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Tuesday’s linkapalooza
   September 2, 2014 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Lots of action this past weekend.

Steven Goff has you covered with a weekend roundup of the bigger names in Europe.  Good to see Rubio Rubin and Emerson Hyndman both made appearances again in their respective team’s starting lineups.  Hyndmann is 18 years old and completing 91 percent of his passes this season, fourth highest in the Championship among players with 100+ attempted passes.

As for some goals, Matt Taylor bagged another two goals in Saarbrücken’s 2-1 win over Nöttingen (highlights).  Taylor has put together a nice little career in the various lower leagues in Germany, scoring 55 goals in 162 league appearances since 2008-09.

Bobby Warshaw went the full 90 minutes and scored the opening goal of the game in Bærum’s 2-1 loss to Hønefoss (highlights).  Over in Sweden, Andrew Stadler scored his 11th goal of the season in Landskrona’s 1-1 draw to Sirius (highlights).  Down in the fourth tier in Sweden, Eddy Prugh and Andy Lorei both scored in Bodens BK’s 3-2 loss to Anundsjö (highlights).  And we don’t have highlights of these goals, but Matt Eliason, Drew Jeskey, Anthony Avalos and Christian Eissele also scored this weekend and our goal tracker has some more details.  Will Packwood also scored for Birmingham City’s U-21 team.

While we had some goals this weekend, the assists might have been even better this weekend.  Bobby Wood used his head to assist on 1860 Munich’s goal in their 1-1 draw to Darmstadt 98 (highlights).  Here is also a photo of Wood from that game.  And Alfredo Morales assisted on two goals in Ingolstadt’s 3-0 win over Sandhausen (highlights).  That second one was pretty slick.

The USMNT did some training yesterday at the headquarters of the Czech Football Association.   In case you missed the young roster, John D. Halloran broke things down on Friday.  Terrence Boyd is also there in attendance despite his knee injury and Geoff Cameron has been officially ruled out of Wednesday’s game due to his injury.  I forgot to post this last week, but here is Jurgen Klinsmann’s usual post-roster release quote sheet.  Also from last Friday, US Soccer announced an October 14 friendly against Honduras.

The US U-20 team is headed to Argentina this week to play Racing Club Reserves, Defensa y Justicia Reserves and Argentina’s U-20 team.  Here is the updated roster, which features John Requejo Jr., Fernando Arce, Russell Canouse, Junior Flores and Paul Arriola among others.  Another interesting name on the list is Chivas de Guadalajara’s Luis Martir since Chivas normally has a Mexican international only policy.

We had a pretty quiet Deadline Day on the American front (aside from a dildo going into a reporter’s ear, seriously), but we had a couple moves over the last couple of days.

As we posted over the weekend, Julian Green is headed to Hamburg on a season-long loan.  And for all those soccer jersey hipsters out there, Hamburg has a decent home shirt this year and Green looks to be wearing #37.

As for some other moves, Duane Holmes is now with League Two side Bury on a loan until January.  Seb Hines is now with Coventry City until January on a short-term loan.  Gboly Ariyibi signed with English League One side Chesterfield.  And US U-20 midfielder Kris Scott has made the move from Swansea City’s youth teams to Leicester City’s youth teams.

The bigger news on the American front were the moves that did not happen.  Stoke City decided to keep Geoff Cameron despite bids from Sunderland and Southampton.  Zulte-Waregem made a bid for Sacha Kljestan, but Anderlecht decided to hold onto him as well.  And I guess there might have been some rumblings of Southampton sniffing around Brek Shea, but nothing happened (and it was likely silly season nonsense).

And before multiple more people ask me, Juan Agudelo is still without a club and myself (and many others) don’t know anything more on his situation.

Brian Sciaretta, writing for multiple outlets, has you covered with some interviews with Brad Guzan and Greg Garza.  Jonny Rico also got some audio from Garza and Joe Corona about their recent call-ups to the USMNT.

And finally, Freddy Adu is still in Serbia, still hasn’t played for his new team and is suing his former Brazilian team Bahia over alleged unpaid wages.

 
Categories: Alfredo Morales, Andrew Stadler, Anthony Avalos, Bobby Warshaw, Bobby Wood, Brad Guzan, Brek Shea, Christian Eissele, Drew Jeskey, Duane Holmes, Emerson Hyndman, Fernando Arce, Freddy Adu, Gboly Ariyibi, Geoff Cameron, Greg Garza, Joe Corona, John Requejo Jr., Juan Agudelo, Julian Green, Junior Flores, Kris Scott, Matt Eliason, Matt Taylor, Paul Arriola, Rubio Rubin, Russell Canouse, Sacha Kljestan, Seb Hines, Terrence Boyd, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, Will Packwood
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A bit of this and that for Tuesday
   August 19, 2014 (12:42 AM) by Matt Benson
 

This weekend was a busy one with tons of players seeing the field throughout Europe.  Here is a quick rundown of how guys did over the weekend.  And as always, our goal tacker is updated with the goals from the weekend with some links to highlights to a few of them.

The big news of the weekend was the professional debut of Rubio Rubin.  Greg Seltzer also recently talked to Rubin about signing with FC Utrecht.

The other odd news of the weekend was the lack of Geoff Cameron in Stoke City’s gameday roster.  While there was first speculation that Mark Hughes was giving extra rest to Cameron and Peter Odemwingie due to the World Cup, it now looks like Cameron is wanting a transfer away from Stoke City.

This weekend also saw Brad Guzan make his 75th straight Premier League start for Aston Villa, the second-longest active streak in the Premier League behind Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet (now at 79 straight starts).

Through two games, Emerson Hyndman has completed 125 passes this season, the fourth most in the English League Championship.  And among Championship players who have attempted at least 100 passes, his 91% completion percentage is the second highest in the Championship.  And there has been a total of 1065 minutes played so far in the Championship by players under the age of 20 with Fulham accounting for 607 of those minutes (57 percent).

Aron Johannsson is going to be out another six weeks after having groin surgery to go along with his ankle surgery from last month.  It will be interesting to see who Jurgen Klinsmann calls into next month’s friendly at forward if he sticks with a European-based roster with Johannsson and Boyd both out with injuries.  Is it finally time to cap Matt Taylor?! (I am joking.)

Seattle Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer spoke about DeAndre Yedlin’s transfer last Wednesday.  The deal is done, but he won’t be transferred until a later date (since the MLS transfer window is closed and he can’t be loaned back to Seattle?).  Tottenham will “evaluate the situation” at the end of the MLS season once the MLS transfer window opens back up (and see if he can get his UK work permit), although there is a chance he stays in Seattle through the summer of 2015.

People have been asking me a lot recently about anything on Juan Agudelo.  There is nothing new to report that I know of other than he continues to train with Orlando City off and on.

Alfredo Morales and FC Ingolstadt were knocked out of the DFB Pokal by Kickers Offenbach yesterday in a penalty shootout.  Morales went the full 120 minutes and made his penalty attempt.

Will Packwood didn’t play with Birmingham City over the weekend, but he did score a goal with their U-21 team on Monday.

Tony Taylor became a free agent this summer after his contract expired with Omonia Nikosia in Cyprus.  And now the former US youth international is headed to the New England Revolution after the Revolution acquired the forward through a lottery.

ESPN’s Doug McIntyre spoke to Chicago Fire manager Frank Yallop last week and Yallop thinks the Fire are close to signing Jermaine Jones.  McIntyre’s ESPN compadre Jeff Carlisle spoke to a league source who told Carlisle that Jones would “likely” be subject to regular MLS allocation order.  I never understand MLS roster rules.  It is like they are the producers of Paradise Hotel and make up stuff as they go.

Greg Garza did not play with Tijuana last Friday after suffering a nose injury in training which required surgery.  On the Tijuana U-20 front, tilt your computer sideways to see this goal by Amando Moreno from a U-20 game from Friday.

Sticking with odd videos of goals from the weekend, here is Joey Spivack’s first goal of the season for Víkingur Ólafsvík.

Brian Straus with some words on Tim Howard and Tourette syndrome.

US Soccer confirmed the friendly against Ecuador for October 10 last week.  Brian Sciaretta ‏is hearing that US Soccer will add a second game during that international week and it will also take place in the US.

While Germany had the DFB Pokal this past weekend, Borussia Dortmund II had the off week from official games, but both Junior Flores and Joe Gyau (Gyau also scored) played with the U-23 team in a friendly against Wattenscheid last Thursday.

Brooks Lennon made his Liverpool U-21 debut last Wednesday.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s son, Jonathan Klinsmann, did a training stint with VfB Stuttgart last week.

And finally, Timothy Weah, son of the great George Weah, joined Paris Saint-Germain’s academy.  Weah has trained with the US U-14 team recently.

 
Categories: Alfredo Morales, Amando Moreno, Aron Johannsson, Brooks Lennon, DeAndre Yedlin, Emerson Hyndman, Geoff Cameron, Greg Garza, Jermaine Jones, Joe Gyau, Joey Spivack, Jonathan Klinsmann, Juan Agudelo, Junior Flores, Rubio Rubin, Tim Howard, Timothy Weah, Tony Taylor, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood
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Links, links & more links for Tuesday
   July 15, 2014 (12:02 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Let’s dive into this.

The US U-20 team opened up the 2014 NTC Invitational with a 2-1 win over Chile.  The goals were scored by Andrija Novakovich and Zach Pfeffer.  Here is who started and this is what they looked like.  Next up is Bermuda on Wednesday at 4 PM Pacific.

Not surprising, but Freddy Adu was not offered a contract by AZ Alkmaar.

Eric Lichaj was banged up with injuries for most of the second half of last season and it looks like he might be out until September with a groin injury.

You can add Lyon to the growing list of teams interested in DeAndre Yedlin.  Yedlin also became the fifth USMNT player 20 or younger to play at least 100 minutes at a World Cup.

Jozy Altidore and Jermaine Jones made the rounds at FOX on Sunday.  They were on Fox Sports Live and did this podcast (which randomly features a Iowa Hawkeye helmet!).  Jermaine also threw out the first pitch at the Dodgers game on Friday.

Remember the Matt Besler/Freiburg rumor from last week?  Greg Seltzer shot that one down.

Bayern Munich’s website has a new interview with Julian Green up on their site.

Jose Torres, Herculez Gomez and Tigres did not qualify for Copa Libertadores after losing to Morelia in the two-legged SuperCopa MX.

Sebastian Lletget had an assist in West Ham’s Development Squad’s 2-2 draw to AFC Hornchurch on Sunday.  Lletget is in an interesting spot.  He is probably getting too old for regular development squad minutes, but West Ham won’t play him with the first team or loan him out to get minutes.

We had tons of goals this weekend as you can see from all the highlight posts I made over the weekend.  You can also see the non-highlights goals on our goal tracker.  We also had some youth team/friendly goals this weekend with Danny Barbir scoring with West Brom’s U-18 team and Rubio Rubin scoring twice with Utrecht’s reserve team.

Remember when David Yelldell was a thing and looked like he might be the #3 goalkeeper for the USMNT?  Well, he has been hiding on Bayer Leverkusen’s bench the last couple seasons, but he made a nice double save off a penalty kick in a friendly over the weekend.

Greg Seltzer caught up with Terrence Boyd to talk about his move to RB Leipzig.

Tom Marshall talked to Greg Garza about potentially taking over Tijuana’s starting left back spot since Edgar Castillo left the club.

USMNT assistant coach Andy Herzog would like to be the US Olympic team head coach.

CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb thinks CONCACAF should get more spots for the World Cup.  Based on most ranking metrics out there, CONCACAF outperformed most expectations of the region at the World Cup.

I made a post about two things yesterday.  I have heard from one of our Brazil Bracket Challenge winners, but still waiting to hear back from dmlacey.  I also asked for help trying to find the video that they played in the stadiums before the World Cup games.  Brian Straus then tweeted it out later in the afternoon and it was on FIFA’s own Youtube channel.  Apparently I can find Icelandic third division highlights, but not something this simple on FIFA’s own channel.  That said, enjoy the video.  I like it.

 
Categories: Andrija Novakovich, Danny Barbir, David Yelldell, DeAndre Yedlin, Eric Lichaj, Freddy Adu, Greg Garza, Herculez Gomez, Jermaine Jones, Jose Francisco Torres, Jozy Altidore, Julian Green, Matt Besler, Rubio Rubin, Sebastian Lletget, Terrence Boyd, US U-20 National Team, Zach Pfeffer
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Tijuana vs. LA Galaxy Highlights
   March 18, 2014 (11:40 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Joe Corona and Greg Garza both started while Herculez Gomez came off the bench in Tijuana’s 4-2 win over the LA Galaxy.  Tijuana advance to the semifinals of CONCACAF Champions League by winning 4-3 on aggregate.  Here are some highlights from tonight.

Since the first leg of the semifinals will take place around April 1-3, it looks like the Tijuana contingent will not be involved with the USMNT friendly against Mexico.

 
Categories: Greg Garza, Herculez Gomez, Highlights, Joe Corona
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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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Tijuana vs. Querétaro Highlights
   October 4, 2013 (9:27 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Edgar Castillo and Greg Garza started while Herculez Gomez and Paul Arriola came off the bench in Tijuana’s 1-0 win on Friday night.  Arriola was also involved in the build up to the lone goal.  Here is that goal.

 
Categories: Edgar Castillo, Greg Garza, Herculez Gomez, Highlights, Paul Arriola
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Tijuana vs. Victoria Highlights
   September 26, 2013 (9:11 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Herculez Gomez had a hat trick off the bench in his first game back from injury, while Paul Arriola scored Tijuana’s second goal in this 6-0 victory over Victoria in CONCACAF Champions League action.  Greg Garza and Joe Corona also started for Tijuana.

 
Categories: Greg Garza, Herculez Gomez, Highlights, Joe Corona, Paul Arriola
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A bit of this and a bit of that
   August 29, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson
 

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.

Jozy Altidore talked to Sunderland’s website about scoring his first goal with the club on Tuesday.

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.

Bob Bradley was on Dan Patrick’s radio show on Wednesday.

And finally, Huddersfield Town’s Duane Holmes won the inaugural Donald Bell Award by League Football Education.  The release also mentions that he scored with the U-21 team earlier this week.

 
Categories: AJ DeLaGarza, Alejandro Bedoya, Bob Bradley, Bobby Warshaw, Brek Shea, Bruno Piceno, Duane Holmes, Eric Lichaj, Freddy Adu, Greg Garza, Joe Corona, Jozy Altidore, Landon Donovan, Lester Dewee, Paul Arriola
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Tijuana vs. Victoria Highlights
   August 20, 2013 (11:27 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Five American-born players saw the field tonight in Tijuana’s 3-2 win over Victoria in CONCACAF Champions League action.  Paul Arriola (who also scored), Greg Garza and Bruno Piceno all started while Joe Corona and Edgar Castillo came off the bench.  Here are the highlights, including Arriola’s goal at the 0:03 mark.

Here is also a photo of Arriola celebrating his goal courtesy of Tijuana’s press office.

 
Categories: Bruno Piceno, Edgar Castillo, Greg Garza, Highlights, Joe Corona, Paul Arriola
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Tijuana vs. Monterrey Highlights
   August 17, 2013 (7:07 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Edgar Castillo and Joe Corona started while Paul Arriola (who scored his first professional league goal) and Greg Garza came off the bench in Tijuana’s 2-1 loss to Monterrey.  Here is Arriola’s goal.

 
Categories: Edgar Castillo, Greg Garza, Highlights, Joe Corona, Paul Arriola
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