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sxewesley
Post #1
Tuesday August 28, 2012 5:56pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 8
He is no longer listed under players by this site.

So is there any info?

Bshredder
Post #2
Tuesday August 28, 2012 6:15pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,454
YA has a policy of not covering American citizens who play for other countries. I'm not sure why this covers Chandler since he's not really playing for Germany.

I guess the site will put Chandler back up if he returns to playing for the United States but I'm not really sure.

sxewesley
Post #3
Tuesday August 28, 2012 7:48pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 8
That really does not make any sense though. The vast majority of guys in the players section have never and probably will never play for the US. Many of them, like Tony Taylor for one are eligible for other national teams and unlike Chandler, are actually being recruited hard by other nations.

Just seems really weird to me that a guy who has actually suited up for the USMNT and has not suited up for anyone else, or stated a desire to suit up for anyone else is not listed at all.

Anyway, I am not trying to make a thing out of it, I am just really interested in any news or information on how he is doing at Nurenberg and/or any news on his connection to the national team.

Thanks for being super awesome and finding these guys and following them, really appreciated, you are the man Brian.

Coach Kev
Savannah, GA
Post #4
Tuesday August 28, 2012 8:45pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 283
JK eluded to the fact that Chandler has backed out of consideration at this time. I got the impression that the door is open if he ever changes his mind but right now he has basically taken himself out of the picture.
Bayern fan and American Outlaw
andyisonfire
Post #5
Thursday September 6, 2012 5:30pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1
To heck with Timmy Chandler. He turned his back on the only shot he'll ever have of playing internationally. Klinsmann should never give him a second glance.

YA Admin
Worldwide
Post #6
Friday September 7, 2012 2:56am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 18
Original post from Bshredder

I'm not sure why this covers Chandler since he's not really playing for Germany.


It doesn't matter that he doesn't play for Germany. This is Yanks Abroad, not Guys Who Can Play For The USA If He Wants To, But Hasn't Decided To Yet.

When - if - Chandler decides to play for the USA and ONLY the USA, then YA will re-add him into the players section and resume coverage of him.
INTERNATIONAL SOCCER, MADE IN AMERICA
mbernstein07
Post #7
Friday September 7, 2012 4:35am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 37
That doesn't make much sense to me. He should be covered as long as he's still US-eligible. That rule doesn't even apply to most players, who will never get a USMNT call-up

YA Admin
Worldwide
Post #8
Friday September 7, 2012 5:19am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 18
And that's great that you have an opinion on the matter. Frankly however, the mission of YA has never been to cover someone depending on how good they are nor whether or not they are USMNT-worthy.

(Example, Charles Kazlauskas - We've covered him now for 8 years, and he's never even come close to a call, and likely never will)

Our policy is, and will always be to only cover players who have pledged their international future to the USMNT. Not if they are deciding. Not if they're waiting it out to see how it turns out. Pledged.

So that's great if anyone wants to follow Chandler or Brooks or Hoyos etc etc...it just wont be on Yanks Abroad.
INTERNATIONAL SOCCER, MADE IN AMERICA
CBoyd3142
Probably far from where you are...
Post #9
Friday September 7, 2012 3:16pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 318
http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/20...

A link to satiate all Chandler inquisitors - here's to October and hoping he finds his way to the US! And maybe finding an orthodontist.
Toffee Fan....for the moment
Coach Kev
Savannah, GA
Post #10
Friday September 7, 2012 7:18pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 283
pretty sure YA did the same thing with Rossi and Subotic. There are something like 300 players playing abroad that are "eligible" to play for the US. YA can not, nor should they, cover all of those players.
Bayern fan and American Outlaw
_Dw_
Post #11
Friday September 14, 2012 4:13pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 68
Chandler doesn't want to play for the US nearly as much as he dreams of playing for DFB. He is a great player and he would be a great addition but, after first glance, it is confusing how he wouldn't show some type of love for the country that his father had fought for. Then you realize that his father left him and his mother after birth and you can't help but wonder if he has no love for this country because of his father.

camparkinson
Post #12
Friday September 14, 2012 10:18pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 157
I'm with everyone else in not being happy with how this has gone but I still think it's pretty likely Chandler ends up playing for the US and gets capped in the upcoming camp in October. He will certainly help as we have very little depth behind Cherundolo and even as a potential RM/RW option behind Donovan.

_Dw_
Post #13
Saturday September 15, 2012 2:33am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 68
Totally for the inclusion of Chandler. I am not mad at the guy for not being sure what country he wants to represent. He has a specific skill set that we could use.

Nick4235
Boston, Mass
Post #14
Friday May 24, 2013 10:50pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 127
Interesting read on Goal.com about Chandler and his decision to play for the USA.
http://m.goal.com/s/en-us/news/3998307


A big question for U.S. fans heading into the World Cup is surely on Jozy Altidore and just what is plaguing the young striker at Sunderland.
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