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Americans Abroad

Beasley reported to be near deal with Glasgow Rangers.

DaMarcus Beasley
DaMarcus Beasley was returned by Manchester City to PSV Eindhoven after a one-season loan, but it does not appear the American midfielder will again wear the uniform of the Dutch power again, as he did in 2006.
-- PSV Eindhoven web site photo --
By Gary Davidson

(Thursday, June 13, 2007) -- Glasgow Rangers have completed a deal with PSV Eindhoven to acquire United States midfielder DaMarcus Beasley, the Glasgow Daily Record reported.

According to the newspaper, the teams agreed on a transfer fee of $1.38 million. Now, Rangers must negotiate a contract with the 25-year-old Beasley, who spent 2006-07 with Manchester City of the English Premier League on loan from PSV, which recently captured its third straight Dutch Eredivisie championship.

Rangers manager Walter Smith told the Record he hoped to bring the American into the fold by the end of the week. Beasley currently is with the U.S. men, who are in the Boston area competing in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. He had two goals Tuesday in the Americans' 4-0 rout of El Salvador in Group B action, setting up a Saturday quarterfinal at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

Beasley would not comment on his prospective move. "My focus is on this tournament and nothing else right now," he told the Boston Herald.

Beasley, who started his professional career at age 16 in Major League Soccer with the Chicago Fire in 2000, was transferred to PSV on July 19, 2004, for a reported fee of $2.5 million. He spent two seasons with Eindhoven in which he played in 56 matches -- 34 as a starter -- and scored 10 goals, but after a disappointing performance in the 2006 World Cup in Germany, he was dispatched on loan to Manchester City for the 2006-07 season. He appeared 29 times for City, 19 as a starter, and registered five goals and two assists.

While Beasley is said to have other offers in England and around Europe, the Record reported he has made Rangers his first choice because of a glowing review given to the club by former national teammate, retired U.S. captain Claudio Reyna, who spent three years with Rangers (1998-2001).

Beasley has 65 international appearances and 15 goals for the U.S. men. He burst onto the scene with U.S. under-17 men in 1999, part of a team that included current national teammates Landon Donovan, Oguchi Onyewu and Bobby Convey, and earned the Silver Ball as the second "Most Valuable Player" in that year's world championships. The Americans finished fourth with Donovan being named MVP.

Beasley's older brother Jamar followed a short stint in MLS with a successful indoor career. As a member of the Detroit Ignition, he was named "Most Valuable Player" of the recently-completed Major Indoor Soccer League and is currently a midfielder with the U.S. futsal team.

Gary Davidson is SoccerTimes publisher and managing editor.

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