U.S. defender Jonathan Spector signs new two-year deal at Birmingham

Friday May 15th, 2015

Feel free to remove Jonathan Spector from the list of U.S. internationals potentially coming to MLS this season. 

Spector signed a new two-year deal with Birmingham on Friday, committing to the England League Championship side amid reported interest from MLS

Instead of following the footsteps of a number of other U.S. players back stateside, the versatile Spector will remain at St. Andrews, where he's been a fixture since heading there from West Ham in 2011.

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​Spector, 29, endured an injury-riddled 2014-15 campaign and made 26 appearances for Birmingham, which finished the Championship season in 10th place. Spector's last call-up for the U.S. men's national team came in March 2014, though he did not play in a friendly against Ukraine in Cyprus.

A member of the 2010 U.S. World Cup team, Spector last played for the national team in February 2012, as a second-half substitute in a 1-0 win over Italy.

Spector's signing ensures a continued American presence at Birmingham, after U.S. Under-23 defender Will Packwood was let go following the season.

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