Thursday, November 20, 2014

Code: Timmay

Line boss Tim Howard has grabbed his second USMNT dude of the year prize. As you saw my Fútbol de Primera ballot yesterday, it is obvious that I agree with the outcome today (I do not vote on the US Soccer award). Jermaine Jones finished second and Kyle Beckerman third.

Also, note that the Young Male and Female nominees are unveiled near the bottom of the article.

- Greg Seltzer

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

That time again.

It did not take me long to fill out and submit my vote for the Fútbol de Primera Player of the Year Award this year. Being that it was a World Cup year, the culmination of four years worth of hard work means shining in Brazil this past summer is the overwhelmingly dominant requirement for mention on my ballot. I will not go the full extent of calling it a World Cup-only trophy, but it is what it is, and we all know not to pretend otherwise.

Is it possible I can tab the winner at the top of my ballot for a third straight year? Is that even allowed? Because my guy this year has never won one of these.

1 - Tim Howard
2 - Jermaine Jones
3 - DaMarcus Beasley

- Greg Seltzer

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Your USMNT line-up v. Ireland

Oi... gotta be honest, if the below plays as it is typed, there is not a great deal going on that I am instantly wild about.

- Greg Seltzer

Monday, November 17, 2014

Here is the Kicker

I will be back later to run my virtual yap on a couple weekend topics, but I just noticed something bright in a pretty dreary opening half of the season for our boys overseas. Look who got his first 2.Bundesliga Team of the Week prize from Kicker before heading off to US duty...

FYI: Andrew Wooten of Sandhausen also has one this season, to go with the two nods he picked up last term. Bobby Wood also had a Team of the Week mention with 1860 back during the 2012/13 season.

- Greg Seltzer

Sunday, November 16, 2014


DaMarcus Beasley, Jermaine Jones, Lee Nguyen and DeAndre Yedlin have been returned to their MLS clubs, the last three appropriately for playoff duty. No supplements to the squad at this time, leaving us with...
G - Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

D - Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Tijuana), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

M - Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Mikkel Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Hamburg), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)

F - Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

- Greg Seltzer

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Finally, someone with the courage to say it.

Oh yeah, and if you follow the link on Caitlin's tweet, you can find my latest chat with Lord V- ... erm... coach Bradley. Always a pleasure. Not at all Voldemort-y.

- Greg Seltzer