Yossi can be Beckham’s Miami vice

By Danny Caro, March 28, 2014

In June last year, Yossi Benayoun revealed that he would love to finish his career in America. He described a move to the MLS as one of his "favourite options" before signing a loan deal with QPR.

In a week where he scored twice and also saw red, I’m sure the Israeli is keeping very close tabs on the Beckham-revolution in Miami. One last big pay-day would make sense for a player that may not be able to cut it should the Hoops clinch a return to the Premier Division next season.

Given the huge Jewish population in Miami, the 25,000 seater-venue would be smack bang in the tourist area and fans could flock to games before hopping on to a cruise.

It sounds like a match made in heaven as his signature would pull in the crowds, boost merchandise sales and we may even see chicken soup and lockshen and some smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels on the menu.

* Another man with the American bug is Simon Corney who says he will resign as owner of Oldham Athletic if the team is relegated.

A draw at Leyton Orient boosted their hopes of staying up, but Corney said there will be no excuses if they drop into League 2.

"I would consider it a personal failure and would have little option other than to fall on my sword," said Corney who spends much of his time in the States through work commitments.

"I would step down and seriously consider handing the club to the supporters who would have to ensure it ran within its means."

* While most young Jewish boys can only dream of playing international football, it appears Dean Furman is paying the price for success with the South African national team after kicking his heels on the bench at Doncaster Rovers.

The midfield maestro came on for the last few minutes of Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at Burnley, but he hasn’t started for the past five games.

"It’s frustrating for me, but that’s just the way it goes," Furman said. "If the gaffer feels that the travelling’s taking it out of me, and he wants to go with someone else, I have to accept that decision. I have to make sure I’m ready and available for selection whenever he needs me."

* Maccabi GB Scotland are looking for players to represent them in Open Football at the 2015 European Maccabi Games in Scotland.

A spokesman told me: "It’s looking good this time, but we want to open it up to London-based/ English boys with Scottish Heritage."

Be in it to win it and find out more at info@maccabigbscotland.org.

Last updated: 11:31am, March 28 2014