Sunday, December 21, 2014

The broken clock sweats...

Yep, so here I am fully confirming a report from The People: DeAndre Yedlin has his UK work permit on standard appeal and will officially join Spurs in January. Everything in there is correct, despite that typically being a second-string fish wrapper. This really happened. You were all here to see it.

MLSS report already turned in. Now, excuse me, but I need a bath.

- Greg Seltzer

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Two of a Kind

To an extent, that is. John Anthony Brooks and Sacha Kljestan each bagged a goal last night, and they were kiiinda similar in appearance. The Hertha defender hit the opener in a kooky 4-4 Bundesliga draw at Eintracht Frankfurt, while Inspector Kljouseau called off the scoring in a 3-0 cup win at Zulte-Waregem.

- Greg Seltzer

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Our first managerial prodigy?

Go check out my interview with Nate Weiss, an American Abroad who has quietly earned a youth coaching job with the DfB, Germany's national federation. How he got there is a wild story. If you do not know the name already, it may behoove to learn it now.

- Greg Seltzer

Monday, December 15, 2014

Not So Fast - Part 3,712

I have been informed that these oodles of reports all ready to stick Brek Shea in a purple Orlando shirt are wildly premature, at absolute best. That is not to insist the still-Stoke winger cannot end up there eventually, but it is certainly not a near-done deal. And the last I heard, he had a couple of Championship sides interested in buying. So... let's make a fat U-turn to decaf on this one.

And lookin' at my Gucci it's about that time (a ka the January window), so I will have much more fun things to spill about a long list of subjects very soon...

- Greg Seltzer

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Rubin-esque Beauty

Yup, FC Utrecht rookie Rubio Rubin has pulled one back on the champs with a nice strike just past halftime. This has given me an idea of a new category to track for my next Americans Abroad stats feature at MLSS: derby goals. And now, he has one.

- Greg Seltzer

Friday, December 12, 2014

How does one say "Hmmmveeeryinnnnteresting." in Portuguese?

[Photo: AFP]

I have been fighting to not fall under the weather the last couple days, and one of the first things I saw after awaking essentially victorious this morning was that Ronaldo (yup, that one) has joined the ownership team of the NASL's Ft. Lauderdale Striukers. Surely, this will tickle NSC pal Phil Schoen to no end.

In fact, I would rate this as probably much more interesting than Raul signing a player-to-technical director deal with the Cosmos. This may be pure "seems right" supposition from me, but suddenly there are growing forces in what could turn into a promotion-relegation debate from below the until-now non-existent happy line.

- Greg Seltzer