Central defender Michael Parkhurst, formerly of the New England Revolution, reportedly has come to an agreement to join Danish club FC Nordsjaelland.
The 24-year-old MLS standout previously had stated his desire to play in Europe and now it appears his wish is about to be granted. The Danish Superliga club has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday.
"We've known for close to a year, if not a little longer, of [Parkhurst's] desire to playing in Europe once his existing MLS deal expired," said Mike Burns, Revolution vice president of player personnel. "So it's disappointing to lose a player like Michael, we respect his position on the matter and wish him luck.
"He's in a unique situation with his Irish passport. He and his rep made it very clear of his desire to go and play in Europe. We expected this to happen. And we move in. It was part of the thought process when we had the opportunity to sign [Costa Rican international Gabriel] Badilla. That played into the decision."
Parkhurst, the 2007 MLS Defender of the Year, has spent his entire MLS career with the Revolution, having made 115 appearances since 2005. He has also won four caps as part of the U.S. men's national team.