The month of September is crunch time in the Nordic leagues that run from spring to fall.
The lax rules regarding foreigner quotas in Norway, Sweden, and Finland have long made those leagues havens for Americans seeking opportunities abroad. Accordingly, a total of 24 Americans can be found in the top two divisions of these three countries.
The roster announcement for the October friendlies is still a week away but the choices are becoming more clear.
In the first three games of the Klinsmann era, some players have played themselves off the team while others have begun to impress. In both defense, midfield, and attack, there are strengths and weaknesses and Klinsmann will have difficult decisions to make for his next roster.
Oxford striker Jon Paul Pittman has been sent on an emergency loan to former club Crawley Town for the next three months.
Pittman made 78 appearances for Crawley in which he scored 43 goals before being sold to League One club Wycome Wanderers in 2007. The loan comes on the back of multiple injuries for Crawley coach Steve Evans' men as well as selling striker Wes Thomas to Bournemouth.