We have been mainly talking the USMNT around here lately, but here are some more club-oriented links (with some USMNT/U-20s stuff at the end).
Chievo Verona’s sporting director Luigi Sartori has told the media that they fully expect Michael Bradley to be on another team next season. He claims that the club is hearing from top teams in Italy (Inter? Roma? Palermo?) as well as teams from Germany and England.
DaMarcus Beasley is staying at Puebla despite some interest from some other teams.
American midfielder Russell Canouse has signed a professional deal with TSG Hoffenheim this week. The soon-to-be 17-year-old was Hoffenheim’s youth academy player of the year this past season and will join their U-19 team next season.
Staying in Germany, Parker Walsh, who played with Karlsruher SC II in the Regionallia this year, is a soon-to-be free agent and Greg Seltzer tells us that he has some suitors.
As for some U-20s news.
Luis Gil picked up an injury in camp last week, so Omar Salgado has been called in. Before the team headed to South America this week, they played Houston Dynamo’s academy team in a scrimmage over the weekend with the U-20s winning 2-0. Both goals were scored by Liverpool’s Villyan Bijev.
And for some USMNT stuff.
Here are some field level highlights of the Canada 0-0 draw. And here are a few photos from the game.
Travis Clark talked to Terrence Boyd recently about his stint so far with the USMNT.
I will honestly admit that I know nothing about Antigua & Barbuda (we are playing two countries, right?), but luckily the guys over at The Shin Guardian know some stuff on the twin-island nation.