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Salgado set for training stint with Everton


U.S. Under-20 national team striker Omar Salgado is heading to English club Everton for an extended training stint, sources within MLS told SBI on Friday.

Currently under contract as a Generation adidas player with MLS, Salgado will be eligible for the 2011 MLS Draft and has spent recent weeks training with the Portland Timbers and will now join Everton for a training stint. He is expected to stay with the Liverpool-based club through mid-October, depending on Under-20 national team commitments.

Salgado will be the second U.S. Under-20 national team standout to train with Everton in recent months. Goalkeeper Zac MacMath spent time training with the Toffees and U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard.

Salgado is projected to be one of the top players chosen in the 2011 MLS Draft.


  1. yea but like somebody already said, he passed up a chance to play for Chivas for the specific purpose of playing for US U20 teams not Mexico’s, so i think we can see where his allegiance lies

  2. Sooo in the next Q & A how many questions will be about salgado partnering altidore in 2022 and when he’ll score his first hat trick for everton? i set the over/under at 5.5

  3. How old is he? 17? 18? It’s probably not likely to happen but if he turns out to be real good and starts drawing attention what teenager wouldn’t love to play with Spain? The last time I looked they were European and World Champions.

    And who could blame him? He wouldn’t be the first teenager, and that’s what we are talking about here a teenager, to change his mind.

  4. Weird…I expect Arsenal to get more American trialist since Louis Gil incident

    but after how they were treated, they have only been linked to a Japanese Trailist Miyichi and a German Gnabry.

  5. Seeing as he just left the biggest club in Mexico so he could play for the US I don’t think people should worry about where his allegiance lies

  6. Ives, please, what kind of time frame are we looking at for when he gets his MNT debut? Think its like, November 2013-January 2014? Or closer to the run up for 2018, like a march friendly against Spain?

  7. Not to jump the gun on your answers, but is this about maintaining relationships? MLS and Moyes certainly have a Galaxy of reasons to maintain friendly relations…

  8. Ives,

    What’s the deal with these training stints? I certainly see what Salgado gets out of it — high-level practice, maybe even a chance to showcase himself. What about the teams?

    What does Everton get out of it? Does MLS pay them to keep him there? (I also wonder about insurance, but that’s probably a bit above your pay grade — no offense, I just mean that’s one for the lawyers). Also, what does MLS get out of this? Are they hoping to sell his contract? How would you expect this to impact his draft position — will teams be hesitant to use a really high pick on someone who’s already looking overseas?

    Answers to any or all of these questions would be appreciated.


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