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Scout92
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Post #1
Tuesday December 17, 2013 7:54am

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A potential U20 player and just signed with Leeds United.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/25370084

Highlights:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-O9h2bDEuA

dunlopp9987
Post #2
Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:12am

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Kid's got pace, and looks like he has some strength to fight off challenges. Reminds me a little of Brek Shea, but less incompetent. Would've been nice to have a Yank come all the way through the famed Southampton academy, but wish the kid all the best.
COYB!!
blaise213
Post #3
Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:18am

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He reminds me of a better version of gyasi zardes

Damn his possession skills are ridiculous....

Potential U20? Dude there is nobody on the USMNT senior team with those ball skills... LOL

Next cycle is going to be off the hook!

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #4
Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:43am

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Yeah kid looked great in the highlights, good dribbling, strength, and possession. I'm still wondering why Southhampton let him go...

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #5
Tuesday December 17, 2013 4:50pm

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Good luck to him. But I wonder why Southhampton released him.

Sounds like he will be getting first team minutes with Leeds. Hopefully he impresses, and gets a long term contract.

If not I would urge MLS teams to put a discovery claim on him.

blaise213
Post #6
Wednesday December 18, 2013 1:53am

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Original post from 2tone

Good luck to him. But I wonder why Southhampton released him.


Happens all the time in sports. Probably wasnt a good fit for their system.

I'll be paying attention to Leeds matches from now on. He's the style of player I want on the national team. All the Leeds fans are getting excited for this guy from all the comments I've read.

I guess Leeds lacks some wingers (kinda like the USMNT)

camparkinson
Post #7
Wednesday December 18, 2013 7:56am

Joined Aug 2012
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Wow great highlight reel, would love to see him a part of any kind of camp he'll accept an invite to. Big, strong, fast, quick, looks like a great winger prospect.

tjsoccer93
Columbus, OH
Post #8
Wednesday December 18, 2013 8:12am

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 34
GIVE HIM A CHANCE.

This is what I'm talking about. If we don't want to try Adu, why not try someone similar? We need someone who can play like that...that video is sick. The MLS needs players like that (like that Riquelme guy), people that make HIGHLIGHTS. Why do we have to lose? Why not try this guy ONCE instead of Beckerman and Davis?

I just googled the Leeds youth academy and apparently it's one of the most youth academies in England!!!! THat's our style, we need guys playing there. This could be great.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #9
Wednesday December 18, 2013 9:24am

Joined Sep 2012
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Yeah totally, before he's played any first team minutes. Call him up!

Bshredder
Post #10
Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:21pm

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The word is that he didn't do well recently on a Bolton trial

Kid sounds inconsistent

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #11
Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:23pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,394
Original post from tjsoccer93

GIVE HIM A CHANCE.

This is what I'm talking about. If we don't want to try Adu, why not try someone similar? We need someone who can play like that...that video is sick. The MLS needs players like that (like that Riquelme guy), people that make HIGHLIGHTS. Why do we have to lose? Why not try this guy ONCE instead of Beckerman and Davis?

I just googled the Leeds youth academy and apparently it's one of the most youth academies in England!!!! THat's our style, we need guys playing there. This could be great.


Pump the brakes. He hasn't even started playing regular football(soccer) yet. He has great talent that's for sure, but he just signed a short term deal which means Leeds need to see if he is worth signing long term. He is a way's from senior NT soccer. If he gets regular time at Leeds I hope Ramos calls this kid up.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #12
Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:24pm

Joined Dec 2012
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Original post from Bshredder

The word is that he didn't do well recently on a Bolton trial

Kid sounds inconsistent


Yeah heard that too, mostly rode the bench there..

admsghs27
Post #13
Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:29pm

Joined Nov 2012
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No one cant rate a player until they play 1st team football. Im sure brad Davies looked better than that in his old videos at high school, scrimmages. Last I heard of him he wasnt even good enough to make Southampton reserves. I guess he is inconsistent. Hopefully he breaks out and is playing somewhere good a couple yrs down the road.

kicksNgiggles10
Birmingham
Post #14
Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:32pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 569
Original post from tjsoccer93

GIVE HIM A CHANCE.

This is what I'm talking about. If we don't want to try Adu, why not try someone similar? We need someone who can play like that...that video is sick. The MLS needs players like that (like that Riquelme guy), people that make HIGHLIGHTS. Why do we have to lose? Why not try this guy ONCE instead of Beckerman and Davis?

I just googled the Leeds youth academy and apparently it's one of the most youth academies in England!!!! THat's our style, we need guys playing there. This could be great.

Beckerman and Davis don't play the same position? One of the most what? What's our style? We need guys playing at Leeds Academy?

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #15
Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:40pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,103
People need to chill. Highlight reels are just that they highlight his strengths.

If he plays consistently and well with Leeds then there might be something to talk about, but until then, I wouldn't get too excited about him.

And it's ridiculous to say he needs to be on the USMNT when he hasn't played one minute of first team soccer for any team.

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