Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kljestan Gets Excused Absence

Chivas USA midfielder Sacha Kljestan has been given permission to take temporary leave from the national team for a week-long training stint with reigning Scottish Premier League champions Celtic FC. The 2008 U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year is expected to return from Glasgow on Jan. 22, in advance of the USA's match against Sweden on Jan. 24 at The Home Depot Center.

Kljestan made a career-high appearances for the full team in 2008, including five starts in World Cup qualifiers. His memorable goal against the Netherlands during the 2-2 draw in Beijing won the honor for Best Goal: MNT in the 2008 Best of U.S. Soccer Awards.

1 comment:

chris said...

Good for Sacha. He deserves a chance somewhere in Europe.