American Exports: Clark trying to latch on with Stabaek
AMSTERDAM — Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Ricardo Clark reports all is going well on his trial with Tippeligaen side Stabæk, who are interested in signing the US international on a season-long loan.
The 29-year-old arrived at Stabæk’s La Manga preseason camp on Saturday and worked a 2-0 win over Spanish fourth-tier side Deportivo Minera on Monday. On Wednesday, Clark is slated to go the distance in a friendly against La Liga giants Valencia.
"It's been going good," Clark told MLSsoccer.com from Spain. "I've been training with the team a couple of days and doing some tests."
Clark, whose contract with Eintracht runs until the summer of 2013, has worked just one league contest for the current 2.Bundesliga leaders this term. He went all 90 minutes in their second game of the season, a 1-1 draw in late July against fellow promotion favorites St. Pauli, and has dressed for the club only three times since.
Last season, Stabæk finished safely in 10th in Norway's top division despite winning just one of their last 11 matches. The Blue Ones also employ US international Mikkel Diskerud, but he is out on loan to Belgian champs Gent until summer.
Stabæk begin the new Tippeligaen season with a March 25 visit from Aalesund.