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Only a few links for the morning
   February 28, 2013 (12:04 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

So Jozy Altidore had himself a nice little game yesterday.  Here is a post-game interview with Altidore.  AZ Alkmaar is now headed to the final of the KNVB Cup on May 9 against PSV Eindhoven.  Jozy has scored seven goals in five KNVB Cup matches this year, including at least one in each of the five games, becoming the first AZ player to do that since Barry van Galen in 2000-01.

Jozy wasn’t the only American who scored yesterday.  Zach Pfeffer scored for Hoffenheim’s U-19 team in a 3-0 win over SC Freiburg.  Russell Canouse also went the full 90 minutes for Hoffenheim.

Sticking with Hoffenheim, the team’s website has an interview up with Fabian Johnson.  On a slight Johnson tangent, what if Edgar Castillo continues to play well?  Maybe start Castillo at left back for the USMNT and bump Johnson up to midfield on the left side to create some width?  Just spitballing here.

Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht lost in league play yesterday, the team’s first since October 27.  The team was 13-0-2 in league play over that stretch before yesterday’s loss.  And Kljestan talked to Greg Seltzer about a few things as well as the possibility of becoming a captain at Anderlecht in the future.

Thanks to Armando for e-mailing this in, but here is a video on Jermaine Jones.  It looks to be from last September, but I had not seen it before.

Our goal tracker has been a lot busier this month, especially in the last week.  So check that out.

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9 Responses to “Only a few links for the morning”

  1. Trevor says:

    Man, that guy doing the interview is a jerk.

  2. Kyle says:

    I had that exact thought after watching Castillo run rampant in the game the other day. Johnson to left mid and Start Castillo at left back. IMO we should stick with natural lefties on the side.

  3. Jason says:

    I’m having a problem viewing your text through my iPhone…the text from the advertisements is overlapping the article text…not sure if anyone else has had the same problem. Thanks.

  4. Matt says:

    Jason, I am aware of the problem and still trying to figure out what is up. This site is not supposed to have any ads so something is secretly embedding them, but I haven’t been able to pinpoint what exactly is causing it.

  5. 2tone says:

    Fabian isn’t a natural leftie, so that line of thinking is thrown out the door. Fabian is naturally right footed.

  6. Jason says:

    Thank you, Matt. Love the site regardless.

  7. daniil says:

    castillo’s last game, just be aware, was home in tijuana against a bolivian club. all due respect, factoring travel, not the tougheest fixture.

    That being said
    Away to millianarios and in the liguilla last season he was great also
    Fabian johnson at outside mid is a juicy proposition, but idk what klinsi would think of playing an outside mid even if he had the option

  8. daniil says:

    Id like to see castillo in a few more libertadores matches to see how he stacks up. Let’s see him against pato’s corintthians and away to san jose, three really challenging fixtures, before we annoint him

  9. Trent Hill says:

    We definitely need width. It’s clear that Jozy thrives with some width and we need to be accommodating that (And using the entire field, anyway).

    I just want to see Dempsey, Bradley, Jozy, Fabian Johnson, Timothy Chandler, and Jermaine Jones all turn it on and play like we know they can in a game. Preferably against Mexico.

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