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Michael Parkhurst has signed with Augsburg
   December 19, 2012 (6:34 AM) by Howie Michaels     Email This Post Email This Post

Michael Parkhurst, out of contract with Danish champions Nordsjælland, has landed in a top five league. He has signed with Augsburg, currently sitting 17th in the Bundesliga.

Augsburg has enjoyed a decade-long rise. They were in the 4th division in 2001-02 and were in the 3rd division as recently as 2005-06. They were promoted to the top tier for the first time after the 2010-11 season.

Famout natives of Augburg include tennis player Philipp Kohlschreiber (a 2012 Wimbledon quarterfinalist ranked #19 in the world) and CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer.

It is hard to imagine both Parkhurst and the Americans at Hoffenheim staying up next year.

15: Wolfsburg 19

16: Hoffenheim: 12 (relegation playoff)

17: Augbsurg: 9 (relegation)

18: SpVgg Greuther Fürth 9 (relegation)

With his move it doesn’t seem likely that he will be at January camp.

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9 Responses to “Michael Parkhurst has signed with Augsburg”

  1. Trent Hill says:

    Not a great move, honestly. Entering the relegation zone in a top five league from a champion and Champion’s League group participant seems ill conceived. Then again, if he puts in a good shift and they do get relegated, I’m sure he’ll get another chance to move.

  2. Gregory says:

    I think this a a good move, even if Parkhurst is playing in the 2Bundeliga. The 2 Bundesliga is on par with the Championship.

  3. Cam says:

    i’d say the 2bundesliga is above the championships level of play…the only problem is that everyone associated with english football will tell anyone who will listen that there league system is the best in the world

  4. Gregory says:

    They are both good leagues. Tim Rheam is only the former MLS player in either league. They are very competitive leagues.

  5. Howie says:

    There are several former MLS guys in the Championship

    Holden (hurt)
    Rogers (on loan to lower team)
    Richards (on January 1)

  6. Cam says:

    also in the 2Bundesliga…

    anthony brooks
    bobby wood
    alfredo morales
    joe gyau

    hopefully im not missing any others

  7. Howie says:

    I was just addressing former MLS players.

  8. Cam says:

    my bad misread the post before

  9. Gregory says:

    Tim Rheam is the only MLS player to logged an official minute in a Championship game this season. I do think you should count as a player in a league if you don’t play in a game.

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