The summer transfer window was a chance DaMarcus Beasley needed for a change of scenery. It was clear that Glasgow was not the place for the winger if he hoped to resurrect both his club and country career. Unfortunately for Beasley, rumors of a switch from Rangers to either Germany or Spain failed to come through today.
With the window now come and gone, Beasley must wait until January. Making matters worse, Rangers acquired left winger Jerome Rothen on a season long loan from Paris St. Germain. Not a good sign if the manager adds another player on the same side as Beasley, who has yet to feature for his club in the SPL this season.
Another American struggling for playing time, Eddie Johnson, was adversely affected by Fulham's signing of Swedish striker David Elm. The injury to Andy Johnson had temporarily provided the American with a brief chance that Roy Hodgson may have closed.
Those two moves could leave both Johnson and Beasley out in the cold until the transfer window re-opens.
Elsewhere, the transfer window failed to close with the same drama of last season when Robinho switched to Manchester City.
What do you think of these developments? Is Beasley's national team career over? Does Johnson have a shot of playing time with Fulham? What did you think of the lack of transfer action? Share your thoughts below.