Tuesday, May 09, 2006

On the Move..

Two of the American World Cup players - Tim Howard and Cory Gibbs will be wearing new uniforms next year, joining Everton and Charlton, respectively, of the English top division. For the athletic but occasionally erratic Howard, it's a chance to recapture former glory and for the promising Gibbs, a chance to continue his European dream. These moves really have no World Cup impact, other than changing the bios of both of these players. Plus, the British announcers will be able to say things like "... the Charlton signee clears the ball well..." when Gibbs makes a play.

Needless to say, I like both moves. Whenever an American signs to play in a top European league, it's nothing but good news. Gibbs with potentially 4 years of EPL seasoning before the 2010 World Cup, and Howard getting the starting nod with a good club.