Zimbio is a website that posts a lot of the photos taken by Getty Images from various games around the world. This weekend had quite a few photos of various Americans (more so than normal) plus I was able to find some others, so check out after the jump to see a few of them.
Danny Williams and Eric Lichaj both went 90 minutes for their teams on Friday as Reading won 3-2. Danny Williams was involved in the build up of the first goal and had a little dummy move on the game winner. Here are some highlights.
Grant Wahl gives us some USMNT goodies. It has been rumored, but it is looking like the US will face Austria in its second friendly in November to go along with the friendly against Scotland. Austria is ranked #47 by FIFA and #51 by Elo. And during January’s camp, the US will split time between Los Angeles and Brazil. They won’t have any games in Brazil, but they want to check out infrastructure before the World Cup.
ESPN’s Doug McIntyre spoke to Geoff Cameron about his struggles to see the field with the USMNT. Some good quotes in that story. Doug also informs us that some USMNT coaches were at Nottingham Forest’s weekend game against Derby County checking out Eric Lichaj.
Steve Goff gives us his American abroad roundup for the weekend. As for Monday, Tim Howard picked up an assist in Everton’s 3-2 win over Newcastle United. So there have been a total of two assists by goalkeepers in the Premier League this season and they were both by Americans (Howard and Brad Guzan) and both took place this weekend.
Also on Monday, Zarek Valentin and Bodø / Glimt earned promotion to Norway’s top-flight league with a win over Vard.
Zak Whitbread is headed to Derby County on an emergency loan. Whitbread had played in only four games for Leicester City across all competitions so far in 2013-14, so there will be a chance for more playing time.
Kris Lindsey tells us more about the somewhat-forgotten Mexican-American at Tijuana: Bruno Piceno.
Julian Green has been invited to play with Germany’s U-19 team for their upcoming first round of the U-19 Euro qualification. These would be official games, which means he would be provisionally cap tied to Germany.
And we told you last week about Will Packwood scoring a goal for Birmingham City’s U-21 team and here is some video of the goal:
Tim Ream continues to play central/defensive midfield for Bolton and has an assist on Tuesday in a 2-2 draw (highlights). Mark Yesilevskiy talked about his recent good play over at Lion Of Vienna Suite.
Eric Lichaj also had an assist on Tuesday in Nottingham Forest’s 2-2 draw (highlights).
Also in the Championship, Danny Williams assisted on Reading’s injury time game winner on Wednesday. Seeing how more and more Championship teams are embracing Youtube (like the links above), hopefully there will be highlights of this tomorrow.
Alonso Hernandez help create Monterrey’s game-winning goal in their 1-0 win over Puebla Copa MX action on Tuesday (highlights).
Chukwudi Chijindu scored his eighth goal of the season in Thór’s 2-2 draw to Keflavík in Iceland on Wednesday. His eight goals are tied for the sixth most in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild. As always, our goal tracker is updated with his goal and others from the last week.
Jeff Carlisle talked to Michael Parkhurst down in Costa Rica and found out that Parkhurst had a possibility to go out on loan to Brondby, but turned it down due to their financial struggles. The same sturggles that caused Clarence Goodson to leave the club.
Jurgen Klinsmann selected his 23-man roster for the upcoming qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico. While some guys got “left off”, I don’t think there were any “snubs”, which sort of shows you the depth is going on beyond 23 spots. US Soccer’s website has its usual post-roster Q&A with Klinsmann. And they have a little video with Klinsmann.
Klinsmann is also aware of Eric Lichaj’s recent good play, but doesn’t want to experiment with the roster now. If the US can clinch a spot in the next two games and Lichaj continues to play well with Nottingham Forest, I bet he gets called in during October.
A report out Germany says John Brooks is only available for the Costa Rica match and has to return back to Hertha Berlin before the qualifier against Mexico. But Liviu Bird was told by a US Soccer spokesman that no agreementexists between US Soccer and Hertha Berlin.
Also in Europa League action on Thursday, Terrence Boyd made the bench, but did not play in Rapid Vienna’s 3-0 win over Dila. A Josh Gatt-less Molde FK were knocked out of Europa League by Rubin Kazan’. And Conor O’Brien (who didn’t play) and Nordsjælland were also knocked out on Thursday.
And finally, Jermaine Jones and Sacha Kljestan learned their groups for Champions League on Thursday.
A few guys in action yesterday. Fresh off a 45-minute performance with Stoke City’s U-21 team on Monday, Brek Shea got the start and played another 45 minutes on Wednesday in Stoke City’s 3-1 win over Walsall in the Captial One Cup.
We had a Freddy Adu sighting on Wednesday. Adu got the start and played 71 minutes in Bahia’s 0-0 draw to Portuguesa in Copa Sudamericana action.
FC Dallas’ Bobby Warshaw made his debut with Ängelholm in Sweden on Wednesday and scored a goal in a 2-2 draw.
Tijuana defeated Firpo, 1-0, in CONCACAF Champions League action on Wednesday. Greg Garza, Joe Corona, Paul Arriola and Bruno Piceno all started for Tijuana, while Edgar Castillo was an unused sub.
Going back to last weekend, Lester Dewee scored his sixth goal of the season in Bodens BK’s 2-0 win over Robertsfors.
After some talk that he was getting some European interest, Landon Donovan has reached an agreement with the LA Galaxy on a new multi-year contract. The deal is rumored to be about $5 million a year, doubling his current contract. And Donovan is not interested in going out on loan during MLS’s offseason.
Donovan’s Galaxy teammate, A.J. DeLaGarza, is committing his international future to Guam. I remember this was talked about earlier this summer.
FC Nantes manager Michel Der Zakarian had some nice things to say about Alejandro Bedoya earlier this week.
A lot can still change, but it doesn’t appear as of right now that Eric Lichaj will be called into the USMNT’s upcoming qualifiers as he wasn’t mentioned on Nottingham Forest’s website as going on international duty.
Eric Lichaj went the full 90 minutes and has been getting rave reviews for his performance in Nottingham Forest’s 3-0 win over Bolton Wanderers. Here are the highlights, including Lichaj’s assist on the second goal. Also, Tim Ream sat on the bench for Bolton.