The USMNT camp is chugging along at Stanford this week. Jeff Carlisle has a notebook of tidbits from the last couple of days. We are now at 28 of 30 guys in camp with Aron Johannsson and Jermaine Jones being the last two stragglers since they had club commitments on Sunday. Cody Cropper has also been in camp helping out at goalkeeper since Tim Howard and Brad Guzan were late arrivals (and it never hurts to give him some experience).
US Soccer has a short video recapping the first week of camp. They also put up some photos from yesterday’s training session.
Grant Wahl talked to Michael Bradley about all three of the US’s opponents in Group G. One of those opponents, Portugal, already whittled their 30-man roster down to 23 guys.
Slate has a story up on the history of the wonderful 1994 denim kits. Shameless plug for our USMNT jersey history page.
Back to Cody Cropper for a second as he was offered a contract extension at Southampton.
Here is another Gus Poyet-has-faith-in-Jozy-Altidore story. Poyet seems to like Jozy.
It looks like Danny Williams is going to have surgery on his knee that gave him issues for a lot of this past last season.
While Greg Seltzer told us that various Eredivisie teams were interested in Juan Agudelo last week, he has confirmed that FC Utrecht is one of those clubs.
I guess there was some talk that Edgar Castillo had signed with Monterrey, but Monterrey’s president is refuting those claims.
Due to some financial issues, Hapoel Tel Aviv had to release a few foreign players including Bryan Gerzicich.
According to this report, US U-20 forward Benji Lopez was on trial with Panathinaikos last week.
El Salvador fans want their national team to call-up Miguel Palafox, who is eligible to play for the US, Mexico and El Salvador.
And finally, a bunch of the ESPN 30 For 30 Soccer Stories have popped up on Youtube.
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