Want some links? Well, here you go.
The big news of the weekend was that Matt Besler and Graham Zusi signed DP contracts through 2018 with Kansas City. Besler wrote a letter to Kansas City fans explaining why he decided to stay in KC. There are now nine current USMNT players with DP contracts in MLS.
MLS Insider did a video on the MLS players on the USMNT returning from Brazil.
No team ran more in the field (per game) than the US at the World Cup.
The US U-20 team won the NTC Invitational last week. You can watch the entire game against Australia right here. US Soccer also has a video up with some post-game reactions from Tab Ramos and Paul Arriola.
According to Greg Seltzer, DeAndre Yedlin to Roma is dead. There are still other teams interested in him.
And according to Steven Goff, free agent DaMarcus Beasley is close to signing with MLS. And something could be finalized by the end of the week.
Not really a surprise, but Julian Green was named to Bayern Munich’s roster for their US tour. They will take on the MLS All-Stars in Portland on August 6.
Brek Shea played 45 minutes in the second half of Stoke City’s 1-1 draw to Borussia Monchengladbach in a friendly over the weekend. According to reviews that I have read, he played well and you can watch the entire second half right here.
Joe Gyau scored Borussia Dortmund’s winning goal in a 4-3 win over Heidenheim in a friendly on Saturday. Here are a couple photos of Gyau in action. Kicker also listed Gyau in their top 20 players in 3. Liga for this upcoming season (if he stays with Dortmund’s U-23 team).
Duane Holmes scored one goal and assisted on another in Huddersfield Town’s 4-1 win over Guiseley in a friendly on Monday.
Shawn Parker scored the game-tying goal in FC Augsburg’s 3-3 draw to Ulm in some more friendly action on Monday.
Shawn’s brother, Devante Parker, picked up an ankle injury in a friendly against Kaiserslautern.
Rubio Rubin had to leave a game early this weekend after having a nasty collision which required some kind of facial surgery yesterday.
Sebastian Lletget assisted on a goal in West Ham U-21’s 4-2 win over a Espanyol youth team.
Danny Barbir continues to score goals for West Brom’s U-18 team.
Edgar Castillo made his Atlas Liga MX debut over the weekend and he is wearing the rare #1 for a field player.
After his World Cup vacation, Timothy Chandler is now in training with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Clint Dempsey will be on the North America covers of FIFA 15.
Jon-Paul Pittman’s quest to find a new team now sees him trialing with Grimsby Town.
Brandon McDonald and Swedish side Ljungskile have parted ways.
The Lancashire Telegraph has a story up about Adam Henley trying to earn a starting spot with Blackburn Rovers this season.
Nicholas Gaitan has been promoted to OFI Crete’s first team for this season.
The New York Daily News is reporting that 14-year-old Noah Leeds was offered a place in Sevilla FC’s youth academy.
That is it for links. I should be posting a little stats thing tomorrow.