Weekend Bullets: Jol, Cole, Benny, Etc.

• Sunday: We mentioned on Saturday that Joz Altidore had another potential location in Turkey and Beşiktaş. MLS Soccer picked it up and ran with it today so hopefully they have another source on it as well.

Suarez first?

Some chatter today that Jozy Altidore may be Ajax bound. This rumor surfaced last week when winger-forward Dennis Rommendahl moved to Olympiacos. Conjecture is all it is. With Ajax boss Martin Jol a frontrunner for the Fulham gig–and with Luis Suarez still in their pocket–it would be shocking to me if Ajax made a move for Altidore: 1) before knowing the fate of their coach or who was next in succession or 2) before moving Luis Suarez. Hard for Ajax to play the “he’s untouchable” card if they go out and acquire another physical striker before a move.

Just saying…(Need more help on the cheese maze of transfer news, go back to our “first-to-press” decipher schematic for U.S. tranfers.)

• Martin Jol looks Cottage-bound as multiple publications report he has agreed to terms with Fulham. Like we said, we don’t believe Bob Bradley was ever in serious consideration.

Free Benny!...the club version

• Benny Feilhaber was held out of today’s match for AGF Aarhus as the team tries desperately to sell him. We’ve tried numerous times to get in contact with Feilhaber’s agent. They are, let’s say nicely, unresponsive.

• Ashley Cole will remain at Chelsea according to pitch boss Carlo Ancelotti. Jose Mourinho won’t get his Maicon-lite.

• Gallas likely gone, but Schwarzer not in yet for Arsenal.

• Michael Bradley’s club teammate and striker for U.S. World Cup opponent Algeria, Karim Matmour is rumored headed to….Charlie Davies’ Sochaux. Again, Matmour is a striker.

• ESPN Deportes is already reporting that Nery Castillo has signed with the Chicago Fire in advance of tonight’s player announcement by the Chitown side. Given Deportes completely incorrect USMNT roster announcement, let’s all just wait a few hours.

• Tummi Gummi (Blanco) is officially set to debut with a new club. That is Irapuato.

• The latest Jozy Altidore rumors have him headed to…..Turkey to join up with former Villarreal player Nihat Kahveci as Beşiktaş.

(If you weren’t hanging around TSG in July of last year….”Wait…hey…we turned 1-year-old on July 12th”…anywho…TSG launched a campaign on Soccer House in Chicago to get Feilhaber more playing time.)

18 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Antonio H. on 2010/07/17 at 2:46 PM

    Haha those “Free Benny!” tees were World Class. He gets his exclamation point back right?


  2. That photograph is amazing. Happy Birthday ya’ll.


  3. Posted by Soccernst on 2010/07/17 at 3:09 PM

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Jozy at Beşiktaş. Starting every single swingin game.


  4. Posted by scweeb on 2010/07/17 at 10:43 PM

    So any word and Clint? Is he staying at Fulham or leaving


  5. Posted by dude on 2010/07/18 at 5:19 AM

    Desperately? Is that because Aarhus is strapped for cash, or because Benny isn’t in their plans? The last one seems impossible, but still, desperately?


  6. Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/07/18 at 7:30 AM

    Does anybody know where you can watch the U19 European Championships?


  7. Posted by robbie on 2010/07/18 at 8:52 AM

    It’s looking more and more likely that Davies is going to take years to recover.

    It’s a damn shame.


  8. Happy Birthday TSG! Been here from the start!

    Interestingly enough FBM was hatched about the same time. Don’t remember the exact date. Was pretty loaded when I thought it up. Oh well….

    Stay out of trouble in LV.


  9. Posted by Sam on 2010/07/18 at 10:43 AM

    Sochaux just offloaded Dalmat, so them signing a different striker isn’t too much of a worry. If anything it reinforces that Chuck deezy will still be the go to guy.

    Let’s all hope for a strong showing this season for the most exciting man in sports-entertainment.


    • Posted by matthewsf on 2010/07/18 at 2:57 PM

      Thanks for posting that Sam–hadn’t seen that. Appreciate it.

      As a note, Matmour is complementary rather than identical to Davies up top.


  10. Posted by Soccernst on 2010/07/18 at 1:02 PM

    Jeezy to Ajax? That would be good. Dutch speaking twitter is lighting up about it.


  11. Posted by Jared on 2010/07/18 at 3:41 PM

    Would love to see Jozy at Ajax. Training at a club like that would really help his first touch.


  12. […] TSG was the first to write about Jozy Altidore’s potential move to Beşiktaş early Saturday morning. No news there yet. A true "Jol"-azo for […]


  13. […] TSG was first to report on July 17th, Turkey and the Black Eagles of Beşiktaş was a rumored destination for American and Villarreal […]


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