Robbie Findley, best-known for starting in a World Cup knockout match, has not had the most memorable two-year adventure in England. After signing with Championship club Nottingham Forest as a free agent in December 2010, he suffered a couple of injuries that limited him to just two appearances in the back end of the 2010-11 season. He played a supporting role for Nottingham last year (27 appearances, 6 goals in all competitons) but disappeared from the Forest lineup in the latter part of 2011-12 before going off on loan to League Two earlier this season, where he didn’t really do anything.
His MLS rights are owned by the Portland Timbers, who picked him in the 2010 expansion draft despite his declared intentions to head abroad. Now, according to Ives, his old club, Real Salt Lake (where he scored the equalizing goal in their 2009 MLS Cup victory), has traded for his rights and plans to bring him back.