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Here is your US-Antigua & Barbuda pre-game primer
   June 8, 2012 (12:29 AM) by Matt Benson
 

Here is quick rundown on things you might want to look at before today’s game.

» The game is at 7 PM Eastern on ESPN, ESPN3 and Galavision.

» US Soccer gives us their game notes with their usual stats and facts.  The US has never faced Antigua & Barbuda before.

» Want to know which current USMNTers have the most qualifying experience?  The official MNT blog has you covered.

» This will be Antigua & Barbuda’s first game since beating St. Vincent / Grenadines, 2-1, on April 1.  Not quite a warm-up friendly against Brazil.

» It looks like we won’t have Fabian Johnson or Edgar Castillo available to play due to injuries.  Does Gooch and Goodson start at center back and Bocanegra shifts over to left back or do you start Parkhurst or Cameron at left back?

» About 20,000 tickets have been sold so far.  Yesterday’s opening training session was also canceled due to rain.

» In club news about one USMNTer, Rapid Vienna’s coach still wants Terrence Boyd, but no deal has been completed yet.

» I am also going to talk about the U-20 team real quick, but Omar Salgado is now out 2-3 months with a broken foot that he injured in the U-20′s recent loss to Uruguay.

» And in the “this has nothing to do with the USMNT” department, Frank Simek has been asked by Carlisle United to confirm whether he wants to stay with the club or not.

» And finally, congrats to Clint Dempsey for being named Fulham’s Player of the Year.  This link also has a video with all 23 goals from this past season (although I am still shaking my head at the orange jerseys).

 
Categories: Clint Dempsey, Frank Simek, Omar Salgado, Terrence Boyd, US Men's National Team
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I should be sleeping, but here are some links
   June 6, 2012 (1:46 AM) by Matt Benson
 

We have been mainly talking the USMNT around here lately, but here are some more club-oriented links (with some USMNT/U-20s stuff at the end).

Chievo Verona’s sporting director Luigi Sartori has told the media that they fully expect Michael Bradley to be on another team next season.  He claims that the club is hearing from top teams in Italy (Inter? Roma? Palermo?) as well as teams from Germany and England.

DaMarcus Beasley is staying at Puebla despite some interest from some other teams.

American midfielder Russell Canouse has signed a professional deal with TSG Hoffenheim this week.  The soon-to-be 17-year-old was Hoffenheim’s youth academy player of the year this past season and will join their U-19 team next season.

Staying in Germany, Parker Walsh, who played with Karlsruher SC II in the Regionallia this year, is a soon-to-be free agent and Greg Seltzer tells us that he has some suitors.

As for some U-20s news.

Luis Gil picked up an injury in camp last week, so Omar Salgado has been called in.  Before the team headed to South America this week, they played Houston Dynamo’s academy team in a scrimmage over the weekend with the U-20s winning 2-0.  Both goals were scored by Liverpool’s Villyan Bijev.

And for some USMNT stuff.

Here are some field level highlights of the Canada 0-0 draw.  And here are a few photos from the game.

Travis Clark talked to Terrence Boyd recently about his stint so far with the USMNT.

I will honestly admit that I know nothing about Antigua & Barbuda (we are playing two countries, right?), but luckily the guys over at The Shin Guardian know some stuff on the twin-island nation.

 
Categories: DaMarcus Beasley, Luis Gil, Michael Bradley, Omar Salgado, Parker Walsh, Russell Canouse, Terrence Boyd, Villyan Bijev
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MLS players training in Europe list
   November 16, 2011 (9:44 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Someone on twitter suggested keeping track of all these MLS players who are training in Europe this offseason, so I decided to keep this list, which I will update whenever a new name pops up.  So if you know of anyone I am missing, please leave the player and some kind of link to a news story on them training in Europe in the comments.

Here is who I can think of off the top of my head:

Juan Agudelo – VfB Stuttgart & Liverpool
Kyle Beckerman – Kaiserslautern
Bill Hamid – West Bromwich Albion
Sean Johnson – Everton
Perry Kitchen – SC Freiburg
Jeff Larentowicz – Bolton Wanderers
Zac MacMath – Everton
Amobi Okugo – SC Freiburg
Zach Pfeffer – TSG Hoffenheim
Tim Ream – West Bromwich Albion & Bolton Wanderers
Robbie Rogers – Kaiserslautern
Omar Salgado – Fulham
Brek Shea – Arsenal

 
Categories: Amobi Okugo, Bill Hamid, Brek Shea, Jeff Larentowicz, Juan Agudelo, Kyle Beckerman, Omar Salgado, Perry Kitchen, Robbie Rogers, Sean Johnson, Tim Ream, Zac MacMath, Zach Pfeffer
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Wednesday link action
   November 16, 2011 (5:20 PM) by Matt Benson
 

A bunch of different things to check out today.

Apparently all the cool kids are going out on training stints with various teams across Europe.  Omar Salgado will be at Fulham for two weeks.  According to his agent, Juan Agudelo will be in Germany with VfB Stuttgart.  Kyle Berckerman and Robbie Rogers will also be in Germany, but with Kaiserslautern.  And also according to that last link, U-23er Perry Kitchen will be at SC Freiburg.

Jurgen Klinsmann speaks and the players listen.

Staying with the USMNT….I tweeted this on Monday, but there are some rumors that the Camp Cupcake could be headed down to Panama for a game in January.  I also just read that a Galavision announcer said during the US-Slovenia game that the US will play Guatemala in Seattle as well as another unknown opponent at an unknown stadium during that same time period (possibly the Panama match?).  But these are just internet rumors at this point.

Some last few reads with the U-23 team.  Claudio Reyna talks about the youth program, Anthony Brooks gives us a recap of the recent camp in Germany and Conor Doyle also talks about some camp stuff.

Some other odds and ends.

Michael Parkhurst has signed a year extension with FC Nordsjælland.

Jose Torres is close to returning to the field after missing some time with an operation to his left foot.

And finally, CONCACAF has released the 2014 World Cup qualifying schedule.  The US starts things off on Friday, June 8, 2012 against Antigua & Barbuda (that is one team, not two teams, as that would be tough playing 11 vs. 22).

 
Categories: Conor Doyle, John Brooks, Jose Francisco Torres, Juan Agudelo, Kyle Beckerman, Michael Parkhurst, Omar Salgado, Robbie Rogers, US Men's National Team, US U-23 National Team
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A few links for Monday night
   September 26, 2011 (9:15 PM) by Matt Benson
 

A few links for the late night crowd.

Alejandro Bedoya made his league debut with Rangers this past weekend and The Daily Record’s Scott McDermott talked to Bedoya about his move to Scotland.

Zak Whitbread did not play in Norwich City’s 2-1 victory over Sunderland earlier today, but of Norwich’s three injured center backs, he is the closest to returning to the field according to Norwich’s press officer.

Vancouver Whitecaps Omar Salgado just turned 18 and received his Spanish passport, which means a move to Europe would be a whole lot easier for the U-20 forward.

And I know he is no longer a Yanks Abroad, but Britain’s The Daily Mail wonders if Freddy Adu will become the next Freddy Adu.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Freddy Adu, Omar Salgado, Zak Whitbread
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Two links for Thursday
   October 21, 2010 (8:00 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Two things worth reading this night.

Greg Seltzer over at MLSsoccer.com talks to some local journalists in Sweden to get their opinion on Alejandro Bedoya.

And Brian Sciaretta over at Yanks Abroad talks to Omar Salgado after his training stint at Everton.

“It was a great experience,” Salgado recalled. “There was a lot of speed and I definitely learned how to play faster with the ball. If you want to play in England, you have to press the ball faster because they are going to hit you. That’s what I’ve learned there.”

Salgado will be entering the MLS SuperDraft this January and it looks like he wants to follow in the foot steps of players like Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley.

“I want to start out in MLS and hopefully make my move to Europe as soon as I can. I will do my best in every league I play and in every season in MLS. I’d like to play anywhere in Europe. My dream is to play for Real Madrid. But I love the English style. It’s rough and hard. There is a lot of speed in the game. You have to be tough and strong to play in that league and I think I can do that.”

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Omar Salgado
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Some news on the Holden brothers & Omar Salgado is now on trial with Everton
   September 30, 2010 (12:03 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Owen Coyle and Bolton really love Stuart Holden as they extended his contract through the 2012-13 season.  Holden has been a regular in Bolton’s lineup this season and according to Opta Sports, he leads all Premier League players this season with 31 successful tackles.

As for news with his brother, we mentioned the other day that Euan Holden had gone on trial with Crewe Alexandra.  Holden played 90 minutes in a reserve team victory over Shrewsbury Town on Wednesday.

Trialist Euan Holden played the full 90 minutes at Shrewsbury yesterday.

The 22-year-old defender is a free agent after his contract with Danish side Vejle BK was cancelled earlier this year.

“We put him in at left-back and he did OK,” said Davis.

“We’re not sure how long he’ll spend here, but we’re always looking at options.”

And finally, Omar Salgado was going over to Everton to train for a while, but now this training session has turned into a two-week trial.  Salgado was forced to leave Chivas in Mexico once he selected to play for the US and looks to be one of the top picks in next year’s MLS SuperDraft.

 
Categories: Euan Holden, Omar Salgado, Stuart Holden
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20 U-20 players called in for tournament in Peru
   August 25, 2010 (5:07 PM) by Howie Michaels
 

Fresh off of a championship in the Milk Cup, Thomas Rongen has called in another U-20 roster for a tournament in Peru, this one the Cuadrangular Internacional Tournament. Eight players return from the Milk Cup, joining 12 newcomers.

With college soccer starting back up (my own alma mater, Drake, kicks off its exhibition season tonight), the roster continues Rongen’s recent trend towards academy/professional players with dual citizenship playing abroad. In all, thirteen players playing outside the US are featured:

- Anthony Brooks (Hertha BSC, Germany)
- Jerome Kiesewetter (Hertha BSC, Germany)
- Samir Badr (Porto, Portugal)
- Gale Agbossoumonde (Braga, Portugal)
- Greg Garza (Estoril Praia, Portugal)
- Cody Cropper (Ipswich Town, England)
- Emilio Orozco (Tigres, Mexico)
- Christian Flores (Club Tijuana, Mexico)
- Victor Garza (Tigres, Mexico)
- Kevin Huezo (Pachuca, Mexico)
- Adrian Ruelas (Santos Laguna, Mexico)
- Ernest Nungaray (Monarcas Morelia, Mexico)
- Moises Orozco (Tigres, Mexico)

There are also five MLS players (all academy graduates) and two guys playing in USSF Division 2.

Obviously, there’s even more of a Latin American favor to this roster with seven players that currently play in Mexico plus another (Omar Salgado) who spent time at the Guadalajara academy. That will make for some different lineups as the US plays three South American sides (as compared to the Milk Cup where they played China, Denmark, and Northern Ireland).

The schedule:

Mon. Sept. 6 vs. Paraguay
Wed. Sept. 8 vs. Colombia
Fri. Sept. 10 vs. Peru

We will let you know more details, such as any sort of stream like the Milk Cup had, as the tournament approaches.

 
Categories: Gale Agbossoumonde, Greg Garza, Omar Salgado, Samir Badr, US U-20 National Team
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