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
Beasley Given Five Games to Secure Man City Future
Fox Soccer , April 17th, 2007 3:25PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Manchester City's on-loan American midfielder, DaMarcus Beasley, must prove he's worth keeping during the final five games of the season in order to secure a long-term contract with the Manchester club, coach Stuart Pearce told reporters on Tuesday. "I will probably decide on DaMarcus in the last week of the season," he said. "If he features in every game we play, and if he starts every game, he will have done extremely well."

At the start of the season, Beasley was loaned to Man City from PSV Eindhoven, where he was out of favor. Pearce likens the 24-year-old American to former winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, whose slight frame never seemed to hinder his performances with City before moving Chelsea,. That said, Beasley's season has been curtailed by a series of injuries, limiting him to just 18 appearances this season.

Less than a month ago, the midfielder's chances a permanent move seemed nonexistent, until fantastic two performances against Fulham and Liverpool earned him a place in the first team. "Six weeks ago, we were being touted as relegation fodder," said Pearce, whose team is now unbeaten in its last five Premiership matches. On Tuesday, City faces Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium; Beasley was expected to start on the left.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Nasri to Miss a Month Following Surgery     
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri will miss a month after having groin surgery over the weekend. ...
Herrera Out as Man United Injury Crisis Worsens    
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera will be out for "weeks" with a fractured rib in yet ...
Giroud Signs Gunners Extension    
Goal.com reports that injured Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has signed a two-year contract extension with the ...
Defender Helped Finance Barca Move    
Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu on Monday confirmed that he paid three million euros out of his ...
Man United Mulls Midweek Friendlies Abroad    
The BBC reports that Manchester United is thinking about playing potentially lucrative midweek friendlies abroad since ...
Cole 'Never Expected' to Play Against Lampard in UCL    
AS Roma defender Ashley Cole said he was surprised to come up against former Chelsea teammate ...
Luis Suarez Ban Upheld in FIFA 15     
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is not currently playable in the "career mode" of FIFA 15, the ...
Simeone: Juve a 'Final'    
It may only be Matchday 2 of the UEFA Champions League, but Diego Simeone is already ...
Report: Pardew's Job Safe-for Now     
Newcastle United is currently 19th in the Premier League table and winless in six games so ...
Life on the road with Badgers    
What's life like on the road in the fall for a Division I soccer player? For ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives