Wednesday, December 1, 2010
American goalkeeper Chris Konopka could be leaving the Emerald Isle as he is currently on trial with Polish club Jagiellonia Bialystok.
Konopka spent this past season in Ireland with League of Ireland First Division Waterford United.
The New Jersey-born netminder had signed on to be the starter but soon lost his spot as the number one keeper.
The former Providence College standout has had previous stints at Bohemians and Sporting Fingal where he obtained winners medals with both clubs including a League of Ireland championship in 2008 with the Bohs.
Apparently in an effort to find more playing time, Konopka has set his sights on earning a spot with Jagiellonia.
"Chris has been in Białystok since Monday and he will stay until Saturday," confirmed Jagiellona media spokeswoman Agnieszka Syczewska to YA. "After the trial we will make a decision about the player."
Should he earn an offer from the Ekstraklasa club, Konopka would become the second American player in Poland, joining Jeremiah White who is at GKS Belchatow.
Jagiellonia currently sit in first place in the 16 team standings with 30 points.