A few things to start your week.
This was posted on here on Friday, but we have our first ever player interview with Greg Garza courtesy of Jon Arnold. Jon is a new addition to the site and will be doing interviews with guys from time to time for us.
Howie posted his ode to the end of Brad Friedel’s start streak, but here are some quotes from Andre Villas-Boas about his decision to bench Friedel.
For those of you still holding out hope for Aron Johannsson (a.k.a. Gunnar Stahl), he pulled out of Iceland’s qualifiers this week with an injury. So you’re telling me there’s a chance?
I posted in The OT Report that Marc Heider scored a goal in German Regionalliga action, but here are highlights of Holstein Kiel’s 2-0 victory over Lübeck. You could say that Heider scored a bit of a lucky goal with some help from the goalie (it is the first goal in the highlights). I am still looking out for highlights of Andrew Wooten’s assist.
The USMNT roster should be announced later this afternoon. According to the twitter rumors over the weekend, Eddie Johnson and Kyle Beckerman are in. Landon Donovan, Brek Shea and Jermaine Jones all have injuries and there is a good chance they won’t be selected. I will post the roster once Klinsi announces it.
As Howie pointed out to me, Eddie Johnson’s last goal for the USMNT came four months after the movie Taken came out. Taken 2 just came out this week. Coincidence?