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Monday night links
   January 14, 2013 (6:04 PM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

I already posted it earlier today, but it looks like we might see some special centennial USMNT jersey at some point this year.

Graham Zusi retrurns to the US this week to begin training with the USMNT, but he first spoke with Brian Sciaretta about his trial at West Ham United.

His training buddy at West Ham and now with the USMNT, Juan Agudelo, is getting linked some more with a move to Celtic.  And possibly Everton.  Yay silly season!

Jermaine Jones’ four-game ban has been reduced to three games.  And Jones picked up an injury during training camp in Qatar, so I don’t expect him to come back to the US to train/play with the USMNT like he did last year when he had a lengthy suspension around this time.

It looks like only 8,000 tickets have been sold so far for the friendly against Canada.

And one last thing about the USMNT.  Tony Beltran kicks off’s January Camp journal entries.

Stuart Holden will be part of Bolton’s gameday roster for tomorrow’s FA Cup match against Sunderland.

It looks like Clint Dempsey will be looked upon to step up for Tottenham by Andre Villas-Boas while Emmanuel Adebayor leaves for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Not shocking, but Jurgen Klinsmann helped with Michael Parkhurst’s move to Augsburg.

Tony Taylor came off the bench and played nine minutes for Estoril in their 1-0 win over Beira-Mar today.  He played in their cup game last week and this was his first league appearance since late November, so he is slowly starting to get some more playing time.

Shawn Parker scored for Mainz in some Winter Cup match/friendly against Borussia Dortmund.  And here are some highlights of the goal.

Bruce Arena was asked about Landon Donovan’s future and we really don’t learn anything new.

FD: Landon Donovan?
BA: As we get closer to reporting date we’re going to finalize where he’s headed this year.

FD: Sounds optimistic?
BA: You never know with Landon, so we’ll see.

Bobby Wood is hitting the weights in Turkey during 1860 Munich’s training camp.

Goalkeeper Samir Badr is training with Manchester United this week before reporting to some MLS team’s training camp next month.  Badr was supposed to play with Haras El Hodood of the Egyptian Premier League last year before the season was canceled.

Some new jerseys/kits are slowly starting to leak out for next season.  Here is Djurgardens IF’s away kit for next season.  Hopefully Brian Span will wear it some more in 2013 as he appeared in only nine league games in 2012.

Bob Bradley and Egypt lost 4-2 to Ivory Coast in one of their final friendlies before World Cup qualification resumes in March.

And finally, could Bob and Klinsi battle in the future for a 20-year-old forward?  Probably not, but Amro Tarek Abd El-Aziz was born in the US and is apparently being looked at by US scouts according to that article, although he last played for Egypt’s U-20 team.  He has scored one goal in 13 appearances with Wolfsburg II in the German Regionalliga in 2012-13.

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Categories: Amro Tarek Abd El-Aziz, Bob Bradley, Bobby Wood, Brian Span, Clint Dempsey, Graham Zusi, Jermaine Jones, Juan Agudelo, Landon Donovan, Michael Parkhurst, Samir Badr, Shawn Parker, Stuart Holden, Tony Taylor, US Men's National Team

7 Responses to “Monday night links”

  1. daniil says:

    Samir Badr had some real potential in the US as a youth and going to Egypt seemed like a modest career move. Glad to see him getting some looks.

  2. Trent Hill says:

    Hoping he does well. Looks to have potential as daniil said.

    Since we’re on the subject of goalkeepers–why are Yelldell or Steve Clark not considered the third choice keepers?

  3. Matt says:

    I thought Clark was worthy of a call-in this camp, but I don’t know if he is on Klinsmann’s radar or not.

    As for Yelldell, he does have one cap, but I think he fell off the radar once he moved Bayer Leverkusen……he has barely played over the last two seasons (no league appearances and one cup appearance). He even played one game for Bayer Leverkusen II in the Regionalliga in December…..not ideal for a 31-year-old keeper.

  4. Kenan says:

    Goodson is going to turkey ( Orduspor) FYI .

  5. Gregory says:

    Bill Hamid and Sean Johnson have huge upside. MLS produces elite keepers. The MLS needs to profit off Hamid and Johnson.

  6. William says:

    8000 tickets because the game is on a weeknight…I would’ve gone – 4 hour drive – but I have work the next day.

    I’m sure Dempsey will fill in nicely.

    Agudelo needs a move to any of those clubs mentioned.

  7. Trent Hill says:

    Im guessing Agudelo to Celtic.

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