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The ASN Morning Read: Klinsmann's Getting Serious

The American head man wants his charges to go, go, go during the January camp; could Maurice Edu be on the move?; some game action from Stuart Holden's comeback special.
BY Noah Davis Posted
January 10, 2013
3:23 AM
  • Camp Cupcake, now with more edge. (So a stale cupcake? A cupcake with little razors in it?) Jurgen Klinsmann is calling the traditional training sessions a "preparation camp" not a "preseason camp." The reason: you know, that little issue of the game against Honduras in a little over three weeks. “I think from this roster there will be another couple guys who emerge out of it and hopefully make our National Team environment even stronger. We hope with the January camp that the players understand that if they really grow, become personalities and take their lives and careers in their own hands, they can make the jump like Graham Zusi or Geoff Cameron or others before. We hope that will be the case in this camp, as well. Whether it’s Omar Gonzalez, a Brad Davis, a Brad Evans… there are so many guys that are mature enough to make that jump. It’s for them to take the next step," he said. You're on watch, everyone.

  • On the January camp front, here are some players talking about some things:

  • Maurice Edu needs a loan and Stoke City seems to agree. The EPL club would consider letting him go for a bit. Reportedly, at least one club in Ligue 1 is interested in the man who's played 10 minutes since August.

  • Yes he's back. Back again. Stuart's back. Tell some friends. Or watch a minute-long clip of the midfielder in his Bolton Wanderers reserve league return. Either way:

  • Travis Clark takes a look at the recently finished U-20 camp, one of the best in recent months. “I thought we did really, the camp was probably the strongest one we had so far playing-wise and from a results standpoint,” midfielder Wil Trapp said. The team will attempt to qualify for the age-group World Cup starting February 18 in Puebla, Mexico.

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