Americans Abroad: Zelalem set to leave Arsenal on loan

Gedion Zelalem, the 18-year-old who left Maryland for Arsenal shortly before his 16th birthday, is reportedly in negotiations with Glasgow Rangers to go on loan to the Scottish second-tier team while English second division Fulham, Charlton and Birmingham are also interested in his services, according to the Mirror.

Rangers, whose bankruptcy relegated it to the Scottish fourth tier in 2012, lost a playoff with Motherwell for promotion to the Scottish Premiership last season. Previous Americans who played at Rangers are Claudio Reyna, Maurice Edu, Carlos Bocanegra and DaMarcus Beasley.

Zelalem, who most recently has played with Arsenal’s U-21s, has made two first-team appearances for the Gunners: 29 minutes in a 4-0 FA Cup win over Coventry in January of 2014 and 45 minutes in a December 2014 UEFA Champions League 4-1 win over Galatasaray.

He starred for the USA in its quarterfinal run at the 2015 U-20 World Cup last June.

MEXICO: Leon’s Miguel Ibarra scored in his second straight Copa MX game on Tuesday, a 3-1 win over Correcaminos UAT. The 2014 NASL MVP with Minnesota United who moved to Leon this season has played 21 minutes in three of Leon’s five league games.

ENGLAND: German-American Danny Williams scored in the 49th minute for Reading in the English Championship (second division), but Reading failed to get its second win in four games as Sheffield Wednesday equalized in the 90th minute. It was the 26-year-old's fifth goal since joining Reading from Hoffenheim in 2013.

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