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A few things for Tuesday
   February 4, 2014 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Aside from hearing Alexi Lalas tell a story about eating dog once, the next most exciting USMNT news to come out over the weekend was some more information about pre-World Cup friendlies.

ESPN FC’s Doug McIntyre is hearing that the three-game sendoff series will begin at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California (opponent TBD).  The US will next head to Red Bull Arena for the next game (opponent TBD) before ending things at Everbank Field in Jacksonville against Nigeria.  The first two opponents are TBD, but US Soccer has apparently had discussions with Sweden, Serbia and Turkey, among others.  Serbia would go along with the New York rumor that has been floating out there the last couple months.

With the January camp coming to an end, Zach Goldman takes a look at the evolution of “Camp Cupcake”.

Michael Parkhurst told MLSsoccer.com’s Andrew King that he would have stayed in Germany instead of coming back to MLS if he wasn’t in the USMNT picture.  I am thinking more and more that Parkhurst might land one of the last spots with his versatility, much like Jonathan Spector in 2010, if he plays well with Columbus.

A leftover nugget from Deadline Day last Friday, but Sunderland made a late bid for Geoff Cameron, but Stoke City told them no dice.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet told the UK press that he doesn’t need Jozy Altidore to score goals to be impressed by his play.  Jozy also had some quotes on Sunderland’s website after their win over Newcastle United from the weekend.

Hannover 96 press officer Alex Jacob told Greg Seltzer that they are hopeful that Steve Cherundolo will return to full training this week.  He has spent the last week and a half training on the side after having a setback with his left knee.

Staying with the right back theme, Timothy Chandler made Who Scored’s Bundesliga Team of the Week for the second straight week.

Also making a team of the week, Michael Orozco made Medio Tiempo’s Liga MX Team of the Week.

A week after breaking his nose, Tim Ream played for Bolton Wanderers over the weekend and looked like Zorro in the process.

Benji Joya looks like he could be signing with MLS in the near future.

Joya’s US U-20 teammate at the last U-20 World Cup, Jose Villarreal, scored his first goal with Cruz Azul’s U-20 team since going on loan from the LA Galaxy.

Herbert Robinson scored a goal with Santos Laguna’s U-20 team at a tournament in Italy on Monday.  Robinson played with the US U-20 team during this past January’s camp, but it sounds like he has some hoops he needs to jump through before becoming eligible to play for the US.

Michael Hoyos’ loan was ended by OFI Crete and his US agent has told ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle that he is interested in MLS.

US U-20 midfielder Lynden Gooch had an assist in his first game with Sunderland’s U-21 team on Monday.

And finally, for anyone who lives in LA or will be visiting LA over the next couple months, you should probably check out the new exhibit at LACMA called “Futbol – The Beautiful Game” (myself included).  The Original Winger’s Ben Hooper got a chance to see it last week and took a couple photos.

 
Categories: Benji Joya, Geoff Cameron, Herbert Robinson Garcia, Jose Villarreal, Jozy Altidore, Lynden Gooch, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Michael Parkhurst, Steve Cherundolo, Tim Ream, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team
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A last few links for the week
   January 31, 2014 (7:15 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A few links to end the work week.

Saturday’s friendly at the StubHub Center has officially reached sold out status.  It marks only the second time that the USMNT have sold out at the StubHub Center (also in 2007 in a Gold Cup match against Trinidad & Tobago).

It looks like one of the May/June pre-World Cup friendlies will be held at Red Bull Arena.  If I had to guess based on the other rumors out there, I would guess this would be the game against Serbia (but there are so many different rumors out there right now on location and opponents).

Grant Wahl has a video interview up with Graham Zusi about earning the nickname “San Zusi” among other things.  He also spoke to Michael Parkhurst this week.

Jeff Carlisle takes a look at the relationship of Brad Evans and DeAndre Yedlin as Evans helps mentor his club teammate while also competing against him for the right back spot.

As for some other USMNT tidbits, here is a video of the team having a BBQ at the U.S. Consulate in Sao Paulo during their trip last week.  And Will Parchman decided to put together an all-time USMNT XI based on guys who wore #1-11 at a World Cup.

Don’t forget to enter our Pick the US-South Korea score contest.  Who doesn’t like free prizes?

Roger Bennett decided to look into why Americans are not taken seriously in Europe.  There are some good quotes from Herculez Gomez.

I’m assuming most people know this by no, but Jermaine Jones is headed to Besiktas on loan for the rest of the season.  And they decided to post a video of Jones going through his medical because they are crazy in Turkey.

According to The Independent’s Ed Aarons, Crystal Palace put in a transfer bid for Fabian Johnson, but Johnson decided to stay at Hoffenheim.

There apparently has been a Freddy Adu sighting! at Blackpool.  So he is at least training in England.

I want to pretend that Who Scored read my Inside the Numbers scoreboard on Aron Johannsson and were inspired as they did their own numbers thing on Johannsson.

Mike Grella will be going on trial with Swedish side Falkenbergs FF according to this report.  Falkenbergs are new to the Allsvenskan in 2014 after winning the Superettan in 2013.

Pat McCann has re-signed with Finn Harps FC of the First Division of the League of Ireland.  The former Holy Cross product appeared in 12 games in 2013, scoring two goals.

Eric Lichaj went 90 minutes for Nottingham Forest on Thursday as they came back from a 2-0 deficit to win 4-2 against Watford.  While he has been playing left back lately, he played at right back in this game.

And finally, this random Youtube video of the day comes courtesy of Alex (@tempofreesoccer).  Here are highlights of the US U-20′s win over Uruguay in the 2007 U-20 World Cup.  The US has Michael Bradley, Freddy Adu and Jozy Altidore among others while Uruguay featured Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez.  And there is a shoving match/fight at the end of the game.  You don’t mess with a full head of hair Michael Bradley.  Good times.

 
Categories: Aron Johannsson, Brad Evans, DeAndre Yedlin, Eric Lichaj, Fabian Johnson, Freddy Adu, Graham Zusi, Herculez Gomez, Jermaine Jones, Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Michael Parkhurst, Mike Grella, Pat McCann, US Men's National Team
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The middle of the week links
   January 29, 2014 (6:15 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Let’s do this.

The USMNT had a surprise addition at training today.  Stuart Holden has been cleared to do some (not all) of the training.  Stu told Grant Wahl that he is hoping to get back onto the field with Bolton’s reserves in late February.  Good to hear.

Wahl also sat down with Benny Feilhaber and Kyle Beckerman for some video interviews.

US Soccer’s website has been updated with some goodies.  They have a Q&A with Jurgen Klinsmann.  A quote sheet with stuff from Graham Zusi, Michael Parkhurst and Mike Magee.  And a video of some of the guys on the team participating in some graffiti with some youths in Brazil.

I posted on Tuesday about the US-Mexico friendly rumors and now there are some rumors of a game against Serbia in New York in May.  I have no clue how good/bad this Twitter account is (we are now entering Rumorville), but it would add fuel to that fire: Tweet #1 & Tweet #2.

Don’t forget to enter our Pick the US-South Korea score contest.  Free shirts on the line!

As Howie posted yesterday, Barnsley have extended their loan for Brek Shea for another two months.  Shea was one of seven Americans who saw the field on Tuesday.

Another one of those seven players, Tim Ream, had to be subbed off after five minutes after a clash with QPR’s Charlie Austin.  The official diagnosis:  a broken nose and three stitches.

I did a little Inside the Numbers thing on Aron Johnannsson’s 20 goals yesterday.  So check out where his 20 goals stack up in Europe this season.

After having surgery on the fractured metacarpal in his right hand on Sunday, Fabian Johnson is expected to return to training on Wednesday.

Molde’s website is saying Josh Gatt should be ready to return once the Norwegian season starts in two months.  Gatt is returning from a torn ACL.

Also at Molde, Ben Spencer is one of three Molde players training with Norwegian second tier side Kristiansund BK.

Staying in the Tippeligaen, the rumored player with MLS ties who will be trialing with Bob Bradley’s Stabæk appears to be former LA Galaxy midfielder Michael Stephens.

Sebastien Ibeagha is now on trial with AC Horsens in Denmark after playing in two friendlies during a trial with Aalborg BK.

Ljungskile SK in Sweden have two Americans currently on trial:  goalkeeper Alex Horwath and defender Jamel Wallace.  And it sounds like they are leaning towards signing Horwath.

 
Categories: Alex Horwath, Aron Johannsson, Ben Spencer, Benny Feilhaber, Brek Shea, Fabian Johnson, Graham Zusi, Jamel Wallace, Josh Gatt, Kyle Beckerman, Michael Parkhurst, Michael Stephens, Mike Magee, Sebastien Ibeagha, Stuart Holden, Tim Ream
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A bit of this and that for Tuesday
   January 14, 2014 (12:05 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Some link goodies for your little noggins.

Michael Bradley was officially introduced by Toronto FC on Monday.  Bradley and new teammate Jermain Defoe even took in a Raptors-Bucks game last night (Mikey with the rare smile!).  Bradley also did the interview rounds with Grant Wahl and Roger Bennett.  Sounds like he could join up with the USMNT once they return to LA after their 12 days in Brazil.

After some delays and what not, the USMNT finally made it down to Brazil.  Apparently Brad Evans has “taken over” US Soccer’s Instagram account for a while.

The always good Steven Goff dropped a bunch of nuggets for us.  The US is likely to play three friendlies on US soil between May 26 and June 7.  The venue and opponents are to be determined.  There was a rumor once upon a time about a US-England friendly down in England, but that looks like a no go now.  After about 10 different people told me that (I apparently missed that story last week), some told me (including Jon Arnold and Josh Deaver and they are good peeps) that the latest rumor is a friendly against Serbia.  We shall see.

Goff was also your source for all things Sebastian-related on Monday.  Sebastian Lletget might go on loan this spring.  He hasn’t been getting any playing time at West Ham this season.  And Duke defender Sebastien Ibeagha is expected to go on trial in Denmark.  Ives also mentioned that Ibeagha turned down a homegrown with the Houston Dynamo to head to Europe over the weekend.

Like the rumor from Sunday night, Michael Parkhurst is returning to MLS and his rights were traded to the Columbus Crew.

Since all the cool kids are returning to MLS (and there will soon be no one left for us to cover on this site), Maurice Edu is apparently in negotiations with MLS for his return to the league.  Also, Taylor Twellman is becoming the man when it comes to breaking these USMNT-related transfer rumors/stories.

Nothing really new to report on Juan Agudelo.  There is speculation that Stoke City might sign him, but send him out on loan until the work permit thing gets figured out.  I guess one of the rumored teams, Anderlecht, shot down that rumor over the weekend.  Yay silly season!

Julian Green continues to score goals for Bayern Munich’s first team during their winter friendlies.  He bagged another in a a 8-0 victory over Kuwait SC (highlights).

DC United’s Michael Seaton is headed to Italy to train with Inter Milan.  Another one of these MLS-to-Europe offseason training stints.

According to this Swedish report, Seattle Sounders’ Corey Hertzog is on trial with Falkenbergs FF.

Christopher McCollum tells us the story of Sean Reynolds.  Reynolds went from working at Home Depot this past year to now playing with Icelandic Premier League team FH, who will be playing in Europa League in 2014-15.

And finally, be on the lookout for a small Inside the Numbers thing on Matt Besler later today.

 
Categories: Corey Hertzog, Juan Agudelo, Julian Green, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Michael Parkhurst, Michael Seaton, Sean Reynolds, Sebastian Lletget, Sebastien Ibeagha, US Men's National Team
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Monday morning links
   January 13, 2014 (1:12 AM) by Matt Benson
 

All 26 guys currently in camp for the USMNT this month are headed to Brazil as I type this.  Pleased with the fitness of everyone, Jurgen Klinsmann decided to bring everyone down there for 12 days of training and two closed-door scrimmages.  While back in LA last week, it looks like they decided to play around with a GoPro camera for this training shot.

Once they return back to LA, they will do a little more training before taking on South Korea on February 2 at the StubHub Center.  According to Steven Goff, about 18,000 tickets have been sold so far.  I am wondering if the leaked USMNT shirt will be worn as they are rumored to be coming out in February and South Korea’s red shirt for the World Cup was also leaked this week.  Maybe both teams will be wearing some new gear?

Here is a video talking to a couple of the U-20 players from the last cycle who are in camp right now (Luis Gil, DeAndre Yedlin and Shane O’Neill).

A little recap of the weekend.

Four Americans (Edgar Castillo, Herculez Gomez, Paul Arriola and Joe Corona) saw the field down in Tijuana on Friday as the Xolos notched their first ever home victory over América with Castillo helping setup the game-winning goal (highlights).  Here is also a better look at their new home and road kits for this season.  It looks like their white kits that they wore in the opener were a one off since Atlas wear both red and black.  Too bad as I liked those.

It took 12 days, but we finally had our first goal by an American abroad over the weekend.  Tony Taylor came off the bench and scored a consolation goal in injury time in Omonia Nicosia’s 4-2 loss to Apollon in Cyprus (highlights).  It was Taylor’s third goal of the season.  We had four total goals by this point last year (and I will start up a 2014 goal tracker page this week).

Back in Mexico, Michael Orozco assisted on the game-tying goal in Puebla’s draw to Monterrey (highlights).

In England, we learned that Geoff Cameron shaves his legs.  Cameron and Stoke City lost 5-3 to Liverpool and their horrendous looking shirts.

And Clint Dempsey made his official Premier League return in a 4-1 loss to Jozy Altidore and Sunderland.  He got the start and played 79 minutes, while Sky Sports gave him a “7″ rating and said some decent things about his performance.

Making his first start since returning to Fulham and impressed, surging into Sunderland territory but often let down by teammates.

As for Jozy, he came off the bench and “won” a PK which led to Sunderland’s last goal.  Sunderland had only five goals in 10 away games coming into this weekend, yet scored four on Fulham at the once fortress known as Craven Cottage.  Fulham are such a mess this year.

We also had a couple transfers in the last couple days.  Oguchi Onyewu will be joining the 10th team of his career with Sheffield Wednesday.  While Billy Schuler is returning to MLS after two years in Sweden.

And it looks like Michael Parkhurst is also returning to MLS and will be headed to the Columbus Crew after a trade involving a draft pick and allocation money to the New England Revolution according to Ives.

German 3. Liga side Wacker Burghausen were interested in Bobby Wood for a loan deal, but 1860 Munich were not having it.

Despite making only three starts for Oldham Athletic this season, Paul Rachubka has signed a contract extension with the club.

Mix Diskerud told ESPN FC that he has pimped Bob Bradley to Stabæk’s management over the years.

Sticking in Norway, Brian Sciaretta talked to Zarek Valentin about earning promotion last season among other things.

 
Categories: Billy Schuler, Bob Bradley, Bobby Wood, DeAndre Yedlin, Edgar Castillo, Geoff Cameron, Herculez Gomez, Joe Corona, Jozy Altidore, Luis Gil, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Michael Parkhurst, Mikkel Diskerud, Oguchi Onyewu, Paul Arriola, Paul Rachubka, Shane O'Neill, Tony Taylor, Zarek Valentin
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Hump day links
   January 8, 2014 (12:03 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike. What day is it Mike?

In case you missed it yesterday, Kim Tate was nice enough to contribute to our Top 5 Lists series with five reasons why everyone should be following Liga MX.

Jozy Altidore came off the bench in Sunderland’s 2-1 win over Manchester United yesterday (highlights).  He also went all Big Show/Kane/Undertaker and slammed down Rafael.

Jurgen Klinsmann spoke to the media on Tuesday and explained some of the Brazil portion of January’s camp.  They will do all their training at Sao Paulo FC’s facilities and will have two closed-door scrimmages with Sao Paulo FC’s first team.

I think I have heard this story already 20 times in the last couple years, but a CONMEBOL source claims Copa America 2016 will take place in the US, while a CONCACAF source claims those reports are premature.

Michael Bradley will have some more competition in Roma’s midfield as they have signed Radja Nainggolan from Cagliari on loan.  Greg Seltzer has some more info on this and Bradley.  I know some people will want Bradley to leave, but he is good enough to stay and earn a starting spot.  Seth Vertelney hit the nail on the head, in my opinion, while we were chit-chatting about this on Twitter.

Seltzer has also heard some transfer gossip about Maurice Edu.  I am wondering if the mystery teams he hints at could be Bursaspor or one of the French teams that showed interest last summer.

Michael Parkhurst is not with Augsburg during their winter camp as he tries to find a new home.  It has been 327 days since the last time he played for them in a real game.

Here is another story on Jermaine Jones likely leaving Schalke this month with some quotes from their manager Jens Keller.

Another American who will be leaving his current club this month:  Oguchi Onyewu and QPR.  Gooch hasn’t played a single minute with QPR since joining the team in October.

John Brooks will miss up to two weeks after picking up a knee injury.  This is probably a huge five months for Brooks if he wants to make the World Cup roster, so this is not great start to 2014.

Julian Green is training with Bayern Munich’s first team in Qatar during their winter camp.

It looks like Andrew Wooten will likely be headed out on loan in the near future (although no teams are mentioned).  Wooten has played in only four games for Kaiserslautern so far this season (another seven games with the U-23 team in the Regionalliga).  He went out on loan last season with Sandhausen where he played in 28 games.

Fresh off his start with Tijuana in the season opener, Greg Garza is hoping the continued playing time will eventually lead to a call-up with the USMNT.  While I wouldn’t put high odds of him even making the World Cup camp roster, he does play a position (left back) where the depth is traditionally lacking.

And finally, our friends over at The Yanks Are Coming did their annual awards which you can see in two parts:  Part 1 & Part 2.

 
Categories: Andrew Wooten, Greg Garza, Jermaine Jones, John Brooks, Jozy Altidore, Julian Green, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Michael Parkhurst, Oguchi Onyewu, US Men's National Team
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Thursday morning links
   December 12, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Remember when we thought DaMarcus Beasley was headed to Queretaro?  But then his agent chimed in that it wasn’t 100% true?  It looks like the deal is not 100% official, but has been agreed upon.

In the good-to-hear department, there is a good chance that Steve Cherundolo could return to Hannover 96′s starting lineup this weekend.

In the not-as-good-to-hear department, Timothy Chandler hasn’t heard from Jurgen Klinsmann in the last couple months.  Looks like he could be on the outside right now.

Steven Goff caught up with Oguchi Onyewu to talk about his move to QPR among other things.

Julian Green has been added to Bayern Munich’s 23-man roster for the FIFA Club World Cup, which will be played in Morocco this month.  Bayern Munich’s first game will be on December 17 against the winner of Guangzhou Evergrande (China) vs. Al-Ahly (Egypt).

I guess there were some rumors that Sacha Kljestan picked up some skin cancer, but Grant Wahl found out that he only treatment for some pre-cancerous spots on his face.

Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt want to bring in Zarek Valentin permanently for next season.  Valentin appeared in 27 games for Bodo/Glimt last season while on loan from the Montreal Impact.

Greg Seltzer has some transfer goodies on Juan Agudelo, Fabian Johnson and Michael Parkhurst.

Seltzer also crunched some numbers on Americans who have played in Champions League, Europa League, UEFA Cup or Cup Winners Cup.

Brian Sciaretta talked to Will Packwood this week about his comeback from the last year.

To close out the Centennial, US Soccer is selecting its all-time USMNT XI.  Here are the eligible players.  Alexi Lalas also selected his roster.  If I had to pick a team, I would go with (4-2-3-1 since Dempsey is listed as a midfielder and not forward):  Keller; Cherundolo, Pope, Bocanegra, Agoos; Renya, Bradley; Donovan, Dempsey, Ramos; McBride

I posted the US U-17 highlights yesterday from their 2-1 loss to Portugal from earlier this week.  US Soccer has now put up the whole 90 minutes.  They also bounced back from that loss with a 5-1 win over England.  Monterrey FC’s Joe Gallardo had a hat trick, while LA Galaxy Academy’s Haji Wright scored the other two goals.  The team finishes up the 2013 Nike International Friendlies with a match against Brazil on Friday.

Fulham’s U-18 team advanced to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup after beating QPR 4-1.  Emerson Hyndman scored one of the goals off a “Beckham-esque” free kick.

US U-18 midfielder Kyle Scott made his UEFA youth league debut earlier this week with Chelsea’s U-19 team.

The folks over at Soccer by Ives talked to Zach Pfeffer about his year spent with Hoffenheim.

And finally, this appears to be Mexico’s away shirt for the World Cup.  It looks very Charlie Brown to me.  There is nothing major to report on the US front regarding their World Cup jerseys (I know a couple images are out there floating around, but they look very fake/photoshopped to me).  One loyal OT reader told me he spoke to a soccer shop rep recently and the only description he got from them was one of them would be royal and white while the other would be red.  So all that means nothing really.

 
Categories: DaMarcus Beasley, Emerson Hyndman, Fabian Johnson, Juan Agudelo, Julian Green, Kyle Scott, Michael Parkhurst, Oguchi Onyewu, Sacha Kljestan, Steve Cherundolo, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood, Zach Pfeffer, Zarek Valentin
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Costa Rica is up to some shenanigans links
   September 5, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

The big story of Wednesday is all the shenanigans that Costa Rica is up to with the US.  Deadspin has a nice rundown of tweets of all the nonsense.  Grant Wahl also touches on the subject.  The US should warm-up in Bumpy Pitch’s Sno Fro shirts as a reminder.

Not surprising, tickets are going for large prices in Costa Rica.

While Jurgen Klinsmann told the press that Jozy Altidore is expected to play on Friday, Jozy was seen in sneakers, not cleats, and running on the side during training yesterday.

Mexican ref Marco Antonio Rodriguez was given the honors for Friday’s game.  An interesting stat courtesy of @DatoFutbol:

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.

FIFA.com has an interview up with Jermaine Jones.

Brian Sciaretta spoke to the newly confident Alejandro Bedoya about his surge with the USMNT this summer.

It looks like New England/MLS rejected a large bid from Stoke City for Juan Agudelo.  He is still headed there in January once his contract runs out.

Kyle Schnitzer caught up with Will Packwood to talk about his comeback to the field from his horrible fractured tibia and fibula.

Eric Lichaj went golfing with some Nottingham Forest players and I bet you can’t figure out which one is Eric from this photo.

Greg Seltzer gives us the latest info on Oguchi Onyewu and his quest to find a new home.

And Jason Davis wrote about Gedion Zelalem from an American soccer perspective yesterday.  Zelalem was officially promoted to Arsenal’s first team and will wear the “classic” #58.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Eric Lichaj, Gedion Zelalem, Jermaine Jones, Jozy Altidore, Juan Agudelo, Michael Parkhurst, Oguchi Onyewu, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood
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Tuesday morning links
   September 3, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

I did some USMNT housekeeping from the weekend in a post yesterday.  It looks like they checked out Jozy Altidore as Jurgen Klinsmann told the press in Miami that he should play on Friday.

The Miami Herald did a story on local boy Alejandro Bedoya.

The transfer window closed yesterday and Jozy Altidore’s move to Sunderland was the fourth most expensive transfer in the Eredivisie.

Conor O’Brien made the move to fellow Danish Superliga side Odense BK last week.  O’Brien spoke to Greg Seltzer about the move.

There were some rumors that sprung up on Sunday night that Oguchi Onyewu was close to a move to Club Brugge, but that didn’t happen.

There was also some late interest for Michael Parkhurst, but that might tabled until January.

Maurice Edu doesn’t want to go out on loan and wants to fight for a spot at Stoke City.

Stoke City also made some late attempts at buying Juan Agudelo from the New England Revolution, but Agudelo will have to wait until January to make the move to the Premier League.  And I missed this a couple weeks ago, but he is rumored to to be making around $600,000 once he gets there.

Finally found some highlights of Sacha Kljestan’s goal from the weekend in Anderlecht’s 4-3 loss.

Ben Spencer came off the bench and made his debut at Molde FK over the weekend.  The previous link also has some highlights with Spencer almost getting the assist around the 5:00 mark.

In some great to hear news, Will Packwood went 60 minutes with Birmingham City’s U-21 team over the weekend.

Despite being out with an injury, Tijuana’s manager Jorge Almirón fully expects Herculez Gomez to be a starter once he gets back.

Paul Torres signed an extension through 2014 with Nyköping.

Julian Green will be playing with Germany’s U-19 team in upcoming games against Greece and the Netherlands.

A couple guys in action on Monday.  Michael Nanchoff started and played 54 minutes in Jönköpings Södra’s 3-1 win over Örgryte.  Charles Kazlauskas went the full 90 minutes in Helmond Sport’s 5-2 win over Emmen.  And Andrew Wooten came off the bench and played three minutes in Kaiserslautern’s 2-2 draw to Energie Cottbus.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Andrew Wooten, Ben Spencer, Charles Kazlauskas, Conor O'Brien, Herculez Gomez, Juan Agudelo, Julian Green, Maurice Edu, Michael Nanchoff, Michael Parkhurst, Oguchi Onyewu, Paul Torres, Sacha Kljestan, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood
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USMNT housekeeping
   September 2, 2013 (2:06 PM) by Matt Benson
 

I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day.  A couple USMNT things to keep you updated.

* Brad Evans picked up a calf strain this weekend, so Michael Parkhurst will replace him on the roster.  I am wondering if Geoff Cameron will now start on Friday.

* Jozy Altidore sat out this past weekend’s game for Sunderland with a hamstring injury.  He is still coming to Miami to be evaluated by the USMNT training staff to see if he can play or not.

* You can find Costa Rica’s roster in Steven Goff’s Monday roundup post.

* US Soccer has pretty cool looking poster for the qualifier against Mexico.  And much like the other home qualifiers in the Hex, they have a custom scarf for the game.

* And the last home match of the Hex against Jamaica in Kansas City has sold out.

 
Categories: Brad Evans, Jozy Altidore, Michael Parkhurst, US Men's National Team
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