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Links and news for Wednesday
   April 27, 2011 (5:19 PM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post
 

Got to give it up for Clint Dempsey and his two goals for Fulham today (highlights here).  BBC Sport has a game report up that also contains some post-game audio from Deuce.

There is a report out of Birmingham, England this morning that Aston Villa are still interested in making Michael Bradley’s loan deal a permanent move despite the lack of playing time.  I find that interesting since if they really liked him, why isn’t he making the gameday roster/bench?

David Smith caught up with Timothy Chandler to talk about his time with the USMNT in March.  Who was one player that Chandler was impressed with?  Clint Dempsey.

Greg Seltzer talked to Oguchi Onyewu this week about the chance to win some trophies with FC Twente.  They also talked about the upcoming Gold Cup and deciding on his future.

I know Zak Whitbread was pulled out of Norwich City’s game this past weekend due to injury, but didn’t know what he injured exactly.  It looks to be a hip injury, but I can’t find anything on the seriousness of the injury.

CONCACAF finally re-submitted its new (technically old) World Cup qualification process to FIFA to get approved.  Under this process, CONCACAF would return back to the Hexagonal in the final round (welcome back Columbus/Azteca vs. Mexico), plus the US wouldn’t enter the qualification process until the semifinal round (goodbye home-and-home series against some island countries that we crush 7-1).

I posted last week that Devann Yao signed a deal with a team in Belgian second division and it looks like his contract will go through the 2013 season.  So congrats to him for finally finding a home and landing a deal that lasts longer than one season.

Brian Sciaretta’s twitter has been chatting about Diego Chavarri a lot recently.  The 22-year-old winger/left back (Candidate #818279 in “First Great American Leftback!”?) was born New York and currently plays with Sporting Cristal in Peru.  Rumors on the interwebs over the last couple of days have him linked to Vitesse in Holland.

 
Categories: Clint Dempsey, Devann Yao, Diego Chavarri, Michael Bradley, Oguchi Onyewu, Timothy Chandler, US Men's National Team, Zak Whitbread
 

6 Responses to “Links and news for Wednesday”

  1. Caleb says:

    Keep Bradley, fire Houllier.

    I feel like he came into the campaign at the wrong time. If he stayed during the summer and had a solid pre-season, we might see him in a better position next season.

  2. Caleb says:

    Also, has our new “First Great American Left Back” shown interest in playing for the Red, White and Blue?

  3. Matt says:
    Chavarri is open to the idea of playing in the MLS in the future but for now he is focused on leading Sporting Cristal. He also holds out hope that continued success could catch the eye of US head coach Bob Bradley for the national team or Olympic team for which he is eligible for in 2012.

    “I would like to play for the United States national team,” Chavarri concluded. “It is my national soccer team. Maybe they don’t I know I am an American down here. I just have to keep training and playing well.

    http://www.yanks-abroad.com/get.php?mode=content&id=7481

  4. Steve Trittschuh says:

    Agree with Caleb’s post. I think the powers that be at Villa see Bradley in their immediate future, but are contemplating whether to keep Houllier or not. This season has not been a good one for Villa and if there’s someone to blame its him.

  5. Kyle says:

    Still, how do you expect him to play over Jean Makoun, Stilian Petrov(captain) and Nigel Reo Coker(vice-captain)? All veterans have much more experience at the top level than Bradley.

  6. Steve Trittschuh says:

    Well Kyle — Aston Villa has underachieved this season by their own standards and a coaching change will bring personnel changes as well.

    I’m the last person that usually defends MB90 and while I do agree that all of the aforementioned players have more experience one has to question how well each of them has performed this season. Villa was fighting to stay clear of relegation for a big chunk of the season. They play in the EPL, if they’re not performing well then they’ll be replaced faster than you can say lickety-split.

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