By DAN KARELL
Jonathan Spector apparently wasn’t ready to take his talents back to the United States.
Championship club Birmingham City announced on Friday morning that they have re-signed the 29-year-old American to a new two-year contract. The versatile defender made 26 appearances for Birmingham City in all competitions last season, despite missing all of October, November, December, and most of January with a torn right thigh.
Spector has made 127 appearances for Birmingham City since joining from West Ham on a transfer in August 2011. According to a report in the Birmingham Mail, Spector rebuffed interest from MLS clubs to re-sign with the Blues. Birmingham finished in 10th place in the Championship this season.
Spector has earned 34 caps in his career for the U.S. Men’s National Team, but the Chicago, Ill. native has not featured for the USMNT since Feb. 2012, when he came off the bench as a second half substitute in the USMNT’s 1-0 friendly victory over Italy. His last call-up was for the USMNT’s friendly match against Ukraine in March 2014 that was moved to Cyprus.
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