Still have the U-20s on the mind and Brian Sciaretta gives us his 21 tickets for Turkey.
Sciaretta also talked to Daniel Cuevas this week about qualifying for the U-20 World Cup.
Another U-20er, Juan Ocegueda, took to twitter to tell fans why he picked the US over Mexico. Just scroll down his timeline to his tweets from March 6.
Carlos Bocanegra is struggling to see the field at Racing Santander and apparently has lost his starting spot.
And if you want to be semi-depressed, John Godfrey breaks down the struggles along the back line for the USMNT.
Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic will be out a month with an ankle injury, which probably means Michael Bradley will return to the starting lineup. Bradley has come off the bench in two of his last three games.
I forget whether I posted this last week or not (and I am currently too lazy to look and see), but here is a NY Times story/interview with Brad Guzan. Can’t hurt to post to it twice.
Tijuana continues their hot streak in Copa Libertadores with a 1-0 win over defending champions and 2012 FIFA Club World Cup champions Corinthians. Joe Corona got the start while Greg Garza came off the bench.
We posted about Daniel Antunez playing with Chivas USA during training camp. Well, he officially signed with the club this week. Antunez last played for Inter Turku in Finland in 2012. Also, we might pass around a hat to take up a collection so OT can sponsor at tarp at a Chivas USA game at the Home Depot Center. Just joking (or am I?).
Sticking with the Chivas USA theme, Franco Panizo talked to Juan Agudelo about playing for Chivas and his training stints in Europe this offseason.
Here is a post-game interview with Conor O’Brien after FC Nordsjælland’s win from the weekend.
And this has nothing to do with Americans in Europe, but this might be the worst conditions ever for a corner kick.
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Matt likes soccer. He likes sleeping in. He is also amused easily. That is pretty much it.