Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Ireland calls in Fighting Irish star Lapira for training camp
May 22nd, 2007 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men

MOST COMMENTED

Notre Dame's Joseph Lapira, Soccer America's College Player of the Year and the Hermann Trophy winner in 2006, joined the Ireland national team at Montclair State University in New Jersey, where it is preparing for the first of its two games on its U.S. tour against Ecuador on Wednesday at Giants Stadium. The Irish face Bolivia Saturday in Foxboro, Mass.

Lapira led all Division I scorers with 22 goals during the 2006 season. Nicknamed the "Ragin' Cajun," the Louisiana product debuted with the PDL's Baton Rouge Capitals on May 12 and is expected to train at Scottish club Aberdeen later in the summer before the start of his senior season at Notre Dame. Lapira, 20, qualifies to represent Ireland through his mother Kate.

Ireland coach Steve Staunton is bringing a young squad to the United States for the games. Manchester United's John O'Shea dropped out to receive treatment on his back.

IRELAND ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS: Nicky Colgan (Barnsley/ENG), Colin Doyle (Birmingham/ENG), Wayne Henderson (Preston North End/ENG);
DEFENDERS: Alex Bruce (Ipswich/ENG), Derek Geary (Sheffield United / ENG), Stephen Kelly (Birmingham/ENG), Paul McShane (West Bromwich/ENG), Peter Murphy (Carlisle/ENG), Joseph O'Cearuill (Arsenal/ENG), Stephen O'Halloran (Aston Villa/ENG);
MIDFIELDERS: Joe Gamble (Cork City), Stephen Hunt (Reading/ENG), Stephen Ireland (Manchester City/ENG), Kevin Kilbane (Wigan/ENG), Darren Potter (Wolves/ENG);
FORWARDS: Kevin Doyle (Reading/ENG), Joseph Lapira (Notre Dame Univ.//USA), Shane Long (Reading/ENG) Alan O'Brien (Newcastle/ENG).



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Real Salt Lake jumps back into third place    
[MLS: Wednesday] By beating Chivas USA, 2-0, in its regular-season finale, Real Salt Lake not only ...
Cristiano Ronaldo closes in Raul's record    
[UCL: Week 3] Defending champion Real Madrid showed just how much work Liverpool has ahead of ...
D.C. United clinches No. 1 seed for quarterfinals    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Wednesday's results in the Concacaf Champions League -- the Montreal Impact's 1-1 tie ...
Orlando City SC launches Web site    
[ONLINE WATCH] As one of two MLS expansion teams that will start play next March, Orlando ...
IMG obtains MLS and U.S. Soccer global rights    
[SOCCER BUSINESS] IMG has signed an eight-year agreement with MLS and U.S. Soccer to market and ...
USA headed to London to face Colombia in November    
[DATEBOOK] The USA will play its first ever neutral match in England on Nov. 14 when ...
What They're Saying: Don Garber    
"Somehow this turned into a personal Klinsmann vs. Garber debate and I have seen some of ...
Keith Olbermann skewers Colorado Rapids president     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Rapids president Tim Hinchey made Keith Olbermann's the "World's Worst Person ...
Real Salt Lake angling for highest possible finish    
[MLS: Week 33] The concept of a "bogey" team -- a foe that no matter how ...
Portland Timbers exit after stunning defeat in Honduras    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Portland Timbers exited the Concacaf Champions League Tuesday when they suffered their ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives