The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

Houston (AFP) — U.S. defender DaMarcus Beasley, who last month became the first American to play in four World Cups, has signed with the Houston Dynamo, the Major League Soccer team announced Wednesday.

Dynamo traded midfielder Warren Creaville to Toronto on Wednesday in order to obtain rights to sign Beasley, who started all four matches in Brazil for Jurgen Klinsmann’s U.S. World Cup squad.

“DaMarcus has had a great career, as we saw at the World Cup,” Dynamo coach Dom Kinnear said. “To bring in a player of his quality is a big plus for the team.”

Beasley has 120 caps and has made 11 World Cup match appearances.

“I am excited and ready to start this new chapter in my career,” Beasley said. “I feel fit and ready to go and hope Dom will see my work ethic and desire to play at a high level.”

Beasley, 32, spent the past three seasons with Puebla of the Mexican league but prior career stops have included Hannover, Rangers, Manchester City, PSV Eindhoven, and Chicago.

“I am thrilled that DaMarcus will be joining our club, Dynamo president Chris Canetti said. “It’s exciting to have a player with such decorated credentials here with us.”

AFP Photo / Martin Bureau

Interested in sports news? Sign up for our daily email newsletter!

Advertising

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Chief Justice John Roberts

The House Select Committee hearings are swaying political independents and centrists to reject the power-grabbing tactics used by Donald Trump and his Republican enablers to overturn the 2020 presidential election, according to several polls and surveys of battleground state voters released on Thursday, June 30.

“Vast majorities of the American people are paying attention, and they are deeply concerned,” said Leslie Dach, co-chair of Defend Democracy Project, an advocacy group dedicated to the principle that voters determine the outcome of elections. “They believe that a crime has been committed. They want accountability in the courts and at the ballot box. And they hold not just President Trump responsible, but they hold his allies and Republicans responsible for what happened.”

Keep reading... Show less

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}