Tuesday Kickoff: Spector eyeing German move, Carragher sidelined and more

Tuesday Kickoff: Spector eyeing German move, Carragher sidelined and more

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Tuesday Kickoff: Spector eyeing German move, Carragher sidelined and more

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Jonathan Spector has endured a disappointing season at West Ham, one where playing time has been in short supply. He may have his way out and it could come via a move to Germany.

Spector is reportedly closing in on a move to German club Cologne, a switch which would end Spector's seven-year run in England. Spector has failed to find playing time under new West Ham manager Avram Grant in a season that has seen the Hammers wallow in the relegation zone.

If Spector does go to Germany, he would join U.S. midfielder DaMarcus Beasley as Americans to head to the Bundesliga in search of more playing time.

Here are some other stories to get your Tuesday going:

CARRAGHER OUT THREE MONTHS

Liverpool's quest to climb back into the top four took a major hit with the news that defender Jamie Carragher will be sidelined for three months due to a shoulder injury that will require surgery.

The Reds are already faced with the absence of captain Steven Gerrard for another three weeks due to injury and must now find a way to replace its most experienced defender.

MLS GENERATION ADIDAS TEAM HEADS TO MADRID

A select team of MLS Generation adidas players will head to Spain to play a series of friendlies featuring reserve teams for the likes of Real Madrid.

The squad, which will be coached by FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman, will feature young standouts such as Juan Agudelo, Danny Mwanga, Ike Opara and Stefan Frei.

The team will play reserve teams from Real Madrid (Wednesday), Rayo Vallecano (Dec. 7) and Atletico Madrid (Dec. 8).

DESAILLY A FINALIST FOR GHANA JOB

French World Cup winner Marcel Desailly is among five finalists for the vacant Ghana head coaching job.

Ghana is looking for a replacement for Milovan Rajevac, who helped guide the 'Black Stars' to the World Cup quarterfinals, a run that included their overtime Round of 16 win against the United States.

Desailly is a native of Ghana, but was a key member of France's 1998 World Cup-winning team.

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What do you think of these developments? Like the idea of Spector going to Germany? Think Liverpool can manage without Carragher? Hoping the USA gets another shot at Ghana some time soon?

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