I will have a Conor O'Brien goodie update in full MLSS report form before long, but I wanted to stop by real quick and drop a couple of learned nuggets that may disappoint.
First off: Due to the league's non-EU minimum salary, it's not so surprising that his Eredivisie suitor has dropped out. I'm not 100% sure which club it was just yet, but I can confirm it was one of the better teams. I can also tell you O'Brien tried to see if he'd be eligible for an Irish passport like his parents, but it was a no-go that might well have helped him complete this nice Dutch move.
Secondly, and a little more curious, is that fact that O'Brien did not receive any sort of contact about the January USMNT camp. Perhaps Klinsi realized he was in the middle of a career crossroads and just let him be for now. Or perhaps it's just a very stacked position where guys like O'Brien and Daz McCarty are victim to a numbers game. This answer, I do not know - but it begs a question.
- Greg Seltzer