As reported on Soccernet this morning, Everton have announced their first signing of the summer–American midfielder Anton Peterlin. Huh? My first thought when I read this was that they’d mixed up this player’s nationality. I was wrong. Then it hit me: I remember reading one or two stories about Peterlin’s wonder trial at Everton and the very real possibility that he could receive a contract. Receive he did–a 1-year contract for a “nominal” fee. So just who is Peterlin? Well, he’s from San Francisco; he’s (another) defensive mid; he stands at 5-11, 170; and he is a Cal Poly mustang. That’s about all I know. (Don’t worry–we’ll be getting plenty of “Just Who Is Anton Peterlin stories in the near future.)
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m with Kevin (see comments section in linked article)–one more American and we can officially start calling Everton “Amerton”.