On The Move Again

Marc Purcell
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Shaka Hislop has finally signed a new deal with West Ham in the English Premiership. It completes a few transfer move worth £3.5 million. Hislop didn't renew his contract with Newcastle when his contract with them expired on June 30th. The likelihood of Hislop resigning with Newcastle was slim to nil since his falling out with manager Kenny Daglish late last season.

Hislop has to battle Canadian goalkeeper Craig Forrest for the starting job. Hislop stated: "Competition makes for a tremendous working atmosphere. I had to battle with Pavel Srnicek and Shay Given at Newcastle and I know that Stephen is one of the pool of goalkeeping talent. I asked for no guarantees about a first team place and wasn't given any. That's exactly how it should be and Les has pointed out how good they are.''

He went on to say that he is putting his England ambitions out of his mind and concentrating on club football.

Wise back in Florida

Evans Wise has returned to his original club of Tampa Bay after being placed on waivers by New England. Wise was placed on waivers by New England to make room for a new signing.

"We felt we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bring Evans back," said Sakiewicz (manager). "He was an extremely popular player when he was here and we feel he’ll add an element of excitement to our team. We’re happy he’s again part of our family."

Wise is one of the original two Trinidad and Tobago players in the MLS. The other being Brian Haynes at Dallas.

In the starting lineup...

Most of the world's attention will be focused on the World Cup final between Brazil and France. I was really pulling for the Netherlands this year. You can see the third place game and the final starting at 3:00pm EST on KMEX in the Stadium.