Aug. 6, 2003
MANCHESTER, England (Wednesday, August 6, 2003) - When the U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team arrived in Manchester, England last week to play its World Championship preparation matches, it wasn't the first trip to the city for central defender Jonathan Spector. And it won't be his last. At 16 years of age, Spector has already signed a contract with Manchester United and will begin playing with the club's U-19 and reserve teams in September as a defender. Read about his strange journey from limited playing time as a forward with the U-17 MNT to signing as a defender with one of the best football clubs in the world.