I’m going to be out of town this weekend so there might be a delay on highlights going up. That said, here are some links.
Bolton manager Dougie Freedman confirmed that Stuart Holden has returned to first-team training, although they are still taking things slow.
Carlos Bocanegra is close to returning to the field after his hamstring injury.
Brad Friedel started for Tottenham in yesterday’s Europa League game and AVB wants to keep Friedel despite some recent Friedel-to-Blackburn rumors.
Chicago Fire and USMNT goalkeeper Sean Johnson is headed to England to train with Stoke City and Everton this offseason. USMNT goalkeeper coach Chris Woods is also the goalkeeper coach at Everton, but Jurgen Klinsmann must have some decent connections at Stoke City between this and Geoff Cameron/Maurice Edu’s transfers.
Bruce Arena told the press this week that the Galaxy will not be letting Omar Gonzalez go on any offseason loans or training stints. Gonzalez tore his ACL in his first day at training with Nurnberg last year.
According to Brian Sciaretta, Bobby Wood is on a second team contract with 1860 Munich, but talks of a first team contract have begun.
Sticking with Sciaretta, he spoke to Zach Pfeffer about his loan to Hoffenheim.
Chivas USA youth academy product Ben Spencer is going on some trials in Europe at the moment.
And finally, Greg Seltzer takes a look at some potential MLS targets of the Americans playing in Europe.