Saturday, August 25, 2007

Toe takes out Tino

From the NY press release:

Transaction: New York Red Bulls sign midfielder/forward Francis Doe and place midfielder/forward Santino Quaranta on the season-ending injury list.

Francis Doe, who has been training with the Red Bulls for the past month, was most recently with Greek Super League side Atromitos FC for the last two years. During his time there, the 21-year-old played in 34 league games, finding the back of the net eight times. Doe also played 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss to Spanish La Liga side, Sevilla, in the UEFA Cup on September 14, 2006. The Liberian was also with USL First Division side, the Minnesota Thunder, in 2004 and 2005. He started his career at Ghanaian club, Buduburam FC.

On the international level, Doe has represented Liberia at the 2006 World Cup qualifiers as well as in the 2008 African Cup qualifying stages.

Quaranta was acquired by the Red Bulls on June 29 from the Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for a conditional fourth round 2008 MLS SuperDraft pick. He has appeared in three games since joining the Red Bulls before picking up a right toe sprain that has sidelined him.

Francis Doe - #30
Position: Midfielder/Forward
Pronunciation: DOH
Height: 5-8
Weight: 150
Birthdate: December 25, 1985
Previous Club: Atromitos FC (Greece)


Jonathan Geissler said...

Francis looked very good tonight after entering the match for Jozy Altidore in the 70th minute.

He's short, but he has good speed and excellent dribbling abilities (at least from the 20 minutes I have seen).

Toddzilla said...

I think it's pronounced, "D'oh!" They need to spell-check their bio.