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Some links and such for Tuesday
   August 26, 2014 (12:07 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

Let’s get to it.

It is starting to become my super busy time of the year at work so I didn’t have time to do The OT Report.  That said, Steven Goff has you covered with some of the bigger name guys in Europe.

We did have some pretty nice goals this weekend between Conor O’Brien and Cesar Romero.  Shawn Barry also scored in Austria as did Ariel Lassiter in Sweden.  Brad Guzan became the first Aston Villa goalkeeper to record a clean sheet in each of the team’s first two games of a season since David James in 1999-00 with two saves against Newcastle United.  And Bob Bradley and Co took down the Norwegian defending champions Strømsgodset.

At the youth level, Gedion Zelalem went 90 minutes for Arsenal’s U-21 team in a 1-1 draw.  Also at the U-21 level, Cody Cropper and Southampton defeated Sebastian Lletget and West Ham 2-1.  Here are some highlights with Lletget getting an assist at the 3:22 mark.  And Marc Pelosi has come back from his broken leg and started to play again with Liverpool’s U-21 team.

US Soccer’s website put up a Q&A with Tim Howard after he announced his year-long break from the USMNT.  Tim Howard will publish a memoir in December.  And according to our poll from last week, most people think Bill Hamid is the current #3 goalkeeper for the USMNT with Howard sitting out the year.

According to this report out of Germany, Bobby Wood will be called into the USMNT friendly against the Czech Republic.

Jermaine Jones is now in New England.  Here is a photo of him hanging out it with Robert Kraft.

NBC Sports’ Joe Prince-Wright is hearing that Geoff Cameron is getting interest from Lazio and a pretty blah list of Premier League clubs.

Various teams across Europe are interested in a loan deal for Brek Shea according to this report.

The Baltimore Sun’s Ryan Bacic wrote some words on Joe Gyau and his family.

Rubio Rubin did not dress for FC Utrecht this past weekend, but here is a video interview about his debut from two weeks ago (including some highlights from the game).

Here is another story on Quentin Westberg and Luzenac’s current battle in France.

And finally, ESPN’s Doug McIntyre broke out his latest USMNT hot list.

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4 Responses to “Some links and such for Tuesday”

  1. Jerry says:

    I am actually okay with that list considering there are a number of clubs that would be a step up to Stoke. I think Hull are a decent team that will only get better. Southampton is the interesting one because of the mass exodus, but from what I have seen so far they should exceed anything Stoke does.

    While I am a Romanista, Nazio, I mean Lazio, would be an obvious step up from Stoke and would likely be the best situation overall from a quality of team and player growth perspective.

  2. Brennan says:

    Here’s an extremely biased thought:

    Everyone is clamoring for arsenal to sign a tough DM and Geoff has proven himself extremely useful for the US in that position, not to mention the depth he would bring at CB should Per, Kosc, or Calum get injured…

    Will never happen, but this us/arsenal fan can keep dreaming of the day when an (full) american (sorry gedion) is on the squad.

  3. Jerry says:

    It will never happen, both United and Arsenal could have used Bradley as a DM who is great at covering the back and has a much better passing range than Flamini, Carrick, and Arteta from the deep lying position.

    Face facts, he is American, so he is not an option. Cameron would provide decent depth at DM and CB for Everton should they wish to make the move, but he would be cover and not a starter.

    I really think moving away from the EPL is a very good move and if he can get to Serie A or the Bundesliga I think there is another level Cameron could take his game to, but likely England is a better lifestyle and he won’t make the change.

  4. Gregory says:

    I’m curious what Americans are currently being screwed? Meaning they could play for Arsenal but are rejected for being American?

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