Jozy Altidore officially became a member of Sunderland on Monday. And on Tuesday, he was with the team in Italy and scoring a goal in a preseason friendly. Here is a photo of Jozy from that game. And here is a story from Sunderland’s website with some quotes from Altidore about signing with the team.
While Jozy has scored four goals in his last four games with the USMNT, Chris Wondow…..I mean Wondolowski has scored four in his last two games. And in a cool story, Drew Carey donated some money to two charities in order to buy the “Wondowlowski” jersey.
Jurgen Klinsmann told the press after Tuesday’s game that he did not start Stuart Holden, Oguchi Onyewu or Herculez Gomez due to their prior knee injuries and the turf field at Jeld-Wen Field.
US Soccer has added two videos to their YouTube channel this week, field-level highlights from last Friday’s game against Guatemala and a video of Holden breaking down his first career USMNT goal from 2009.
While Jozy is no longer at AZ Alkmaar, here is what Aron Johannsson and AZ will be wearing next year. Some interesting collars.
Tony Taylor scored another goal for AC Omonia in a preseason friendly against Xanthi Skoda on Tuesday. Taylor scored last week against Hapoel Tel Aviv and here are highlights from that game (Taylor’s goal is around the 9:40 mark).
Bryan Gerzicich is now at Hapoel Tel Aviv and Brian Sciaretta got some quotes from him about the move. Sciaretta also talked to Diego Chavarri about his loan move to Iran.
Here is a story from a local Reading paper on Danny Williams. It also includes this photo of him from training.
The Daily Mail (yeah, I know) is saying Maurice Edu will be making a permanent move back to Bursaspor. Edu played in only one league game for Stoke City in 2012-13 before going out on loan to Bursaspor and appearing in 11 league games before ending the season with an injury.
Seb Hines hasn’t been participating with Middlesbrough’s preseason as he continues to rehab from knee surgery.
While he likely won’t play much with Bayern Munich’s senior team during the season, Julian Green continues to see the field with the first team during the preseason.
Michael Hoyos is headed to Greece to play with OFI this upcoming season on a season-long loan. He also wants to play for the US.
Tyler Ruthven is no longer with IK Brage in Sweden.
Want some news on some youth players? Emerson Hyndman, FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman’s grandson, has signed an extension with Fulham. And US U-18 midfielder Omar Thompson has signed a professional contract with Wigan Athletic.
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