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Friday morning links
   October 25, 2013 (12:16 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

So stuff happened yesterday.

I was gone for most of yesterday so I missed out on all the Twitter-hoopla over the big news on Julian Green.  There is a report out of Germany that Green has accepted a call-up to the USMNT friendlies in Europe next month.  Green is currently provisionally cap-tied to Germany after playing in some UEFA U-19 qualifiers earlier this month, so he would have to file a FIFA one-time switch in order to play with the US (he could also just come into the camp and not play in the games without the one-time switch).  His dad has also confirmed the news on Twitter.  Green hasn’t played with Bayern Munich’s first team this season, but he has scored 13 goals in 14 games with the U-23 team in the Regionalliga so far in 2013-14.

If true, Jurgen Klinsmann has a message for Germany:

Jurgen Klinsmann did another Q&A with US Soccer’s website.  The big talking point is that he wants some of the MLS players to go on winter loans during the offseason or they will be involved in the January camp.  As it was reported before, the US will begin the January camp in Los Angeles and finish it up in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Steve Cherundolo (remember him?) also did a Q&A with US Soccer’s website.  He has been training with Hannoer 96 for the last two weeks and hopes to get back into a game in the near future.

The US U-18 team finished second at the Limoges Tournament in France last week.  Here are some highlights of their 1-0 win over the Czech Republic.  And head coach Javier Perez did a Q&A about the second place finish.  That team had three guys currently at youth academies in Europe, Fulham’s Emerson Hyndman, FC Utrecht’s Rubio Rubin and Chelsea’s Kyle Scott.

Another dual-national youth player could be headed to the USMNT, but not for a few years.  New England Revolution’s Diego Fagundez secured permanent residency status in the US and plans to seek US citizenship.  Now we play the waiting game for the next three to five years.

Mark Hughes made some comments last week that Brek Shea was wanting to go out on loan in search of playing time.  And now Shea spoke to some local press in the UK about the same and revealed that he was close to getting loaned out to Derby County until Nigel Clough was fired.  Imagine Shea being in this photo.

Brian Sciaretta talked to Edgar Castillo this week about his recent playing time with the USMNT.

Here is a story on Timothy Chandler’s new manager Gertjan Verbeek.

Here is a photo of Oguchi Onyewu with his new QPR jersey.

And finally, Greg Seltzer emptied his statistical notebook on American players in Europe.

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

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Categories: Brek Shea, Diego Fagundez, Edgar Castillo, Emerson Hyndman, Julian Green, Kyle Scott, Oguchi Onyewu, Rubio Rubin, Steve Cherundolo, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team

15 Responses to “Friday morning links”

  1. Jerry says:

    So what your saying is Jurgen is doing everything in his power to make this a lifetime appointment.

  2. Jaime says:

    LOL.. I agree Jerry.. all I can say is he did it again..

    Having Julian Green with us is a great addition to this team..

    Sky is the limit..

  3. Ian says:

    I’m (almost violently) opposed to coaches being extended through a second cycle, but unless we absolutely tank at the WC then I would have no problem with JK staying on.

  4. Jerry says:

    I personally always thought Jurgen was the perfect fit for the Sunil Gulati role. I would love to see one of our own coaches get a shot at coaching the national team such as Peter Vermes, Dominic Kinnear, or hopefully in the future Caleb Porter.

  5. Ian says:

    As an Akron fan, I’ve always been a huge Caleb Porter fan. I’ve made this point before, but I think one of the interesting facets of college soccer is that the coaches are stuck with who’s on the team or “player pool” which is similar to the national team. It’s not like a club team where you can basically go out and buy any leftback in the world if that’s a position your team needs to fill. College and national team coaches have to work with what they’ve got.

  6. brennan says:

    kills me that brek cant break into the stoke side. wish that union punk didnt cheap shot him in a friendly.

  7. Gregory says:

    Green!!! How good is he where does he play?

    I’m not trying to hate but Jurgen is on a level no USA coach can touch. At-least his fame and pedigree. Especially when he calls Europeans on the phone and says want to play for the USA.

  8. Gregory says:

    I do not doubt some MLS/USA coaches might know tactics better then him, but Jurgen has a level of respect from the soccer world that no American has. He has been hooking up Americans before he even became head coach.

    Keep the imports coming, Shawn Parker is next.

  9. Ufficio says:

    Maybe it’s best to calm down a bit on the Julian Green thing. We don’t know if he’s going to file his switch or just come to camp to train/observe.

  10. says:

    I’m actaully pretty shocked about thie. I have never gotten my hopes up about effectively bringing Green into our program, even after he came in for that Holland match. Whatever the outcome may be (not holding my breath, but fairly titillated none the less!), Herr Klinsmann seems to be effective in landing the multi-national players.

  11. Bird says:

    Beautiful assist from Timmy Chandler just now. The striker was offside but the line judge missed it, goal nurnberg. Great through ball though.

  12. Howie says:

    I can’t stop watching that gif.

  13. Mitch Malitz says:

    Yeah the gif is pure gold

  14. Trent Hill says:

    Green is a big get–if we get him. But i suspect he’ll just be observing in the January camp.

    Next up: Shawn Parker, then Maki Tall.

  15. Cody says:

    We love you Klinsmann!! We love you forever and ever!

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