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Neal Kitson and Northampton have parted ways
   August 4, 2012 (8:05 PM) by Howie Michaels
 

It sounds like Kitson has some family issues back home.

The Cobblers have parted company with Neal Kitson after the American goalkeeper had his contract terminated.

Kitson, who made eight first-team appearances and memorably saved penalties in his first two games for the club, will now return to the United States.

“Neal is going home,” confirmed boss Aidy Boothroyd.

“He has some family issues that he needs to resolve and so we have terminated his contract to allow him to go back to the United States.”

 

 
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Tuesday late night links
   April 17, 2012 (10:53 PM) by Matt Benson
 

A few things for Tuesday.

Brian Sciaretta talked to Tab Ramos recently about the U-20 team with their camp talking place in Portland right now.  Of the biggest news, at least in my opinion, it is starting to look like West Ham United left back Danny Potts might not be eligible to play for the US after all.  Boo.

As for some more injury updates.  FC Nordsjaelland doesn’t think Michael Parkhurst’s broken toe will be a long-term issue.  I guess he has been playing with it the last couple weeks and they just want to give him some rest.

Zak Whitbread has missed Norwich City’s last three games with a calf issue.

And as expected, Robbie Rogers will likely miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

Two Americans saw the field today.  Frank Simek went the full 90 minutes in Carlisle United’s 1-0 loss to Stevenage.  And Neal Kitson was credited with an own goal in Northampton Town’s 3-1 loss to Crawley Town.

Speaking of Kitson, Brendan Wimberly has an interview with the goalkeeper up at Yanks Abroad.

Arch Bell, writing for ESPN.com, talked to Claudio Reyna about his vision for US Soccer.

 
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Goalkeeper Neal Kitson has joined Northampton
   January 28, 2012 (10:51 AM) by Howie Michaels
 

We don’t see too many Americans heading to England from the lower levels of professional American soccer, but goalkeeper Neal Kitson has opted to buck that trend. Kitson, a New York City native born to English parents, has departed the Rochester Rhinos of USL-Pro to join Northampton of the Football League Two. Kitson had resigned with the Rhinos in November, but he exercised a clause in his contract allowing him to leave before February 1 if he had an offer from a Major League Soccer or English professional club.

Kitson spent four years at St. John’s, helping the Red Storm reach the semifinals of the 2008 College Cup on the strength of his 0.48 goals against average as a senior. He was drafted by Sporting Kansas City (then the Kansas City Wizards) in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft but was dropped after being diagnosed with an undisclosed sports hernia and fractured pelvis.

He actually earned a bit of viral fame last June after scoring a goal in a 2-2 draw with Antigua Barracuda FC at the Sticky Wicket Stadium (a fantastic stadium name to say the least). That goal (pay special attention to the enthusiastic commentary) means he will join Tim Howard and Brad Friedel as American goalkeepers in England with a goal to their credit in the past.

 

 
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