If you haven’t heard yet (since you have been living under a rock), Clint Dempsey scored his 37th career Premier League goal earlier today (highlights here). The goal gives him sole possession of first place on the all-time American goal-scoring list for the Premier League. I did a whole Inside the Numbers on his then-36 Premier League goals last month and ESPN Stats and Info did their own random stat nuggets.
It was his third career goal against Liverpool, making them his fifth different team with 3+ goals against. It was also his 22nd career Premier League goal at Craven Cottage. It was also great watching him get pissed at Craig Bellamy.
It looks like Brad Guzan will get about a month to impress Aston Villa (and other teams) with Shay Given being ruled out a month with a hamstring tear. In a perfect world, in my opinion, he does well and some teams come calling in January once Given returns.
Daryl and the guys over at The Total Soccer Show decided to watch Hoffenheim’s 2-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen last Friday and gave their thoughts on Fabian Johnson and Danny Williams on their most recent podcast. It is worth a listen. They also didn’t like how Leverkusen took their corners.
Yanks Abroad’s Clint Waddell caught up with Tyrone McCargo to talk about the U-23/U-20 camp from last month and his time so far this season at Nurnberg.
Brian Sciaretta also gives his thoughts on the USMNT as 2012 approaches, giving us players to watch rise/fall from the national team picture.
Juan Agudelo talked to US Soccer’s website about his time at VfB Stuttgart. For those that forget, he is now in England training with Liverpool.
And finally, this one is for the rumorville, but I have heard from people that Blackburn might be taking a look at Robbie Rogers. Then I found this article in a British paper online. Rogers has been in Germany training with Kaiserslautern, but we shall see if this one has some legs in the next couple of weeks.
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Matt likes soccer. He likes sleeping in. He is also amused easily. That is pretty much it.