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Some links for Thursday
   April 17, 2014 (6:35 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post
 

A couple USMNT notes to get out of the way first.  The pre-World Cup camp will begin May 14 with a full squad expected to report, including all MLS players who make the initial roster.  ESPN FC’s Jeff Carlisle wrote some words about life on the World Cup roster bubble.

The US U-20 team continued their success at the Dallas Cup with a 1-0 win over Tigres yesterday.  Rubio Rubin scored the lone goal and hopefully some highlights of this will pop up in the near future.  Speaking of highlights, here are some of the US’s first win from Sunday against River Plate.  With yesterday’s win, the US took all nine points from their group and advance to the semifinals where they will play Fluminense on Friday at 7:30 PM.

US Soccer also put up a little video of Tab Ramos talking about identifying players for this current U-20 cycle.

Staying with the U-20 theme, Brian Sciaretta has an article up on Lynden Gooch and his highlight-reel goals.

Continuing down the youth national team totem pole, the U-18 team lost to Mexico, 4-3, in a friendly at the StubHub Center last weekend and US Soccer has some highlights from the match.

Last we heard from Timothy Chandler, he was running on the side for Nurnberg and now we know that he has resumed training with a ball.  Chandler and Nurnberg are hoping that he can return to the field before the end of the Bundesliga season.  Here is also a video of Chandler rehabbing from February.

While Danny Williams returned to the field with Reading earlier this week, he is still managing his knee injury and the team is not sure how his knee will react to him playing 60 minutes.

John Brooks did not dress for Hertha Berlina’s game last weekend and it looks like he might be in the doghouse with manager Jos Luhukay.  According to this Google-translated article, Luhukay is annoyed by Brooks’ “lack of professionalism”, including getting an extensive back tattoo which is affecting his training.

I forgot to post this earlier this week, but due to some injuries at Southampton, Cody Cropper dressed as the back-up goalkeeper in the Saints’ 1-0 loss to Cardiff City last weekend.

A new name to keep an eye on down in Mexico, 19-year-old centerback Miguel Palafox made his professional debut with Club Leon last weekend.

Bodens BK in Sweden seems to have a pipeline to America as yet another American, Eddy Prugh, is now at the club and Prugh earned Man of the Match honors last weekend.

 
Categories: Cody Cropper, Danny Williams, Eddy Prugh, John Brooks, Lynden Gooch, Miguel Palafox, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team, US U-20 National Team
 

4 Responses to “Some links for Thursday”

  1. CP says:

    Chandler looked good in the video (looks like it was at 4 weeks though?)…I bet he plays next week and starts the following…As long as he kept up his physical endurance during the rehabilitation, he should be back to full strength VERY quickly! More then enough time for the WC training camp too…hopefully Klinsmann gives him one of the 30 spots as I am sure he would make the cut to 23…that would also allow us to have Cameron replace Gonzalez at CB… :-)

  2. daniil says:

    Fact: Chandler is done for this cycle. Think about what your saying, mate, we are not going to take a player who has not been in the team in 14 months and put him in a world cup camp out of the blue.

  3. daniil says:

    This isn’t football manager or fifa, you can’t just plug the players with the highest ratings into your lineup and win. There are real life factors that go in to the process. Chemistry, on *and* off the field, is important. Chemistry comes from continuity in the team.

  4. Trent Hill says:

    Chandler has 3 USMNT games and some Bundesliga games to get on track. I doubt he makes the squad, but it wouldn’t be out of the question.

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