Currie on ten-day trial in Los Angeles
LA Galaxy coach Trevor James today welcomed Darren Currie to California and said the 32-year-old has ten days to make a mark.James, a former youth player with Ipswich Town and player with Stowmarket Town and Felixstowe in the Ridgeons League, is assistant to head coach Frank Yallop at the American Major League Soccer side.
By Elvin King
LA Galaxy coach Trevor James today welcomed Darren Currie to California and said the 32-year-old has ten days to make a mark.
James, a former youth player with Ipswich Town and player with Stowmarket Town and Felixstowe in the Ridgeons League, is assistant to head coach Frank Yallop at the American Major League Soccer side.
“Frank had a call from England asking if he was interested in taking a look at Darren,” said James, who also played for Colchester United before going into coaching.
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“He has arrived and we will be looking at him over the next ten days.
“We have three friendly matches in that time so he has plenty of time to show what he can do.
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“We have had a large number of trialists in recent weeks, and Darren is one of the more high profile ones.
“Frank knew of him because of his Ipswich connections.”
The LA Galaxy season starts on April 8 and world superstar David Beckham is to join the club after he completes the Spanish season with Real Madrid.
Even if Currie is successful he is unlikely to be able to play for LA Galaxy until his contract ends with Ipswich Town on June 30, due to international registration.
Currie said: “I will see how things develop.
“I have always thought about the possibility of playing abroad and this is a great opportunity for me to see how football works somewhere else.”
Currie, who was loaned to Coventry at the end of last year, knows he has no future at Ipswich.
“Jim Magilton has been great to me and said he wouldn't stand in my way if I wanted to go over to Los Angeles and see what's going on.”