Former Oregon State Standout To Play For Championship League in England
Jan. 20, 2011
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Former Oregon State standout Robert Findley will make his debut overseas with Nottingham Forest of the Championship League in England on Saturday.
Findley's contract with Major League Soccer team Real Salt Lake ran out last month, and he joins Nottingham Forest as a free transfer.
Findley was a member of the US National Team and competed in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where the United States advanced to the round of 16.
Findley last played eight weeks ago with Real Salt Lake and is anxious to join his new team. "I'm just trying to get used to the pace of the game and my teammates...and then we go from there," said Findley in an interview with BBC Radio Nottingham.
Findley played soccer at Oregon State from 2003 to 2006. He was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2003 and was the first OSU player to earn All-Pac-10 first team honors three times. On OSU's all-time lists, he is tied for first in game-winning goals (10), tied for second in points (71), third in goals (28) and tied for fourth in assists (15).
Findley was selected by MLS team Los Angeles Galaxy in the second round (16th overall) in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft and was called to the US National team in 2007. After his time with the Galaxy, Findley played with Real Salt Lake until his contract ended at the end of last year.
"I felt like there was a lot of support, which made me feel welcome," Findley told MLSsoccer.com of Nottingham Forest. "I can't wait to get in that jersey and get out on the field."
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