I missed this in today’s The OT Report, but Carlos Bocanegra went the distance in Saint-Etienne’s 1-1 draw to Valenciennes.
The US U-17s are in Phoenix playing some friendlies this week. They defeated South Korea, 2-1, tonight behind goals from Matt Dunn and Mario Rodriguez.
Goalkeeper Chris Konopka is currently on trial in Poland at Jagiellonia Bialystok. You can read about it here and here.
Greg Seltzer over at MLSsoccer.com caught up with Eugene Starikov. And Seltzer talks to a little birdie over at US Soccer that confirms that Bob Bradley is aware of Starikov.
And while that article points out that Starikov will be returning to Zenit St. Petersburg, this tweet by some sportswriter in London that follows the Russian Premier League claims that Starikov has made his move to Tom Tomsk permanent (thanks to Over There twitter follower @fisk42 for the tip). Hopefully more on his actual status will come out soon.
And finally, by the time many of you read this, we should know whether the US will host the 2022 World Cup or not. Hopefully one of the world’s greatest events will be coming back to the US. The 1994 World Cup was one thing that really drew me to soccer as a fan at a young age.