Sorry for the beyond cheesy post title, but today made me lose my mind. But here are some links for those of you still mourning Omar Gonzalez’s ACL.
Speaking of MLS centerbacks, the interwebs seem to indicate that Tim Ream is close to making a move to Bolton, while George John is in talks with West Ham United.
French side Sochaux keep going after Maurice Edu, but Rangers rejected their latest offer.
It looks like Frank Simek’s latest ankle injury is nothing serious as he is expected to be back this weekend when Carlisle United hosts Leyton Orient.
Brian Sciaretta is at it again and introduces us to Brian “Cobi” Span.
Former Columbus Crew midfielder Kevin Burns is headed to Europe to trial with Danish club FC Hjorring.
Anthony Brooks played the second half of a friendly with Hertha Berlin’s first team in a 3-2 win over Osnabruck yesterday.
Danny Williams, Fabian Johnson and Joe Gyau all played for Hoffenheim in some 5v5 indoor-type tournament recently, with Johnson and Gyau both scoring throughout the tournament. Read a fun Google translate article about it here, which includes some photos.
This was an interesting read from yesterday, but ESPN.com’s Leander Schaerlaeckens talks to former USMNT player and current AZ Alkmaar technical director Earnie Stewart about his “Moneyball” approach that has produced results in the Dutch Eredivisie.
As for some various things from US Soccer. Sean Johnson gives us a journal entry into Camp Cupcake. The USMNT will be having an open practice to the public. All the information about attending can be found here. The U-20 team had an intrasquad scrimmage at their camp, which ended in a 3-3 draw. And as I posted earlier today, Caleb Porter selected his guys for January’s U-23 camp.
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Matt likes soccer. He likes sleeping in. He is also amused easily. That is pretty much it.