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Some post-Turkey weekend links
   November 28, 2011 (7:30 PM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends.

A new name for our MLS players training in Europe list has emerged today as Amobi Okugo is headed to Germany to train with SC Freiburg.  Freiburg has already opened its arms to fellow MLS-er Perry Kitchen.

I posted this earlier today, but Steven Goff found out the roster for the upcoming MLS Generation Adidas tour to Europe.  This year they are headed to the Netherlands to train and play some friendlies.

US U-23 defender Greg Garza is on trial with Mexican side Club Tijuana.  Garza has been in Traffic Sports limboland since leaving Portuguese second division club Estoril earlier this year.  According to the Ives link, he was recommended to Club Tijuana by midfielder and fellow U-23/U-20 camp teammate from earlier this month Joe Corona.

Sticking with the youth theme, Michael Hoyos recently told is still open to playing for the US.  Hoyos was born in California, but moved to Argentina when he was 15-years-old.  The 20-year-old forward currently plays for Estudiantes de La Plata in Argentina and recently played for Argentina’s youth team at the Pan American Games.

Some of you might have noticed that Carlos Bocanegra did not play this weekend for Rangers.  Captain America picked up a slight hamstring tear in a recent practice and is expected to miss at least two weeks.

And finally, thanks to Todd for sending this in, but here is a video interview with Robbie Findley as he talks about missing Thanksgiving and his time so far with Nottingham Forest.

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3 Responses to “Some post-Turkey weekend links”

  1. Steve Trittschuh says:

    All I know is if Michael Hoyos receives regular minutes with Estudiantes, Klinsi needs to fly his ass down to Argentina and beg him to play for the US. This kid could be just what the doctor ordered to cure the Nats non-creative attacking anemia.

  2. Trent Hill says:

    Klinsi should be making contact with the Hoyos brothers asap. I agree with Steve 100%.

  3. Award says:

    Caleb Porter and Klinsmann should be planning on taking a trip to Argentina ASAP. They need to find out exactly how interested Hoyos is in suiting up for the nats or Olympic team. Remember Argentina will not be in the 2012 Olympics; and that could be a major selling point in persuading Hoyos in suiting up for the Olympic team, and Senior team. Porter is a college coach who knows how to recruit players for his program, and Klinsmann presence alone might be the deciding factor. Lets get this done because Hoyos has been touted as a highly rated attacking talent in Argentina, and was on the fast track through the Argentine youth program before his car accident. Now that he has opened the door for the U.S. it’s time Klinsmann and Porter to make this a top priority.

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