Spector could find niche at left fullback 

August, 25, 2009
08/25/09
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For U.S. fans convinced Jonathan Spector should return to the starting eleven when the Americans resume World Cup qualifying Sept. 5 vs. El Salvador (8 p.m. ET, ESPN Classic), it was heartening to see the 23-year-old defender go 90 minutes for West Ham in its 2-1 loss to English Premier League leader Tottenham on Sunday.

Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.

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