2002 World Cup quarter finalist Gregg Berhalter retires after 18 year career
Gregg Berhalter announced that he will retire following the conclusion of this season.
The 38-year-old defender played 18 professional seasons, 15 of which were in Europe. His most memorable game came against Germany in the 2002 World Cup, when Torsten Frings stopped Berhalter's potential game-tying goal with his hand.
Agbossoumonde was finally cleared to play for Frankfurt
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 month of September is crunch time in the Nordic leagues that run from spring to fall.
The lax rules regarding foreigner quotas in Norway, Sweden, and Finland have long made those leagues havens for Americans seeking opportunities abroad. Accordingly, a total of 24 Americans can be found in the top two divisions of these three countries.
The roster announcement for the October friendlies is still a week away but the choices are becoming more clear.
In the first three games of the Klinsmann era, some players have played themselves off the team while others have begun to impress. In both defense, midfield, and attack, there are strengths and weaknesses and Klinsmann will have difficult decisions to make for his next roster.
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