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
Kasey Keller's career back on track
August 24th, 2007 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england

MOST COMMENTED

Kasey Keller, who has had the longest stint in European leagues for an American player, has signed with English Premier League club Fulham. The 37-year-old Keller, a member of the USA's 1990, 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cup squads, began his pro career with English second-tier club Millwall in 1991. He has played 364 league games in England for Millwall, Leicester, Tottenham and Southampton, had a two-year stint with Spanish La Liga club Rayo Vallecano, and spent the last two-and-half seasons German First Division club Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Gladbach was relegated at the end of last season and did not re-sign Keller, who played for the USA this summer at the Gold Cup and Copa America, upping his cap total to 102.

At Fulham he joined fellow Americans Clint Dempsey, Carlos Bocanegra and Brian McBride.

Keller's acquisition by Fulham was spurred by an injury to starting keeper Antti Niemi.

"I'm delighted that Kasey has joined us, and I'm sure he'll be a great addition to the squad," said Fulham coach Lawrie Sanchez. "Obviously, with Antti being injured, it was important we added some strength and depth in that area, and Kasey is a proven professional with impeccable international credentials

"It's vital we have cover in all areas throughout the squad, and I think he will be a valuable asset to us over the course of the season."

Keller says he is delighted at the opportunity to show what he can do again at the top level in English football.

"It's fantastic to be back in the Premier League after a couple of years' absence," Keller said.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Arsenal fan Michael Babbett    
"I've vaguely heard of him. He's in the background of my head. But not really?" -- ...
Video Pick: Injured player hit by medicial cart    
The use of a golf cart is apparently meant to expedite medical treatment on the field, ...
U.S. Abroad: Johannsson scores, Kljestan says goodbye    
Aron Johannsson scored his third goal in 10 games since returning to action in the Dutch ...
U.S. Abroad: Injury toll mounts    
Emerson Hyndman and Joe Gyau in Europe, Greg Garza at Tijuana, the news was not good ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
The first week of MLS preseason action concluded with wins for New England and Portland against ...
49ers and NBA Kings ante up on Sac MLS bid    
Sacramento Republic FC ownership continues to grow with the announcement that San Francisco 49ers owner and ...
U.S. women head to Europe without three stars    
Four months ahead of the 2015 Women's World Cup, the USA heads to Europe for friendlies ...
MLS Live and MLS Direct Kick will return    
Out-of-market packages MLS Live, MLS's subscription streaming service, and MLS Direct Kick, MLS's cable and satellite ...
What They're Saying: Paul Rogers    
"Did I want to pull out [of the U.S. team] this close to a World Cup? ...
MLS Trade Central: Agudelo returns to Revs    
The New England Revolution got a boost for its MLS title hopes when 22-year-old Juan Agudelo ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives