Everything You Missed Today in American Soccer: January 31, 2016

January 31, 2016

First, let’s pay respect to SoccerOverThere.com, which announced today that it is going on a – hopefully brief – hiatus.

In the age before Twitter became popular and Vines were non-existent, this site was often the only way for American soccer fans to stay connected to Americans playing abroad.

Today, the United States men’s national team will take on Iceland in the first of two January friendlies. It will be the 26th game in a row since the 2014 World Cup that head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has not started the same back four in consecutive matches.

In transfer news, there were several developments today. First, Brian Sciaretta reported via Twitter that 18-year-old Sporting Kansas City defender Erik Palmer-Brown is on his way to Portugal to meet with Porto about a possible move.

On the incoming side of things, the Los Angeles Times’ Kevin Baxter has reported that the Galaxy has signed Nigel de Jong.

There was also fresh speculation that John Terry may be headed stateside after it was announced today that he would not be returning to Chelsea FC at the end of this season.

And sometimes we embarrass ourselves.

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