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Links and such for Wednesday
   January 7, 2015 (1:58 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A bunch of little goodies from the last couple of days.

The latest and greatest Mix Diskerud rumor has him close to signing with NYCFC according to Ives Galarcep.

Goalkeeper Bill Hamid is drawing interest from Italian and English clubs according to Steven Goff.

Hamid along with DC United teammates Perry Kitchen and Steve Birnbaum apparently made the USMNT’s January camp preliminary roster.

Camp begins January 12 and we should see a roster in the next few days.  Jurgen Klinsmann/US Soccer released a video earlier this week to various members of the press where he explained that 2015 will focus a lot of attention on the youth teams, especially the U-23 Olympic team.

“The main task for 2015 is definitely the Olympic team, the U-23 team, to get that off the ground. To identify players, get camps on the agenda, get games on the agenda for that team, and help them to kind of build a core group towards the qualifiers. We want to make sure that what happened with London 2012 is not happening again. We put this on a higher priority level and I think that’s exciting.”

He also confirmed that Brek Shea will be in January’s camp.

Another player Klinsmann talked about was Bobby Wood, who continues to have a falling out with 1860 Munich and could be headed somewhere in January.

We know the US will be playing at the Netherlands in June and now we know they will likely being playing at Amsterdam ArenA.

Tab Ramos selected his 20-man roster for the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship on Monday.  While Ben Spencer is on the roster, apparently CONCACAF’s website had Joel Sonora’s name on the roster at first.  It looks like Sonora originally made the team, but was pulled off due to an injury.

While the US U-20 team camped in Florida last week, they defeated a Florida select team 6-0 and beat Trinidad & Tobago 2-0.  Someone on the team also brought a selfie stick.  All five games of the group stage will be broadcasted on FS2, starting with Friday’s game against Guatemala at 5:30 PM Eastern.

Franco Panizo talked to Paul Arriola earlier this week about the U-20 team and we also learned that he might be headed to MLS on a loan deal to try and get more playing time.

It is looking more and more like we can cross Diego Fagundez off the potential US list.

FIFA.com has a new interview up with DeAndre Yedlin.

Tom Marshall caught up with Omar Salgado to talk about his move to Tigres.

Jose Torres is going to miss Tigres’ opener against Atlas with a herniated disc.

Joe Gyau is expected to be back to full training with Borussia Dortmund in early February as he continues to recover from his knee injury.

Midfielder Cole Grossman is the latest American to head to Norway to join the Fighting Bob Bradleys of Stabæk.

Liverpool are trying to get a Home Office clearance/work permit for Brooks Lennon in order to sign the 17-year-old forward.

This is your monthly reminder that Jermaine Jones and his family are awesome.

With 2014 ending, we have closed off our 2014 goal tracker.  Jann George led the way with 20 goals across all competitions in the calendar year.  I have already setup the 2015 page as Jon-Paul Pittman scored a goal on January 1 while we were too busy watching the Big Ten beat up on the SEC West.

Two documentary recommendations for you guys.  If you haven’t seen it yet, Roger Bennett did a nice one on Southampton and their their pride in developing youth players.  And here is a fun one on the Crazy Gang, which is the Wimbledon teams of the late 1980s. (h/t Zack Goldman).

And finally, we can blame Alex Olshansky for bringing this to my attention, but here is the weird BBC intro for the US/Portugal match from last summer’s World Cup.  You can tell even Gary Lineker thought it was odd at the end of the video.

 
Categories: Ben Spencer, Bill Hamid, Bob Bradley, Bobby Wood, Brek Shea, Brooks Lennon, Cole Grossman, DeAndre Yedlin, Diego Fagundez, Jann George, Jermaine Jones, Joe Gyau, Joel Sonora, Jon-Paul Pittman, Jose Francisco Torres, Mix Diskerud, Omar Salgado, Paul Arriola, Perry Kitchen, Steve Birnbaum, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, US U-23 National Team
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Random hump day linkage
   December 31, 2014 (1:08 AM) by Matt Benson
 

This will be the last ever links post of 2014.  Get excited.

The big news of the week is Gedion Zelalem getting his US citizenship.  While not everyone who reads this site is a US soccer fan boy like some of us, Steven Goff does a good job of breaking down who he is and his situation.

Fresh off his loan extension with Charlton Athletic, Oguchi Onyewu got injured while warming up and did not play yesterday while it was announced that he was going to start in Charlton’s 3-0 loss to Ipswich Town.

Speaking of injuries, Tim Howard will be out 5-6 weeks with a calf injury.

Mix Diskerud’s current situation is sort of confusing, but this is what we know right now.  Rosenborg announced that the club and Diskerud were unable to come up with a new deal.  But his dad is saying that Rosenborg is one of four clubs who have emerged as the frontrunners to sign the free agent.  Tijuana was once rumored to be close to signing him, but Ives Galarcep is hearing that those talks are dead.  And the latest rumor of the day is that Celtic is interested in his services.  So basically we know nothing.

The US U-20 team begins its U-20 World Cup qualifying a week from Friday and here is a look at the provisional roster.  Top Drawer Soccer’s Will Parchman did a little breakdown of the roster right here.  Brad Friedel was cleared by Tottenham to come and help coach for two of the games.

In case you missed it last week, here is what the rumored 2015 USMNT away shirt will look like.  And here is a cool story on how the USMNT photo shoot with SI went for last summer’s World Cup edition.

It looks like Wil Trapp will be at January’s USMNT camp.

Jurgen Klinsmann did an interview with FIFA.com recently.

Eric Lichaj has signed a contract extension with Nottingham Forest.

Here is a video of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino talking about DeAndre Yedlin.

Clint Dempsey talked to SI Kids about rapping.

Tigres officially announced the signing of Omar Salgado on Monday.

Herculez Gomez is already scoring goals for Puebla in a preseason game against Mexico’s U-20 team.

Jon-Paul Pittman had an assist over the weekend in Grimsby Town’s 3-1 loss to Lincoln City.

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs wants to use Landon Donovan as an adviser on Jack McBean and other potential American players.

US youth player Kyle Scott signed a professional contract with Chelsea last week.

Here is a Google-translated interview with Quentin Westberg about where he stands today.

 
Categories: Brad Friedel, Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin, Eric Lichaj, Gedion Zelalem, Herculez Gomez, Jack McBean, Jon-Paul Pittman, Kyle Scott, Landon Donovan, Mix Diskerud, Oguchi Onyewu, Omar Salgado, Quentin Westberg, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team, Wil Trapp
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Monday afternoon links
   December 22, 2014 (12:34 PM) by Matt Benson
 

A bunch of links to catch up from the last week.  Also, this site could be a little slow this week due to the holidays (happy holidays everyone!).  But here are some links.

It looks like DeAndre Yedlin is going to get his UK work permit and will be joining Tottenham in January.

As expected, Brek Shea signed with Orlando City.

It looks like the Freddy Adu experiment in Serbia has failed.

Mix Diskerud could be signing with Tijuana or not.  He is being vague like always.

Omar Salgado was traded from Vancouver to NYCFC with the rumor that he would be transferred to “an international team.”  That team looks to be Tigres.

While he wouldn’t be eligible to play for the US for a while, it looks like the US is going to miss out on Diego Fagundez.

After playing 12 games for GAIS in Sweden this past season, Ariel Lassiter returned to the US and signed with LA Galaxy II last week.

Jack McBean has already been in England training with Charlton Athletic and now it looks like he is going to trial with Scottish side Hibernian.

Alejandro Bedoya was named Nantes Player of the Month by the club’s supporters.

Will John was last seen scoring goals for AZAL in Azerbaijan in 2014 and now he can be found in Morocco with MAS Fez.

The USMNT finished 2014 with a #27 rank in the latest FIFA world rankings.

The US U-20 team is down in Honduras and won 2-1 yesterday with Lynden Gooch scoring this back heel for the winner.

The US U-17 team got in a bench clearing fight with Tottenham’s U-18 team last week.  Here is some video.

Cameron Carter-Vickers has re-signed with Tottenham despite some interest from Arsenal.  He also scored for Tottenham’s youth team while the team was in Florida last week.

And finally, Marc Pelosi is playing again for Liverpool’s U-21 team after some injuries.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Ariel Lassiter, Brek Shea, Cameron Carter-Vickers, DeAndre Yedlin, Diego Fagundez, Freddy Adu, Jack McBean, Lynden Gooch, Marc Pelosi, Mix Diskerud, Omar Salgado, US Men's National Team, US U-17 National Team, US U-20 National Team
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A bunch of links for Tuesday
   December 9, 2014 (12:30 AM) by Matt Benson
 

A bunch of random stuff for you.

The big news of the weekend was that Terrence Boyd tore his ACL again.  Talk about some crappy luck as he was just getting back into form.

Here is what the first half of 2015 looks like for the USMNT.

In the event you missed this post from last Friday, here are two things on DeAndre Yedlin.

Steven Goff is reporting that US U-20 goalkeeper Zack Steffen is close to signing with Freiburg in Germany.  Freiburg currently have Caleb Stanko on their roster and used to have Eric Lickert until this past season.

Tim Howard was named Fútbol de Primera Player of the Year last week.  The award is given to the top USMNT player each year and voted on by various journalists.  This was Howard’s first year winning the award.

Howard has also been in the news lately due to his new book.  ESPNFC got some exclusive excerpts from the book.  In Part 1, he claims Brad Friedel didn’t help him get his UK work permit (The PFA came out saying Friedel didn’t send in anything with regard to denying Tim Howard a work permit).  In Part 2, he talks about Jurgen Klinsmann micromanaging the USMNT.

Greg Seltzer gives us some teams (or at least some leagues) interested in Mix Diskerud’s services.  Diskerud is also talking to Rosenborg.

The Fighting Bob Bradleys of Stabæk will be without Andrew Jacobson next season as he returned to NYCFC after his loan ended.  And it looks like Michael Stephens is leaving the club to sign with the Chicago Fire according to one report out of Norway.

Shane O’Neill returned to the US after training/trailing with Sheffield Wednesday.  They will keep an eye on him and he picked up a shoulder injury in the last training session.

Omar Salgado was traded from the Vancouver Whitecaps to NYCFC, but he is expected to be transferred out to an unnamed international club.

Josh Gatt has no timetable of an official return to the field, but he is expected to re-join Molde for preseason training and possibly miss the first few games of the season.  Gatt suffered a second ACL-related injury last season.

Fresh off one of the humorous moments of Sunday’s MLS Cup, A.J. Soares wants to test things in Europe and holds an Italian passport.

Soon-to-be-winter-silly-season rumor of the week, Southampton are eyeing Lee Nguyen.

The Liga MX Apertura final will feature Tigres (Jose Torres and Herculez Gomez) against Club America (Ventura Alvarado).

And here are two reminders that Jermaine Jones is awesome: Reason 1 and Reason 2.

 
Categories: A.J. Soares, Andrew Jacobson, Brad Friedel, DeAndre Yedlin, Herculez Gomez, Jermaine Jones, Jose Francisco Torres, Josh Gatt, Lee Nguyen, Michael Stephens, Mix Diskerud, Omar Salgado, Shane O'Neill, Terrence Boyd, Tim Howard, US Men's National Team, Ventura Alvarado, Zack Steffen
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USA U-23 vs. Bahamas Highlights
   August 7, 2014 (12:48 PM) by Howie Michaels
 

The U-23s defeated the Bahamas senior team last night in the Baha Boyz’ first match in three years.

Here are the highlights:

The US lined up something like this:

and had goals

43′ Koroma
61′ Morris
63′ Gil
89′ Flores*
90′ Salgado

*- León’s Dennis, not Dortmund’s Junior.

 
Categories: Alfred Koroma, Jordan Morris, Luis Gil, Omar Salgado, US U-23 National Team
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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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