Following his recent omission from the World Cup squad, Brek Shea is expected to make the move back to MLS this summer.
When he left FC Dallas for Stoke City in January 2013, big things were expected from the American winger, who signed a four and a half year contract with the Potters. Shea was expected to make a huge impact and show the Premier League what a bargain Stoke had acquired.
(Photo: The American made just five appearances for Stoke in his two seasons with the club)
However, he has since joined recently relegated Barnsley FC of England’s second-tier, in a loan deal in January 2014, making eight appearances for the Tykes.
He now looks set to make the move back to MLS and end his time in England, alerting many MLS clubs.
Reports this week have suggested he could make the move back across the pond with a return to MLS with Toronto FC, but the two can’t seem to reach an agreement.
He is currently training with former club FC Dallas, and Dallas could make the move for their former winger but this is unlikely, seeing as they already have a squad of thirty and have filled all three of their designated player slots.
(Photo: Brek Shea spent five years with FC Dallas earlier in his career)
The 24-year-old was omitted from the World Cup squad, after not even making the 30-man provisional squad named by manager Jurgen Klinsmann, but this is not a huge shock, as he only played eleven games in his time in England.
A move back to MLS could be just what is needed for him to regain some confidence, after not scoring in his time in England. His last competitive goal came in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in June last year as he helped the USMNT win the tournament 1-0 against Panama.
Which MLS club could offer the Texan born player a fresh start?