I’d like to thank Kristan Heneage from the New York Times Soccer blog, Goal, for mentioning this site in a great article about Luke Rodgers. You can read the full article titled Luke Rodgers Isn’t Giving Up
There really isn’t much to tell since the last post. We all are aware that Luke’s intentions are to stay fit in Lillestrom so he can make a return hopefully this summer in full match condition. However, the only thing stopping him is our own government. Please click the link on the side of the page to sign Luke’s petition. The more that sign will show immigration authorities ties to the USA. Also, please go to the Congressional Action tab and nicely bother the elected officials to look into the case. I listed all their contact information and if you scroll down to the bottom I illustrated the ways to go about it and even wrote out a template e-mail you can utilize.
As far as Luke’s performance in Norway is concerned there is little to report. April 9th Lillestrom was beaten by the small club Odd Genland from Skien, Norway 2-0. Luke Rodgers came into the game as a substitute in the last 20 minutes of the match and could not find the back of the net. However, Lillestrom and Luke are looking to bounce back against rivals Vålerenga from Oslo. The derby will take place 4/15 at 2pm EST at home. This is a huge match as the two teams are fierce rivals. It will be intense so I advise you to watch and see how Luke reacts to the atmosphere. I am sure it will be passionate and entertaining. The clubs absolutely despise one another. I will post the stream an hour before the game starts here. It will be accessible for US and most other countries IP addresses.