New York Red Bulls' defender Richard Eckersley has been keeping busy. In April, he was training in Spain with Elche. That was before Elche was pitched into crisis - a crisis that has abated and which the club has celebrated by signing another former Red Bull: Armando Lozano.
But Eckersley didn't stick around in Spain. Instead, he returned home to England. A trial with Southend United didn't work out, but he may have better luck with Swindon Town FC.
This weekend, club chairman Lee Power took time out from developing innovative media strategies (the club recently announced it was cutting ties with local media in favor of channeling all its news through an app) to confirm the team is interested in adding Eckersley to its roster.
Swindon opened its League One campaign with a 4-1 home win over Bradford City, but the squad is small and young: Eckersley would be just the second player in the team over the age of 25 - and he is 26.
Soccerway believes the deal is done - the site lists Eckersley as part of Swindon's squad - but an official announcement does not seem to have been made. Yet.
The player was not in the squad named for the Robins' Capital One Cup match on August 11.