Mickey Trotman has signed with the Dallas Burn of the MLS. He was signed as their first discovery player. Trotman now becomes the sixth Trinidad and Tobago player in the MLS and the third signed in the last three weeks. Last season he played up front with Stern John at the New Orleans Gamblers where he was the team's second leading scorer.
Trotman is the product of the national youth system, playing for the national U-17, U-19, U20, and U-20 teams. He was also a two time All-American at the University of Mobile. This from Soccer America: "I think that people will be surprised by his ability," said Dallas coach Dave Dir. "For a first-year player, he should be able to make a big contribution. He's a proven goal scorer and we look for good things from him." Trotman is happy at joining the Burn he said: "Since Major League Soccer was formed, it has been my dream to make it there...My dream is being fulfilled."
Trotman will join fellow Trinidad international Brian Haynes at Dallas.
Nixon to stay at Zurich.
FC Zurich club officials have denied the claim that national striker will not be going to Wimbleton. Last week in the Rumorville I reported that Jerren Nixon was on trials with Wimbleton. That rumor came out of the Jamaica Gleaner. However, team management said that he will not move to the troubled London based club. They continued by stating that it is their plans to keep Nixon in Switzerland and that no other clubs have shown interest in him.
Second Trini derby falls flat.
The second ever Trini derby fell flat again. Clint Marcelle did not start for Barnsley against Dwight Yorke's Aston Villa. Barnsley won the game 1-0 to move further off the bottom of the table of the English Premiership. A goal in the 17th minute by Ward proved to be all the scoring that Barnsley needed to win the game. Villa had many chances to tie and win the game but poor finishing by their midfielders gave Barnsley the three points and the extra breathing room they need. For Villa's part there main concern is to reach the 42 point mark. That is the mark where experts agree that a team will have to attain to stay in the Premier league. They currently have 36 points.
In the starting lineup...
Dwight Yorke and Aston Villa will be looking to bounce back from the Barnsley lost when they face strugglers Crystal Palace. Clint Marcelle and Barnsley will face Southampton. You can hear the Premier league action by going to the Stadium at 9:30am on Saturday. Over in Scotland, Anthony Rougier and Hibernian face St. Johnstone. Marvin Andrews and Raith Rovers will face Scottish Cup semi finalist Falkrick.