Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
More moves at RSL
December 19th, 2006 12:07AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Confidential

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Panamanian striker Luis Tejadahas officially joined Real Salt Lake as Coach John Ellingercontinues to build the team that managed just five wins in its 2005 expansion season and narrowly missed the playoffs last year.

Tejada, 24, starred at the 2005 Gold Cup and won MVP honors of the tournament. That same year he scored a stunning bicycle kick against Mexico in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers.

He has scored 28 goals for Panama, and his club career includes stints with CD Plaza Amador and Tauro FC in his native country, Envigado FC in Colombia, and Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates.

As part of the deal to acquire Tejada's rights, RSL has formed a marketing and player exchange partnership with CD Plaza Amador.

Tejada's reputation as a powerful goalscorer will be tested in MLS, as will his temperament, which is sometimes volatile. Yet if he pans out, it will be a good acquisition of a promising, young player by MLS, which must mine CONCACAF as much as it can for emerging talent.

KEEGAN BREAKTHROUGH. Former Rev Paul Keegan is on the brink of a move to Scottish Premier League club Motherwell after playing the past six years in the Irish League.

Keegan, who played for St. Patrick's in a 4-3 loss to Derry City in the FAI Cup final Dec. 3, turned out for Motherwell in a trial match last week and scored several goals, which has prompted the club to discuss offering him an 18-month contract.

Keegan, 34, has played for Bray Wanderers, Shelbourne, St. Pat's, Bohemians and Longford Town since leaving the Revs after the 2000 season. He scored only seven goals in five MLS seasons but was one of the team's most popular players and would add a remarkable chapter to his career by breaking into Scotland's top flight at an age when most players are nearing or past retirement.

The paperwork could be completed by this weekend, and Keegan would be eligible to play in Scotland once he is registered. The transfer window opens Jan.1.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Confidential
Schmid departure starts to clear Sounders' deck for Lagerwey    
Eighteen months after joining the Sounders as president of soccer and general manager, Garth Lagerwey is ...
Toronto FC must rebound after embarrassing defeat for crucial home stand    
After an eight-game road trip to open the season, Toronto FC is in a playoff spot ...
Quakes need to build on stunning victory    
Every struggling team looks for a spark, a turning point, a shift of fortune that transforms ...
MLS Midseason Awards: Villa and the other Kamara are among the leaders    
The six major categories of awards presented each season by MLS run the gamut of experience, ...
Are U.S. women ready for another union fight?    
This should have been a good week for the National Women's Soccer League.
Heath departure mirrors volatile history of MLS expansion teams    
Popular with fans and press and successful in the USL, former Orlando City head coach Adrian ...
SA's MLS Midseason Best XI    
A midseason Best XI gives an idea of which players have most influenced their team's success ...
Projecting U.S. roster for September qualifiers -- five changes in 23    
Three group matches and three knockout games in the Copa America Centenario affected the status of ...
Soccer America's Copa Centenario Best XI    
They went undefeated except against each other, so it's natural that players from champion Chile and ...
Is Klinsmann worthy of a remarkably long tenure?    
Next month marks the fifth anniversary of Jurgen Klinsmann's tenure as USA head coach.
>> Soccer America Confidential Archives