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A couple afternoon links
   March 1, 2012 (2:15 PM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

So yesterday was pretty awesome?

The Guardian gives us their Top 5 wins in USMNT history.  While yesterday was great, I don’t know if I would necessarily put it in the Top 5 of all-time.  Debate away in the comments.

Brad Guzan has been offered a new contract by Aston Villa.  At least Alex McLeish understands Guzan’s dilemma of whether to stay at the club you are comfortable with, but likely be a back-up or move on to another team in seek of playing time.  Based on comments by Jurgen Klinsmann in the past, it is probably in Guzan’s best interest to find playing time if he wants to be part of the USMNT picture.  I found it interesting that Klinsmann dressed Nick Rimando over Guzan yesterday during the Italy friendly.

Josh Wicks and IFK Mariehamn have parted ways.  Wicks started in 26 of Mariehamn’s 33 league games last season, leading the Finnish club to a seventh place finish.

And the Wooten Clan is inching closer to first-team action with Kaiserslautern as forward Dorge Kouemaha picked up an injury, allowing Andrew Wooten to be called into the first team.  Wooten is second in the German Regionalliga West with 15 goals this season, while Kaiserslautern are currently in the relegation zone in the Bundesliga.

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9 Responses to “A couple afternoon links”

  1. Award says:

    Good for Andrew he definitley deserves it. The only reason I can come up with as to why Wooten was not with the U-23’s is because Kaiserslautern probably will not let him go for the qualifying tournament. All I cn say is look out for him geting called up in May if he continues to get first team minutes at Kaiserslautern. I could see both Davies and Wooten getting called up in May. The USMNT is going to be stacked with talent in the next 6 months.

  2. Andy says:

    Yeah I agree. Crazy that Davies is now getting time with Sochaux again. Hopefully it turns into something.

  3. William says:

    ‘slautern are currently in the relegation zone and their forwards have scored 5 goals all season.

  4. Trent Hill says:

    5 goals all season is just pathetic. And we thought Klinsi’s team was weak offensively…

    How have they not called up Wooten to the first time sooner?

    I cannot imagine why Klinsi would put Rimando over Guzan. Sometimes, gametime doesn’t matter. Guzan was starting for Aston Villa a couple weeks ago and he did great. Rimando is an MLS keeper, a good one, but he’s a dime a dozen.

  5. Chris says:

    I think rimando deserved his spot on the bench with his fantastic performance vs panama

  6. LaMichael says:

    No one has said it but everyone is thinking it. Best part of the other day wasn’t that both the USMNT and the u-23s won, but that Mexico lost. twice. lol
    After the next world rankings come out, hopefully the US will be number one in CONCACAF.

  7. Award says:

    @ LaMichael. That would be nice but doubtful. the U.S is 31 Mexico is 21. I bet the U.S. jumps up to 27th at most, and Mexico drops to 22nd or 23rd.

  8. Award says:

    Wooten gets his first minutes in Bundesliga action today. Hopefully this trend continues for him.

  9. Kyle says:

    Yes! the Wooten clan debut!!

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