American Exports: Stuart Holden reportedly to sign new one-year contract to stay at Bolton
According to a Wednesday report on ESPNFC.com, Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden will sign a new one-year contract after agreeing to a new deal with the club.
The report states that Holden, who has made only nine league appearances since a devastating cruciate knee injury in March 2011, will re-sign with the Championship club next month after the upcoming round of US national team games in June.
The 27-year old midfielder was called into head coach Jurgen Klinsmann's national team camp — beginning on May 26 — ahead of friendlies against Belgium and Germany, and World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica, Panama and Honduras — May 29 to June 18.
Over the last 24 months, Holden has dealt not only with the cruciate ligament injury suffered in a tackle by Manchester United's Jonny Evans, but also numerous setbacks and follow up operations stemming from the inury along the road to recovery. Holden made four starts during a month-long loan move to League 1 side Sheffield Wednesday at the tail end of the 2012-13 season, and only four substitute appearances for Bolton after returning from injury.
He also has a pretty cool, nine-episode YouTube series with KICKTV chronicling his road to recovery that's well worth watching, if you haven't seen it already.
Holden is training this week with his former MLS team, the Houston Dynamo, in order to better prepare himself for Klinsmann's camp:
— HoustonDynamo (@HoustonDynamo) May 21, 2013