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A little bit of this and a little bit of that
   January 19, 2012 (12:04 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

Still no USMNT/U-23 highlights from the second scrimmage, as I post this late at night, but there are some photos here and here.

I tweeted this last night, but Grant Wahl was on some radio show/podcast in the UK talking about Tim Ream and Edson Buddle.  You can listen to it here.

Speaking of Edson Buddle, Phil Neville had the tweet of the day regarding the American invasion of Everton.

We’ve got howard donavon hannaman buddle at training today thought I’d joined an MLS team for a minute #yankseverywere

According to Ives, Tim Ream’s work permit hearing should be next week.  With Alejandro Bedoya and now Robbie Rogers able to get one this year, you would think that Ream should be able to get his.

Also coming from Ives today is that Gale Agbossoumonde turned down a move to the MLS this week in order to see out his final year of his deal with Traffic Sports.  Since his loan deal with Eintracht Frankfurt is now over, he is expected to play with the Carolina Railhawks of the NASL this upcoming season with an eye to move to Europe once he becomes a free agent.

Staying with the Traffic Sports theme, I missed that Tony Taylor’s loan deal with Atletico CP is now over and he is already back with the Traffic Sports-affiliated Estoril, logging 30 minutes off the bench on January 8, although did not dress in their next game this past weekend due to the U-23 camp.

As for Taylor’s now former teammate at Atletico CP, goalkeeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell, it looks like the New York Red Bulls are wondering about his availability.

As for another goalkeeper, Josh Wicks, reports out of Finland have some mystery European team contacting IFK Mariehamn about his services.

Continuing with the Google translate fun, this article from Germany has Hoffenheim manager Holger Stanislawski saying some nice things about Joe Gyau.

Billy Schuler talked to the Independent Weekly about choosing to play in Sweden over the MLS.

And finally, some tweets from Brian Sciaretta with some interesting tidbits.  First off, UMass midfielder Jason Villagomez is on trial with LKS Lodz in Poland.   And U-20 players Juan Ocegueda and Uvaldo Luna will be participating in a camp with Mexico’s U-20 team one week after participating in the US U-20 camp this month.

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Categories: Billy Schuler, Caleb Patterson-Sewell, Edson Buddle, Gale Agbossoumonde, Jason Villagomez, Joe Gyau, Josh Wicks, Juan Ocegueda, Tim Ream, Tony Taylor, US Men's National Team, US U-23 National Team, Uvaldo Luna

3 Responses to “A little bit of this and a little bit of that”

  1. Joe F. says:

    Matt, the tweet you referenced may be a way to introduce a small new part of the OT report – the tweet of the day? This could come from a writer, player or coach: either an entertaining one that gives an insider tip to transfers, or a stat that blows your mind. Just a thought.

  2. Award says:

    Well if mexico is calling in Uvaldo Luna and Juan Oceguedo then that means these guys are pretty talented. If they choose Mexico then they choose Mexico. The U.S. U-20’s have plenty of talentd LB’s and FWDS to choose from.

  3. USA says:

    Found this article on Taylor. Might have to google translate Portug. to English to understand. But apparently Atletico didn’t want Taylor to go. Estoril used a clause in the loan deal to call him back.

    Tony Taylor dividido entre Estoril e Alcântara

    Terça-feira, Dezembro 20, 2011 Seja o primeiro a comentar!
    “Sinto-me bem e estou feliz no Atlético, mas estou a pensar na melhor solução para o meu futuro.” O golo apontado – embora insuficiente – na recente deslocação à Vila das Aves atirou Tony Taylor, de 22 anos, para as bocas do Mundo, mas já antes o seu futuro era debatido. No contrato de empréstimo celebrado com o Atlético, uma cláusula (já acionada) permite ao Estoril chamar o norte-americano neste período de transferências. A decisão está no campo do futebolista, que mostra-se menos expansivo a falar sobre o assunto do que a encarar os adversários em campo. “Tenho falado com a minha família e com o meu agente. É uma altura importante e quero tomar a decisão mais certa para o meu futuro”, confessa, satisfeito pelo percurso feito pelo Atlético na Liga Orangina. Titular indiscutível na equipa de João de Deus, Tony Taylor sente como uma aposta ganha a escolha feita, no início da época, de integrar o plantel da Tapadinha. “Tenho noção que o treinador tem muita confiança em mim e estou feliz”, afirma o extremo.

    João de Deus, treinador do Atlético, por seu turno, não esconde a satisfação por contar no plantel com um elemento da valia de Taylor. “Vamos tentar demover o Estoril desta opção. Gostaria de poder contar com ele até final da época, até numa perspetiva evolutiva do futebolista”, afirma o técnico, e complementa: “Tony tem potencial para ser um bom jogador. Tem aprendido bastante como futebolista e como membro de um plantel.”

    Francisco Oliveira

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