Eskandarian On Trail In Belgium

Eskandarian On Trail In Belgium

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On December 15, 2007
  • 6 Comments

Sometimes you have to leave the country to look for work when you are a member of Real Salt Lake. Alecko Eskandarian is having to do just that, mainly because he will more than likely have trouble staying at Real next season and he probably wants yet another change of scenery.

Esky has popped up in Belgium looking for a job at Standard Liege. If that name rings a bell it’s because it’s Gooch Onyewu’s club. Apparently he is on trial there with the club.

I suppose Belgium is an upgrade to some degree to Salt Lake city, less Mormons or something. Honestly I would love to see Esky go abroad this winter and get on with a club like Standard Liege. Sure he is a favorite of mine in the MLS but I think this would be a solid move for him if he can get on elsewhere. I really felt that Salt Lake was a horrible location for him to end up at, at least in Toronto he was getting a lot of love from the fans and getting the quality PT that he needs.

So add Esky to the growing list of MLSers abroad on trail this winter. I am sure something will come of it for most of them…

  • drew

    Is Alecko American? Just wondering, as I've never been able to figure that out. Obviously, he's not good enough for the national team, but I'm just curious.

  • drew

    Is Alecko American? Just wondering, as I’ve never been able to figure that out. Obviously, he’s not good enough for the national team, but I’m just curious.

  • MHC

    I believe he is American-born. His father Andranik played for Iran in the 1978 World Cup and also with the Cosmos.

  • MHC

    I believe he is American-born. His father Andranik played for Iran in the 1978 World Cup and also with the Cosmos.

  • me

    Esky isn't going to Europe because of RSL's problems or geography.<br />
    It's because Esky really sucks and even RSL doesn't want him.

  • me

    Esky isn’t going to Europe because of RSL’s problems or geography.
    It’s because Esky really sucks and even RSL doesn’t want him.