MICHAEL ADUBATO - Friday, June 11, 2010
American midfielder Sacha Kljestan has put pen to paper and is now a member of the Belgian championship team Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht.

"He passed the medical and has signed on with Anderlecht," press officer David Steegen confirmed this morning in a phone call with YA.

"We are just waiting for him to come to Belgium now, which he will do at the end of next week. We will then present him to the media."

California-born Kljestan has been capped over 30 times for the US national team but was left off of head coach Bob Bradley's roster for this year's World Cup in South Africa.

The former Chivas USA star is expected to bring much to Champions League bound Anderlecht when the Jupiler Pro League season kicks off in August.

"He is an impressive player and somebody we can use, especially with our young group of players," added Steegen. "It's good because we have a young team and he will bring experience and leadership. "

Except for the international players at the World Cup, the Anderlecht players will begin training on Monday, and their latest signing will join them upon his arrival in Belgium.