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Beasley leaving Glasgow Rangers

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Monday, May 10, 2010 06:50 am
With the announcement last week that DaMarcus Beasley’s current soccer club would be coming to America for a July match, it appeared that the Fort Wayne native might be making a rare appearance back home.Not so fast on that one.

The Glasgow Rangers will visit D.C. United on July 24 for an exhibition, but Beasley, who has played for the Gers since 2007, won’t be there.

Beasley announced Sunday evening that his time with the Glasgow Rangers was finished.

“Yes, I’m leaving (the Rangers) for everyone that asked,” Beasley posted on his Twitter account. “(I) will never forget my time at Rangers!!”

Beasley, whose contract expires this summer, joined the Gers after playing with PSV Eindhoven. But his time in Glasgow was not what either he, nor the club, envisioned.

Though the Rangers won the Scottish Premier League for the second year in a row this spring, Beasley made just six league starts due to injury and fitness problems.

Despite that, he recently told several media outlets he enjoyed his life in Glasgow and still wanted to remain with the team. He even said he would be open to taking a salary cut.

But in the club’s final match this weekend Beasley did not even dress. One possibility is he could return to Major League Soccer, where he played for the Chicago Fire until 2004.

In the near future, Beasley has his sights set on trying to make the U.S. national team for next month’s World Cup. The U.S. men’s national team opens training camp Saturday at Princeton University.


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