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SBI Monday Rewind: Klinsmann again talks up Euro leagues; Gyau injury worse than expected; and more

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U.S. Men’s National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann had seemingly reopened the promotion-relegation debate last week with new comments — and he was back at it on Monday, this time about where American players should play. Klinsmann again expressed a preference for USMNT players to hone their craft overseas, with Klinsmann hinting he didn’t want to see Jozy Altidore move to Major League Soccer.

Meanwhile, Joe Gyau was off to a promising start with the USMNT in his second cap Friday, and was pulled out early for what he thought was just a minor injury. But come Monday, it was clear he would need surgery on his left knee, which would sideline him until January.

And in Euro 2016 qualifying, the Dutch suffered a shocking defeat to Iceland as Guus Hiddink’s backward slide leading the team continues.

Here is a recap of all the stories featured on SBI Monday:

Klinsmann reiterates his preference of having top USMNT players in top European leagues

Gyau sidelined until at least January due to knee surgery

Who should the USMNT start vs. Honduras?

USA 1, Ecuador 1: SBI Player Grades

Red Bulls Notes: Team reaches first target; Lineup rotation off the table; and more

With playoffs all but a lost cause, TFC looking ahead to 2015

Villa scores in first appearance for Melbourne City

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Kris Tyrpak

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Diego Valeri

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Vancouver Whitecaps

Euro Qualifying Rewind: Iceland shocks Dutch; Croatia crushes Azerbaijan; and more

Monday Kickoff: Buffon offers no sympathy to Totti; Sterling responds to critics; and more

International Rewind: Germany falls to Poland; Costa scores in Spain’s win; and more

Soccer Monday: Your Running Commentary

U.S. Under-23s overmatched by Brazil

Hyndman, Cropper preview U.S. U-23 match vs. Brazil

College Weekend Rewind: Maryland trounces Penn State; Oregon State ties UW, and more

NASL Week 15: A Look Back



  1. I would argue the Gyau injury was better than expected. Missing ~2 months after surgery translates to most likely a meniscus injury requiring partial excision as opposed to meniscal repair (meniscus repair would require ~4-6 months). In the short term, it’s better than a major ligament injury in terms of recovery. Best of luck to the kid in his recovery.

    • Figured it was something like that. It was non-contact, which is scary, but he walked off under his own power…if it had been an ACL or MCL his leg would have folded.

      He did look good, and hopefully it’s not a recurring problem. I was getting very excited about Josh Gatt before his own knee problems put him largely on the shelf for more than a year right as it looked like he was going to start breaking through, and Gyau looked more technically adept than Gatt.


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