Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Yedlin lands up north (updated)

A while ago, this tweet from a Newcastle-area scribe went up:

I cannot confirm with that amount of specificity, but I have been told that DeAndre Yedlin has definitely arrived in the area. Whether that means he is set to sign with the Magpies or with fellow suitors/arch rivals Sunderland, I cannot yet say (remember, both cities are served by the same airport).

Stay tuned...

UPDATE: Again, I cannot personally confirm this... but there ya go. Holy hell, Sunderland fans must be pisssssssssed.

- Greg Seltzer

Monday, August 22, 2016

Cole's Law

Stabæk midfielder Cole Grossman was the natural phenomenon that proved detrimental to Aalesund on Sunday, striking the winner (at 0:54 on the following clip) and adding an assist (1:37) to spark a 3-0 win that gave the hosts renewed survival hopes.

- Greg Seltzer

The Kid Is Alright

Well, we can add Lynden Gooch to the list of Americans to have earned a Man of the Match honor in the Prem...

Do notice that he dropped deeper in midfield as the contest went on without any dip in quality. The video also includes a nifty save from Brad Guzan, who posted the "W" on his Boro debut.

Lynden Gooch vs. Middleborough
Lynden Gooch's Man of the Match performance in Sunderland's 2-1 to Middlesborough earlier today
Posted by Nats Abroad on Sunday, August 21, 2016

- Greg Seltzer

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Far Post Johnny

Last night, Jonathan Bornstein spoiled William Yarbrough's clean sheet by bagging his first goal in nearly 15 months to temporarily pull Querétaro level at León.

- Greg Seltzer

Just Josh-ing Around

Though he did not see the field, look who dressed today. Hopefully, this long-awaited comeback will be complete soon.

- Greg Seltzer

Friends In Strange Places

I have no idea what to make of this, if anything. At the very least it's quite peculiar to see ex-Brazil manager Dunga sporting a US Soccer cap at the Olympic gold medal match.

- Greg Seltzer