We have reached the international week and the US has its last two friendlies before the CONCACAF Cup (more on that later). Here is the roster Jurgen Klinsmann has called in for the friendlies, which is heavy on center backs.
You might have noticed that Timothy Chandler and DaMarcus Beasley were both absent from that roster and that is because they are both hurt and Chandler is going to be out for a while.
One player seeking his first cap is the Wooten Clan, Andrew Wooten. Brian Sciaretta has some more on him.
While Clint Dempsey is not joining the team until the second game, Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid thinks it is not a given that Dempsey will play with the US due to his hamstring injury.
Brian Straus has a piece up on SI.com on the current roster.
Some of the players went sightseeing yesterday.
Roughly 24,500 tickets have been sold for Friday’s friendly against Peru.
While CONCACAF has cut ties with Traffic Sports, it has partnered with SUM (Soccer United Marketing) to serve as commercial representative for the CONCACAF Cup, which is apparently the new name for the Confederations Cup playoff game.
The US is expected to have a friendly against Costa Rica after the CONCACAF Cup, although a venue hasn’t been selected yet.
Jordan Morris is getting back into form just in time for the CONCACAF Cup.
Darlington Nagbe is expected to become a US citizen in September (he is taking his naturalization test on September 10).
The US U-23 team is in England this week and you can check out that roster here. US Soccer’s Twitter account has posted a couple photos from the camp (here and here).
The US U-20 team is also beginning a new cycle this month with a tournament in Serbia. This current roster features two players who play abroad in Hannover 96’s Abuchi Obinwa and Chelsea’s Kyle Scott.
The end of the transfer window for most of Europe is upon us and a couple players have new teams while a couple others are still with their current teams when people thought they would be leaving.
DeAndre Yedlin is still with Tottenham at the moment despite loan interest from various teams across Europe, although signs point towards him ending up somewhere on loan. My guess at this point would be a loan deal with some team in the English League Championship.
Fulham have decided to keep Emerson Hyndman despite several offers for the US U-23 midfielder. While he has not featured for the Cottagers this season, he could also go out on loan to another English team.
Remember when the Colorado Rapids oddly sold Shane O’Neill to a team in Cyprus earlier this summer? Well he has been oddly sold again this month to Belgian Jupiler Pro League side Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz after not appearing in any games for Apollon Limassol.
Bobby Warshaw has left Bærum in Norway for fellow OBOS-ligaen side Hønefoss. He has already played in two games for Hønefoss over the last two weekends.
Conor O’Brien has a new home and it is with AC Horsens in the Danish 1st Division (second tier).
After six seasons with Helmond Sport, Charles Kazlauskas is now with De Treffers in the Dutch Topklasse (third tier).
The New York Times’ Sam Borden wrote some words on Ben Lederman’s situation at Barcelona.
We had some goals this past weekend. Aron Johannsson opened up his account at Werder Bremen. This is actually from last week, but Austin Berry scored his first goal in South Korea. Christian Eissele now has four goals in four games since returning to Finland after scoring this past weekend. Our updated goal tracker also has some info on other goals scored this past weekend, including three Americans all scoring for the same team in Malta.
We also had some assists this past weekend from some hype trains. Gedion Zelalem looks like he is going to do well in Scotland and assisted on another goal. Here is also a press conference from last week featuring him. At the U19 level, Christian Pulisic assisted on a goal for Borussia Dortmund.
And no highlights of this one, but Maki Tall had a goal and an assist for FC Sion’s U21 team in a scrimmage.
And finally, Shaquell Moore made his first start for Huracán Valencia this past weekend, going 78 minutes and picking up a yellow card in a 1-1 draw to Valencia II.