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By AVI CREDITOR
Cross Jonathan Spector off the list of U.S. internationals looking for a new club.
Spector has officially joined England League Championship club Birmingham City on a two-year deal with an option for a third, a source with knowledge of the deal told SBI.
While other options were on the table, Birmingham was ultimately Spector's first choice and the club "went really hard to get him," the source said. He'll suit up for manager Chris Hughton with an eye on establishing himself in the midfield, although as a player in a new environment he'll accept regular playing time if it means shifting back to defense.
Spector was one of the handful of players to speak with new U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann over the weekend, but he won't be part of the roster for next Wednesday's friendly against Mexico as he gets acclimated to his new club, the source said.
What do you think about the move, now that it's final? Would you rather see Spector hone his skills at defense or focus on the midfield?
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