Friday, February 5, 2016

Gettin' A Rep

Yeah, Bobby Wood is sorta becoming the late strike king. And, ya know, just a very productive forward. On Friday night, the Union Berlin ace leveled matters at Kaiserslautern with four minutes to play, earning a 2-2 share. The US international now has eight league goals, good for a fourth place tie on the scoring chart.

Bobby Wood Goal HD - Kaiserslautern 2-2 Union... by AlleTore

- Greg Seltzer

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Look who's heating up

Nantes man Alejandro Bedoya scored for the third time in four games last night. This one stood up as the winner as the warming Canaries moved to within two points of the last Europa League slot and just four away from a Champions League placement.

Alejandro Bedoya Goal ~ Nantes vs GFC Ajaccio 2-0 by phuoc-vinh-dinh

- Greg Seltzer

Really, though?

So I woke up to this.Loook, I get the legal argument and all... but, really, seriously, there wasn't a way for USSF to handle this before filing court papers against the World Cup champs? When did we become so intractable? Talk it out, man.

- Greg Seltzer

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Bjorn Ultimatum

Well, it looks as though Bjørn Maars Johnsen may not be able to move before the transfer window closes. I'm told he has 'several' offers, but Litex Lovech are sitting on them while they fight the Bulgarian league's decision to expel them over their December walk-off. Theoretically, this could play into the hands of any MLS suitors that may still remain - and yes, I'm checking to see if any do.

- Greg Seltzer

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Your USMNT Line-up v. Iceland

We've come full circle since Klinsi was hired: back in an empty bucket for a Camp Cupcake friendly. And we're still trying to jam Bradley and Jones into a workable tandem. Yeah, I guess you could say I'm annoyed as hell.See you on the other side with USMNT player ratings over at MLSS.

- Greg Seltzer

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Pick Sixth

Reading midfielder Daniel Williams strolled in alone from a steal to bag his side's third in a 4-0 FA Cup cruise past Walsall. It was his sixth strike of the campaign across all competitions. His goal play starts at about the 1:24 mark below. I apologize for the auto-play, can't figure out how to turn it off. I will make a switch if another clip surfaces without the annoyance.

Side note: It's well worth mentioning that Zak Whitbread has joined Williams in the FA Cup sweet 16 thanks to Shrewsbury's 3-2 upset victory over Sheffield Wednesday. Along with Tim Howard of Sunday combatants Everton, they are the last Americans remaining in the draw.

- Greg Seltzer