BRIAN SCIARETTA - Thursday, December 16, 2010
US U-20 central defender Gale Agbossoumonde's journey to find a new club will take him to Sweden next month when he is scheduled for a two week trial with Djurgarden IF starting January 17th.
"Gale is going to be on two weeks training with us in January." Djurgarden press officer Jonas Riedel told YA today. "What happens after that, no one has any idea. But he will train with us starting January 17."
Djurgarden IF currently play in the Allsvenskan which is the top league in Sweden. In 2010, the Stockholm based club finished in 10th place in the 16 team league.
The trial will come at a crucial time for Agbossoumonde as the winter transfer window will be coming to a close. Agbossoumonde has been without a club since August when he was released by SC Braga in Portugal.
In August 2009, the Togo-born Agbossoumonde signed with Brazilian based management company Traffic Sports who currently own his rights.
Agbossoumonde,19, was a veteran of the 2009 U-20 World Cup and has been an important part of the team this cycle. He was the team's captain during the 2010 Milk Cup when the US won the title after defeating China, Denmark, and Northern Ireland.
Last month he made his senior team debut for the US when he came on as an 88th minute substitute in the team's 1-0 victory over South Africa in a friendly in Cape Town.