Weekend Stuff: The Important Junk

November 30, 2008

Wow.  Jozy Altidore started today for Villarreal against Recreativo Huelva and that is the nail in the potential-loan coffin.  Josmer is now unable to go on loan to another club this year and that means he will stick around with the Yellow Submarines for the rest of the season. Hopefully their striker injury woes can continue so Jozy can keep sniping minutes.

Freddy Adu. Once again, Adu did not get off the bench for Monaco.  At this point, you have to wonder, will anything happen in January?  It truly seems that Gomes does not plan to give Adu a chance in the lineup and it seems like poor Freddy can’t catch a break.  Will he ever be able to sign with a team who ACTUALLY intends on playing him (as opposed to just using him for marketing purposes?)  Sure, Adu isn’t the savior of soccer, but he is more than capable of playing football in Europe.  When is someone going to take him seriously?

And then there’s Michael Bradley. Just as it seemed he was settling in at BMG, he scores an own goal.  Yes that’s right, Bradley scored the first goal of the match in the 17th minute. Unfortunately it went into his own net.  It was more of a bad deflection than anything so I don’t think it will haunt him too much, but nonetheless, Bradley didn’t play his best.  By all accounts, the BMG defense was horrid as usual and so they once again drop points.

Over in London, Clint Dempsey went 90 minutes for Fulham in a 0-0 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday.  Dempsey battled the whole game and had some strong efforts in the attacking third.  Friedel made some excellent saves off a few Dempsey shots and hopefully Hodgson is liking what he sees from the Texan.

And finally, poor Eddie Johnson. He didn’t even make the bench today against Swansea in a match that saw Ross McCormack return from injury and score.  Things look bleak in Cardiff for the Grown Ass Man.

What did you think this weekend? TELL US!



  1. On the bright side for Jozy, he gets to continue training with a top 4 level club and earn his spot. Let’s hope this signifies they feel he is almost ready to leap ahead of Franco.

    I’m on the boat with everyone who thinks BMG was a bad choice for Bradley. He should have stayed in Eredivisie and continued his good form until a decent side called.

    Adu will go back to Benfica. They have had a very disappointing season and they need attacking spark, which they saw Adu provide first hand with very short time. The Portuguese fans love his style, high technique, super skill, and beating players 1-1 and 2-1.

    Good on Dempsey. He’s a starting player on a team like Fulham and it’s about time they use him that way.

    EJ, come back to MLS. Partner him up with Becks in LA. His MNT days are done with Adu, KC, and Jozy arriving, just come back to America where you can succeed.

  2. Hi! I’m a Cardiff City fan and EJ has been an utter disaster for us this season. He simply doesn’t seem up to have the ability for Championship football.

    I’m amazed that Fulham bought him and that Cardiff were happy to take on his substantial wages for the season. He must have a very good agent.

    The thing is, all the fans want him to succeed, chants of USA USA, Eddie! etc. He just doesn’t seem to be able to do it unfortunately.

  3. Adu going to the MLS at 14 years old is killing him. He should have waited until he was at least 17 or 18 to make the jump. He needs experience at this point, he needs to find a way to get on the field regardless of which league it’s in.

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