Chhetri closing in for MLS debut

New Delhi: Indian striker Sunil Chhetri`s
Major League Soccer debut may not be too far away as his club
Kansas City Wizards on Thursday said he will be soon included in the
18-man match-day squad.

Chhetri signed for KC Wizards in late March and has made
his debut for the Kansas-based side in the Lamar Hunt US Open
match against Colorado Rapids in April. He is yet to make his
debut in MLS, which is halfway through this season.

"Hopefully he will be able to make the 18-man active
roster sometime in the coming weeks," KC Wizards Public
Relations Officer Dave Borchardt told reporters in an e-mail.

Chhetri has also a chance to play against the likes of
Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Dimitar Berbatov and
Edwin Van der Sar in KC Wizards friendly match against
Manchester United on July 25.

"The teams (KC Wizards and Manchester United) are still
finalising how many players will be available for the gameday
roster as well as how many substitutions will be allowed," he
said when asked about Chhetri playing against Manchester

KC Wizards are now placed fifth in the eight-team Eastern
Conference of the MLS with 15 points from 15 matches. They
have won four, lost eight and drawn three.

Manchester United have confirmed that star players Ryan
Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Darren Fletcher, Dimitar
Berbatov and Edwin Van der Sar will play in the friendly at KC
Wizards newly renovated Arrowhead Stadium on July 25.


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