No word from Phoenix FC yet, but the Daily Express reports that Scottish player Darren Mackie is on the way to the Valley of the Jakes:
Freed Aberdeen striker Darren Mackie has been offered the chance to resurrect his career in America with Phoenix FC.
He started in the Aberdeen FC youth system in Scotland, and has played for that team ever since except for a short loan spell in 2004.
He managed 58 goals in 312 appearances with the club, which the Sabotage Times notes isn’t the best record:
Darren Mackie, a striker who scores 58 goals in 14 trophy-less years is pretty much a leveller to any hopes those fans had. That’s 312 appearances, or one in five. The other four consisting of said fans face-palming for 90 minutes and wondering what kind of blackmail deal he had going with the latest manager.
To be fair to Mackie, he’s had injury problems as of late and the team has had a series of management changes.
Snark aside, he’s relatively young for an international coming to play for a third division side (he’s 30) and the experience he’s got playing in the UEFA Cup is going to be a good thing for the younger American players that Phoenix FC signs.