Bolton Wanderers midfielder Stuart Holden could soon feature in the national team according to USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann. The midfielder last made a competitive appearance for the national team back in 2010. He suffered a broken leg while playing for the national team and he has been on the road to recovery since then.
It is the words all USMNT fans wanted to hear: Stuart Holden is officially back.
The popular central midfielder returned to first team action for Bolton Tuesday going 16 minutes in a 2-0 win over EPL side Sunderland in an FA Cup replay. The quarter-hour plus was the first time the midfielder has seen since appearing in a League Cup match April 20th, 2012 against Aston Villa, which prompted surgery on his knee just eight days later.
It has been 22 long months on the road of recovery for Stuart Holden, but the finish line is finally in sight.
Holden was named to Bolton Wanderer's game-day roster for the club's FA Cup replay against Sunderland on Tuesday, marking the first time he will be in uniform for Bolton's first team since suffering a broken leg in March 2011.
Stuart Holden will take the latest step towards completing his comeback on Tuesday.
Bolton announced on their Facebook page on Tuesday morning that Holden will play in their development squad game against Oldham Athletic. The match will mark the latest bit of progress for the 27-year-old Holden, who recently played in an indoor game for Bolton.
It has been 15 months since Stuart Holden suffered the knee injury that sidelined him and derailed his playing career, but he is starting to draw closer to a comeback.
Holden played more than 60 minutes in a recent indoor game for Bolton and came through with no setbacks, leaving Bolton manager Dougie Freedman confident that Holden could be back playing with the first team in less than a month.
Unfortunately, it's been a wasted season for young winger Ryo Miyaichi. The 20-year-old Japanese international has been out on loan with fellow Premier League club Wigan since the start of the campaign and things certainly haven't gone well for him. Miyaichi has now been loaned out to Dutch club Feyenoord as well as Bolton and Wigan in the last three seasons and it's arguable if he's been developing or not.
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Jay Spearing of Bolton Wanderers and Leighton Baines of Everton
The fourth round of the F.A. Cup featured a match between Bolton Wanderers and Everton. Last week, Bolton went on the road to defeat Sunderland 2-0 to advance to this stage of the tournament. This weekend they would host Everton, who destroyed Cheltenham Town, 5-1.
It has become something of a cliché in recent years to suggest that the Football League Championship is rather more difficult to fall into than it is to get out of in an upwardly direction. There is a swathe of clubs in this division who have found this out to their cost, and amongst those currently experiencing this is a club that spent thirteen of its previous seasons living the high life in the Premier League: Bolton Wanderers.
West Ham captain Kevin Nolan has done his best to bring any Hammers hanging on to the memories of their 'World Cup-winning' squad by saying manager Sam Allardyce deserves to be a top club. The midfielder, who had previously played under Allardyce at Bolton, reckons Big Sam deserves to leave the East London minnows behind [.
[T]onight, Watford travel to Leicester City at the onset of a nail biting weekend of Football League fixtures. With a great many issues still hanging in the balance, our two founding bloggers, Lloyd and Lanterne Rouge convened to discuss the prospects: ... Lanterne Rouge: As a Plymouth fan, you've mentioned to me that you are still worried about the drop - it's quite possible mathematically but will take a chain reaction of perhaps sub-nuclear proportions for Argyle to go down to the Football League.
[B]olton's season, much like the Championship as a whole, has been a tad erratic, Lion of Vienna Suite's Mark Yesilevskiy writes... A slow start; inconsistency; away woes; points dropped from winning positions; and runs of form have defined the Trotters in 2012-13. All told, it's been a season of phases.
The January transfer deadline is less than a week away now and message boards everywhere are heralding a cry for more experience to be added to Championship squads. The judicious addition of a central defender with a Premier League background or a proven striker could be enough to convert pretenders into serious challengers.
The serious lack of imagination shown by Football League chairmen continues to fuel the managerial carousel. Almost three years ago, we were bemused by Paul Hart's arrival at Crystal Palace while the likes of Alan Irvine, Brian Laws and Darren Ferguson played musical chairs. Two and a half years on and it's Dougie Freedman, Mick McCarthy and Dave Jones making sideways moves, as well as Laws again.
Having been accustomed to tweeting links to some of our favourite articles published elsewhere in recent months, we have decided today to formalise the process by instituting a new series at The Two Unfortunates. Thiswill point the way to three of the pieces we have enjoyed most over a 7 day period and these could be blog posts, articles in established media, podcasts or tumblr-style images.
It is fair to say that the Japanese international Ryo Miyaichi has not had the best of times since joining Arsenal at the start of 2011. Over two years later, the winger has made just two appearances for the Gunners and they were in the league cup. He has been out on loan for most of that time, though, and has impressed his bosses at Feyenoord, Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic, where his latest spell was ravaged by injury.
Miyaichi was promised to be something special by Wenger when we signed him to professional terms back in January 2011. Wenger said; "We're delighted that Ryo Miyaichi has joined us. He trialled with us in the summer and has raw ability which has attracted many clubs around the world.
Stuart Holden's return from surgery continues to inch closer to completion after the American midfielder played a full 90 minutes in the Bolton Development Squad's 1-0 win vs. Bury in a Manchester Senior Cup match on Monday.
Returning to action after a recent harsh tackle threatened to present a setback, Holden returned to action and played well for Bolton in what was his first full match since returning to action after missing a year and a half while recovering from extensive knee surgery.
Tim Ream and Bolton Wanderers were in a hole nine minutes into their game against Millwall, but rather than crumble the Trotters fought back to earn a draw in a subpar weekend for the Americans Abroad contingent.
Bolton earned a 1-1 draw versus Millwall on Saturday despite a poor start that saw Millwall go up early after a Ream turnover led to Zat Knight committing a foul in the penalty area.
Tim Ream and Bolton Wanderers were in need of a confidence boost heading into 2013, and they might have just gotten it on Saturday.
Bolton ended the year on a winning note, defeating Birmingham City, 3-1. Ream started and went the distance in defense for a second consecutive game for the Trotters, who are now in 14th place in the Championship and only five points shy of seventh.
Dno if people realised but if you didnt, i dont really care how im perceived or what people think of me. You dont know me is all ill say... Marvin Sordell (@MarvinSordell) January 2, 2013 Bolton striker Marvin Sordell has had his mobile phone confiscated by the club in a bid to overcome his [...]
While Facebook and Twitter can be useful in aiding the occasionalrevolution, it can also be the downfall of theoccasionalpublic figure. Realizing how destructive social media can be to a young footballer, Bolton have decided to take action in defending Olympian Marvin Sordell from what they fear could be a growing addiction to social media.
Get your 'Chelsea Mugs of the Roman Empire' commemorative mug [101GG] Ever wanted to play 'Where's Wally?' with a slightly disturbing Phil Thompson twist? Here's your chance [Lurking Thommo] Great photos of the first FA Cup final, which took place between Bolton and West Ham 90 years ago [Dirty Tackle] Legendary Liverpool ball-crusher Phil [.
Toronto FC came very close to adding a quality striker to partner with Robert Earnshaw, but their quest to build a potent strike tandem has fallen short after word that Kevin Davies move from Bolton to TFC has fallen apart.
Bolton announced on Wednesday that Davies will be staying with the Trotters, with the Bolton News reporting that a "contractual glitch" prevented Davies from completing the transfer.
[W]e've swung both ways on these pages as regards Phil Brown. In assessing his League One bound Preston side towards the end of 2011-12, my co-editor presented the defence, arguing that he's "guilty of nothing more than being occasionally annoying". Give the man a break, dissenters were told. On the other hand, Ben – TTU's resident Geordie – offered a retort, describing Brown as nothing more than "a varnished Mackem with a hot-air-balloon-sized ego who unleashed his karaoke Sinatra on the pitch in celebration of our relegation is anything less than a prize tosser.
Millwall have banned a 13-year-old fan from the club's matches "for theforeseeablefuture" after it was determined that he racially abused Bolton's Marvin Sordell during a match at the New Den in October. Following a joint investigation by Millwall, Bolton and the FA, the boy admitted what he said and wrote Sordell, who was also involved in the racially-charged clash between England and Serbia's U-21 teams a week later, a letter of apology.
Bolton has endured a painful drop from the English Premier League to the League Championship, and a terrible start to the season has the club's chance of returning to the top flight looking non-existent. Those facts have led to Bolton firing Owen Coyle as the club's manager after almost three seasons at the helm.