Danny Szetela, most recently with DC United of MLS, is on trial in Poland with Lechia Gdańsk of the Ekstraklasa
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Lechia Gdańsk finished 9th (of 16) last season and made the semifinals of the Polish Cup, so they’re not a bad club in the Polish league. It’s a move that makes sense for Szetela in a lot of ways. Since both his parents were born in Poland, I believe that he speaks the language. I’m not sure how the roster rules are in the Ekstraklasa, but I also believe he has a Polish passport and could therefore be considered a domestic player.
The last couple of years haven’t gone great for Szetela. He scored three goals in the 2007 U-20 World Cup (including a brace against Poland) and parlayed that into a transfer from Columbus to Racing Santander of La Liga. However, he never made any league appearances before being loaned out to Brescia of Serie B, where he made 26 appearances (scoring one goal) over the next 1.5 seasons. Last summer, his contract with Santander was not renewed, and he returned to MLS to join United. He only made four appearances with the Men in Black before being released in the preseason of this year.
It will be interesting to see how this goes for Szetela. He has three caps with the national team, and while not great Poland isn’t a bad league (ranked comparable Norway and Scotland, who had guys on this US roster).