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.