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Some Saturday odds and ends
   August 20, 2011 (5:29 PM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

A few random things worth knowing on Saturday.

Brian Sciaretta talked to German-American Fabian Johnson to find out that the 23-year-old midfielder/defender would at least consider a switch to the US if they came calling.   Johnson currently plays at TSG Hoffenheim after stints at 1860 Munich and Wolfsburg.  He has been playing at midfield for Hoffenheim this season, but has made appearances at left back and right back for both 1860 Munich and Wolfsburg.

Like most German-American soccer players, he was born in Germany, but is the son of an American serviceman and he holds a US passport.  Johnson grew up in the German youth system, but has yet to play with the senior team.  If he were to make the swap, he would have to go through FIFA to make the one-time switch to play in an official FIFA game for the USMNT.

While he has not come out and said he would switch, he has at least come out and said he would think it over for the first time.

“I can honestly say that I have not received any phone call [from the USSF],” Johnson added. “So I haven’t really thought it over seriously.”

Jurgen, please call him.

According to this article in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Tony Taylor is on trial at Leeds United.

Youngster Lester Dewee did not play, but he did make the bench in Ängelholm’s 3-1 victory over Degerfors in Swedish Superettan action today.

And finally, Quentin Westberg returned to the bench for Evian TG in their 1-1 draw to Ajaccio today.  After starting the first two games of the season, he is now the number two goalkeeper as Evian signed Brøndby’s keeper Stephan Andersen earlier this week.  While Westberg has played alright, Andersen has much more experience (100+ league games at Brøndby as well as eight games with Denmark’s national team).

I will also announce the winner of the free t-shirt later tonight/early tomorrow.

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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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One Response to “Some Saturday odds and ends”

  1. William says:

    Being a Leeds fan, I hope Taylor catches on. He has pace but Portugal wasn’t the place for him. I also hope that Leeds can find some money to buy Guzan since it is obvious that Dudek isn’t coming.

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