Saturday, August 27, 2016

Wood hits on HSV debut

It took all of 30 Bundesliga minutes for Bobby Wood to open his Hamburg account. The US forward won a physical battle for a long keeper boot to power home the opener against Alfredo Morales' Ingolstadt. Dating back to last season when Wood was a division below with Union Berlin, he now has 13 goals in his last 15 league games in Germany.

- Greg Seltzer

Toon Time

DeAndre Yedlin may not feature in Newcastle's game with Brighton today, but he will appear on the gameday stadium magazine... sort of.

I've dropped the promised "How will he fare there?" bit over at MLSS, and Yedlin has given his first interview since joining the Magpies (below). 

- Greg Seltzer

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