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Olé Overseas Update July – 2018

EUROPE

June and July are important periods for some players, while for others, they get a well deserved break. The 2018 season continues for many, while for others, the preparation builds for the 2018/19 season.

In Holland, Ryan Thomas and PEC Zwolle have been in preseason preparation for the 2018/19 Eredivisie season. Thomas has had 4 starts with 3 wins and a loss in their preseason games. Their first game of the season is Saturday, August 11th against SC Heerenveen.

Down in Portugal, Tyler Boyd is back at Vitória Guimarães for 2018/19. In 5 pre-season friendlies, Vitória has won 4 and drawn 1. Their first game of the season is Saturday, August 11th against Benfica.

Over in Sweden, the Superettan season has just finished its mid season break. Tyler Lissette and IFK Värnamo have returned to league play and started the second half of their season with a draw and a win. Lissette appeared off the bench in the win.

In Norway, Aaron Jones made 6 starts in the lead up to the mid season break. Asker FC had 3 wins and 3 losses during this period to be sitting 7th at the halfway stage. Their season starts back up this weekend.

AMERICA

 In the MLS, On August 1st, Elliot Collier was loaned out to USL side, Indy Eleven. Prior to his loan, in the last month and a half he had 4 appearances, 1 start, 1 win, 1 draw, 2 losses with Chicago Fire who sit 10th in the Eastern Conference.

In Texas, Kyle Adams and Rio Grande Valley FC have had a solid run of results conceding only 1 goal in 5 games resulting in 3 wins, a draw and a loss. Adams played in 3 of the 5 games and watched on as a sub in the others. RGV sit 15th in Western Conference

In California, Cory Brown for Fresno FC returned to the bench over the weekend after being injured for the last month. Fresno sit 10th in Western Conference

US Universities

Mikey Faber returns for his 3rd year at University of Texas  – Rio Grand Valley

Noah Billingsley returns for his 3rd year at University of California – Santa Barbara 

Ihaia Delaney returns for his 2nd year at Lipscomb 

Xavier Green heads to Ohio State University for his first year

Ashlen Stroud heads to University of Montevallo for his first year