According to the website Polish Soca, Arka Gdynia is interested in former FC Dallas defender Aaron Pitchkolan. Pitchkolan had also earned a trial with ŁKS Łódź, but owing to the chaos that that club’s management has been in lately (the club’s president was recently sacked), he was unable to come to a final contract.
According to the Polish Soca report, Arka boss Dariusz Pasieka has invited Pitchkolan to train with the squad. The club is unwilling to make a definitive statement on whether or not Pitchkolan will play for the team.
Pitchkolan played for the Colorado Rapids’ PDL affiliate, the Boulder Rapids, and spent four seasons in FC Dallas where he scored 5 goals. He was traded to the San Jose Earthquakes at the beginning of 2009, and was waived before the start of the current season. Arka is currently two points from the bottom of the Ekstraklasa, and risks being sent back to the lower division where they were last season after a match fixing scandal.
Interestingly, Arka’s press release makes quite a big deal about Pitchkolan playing in the same league as Beckham. Their headline is “He Played Against Beckham, Will He Play for Arka?”
Wow. Not one mention of him playing with Denilson.