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A few things for Thursday
   August 8, 2013 (1:17 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

Here are a few links.

In yesterday’s links, I posted about Alejandro Bedoya getting some interest from French side Nantes.  Ives spoke to his agent, Lyle Yorks, who confirmed that Bedoya is in France to finalize the deal.

Jozy Altidore had an assist in Sunderland’s 1-0 win over FC Midtjylland in Denmark yesterday.  Here is a photo of Altidore from the game.

Jonathan Bornstein went the full 90 minutes in Tigres’ 0-0 draw to Cruz Azul Hidalgo in Copa MX action last night.  Tom Marshall broke down the other Americans in Copa MX action from last night, including a start by Monterrey’s Alonso Hernandez.

Christian Eissele scored his 22nd league goal (27 across all competitions) in Kemi Kings’ 1-0 win over Tervarit in Finland yesterday.  We have had a bunch of goals lately, which you can always follow along with our goal tracker.

Michael Nanchoff finally made his Swedish debut yesterday, getting the start and playing 73 minutes in Jönköpings Södra’s 3-1 loss to Örebro

Germany’s U-21 head coach is trying to call in Anthony Brooks the day before the US game against Bosnia.

Brian Sciaretta caught up with Russell Canouse recently to talk about being named captain of Hoffenheim’s U-19 team among other things.

The New York Red Bulls decided to pass on Mike Grella.

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6 Responses to “A few things for Thursday”

  1. Trent Hill says:

    People on twitter were saying the Jozy assist was a “sweet backheel” and that he was “strong with his back to the goal”–so he must’ve done alright. would love to see highlights.

    Alonso Hernandez and Paul Arriola both started for their clubs this week. Good news.

    I’ve said it before, it bears saying again: Christian Eissele needs to move at least one division up. He’s clearly too good at the 3rd level in Finland.

    Surely Brooks chooses a full team call up (that doesn’t captie him) over an U-21 call up that he’s only received because we’re after him. I am hopeful this will not be another Chandler situation–I want Brooks to make a decision to represent the USMNT and then say he is FULLY committed.

  2. Tim H. says:

    I hope Brooks realizes we’re offering him a spot on the national team and a good chance at being the World Cup squad in 2014. Hopefully starting as well and becoming a stabilizing force in our backline. Whereas with Germany, he won’t be a part of the German national team or their WC squads until much later in his career, if at all. Jurgen needs to remind him of that constantly.

  3. daniil says:

    Alonso hernandez is a very good footballer. Started a few games at the end of last season and got time in the liguilla. Breaking into monterrey’s first team at age 19 is amazing. Imo hernandez is better than arriola but he is a year oler. Both are exciting prospects.

  4. Carlos M says:

    No JA Brooks in squad Germany U-21:

  5. Carlos M says:

    But, Shawn Parker is in the roster for Germany U-21…

  6. Trent Hill says:

    That’s ok, Carlos, we weren’t going after Shawn Parker as hard, nor did we expect him to get the call this time around. The U-21s don’t bind you to anything. Still would’ve liked to have seen him called up, but he’s a long way yet from being bound to Germany. Same for Julian Green, nothing to worry about yet. I’d like to get both, of course, but it’s a timing thing.

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