John Concludes US Season

Marc Purcell
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Stern John is expected to be in uniform for the US Open Cup final versus MLS champs Chicago. The game is scheduled for tonight at Soldier's Field in Chicago and it will probably be the last time that John will be playing in the US after a dream season in the MLS.

John who scored 26 goals to lead the MLS this year is expected to bolt for Europe later this year. According to newspaper reports, heading the list of teams is Charlton Athletic in the English Premiership.

Last week John was named as the league's best striker as part of the MLS's top eleven players. Also, in the November 9th issue of Soccernews, John comes up high in the overall ratings of MLS players. Out of a score of 10 John comes in third overall with a rating of 6.33 behind Peter Nowak (1st, 6.63) and Marco Etcheverry (2nd, 6.45). That ranks him number one among strikers in the MLS. Also on the list is his cousin Ansil Elcock who was ranked tenth among MLS defenders with a rating 5.56.

You can hear the game tonight by going to tonight at 9:00pm Eastern, 10:00pm T&T time.

In the shooting range...

This is the for all you St. Benedicts College folks to gloat. They are the new Intercol champions. You can read the report by going to the Schoolnews section.

In the starting lineup...

Dwight Yorke and Manchester United will be looking to gain ground on league leaders Aston Villa when they take on Everton. Shaka Hislop will play his former club Newcastle.

In the English first division Clint Marcelle and Barnsley will play Wolverhampton.

In the Scottish first division, Russell Latapy, Tony Rougier and Hibernian will play Clydebank.
Marvin Andrews and Raith Rovers will take on Morton.

In Portugal, Leonson Lewis and Amadora play Farense.