Friday, February 2, 2007


UPDATE: Looks like Darryl Roberts has been offered a deal with Sparta Rotterdam on the referral of his Dutch T&T National team coach. He is apparently due for a trial in a couple of weeks.

Toronto FC Supplemental Draft pick Darryl Roberts played for the Soca Warriors in their 2-1 friendly loss to Panama on Wednesday in Panama. Word has it that teams in Holland, one of which is Roda JC, have expressed great interest in acquiring the Trinidad International. If indeed Roberts signs in Europe in the next couple of weeks, he will join Canadians Riley O'Neill, Tyler Rosenlund, and highly rated American Charlie Davies, amongst several other top NCAA prospects who have chosen Europe over the MLS. The paltry compensation packages offered to most young players by MLS has made it very difficult to retain top players especially since clubs in Scandinavia, Holland, and lower division teams in Germany have discovered the NCAA as a cheap source for decent talent. Another T&T International - Osei Telesford who was drafted by Chicago Fire FC, is also rumored heading to the Dutch League.

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