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Hump day links
   May 7, 2014 (12:42 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

A couple things for Wednesday.

The USMNT will be featured on Showtime’s 60 Minutes Sports tonight and you can check out a trailer right here.

The guys over at ESPN FC decided to guess at which 23 guys will make the final World Cup roster.  We probably should do that on this site, so maybe I will put something together in the next week.

One of those ESPN writers, Doug McIntyre, spoke to Tim Howard last week after Howard signed his contract extension with Everton.

Stuart Holden’s contract with Bolton runs out this summer, but it looks like he and the club are talking about a new contract.  Here is a also a quick video of Holden working out and rehabbing.

Howie posted about Josh Gatt’s knee injury back in March and he is now set for his second ACL surgery next week.

Omar Gonzalez had to be subbed out of the LA Galaxy’s game this past weekend with a knee injury, but it does not appear to be serious.

Brian Sciaretta likes writing so here are some interviews with Joe Gyau and Jonathan Spector.

Kristan Heneage spoke to Duane Holmes being an American and the 2016 Olympics.

Fabian Johnson will be joining Borussia Mönchengladbach this summer after the World Cup and here is what his new home jersey for next season will look like.

And there have been a lot of goals from guys in lower leagues recently, so check out the goal tracker for updated numbers and highlights.

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10 Responses to “Hump day links”

  1. CP says:

    The contributors at ESPN I think are really missing out on the 23 man squad. The Germans (not the MLS players) will make the squad…
    Chandler: Personally, I can’t see him not going (since he is healthy). He is one of only two on the USMNT with the pace and positioning at RB to handle Ronaldo and Asamoah (and we definitely want FJ at LB…Cameron can play CB)
    Brooks: Given current form, I gotta think he will beat out Parkhurst and maybe even Gonzalez
    Boyd: I really can’t see Wondo beating out Boyd unless he looks much better than him in camp
    Williams: if healthy, he has to be considered, again given his pace

    While people will cry foul and say there is a German bias, Klinmann will then calmly respond that this should not be a surprise and that he has told everyone all along that people playing in Europe will be given preferential treatment…

    And then watch everyone scramble to Europe as they will finally realize Klinsmann meant what he said all along and that he does in fact hold the keys to the roster to the 2016 Olympics, 2017 Confederations Cup, and the 2018 World Cup!

  2. CP says:

    I realize I am overstating the above a tad, but I really do hope that Klinsmann sticks to his guns…
    1) Because I like it when people keep their word, and
    2) I think that the above 4 players would make our squad much better (as long as the rest of the team is not effected by the Germany controversy that follows)…

  3. Gregory says:

    Please don’t even bother critiquing ESPN soccer articles. They write whatever bull they think wil sell and have zero integrity. ESPN will censors the comment boards if you out blunders in a article.

  4. daniil says:

    Where did all the mo edu talk come from? He’s been good at philly but… not in the team enough to make it I think.

    Chandler… I mean I guess everyones sick of CP and me itirating these points but I maintain that chandler has 0 chance of making the team. It really doesn’t matter how good he is, he would need more time to get with the flow of the team than he has. To quote bobby warshaw, a stanford poli-sci major who knows more about soccer than we do, “the team that gets its stuff right more than the other team wins the game.” Without playing for us, chandler will not fit right into the system = no cohesion = we lose. Too much to learn, and too little time to do it

  5. Gregory says:


    It’s the MLS bump.

    Same thing happened with Clarence Goodson. Goodson has always been solid but he’s 31 and his game has dropped. Second he plays solid in the MLS his stock is higher then when he was starting for a decent Euro contender.

    Danny Williams and J. Jones are on another level then Beckermen.

  6. CP says:

    Daniil, I will politely disagree…I think our team is above the politics of 1 player…and Chandler is night and day above Evans in talent and pace… And if Chandler had 0 chance, then Klinsmann should stop talking about him so much.. 🙂

  7. Gregory says:

    Chandler has had the RB spot ever since the Russia win. He can play on another level then Brad Evans. I said months ago it doesn’t matter who Jurgen is playing at RB because a healthy Chandler wins the spot.

    Brad Evans getting all that playing time was in case Chandler wasn’t healthy. It also helps hype Evans and fellow MLSers.

  8. Aaron says:

    Gregory… We drew Russia 2-2, I’ll agree the draw in Russia felt like a win

  9. Gregory says:

    Haha your right Mix hitting that volley made it feel like a win.

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