Today’s kicker articles featuring the Yanks: FRANKIE HEJDUK... Kicker’s main headline today is „LAST CALL – THE DOORS ARE CLOSING“. One of the sub-stories is: THE LUCKY ONE Hejduk: New start at FC St. Gallen On Saturday he still was on Leverkusen’s tribune. On Sunday he flew to Switzerland with GM Ilja Kaenzig. On Tuesday Frankie Hejduk was having new colleagues – the pros of FC St. Gallen. The US player with 44 caps signed until the end of the season with the Swiss traditional club, afterwards he can leave as free transfer. Hejduk: “I’m lucky that it worked. They expect me to guide the team”. He wasn’t having this status in Leverkusen. Kaenzig is appreciating that he never complained despite of that: “A super pro. He deserves a new chance”. GREGG BERHALTER… …Kicker article on Cottbus: BERHALTER: CONTRACT UNTIL 2004 ... [they start reporting on Sebök, Termina and Brasilia who all can leave the club] Meanwhile the first new transfer is completed. The defender Gregg Berhalter (29) comes as a free transfer. The US national player with 29 caps played at the WC 2002 the games vs. Mexico (rated 4) and Germany (rated 3). His former clubs are Zwolle (94-96), Sparta Rotterdam (96-98) and Cambuur (98-00). Since summer 2000 he was under contract at Crystal Palace, but last year he only had 14 games (1 goal) in the First Division. Cottbus is still interested in Kaiserslautern’s defender Tomasz Klos though. TONY SANNEH… … kicker: Mr Geenen, you’re driving to England this week to talk with Premier League clubs about a transfer of Anthony Sanneh. Edgar Geenen (GM): That’s true, we want to get rid off players due to financial reasons. I think a transfer of Sanneh is rather improbable. CORY GIBBS/ST. PAULI… …the situation with the coach is that Siegen’s Ingo Peter is still the favourite solution. Peter spoke to his club and did not decide yet. He first wants to coach his team in the 1.leg of the DFB-cup and then he’ll announce his decision. The chances are 50-50. DFB-CUP, 1. ROUND, WEEKEND PREVIEW: After Cory Gibbs still was injured in St Pauli’s 2-1 victory vs D4 team Tennis Borussia Berlin, plenty of other Yanks are starting into cup action this weekend: Trier vs Nürnberg (Sat, 3.30): Augenthaler doesn’t change the team that defeated Hannover, which means that Sanneh stays in the central defence. With D2 promoted team Trier, Nürnberg is expecting a difficult task. Burghausen vs Cottbus (Sat, 3.30): kicker doesn’t expect Berhalter in the starting team, but they probably didn’t know about the transfer when printing this page. Sanneh and Berhalter have the only D2 vs D1 duels. Siegen vs Oberhausen (Sun, 3.00): van Buskirk and Lukin are expected to start vs the favourites of D2. Might be the last game for coach Ingo Peter in Siegen. Bremen Ama vs Bayern Munich (Sat, 3.30): Salyer didn’t have a minute yet and so he’ll have to be patient and hope for a substitution against the record champion. Aalen vs Hannover (Sat, 3.30): Hannover will start with Cherundolo, but still without Casey. Hannover’s aim is to gain self-confidence for the league, but Aalen (D3) is a tricky opponent with a good run at the moment. Unterhaching vs Mainz (Fri, 7.00): Mainz is favourite against the D3 team of Munich’s south. Gibson and Duhaney are not expected to play. Eventually take a look at Mainz Ama vs Rostock (Sun, 5.00), if they didn’t play for the pro team, they might help out to surprise the undefeated Bundesliga site. Braunschweig vs Reutlingen (Fri, 7.00): the D2 game of the last weekend (1-2) again in the cup competition. Thomas will probably start again. LEAGUE ACTION: PHILIP SALYER… again did not play in the 0-1 loss of Bremen Ama in Aue yesterday. This game was played earlier as both teams qualified for the cup competition. JOE ENOCHS… starts against KFC Uerdingen as central mid this weekend (Sat, 2.00). ADAM MAURER… ‘s transfer was not known by kicker when printing the page. Due to lacking alternative he might have his premier for SC Verl vs Wattenscheid (Sat, 2.00). PAYNE/LAWSON/MASON/SHOFFNER – Neunkirchen vs Elversberg is the only D3 South game of the weekend (all other games moved to Wednesday). Shoffner and Lawson will probably face the bench again; Mason is still injured, Payne starts. PELLEGRINO MATARAZZO: the reason for his substitution last weekend was not related to his performance. The doctors feared a broken nose, but it is just a bruise.