Last season Stuart Holden broke his leg in the USA's friendly against Holland in the lead up to the World Cup Finals, and in the lead up to Bolton's FA Cup Semi-Final against Stoke City the American international has been sidelined for six months.
Holden has been one of the best midfielders in England's Premier League this season. Receiving praise from all over the country in his first full season with Boltan Wanderers; and until his injury had put bigger clubs on notice of his abilities in the center of the park. He has been the best American export this season along with Maurice Edu for Rangers and Steve Cherundelo at Hannover 96. This is yet another set back in his young career. Many my recall Holden's pre-Houston Dynamo days when he played for Sunderland in England. Following a match Holden was beaten up out side a pub/night club and hospitalized. This is a kid who has over come a lot in his career, and hopefully he can do it yet again.