May 282007
 

Marcelo SalasSANTIAGO.- El delantero chileno Marcelo Salas, ex jugador de la Lazio y River Plate, realizará una prueba con el Chicago Fire de la MLS, según confirmó el vocero del club estadounidense.


Chicago Fire confirma que Marcelo Salas entrenará con el club (El Mercurio)
Martes, 29 de Mayo de 2007

SANTIAGO.- El delantero chileno Marcelo Salas, ex jugador de la Lazio y River Plate, realizará una prueba con el Chicago Fire de la MLS, según confirmó el vocero del club estadounidense.

“Va a venir a entrenar con nosotros”, dijo a la AP el vocero del Fire, Daniel Jankowski, luego de conocerse el viaje del jugador al país norteamericano. “En ese momento lo evaluaremos. Esperamos que llegue más adelante esta semana”, agregó el personero, quien afirmó que aún no se ha determinado la duración que tendrá la prueba.

Chicago busca poder en su ataque y recientemente fichó al astro mexicano Cuauhtémoc Blanco, quien debe unirse al club estadounidense en julio. En nueve partidos, el equipo tiene apenas ocho goles.

Salas tiene también maneja una oferta de los nuevos dueños de la Universidad de Chile. El jugador se mantiene inactivo desde hace varios meses, cuando dejó Universidad de Chile por discrepancias con el síndico José Manuel Edwards, luego que éste fuera declarado en quiebra.

Chilean legend Salas to get look from flailing Chicago (SI.com)
Posted: Tuesday May 29, 2007

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — International Chilean striker Marcelo Salas, who hasn’t played since leaving Universidad de Chile in a dispute with a court-appointed bankruptcy official in December, will have a trial with the Chicago Fire, the Major League Soccer club said Tuesday.

“He’s going to come train with us. At that point we’ll make an evaluation,” Fire spokesman Daniel Jankowski said. “We are expecting him later this week.”

The 32-year-old Salas, who also has played with River Plate of Argentina and Lazio and Juventus of Italy, already is in the United States and if he signs with Fire, would pair with Mexico’s World Cup veteran Cuauhtemoc Blanco, who is to join the Chicago club in July.

Jankowski said he did not know how long the trial was scheduled for.

The Fire has scored only eight goals in nine games this season.

Horacio Matta, a retired Chilean tennis player who is promoting Salas’ arrival to American soccer officials, said the player also has an offer from D.C United.

However, D.C. United spokesman Boris Flores denied any involvement with Salas.

“Not at all. I don’t know why our name was mentioned,” Flores said. “We have nothing to do with it.”

Matta told the Santiago daily La Tercera that Salas may play one or two seasons in the United States.

After deciding not play during the Chilean Apertura season, Salas announced three weeks ago that he would return to the field — hopefully he said with Universidad de Chile. The announcement came as Universidad revealed it would emerge from bankruptcy — and therefore shed itself of court-appointed oversight, a deal that was completed Friday.

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