CHAD WINGER - Monday, June 4, 2007
PSV Eindhoven midfielder Lee Nguyen's summer plans do not include a rumored return stateside either via loan or contract release.
Nguyen, who has been the subject of reported inquiries by MLS brass, says that plans for a loan within Europe are ongoing.
"We are [still] looking at a few options for a loan," the 20-year old told YA. "I need to get some first team professional experience when I do get back [for preseason.]"
"I'm not looking for an MLS option, it's definitely going to be somewhere in Europe."
Nguyen was a surprise inclusion on the US roster for the match against China for some, having been on the shelf since December with a long-term shoulder problem.
However, the former Gatorade High School Player of the Year says he was ready despite the layoff.
"I've been rehabbing for the past three months and I'm feeling good," Nguyen stated. "When they called me in I told them that I was feeling good and the shoulder was safe."
"Getting to camp and getting back to the daily routine has been good since I haven't been playing competitive soccer."
"It was frustrating to miss the time that I did and so much of the season at Eindhoven, but it's good to be back."