CLINT WADDELL - Tuesday, September 20, 2011
On the last day of the transfer window, Gale Agbossoumonde signed with Eintracht Frankfurt to play for the Under-23 team.

The team's original plan was to see what the American could do in the U-23s, and then eventually move up to the first team.

That looks like it might not be possible.

Maybe the deal was completed a little too quickly, because Frankfurt failed to see that as a non-EU player, Agbossoumonde does not have clearance from the German Soccer Federation (DFB) to play in Germany's regional league (Eintracht's U-23 team is currently in the Regionalliga Süd).

Agbossoumonde has a contract with Frankfurt for one year and has been training with the first team since his signing. His only game so far was in a friendly, where he played the last 20 minutes with the first team.

Frankfurt is still hoping that they will be able to bend the DFB's rules to get "Boss" cleared for the U-23s. The Togo-born player will have to hope that he can impress Eintracht coach Armin Veh enough to be included in the Bundesliga squad.

Agbossoumonde came from Djurgarden, where he played in eight games.
Wednesday September 21, 2011 11:49 am
Adam - No, I believe this is still a loan situation from TS. I really hope Boss finds a new home soon or sticks in Frankfurt. A little job security and regular playing time would definitely help him realize his great potential...maybe even help him join Ream for Brazil
Wednesday September 21, 2011 9:47 am
Another Traffic Sports player in limbo? Shocking. Hope he finds a club quick, ihe's a quality defender.
Tuesday September 20, 2011 6:05 pm
Good Luck, Boss-man!!!
Rodolfo Rodriguez
Tuesday September 20, 2011 5:09 pm
this is a visa issue that happens every day to many players, including here in the US.
work permits are not easy to obtain, so It is nothing new in the world of Soccer.
Tuesday September 20, 2011 4:12 pm
Does this mean he is finally free from those jerks at Traffic Sports?

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