I already did a links post this morning, but today has been so busy with little tidbits, here is another rather than save them for Monday.
It looks like the US-Belgium friendly/scrimmage that ESPN’s Doug McIntyre discovered yesterday has been confirmed by FIFA. But it will be a closed-door scrimmage.
Here is the full schedule for the USMNT and their Send-Off Series.
Danny Williams is still having knee issues and his World Cup dreams are not looking great.
And with his knee showing no real signs of improvement, Williams admits that his prospects of making it to Brazil look bleak.
“At the moment it doesn’t look good,” said Williams, who has pledged his long-term future to Reading .
When asked if he would require another operation to try and fix the problem, he added: “I don’t know yet, I have to see.”
Zak Whitbread has been released by Leicester City. Whitbread appeared in only three league games for Leicester City this season before heading out on loan to Derby County where he played in only four league games. While some fans will probably want him to head to MLS, I am guessing he stays in England since he basically grew up there his whole life.
The rumors on Twitter have Juan Agudelo failing at his second UK work permit appeal. If true, that means another loan is probably in his future for 2014-15.
Tim Ream was spotted at the New York Red Bulls’ practice today. He told some press that he hasn’t been in contact with Jurgen Klinsmann, but he knows USMNT coaches have been scouting him.
Steve Cherundolo has become the new U-15 manager at Hannover 96. Kicker also has a photo gallery up on Cherundolo’s career in Germany.
And finally, another plug for our official World Cup roster predictions since I am sure you are not tired of reading these across every other website this week.