CLINT WADDELL - Monday, October 10, 2011
American defender Gale Agbossoumonde has finally received official clearance to play for Eintracht Frankfurt's U23 team.
According to Frankfurt's Under-23 head coach Oscar Corrochano: "The player was cleared to play a few days ago." As a non-EU player, Agbossoumonde was not automatically cleared by the German Soccer Federation (DFB) to play in Germany's regional league. Eintracht's U-23 team is currently in the fourth-tier Regionalliga Süd.
The 19-year-old defender was even able to make his first "real" appearance for the club this past Saturday, when he played the last ten minutes of the team's game against SGS Großaspach. The under-23 team went on to win the game 2-1.
His next opportunity to take the field will come when the team returns to action on Saturday with a trip to take on SC Freiburg's U23 team.