Stuart Holden had a good chance to play in a reserve match for Bolton earlier this week, but the game was called off due to that lovely December weather in England.
The US ended the year ranked #28 in the latest FIFA world rankings, one spot down from last month. Mexico holds down the top spot in CONCACAF at #15. Brazil is actually at #18, which I believe is its worst ranking ever.
Jimmy Conrad spent some time with Brad Guzan in Birmingham. Both guys seem like good people.
EPL Index recently broke down Tim Howard’s last few seasons. If you are a fan of stats, I recommend checking it out. Looks like he has made a few more defensive errors this year than in previous seasons.
Mathew Wagner recently checked in with Matt Taylor as he enters the winter break.
Brian Sciaretta talked to Marc Pelosi as he joins up with the US U-20 camp in Florida.
Lyle Martin is returning to the US with the San Antonio Scorpions after spending some time in China.