Yorke Staying Put

Marc Purcell
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Dwight Yorke will start the English Premiership season with Aston Villa. Yorke had been linked to a £15 million transfer to Manchester United. Yorke speaking to Reuters said: "Unless I'm told otherwise, I expect to start the season as a Villa player. Anything other than that is out of my control."

Yorke is due to have talks with Villa management to sign a new five year contract that will keep him at the Birmingham based club until 2003. It has reported that Yorke will get a salary boost from £7,000 a week to £30,000 a week.

Yorke, who will resume pre season training on Wednesday added: "I will have a talk with the manager. But I have heard nothing about a new Villa contract. I have to weigh up everything very carefully, but the fact remains that I have two years left on my contract, so I am here to play for Villa for that time if they want me."

Lewis signs with Amadora

While Russell Latapy is set to leave Portugal, Leonson Lewis is staying put. Lewis signed a new two year contract with first division club E. Amadora. Details of the contract were not disclosed. Last season Lewis played for Chaves.

Lewis and Justin Latapy are now the only two Trinidad and Tobago players in Portugal. Lewis goes to a team that finished seventh in the Portuguese first division last season.

T&T drop in rankings.

Trinidad and Tobago has fallen in the latest FIFA world rankings. They have dropped 11 places to 59th place in the world. This is due to the shaking up in the higher levels caused by the World Cup. Trinidad and Tobago are ranked fifth in CONCACAF behind Mexico(12th), USA(19th), Jamaica(29th) and Costa Rica(51st).

In the starting lineup...

In the MLS, Mickey Trotman, Brian Haynes and Dallas face David Nahkid and New England. Evans Wise and Tampa Bay face San Jose on the road. On Sunday, Stern John, Ancil Elcock and Columbus face Nashville in US Cup action. You can see the game by clicking on KMEX in the Stadium at 3:00pm.

And finally...

There is a major surprise coming to T&T football fans in the next week. Lets just say it's a match made in heaven. That's all I can say for now.