Tuesday, May 09, 2006

News Digest 5/9/2006

Howard on Loan to Everton

ESPN.com is reporting that Tim Howard, US goalkeeper for Manchester United, has been signed to a 12 month loan spell at Everton. As Howard hasn't been doing much more than training and warming spots on the United bench this season, this is a great opprotunity for T Ho, as it should guarantee first team play.

Leeds reaches Championship Final

Leeds won their home and away semi-final series against Preston North End 3-1 on agrigate, setting up a meeting with the winner of the other semi-final between Watford and Crystal Palace. Leeds faces either Watford or Crystal Palace on May 21 at Cardiff, Wales. US National Team member Eddie Lewis plays for Leeds and will not join the US team for World Cup preparations until after the final in Cardiff.

Cory Gibbs might join Charlton

US defender Cory Gibbs has been signed to a preliminary contract with London EPL side, Charlton. The deals becomes valid once he gets approved for a British work permit, which has always been the bane for US players. Assuming he gets some games in during teh World Cup, he should be able to acquire the proper permit.

De Rosario wins MLS Player of the Week; Ching named MLS player of the Month for April

Dwayne De Rosario was named MLS Player of the Week for Week 6. De Rosario scored two goals leading Houtson to their first Lone Star Derby victory over FC Dallas. Dynamo teammate Brian Ching, who leads MLS in scoring with 7 goals was named MLS Players of the Month for April. Ching was named to his first US World Cup squad one week ago.


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