Led by former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Molde Fotballklubb have releasedtheir 2017 Nike home, away and third kits. The three-time Norwegian Premier League champions are back in action for 2017 in their traditional home blue and away white. Their 2017 third jersey is in a restrained black after last year's pink change shirt [.
Jurgen Klinsmann has named his 40-man provisional roster for Copa America. There's still Jorge Villafana for some bizarre reason, but hey, at least Eric Lichaj is listed. G - David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (
Staring relegation in the face, Bolton will only avoid the drop to the Championship if they win
their game at Stoke City and Manchester City tops Queens Park Rangers on Sunday. Tim Ream should
resume his role in central defense for the Trotters, and he will need to help shutdown the likes of
Peter Crouch and Kenwyne Jones to give Bolton a chance at staying in the EPL.
I have been informed that Cesar Romero has parted ways with FC Pyunik and will arrive in Russia on Friday to begin an Amkar Perm audition. Those who noticed he was not dressed for their Champions League qualifier against Molde FK tonight probably figured something was up, and there ya go.- Greg Seltzer
I just spoke to the Molde FK medical chief and the initial MRI scan on Josh Gatt's hard-luck left knee has been found to be inconclusive. That means we all wait along with the winger and his club for as much as another week while they consult with the surgeon who performed his last knee op for a second opinion.
Josh Gatt will have to wait another year before returning to the field for Molde FK.
The 22-year-old speedy midfielder is set to undergo surgery to repair his left anterior cruciate ligament, ruling him out for the rest of the 2014 NorwegianTippeligaen season, according to a report in MLSSoccer.
Those wanting to see Mix Diskerud earn a U.S. Men's National Team start in central midfield next to Michael Bradley received more ammunition for their argument this weekend.
Diskerud delivered what is surely to be one of the best goals scored by an American playing overseas this season on Sunday, as he unleashed a cannon of a shot into the top corner of the net after masterfully sidestepping a diving defender.
Yep, Molde FK's Josh Gatt has broken into the category of multiple-medal winners after coming off the bench at halftime to help seal a title repeat. He also becomes just the fourth American to repeat as top flight champion in Europe, following DaMarcus Beasley (who accomplished the feat with both PSV and Rangers), Maurice Edu and Oguchi Onyewu.
The majority of the Americans Abroad contingent that were in action during the middle of the weekare surely looking forward to this weekend's action after mostly poor outings, but Steve Cherundolo is not one of those players.
Josh Gatt has been locked up by Molde FK, signing a contract through 2015. Since signing in January
2011 he's scored four and as you may recall, he was called up for for the Olympics qualifiers
before the club refused to release him (sigh!).Now this is just my intuition typing here, but I
think this contract is more about making sure the team gets paid when Gatt does get sold off.
It's opening night in Norway and Molde FK right winger Josh Gatt has wasted little time opening his
season account. Three minutes after the champs opened the scoring against StrÃ¸msgodset, the
youngster raced to firing position, as he likes to do, and slotted the second.Clip to come...- Greg
New Tottenham Hotspur signing Clint Dempsey has been included in Jurgen Klinsmann's squad for
the home and home games with Jamaica.
Dempsey has to be nowhere near match fitness after missing Fulham's opening games as he tried to
force through his eventful transfer to Spurs.
But with Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley missing from the squad due to injury, Klinsmann had
no choice to include Dempsey, and also Carlos Bocanegra who went through a similar situation with
Rangers, in his 25-man squad.
The New England Revolution have announced today, via press release, that they have put pen to
paper and signed Swedish forward Bjorn Runstrom. Runstrom, who trialed with the Revolution in
Arizona during the preseason and scored one goal in three appearances, will be added to the roster
pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and his International Transfer Certificate.
Preseason trialistÂ BjÃ¶rn RunstrÃ¶m has signed a contract to join the Revs according to his
agent. (Photo:Â Joshua Pearson)
Two weeks ago it appeared the New England Revolution's chances of signing BjÃ¶rn RunstrÃ¶m had
come to an end after the Swedish striker rejected the team's final offer according to his agent,
Preseason trialistÂ BjÃ¶rn RunstrÃ¶m is still in negotiations to join the Revs. (Photo:Â
One preseason trialist who may still be on his way to the New England Revolution is Swedish
striker BjÃ¶rn RunstrÃ¶m. According to RunstrÃ¶m's agent, Patrick MÃ¶rk, negotiations are ongoing
with the club.
Geoff Cameron may have spent most of this past week in the United States completing paperwork to
finalize his move to Stoke City, but that did not stop him from earning a start and making an
impressive debut for the Potters.Â
Three days after arriving to England, Cameron put forth an impressive 90-minute outing in his
first Stoke appearance as he helped the club hold Arsenal to a scoreless draw at Britannia
Herculez Gomez has picked up right where left off last season.
The U.S. men's national team striker started his Apertura season with Santos Laguna by scoring
the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Michael Orozco Fiscal and San Luis. Gomez opened his season
account after he made a good run in behind the defense, brought the ball down well and rifled home
a well-placed, right-footed effort in the second half.
FC Nordsjaelland are one step away from becoming champions of Denmark, and Michael Parkhurst is
a big reason for that.
Playing left back, Parkhurst delivered the assist on the winning goal in Nordsjaelland's 1-0
victory over Brondby. The win placed Nordsjaelland in first place in Denmark with one game left in
Herculez Gomez may not have had a chance to help Santos Laguna in the first leg of the Clausura
Liguilla final, but the short turnaround before the second game could provide him a prime
opportunity to help push the club to a championship.
For two veteran Americans plying their trade in Mexico, this weekend saw them boost their
chances of getting called in for the U.S. men's national team's friendlies and World Cup qualifiers
The Europa League draw may not have drawn the same type of attention that the UEFA Champions
League draw did but that does not mean it was any less interesting, especially to American fans who
will get the chance to see some of their favorite players do battle against one another in this
season's group stage.
Josh Gatt's first foray into the UEFA Champions League was a rousing success.
Gatt's Molde FK topped Latvian side FK Ventspils 3-0 in the first leg of their second qualifying
round tie, taking a big advantage heading into next Tuesday's road leg.
Gatt, who scored his fourth league goal of the season over the weekend, started and went the
distance for Molde, which coasted courtesy of two goals by Davy Claude Agnan and a penalty kick
from Vegard Forren.
Didier Drogba is reportedly moving closer toward making China the next stop on his career
The former Chelsea striker, who confirmed Tuesday that he was leaving the Blues after eight
years and just delivering a UEFA Champions League title, has entered into negotiations with
Shanghai Shenhua, according to the Chinese club that also employs his former Chelsea teammate,
Nicolas Anelka, as a player/coach.
While it was Thierry Henry's return that drew most of the attention during the New York Red
Bulls' friendly against Mexican club Pumas UNAM, it was unheralded rookie Ryan Meara's play in goal
that emerged as a talking point.
With a two-man race underway for the Red Bulls' starting goalkeeper job, Meara stood tall in the
face pressure from the top-flight Mexican opposition and made a number of top-notch saves to post a
clean sheet in the 0-0 draw at Chase Field Thursday night.