JAMIE HILL - Friday, November 4, 2011
FC Dallas announced on Thursday that US national team winger Brek Shea would spend a month training with Arsenal following the November international friendlies.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed a breakout season in MLS this year, leading his team with 11 goals. Shea's improvement has led to new opportunities with the national team, where he has played a prominent role in the friendlies following the summer's Gold Cup.

Shea recently signed a multi-year extension with MLS this past May. Despite that, rumors of interest from European clubs have persisted.

Following his training stint, Shea will return to Dallas in December. While interest in the midfielder has been high, a transfer to the Gunners is not expected.
Sunday November 6, 2011 5:18 pm
wth beagle lol?! left back are you crazy maybe in fifa 2011 that will work but not in reality lol he is now where qualified to be lb let alone a defender! thats like putting altidore RB because hes big and fast lol @atl every player everywhere has to start somewhere in a team, it depends simply on them...messi,dzeko, ribery, ronaldo de souza (the only one, not that bitch cr7) my point is they need that push themselves to be a better player, especially against competition from the regulars...look at chandler and every other yank who plays regularly for they're team in Europe...
The Beagle
Sunday November 6, 2011 10:21 am
Shea should stay in the midfield. Trying to turn players away from their natural positions into something they are not never really works. Jonathan Spector's career has languished because some coach decided to convert him into a fullback.
Saturday November 5, 2011 3:09 pm
And again I say, Brek Shea for LB! Put Dempsey on the left side of midfield. We have plenty of great central mids. Brek Shea at LB with his probing runs would be awesome, and he has the defensive chops as well.
Hoppy in ATL
Friday November 4, 2011 3:46 pm
I think Brek's game would translate well in the EPL.... He can stand up to the physical brand, and he has very good ball skills to go with his great package of size and speed... However, as I say with any young American footballer considering making the trip across the pond - If he can't be guaranteed quality minutes with a European club, he is much better off playing 90 minutes a match in MLS than riding the bench for an EPL club.

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