mercoledì 23 maggio 2012

Ready for an opportunity

While David Beckham and other big foreign players flew to Major League Soccer, there are also a lot of American players ready to go in the opposite direction. A lot of American players spent time training with European clubs during last offseason. A lot have gone on training stints with European clubs. Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann pushed them to spend time in Europe. The results were good. None of them were marginalized or only trained with with lower teams. Some of them could be heading to play permanently in Europe next season. So which American stars could be on the move? First and foremost is Brek Shea, which could making a move to Europe soon. He caught the eye under new U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann's regime. Shea had impressive MLS seasons with FC Dallas and he's a rising star with the USMNT. FC Dallas star defender George John rejected offers to train with three different European clubs this offseason. His contract expires at the end of the season so he could finally decide to try this way to improve. Omar Gonzalez is another highly-rated MLS talent. The 6-5, 23-year-old defender lead youthful Galaxy defense in two consecutive seasons. He's entering the final year of his MLS contract. Juan Agudelo spent time in Europe, during a training session with VfB Stuttgart. The 19-year-old played was impressive latest seasons and he earned experience playing alongside Thierry Henry before to be traded to Chivas USA. Hercules Gomez and DaMarcus Beasley are two players on this list performing outside MLS territory. Gomez had another amazing season in the Mexican League, while Beasley enjoyed a career renaissance in his first season in Mexico. On the net, there are some good names ready to try an European experience. Bill Hamid, a starter at D.C., is in line to make his European debut. Good size and skills, Sean Johnson is another promising goalkeeper likely to contend for a spot in Europe. Another young keeper who have aspirations and talent to go abroad is Zac MacMath. He has tremendous potential. Jeff Larentowicz, is a tough holding midfielder, and a long time MLS veteran. He has the experience to get more of a trial. Zach Pfeffer were training with Bundesliga side of 1899 Hoffenheim. He's considered one of the better prospect in MLS. Despite his age, he showed what he can do.He's still a kid but with good upside in the coaching staff.

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