Moore done for rest of Premier
LONDON (Wednesday, May 3, 2000) -- United States striker Joe-Max Moore’s
injured knee has not responded to treatment and he has been ruled out for the remainder of Everton's Premier League
season, which has two matches to go.
Everton manager Walter Smith said that neither Moore nor Scotland's Richard Gough have recovered from knee injuries
suffered in a match against Leicester City almost a month ago. While neither injury is considered serious, neither has
responded quickly to treatment.
With only two matches remaining and Everton's finish in the middle of the standings well-assured, Smith does not
want to risk the further injury.
Both Moore and Gough are in transit to the U.S. Gough, who played in Major League Soccer, most recently for the
Kansas City Wizards, still lives in the States.
U.S. men’s coach Bruce Arena said that Moore will be examined by team doctors and will get intensive therapy. "We
think he should be ready by U.S. Cup (June 3)," Arena said.