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The paperwork is final: Feuer joins Cardiff City.

(Sunday, January 30, 2000) -- It's now official. Former Colorado Rapids' goalkeeper Ian Feuer is a member of Cardiff City, which plays in England’s second division (third level).

Feuer received his British work permit and international clearance, and now begins his contest with Jon Hallworth for the starting job.

While waiting for his papers, Feuer was only allowed to play games with the Cardiff reserves. He made a strong showing with the Cardiff reserves in a 1-1 draw at Plymouth. He was on the substitutes' bench today when Cardiff lost badly to Luton 3-1, a result which might bode well for him earning the starting role with the "A" team.


Dooley traded to MetroStars

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- The MetroStars have acquired defender Thomas Dooley from the Columbus Crew in exchange for defender Mike Duhaney.

Dooley, who retired as captain of the United States national team with 81 caps, played for the U.S. in the 1994 and ’98 World Cups.

Dooley spent the past three years with the Crew registering five goals and four assists in 63 games. He was twice selected as an MLS All-Star.

Prior to joining MLS, he spent 10 years in the German Bundesliga, playing over 250 games for clubs such as Schalke 04, Bayer Leverkusen, Kaiserslautern, Homburg, and FK Pimascus.

Dooley began his career with the U.S. national team in 1992 and immediately made his mark when he was named the 1993 U.S. Soccer "Male Athlete of the Year." He scored the first goal in the stunning 2-0 upset victory over England in 1993.

"Thomas will provide the leadership and experience to our defense and midfield," said MetroStars coach Octavio Zambrano. "His presence will be felt immediately in our locker room, and his work ethic will be something our younger players can emulate as we continue to rebuild our team.

Duhaney, the 1997 MLS "Rookie of the Year" with the Tampa Bay Mutiny, was acquired by the MetroStars on June 29, 1998, in a trade that sent midfielder Paul Dougherty to the Tampa Bay Mutiny. The UNLV grad totaled two goals and two assists in 33 games with the MetroStars.

Duhaney, 25, was the 87th overall pick in by he Mutiny the 1996 MLS draft.

A native of San Diego, Duhaney teamed with current Crew midfielders Brian Maisonneuve and Rob Smith on the U.S. under-23 national team in 1996, but a knee injury ended his year prematurely, forcing him to miss both the ’96 Summer Olympics and the entire MLS season that year. Prior to his injury, Duhaney had been a regular with the U-23s since November 1994.

Following his college days at UNLV, Duhaney originally signed with De Graafschaap of the Dutch first division in 1995, but work permit problems prevented him from joining the club. Although he has primarily been used as a left side defender, Duhaney's speed has also landed him occasional time in the midfield.

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