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Ahn the Bubble
by Ridge Mahoney, January 14th, 2009 7AM
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[MLS] South Korean 2002 World Cup star Ahn Jung Hwan may be itching to play in MLS but interest from the league has been tepid at best.

Of the seven MLS teams that requested DVDs of Ahn, only one has initiated discussions about a deal, said a source. Ahn, 33, left his former club, Busan I'Park, in December when the two sides couldn't agree on a new contract.

He scored against the USA and netted a dramatic golden goal against Italy in the 2002 World Cup, which prompted a temporary suspension from his club at the time, Perugia of Serie A. After the tournament he played in Japan, France and Germany before returning to South Korea three years ago.

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