A bunch of goodies from the last week.
Clint Dempsey was named Fútbol de Primera’s US Soccer 2012 Player of the Year for the second straight year. It was Dempsey’s third time winning the award (also in 2006), but Michael Bradley probably would have won my vote.
Speaking of Dempsey, Fulham have accepted Liverpool’s apology over their recruitment of Dempsey over the summer and have withdrawn their complaint.
Tim Howard will be making his 200th consecutive Premier League appearance on Saturday. Timmy!
Steve Davis had breakfast with Jurgen Klinsmann recently and they talked about Carlos Bocanegra’s current role with the USMNT.
Bobby Wood has played his way into a new contract with 1860 Munich through the 2014-15 season.
Brian Sciaretta caught up with Sebastian Lletget to talk about breaking through with West Ham United.
Bryan Gerzicich has been cleared to play again for Ironi Kiryat Shmona after picking up a calf injury.
Benny Feilhaber signed with Sporting KC this week, but he apparently had some European suitors according to Greg Seltzer.
Seltzer also tells us that Alejandro Bedoya has been offered an extension by Helsingborg, while Swedish champions Elfsborg are also interested in his services.
A bunch of clubs are interested in Michael Parkhurst, who is now a free agent.
Jamie Hill ponders what a 2013 Olympic team would look like if there was one this year.
According to this report, Klinsmann has contacted Aron Johannsson about playing for the US and he “is now in doubt” over his decision.
Conor O’Brien has turned down a couple offers already and is meeting up with some more new teams according to his agent.
Rapid Vienna might be interested in Mix Diskerud. Much like with Boyd’s move, USMNT assistant Andreas Herzog was the reference. Speaking of Boyd, here is a Google-translated interview he recently did.
Adam Henley was invited to the upcoming US U-20 camp, but Blackburn nixed that idea.
San Antonio Scorpions defender Karsten Smith is currently on trial at Finnish side VPS.
Marc Pelosi is with Liverpool’s youth team in Singapore at the NexLions Cup. And they were “mobbed” at the airport.
Conor Doyle made Derby County’s bench this past weekend for the first time since he had his appendix removed.
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Matt likes soccer. He likes sleeping in. He is also amused easily. That is pretty much it.