[AMERICANS ABROAD] After seven seasons in Europe -- three at PSV, one at Manchester City and three at Rangers -- DaMarcus Beasley is at a crossroad in his career. Interest from German club Hannover 96 is the first sign that Beasley, a free agent, might find a club and stay in Europe.
According to the German newspaper Bild, Hannover has been talking with Beasley, and it now needs to replace Portuguese left winger Carlitos, who suffered a serious knee injury just 30 seconds into his debut for Hannover last Saturday against Eintracht Frankfurt and is expected to be out for five months.
Hannover's captain is Beasley's U.S. World Cup teammate, Steve Cherundolo.
Beasley has won four league titles -- two at PSV and two at Rangers -- in seven seasons in Europe, but his stock dropped after being injured in 2007. Beasley, who played in the Champions League for both PSV and Rangers, was used only sparingly after that by Rangers.