5 Americans Most Likely to Move This Winter

Ken MackContributor IIIDecember 18, 2011

5 Americans Most Likely to Move This Winter

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    Now that the neverending Donovan to Everton rumors will stop, we can look at other American's who are primed to make a move during the winter transfer window.

    From the up-and-coming American stars, to established veterans, and even some free agents, this winter will see a flurry of American's updating their passports.

Eddie Johnson

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    If any one reading this has just started to follow soccer within the past year, then you may have no idea who this is.

    Well in fact Eddie Johnson is still a soccer player, but has been without a team since his 16-game  fling with Preston North End in 2011.

    After he had been rumored to have signed with MLS this past summer, it proved to be false. Johnson still finds himself without a club. Surely a club somewhere could use a bit of speed, and maybe a goal here or there?

    Update: Signed With Puebla

Charlie Davies

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    After a solid start to the season, Davies tailed off. He was not the elite player I am sure many D.C fans and their front office thought they were going to get.

    Back in France now, there have been some rumors about Davies to Everton. But I don't see how that makes sense. If I had to put money on it, then I would say another MLS team would take a gamble on him for another loan.

    Although, I wouldn't rule out a move back to Sweden with Hammarby.

Marcus Tracy

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    Remember me? The future looked bright for Tracy after foregoing the MLS draft, and signing with Danish power Aalborg. But it was all down hill from there.

    Knee Injuries plagued him his entire time in Denmark, and limited him to only 16 appearances. At 25 years old, there is still time for Tracy to fulfill the promise he showed out of Akron.

    If he can get over his knee problems, then a move back to the MLS could be back in the cards. However if not, then a lower division in Scandinavian would seem like a likely destination.

Marcus Hahnemann

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    Currently on a short-term deal with Everton, Hahnemann's contract runs out in January.

    Hahnemann has yet to make an appearance for Everton, and baring a injury it does not look like he will see the field any time soon.

    While it is a possibility for him to sign on again, it seems unlikely. Seattle looks like the most likely destination if he moved back to the MLS. With their keeper position filled, I am sure there are a host of MLS teams that would like to have him between the pipes.

Edson Buddle

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    As the leading goal scorer for Ingolstadt, it seemed like Buddle had finally found his feet in Germany. Well until a couple days ago when he was given a long winter break.

    Cited as struggling with fitness issues, it looks like Buddle's time with Ingolstadt may be over. While a move back to MLS is possible Buddle just recently landed in Europe, so a move to another second division club in Germany seems more likely.

    If not, then I can hear the wildness of Scandinavia calling.

    Update: Currently training with West Ham, did not see that coming, we will see if that leads to anything.