|Birth Date:||13 Oct 1984|
|Birthplace:||Missouri, United States|
|Joined:||1 July 2010|
American defender Frank Simek joined United on a two-year deal in the summer of 2010.
Missouri-born Simek moved to England with his family as a youngster and was picked up as a schoolboy by Arsenal.
He was allowed to return to the United States to play for St Louis University High School but was soon recalled by the Gunners for Youth team action.
He made one appearance for the Arsenal first team and enjoyed loan spells with QPR and Bournemouth as his reputation started to grow.
Sheffield Wednesday swooped to grab his signature in July 2005 and he made 130 first-team appearances at Hillsborough before being released.
A full USA international, with five caps to his name, his last call-up came in March 2010 although he did not feature in the 2-1 friendly defeat against Holland.