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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Matt likes soccer. He likes sleeping in. He is also amused easily. That is pretty much it.