As of right now, the US-Ukraine friendly is back on after it looked like it was going to be canceled. If you have been out of the loop, three players withdrew from the roster on Saturday due to injuries/personal reasons, while Jonathan Spector was called into camp.
US Soccer officially unveiled their new
golf polos home World Cup shirts on Monday. Also, here is a closer look at the font that will be used for the names and numbers.
Sunil Gulati was unanimously re-elected as President of US Soccer.
Roger Bennett is doing a four-part series on the 1994 USMNT and here is part one.
With a lot of US players leaving Europe over the last couple months, Brian Sciaretta takes a look at one player, Geoff Cameron, who is becoming one of the best US players left in Europe.
ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle talked to Will Packwood about his past year which has seen him go from a broken leg to possibly getting his first cap with the USMNT.
There were some rumblings on Twitter over the weekend and now Brek Shea is under investigation over allegedly flipping off some Barnsley fans.
Stuart Holden made his return to the field on Monday with Bolton’s U-21 team only to fall to the ground clutching his knee about 22 minutes into the game. He was able run off the field after being subbed off so fingers crossed that it is not anything serious. Here is a whole photo gallery from the game courtesy of Lion of Vienna Suite’s Facebook page.
Eric Lichaj also had to be subbed out early and limped off the field in Nottingham Forest’s game against Wigan over the weekend.
We did have some goals this weekend. Terrence Boyd scored in Rapid Vienna’s 6-3 loss to Salzburg (highlights). DaMarcus Beasley saw his daughter be born on Saturday then scored a goal on Sunday (highlights). Christian Eissele is back at it in Finland and recorded a hat trick for Kemi Kings. And Mario Rodriguez found the back of the net twice in Borussia Mönchengladbach II’s win on Friday. As always, you can follow along with our goal tracker.
We also had some goals scored with youth teams. Paul Arriola scored for Tijuana’s U-20 team in a 3-3 draw on Saturday. And Emerson Hyndman scored from the penalty spot for Fulham’s U-18 team over the weekend.
Ethan Horvath got the start between the sticks for Molde FK in a friendly against FC Lokomotiv Moscow and here are some highlights.
UMBC goalkeeper Phil Saunders is headed to English League One side Crewe Alexandra for a trial this week.
Speaking of goalkeepers, OT goalkeeper guru Will spoke with some other goalies on a variety of topics, including Howard vs. Guzan. It is a decent read, so go check it out.
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Matt likes soccer. He likes sleeping in. He is also amused easily. That is pretty much it.