Oxford striker Jon Paul Pittman has been sent on an emergency loan to former club Crawley Town for the next three months.
Pittman made 78 appearances for Crawley in which he scored 43 goals before being sold to League One club Wycome Wanderers in 2007. The loan comes on the back of multiple injuries for Crawley coach Steve Evans' men as well as selling striker Wes Thomas to Bournemouth.
As one US Men's National Team member slowly makes his way back into the fold, a future star has been forced out for up to nearly four months.
Stuart Holden is back in action for English club team Bolton Wanderers. The American midfielder suited up for the Wanderers' reserves in a 7-0 thrashing of Fulham's counterparts. The former Houston Dynamo man has been sidelined with an ACL knee injury since March 19th when Manchester United's Johnny Evan's ill-fated tackle left a gaping gash in the midfielders knee, requiring stitches.
According to numerous reports, former US national team defender Jimmy Conrad will announce his retirement from soccer on Thursday.
Conrad, 34, has played in only two games this season with Chivas USA due to a concussion he suffered on March 26 in a game against Colorado. In 2009, Conrad suffered a serious concussion while playing for the US national team in a Gold Cup game against Panama.
United States defender Frank Simek faces up to eight weeks on the sideline after scans show a tear in his hip muscle.
The Carslisle United man was forced off just four minutes before halftime over the weekend after complaining of some discomfort. Carlisle were already in trouble having given up two goals in the opening 32 minutes with the visitors hitting a third before the break.
American defender Gale Agbossoumonde has been on trial with FC Cologne of the German Bundesliga this week. The 19-year-old took part in the team's friendly on Tuesday against a team made up of local amateurs.
Cologne's head coach Stale Solbakken watched from the sidelines but the team was made up of mostly second string players, as well as Agbossoumonde and Albanian Armando Vajushi - both on trial. Agbossoumonde played the last 45 minutes of the lopsided game that ended 7-0.
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