Mike Grella loan to Motherwell canceled

American forward Mike Grella’s loan to Motherwell of the

Scottish Premier League from Leeds of England’s second-tier League

Championship has been canceled because of FIFA regulations.

A day after announcing the loan, Motherwell said on its Web site

Friday that while a player can register for three clubs in a year,

he can play for two.

Motherwell chief executive Leeann Dempster said FIFA rules

”have worked against us, which is extremely disappointing.”

After making just two appearances this season for Leeds, both as

a substitute, the 23-year-old was loaned in October to Carlisle of

England’s third-tier League One, where he scored three goals in 11