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Links more exciting than a 0-0 draw
   January 29, 2013 (11:18 PM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

There was really nothing to take away from the US-Canada game, but here are the “highlights” for those that missed it.  I would suggest just checking those out over watching the whole game if you DVR’d it.

As for some other games of note from Tuesday.  Maurice Edu and Bursaspor also played to a 0-0 draw in the Turkish Cup (highlights here).  Jozy Altidore scored his 20th goal of the season in AZ’s 5-0 victory over Den Bosch in the KNVB Cup (highlights here).  I would check out those highlights for his goal and his post-game interview where he addresses the racial cheers by the opposing fans.  Altidore’s 20 goals across all competitions is a new career high after netting 19 last year.  He is also the second American to reach 20 in a top-flight European league, only trailing Clint Dempsey’s 23 goals from last season.

There was also two games in the Premier League on Tuesday.  Brad Guzan and Aston Villa continue their struggling ways in a 2-1 loss to the French National Team Newcastle United (highlights here).  And Geoff Cameron returned from injury to go 90 minutes in a 2-2 draw to Wigan (highlights here).

I made note the other day about how the expected starters on the USMNT backline have all missed some time this month.  As for the latest update, Cameron is playing again.  Carlos Bocanegra is playing again.  The announcers on the USMNT telecast mentioned that Steve Cherundolo is probably out for next week’s game according to Jurgen Klinsmann.  And it looks like Fabian Johnson is expected back to training with Hoffenheim on Wednesday.

As for replacing Cherundolo, Brian Sciaretta was told by some sources that Timothy Chandler will be with the US for the Honduras qualifier.  Then he can get cap-tied to the US and we can worry about something else for the next couple of months.

Tony Pulis has confirmed that Stoke City are planning on signing Brek Shea pending his physical and him getting a work permit.

Alejandro Bedoya is still without a team, but it is likely that he will re-sign with Helsingborg on another six-month deal.

Aron Johannsson did make the move to AZ Alkmaar and here is a photo of him with Earnie Stewart.

Marc Pelosi scored a goal for Liverpool’s U-21 team in their win over Wolverhampton earlier this week.  You can see the highlights here.  He is #3 and his goal is around the 1:13 mark.

I haven’t seen Devann Yao’s name with Boussu Dour Borinage recently, then he popped up on trial with Birmingham City’s U-21 team.

And finally, American-born Canadian Daniel Stanese has signed with Nurnberg.  While he was born in New York, he has mainly played with Canada’s youth national teams.

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Matt Benson

Matt likes soccer. He likes sleeping in. He is also amused easily. That is pretty much it.

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Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Aron Johannsson, Brad Guzan, Brek Shea, Daniel Stanese, Devann Yao, Fabian Johnson, Geoff Cameron, Jozy Altidore, Marc Pelosi, Maurice Edu, Steve Cherundolo, Timothy Chandler

10 Responses to “Links more exciting than a 0-0 draw”

  1. Trent Hill says:

    Now we just need Earnie Stewart and Jozy to lean on the kid to pick the USA.

    Im surprised Bedoya hasnt attracted any real interest.

  2. Todd says:

    Why would Jozy try to get another striker on the team? He has matured a bit but I imagine he is not that selfless yet!!!

  3. Todd says:

    You are right the links were more interesting than the game….and I learned more too!!!!

  4. Todd says:

    BTW- Micael Bradley 20 goals for Heereveen in 2007-2008

  5. Matt says:

    I have seen people mention 20 and 21 for Bradley in 2007-08, but I am only seeing 18 for Heereveen.

  6. Todd says:

    Didn’t mean that to sound d1ckish.

  7. Todd says:

    Sorry about that I read it on…it said “16 league goals and twenty across all competitions”. I guess I should have check other places.

  8. Todd says:

    Try yanks-abroad and ASN….suggested humblly

  9. Matt says:

    No worries, Todd. I was hoping you knew where the extra goals came from (if it is 20 or 21). Like I said, I have seen like three different numbers reported for Bradley for that season, but nothing 100% definitive.

    I think 18 or 20 is the most correct answer, but Brian Straus even sent out a confused tweet once saying he thought it was 18, but US Soccer was claiming 21.

  10. Todd says:

    Okay I have been looking for about 5 hours and the best I can get it 15 during the regular season…2 in the Europa League, 1 in another competition. At best that makes 18…he also had a couple of goals witht the national team but deffinantely not 20 in Holland…even thought I have read it 4 places now. A game by game search just doesn’t support the claim.

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