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Some Tuesday night stuff
   May 24, 2011 (11:02 PM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

I was busy at work for most of the day, but are we done over-reacting over the USMNT roster?

That said, Matthew of The Shin Guardian fame does a good job breaking down some on-the-field stuff with regards to Bob’s selections.  He knows a lot more technical aspects of the game than me, so go read that here.

I know there has been some online chatter that some teams in Germany might be interested in Jonathan Spector, but West Ham have offered him a new contract.  If he takes it, he would have a good shot at a lot of playing time in the Championship.

It is starting to look like you can cross off Miguel Ponce for a possible candidate on First Great American Left Back! The 22-year-old, who was born in Sacramento, California, was recently selected by Mexico for their preliminary squad for this summer’s Copa America.

Stuart Holden was named Bolton Wanderers’ Player of the Year at Sunday night’s awards night following their last game of the season.  Congrats to him on the honor.

Defender Shawn Barry made his debut with Austrian Bundesliga side LASK Linz this past weekend, playing 61 minutes as a midfielder.  The 21-year-old had appeared in 15 games, scoring two goals, with LASK Juniors in the Austrian Regionalliga before getting the call-up to the senior team.  Linz have one more game left on the schedule, but have already clinched relegation to the Austrian Football First League.

And finally, Charles Kazlauskas and Helmond Sport have one more two-legged playoff to determine whether they will be promoted to the Eredivisie or if they will stay in the Eerste Divisie next season.  They will host the first game against Excelsior on Thursday and make the return trip to Rotterdam on Sunday.

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Matt Benson

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

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Categories: Charles Kazlauskas, Jonathan Spector, Shawn Barry, Stuart Holden, US Men's National Team

One Response to “Some Tuesday night stuff”

  1. Steve Trittschuh says:

    Another failure to snag a dual-international. I hate when people say we do a “good job” of snagging these guys. We do a mediocre job. No excuses for this one — US Soccer failed.

    We need a left back. Pretty sure Ponce is better or almost as good as anyone in our pool.

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