Nothing too crazy happened today, but here are a few things of note.
Timothy Chandler started the season fighting for playing time on Nurnberg’s reserve squad. A few months later and he has made a start with the senior team, scoring a goal and picking up a couple assists. Apparently Nurnberg have been impressed enough that there are reports coming out of Germany that Chandler and Nurnberg are close to finalizing a new contract.
Teal Bunbury injured his elbow recently in a preseason friendly against the Houston Dynamo. The first rumors were that he broke his elbow and could be out for a couple months, but Sporting Kansas City and USMNT fans can relax as it looks to be only a dislocation with no breaks or nerve damage (out only two to four weeks). Hopefully he can return in time to be selected for the USMNT’s friendlies next month as Juan Agudelo probably will miss them due to the 2011 Regional U-20 Championship being bumped up a week.
Rhett Bernstein, a 24-year-old defender from San Diego who played in college at Brown University, has signed a one-year deal with Norwegian Adeccoligaen side Mjondalen. Mjondalen was the home to fellow American Graham Dugoni last season, but Dugoni has left the club in hopes of playing in the MLS in 2011.
Brian Sciaretta caught up with 18-year-old forward Stefane Jerome to talk about his loan deal to the Czech Republic club Sigma Olomouc for the rest of the 2010-11 season. Jerome’s rights are owned by Traffic Sports and he was playing with Traffic Sports-owned Miami FC (shocker!) before taking part in a tryout with Sigma Olomouc and landing the loan deal.
And finally, DC United and Sochaux are still negotiating Charlie Davies’ potential loan deal, but Steven Goff’s “hunch” is that both sides will reach a deal soon.