Former Leeds United striker Davide Somma has trial period at New York Red Bulls

Davide Somma celebrates after scoring the second goal for Leeds

Leeds fans will have been wondering where their former South African striker has been.

Davide Somma celebrates after scoring the second goal for LeedsDavide Somma celebrates after scoring the second goal for Leeds

Leeds United fans may have to cast their mind back slightly, but most will probably remember their South African striker Davide Somma.

He arrived at Elland Road from San Jose Earthquakes in 2009 and had an intriguing spell at Leeds.

He impressed on trial in the summer of 2009 and was handed a one-year deal at the club. He went on to be fantastic on loan at Lincoln City and become a part of the Leeds United first-team picture. A fan favourite, he scored an impressive 13 goals in 34 appearances at Leeds.

Unfortunately his career in West Yorkshire was brutally impacted by a series of knee injuries. By the time Brian McDermott was in charge, Somma’s career had reached a crossroads. He left on a free transfer in 2013 and Leeds fans have heard little from him since.

But he has just popped up in America on trial with a MLS side. Metro report that Somma, now 31, has just had an unsuccessful trial at New York Red Bulls. It follows a similar stint at the club last autumn.

Leeds United's Davide Somma (C) celebratesLeeds United's Davide Somma (C) celebrates

He is still good friends with former Leeds team-mate Mike Grella, a regular with the Red Bulls, which may have played a role in the trial period. He currently works as a coach at Long Island United and recently welcomed a baby girl into his family (congratulations Davide).

So no contract at Red Bulls for Somma but Leeds fans will be pleased to hear his life is going well across the pond.

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