Americans Abroad

Beasley in negotiations with Hannover


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DaMarcus Beasley's career abroad has seen him play for clubs in the Netherlands, England and Scotland, and he may soon add Germany to that list.

According to German outlet Bild, Beasley is in talks with Hannover 96 as the club looks for a replacement for injured winger Carlitos. A free agent this summer, Beasley received interest from Hannover earlier in the transfer window, but Carlitos' ACL injury has forced the club to reestablish those conversations.

Hannover is no stranger to having Americans on its roster, with Clint Mathis and Sal Zizzo having played for the club previously. U.S national team defender Steve Cherundolo, Hannover's longest-serving player, is currently the club's captain.

What do you think of Beasley possibly playing for Hannover? Is the team/league a good fit? Think Cherundolo is putting in some good words?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Gacm32

    Perfect, it looks like he can come right in and start getting serious minutes. Ideal situation for sure, and the Bundesliga is less physical (even though only slightly) than the SPL so that would suit him well.


  • WK

    Agreed. Probably decent money playing w a friend & US MNT teammate in a tough league. Could only hope for the same thing for Benny…


  • Isaac

    It seemed like destiny was begging him to start on the right with Donovan on the left and Clint right behind Jozy when he started tearing it up at Rangers. Either way, he still has a lot to offer and if he gets his touch and passing down he’s a threat moving down the right flank as well as cutting in. Of course, there is Stuart Holden to think about. I’m just glad we have options.


  • Ben

    I wish him well and will remember the good times, like 2005, scoring against Mexico, being our best players, ah heady times. I’ll always wonder what happened to him after that year; he was never the same.


  • Vik

    yea, he was getting good minutes at Hamburg. Anyway, hopefully he can get something good going forward.


  • Mike Vnn

    Not really unless you count the games he was playing for the reserves in the lower leagues. Benny made a grand total of 9 appearances in the Bundesliga. There was no way he was breaking through. HSV were pretty loaded at that time, too


  • Vik

    really? i was under the impression those few appearances were due to him just starting to break through to the first team from the reserves. It was impressive as he had only been there one year out of college; it seemed like they were bringing him along at the right pace.


  • Jhg

    How many minutes will he log before some gigantic Teuton sends him to the injured list? I would love for this to work, but my expectations are low


  • LORD

    Go for it Beasley. I think his time with the NT is over but hope he can attach to a good team for the next several years and stay injury-free.


  • Lost in Space

    I’m happy for him. Now if they’d only add Benny to their squad as well I’d be a happier person.


  • bunkel

    I don’t think his USA career is necessarily over. He’s 28, if he gets consistent time and is in good form I bet he could still contribute…though I’ll admit thats a big ‘if.’


  • Dennis

    I wish him well.
    The last 4 or 5 years he has been injured way too much. It is what happens to a small fast player who gets fouled by defenders trying to slow him down.
    He either must become stronger and more durable or find a way to avoid the whacks that eventually end in injury.


  • DC Josh

    Good for Beas. Maybe one American will move, even though I don’t think he saw any minutes in the World Cup? I can’t remember. How ironic if so.


  • Keith G.

    I think this is a good move for Beasley. He will have the chance to play against the 2nd best team in Europe last season Bayern Munchen, and clubs like Schlake, and Werder Werder Bremen, who have world class players. This move will deffently keep him at the top of his game. I see him only getting a 1 year deal, and if he impresses and the club stays up then maybe another contract. Other wise I am hoping that he will be coming back to the MLS next season. I would like to see him out on the left wing for the Red Bulls.


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