After two and a half years with Puebla FC, the 31-year-old midfielder has completed a move to fellow Liga MX club Querétaro for the upcoming Clausura season, according to a press release on Queretaro's website. Located about 135 miles north of Mexico City, finished seventh in the Apertura season but were bounced from the playoffs emphatically by Santos Laguna.
Club America continued its dominance of the Apertura with a 3-1 victory over Puebla. A victory for the visitors would have put them just one point out of the playoff spots but there was nothing DaMarcus Beasley or Michael Orozco could do about Rubens Sambueza.
OTF's Austin Fido reflects on events in Columbus and Costa Rica, looking for what might be on offer in Brazil...
There are three recurring elements of a USMNT World Cup qualifying campaign: the Yanks will lose in Costa Rica, they will beat Mexico in Columbus, and they will make it to FIFA's quadrennial big dance.
Miserable night for USA Soccer fans last night in Costa Rica as the US lost 3-1 in a World Cup qualifying. The only good news was that Mexico lost to Honduras 2-1 at Azteca Stadium and that a USA win on Tuesday over Mexico could see the US qualify for Brazil.
You knew it was not going to be the American's night when midfielder Michael Bradley picked up an ankle injury during warm-ups and was replaced in the starting lineup by Cameron.
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U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named veteran DaMarcus Beasley as the U.S. captain for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Beasley, who recently surpassed 100 caps, heads into the Gold Cup after a strong run in the June World Cup qualifiers, and he will now be counted on to lead a team with a mix of veterans and national team newcomers.
Landon Donovan will return to the U.S. national team after being away for nearly a year. U.S. men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named the LA Galaxy star and 22 other players to his final roster for the 2013 [...]
U.S. Men's National Team veterans Landon Donovan and DaMarcus Beasley headline a veteran squad chosen by Jurgen Klinsmann for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Klinsmann named a 23-man roster for the tournament, with Donovan and Beasley returning to the national team fold, where they will be joined by national team newcomer Jack McInerney and young midfielders Joe Corona and Mix Diskerud.
This Tuesday, the United States will play their sixth match in CONCACAF hexagonal qualification when they host Honduras in Utah. The US currently sits in first place with ten points through five matches, while Honduras find themselves in fourth place, with seven points through five games.
DaMarcus Beasley is suspended from Tuesday's match due to yellow card accumulation and though that absence will hurt the squad, Jurgen Klinsmann will get both Graham Zusi and Jermaine Jones back.
Of course, some of the players will fly shorter distances to Scotland than others... I left these fellas in the positional designations given by the official USMNT release (as much as I want to shift some names around)... G - Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)D - DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City),
The US Soccer Federation have announced the USMNT roster for the upcoming friendlies against Scotland and Austria.
The roster is as follows:
GOALKEEPERS: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
DEFENDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Michael Orozco (Puebla)
MIDFIELDERS: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Roma), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke), Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht), Brek Shea (Stoke City)
FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
"We are excited about the group we have coming in and the big opportunity to finish the year on a high note," said Klinsmann.
Gonzo out, Orozco Fiscal in. Which leaves us with this group for Friday and Tuesday:G - Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting KC) Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Tijuana), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla)M - Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
On Sunday, at least three Americans could take the field in a Liga MX match.
Club Tijuana travels to struggling Puebla looking to win their first league road match of the season. Assuming all are fit, the game could feature Edgar Castillo starting for Club Tijuana, while Michael Orozco and DaMarcus Beasley could start for Puebla.
If there was an equivalent to WWE's Royal Rumble in the Americans Abroad circles, it might look something like Sunday's duel between Puebla and Club Tijuana.
As many as seven Americans could be in action in Sunday afternoon's fixture at Estadio Cuauhtemoc, where DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco face the likes of Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona and Paul Arriola.
Klinsmann names his 23 to go for the Gold Cup in July. They are:
GOALKEEPERS (3) : Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (8) : Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Oguchi Onyewu (Malaga), Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (FC Augsburg)
MIDFIELDERS (7) : Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Helsinborg), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Joshua Gatt (Molde FK), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Jose Torres (Tigres)
FORWARDS (5) : Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Club Tijuana), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) See more at: http://www.
It was a tale of two midfields on Friday night as the U.S. Men's National Team overcame a disappointing start to turn in a dominating second-half effort in demolishing Guatemala, 6-0, in a Gold Cup tune-up match in San Diego.
Halftime subs Stuart Holden and Mix Diskerud helped drive the U.