Team America will try to reestablish the winning habit tonight at 8:30 when it meets the Sting in Chicago.
Forward Andrew Parkinson, Team America's leading scorer with two goals and one assist, will rejoin the team for tonight's game. Parkinson missed the West Coast trip because of a migraine headache.
Forward Hugo Perez, acquired from Tampa Bay Wednesday in an effort to improve Team America's offense, will not join the team for tonight's game in which Team America's defense will attempt to stop Chicago midfielder Ricardo Alonso of Argentina, who has 17 points in nine games. Team America gave up goalkeeper Arnie Mausser to get Perez.
The game will be a homecoming for midfielder Rudy Glenn, who played three seasons with the Sting before joining Team America.
Team America, 7-5 after Wednesday's 3-0 loss to Golden Bay, remained on the West Coast after that contest and flew to Chicago yesterday afternoon. That loss ended a four-game winning streak.
Chicago defeated the Cosmos, 3-2, Wednesday in Giants Stadium. The Sting (6-4) is in third place in the NASL Eastern Division. Team America, although the only team with a winning record in NASL's Southern Division, is in second place behind Tulsa on points, 49-45.
Tonight's game will be the second of three straight road games for Team America, which will play the Cosmos July 6.