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A few late night links
   July 26, 2012 (12:38 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

In case you missed it earlier tonight, Michael Bradley scored for Roma in their 2-1 win over Liverpool.  And I don’t think Bradley knows how to smile.

Andrew Wooten scored a goal in a recent Kaiserslautern victory over some Brazilian team in a friendly.  You can see footage of the goal here (14:30 mark).

Brian Span didn’t play for Djurgården in their game earlier this week, but he did play with their U-21 team and scored a goal (highlights here).

Zak Whitbread did the whole “hold a jersey and smile” photos after signing his new deal with Leicester City, although he looks like he is trapped in this goal and wants to offer the jersey for his freedom.

It looks like Eintracht Frankfurt might be interested in Carlos Bocanegra after the recommendation from Jurgen Klinsmann.

Geoff Cameron signed his new deal with Stoke City and met up with the team in Orlando for training.  I believe the only hurdle left is a UK work permit and he should have his hearing for that in early August.

Chad Barrett returned to the LA Galaxy after going out on trial with Vålerenga in Norway, although no decision has been made on his fate.

Andrew Vorce talked to Mike Grella recently about his decision to move to Scunthorpe United.

And Jon Arnold has an interview up with Edgar Castillo about finding his home with Club Tijuana.

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Matt Benson

Matt likes soccer. He likes sleeping in. He is also amused easily. That is pretty much it.

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3 Responses to “A few late night links”

  1. Gregory says:

    Is anyone else embarrassed, upset, and want to soley blame Caleb Porter for no USA men soccer in the Olympics.
    Sheanon Williams is might. It’s even more upsetting when you think the USA did not even play a team that qualified.

    I still believe Olympic starting 19 year old Andy Najar is hands down the best young homegrown talent in the MLS. (Not counting GKs) (I was laughed at a year ago when I posted that)

    I hope the American Soccer System stops trying to artificially create superstar like Break Shea and instead try to somehow give US citizenship to foreign-born MLS homegrown talent.

    Shea made everyone look like a fool thinking he was going to play in the EPL; his loan deals were gimmicks, Jürgen Klinsmann begged clubs to take him. Meanwhile Tottenham and Liverpool were actually fighting over a loan deal with Najar.

    I’m not posting to insult but to make the USA better. Statically the chances are the next MLS superstar will be foreign born. The USMNT needs to have procedures in place to grant MLS superstars USA passports. Congress needs to get involved.

    (Haha if I get super bored at work I can put up the stats)

  2. Steve Trittschuh says:

    Wooten goes hard in da paint!!!

  3. William says:


    Maybe I’m not as positive as you in regards to Najar, but I don’t think we EVER had a chance with him.

    Shea has certainly hit a rough patch, but acting as though there wasn’t legitimate interest is silly. I frequent European club sites and there was plenty of interest. He needs to become smarter with the ball and I think you’ll see a huge upgrade in his game.

    And I don’t think Caleb Porter is solely to blame, after all this Olympic group failed to make the U-20 WC…maybe some of the blame should be put on the players? They had two different coaches.

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