, Birmingham City
Birmingham: promoted, promotion playoffs, or outside promotion playoffs?
Most minutes: rightback, central midfield, or other?

Will Packwood, Birmingham City
–          5.5 league appearacnes
–          8.5 overall appearances
U-20s:  U-20 World Cup knockout rounds, U-20 World Cup group stage, or another DNQ?

Robbie Findley, Notthingham Forest
Over/under: 3.5 goals (3 last year)
Nottingham Forest: promotion playoffs contender, mid-table, barely surviving, or relegated (19th last year)?

Zak Whitbread, Leicester City
Over/under: 20.5 league appearances
Over/under: 2.5 different reported injuries (must be separated by at least 2 games)

Robbie Rogers, Leeds United
Transfer result: Championship club, League One club, League Two club, or still with Leeds?
Does he score a goal this year wherever he lands?

Conor Doyle, Derby County
–          5.5 appearances (six last year)
–          0.5 goals (zero for career)
Doyle’s club after this year is __________.

Adam Henley, Blackburn Rovers
–          10.5 appearances league appearances (seven last year)
–          13.5 overall appearances (seven last year)
In May 2013, is Adam Henley American, Welsh, or still undecided?

Jon-Paul Pittman, Oxford United
–          2.5 goals (3 last year)
–          15.5 appearances (15 last year)

Mike Grella, Scunthorpe United
–          15.5 league appearances (13 last year between Brentford and Bury)
–          3.5 league goals (4 last year total)
Yes/No: Is Grella still with Scunthorpe at season’s end? In August 2013?

Do the following players find a club in England?
–          Jemal Johnson
–          Marcus Hahnemann
–          Anton Peterlin
–          Cody Cropper
Over/Under on 1.5 Americans winding up in England in January (transfers & MLS free agents)

Categories: Adam Henley, Anton Peterlin, Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan, Clint Dempsey, Cody Cropper, Geoff Cameron, Jemal Johnson, Jon-Paul Pittman, Jonathan Spector, Marcus Hahnemann, Mike Grella, Robbie Findley, Robbie Rogers, Stuart Holden, Tim Howard, Tim Ream, Will Packwood, Zak Whitbread

Stuff for Friday night
   August 10, 2012 (9:11 PM) by Matt Benson

A few guys scored goals today, but I can’t find any highlights as of right now.  Chad Barrett had a good game, getting involved in two of the goals.  As for the goal scorers, Charles Kazlauskas scored a goal in Helmond Sport’s season-opening 2-1 victory over Telstar.  And Jann George (Nurnberg II) and Andrew Wooten (Kaiserslautern II) each scored in their respective Regionalliga games.

Also while looking through the box scores from today, I noticed that Quentin Westberg is no longer with Evian TG.  He got the start at goalkeeper for US Luzenac in their 1-0 loss to Boulogne in the French National (third division) today.

Geoff Cameron made his debut for Stoke City in a friendly against Gruether Furth.  Cameron started the game in the midfield, but played the last 30 minutes or so at centerback.  Here are some highlights of the game.

It looks like Cal FC’s Danny Barrera is on trial at the moment with Derby County.  While Anton Peterlin is on trial at Oxford United.

Former Cal Golden Bear Jacob Wilson has signed with CD Feirense in the Portuguese Liga de Honra (second division).

Jurgen Klinsmann will announce his USMNT roster for the upcoming Mexico friendly via on Sunday at 4 PM Eastern.  Mexico announced its roster earlier today.

Brian McBride and Wembley FC will be playing in the FA Cup tomorrow against Langford FC.

UEFA held its draw for the playoff rounds of Champions League and Europa League earlier today.  Here is a breakdown of all the teams with Americans on them.

I haven’t done new jerseys/kits in a while, so here are a bunch more.

* Bolton Wanderers Third Kit (Tim Ream/Stuart Holden)
* Hoffenheim Away and Third Kit (Danny Williams/Fabian Johnson/Joe Gyau)
* Hannover 96 Away Kit (Steve Cherundolo)
* Roma Third Kit (Michael Bradley)
* Nurnberg Away Kit (Timothy Chandler/Jann George)
* Mainz Away Kit (Jared Jeffrey)

Categories: Andrew Wooten, Anton Peterlin, Brian McBride, Chad Barrett, Charles Kazlauskas, Danny Barrera, Danny Williams, Fabian Johnson, Geoff Cameron, Jacob Wilson, Jann George, Jared Jeffrey, Joe Gyau, Michael Bradley, Quentin Westberg, Steve Cherundolo, Stuart Holden, Tim Ream, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team

A little bit of this and a little bit of that
   July 16, 2012 (10:34 PM) by Matt Benson

Nothing like posting some links while the Real Housewives of Orange County yell at each other in the background (please save me!).

While it looked like Geoff Cameron was close to heading to Stoke City last week, it now appears that Stoke City and MLS are a good million dollars away from agreeing on something.

Michael Bradley is officially at Roma and here is some footage from his first day at practice (thanks to Armando for sending this in).

Carlos Bocanegra and Maurice Edu got blessing from the new ownership at Rangers to leave the club and look for a new team.

Charlie Davies did not make his Randers debut this past weekend, but he talked to Brian Sciaretta about his move to Denmark.

Ryan Bacic caught up with Brendan King about his new home at Bray Wanderers in Ireland.

Anton Peterlin is no longer on trial at Hearts.

Here is what Robbie Findley and Nottingham Forest will be wearing in home games this upcoming season.  I have always liked their tree badge/logo.

Brian Span came off the bench and played 45 minutes today in Djurgården’s 1-1 draw to Norrköping.

The second-qualifying round of Champions League starts up this week with Bryan Gerzicich and Ironi Kiryat Shmona playing Žilina tomorrow and Josh Gatt/Molde FK and Daniel Brkovic/Željezničar both playing on Wednesday.

Categories: Anton Peterlin, Brendan King, Brian Span, Bryan Gerzicich, Carlos Bocanegra, Charlie Davies, Danijal Brkovic, Geoff Cameron, Josh Gatt, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Robbie Findley
1 Comment

A few things for Monday afternoon
   July 9, 2012 (2:53 PM) by Matt Benson

Work and errands are getting in the way today, but here are few things.

Brian Sciaretta has the latest on the Michael Bradley to Roma watch.  This suddenly feels like the world’s longest transfer.

Mike Grella has officially signed with Scunthorpe United.

Anton Peterlin is going on trial at Scottish Premier League side Hearts.

Frank Simek recently did a radio interview over in England.

Carlos Bocanegra is returning to Rangers later this week to talk to the manager.

This article in the Brimingham Mail reports that Paul Lambert will give Brad Guzan a chance to compete with Shay Given for the starting goalkeeper job at Aston Villa.

And finally, Julian Green, a 17-year-old German-American at Bayern Munich, was promoted to the U-19 team for this upcoming season.

Categories: Anton Peterlin, Brad Guzan, Carlos Bocanegra, Frank Simek, Julian Green, Michael Bradley, Mike Grella
1 Comment

Anton Peterlin follows in Cody Arnoux’s footsteps, trials with Vancouver
   June 5, 2012 (9:35 PM) by Howie Michaels

Released by Walsall, once-a-Toffee-reserve Anton Peterlin is attempting to join the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Peterlin never played at Merseyside, instead spending most of his time on various trials before putting in seasons with Plymouth Argyle and Walsall. He apparently would be able to join the Whitecaps as a discovery signing, although I wouldn’t put it past MLS to find some arcane regulation causing him to be subject to a weighted lottery or allocation, because that’s what they do.

I find Vancouver amusing since Cody Arnoux played there briefly, and Arnoux and Peterlin trialed together a bunch (see links or notice all my articles in Googling the two together).

Categories: Anton Peterlin
No Comments

Links before the weekend
   May 11, 2012 (9:51 AM) by Matt Benson

As we inch closer to the USMNT friendlies and qualifiers, Brazil has announced its roster for the friendly against the US.  Some big names.

It looks like Clint Dempsey’s season will end with 17 league goals as he has been ruled out of Fulham’s season finale with an injury.  Dempsey was also named to Gary Neville’s Team of the Year.

Speaking of injuries, Jonathan Spector’s quad injury from earlier this week is not that serious according to club sources at Birmingham City.

Matthew Doyle of has a nice story up on Michael Bradley.

Greg Seltzer talked to Sacha Kljestan this week and it looks like Kljestan and Anderlecht are currently talking about a contract extension.  His current deal runs through 2014.

Anton Peterlin will be looking for a new home this summer as he was one of six players released by Walsall this week.

Sticking in the lower levels of England, Mike Grella was offered a new deal with Bury.  Grella scored four goals in 10 appearances with Bury this season after stints with Brentford and Leeds United in 2011-12.

Enjoy the weekend.

Categories: Anton Peterlin, Clint Dempsey, Jonathan Spector, Michael Bradley, Mike Grella, Sacha Kljestan, US Men's National Team

« Older Entries