I’m still playing catch up from the past couple days, but here are some links for Monday.
The US U-23’s defeated the Atlanta Silverbacks, 3-0, on Sunday. The goals scorers were Brek Shea (x2) and Michael Stephens. I posted the Studio 90 video earlier today, which has a couple quick highlights (one of Shea’s goal looks real nice) and some post-game interviews. Here is a post-game recap from the Silverbacks, which has their starting XI, but I can’t find anything anywhere on what the US lineup looked like. If you have any clue, fill us in in the comments. Also, it looks like Freddy Adu has been voted by the players as the captain of the team.
I also posted this with The OT Report, but in case you missed it, Josh Gatt has been called back to Molde FK and won’t be with the U-23s due to various injuries at Molde and them starting their season this upcoming weekend.
ESPN.com’s Leander Schaerlaeckens did a nice little Q&A with Jurgen Klinsmann on a couple of topics.
About 18,000 tickets have already been sold for the US-Scotland friendly on May 26 in Jacksonville according to Steven Goff. One of the largest crowds ever in Jacksonville for a soccer game.
Chris Rolfe came back from a little ankle injury and played 19 minutes in Aalborg’s 1-1 draw to HB Køge today.
I know Jonathan Spector was pulled from last weekend’s game due to some injury and it looks like he has some kind of thigh injury.
Derby County forward Conor Doyle will be out the next 4-6 weeks with a torn hamstring.
Soccer Banter recently did a Q&A with Walsall’s Anton Peterlin.
Brian Sciaretta recently talked to Sean Cunningham about his loan deal to Stabaek.
Mr. Sciaretta also introduces us to Seb Hines, a 23-year-old centerback who currently plays at Middlesbrough. Hines has played with England in the past at the youth level, but would be willing to play for the US if he got the call. Since he would need to file a one-time switch with FIFA, we will keep our eye on him, but don’t expect us to post about him in future The OT Reports until he commits to the US (if he ever does). Sort of like Adam Henley.
Good talk, see you out there.