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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #1
Wednesday October 2, 2013 10:13pm

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Here is a look at some of the new crop of US U-18 players who are headed to France for an international tournament. They will play Poland, France, and the Czech Republic:

GK: Marcinkowski, Caldwell

Defenders: Moore, Gasper, Redding, Palmer-Brown, Donovan

Middies: Hyndman, Kyle Scott, Turner, Baird, Swanson, Akale

Attackers: Novakovich, Rubin, Winn, Selemani, Yomba

Good squad.

I hear that Kyle Scott kid who plays for Chelsea's Academy team is supposed to be damn good. He has had Barcelona, Real Madrid, and other top clubs inquiring about him. He is a dual national of the USA and England, but from what I hear he has a preference for the US.

Novakovich is one to keep an eye on. Big, talented, crafty target striker who could also be on Ramos' radar for the U-20's.

Rubin has recently gone to Utrechts academy, and has been a regular practicing with the first team. Bright future for him who will also be on Ramos' Radar for the next batch of U-20's.

Hyndman has been a fixture for Fulham's academy team, and has garnered a lot of buzz on both sides of the pond.

Turner and Swanson are highly talented DM's, and in Turners case; he is probably on Ramos' U-20 Radar.

Moore a highly rated RB.

Redding is a very smooth CB in possession

Like I said a very talented squad. Hopefully they show well in France.

admsghs27
Post #2
Wednesday October 2, 2013 10:42pm

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Is on the YA front page... lets see how they do.. The Under 17's are also doing great in spain have 2 ties so far and outplayed Real Madrid under 17's recently...

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #3
Wednesday October 2, 2013 10:56pm

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Good looking squad, has a lot of talent. Good to see Scott called up, I know he was high on England before the broken leg.

Rubin, Novakovich, & Hyndman one's to keep your eyes on.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #4
Wednesday October 2, 2013 11:09pm

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Three guys abroad. And all the others in developmental academies. Hope this squad does well. Wish they were on TV.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #5
Wednesday October 2, 2013 11:44pm

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Wonder why Junior Flores isn't on this roster...and a few others..

navi8132
New York
Post #6
Thursday October 3, 2013 12:29am

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Flores turned down invite to concentrate on Bortmund. I think Ritchie Williams put a very bad taste in his mouth. Easy to say him and Subotic are probably lunching talking shit about US youth coaches.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #7
Thursday October 3, 2013 12:41am

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Flores meh. The guy was not in form for the U-17's, and from what I hear was suffering from Freddy Adu disease, acting better than everyone else at Bradenton.

He just needs to put his head down and concentrate at Dortmund because the coaching staff won't put up with any primadonna kind of attitude.

I hope he continues to develop with Dortmund because he does have a natural talent about him.

Bshredder
Post #8
Thursday October 3, 2013 12:43am

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Original post from navi8132

Flores turned down invite to concentrate on Bortmund. I think Ritchie Williams put a very bad taste in his mouth. Easy to say him and Subotic are probably lunching talking shit about US youth coaches.


I'm not saying Williams did everything right or is a good coach

But Williams didn't cut Flores. Williams didn't talk bad about Flores

When a 17 year old & a grown man don't get along, why assume it's the fault of the adult. The last thing you should want from US youth coaches is to kiss young players asses & feed into the egos. Especially have even extra kiddie gloves when it comes to dual nationals

Junior Flores is also eligible for El Salvador - a country that just banned a sizable chunk of players for fixing national team games. That sounds like fun

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #9
Thursday October 3, 2013 1:54am

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Original post from navi8132

Flores turned down invite to concentrate on Bortmund. I think Ritchie Williams put a very bad taste in his mouth. Easy to say him and Subotic are probably lunching talking shit about US youth coaches.


Turning down an invite to focus on Dortmund..that's understandable. I know he has had approaches from El Salvador, but really doubt he will ever accept(as he has never taken them seriously). He is a US player.

admsghs27
Post #10
Thursday October 3, 2013 3:10am

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Original post from Scout92

Turning down an invite to focus on Dortmund..that's understandable. I know he has had approaches from El Salvador, but really doubt he will ever accept(as he has never taken them seriously). He is a US player.


He recently stated he has plenty of interest with El Salvador.. Wont be surprised if he accepts a call up from them before usa..

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #11
Thursday October 3, 2013 4:53am

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Original post from admsghs27

He recently stated he has plenty of interest with El Salvador.. Wont be surprised if he accepts a call up from them before usa..


Well, if he does then he does. The US doesn't need to kiss any youth players butts. And from what I am seeing from the U-15's, U-14's, and this years crop of U-17's all the way up to the U-20's Flores' skillset isn't anything special.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #12
Thursday October 3, 2013 2:04pm

Joined Apr 2013
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Original post from 2tone

Well, if he does then he does. The US doesn't need to kiss any youth players butts. And from what I am seeing from the U-15's, U-14's, and this years crop of U-17's all the way up to the U-20's Flores' skillset isn't anything special.


I hope Flores hasnt lost a years worth of development waiting to start in playing in Dortmund. That would be a shame.

Bshredder
Post #13
Thursday October 3, 2013 3:02pm

Joined Aug 2011
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Original post from admsghs27

He recently stated he has plenty of interest with El Salvador.. Wont be surprised if he accepts a call up from them before usa..


It is career suicide to play for El Salvador. That team is awful. It would be a ridiculous accomplishment for them to qualify for the Hexagonal. I am surprised they even qualified for the Gold Cup this year.

Again, El Salvador just banned over a dozen players for match fixing national team games. Their program won't recover from that for a decade. It's embarrassing and their national team is nothing to be proud of.

My guess is that if Flores makes noise about wanting to play for El Salvador, it's simply that - just noise. If he's serious, then he's crazy. He might be teammates and friends with Subotic (the two also share the same agent), but they're stupid either. So he didn't get a long with his U17 coach (and again, Williams never cut Flores or talked bad publically about him). So what? Everyone has coaches they don't get along with. It's no reason to flush down the toilet any hope of playing a serious international team soccer.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #14
Thursday October 3, 2013 3:23pm

Joined Dec 2012
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Maybe Flores is waiting on and expecting a u20 call up..

He isn't going to El Salvador, that would be a step back in his career. The US still wants him so he isn't going anywhere. El Salvador wants him, but like I said he isn't taken the interest seriously..

tylercocinas
Post #15
Thursday October 3, 2013 4:32pm

Joined Aug 2012
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Original post from admsghs27

He recently stated he has plenty of interest with El Salvador.. Wont be surprised if he accepts a call up from them before usa..


This topic came up in an web interview with Junior & his dad and a Salvadoran TV station. Junior was asked by a fan if he would ever consider playing for ES, to which he replied that he definitely would, if he was no longer in the plans of the US, but for now he is a US player and focused on that.

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