News broke yesterday that Rangers will be running the rule over American trialists Matt Polster and Andrew Gutman for the next week.
Matt Polster, 25, is a right back or right midfielder and previously faced off against Rangers boss Gerrard in the MLS.
Now, he has rejected a new deal at Chicago Fire and hopes to follow his footballing dream to Europe. Steven Gerrard is also Polster’s idol and he has a solitary USA cap.
Andrew Gutman is a slightly less well-known player, but potentially the more exciting of the two. Gutman was described as “one of the best players in college soccer” by his coach at Indiana Hoosiers, Sasho Cirovski.
You have to feel like American youth football and college football is an untapped resource. There are bound to be some seriously top players in that network and let’s hope Gutman is one of them.
He’s clearly well thought of at that level. Plus, Rangers need a back up left back, which Gutman is.
Gerrard said of the two players: “We’re going to have a look at the two of them for seven or eight day. We’ll see how they do.”
It’s certainly left-of-field but finding these little diamonds in the rough could be huge for Rangers. Let’s hope both players impress and add something new to the team.
In Gutman, we could potentially be signing a player of real talent.