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
Jonathan Spector scores twice against Man United
by Mike Woitalla, November 30th, 2010 5:18PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad, england

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICANS ABROAD] American Jonathan Spector scored twice for West Ham in a 4-0 English Carling League Cup win over Manchester United, with which he began his pro career at age 17 in 2004.

Spector had seen action in only two games this season, a League Cup win over Oxford and a 3-0 EPL loss to Man United.

Spector, usually a left defender, started in the midfield and opened the scoring in Tuesday’s League Cup quarterfinal with a diving header. He scored West Ham’s second when he pounced on a loose ball and struck from close range. Carlton Cole scored the Hammers’ other two goals over a Man United team resting several regulars.

Spector played eight first-team games for Manchester United, including two Champions League games, before being loaned out to Charlton in 2005-06.

The 24-year-old has made 88 EPL appearances for West Ham but Coach Avram Grant was reportedly looking to unload Spector during the winter transfer period. Media reports have linked Spector to Germany’s FC Cologne.

Spector’s first goal …



Spector’s second goal …



0 comments
  1. Kerry Ogden
    commented on: December 1, 2010 at 8:24 a.m.
    I don't think Spector to be all that great a player, lucky night for him, After seeing him play on the USMNT against South Africa I hope BB doesn't invite him back.

  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: December 1, 2010 at 10:07 a.m.
    Spector definitely has been out of form for the past year, but I wouldn't throw him under the bus yet at 24. More than anything he needs to play regularly somewhere at one position, not as the jack of all trades the way that his coaches have been using him. If this means going to Germany or a lesser league or even coming home to the US, so be it. I still think he has a future in the NT given the age and skill sets of our defenders.

  1. David Huff
    commented on: December 1, 2010 at 5:59 p.m.
    @ Kerry, I'd rather we hadn't invited BB back. : (


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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Copa America: Brazil and Colombia will meet again    
Brazil and Colombia, which faced each other in a hotly contested quarterfinal match at the 2014 ...
Referees grab the spotlight in MLS playoffs    
If the goal of a referee is to go unnoticed, the two referees in Sunday's MLS ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"I thought we benefited a little bit [from Stott's decisions]. In most games, I think that ...
U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Girls Interregional rosters    
The five-day U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Interregional began Monday at Spanish River Athletic Park ...
Video Pick: Rimando eyes third straight save award    
Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando will become the first three-time MLS Save of the Year winner ...
Video Pick: MLS's 'best' Golazos, but no Cubo     
Fine goals from Will Johnson, Lee Nguyen, Obafemi Martins and Thierry Henry comprise the finalists for ...
NCAA Division I Men: Clemson completes Sweet 16 field    
Goals by Englishman Paul Clowes and Costa Rican Diego Campos opened up a two-goal lead for ...
Road to Vancouver: Germany spoils Wembley party    
England went 10-for-10 in qualifying for the 2015 Women's World Cup but it is still waiting ...
FC Dallas forward Akindele named top MLS rookie    
Tesho Akindele, who scored seven goals and added three assists for FC Dallas, earned the 2014 ...
What They're Saying: Bradley Wright-Phillips    
"I thought Jermaine Jones reffed a good game today." -- New York Red Bull Bradley Wright-Phillips ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives