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#3387: Immigration Problems Sideline Vorbe (fwd)


Friday April 28 12:34 AM ET 

 Immigration Problems Sideline Vorbe

 PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Sebastien Vorbe's regular season debut with the
Los Angeles Galaxy will be delayed because of immigration problems.   
Vorbe, a Haitian national team midfielder, signed with the Galaxy on
Tuesday and  hoped to play Saturday against the New York-New Jersey
MetroStars in East Rutherford, N.J. But Vorbe has had problems with
getting a work permit, a team spokesman said Thursday. It was uncertain
when Vorbe, 23, would be able to play for the Galaxy. Further
complicating matters is Vorbe's commitment to play for Haiti in World
Cup qualifiers in May. Vorbe played with the Galaxy during the preseason
and scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Talleres de Cordoba of
the Argentine First Division on March 8 in Argentina. Vorbe played for
Florida International in 1997 and `98, and scored nine goals in 37