De Vos off to the States

JASON De Vos has been seduced by the lure of the MLS and flies to America this week to link up with the Chicago Fire.But Ipswich Town fans should not panic as the Blues skipper is only going to the Toyota Stadium in the Windy City to do media work for Canadian television covering visitors Toronto FC on Saturday.

By Derek Davis

JASON De Vos has been seduced by the lure of the MLS and flies to America this week to link up with the Chicago Fire.

But Ipswich Town fans should not panic as the Blues skipper is only going to the Toyota Stadium in the Windy City to do media work for Canadian television covering visitors Toronto FC on Saturday.

The Blues skipper said how he was looking forward to a future in broadcasting - but not for a while yet. De Vos said: “I have done media work before and covered the World Cup in 2002 for Canadian television which I thoroughly enjoyed.

“There was an opportunity for me to be involved in working for television during the Under-20s World Cup which Jaime Peters is playing in but it was more important for me to focus on Ipswich Town and our pre-season training.

“I'm very excited about what is happening at Ipswich right now. Not just for this coming season but for the future too and I fully intend to play my part, especially over the next couple of years.Toronto FC, coached by former Glasgow Rangers and Everton striker Mo Johnston, include former Norwich City and Nottingham Forest defender Jim Brennan in their ranks along with Danny Dichio who has netted five goals in nine games since joining them from Preston in April.

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De Vos said: “I keep a close on eye on how Toronto do and they have made a good start to the MLS season.

“But due to the Under 20s World Cup they are having to play on the road all the time at the moment and are struggling a bit for it.” The Firewere at David Beckham's new side LA Galaxy on Wednesday and return today, with De Vos flying out tomorrow.

n Blues goalkeeping coach Andy Rhodes is to spend next week at Bayern Munich observing their goalkeeping coaching methods.

derek.davis@archant.co.uk

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