Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Wil Sun, 03 Jul 2022 18:08:14 +1000 Tribal Football <![CDATA[USA coach Klinsmann names Liverpool youngster Pelosi in latest squad]]> <p>USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named an experimental squad for friendlies with Chile and Panama.<p>Liverpool midfielder Marc Pelosi and 1860 Munich forward Bobby Wood are the only Europe-based players headed to the training camp, which opens Monday at Carson, California. <p>"Because we want to build now the Olympic team cycle, we've brought in a lot of younger guys purposefully," Klinsmann said. <p>"But these younger players, they still need the leadership of the experienced ones."<p>USA Training Squad:<p>Goalkeepers: Alex Bono (no club), Sean Johnson (Chicago), Jon Kempin (Kansas City), Nick Rimando (Salt Lake)<p>Defenders: Matt Besler (Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C.), Christian Dean (Vancouver), Brad Evans (Seattle), Jermaine Jones (New England), Perry Kitchen (D.C.), Shane O'Neill (Colorado), Oscar Sorto (Los Angeles)<p>Midfielders: Michael Bradley (Toronto), Mix Diskerud (no club), Dennis Flores (Leon, Mexico), Luis Gil (Salt Lake), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United), Lee Nguyen (New England), Marc Pelosi (Liverpool, England), Dillon Serna (Colorado), Brek Shea (Orlando), Wil Trapp (Columbus)<p>Forwards: Tesho Akindele (Dallas), Clint Dempsey (Seattle), Julio Morales (Tepic, Mexico), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich, Germany), Gyasi Zardes (Los Angeles)</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 22:28:42 +1100 <![CDATA[Columbus Crew's 'key' Trapp honoured to receive high praise from NYRB ace Henry]]> <p>Wil Trapp has admitted to getting 'goosebumps' after being the subject of positive praise from Thierry Henry.<p>The former Arsenal star saw firsthand the influence the 21-year old midfielder when Columbus Crew defeated Henry's New York Red Bulls 3-1 at Red Bull Arena on the weekend.<p>After the match, Henry said that Trapp was the Crew's key and his words have clearly had an effect on Ohio-born youngster who holds the French great as one of his boyhood idols.<p>"It's a great honor to hear that from one of the greatest players to ever play the game," he said.<p>"To single me out for a game I played, it's pretty awesome. Obviously, it makes you feel good. But so many guys played well; everyone played well. It's not even fair to single out one player."<p>Trapp added: "You get goosebumps. To hear one of your role models and idols growing up say that about you is fantastic."<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href= target=new></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:33:09 +1100 <![CDATA[Leeds United shift on the cards for Juventus' Sorensen]]> <p>Juventus defender Frederik Sorensen is reported to be on his way to Leeds United.<p>Tuttomercatoweb suggests that the 22-year old Danish centre-back will join the Whites on a season-long loan with the view to a permanent deal.<p>It is believed that Leeds will pay the Bianconeri around 400,000 (500,000) for the initial loan with a permanent transfer fee set at 2.8million (3.5m).<p>Sorensen kicked off his career with the Old Lady of Turin in 2010 before joining Bologna in January 2012.<p>He returned to Juventus in June this year after making 45 appearances in all competitions for Bologna but wil now spend at least the 2014/15 season in the Championship with Leeds.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:02:04 +1000 <![CDATA[Columbus Crew youngster Trapp set for PEC Zwolle training stint]]> <p>Columbus Crew have announced that young midfielder Wil Trapp will train with Dutch Eredivisie club PEC Zwolle.<p>The 20-year old Homegrown Player product has already travelled to Holland ahead of a two-week stint with the central-eastern club which gave new Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter his professional start back in 1994.<p>Berhalter said of Trapp: "Wil was anxious to continue his development as a player. He's not a guy that's happy standing still and being stagnant, and he wanted this experience to train abroad and keep improving.<p>"A natural fit for him is Holland. It's a league with a lot of young players that is known for development, and in Zwolle we are sending him to a club that has clear-cut style of play, tradition and a track-record for developing quality players."<p>Zwolle, managed by former striker Ron Jans, currently sits ninth on the Eredivisie table after 16 league matches.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:58:59 +1100 <![CDATA[Columbus Crew midfielder Wil Trapp on way to PEC Zwolle]]> <p>In an attempt to stay fit and get a taste of European experience, Columbus Crew midfielder Wil Trapp is headed to Holland where he will train with PEC Zwolle of the Dutch Eredivisie. <p>The first club of new Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter's playing career, the arrangement with PEC culminated within the past week or so.<p>"My agent and Gregg have been talking a lot about trying to get me overseas, just to get my feet wet a little bit, get some experience and learn a few things," Trapp said Thursday. "It just formulated to this recently, I found out two days ago. I'm excited. "<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href= target=new></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:04:28 +1100 <![CDATA[Sunderland's Altidore lands US Player of the Year award]]> <p>Jozy Altidore has been named US Soccer's Male Athlete of the Year for 2013.<p>The 24-year old Sunderland striker capped off a stellar year for the US which saw him help them team qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.<p>Altidore scored eight goals in 18 appearances including four in WC qualifying while setting a US record by scoring a goal in five consecutive matches from June 2 to August 14.<p>The former AZ Alkmaar star becomes the 22nd player to take out the award and just the second to win both the Young Male Athlete of the Year (won in 2006) and Male Athlete of the Year honors, joining LA Galaxy and national team star Landon Donovan.<p>Other award winners recognized by US Soccer include: Abby Wambach as the 2013 Female Athlete of the Year, Wil Trapp as the 2013 Young Male Athlete of the Year, Lindsey Horan as the 2013 Young Female Athlete of the Year and Rene Renteria as the 2013 Disabled Athlete of the Year.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=></a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 01:08:39 +1100 <![CDATA[Columbus Crew make offer for Akron Zips starlet Trapp]]> <p>Akron Zips young gun Wil Trapp is considering an offer from Columbus Crew says his mother.<p>The Gahanna starlet, who eventually wants to head to Europe, is looking to end his university playing days by taking up a MLS contract with the Crew according to Liz Trapp.<p>"It's all very preliminary right now aside from the very solid contract the Crew has offered him," she told the Columbus Dispatch. "We're excited about it.<p>"As a young man, he would love to play in Europe because of the opportunities. That's a dream, but I don't know where the fit is going to be. As a parent, I would love to have him here in town."<p>Trapp is a two-time Crew Academy player of the year and has been a two-time first-team all-Mid American Conference selection at Akron as a defensive midfielder.<p>&nbsp;<a href= target=new>The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the tribalfootball.comnation on Facebook today:</a></p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:34:33 +1100 <![CDATA[Delfouneso happy working with Villa pal Carew]]> <p>Nathan Delfouneso says he's enjoying working with senior Aston Villa striker John Carew.<p>ord=Math.random()*10000000000000000;document.write('');<a href=";sz=300x250;ord=123456789?" target="-blank"></a>The 17 year-old told Villa's website: "Just training with the senior players at this club is helping me develop as a player. Working with somebody like John Carew is really good.<p>"He's played all over Europe, in all the top countries. He's played and scored in the Champions League, UEFA Cup, the whole lot.<p>"So I can gain experience from his experience. Just by watching him train and play is an education for me.<p>"I've still got a lot to do but I expect to do a lot. Hopefully I can do what I've set out to do - keep developing and show I can force my way into the first-team."<p>England youth international Delfouneso continued: "I scored with my first touch in senior football when we beat FC Wil recently. That was an amazing feeling and now I just hope to build on it from there."</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:30:11 +1100 <![CDATA[Villa boss O'Neill delighted with 6-0 friendly win]]> <p>Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill was pleased with their 6-0 friendly victory over FC Wil.<p>Marlon Harewood (2), John Carew, Nathan Delfouneso, Shaun Maloney and Wayne Routledge were the goalscorers as Wil were simply no match for their Barclays Premier League visitors.<p>ord=Math.random()*10000000000000000;document.write('');<a href=";sz=300x250;ord=123456789?" target="-blank"></a>And a satisfied O'Neill told "It was very good, considering we've been back in training for just about a week. It was very encouraging and there were some very nice goals scored.<p>"You wouldn't want to read too much into it; maybe the strength of the opposition wasn't fantastic. But even so it was a nice venue and a nice way to start.<p>"It was nice to score a few goals but more importantly it was just good to get a feel of the pitch and a feel of the game to try and get back into a rhythm as quickly as possible because we've got the Intertoto game coming up.<p>"In normal circumstances I wouldn't be too bothered; we'd have a leisurely build-up to the season. But we have to get into competitive mode very early on this season.<p>"Whoever we face in the Intertoto, in terms of matches, will be much fitter than us, so we have to try and overcome that."</p><a href=''>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:13:03 +1100