Parkhurst Makes It Official

Parkhurst Makes It Official

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On December 9, 2008
  • FC Nordsjaelland, Michael Parkhurst, Winter Transfers
Michael Parkhurst in his new uniform. (via FC

Michael Parkhurst in his new uniform. (via FC Nordsjaelland)

Talk about someone wanting to go to Europe at any cost. Now former New England Revolution defender Michael Parkhurst is set to join Danish club FC Nordsjaelland today.

The most interesting part of all this came out about his contract with the Danish side. He is set to make roughly as much as $250,000, plus bonuses and incentives according to Steve Goff. Last year in MLS, Parkhurst made $148,000. It shouldn’t have been much of a stretch for the Revs to bump up his salary for 2009 but this shows me just how badly Parkhurst wanted to go abroad.

“I just felt like with me being the age I am, and being out of contract, that if I ever wanted to try and make it in Europe, this was the time,” said Parkhurst. “Now that I’m still young and have the opportunity to do it, I felt like it was something I needed to do to further my career.”

“It could be a good steppingstone for me.”

As much as I hate to see a great young player in MLS leave, I have to tip my hat to them for trying their hand elsewhere. I’m sure Parkhurst will make us all proud over in Denmark and I wish him the best. Now the big question comes up for New England, who is going to replace Parkhurst?