Mid-Day Ticker: Rogers on Leeds transfer list, Cameron set for Azteca & more

Mid-Day Ticker: Rogers on Leeds transfer list, Cameron set for Azteca & more

International Soccer

Mid-Day Ticker: Rogers on Leeds transfer list, Cameron set for Azteca & more

Rogers (Reuters) 

By THOMAS FLOYD

It appears Robbie Rogers' brief tenure with Leeds United could be coming to an end.

The U.S. national team midfielder has been placed on the club's transfer list, manager Neil Warnock said. Rogers signed with Leeds as a free agent in December after five years with the Columbus Crew. But he suffered a concussion in his February debut and ended up making just four appearances in the League Championship before an ankle injury ended his campaign.

"You have to look at what you can do," Warnock told the club's website. "We're looking at forward players and it might be that we have to move one or two on."

Here is some more news to keep your Thursday going:

STOKE ASSISTANT SAYS CAMERON WILL PLAY AT AZTECA

Geoff Cameron's move to Stoke City was just finalized Wednesday, but it appears he already has a return trip across the pond scheduled.

Stoke assistant David Kemp said the centerback will be traveling to Mexico City for the U.S. national team's friendly Wednesday against El Tri at Estadio Azteca. It had been unclear whether U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann would choose Cameron for the match while the player is attempting to break in with his new squad.

"It's been frustrating for him not being able to play in the pre-season games," Kemp said to BBC. "And he's got to go back there next week to play for the USA in a game in Mexico. It means more unnecessary travelling, and we're still not sure how quickly we can get him playing. But he's just keen to get started."

CANADA WOMEN TOP FRANCE FOR BRONZE MEDAL

Three days after suffering a gut-wrenching 4-3 extra-time loss to the U.S. in the Olympic semifinals, the Canada women's national team rallied to defeat France 1-0 on Thursday to claim the bronze medal.

Midfielder Diana Matheson scored in stoppage time to give Canada the win in Coventry. The players now will travel about 100 miles to Wembley Stadium to receive their medals after the U.S.-Japan final later today.

TOTTENHAM TURNS TO CESAR IN GOALKEEPER SEARCH

Tottenham manager Andres Villas-Boas has reportedly held talks with the agent of Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar in hopes of acquiring the Brazilian veteran.

Villas-Boas seems to be looking for an upgrade over 41-year-old incumbent Brad Friedel. He also reportedly is targeting Lyon's Hugo Lloris, but the Frenchman may be too expensive.

————-

Are you disappointed to see Leeds place Rogers on the transfer list so quickly? Do you think the U.S. should call up Cameron while he's trying adjust to a new club? Are the Canada women worthy recipients of the bronze medal? Does Tottenham need an upgrade over Friedel?

Share your thoughts below.

More from

More SBI
Home