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2tone
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Post #46
Saturday August 2, 2014 2:51pm

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People need to get used to MLS clubs/American soccer developing other nations players.

People freaked out when Najar chose to play for Honduras. FYI he is Honduran not American. Now people are freaking out Fagundez might play for Uruguay. FYI he is Uruguayan not American.

Not every youth player in MLS academies are American players.

There are plenty of Jamaicans, Canadians, Hondurans, El Salvadorans, Mexicans, and South American players in MLS academies/soccer developmental academies.

tylercocinas
Post #47
Saturday August 2, 2014 3:34pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
Original post from 2tone
Fagundez might play for Uruguay. FYI he is Uruguayan not American.


For all intents and purposes and purposes he is both American and Uruguayan, he simply lacks documentation on the American side. These are friendlies so it doesn't really matter in the long run. Additionally, he's played with the U20s previously.

Live490
Texas
Post #48
Saturday August 2, 2014 4:58pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,174
It's not that bad and 2tone right. I rather have Arriola than a Fagundez/Green/chandler who doesn't have to think about it or have the US as a second option.

skangles
DC
Post #49
Saturday August 2, 2014 5:38pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,443
I'm happy that he wants to gain US citizenship but out of all the benefits that provides him, the ability to play for the MNT has to be way down on the list. The good news is that in order to gain citizenship he would need to stick around the MLS for four more years which is great for the league.

With that said, he would be foolish not to accept Uruguay's U20 call up in order to potentially make the MNT in four years. That would be a completely irrational decision.

platter
Jacksonville, FL
Post #50
Saturday August 2, 2014 6:23pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 97
While Uruguay is clearly a strong national team, he may find getting called up easier with them than the USA. Depth is not a strong suit of Uruguayan football. They tend to provide high-end quality (Forlan, Suarez, Cavani) but their 2nd and 3rd teams are big drop offs.
While we may not develop the stars Uruguay does, the USMT is getting deeper by the year. We should have more quality players than any nation with 1% of our population, (at least we'd better) over the next decade.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #51
Sunday August 3, 2014 4:02am

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 999
Original post from Live490

It's not that bad and 2tone right. I rather have Arriola than a Fagundez/Green/chandler who doesn't have to think about it or have the US as a second option.


Keep living in your crap hole...

Live490
Texas
Post #52
Sunday August 3, 2014 4:08am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,174
Lol yeah whatever fool.

Jzaval01
Post #53
Thursday August 14, 2014 12:01am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,315
Personally I think you are american if you feel American and like Alexi lalas said, you feel something when that anthem plays. Regardless Fagundez is not gone yet he knows he wanted in the USA jersey but just cant because of legal terms. If he picks Uruguay then good for him and MLS player in a south American team else he is just as welcomes in the USMNT. Thing that different for Fagundez is he said he would play for which ever nation called him up for Senior national team. He never thought about would he want to play for USA or Uruguay unlike other players mentions above.
http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/08...

skangles
DC
Post #54
Monday January 5, 2015 3:10am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,443
Fagundez is on Uruguay's U-20 CONMEBOL qualification roster. If he plays in the tournament he will be cap tied.

admsghs27
Post #55
Monday January 5, 2015 4:21am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
I'm happy for him he Is Uruguayan by the way not American just like najar with Honduras is kind of a shame us soccer is still recruiting dual nationals no matter if they have a great great great grandparents they still want them. If we can develop players like him then we should do the same with American players.

goods
Post #56
Monday January 5, 2015 5:18am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 563
He is as American as any individual on the USMNT. The kid has been here since he was 5, I would even go so far that he had more of a case for the USMNT than Najar. This is a bad break for USMNT as he was definitely somebody to see for future playing time. However, in a round about way this is a good thing for the MLS. Five years ago a country like Uraguay would not have looked at any individual in MLS. This gives more credibility to the growth of the league, its talent, and development of players.

admsghs27
Post #57
Monday January 5, 2015 6:18am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
I guess so. I would say he is Uruguayan American. Say i go live in China for 5 or 10 years or so, does that make me more Chinese ???

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #58
Monday January 5, 2015 6:30am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,450
Congrats to him.

I think having an MLS/American bred soccer player on a Uruguayan U-20 team is pretty cool.

I am not mad at all about this. His parents never put in the paperwork to get US citizenship. They never even applied for green cards. It's on his parents IMO.

Good luck to him, and hopefully he makes a good mark for Uruguay's U-20's. It will be a ringing endorsement of MLS and USSF development IMO.

admsghs27
Post #59
Monday January 5, 2015 7:14am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Honestly I think MLS is on limbo right now can't say we are getting better until we win international tournaments and perform great vs other top clubs world wide and get huge interest from the world for our players and prospects.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #60
Monday January 5, 2015 8:02am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,158
Good luck to him. He's a bright young star.

Just sad to see that hes been in Massachusetts damn near his whole life and no citizenship. It wasn't meant to be but I'll be rooting for him.

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