Tuesday, May 3, 2016

What About Bobby?

By now, I'm sure you all know that Hamburg are chasing Union Berlin goal monster Bobby Wood. I can again confirm that is correct, but have now unearthed a few more Bundesliga clubs sniffing around the US international: Timothy Chandler's Eintracht Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Aron Jóhannsson 's Werder Bremen.

However, and it's a big however, all three are fighting relegation with four rounds to play. I can assure you that any club from that trio that goes down will automatically be out of the running, as Wood is looking to move up to the top flight. I cannot confirm that rumored suitor Bayer Leverkusen are actually in for him, so in a manner of speaking, I guess you could say that Hamburg lead the race at this time. Stay tuned...

- Greg Seltzer

Monday, May 2, 2016

Extra Time: DeAndre Yedlin

I spoke with DeAndre last week and the resulting MLSS article went up Saturday. As usual, there was a bit from our chat that didn't make the final edit.

On playing in front of the notoriously intense Sunderland supporters:

The Sunderland fans have been awesome. They're always supporting us, it's been a joy to play in front of them.

On following the Sounders from England:

Unfortunately, the games are on pretty late over here, but I check the scores in the morning. I keep up with them as much as I can.

On whether he believes they can rally from a slow start to make the playoffs:

That's football, isn't it? There's teams that start off slow and kick it in toward the end. I've very confident they'll find their rhythm and make a good run.

- Greg Seltzer

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Camp Provisions

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 (Sporting KC), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Monterrey), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest), Matt Miazga (Chelsea), Michael Orozco (Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham), DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland)

M - Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Perry Kitchen (Hearts), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Danny Williams (Reading), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC)

F - Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Union Berlin), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

- Greg Seltzer

Saturday, April 30, 2016

It's like déjà vu all over again.

The Red Bulls are some clever bastards. Again.

- Greg Seltzer

Saturday, April 23, 2016


Christian Pulisic wasn't the only American to score in Bundesliga action today, as Alfredo Morales charged up the gut for a bullet header to open the scoring early against Hannover 96. It was the USMNT midfielder's first Ingolstadt strike in over 13 months.

- Greg Seltzer

Garbage Pick-Up (updated)

Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic has just feasted on a fat rebound for his second Bundesliga goal in as many weeks, putting the visitors up 2-0 at Stuttgart on the edge of halftime.

UPDATE: Ka-bam.

Christian Pulisic Goal HD - Stuttgart 2-0... cricketlivevideo

- Greg Seltzer