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Scout92
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Post #16
Thursday November 14, 2013 7:20pm

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More concerning to me right now is bosnia..they a have their eye on quite a few American made youth talents. As we have a large population of bosnians, they seem to be tracking kids and prospects have even turned up in there media. A good example is Amar Sejdic, he is impressing at Vitesse, from kentucky and previously played for US U15s. They are tracking him hard..

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #17
Thursday November 14, 2013 7:24pm

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Article I found awhile back.

http://www.bigsoccerbosnia.com/19/post/2013/0...

There is to be even more kids to pop up later.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #18
Thursday November 14, 2013 7:34pm

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Yeah I mentioned that on my Eric Gomez thread. Bosnia has a very good plan to recruit Bosnian-American players.

I have a feeling more countries will start doing this.

Poland was scouting Miazga (a highly talented CB for the Red Bulls) very hard. He was even invited to a few of their youth teams, Miazga now looks to be settled with the US U-20's. But he has stated that he does not have a preference. Whichever country wants him more.

stone88
Post #19
Thursday November 14, 2013 7:37pm

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ESPN E60 report on exactly this topic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1ZSdxPNx9c

Jzaval01
Post #20
Thursday November 14, 2013 7:43pm

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Yeah i mixed up the Junior Flores being Mexico. Anyways the bigger picture is that the USA is producing so much talent that everyone is going to try to leech off us. There is going to be so much talent here that we wont know what to do with it so that hard to evade. Regardless I am not worried for the USMNT. I would estimate about 75% would come to us for the shear fact that we are in the world cup everytime. Thats one huge reason. Yes Bosnia made it being in an easier group but no every four year will they be that lucky. I worry for the league and not capturing this talent. Already the USA is better than mexico as a team so i dont worry about who chooses who. They cant get 100% of the talent, some are bound to choose us. Just so stupid mexico can make silly promises like that. European starlet

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #21
Thursday November 14, 2013 7:44pm

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Original post from 2tone

Yeah I mentioned that on my Eric Gomez thread. Bosnia has a very good plan to recruit Bosnian-American players.

I have a feeling more countries will start doing this.

Poland was scouting Miazga (a highly talented CB for the Red Bulls) very hard. He was even invited to a few of their youth teams, Miazga now looks to be settled with the US U-20's. But he has stated that he does not have a preference. Whichever country wants him more.


Oh just saw that.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #22
Thursday November 14, 2013 7:49pm

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There are big Polish communities in Chicago and New York. When Poland and the USMNT played in Chicago back in the fall of 2010 the stadium was filled with Polish-Americans cheering for Poland, even though the USMNT has been more successful than Poland has the past decade.

Just imagine Brad Guzan or Erik Lichaj(who are of Polish ancestry and from Chicago) playing for Poland instead of the US. These are the challenges that US soccer is going to have heading into the future.

bbakerxyz
Post #23
Thursday November 14, 2013 8:07pm

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Since when does Mexico have trouble identifying young talent? It seems like they win a youth WC every other year.

But I am all for giving a very slight bump to any player coming in the ranks that has a legitimate opportunity to represent another country. Only makes sense. Just a slight bump though. Other than Gil, I don't see any of the guys on our last U20 WC team ready for a call up with this "slight bump."

It does seem like Arriola should get a call up pronto.

stone88
Post #24
Thursday November 14, 2013 8:11pm

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Original post from bbakerxyz

Since when does Mexico have trouble identifying young talent? It seems like they win a youth WC every other year.

But I am all for giving a very slight bump to any player coming in the ranks that has a legitimate opportunity to represent another country. Only makes sense. Just a slight bump though. Other than Gil, I don't see any of the guys on our last U20 WC team ready for a call up with this "slight bump."

It does seem like Arriola should get a call up pronto.


They're just doing this to fuck with the US system. No way they need these Mex-American KIDS that bad, they already have a ton of good youth level players.

blaise213
Post #25
Thursday November 14, 2013 8:15pm

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Original post from tylercocinas

So much wrong with this ha.


Go watch the game where eddie johnson posterized the mexican dude

Aint nothing wrong with that comment.. The evidence is in all our sports

Jzaval01
Post #26
Thursday November 14, 2013 8:18pm

Joined May 2013
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If mexico was good at making talent than they wouldnt have to rely on us to beat Panama just so they can make it to WC playoff. This squad that mexico now has players that were involved in the 2005 peru U17 world cup but have absolutely nothing to show for it. The truth is this youth tournament dont really say anything about Mexico. If mexico was good at producing any talent they would still be dominating Concacaf. But the fact is they are not. They're Federation is out sync which prevents them from any success

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #27
Thursday November 14, 2013 8:33pm

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Original post from blaise213

I could care less

MLS will become an attractive league sooner than later and theres nothing mexico can do about it.

Besides, mexican talent is cool and all but they are not producing any world class talent. I'll take a brazilian american or argentine american over a mexican amercican any day.

We need to tap into our african american demographic anyways.....

They are bigger, faster, stronger, and can jump higher than any mexican/mexican american... Go look at eddie johnsons goal in the us vs mexico game.


Soccer will never out weight football or basketball in the US for african americans...lost hope..

blaise213
Post #28
Thursday November 14, 2013 8:57pm

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Original post from Scout92
A good example is Amar Sejdic, he is impressing at Vitesse, from kentucky and previously played for US U15s. They are tracking him hard..


Speaking of your boy Amar Sejdic

USA prospects just retweeted his comment:

Amar Sejdič ‏@AmarSejdic
Getting a call up with the Bosnian National Team soon! Hard work pays off.

Jzaval01
Post #29
Thursday November 14, 2013 10:35pm

Joined May 2013
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Based on how his background look he seems to feel more Bosnian than American.

tylercocinas
Post #30
Friday November 15, 2013 1:22am

Joined Aug 2012
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Original post from blaise213

Go watch the game where eddie johnson posterized the mexican dude

Aint nothing wrong with that comment.. The evidence is in all our sports


NHL? MLB? Don't get it twisted I'm all for getting all children of all backgrounds more involved in the sport but the skills needed to play soccer as opposed to football or basketball are completely different. You can't just say we need more Arian Fosters, Richard Sherman's or Brons in soccer because those skills don't necessarily translate across the sports. Or to put it simply, just cause you play in the league doesn't mean you would have been able to play pro soccer.

Secondarily, African Americans are not inherently more athletic than any other racial group. There are so many socio-economic and historical factors that play into why two of our major pro sports leagues are dominated by one particular group that to say that Black athletes are just naturally bigger, faster and stronger is nothing but a cop out, straight up.

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