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Random Tuesday linkage
   July 2, 2013 (12:01 AM) by Matt     Email This Post Email This Post
 

The USMNT Gold Cup squad started up training yesterday in San Diego.  Josh Gatt left his game at Molde FK this weekend with a knee injury, but still no news to report on how bad (or good?) it is as they wait for the MRI results.  Cory Ashe is also day-to-day with a thigh contusion.

Here is a Google-translated article about Jurgen Klinsmann wanting Bobby Wood for the Gold Cup, but 1860 Munich persuaded that it was in his best interest to stay in Europe for preseason training.

As for another Wood(s), USMNT goalkeeper coach Chris Woods was officially named the goalkeeper coach at Manchester United.  Woods was the goalkeeper coach under David Moyes at Everton, and as for the good news, will get to continue coaching with the USMNT (although he won’t be with the team at the Gold Cup).

Jozy Altidore sat down with Grant Wahl recently for this video interview.  Greg Seltzer has some Jozy transfer goodies here and here.  He also has some more stuff on Alejandro Bedoya and Joe Gyau.  And he lets us know that US youth forward Rubio Rubin will sign a deal with FC Utrecht next spring once he turns 18.

Will Packwood is jogging for the first time since his nasty leg injury (and surgeries).  Good to hear.

Timothy Chandler has returned from his knee injury and started a preseason friendly for Nurnberg over the weekend.

As for some more preseason friendly stuff from the weekend, Alfredo Morales started for FC Ingolstadt in a friendly against Maccabi Tel Aviv.  And Julian Green had a hat trick on Saturday in Pep Guardiola’s first game with Bayern Munich, a 15-1 win over some fan club.  Then followed that up with a hat trick on Sunday in another friendly with Bayern Munich’s senior team against another amateur team.  In my opinion, there is a good chance the 18-year-old could be playing with Bayern’s U-23 team this upcoming season.  He scored 10 goals in 28 league games with their U-19 team last season.

Fabian Hurzeler is training with Hoffenheim’s senior team to start out the preseason.

It looks like Borussia Mönchengladbach could be interested in signing US U-20er Mario Rodriguez to their youth team.

Here is a video interview with Aubrey Perry and Charles Renken about their trial at Nyköpings BIS in Sweden.

And finally, OT reader/frequent commenter Daniil let us know that 15-year-old Elbert Green of the Pacific Soccer Academy is down in Honduras training with Olimpia.  Green was born in San Jose, California.

 
Categories: Alejandro Bedoya, Alfredo Morales, Aubrey Perry, Charles Renken, Cory Ashe, Elbert Green, Fabian Hurzeler, Joe Gyau, Josh Gatt, Jozy Altidore, Julian Green, Mario Rodriguez, Rubio Rubin, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team, Will Packwood
 

3 Responses to “Random Tuesday linkage”

  1. daniil says:

    Great to see all these guys about to move up the ladder

    Julian green had a nice year last year, it’ll be interesting to see if Green or Hurzeler can break into the senior team this season

  2. Kyle #2 says:

    I don’t know too much about Mr. Green’s US/Germany preference but is there going to be any tug-of-war here or is he a US lock?

  3. William says:

    If Gatt didn’t have bad luck, he wouldn’t have any luck at all.

    Thanks 1860 Munich. Games > Training IMO. Explains why Wondo is in the GC Sq.

    An American coach at ManUtd?!?! Good stuff.

    Jozy to Sunderland wouldn’t be half bad. At least we would get to watch him on TV a lot more.

    I hope Gyau has a breakout season. Why is he not on the GC roster I wonder? Just curious.

    I have liked Bedoya for a while now…hope he moves to Holland!

    Good question about Green Kyle #2…I would like to know as well.

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