American defender Zak Whitbread could be the next U.S.-born player to make the climb from the League Championship to the Premier League after his club, Norwich City, earned promotion on Monday.
Norwich secured passage to the Premier League with a 1-0 victory against Portsmouth on a goal from Canadian national team striker Simeon Jackson. Whitbread played 90 minutes in the match for the club he joined as a free agent from Millwall a year ago.
Whitbread impressed enough during the season with Norwich City to earn a call-up to the U.S. national team for the team's March friendlies, but a back injury kept him from joining the team. Now, with his recent form for Norwich, Whitbread has to be considered a candidate to earn a place on the U.S. Gold Cup Team.
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