- I've been informed from the Middle East that free agent Jeremiah White has signed a short deal (plus player option) with Qatar side Al-Sailiya. I'm waiting to hear back from the attacker, who may well currently be on a long flight... so we wait.
- U.S. U-20 midfielder Jared Jeffrey has left Club Brugge to join Mainz 05. I feel silly, this one must have buzzed by me while looking into other stuff. Yup, I really handled the ball on this one, so sorry. I will try to catch up with the newest 0-Fiver as soon as I can for more details.
UPDATE: I'm told he has signed with Mainz through 2013 (typo corrected, NOT 2012). I'll be working on a proper report for S365, ETA = when it's done.
UPDATE UPDATE: Reportage.
- I have learned from two separate places that the Bundesliga club competing with MLS for the services of U.S. U-17 defender Zachary Herold is Cologne. At this point, I'm not sure who's winning (or if anyone else is in on the bidding).
UPDATE: Okay, it is just the two bidders and Herold is set to decide over the next week or so. It turns out he had a Cologne trial in early December and came out smelling sweet enough for an offer.
- Aalesund FK have let injury-cursed keeper Adin Brown go. I will try to holler at him soon, but sadly this could spell the end of the playing line for The Bear.
- UPDATE: Provided the CBA gets done, Colorado Rapids fans can rest easy about losing striker Conor Casey. The club has offered him an improved contract and he will likely spurn a ton of interest from overseas to sign it. He has already rejected a transfer to Turkey this winter and has a long line of German sides at the ready.
There are a few other things marinating and I've been jotting this down in between calls, so let's just get this much up and hope for more. In other words, this could see updates.
LAST UPDATE FOR TODAY:
- A Greek report says Aris Salonika are trying to move things around to acquire Fulham striker Eddie Johnson.
And by the way, the Top 5 that I promised for today will be here tomorrow. I got quite distracted by the various chases.
- Greg Seltzer