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Monday morning links
   September 23, 2013 (12:04 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

Some links to start off the week.

While I am working these 16-hour Saturdays this fall, probably won’t have time do weekend editions of The OT Report.  That said, Steven Goff always has a good rundown of Americans in the top leagues in Europe.

We did have 11 goals scored by nine different Americans over the weekend, which you can follow along with our goal tracker.  As for some highlights, Terrence Boyd has scored in three straight league games after this weekend’s goal.  Geoff Cameron scored his first career Premier League goal in a loss to Arsenal.  Matt Taylor continues to score for Preußen Münster in Germany.  FC Dallas’ Bobby Warshaw scored his second goal since being sent out on loan to Sweden.  And Brad Guzan was amazing, saving a penalty kick and made another diving save late to preserve a clean sheet.

Guzan’s strong play led him to be named to ESPN FC’s Premier League Team of the Weekend.

John Brooks had to be subbed out of Hertha Berlin’s 1-1 draw to Freiburg with a dislocated elbow.

DaMarcus Beasley did not play this weekend for Puebla due to a hamstring injury.

While some players picked up some injuries, Herculez Gomez is getting closer to seeing the field with Tijuana.  Herc played 45 minutes with Tijuana’s U-20 team on Friday.

Jozy Altidore will have a new manager soon as Sunderland have fired Paolo Di Canio.  Jozy also updated his ESPN FC blog about his disallowed goal from last weekend.

Also over the weekend, American-born forward Kevin Hoyos scored for CD Victoria in Honduras in a 2-1 loss.

US Soccer’s Youtube channel has been putting up random videos celebrating the centennial this year.  The latest is a look back at the US’s 3-0 win over Argentina at the 1995 Copa America.

And for a random read, here is an interview with 43-year-old English goalkeeper David James as he continues his career with IBV in Iceland (h/t Zac Lee Rigg).  This is the same league that Josh Wicks and Chukwudi Chijindu play in with Thor.

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7 Responses to “Monday morning links”

  1. Trent Hill says:

    Does anyone know how old Kevin Hoyos is? I’ve been thinking 20 or so, but it’s possible i’m off. Also, does anyone know if he’s made a move from Estudiantes to Vitoria, or is a loan?

    In other news:

    Michael Hoyos (22) has now made 1 start and 2 sub appearances for OFI Crete in the Greek league. He was in the 18 for them 3 other times. So, at least he’s seeing playing time. They have only played 8 games thus far, I think.

    Rogelio Funes Mori (22) made the move from River Plate to Benfica not so long ago. 8 days ago he made his debut, appearing for Benfica B. He scored a goal in his only appearance thus far. I’d expect him to get more playing time in this young Benfica-B squad. It will be interesting to see if he can move to Benfica’s A.

    Meanwhile, his twin brother Ramiro Funes Mori (22) is still playing with River Plate. He’s made 1 sub appearance (23 minutes) for the club and made the 18 one other time in the 8 matches thus far. He might need a move like his brother to a less competitive league (or team) in order to get playing time.

    I’d love to see how any of these players did in MLS.

  2. Daniil says:

    thinking of arturo alvarez, id suspect they would be no more than average MLS players. MLS is not very weak. It is different, it has very poor qualities, but the individual players are pretty decent.

  3. Howie says:

    Kevin Hoyos was born in February 1993 according to this 2010 article by Brian Sciaretta.

  4. Trent Hill says:

    So 20.

    I suspect Michael Hoyos and Rogelio could still see call-ups. Kevin Hoyos and Ramiro seem unlikely.

    Still, all these guys are still youngish. I know 22 isn’t YOUNG per se, but how many of our guys on the squad didnt really seem to properly blossom until after that age?

  5. daniil says:

    A decent number, but mostly that’s from people coming up in north america (college-mls).

  6. daniil says:

    Michael bradley, jozy altidore, all the germans, they were in better situations at age 22, freddy adu, ryan guy are two who come to mind who were at a similar level as these guys.

  7. Trent Hill says:

    Ryan Guy was in the LOI–that’s a VERY low standard. Much below Brazil or Greece. Trust me, I watch it every week.

    And any Adu comparison is fundamentally unfair. But we mostly agree.

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