The season ended in disappointment for Osnabrück assistant coach Joe Enochs as his team came out on the losing end of the relegation playoff with 3. Liga third-place team Dymamo Dresden.
A 94th-minute header by Dresden striker Dani Schahin following a corner was the ultimate decider, and a short-range strike from Robert Koch in the final minute as Osnabrück put everything forward made everything certain, giving Dresden a 4-2 aggregate win.
In the last few days there are been lots of reports saying that Italian club AS Roma are interested in acquiring an American player to join their club next year. The driving reason for this is that the powerful club has come under new American ownership lead by Thomas DiBenedetto.
So far many American names have been rumored and the most notable have been Landon Donovan, Michael Bradley, Juan Agudelo, Timothy Chandler, Sacha Kljestan, and Brad Guzan.
In a season finale which almost seems scripted for high drama, reigning Dutch Eredivisie champs FC Twente Enschede will take on traditional powerhouse Ajax Amsterdam on Sunday in a winner-takes-all contest for the league title.
Unfortunately, as the game approaches, the likelihood of American defender Oguchi Onyewu to even be available for Twente is dwindling by the hour.
As the US U-20 national team heads to France to begin what is essentially the first camp of the 2013 cycle, many interesting storylines have emerged with the roster that was named.
The most important area to note is that the battle for talented dual nationals continues. The US U-20 team in France will consist of several key dual nationals are likely to have options with other countries. Their inclusion on this team shows the US is ahead of the curve.
Heading into the 2011 Swedish Allsvenskan season, US U-20 back-line fixture and once-capped senior international Gale Agbossoumonde looked to have finally landed himself in a stable, supportive club situation at Djurgardens IF after more than a year of frustrating uncertainty.
As one of the most promising back-line prospects in the US system, the much-heralded, yet largely unpolished 19 year-old Togolese born central defender was widely believed to be only a regular starting role away from breaking out both at the club and international level.
FC Nürnberg announced on their website Thursday that Timmy Chandler has incurred a foot injury. The 21 year-old suffered a laceration to the instep of his right foot during training and will miss the team's daunting trip on Saturday to league leaders Borussia Dortmund.
The right back will likely be replaced by Juri Judt, the Kazakhstan-born German whom Chandler supplanted in the starting lineup earlier this spring. It is unclear whether the injury could cause him to miss any more time in the coming weeks.