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.
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Matt likes soccer. He likes sleeping in. He is also amused easily. That is pretty much it.