Mid-Day Ticker: Rogers on Leeds transfer list, Cameron set for Azteca & more

Rogers (Reuters) 


It appears Robbie Rogers' brief tenure with Leeds United could be coming to an end.

The U.S. national team midfielder has been placed on the club's transfer list, manager Neil Warnock said. Rogers signed with Leeds as a free agent in December after five years with the Columbus Crew. But he suffered a concussion in his February debut and ended up making just four appearances in the League Championship before an ankle injury ended his campaign.

"You have to look at what you can do," Warnock told the club's website. "We're looking at forward players and it might be that we have to move one or two on."

Here is some more news to keep your Thursday going:


Geoff Cameron's move to Stoke City was just finalized Wednesday, but it appears he already has a return trip across the pond scheduled.

Stoke assistant David Kemp said the centerback will be traveling to Mexico City for the U.S. national team's friendly Wednesday against El Tri at Estadio Azteca. It had been unclear whether U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann would choose Cameron for the match while the player is attempting to break in with his new squad.

"It's been frustrating for him not being able to play in the pre-season games," Kemp said to BBC. "And he's got to go back there next week to play for the USA in a game in Mexico. It means more unnecessary travelling, and we're still not sure how quickly we can get him playing. But he's just keen to get started."


Three days after suffering a gut-wrenching 4-3 extra-time loss to the U.S. in the Olympic semifinals, the Canada women's national team rallied to defeat France 1-0 on Thursday to claim the bronze medal.

Midfielder Diana Matheson scored in stoppage time to give Canada the win in Coventry. The players now will travel about 100 miles to Wembley Stadium to receive their medals after the U.S.-Japan final later today.


Tottenham manager Andres Villas-Boas has reportedly held talks with the agent of Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar in hopes of acquiring the Brazilian veteran.

Villas-Boas seems to be looking for an upgrade over 41-year-old incumbent Brad Friedel. He also reportedly is targeting Lyon's Hugo Lloris, but the Frenchman may be too expensive.


Are you disappointed to see Leeds place Rogers on the transfer list so quickly? Do you think the U.S. should call up Cameron while he's trying adjust to a new club? Are the Canada women worthy recipients of the bronze medal? Does Tottenham need an upgrade over Friedel?

Share your thoughts below.

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73 Responses to Mid-Day Ticker: Rogers on Leeds transfer list, Cameron set for Azteca & more

  1. Old School says:

    Maybe Rogers can trial with Manchester United.

    I hear they’re open to trialing people with little skill and a lot of speed.

  2. euroman says:

    Since cammeron isn’t first choice it’s silly to bring him all that way to sit on the bench.

  3. THomas says:

    Who is then? Boca and Goodson? I’d imagine that’s waht it will end up being. When are rosters released?

  4. Alex says:

    Well, that turned out to be a flop.

  5. rory says:

    No worries, I’m sure Rogers will come back to MLS and be picked up by either LA or NY in the allocation order after everyone else decides not to take him.

  6. rolf says:

    For the first time in 12 years, Friedel may not be starting for his club if Lloris or Cesar comes to Tottenham

  7. camjam says:

    I also have a feeling that part of the appeal process was the argument that “well, he’s part of the national team noooooow……….” and now they can say “see?”

  8. rolf says:

    That was such a quick cameo for Rogers. Was he at Hervereen longer than 6months?

  9. wowsie says:

    Glad to say Cameron playing abroad now. what are the chances he starts next weekend?

    and he’s automatically 3rd or 4th on our CB depth.

    Boca, Goodson, Gooch, Cameron.

    any news on John or Gonzalez?

  10. segiomega says:

    what’s the deal with Dempsey? is he moving or not?

  11. Kosh says:

    What an easy flippant, internet comment. Sorry dude, I don’t know you and I’m not having a go but your comment borders a bit on the wreckless.

    Dude got injured and his manager, who has pressures and risks of his own, didn’t take a chance on him. Same thing happened to Holden but his gaffer took a chance. Roger; Boss didn’t. Not say he’s a good as Stu (which is why he was worth the risk) but there are several factors involved here the most defined being “he got hurt” and never had a chance the sufficient chance to show his worth. Crappy situation and when you have other things stacked up against you the outcome ended up being unfavorable. the word “flop” and perhaps even worse the intent of it’s use do nothing more than to cheapen the situation while easily overlooking the other factors.

    Yeah Robbie’s not liked around here from a MNT perspective, but even with all the strides we are making it’s hard for an American to get a fair shot in England. So when a guy gives it an honest go and it doesn’t work out for some reason I’d prefer to give him more kudos for the effort than write him off flippantly as a “flop”

  12. Truthteller says:

    Cameron isn’t the first choice? LOL… I would rather have him that useless ape looking creature who managed to fool everyone into thinking he was actually a good CB

  13. Alex says:

    Sorry Mrs. Rogers.

  14. Kosh says:

    LOL. Well played, Alex.

    It was nothing personal, on my part, just trying to make a point.


  15. Alex says:

    For your sake I hope you’re talking about Ream…

  16. VinnyGoon says:

    “Useless ape looking creature”. Nothing like keeping it classy. Nice life, truth teller. What time is your Klan meeting?

  17. Zack says:

    Roster is released on Sunday

  18. Madaoua05 says:

    Ives, can we remove “Truthteller”‘s comment for blatant racism?

  19. Edwin in LA says:


  20. Edwin in LA says:

    You really should have some truths forced fed to you like the UNCIVILIZED ANIMAL that you express yourself as!

  21. Brian S. says:

    I can’t tell if this is racist or not but it sure is unnecessary hatred towards someone that was a very solid centerback until a serious injury set him back and he just hasn’t been able to regain his form.

  22. Ashanti says:

    Why is it racist? If someone actually looks like an ape, it has nothing to do with race.

    Oliver Khan looks like ape. It’s not because of his race. He just looks like an ape

  23. biff says:

    Too bad for Rogers. At least he had the guts to try it. Difficult when you get knocked cold your first game and the coach who signed you is fired. News stories in the German press say that Hamburg SV is still looking for young and very cheap attacking midfielder and a striker. Probably a long shot for Rogers but who knows.

  24. Madaoua05 says:

    Looks to me like you need a history lesson about racism in America to rid yourself of your ignorance.

    The term ‘ape’ has been used for centuries by racists to equate black people with an identity that is less than human. Its implies a lack of intelligence on the part of black people, suggests that its okay for white people to treat blacks like animals, and overall, puts white people on a higher evolutionary plane than blacks.

    link to scienceblog.com

    Lets keep the racist comments off of this soccer blog and instead talk about why Dempsey hasn’t been transferred yet.

  25. Mason says:

    Use the Google.

  26. Mason says:

    I’m going with racism.

  27. THomas says:

    He’s not…Ives just take that post down. It’s not worth even acknowledging.

  28. Louis Z says:

    Alex, thanks for today’s chuckle.

  29. Rory says:

    He isn’t going anywhere. Liverpool claim they have an interest but they have been burned so many times for buying players in that mid-price range… those players add up in cost real quick but never, ever are accepted by fans who want players in the top price range. Former coach Rafa B. actually spent more net money that United and Chelsea during his stay but he spent it all on mid-price players that didn’t perform like high-price players and were let go at low-prices.
    As for Clint, Fulham is only going to let him go for a decent price and unless a big team come in for him they’re not going to get it… and no, financially speaking Liverpool are NOT a big team.
    It would be a move backwards, but I could see Aston Villa making a bid for him if Lerner gets the Cleveland Browns sold quickly.

  30. louis z says:

    I think JK tipped his hand when he inserted Cameron in a crucial Guatemala game.

  31. Shark says:

    This is as blatent racism as I have seen on this site in quite sometime…

  32. Rory says:

    Dude, it’s been a decade, leave Alexi Lalas and his orangutang appearance out of this!

  33. Shark says:

    You cannpt be serious…

    What he wrote is awful blatent racism…and if you cannot see that then I wonder about you too…

  34. Helium-3 says:

    Hehe you are right about Kahn. What about Maradiaga, one of the former coaches of Honduras, who was nicknamed ‘Primitivo’, i.e.,
    cave man. :-)

    Primitivo looked like one of those guys who just stepped out of the Amazon forest or from some lost tribe in Borneo.

  35. Reid says:

    Maybe it wasn’t racist…. Maybe its facial hair hatred (sidechops) that Gooch was sporting for awhile.

    Still, should be careful throwing that word around.

    And if it was hatred of facial hair, then I am offended

  36. Nate Dollars says:

    I think that someone (like, apparently, most people on here) who sees ‘ape’ and automatically thinks ‘black person’ is more likely to be racist than someone (like ashanti) who doesn’t get the connection.

  37. bryan says:

    i think it’s a terrible idea to call up Cameron. he should stay with Stoke. not because he isn’t good, but because he needs to gel with his team. and those comments don’t make the coach sound happy he is coming. and i don’t care if it is a FIFA date.

  38. Alex says:

    All in good fun.

  39. solles says:

    was he where?

  40. solles says:

    if you were black (which I dont know but I sincerely doubt) you would 100% for sure be much more sensitive to these sorts of comments, as you’d have heard them all of your life. So stay out of it because you dont know what you’re talking about.

  41. hogatroge says:

    Who knows. Goodson had the best showing against Canada, but he wasn’t particularly impressive in any other match.

    Cameron might get the start alongside Bocanegra.

  42. solles says:

    Warnock loves his forwards and always signs piles of them, I wouldn’t necessarily read too much into Rogers’ being on the transfer list, how many players are listed when a new manager comes in. Part of the game.

  43. Marco says:

    Racist. Don’t you know you can’t make any comparison of how someone looks and anything else?

  44. hogatroge says:

    I don’t think it’s so bad.

    1. He just got approval to join Stoke yesterday, so he hasn’t been able to play any matches with his teammates.

    2. He needs the experience against Mexico in a hostile environment for upcoming WCQ matches.

    3. The EPL season hasn’t started yet, so he’ll have plenty of time to catch up.

  45. Mason says:

    Sorry. You can’t be a fan of world soccer and NOT get this connotation. How many incidents have there been of “supporters” directing monkey sounds at black players? How many black players have been tossed in their direction? You’d have to have your head in the sand to miss it.

  46. Mason says:

    Ugh… Third sentence should have read, “How many black players have had bananas tossed in their direction?”

    I didn’t mean to insinuate that we have or should catapult black players into the terraces at monkey sounding “supporters”. That would be rather absurd.

  47. Mason says:

    Care is not warranted in this case.

  48. Helium-3 says:

    So all those Hondurans are racist because they call him by his nickname ? What Chino Recoba??? Is that racist too?

    Have you ever been outside of the US?

  49. bryan says:

    1. Exactly, that’s my point.
    2. He does, but I think he needs the experience with his teammates at Stoke, at this point, more.
    3. Our game is on the 15th, Stoke plays on the 18th. Granted, I’m sure your point is that he’ll have the entire rest of the season, but I guess, personally, I would rather him get acclimated with Stoke.

  50. Old School says:

    You can’t be serious or that naive.

  51. Old School says:

    Country before club.

    This isn’t Cuba, Jamaica or Guatemala….this is Mexico.

    End of story.

  52. Nate Dollars says:

    mason – i never said that *i* don’t get the connotation; but i don’t know ashanti’s background or age–maybe she’s 12, and hasn’t been exposed to that kind of crap? whatever the case, i certainly wouldn’t assume she was racist, just because she’s unaware of the connotation.

    old school – i prefer the term ‘innocent’, not ‘naive’. I certainly hope there are still kids out there who have never heard black people called monkeys. sure, they’ll find out soon enough, but it’s just nice to think about, right?.

  53. bryan says:

    I get that, I really do. And I normally would agree 100%. But I think, in the long term, it might benefit the USMNT more if he sits this one out and focuses on Stoke. It’s just a friendly, even if it is Mexico.

    I will retract that it is a “terrible” idea, but I still think he should stay. But that’s just me.

  54. THomas says:

    Don’t go to google…you’ll get caught up for hours playing that addictive rowing game they have on there today. Use bing.

  55. T says:

    This needs to be removed, no place for that kind of speech.

  56. josh says:

    +1 on Khan.

    But the original comment is not ok.

  57. Benny says:

    It’s not even close to being racism. How do you know the person who said it is not even black? The problem is that most people do not even know what racism is which is sad. What the poster said was unnecessary. I have a co-worker who is black who 6 months ago said, “You mean that guy who looks like an gorilla.” Yeah, if he were white he would be racist, PSS. Looks have nothing to do with race. It’s a fact not an opinion. Can a person who calls someone a gorilla be a racist? Yes. But we do not know the poster personally. You can easily call a Caucasian person a gorilla because he is huge or muscular. People should not judge without knowing the intent or meaning, which cannot be interpreted via email.

  58. Sepp Blatter says:

    LOL @ all you guys! Can’t we just shake hands and move on?

  59. Mason says:

    If you’re hanging out on this web site, the man on the Clapham Omnibus can assume you follow international soccer, even if you are 12. Sadly, that’s enough to figure out the connotations of this sort of statement. If she were truly curious she would have Googled it.

  60. Chicago Josh says:

    I always thought Oliver Khan looked more like Chewbacca.

  61. Kevin_amold says:

    Well done.

  62. LoS... says:

    With your logic, try going into a black Hood and yelling the word ni$$&r out loud. Unless ur black people will b offended. Also Primitivo from Honduras doesn’t mind his nickname
    I wonder if gooch wants to be nicknamed a gorilla

  63. GW says:

    Khan never played for the US.

  64. GW says:

    It was some guy from Stoke who said Cameron was going to Mexico not the USSF.

    JK has not yet confirmed it so I would wait a day or two.

  65. Old School says:

    fair enough!

  66. 2tone says:

    Too bad for Rogers. Never really got to show anything, but on the other hand Rogers really doesn’t have an intelligent soccer brain. Great athlete just not a very good soccer player. Doesn’t surprise he is tramsger listed. He wasn’t even the best player for Columbus.

  67. Lil' Zeke says:

    Have a go there gaffer!

  68. Real Life Chrysler 300 says:

    I didn’t make any reference to Gooch. Only Kahn. Gooch didn’t give himself a nickname.

    So it is ok to call Maradiaga a cave man / Primitivo? That was the point that sometimes people are referred to by physical attributes and racism was never intended. What about Chino Recoba or Turco Mohammed?

    Everyone who lives in the US knows the double standard. Why does NAACP allow Katt Williams to make a living telling racist jokes? Where is Rev Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? Prob in the audience laughing at his jokes.

  69. LoS... says:

    Those are their nicknames aren’t they. They sure don’t mind. Mohammed is of Turkish origins. Primitivo gave himself the nickname. All comedians all over the world say racist jokes. Is it OK to throw a bandanna at a black player? Maybe they are hungry. Right?

  70. Real Life Chrysler 300 says:

    I never said anything negative about Gooch. All i mentioned was that I agree Kahn does look like an ape.

    You and others are so quick to judge people as racists when you have no idea but have double standards when it comes to others like I referred to in the posts.

    Chill out and enjoy the comedic value of some things in life; not everything is black or white.

    If you are laughing after watching this, are you a racist or just enjoying for its comedic value ?

    link to youtube.com

  71. primoone says:

    Rogers is on a transfer list…Surprise, Surprise

  72. Mich says: