Thursday, July 06, 2006

Coming to America

Shaka Hislop has left West Ham to embark on a career in MLS with FC Dallas.

The experienced keeper has spent the last 14 years in English football, but has now returned to the States.

Hislop attended Howard United in Washington DC before going on to play for the likes of Reading, Newcastle, Portsmouth and The Hammers.

The London-born Trinidad & Tobago international starred for his country in this summer's World Cup after seizing his chance following an injury to number one Kelvin Jack.

Hislop is delighted to be back in the States and believes playing in MLS poses an intriguing challenge.

"This is an exciting new challenge for me," Hislop told Dallas' official website. "I went to school in the United States and have a lot of respect for soccer in the country.

"I look forward to bringing my experience to a great organisation and help FC Dallas win championships in America."

In other 'soccer' news,Strait-laced former England player Alan Shearer has been caught on camera singing along to U2's track Elevation. His daughter Chloe captured the former Newcastle United striker's antics on her mobile phone. Click the Link to see Alan enjoying retirement

1 comment:

  1. I was gonna post that shearer link yesterday, but the one I found was to the actual site the video was submited to... and it's just hosed with so many Geordies watching it... I guess his daughter uploaded the video... anyhoo check out all the comments on the video.