Today was a busy one. It is always “fun” to finally eat dinner at 9 PM. Anyways, on to some news. . .
Lost in the shuffle while everyone was trying to figure out if Clint Dempsey really has back spasms or not, Steve Cherundolo will be joining Dempsey as another player who will miss the Costa Rica friendly and head straight to Belgium. I have also seen some online chatter that Jozy Altidore’s manager at AZ was not happy with him flying 11 hours for the first friendly only to fly back to Belgium for another a couple days later.
US Soccer put up some photos on Facebook of the first training session right here. A couple of Fabian Johnson, who is in California for training, but can’t play in either game since his one-time switch paperwork hasn’t been finished with FIFA yet.
Adam Serrano has an article up on MLSsoccer.com with Klinsmann’s plan for the offseason for those MLS players in the USMNT player pool.
For those wondering why Eric Lichaj was not called into camp, he has a hip injury that could keep him out for a while.
Michael Bradley’s move to Chievo Verona has become official. Eric Giardini of The Shin Guardian has some more words on the move right here.
Remember the rumors that French side Auxerre were interested in Maurice Edu? That potential deal is dead.
Fernando Clavijo of Traffic Sports tweeted earlier today that Tony Taylor has been loaned out to Atletico CP, while Gale Agbossoumonde has been loaded out to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Greg Seltzer is hearing that Villyan Bijev will now be going out on loan to Fortuna Düsseldorf despite hanging out at Genk for the past couple weeks and appearing in a couple friendlies/reserve squad matches.
Good news/bad news for Stuart Holden today. Good news: he played 78 minutes in a reserve squad match today. Bad news: Fulham’s reserves won 7-0. The bad news is really not that bad. Good to see him on the field again.
As for a brief OT Report for today. Andrew Wooten went 90 minutes in Kaiserslautern II’s 2-2 draw to Köln II. Terrence Boyd scored three goals in Borussia Dortmund II’s 7-1 victory over Wiedenbrück. Jared Jeffrey went 85 minutes in Mainz II’s 3-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen II. And Brad Rusin went 90 minutes in HB Køge’s 2-0 victory over HIK in the Danish Cup.