This year’s seemingly inevitable savior of the USMNT is FC Dallas winger Dane Brekken “Brek” Shea. The 21 year old had a stellar MLS campaign and has cemented himself as a member of Jurgen Klinsmann’s national team. Now, he might be about to take the step which ensures his status as the new American Soccer Jesus: playing some reserve games for Arsenal.
Next week, Shea will join up with the storied English club for a training period. Rumor has it, if he sufficiently impresses manager Arsene Wenger, he could end up following in the footsteps of American legends Frank Simek and Danny Karbassiyoon.
And of course it’s going to happen. Just listen to Wenger:
It’s a training period for him to see what his top level is like. The MLS encourage their players to go out to Europe during their off-season for improvement, practice and to have contact with top-level football. That’s why Brek Shea is coming here. It is a learning experience for him.
Brek will train with the first-team when it is possible and practice with the best prospects of the Club as well outside of the normal sessions. There is not a better place than the Premier League to do that.
That’s basically saying “We’re going to sign him and make him the new Dennis Bergkamp,” right? Right? Please? We need this one.