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SBI Thursday Rewind: Altidore to rejoin Sunderland; Diskerud shows what USMNT missed; and more

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

Jozy Altidore’s unlucky hamstring strain in the U.S. Men’s National Team opener in Brazil cut his time at the World Cup short, but it shouldn’t interfere with his club season. Sunderland manager Gus Poyet said Thursday he expects Altidore to be ready to go for the Black Cats preseason after the World Cup concludes. That’s good news for the striker as he left Brazil looking far from fit — although U.S. Soccer had teased that Altidore was available by the USMNT’s last match of the tournament, Altidore had managed only a jog in the pre-match training session. Poynet’s comments also confirm that Altidore has opted to stay with Sunderland, where he saw limited playing time, rather than try to make a move elsewhere.

For Mix Diskerud, he left the World Cup to return to a club team in full swing, and though he didn’t feature for the USMNT in Brazil, it seems he got a boost anyway. Playing for Rosenborg BK for the first time since May after much time on the bench, Diskerud scored a volley for his club Thursday, helping Rosenborg seal a win in Europa League qualifiers.

And it was a nice try for Luis Suarez and the Uruguay Football Association, but alas, his hefty ban by FIFA will not be lifted after an appeal failed.

Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI today:

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Red Bulls mutually agree to part ways with Steele

Orlando City punishes supporters’ groups after ugly ruckus vs. Rowdies

MLS Ticker: Kronberg out 8 weeks, NYC FC sign Saunders, and more

AMERICANS ABROAD
Poyet expects Altidore to be healthy enough to train upon return to Sunderland

Diskerud scores with classy finish in Rosenborg return

Report: Onyewu won’t return to Sheffield Wednesday

EUROPEAN SOCCER
Evening Ticker: Sanchez signs with Arsenal; Suarez’s Barcelona move a ‘done deal’; and more

FIFA rejects appeal, Suarez suspension stands

U.S. OPEN CUP
US Open Cup quarterfinals: A Look Back

Extra-time goals push Sounders past Timbers in US Open Cup

YOUTH SOCCER
Fresh faces included in U-20 USMNT training camp roster

 

7 comments
    • RickTheTick

      The point of the rewind is that you’re supposed to click the story link to see the full story. Video of Mix’s goal is in the story about it…

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      • TheFrenchOne

        can i just say i’m not a fan of the rewind? those links can be found below, so why create yet another link to those links? I don’t get it

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      • froboy

        Helps those of us too lazy to scroll down and click to the next page. I like it

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  • Smith

    DON’T SAY ANYTHING NICE ABOUT MIX!!!!

    SOMEONE WILL TAKE THAT AS AN AFFRONT TO MICHAEL BRADLEY!!!!!!

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  • Austin

    I heard from other websites that DeAndre Yedlin is turning down the european offers in favor of staying in MLS. Is there any truth to this?

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    • JakeTheSnake

      Yes. He’s choosing to take a paycut due to his loyalty to ‘Murica.

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