Hannover re-signed Steve Cherundolo on Friday with the idea that the steady right back still has something left in the tank. Saturday was proof that that is indeed the case.
A day after agreeing to a one-year extension with Hannover, Cherundolo played in his 300th league game for the club and celebrated the occasion by setting up the game-winner in a 3-0 victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Helsinborg IF seemingly cannot be stopped these days and neither can Alejandro Bedoya.
Helsingborg moved into the top spot in the Allsvenskan standings on Monday after routing BK Hacken, 5-0, and Bedoya once again made an impact for his club. Bedoya helped cap the scoring in the lopsided affair, recording an assist with a square pass to a teammateafter getting in behind the defense.
Jurgen Klinsmann wasn't ducking questions when grilled about his U.S. Men's National Team roster decisions on Friday. He laid down his decision-making process for everything from Stuart Holden's inclusion to the absence of former U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra.
What's up with the Union's home form? Harrisburg, Ocean City, Reading, and Junior Lone Star in play this weekend. Klinsmann releases US roster for upcoming friendlies and qualifiers. Robots in Brazil. More news.
Amid all the talk about who won't be going to the upcoming U.S. Men's National Team training camp, something getting lost a bit is the fact that the squad preparing for June's qualifiers is very much a stacked squad by U.S. standards.
Injury issues with Steve Cherundolo and Timmy Chandler (and Landon Donovan's absence) will keep Jurgen Klinsmann from having a full-strength team, but he will bring in a group that includes the nucleus of the squad that recorded four points from two World Cup qualifiers in March along with the return to health of Jermaine Jones and Fabian Johnson.
Landon Donovan didn't hide his disappointment with being left off the latest U.S. Men's National Team roster, but he also isn't keeping him from wanting to make his way back to the team he leads in career goals.
On the day when Jurgen Klinsmann confirmed the early reports that Donovan would be left out, Donovan acknowledged his unhappiness with being left out, but is determined to work his way back into the national team picture eventually.
D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid will be returning to the USMNT after being called to the 26 player roster by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
CHICAGO (May 16, 2013) - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called in 26 players to begin training camp in Cleveland in advance of the five-game stretch in May and June that includes three FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and the Centennial Celebration Match against Germany.
There weren't many surprises in 26-player roster chosen by Jurgen Klinsmann for the upcoming U.S. Men's National Team training camp starting in Cleveland on March 26th.
The camp, which will prepare the team for a busy stretch of matches from late May to mid-June, features Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Michael Bradley, as well as March qualifying standouts such as DaMarcus Beasley and Matt Besler.
When the U.S. Men's National Team training camp roster is revealed later today, all signs point to Landon Donovan not being a part of the squad. That decision by Jurgen Klinsmann has the USMNT fan bases divided between those who feel Donovan should be on the team and those who agree with Klinsmann's expected decision to leave him out.
Jurgen Klinsmann has some tough decisions to make.
The U.S. Men's National Team has some good depth at some positions, and with so many new faces stepping up to offset the rash of injuries in March, there are much more options heading into this summer's action than there was a year ago.
Jurgen Klinsmann made it clear three weeks ago that Landon Donovan's place on the U.S. Men's National Team was no longer assured, and that it could be some time before we see the national team's all-time leading scorer back in uniform.
When Jurgen Klinsmann sang the praises of Stuart Holden a week ago, and pointed out that the last thing Holden needed after a year and a half injury layoff was rest, it seemed like Klinsmann was suggesting that he really wanted Holden to be a part of the U.
From Jurgen Klinsmann's latest comments on the state of the U.S. Men's National Team, and his thoughts on Landon Donovan, to Jozy Altidore's record-breaking season in the Netherlands, there is plenty to discuss on the American soccer front heading into the weekend.
ARLINGTON, Va. With a busy June featuring three World Cup qualifiers serving as the chief priority for the U.S. Men's National Team this summer, the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup has long been as seen as a secondary task, and a likely showcase for the plethora of young American players currently on the fringes of the national team radar.
A wonderful stretch for DaMarcus Beasley for the U.S. Men's National Team continued in his return to Puebla, the midfielder coming off the bench to score a composed and clinical header in the 2-1 loss to Tigres.
Beas turned in two fantastic performances for the U.S. in World Cup qualifying, earning Man of the Match honors in the 1-0 win against Costa Rica.
Jurgen Klinsmann was in Seattle to check out the training facilities, talk to Sigi, look at two of his players (they're injured) and get a feel for the game experience here. At half time he spoke to the media. There were not many surprises. Seattle gets to see the United States in World Cup Qualifying because the organization here is willing to lay temporary sod.
And there it is. Jurgen Klinsmann going wide and expansive with his camp roster next week. The roster dominated by the return of golden boy Stu Holden and no place for Steve Cherundolo (or Carlos Bocanegra).
GOALKEEPERS (6) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.
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.
I spent part of my afternoon talking about soccer with a person I respect tremendously in U.S. Soccer's communications department.
I already began lobbying to have U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann visit the Houston Chronicle sports department and have an intimate lunch with me and a few top Chronicle sports department folks.
Parke's injury not as bad as feared but Soumare looks set to start against Chicago on Saturday. On rotation and depth. Ansboro on stepping down as SoB prez. Moyes leaving Everton, expected to take over at Manchester United. More news.
Hackworth says Union could have done more to win but poor officiating played big part in Saturday's draw. Cruz on his brace. With Parke injured and Williams suspended, is it Soumare time. HCI win. More news.
JAck McInerney becomes only the second Union player to be named MLS Player of the Month. Hack says the defense needs return to earlier form for Union to have success against Seattle. PDA U-18s ranked No. 1 in the country. More.
Hackworth describes Saturday's performance in loss to NE as the Union's worst of the year. Jimmy McLaughlin scores in Harrisburg's home opener win. NYT reports Abu Dhabi royal nearing purchase of 20th MLS team. Garber says "way too muc" soccer on TV. More
Hackworth says why disrupt Casey-Mac partnership when its working so well. Union officials to talk PPL expansion. Klinsmann says Donovan USA return not a sure thing. FIFA general secretary says democracy makes things hard. More news.
The U.S. coaching staff will be deployed in four different countries this weekend scouting U.S. players as part of the constant evaluation process of the player pool. Here's how it's shaping up: U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann heads to Seattle on Saturday as the Sounders host New England.
Jurgen Klinsmann today announced his camp roster ahead of a 5 game stretch for the US Men's national team that includes 3 World Cup qualifiers. Sporting KC will be represented in camp by two players, defender Matt Besler and midfielder/forward Graham Zusi. The camp kicks off on Sunday the 26th, but both Besler and Zusi will be a day late.
The United States have relied on the performances of Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan for the last two matches due to the absence of the injured Tim Howard. United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann has said that he has so far been extremely pleased with the performances of his stand-in goalkeeper. Guzan kept two clean sheets for the team in the matches against Costa Rica and Mexico.