One of the major complaints for American soccer fans during last summer’s World Cup was the lack of goal scoring punch from the forward position.
That fact hasn’t stopped Edson Buddle and, now, Robbie Findley from drawing some level of interest from English clubs, however.
The Daily Mail, a much debated source of reliable English football news, is reporting that Wolves’ manager Mick McCarthy is considering a move for Findley, who became a free agent after four years with Real Salt Lake at the end of the MLS season. Technically, Portland owns his MLS rights – but that’s only if he doesn’t leave for Europe.
A couple of obstacles exist right now:
1. He’s apparently injured. That makes him a little tough for McCarthy to evaluate.
2. He’ll need a work permit. He has 11 appearances for the national team, which may be enough to help him reach the 75 percent requirement for the Premier League.
I’m not as down on Findley as some American soccer fans may be, but I’m not convinced he’s ready for a spot in the EPL.
He’s very fast and he works hard, but his first touch and technical ability have yet to come through on the highest level, as he has yet to score a goal in a U.S. shirt.
To me, if he doesn’t want to stay in MLS, a move to Denmark or Holland makes more sense.
He’s 25, so it’s too early to say he’ll never be good enough to play in England.
I’m just not sure he’s ready right now.
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