A couple things for Tuesday morning.
Greg Seltzer is reporting that Sunderland made an offer around seven million euros (around 9.5 million in US dollars) to Roma for Michael Bradley and that Roma laughed it off.
I was playing around with Whoscored.com last night and was able to figure out that Alejandro Bedoya’s 91.2% passing percentage is the 12th best in Ligue 1 so far among players with at least 40 attempted passes and the fifth best among midfielders. Not a bad start to season. Here is also a photo from Nantes’ website of Bedoya showing off his vertical abilities. And another of him looking like he is dancing over the ball. Ole.
Brek Shea is getting closer to returning to Stoke City’s first team. He played the first half with the U-21 team in a loss to Wolverhampton on Monday.
Tim Ream played defensive midfielder for Bolton over the weekend and apparently did a good job.
Sebastian Lletget scored in his third consecutive U-21 match for West Ham on Friday. He has to be close to seeing at least the bench for the first team in a cup match or even a Premier League game.
ESPN’s Doug McIntyre breaks down who is hot and who is not among USMNT pool players.
Tyler Ruthven can now be found in Finland with KuPS. The defender played with Swedish side IK Brage earlier this season, appearing in 12 league games, but parted ways with the club during their little summer break. Ruthven will join Cameroonian-born American Etchu Tabe at KuPS.
Friend of OT, Futbol Intellect’s Maxi Rodriguez, dives into Clint Dempsey and the changing place of Europe in the minds of US fans.
And finally, Bundesliga Fanatic’s Gerry Wittmann takes a look at Julian Green.
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Matt likes soccer. He likes sleeping in. He is also amused easily. That is pretty much it.