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Friday morning links
   May 31, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

Some links to check out while enjoying that morning coffee.

The US U-20 team lost to Colombia, 2-1, on Thursday in their second game of the Toulon Tournament.  Danny Garcia gave the US a lead in the seventh minute, but Colombia scored twice early in the second half to win.  Here are some highlights from the game and some post-game quotes from Tab Ramos and Danny Garcia.

Also in action last night, Edgar Castillo went the full 90 minutes (Joe Corona was an unused sub) as Tijuana were knocked out of Copa Libertadores in the quarterfinals due to away goals.  I also found this story pretty interesting on Tijuana’s travels since January.  They just traveled to Belo Horizonte, Brazil (6,020 miles), while the distance between San Diego and London is 5,470 miles.

Michael Bradley and Roma will be headed to Kansas City this summer to partake in the MLS All-Star Game.  Here is a video of Bradley talking about the game.

We are slowly entering the silly season and Greg Seltzer give us some goodies on Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey.

Jonathan Bornstein has been transfer-listed by Tigres with Liga MX draft next Wednesday.  If Bornstein doesn’t sign with another Mexican club by Wednesday, he will either have to stay with Tigres or leave Mexico.

Bury released Euan Holden last week, but he is interested in returning since the club has some new owners who have turned around the club’s financial situation.

Nottingham Forest might be interested in Eric Lichaj.

Geoff Cameron, Brek Shea and Maurice Edu will have a new manager to impress at Stoke City as the club has appointed Mark Hughes.  This will be Hughes’ fifth different club since 2008.

It looks like DC United have passed on Mike Grella after his trial.

I can’t remember if I posted this last week or not, but Kenya Brown spoke to Conor O’Brien about playing in Champions League next season.

And in some news that makes me happy.  Sky Sports News (likely on in the background when I am doing these posts late at night) will stick around on Fox Sports 1 once Fox Soccer shuts down.

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

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8 Responses to “Friday morning links”

  1. Trevor says:

    Schalke or Lazio would be huge for Jozy.

    I don’t think Schalke have that much depth at striker and he could see some decent minutes behind Huntelaar. Lazio might be a better fit, but a questionable environment. If he went to either of those teams he’d be behind some world class strikers in Klose and Huntelaar.

  2. Trent Hill says:

    I just want him to get playing time, wherever he goes. Preferably EPL, Serie A, or Bundesliga.

  3. 2tone says:

    Actually it was Will Trapp that got the glancing header goal for the U-20’s. Danny Garcia provided the corner kick.

  4. daniil says:

    Lazio? Well he has shown he can deal with racism, but that’s a whole nother can of worms. Germany or England would be the best places I think, but I’m sure in the end jozy will make the call that’s best for him.

  5. Matt says:

    The game recap is giving Garcia credit:

    “U.S. forward Danny Garcia got his first start of the tournament and scored directly off a corner kick to give the team its first lead in the event in the seventh minute.”

    As is the tournament:

  6. daniil says:


  7. 2tone says:

    Well that’s cool. Maybe somehow Trapp didn’t touch the ball.

  8. Kyle says:

    Bruno Piceno, came off the bench and played for Tijuana v Miniero.

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