James McFadden set for talks over American dream


BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press

Former Scotland internationalist James McFadden is set to learn whether he has done enough to realise his American dream with Philadelphia Union.

The 32-year-old, who has been a free agent since leaving St Johnstone at the end of last season, has impressed Union manager Jim Curtin in training during the last three weeks.

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McFadden has been training with the Union for last three weeks (Pic: Twitter @KevinKCBS3)


Curtin now plans to hold talks with the 48-times capped former Motherwell, Everton, Birmingham City and Sunderland playmaker after Sunday’s final game of the season against Orlando City.

Curtin said: “We’ll sit down at the end of the year after Orlando and we’ll make some evaluation on that.

“He did a great job when he was in, did everything he could. I think he was fit, he played at his highest level possible and showed very well for himself.

“We had a good talk with him at the end and told him where we’re at in terms of our roster.

“Obviously, there’s no flexibility now to sign anyone. But, he did a good job in his short time here, everything he could, and we’ll have a discussion after the Orlando game with him about what makes sense moving forward.”