New Zealand international Simon Elliott is currently training with Fulham as part of a trial to see if could join earn a permanent deal with the Premier League club.

The experienced midfielder has become a fixture in Major League Soccer after playing college football with Stanford University. He spent four seasons with the Los Angeles Galaxy before joining Columbus Crew in 2004. Elliott came to the attention of Fulham manager Chris Coleman during the club’s American pre-season tour and was invited to train at Motspur Park as the Whites considering strengthening their midfield options after a first-team injury crisis.

Elliott, who was ever present in the Crew’s 2005 season, won a series of honours with the Galaxy – including the CONCACAF Champions League in 2000, the US Open Cup the following year and the MLS Cup and Supporters’ Shield in 2002. He has been a regular in the New Zealand national side since making his debut against Singapore in February 1995.