I am still playing catch up on links, but here are a few things from the last couple days.
While we have posted a couple times that Cody Cropper has been playing with Southampton’s reserve team in recent weeks, we haven’t known his full status with the club. According to Brian Sciaretta, the club has finally made an offer to the US U-20 goalkeeper.
Rangers manager Ally McCoist told some radio program earlier today that Stoke City have some interest in Maurice Edu. So the two starting centerbacks from the USMNT’s big win over Mexico at Azteca could be paired together in the central midfield.
Tony Taylor recently told Nick Leyden that Panama have been recruiting the 23-year-old forward. Taylor was born and raised in the US, but he holds a Panamanian passport through both of his parents. Since he played with the US at the 2009 U-20 World Cup, he would have to make a FIFA one-time switch if he does decide to swap countries.
As for some other dual citizens, here is a Google-translated article about Anthony Brooks and his recent camp experience with the German U-20 team. While it appears that Julian Green will be getting a US youth call-up in the near future.
Michael Parkhurst talked to Brian Sciaretta this week about Nordsjaelland and the upcoming Champions League matches.
Speaking of Sciaretta, he was interviewed by The Shin Guardian about various young American players in Europe.
And finally, Yale product Max Morice has signed a professional contract with Rennes in France. He has the French ties as his father, Pierre (talk about a French name), played professionally with Nantes.
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