American soccer fans have seen this many times when players have to make decisions on their club future.
It's easy to see these days in soccer how the right move can ignite a career, while the wrong one can (see Jozy Altidore) pull the emergency brake on ones development. Aron Johannsson's performance at AZ Alkmaar this season has turned the heads of US Soccer fans everywhere. That's all well and good, but if he is to get to that next level he must move in the summer, and that move means everything.
Nottingham Forest defender and Downers Grove, Illinois native Eric Lichaj is set to miss up to a month after reinjuring his pelvis during last weekend's match, a 4-1 loss to Wigan Athletic, according to a report by Sky Sports.
Lichaj initially hurt his pelvis against Watford on January 30th and spent most of February resting in the hopes he could avoid surgery. However, after re-injuring it in his first match back, Forest stated Lichaj might have to have hernia surgery to fix the issue.
Dooley could be on his way to coach the Philippines
Thomas Dooley could soon step back into the ranks of international soccer as the head coach of the Philippines national team.
Dooley, 52, has been retired since 2000 when he finished his playing career with the Metrostarts. Before that, he played for German clubs Homburg, Kaiserslautern, Bayer Leverkusen, and Schalke. He then came to play in MLS in 1997 when he joined the Columbus Crew.
Hannover captain and U.S. national team right back Steve Cherundolo may not have to look long for a job after he ends his playing career.
According to a report by the Associated Press, team president Martin Kind told the Bild newspaper that he would like the former University of Portland Pilot to stay with the team after his playing career, adding that they would find a function for him.
Brek Shea will be heading out on loan according to the British publication, the Telegraph.
Ever since joining Stoke City in January, Shea has dealt with injuries and has struggled to earn playing time. In an effort for him to see some minutes on the field, Stoke City will reportedly go out on loan to a club in the second tier Championship.
In one of the most exciting nights in Concacaf history, the U.S team rallied late to defeat Panama.
Lost in the drama of Mexico qualifying for the World Cup was a come-from-behind victory from the Unites States, that saw Panama give up two goals in the final two minutes of stoppage time to drop the Panamanians from their World Cup bid by a scoreline of 3-2.
In beating Jamaica the USA earned a perfect record at home during World Cup qualifying.
Even more encouraging was that the USA didn't allow a goal during the entire group and for the second straight cycle, it won the hexagonal tournament outright. The U.S will finish out the tournament on Tuesday against a desperate Panama team with everything on the line.