Some more links for your Tuesday morning reading pleasure.
Let’s start off with a stupid but awesome USMNT shirt.
Julian Green doesn’t want a loan and wants to break into the Bayern Munich lineup. Here is also an adorable photo of him as a young kid cheering on Bayern Munich with his dad.
According to Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, Jozy Altidore’s hamstring is now fine.
I posted last week about Danny Williams’ surgery. It now looks like he was told by the club to have surgery over the summer while he tried to avoid having it. But he is going to be out several weeks.
Brad Guzan is aware that he has to prove himself if he wants to take over the #1 job for the USMNT.
The player currently in front of him for that spot, Tim Howard, will be wearing purple in away games this season with Everton.
Geoff Cameron talked to the people over at New England Soccer Today about his World Cup experience.
We learned about Terrence Boyd’s ACL yesterday, but here is an interview he did in Germany last week prior to his injury. And the headline/quote is funny.
Bundesliga.com did a little write up on a few of the Americans who play among the various leagues in Germany.
US U-20 midfielder Eric Lickert was last seen with SC Freiburg’s U-19 team last year, but he signed a professional contract with German 3. Liga side SpVgg Unterhaching for this season.
With the European season starting up, Brian Sciaretta wrote about five prospects who could make their debuts this year. Mr. Sciaretta also talked to Pablo Punyed last week about playing in Europa League.
Here is a cool photo of Bobby Wood and Brek Shea from this past weekend’s friendly between their respective clubs.
According to this report, Jonathan Spector has a “niggle in his groin.” I’m assuming that is like a strain.
Jon-Paul Pittman’s trial with English Conference National side Grimsby Town wasn’t very long as they ended up signing him on a one-year deal.
Mukwelle Akale scored a goal for Villarreal’s U-18 team over the weekend and Top Drawer Soccer has the footage of the goal.
Cal Poly’s Ariel Lassiter signed a professional contract with Swedish Superttan side GAIS. He will now become teammates with Bobby Warshaw.
While FIFA updated their rankings a week or so ago. Elo, who I personally like a little bit more, finally updated their numbers post-World Cup. The US dropped from #13 to #17. Costa Rica is now #15, while Mexico is now #11.
And finally, we are slowly adding more content to the site aside from highlights and links over the next couple months. I know one interview of someone who plays in Germany will hopefully be up on the site in the next couple of days. There is also going to be some other more opinionated-type stuff on the USMNT coming out soon as well. Plus, I will keep posting Jermaine Jones Instagram photos.