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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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Tijuana vs. Pumas Highlights
   August 9, 2013 (10:30 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Joe Corona and Edgar Castillo went the full 90 minutes while Greg Garza came off the bench in Tijuana’s 2-0 win over Pumas.  Here are the goals.

 
Categories: Edgar Castillo, Greg Garza, Highlights, Joe Corona
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Tijuana vs. Firpo Highlights
   August 6, 2013 (10:16 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Edgar Castillo (90 minutes & yellow card), Paul Arriola (90 minutes) and Joe Corona (56 minutes) all started, while Greg Garza (seven minutes) came off the bench in this 0-0 draw to El Salvadoran side Firpo in CONCACAF Champions League group stage action.  Here are some highlights.

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