The US U-18ers kicked off the 2011 Milk Cup with a 2-0 victory over Israel. Goals were scored by Omar Salgado and Jerome Kiesewetter. I still can’t find any highlights, but here are some photos on the Milk Cup’s facebook page, including some from the US-Israel game (the US decided to break out the 2008 charcoal away jerseys).
The next game will be on Wednesday against Mexico, who lost 2-1 to Georgia today. The other game in the Elite bracket saw Denmark and Northern Ireland end up in a 1-1 draw. So a good start to the tournament for the US. There was also some chatter on Twitter that Bob Bradley was there in attendance (getting a look at potential 2012 Olympic squad players?).
It looks like Anton Peterlin impressed enough during his trial at Walsall as he has accepted a one-year deal with the League One club, who are nicknamed the Saddlers.
While one American impressed during his trial, goalkeeper Chris Konopka did not do enough during his trial with Oxford United as they have decided to not keep him on a permanent basis.
Thanks to Armando for sending this one in, but here is a video interview with Jozy Altidore up on AZ’s official site.
There is a chance Quentin Westberg will be Evian TG’s starting goalkeeper come August 6 when they travel to Brest for the first game of the Ligue 1 season. Just like the end of last year, starting goalkeeper Bertrand Laquait has picked up an injury and manager Bernard Casoni will have to decide between Westberg and Johann Durand if thigh injury is that bad. Westberg got the call last year and Evian TG won its last three games with the French-born American between the sticks.