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Which young American is most likely to have a spectacular break-out in the new season?
Julian Green (Bayern Munich)
Matt Miazga (loan destination TBC)
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu (Reims)
Caleb Stanko (FC Vaduz)
Bjørn Johnsen (Hearts)
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navi8132
Post #1
Saturday July 12, 2014 11:04am

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http://www.bild.de/sport/fussball/m...alente-...

"Will One of These Players Become the Next Schürrle
Patrick Pflücke (17) and Devante Parker (18), who both played in the Mainz U19 as Schürrle did, have been training with the first team since June 23. And coach Kasper Hjulmand is full of praise, "They are young players who work very very hard. They are always ready to give their best at the drop of a hat. That is very important. They will not help us immediately but both have a lot of potential - it looks very good for the future."
Hjulmands reward-Both will be travelling with the first team for training camp in Birmingham from June 20-26.

Pflücke (will graduate from German high school next year) transferred in 2011 from Dynamo Dresden. At the time, Bayern were also in the hunt for the no. 10, even flew his whole family to Munich in a Learjet. But the Pflückes decided on 05 and all moved to Mainz.

Hjulmand: „Fast feet, strong body, good left foot."

Devante Parker is said to have more potential than his brother Shawn. Hjulmand: "A hard-working player. He needs to speed up his passing game."

navi8132
Post #2
Sunday July 13, 2014 12:42pm

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"It's noticeable that Devante Parker, a light-footed pacy dribbler with an eye for the final pass, shows a different mentality than his often lethargic and too complacent appearing brother Shawn."

http://www.allgemeine-zeitung.de/sp...er-fahr...

blaise213
San Francisco CA
Post #3
Sunday July 13, 2014 10:54pm

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So with Germany winning the World Cup, is Shawn Parker going to hold out now hoping he gets called up to Germany in the near future?

Hopefully his U-21 snub makes him want to suit for the US soon!

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #4
Monday July 14, 2014 9:27pm

Joined May 2013
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Shawn moving to Augsburg for 1.2 million

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/21572...

navi8132
Post #5
Monday September 1, 2014 2:05pm

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Devante Parker made his bundesliga debut yesterday, he is 18 years old. That is an accomplishment. Also, got called up to Germany U-19 roster- not an accomplishment .

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #6
Tuesday October 27, 2015 7:48pm

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Devante on the bench for Mainz


United States U20 and former UCSB keeper Justin vom Steeg has moved across the Atlantic to join 2nd Bundesliga club Fortuna Düsseldorf.
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