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Yes Our Beloved Bad boy is in Germany trying to hook up with the German first division side.

Mathis to go on trial at Hannover
(Jan. 5, 2004) -- U.S. National Team forward Clint Mathis is to go on trial with German Bundesliga side Hannover 96 this week with hopes of a permanent move there.
Mathis, who is out of contract with Major League Soccer, has already been on trial at Cologne and Glasgow Rangers this off-season in hopes of signing a European contract.

According to Hannover's website, Mathis is one of two players on trial there this week along with Polish midfielder Marcin Kus.

Mathis led the MetroStars in scoring this season with 11 goals. He started 7 of 12 games for the U.S. National Team in 2003 scoring a goal against Canada in January. Germany has much less stringent requirements on their work permits, and with Mathis having played in two major tournaments in the past two years (CONCACAF Gold Cup and FIFA World Cup), there would be no hold up on paperwork for him with Hannover.

If the 96ers sign him, he would join National Team teammate Steve Cherundolo at the 11th place Bundesliga side. American Conor Casey also played there last season but has sinced moved onto Karlsruhe in the second division.

Germany is currently on their winter break, and the second half of the season resumes on January 31
 

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OK our beloved vagabond son is on his way back to England to try out with Sunderland as his Future is uncertain with Hanover. So when do you think he will give it up and come home with tail tucked and actually try to put an effort into his game here.
Sunderland is his next stop on his one man whirlwind quest.

Mathis tries his luck at Sunderland

SUNDERLAND, England (Jan. 13, 2004) (AP) _ Unable to get a contract with Leicester City and Glasgow Rangers and unsure of a future with Hannover, American striker Clint Mathis is having a tryout with Sunderland.
Mathis, who has scored 11 goals in 34 outings for the United States, will spend three days on trial at Wearside trying to persuade Sunderland manager Mick McCarthy to sign him.

Mathis has also been training with German club Hannover. If things don't work out with Sunderland, he is expected to return to the Bundesliga club for more trials.

McCarthy is looking for backup for his current strikers, Marcus Stewart, Tommy Smith, Kevin Kyle and Michael Proctor as the Wearsiders, currently in fourth place in division one, bid to return to the Premier League.
 

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Mathis has taken his last kick in the MLS as he agrees to a 3 year contract with Hanover of the German league. Clint who was out of contract with the MLS and wanted to try his luck in Europe.Mathis who had a bad spell at the Metro Stars due to injury and a steady diet of Burger King.
 

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Clint Mathis started his debute much the same as Mcbride by scoring his first goal for the German Side:

Dream Debut for Mathis
By Brian Ply
(Feb. 2, 2004) -- Clint Mathis scored for Hannover as the 96ers opened up the Bundesliga season’s second half with a 3-2 win over Hamburg S.V. The goal marked a dramatic home debut for the former MLS star after impressing Hannover’s coaching staff during training in Turkey and signing a two and a half year deal to join the club last week.

Mathis’ start was controversial as he replaced last season’s Bundesliga scoring leader, Thomas Christiansen. He now combines up top with Mohammadou Idrissou and Canadian Julian de Guzman.

The match opened dimly for the 96ers with Hamburg’s Sergej Barbarez scoring on a header in the seventh minute while Hannover’s central defense was caught napping.

Hannover’s defense stiffened thereafter with U.S. National Team player Steve Cherundolo leading the way with great defensive transition work, helping the 96er midfield establish the lion’s share of ball possession.

Nebojsa Krupnikovic equalized in the 12th minute after a penalty kick for Hamburg midfielder Bernd Hollerbach’s handball. Hannover continued to pressure the Hamburg goal mouth and was rewarded for their offensive aggressiveness as Thomas Brdaric broke open the visitor’s defense and set-up Mathis for his right-footed tally in the 27th minute.

Hannover manager Ralf Rangnick’s other “Winter Break” acquisitions added the eventual winner as Kleber set-up fellow “one name wonder” Jaime’s goal in the 76th minute.

Inattentive defending allowed the visitors to pull a goal back one minute later, incensing Rangnick and forcing his charges to refocus on finishing the game and not squandering the three-point result.

The win provided plenty of encouragement and confidence for Hannover’s youthful side as they face defending league champions Bayern Munich next weekend. This was indeed bolstered after the champion’s unimpressive draw with bottom dwelling Eintracht Frankfurt. The 96er’s tied 3-3 with Bayern after going out to an early 3-1 lead in the season’s second match weekend. The match is set as one of Fox Sports World’s featured Bundesliga games.
 

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This is great for him an the US now maybe people will see that he is good and more guys will wanna come to the MLS prob not. But people will def see that the guy is good now all he needs to do is quit smokeing and he'll be good lol
 
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