Friday, November 11, 2011

Game Day for USA and USA U23 team's in Europe


The Senior team is in France, while the Olympic team is in Germany


Brian Straus of Sporting News does a Q & A with head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
-And now a Part 2 of that interview has been released.

Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated examines today's France-USA game.

Ives Galarcep of Fox tells us what to look for in today's USA line up.

John Godfrey of the NY Times looks at 5 potential key match-ups for today's game.

Ravi Uhba of ESPN previews the game.

Steven Goff of the Washington Post previews the game.

Martin Rogers of Yahoo previews the game. (includes audio)

Brian Sciaretta writing for the New York Times, great for Brian, tells us more about the foreign influence on the USA team, especially coming from Germany.

Ron Blum of the AP introduces us to German-American Fabian Johnson.

US Soccer with raw video footage from training sessions in France.

US Soccer gives a video tour of Stade de France where today's game is being played.


Ben Lyttleton of Sports Illustrated previews France.

AFP previews France.

If you read French there is plenty about today's game at France Football - AND - L'Equipe.
-Reading these two might be the only reason I can think of for ever learning French.
-FF says Nike was behind making this game happen. They supply shirts for both teams.

French media are surprised that it looks like today's game will be a sell out.


Brian Sciaretta of Yanks Abroad with an article on Joe Benny Corona who is with the Junior team this week training in Germany.


International Friendlies
Matches & Scores:
-Fri Nov 11
France v USA - 2pm CT on ESPN2
-Tue Nov 15
Slovenia v USA - 11am CT on ESPN2


Won their first game today over the reserve team of 2.Bundesliga team Bochum, then tied the second game 0-0 with U21s from Azerbaijan.

U23 Training Camp
Matches & Scores:
-Fri Nov 11
USA U23 3-1 Bochum Reserves - USA goals by Terrance Boyd, Tony Taylor & Dilly Duka.
Liveup: Sean Johnson; Sheanon Williams, Ethan White, Royal Dominique Fennell, Zarek Valentin; Joe Benny Corona, Amobi Okugo, Mixx Diskerud, Greg Garza; Terrance Boyd, Juan Agudelo
USA U23 0-0 Azerbaijan U21
Liveup: Cody Cropper; Perry Kitchen, Will Packwood, John Anthony Brooks, Sean Cunningham; Caleb Stanko, Sebastian Lletget, Luis Gil; Jerome Kieswetter, Omar Salgado, Bobby Wood
Tue Nov 15
USA U23 v Leverkusen U23
USA U23 v Leverkusen U19


USA Roster-
Bill Hamid - DC United
Tim Howard - Everton
Carlos Bocanegra - Rangers
Timmy Chandler - Nurnberg
Steve Cherundolo - Hannover
Clarence Goodson - Brondby
Alfredo Morales - Hertha
Michael Orozco Fiscal - San Luis
Oguchi Onyewu - Sporting CP
Kyle Beckerman - Real Salt Lake
Michael Bradley - Chievo
Clint Dempsey - Fulham
Maurice Edu - Rangers
Fabian Johnson - Hoffenheim
Jermaine Jones - Schalke
Robbie Rogers - Columbus Crew
Brek Shea - Dallas
Danny Williams - Hoffenheim
Jozy Altidore - AZ
DaMarcus Beasley - Puebla
Edson Buddle - Ingolstadt


France Roster-
Cedric Carrasso - Bordeaux
Hugo Lloris - Lyon
Steve Mandanda - Marseille
Eric Abidal - Barcelona
Mathieu Debuchy - Lille
Laurent Koscielny - Arsenal
Jeremy Mathieu - Valencia
Adil Rami - Valencia
Anthony Reveillere - Olympique Lyon
Mamadou Sakho - Paris Saint-Germain
Yohan Cabaye - Newcastle
Alou Diarra - Marseille
Yann M'Vila - Rennes
Florent Malouda - Chelsea
Marvin Martin - Sochaux
Karim Benzema - Real Madrid
Kevin Gameiro - Paris Saint-Germain
Olivier Giroud - Montpellier
Jeremy Menez - Paris Saint-Germain
Loic Remy - Marseille
Franck Ribery - Bayern Munich


Special USA U20/23 Training Camp Roster-
David Bingham - San Jose Earthquakes
Cody Cropper - Ipswich Town
Sean Johnson - Chicago Fire
Jon Kempin - Sporting Kansas City
Gale Agbossoumonde - Eintracht Frankfurt
Anthony Brooks - Hertha Berlin
Sean Cunningham - Molde
Royal-Dominique Fennell - Stuttgart Kickers
Greg Garza - No club
Perry Kitchen - DC United
Will Packwood - Birmingham
Zarek Valentin - Chivas USA
Sheanon Williams - Philadelphia Union
Ethan White - DC United
Joe Corona - Tijuana
Mixx Diskerud - Stabaek
Dilly Duka - Columbus Crew
Luis Gil - Real Salt Lake
Jared Jeffrey - Mainz
Sebastian Lletget - West Ham
Tyrone McCargo - Nurnberg
Amobi Okugo - Philadelphia Union
Charles Renken - Hoffenheim
Caleb Stanko - Freiburg
Jose Villarreal - LA Galaxy
Juan Agudelo - New York Red Bulls
Terrence Boyd - Hertha Berlin
Conor Doyle - Derby County
Josh Gatt - Molde
Joe Gyau - Hoffenheim
Jerome Kiesewetter - Hertha Berlin
Jack McInerney - Philadelphia Union
Omar Salgado - Vancouver Whitecaps
Tony Taylor - Atletico CP
Bobby Wood - 1860 Munich
Andrew Wooten - Kaiserslautern


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