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It\’s Just Like Watching the US…

January 3, 2007

So apparently Fulham manager Chris Coleman really loves the United States. Coming into this season he had Carlos Bocanegra and Brian McBride on his roster, and former MLS Kiwi Simon Elliott to boot. Now, word has come out that he\’s reached an agreement to sign Clint Dempsey – if Dempsey can win a work permit through an appeal.

But wait – there\’s more. Sky Sports is one of several news outlets reporting speculation this morning that Oguchi Onyewu is also bound for Craven Cottage.

Thinking back, however, it may not be Coleman alone – maybe it\’s Big Mo (Mohammed al Fayed). Before Coleman traded his uniform for a manager\’s suit, Fulham also played host to Eddie Lewis and Marcus Hahnemann (The Lump!).

Good luck to Dempsey and Onyewu – hopefully both moves come to pass, and I can catch up on all the Yanks Abroad while not picking up any more team allegiances.

What club currently holds the record for having employed the most Americans – does anybody know?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    January 3, 2007 7:41 am

    oh that would be AWESOME!!! We could field an international team just by sending Fulham out!

  2. Anonymous permalink
    January 3, 2007 7:55 am

    and to answer your question the most I’ve ever seen is 2 – Fulham, Man City, and Reading.

    BTW – this kinda speaks to the development of soccer players in england, no? or maybe their development over here.

  3. Anonymous permalink
    January 6, 2007 8:20 am

    interesting point about Al Fayed…i agree, he likely is the one behind it. He is a businessman after all (owner of Harrod’s). He sees the bargain of quality players at a cheaper prices

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