Soccer By Ives has this update on the next chapter in Ricardo Clark’s career: Clark signs loan deal with Stabaek.
Clark’s parent club Eintracht Frankurt and Norwegian club Stabaek agreed to terms on a deal that will have the U.S. national team midfielder on loan until July 31. According to reports out of Norway, Clark passed a physical, which was the final hurdle in completing the deal.
Clark had been on trial with Stabaek over the last few days as he sought freedom from his situation at Eintracht Frankfurt, where he has only played in one game all season.
Let’s start something new here, and see how long we can keep it going. While scouring the Internet for cool new crests worthy of a Shirts United tournament, I occasionally come across some pretty odd and funny stuff. Henceforth, I’ll try to post one of these little gems once a week, and add a little extra fun to that most cherished of weekdays, Friday.
Today’s inaugural entry will underscore how low the bar is set. Presenting, for discerning Shirts United readers everywhere, Norway’s FL Fart.
To ruin it a little bit (or make it even funnier, maybe?) — according to Google Translate, “fart” means “speed” in Norwegian.
Via Yanks Abroad, this update on a promising young American plying his trade in Norway: Gatt Breaking Through at Molde.
As Molde FK currently sit in first place in Norway’s Tippeligaen and are aiming for their first ever league title, in recent weeks they have been lead by the exceptional play of 19 year old American Josh Gatt.
After joining Molde in January from Austrian club SCR Altach, Gatt has gradually forced his way into increased minutes for the club. Thus far Gatt has played in 15 of Molde’s 19 games and has made the starting lineup eight times.
His current club’s crest isn’t doing all that much for us, but what matters is that he’s doing something for them. (And at least it doesn’t have the sponsor blazoned across the middle.)
The Austin, TX supporters’ group Eberly’s Army (our own home group of soccer buddies) publish a podcast of public radio station KOOP’s weekly soccer show, Fútbol en Vivo. Check out the July 5th episode, an interesting talk with American player Steve Clark, goalkeeper for Norway’s Hønefoss BK, about his career so far in the Norwegian leagues.
Hønefoss is in the middle of their season in the second division, currently within striking distance of the promotion zone. Good luck to Steve and the whole team!
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