Tuesday, May 26, 2009

5/26/09: Cornell Glen Signed By San Jose, Eligible To Play Tomorrow Night

In preparation for San Jose's match against Columbus, San Jose throws a curve ball and signs former Crew and Trinidad & Tobago International Cornell Glen.

According to Mercury News:
The Earthquakes have signed forward Cornell Glen, a member of the Trinidad and Tobago national team. Glen, known for his speed, has played with five other MLS teams and had a strong World Cup performance in 2006. He has scored 22 goals in 55 appearances for his national team.

"Cornell brings a change of pace to the team that we don't have right now," said John Doyle, the Earthquakes general manager. "He is a good all-around player."

Glen, 28, will be eligible to play (tomorrow) when the Earthquakes (1-6-2) face the Columbus Crew (1-2-6). The Earthquakes are riding a six-game winless streak and already are in danger of falling out of the playoff picture.

Glen received 22 starts and 4 goals for the Crew in 2005 during Robert Warzycha's year as an interim coach. The one positive of the possible switch in the game plan with Glen starting is that Warzycha is aware of how Glen plays.

Glen did not have much success in MLS after his year with the Crew. Glen was traded to the Rapids in 2006 receiving just one start, then Glen was traded in that same season to Los Angeles only receiving four starts and scoring 2 goals. Since then Glen has been languishing in the Trinidad & Tobago league with San Juan Jabloteh and Ma Pau SC.

1 comment:

  1. Great!... so whats the crew doing to change their own situation?!?!! (hopefully we will see tomorrow)