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2tone
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Post #1
Friday August 15, 2014 5:46pm

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US U-17 De La Torre has signed a pro contract with Fulham. Kid may be better CM than Hyndman.

Rey Regicide
Post #2
Friday August 15, 2014 6:18pm

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Original post from 2tone

US U-17 De La Torre has signed a pro contract with Fulham. Kid may be better CM than Hyndman.


Is he a CM proper, or more like an attacking CM? Have you seen alot of the kid? How's his work rate?

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #3
Friday August 15, 2014 7:44pm

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He is way more on the attacking side, I have seen several clips of Luca. I'm sure Fulham will help turn him into a proper box to box CM like they did with Hyndman when he first came to the club. But man does this kid have some serious skills, clips I've seen of him are all amazing plays. Signed his contract in July.

blaise213
Post #4
Friday August 15, 2014 8:10pm

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Original post from Scout92

He is way more on the attacking side, I have seen several clips of Luca. I'm sure Fulham will help turn him into a proper box to box CM like they did with Hyndman when he first came to the club. But man does this kid have some serious skills, clips I've seen of him are all amazing plays. Signed his contract in July.


got any links ?

admsghs27
Post #5
Friday August 15, 2014 8:32pm

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I though he was ok with the sub 17s I did not see nothing very impressive but he plays smart and has big upside. He will get better no doubt.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #6
Friday August 15, 2014 8:54pm

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Very smooth runner with the ball, seems to just glide by players. Yeah needs to work a bit more on the defensive side, but his passing is excellent along with his 1v1 attacking skills. To be honest he reminds me of KaKa when Luca is dribbling the ball.

Very promising young player.

Dave
Post #7
Friday August 15, 2014 10:53pm

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Hopefully another good prospect who'll add depth to the player pool. The US is really starting to stack up young (17-21yr) CM's.....
Gil, Stanko, Canouse, Hyndman, Trapp, Sonora, kid @ Dortmund, kids @ TJ, and now this guy.

Nice collection of potential players to integrate into the USMNT over the next 4-6 years to replace the current CMs core (Jones, Beckerman, Edu, Bradley, Torres, Williams).

Jzaval01
Post #8
Saturday August 16, 2014 12:56am

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I like how Flores, Gyau and Pulisic are known as the Dortmund kids haha that great

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #9
Saturday August 23, 2014 10:30pm

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"One magnificent dribble by De La Torre saw him beating five players before seeing his shot come back off the post."

http://www.fulhamfc.com/under-18s/2014_2015/l...

dunlopp9987
Post #10
Saturday August 23, 2014 10:50pm

Joined Mar 2013
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With the way the first team is playing thus far, maybe they'll need to call him up. Obviously I'm joking, but jesus...they look absolutely dreadful so far.
COYB!!
magicrub
Post #11
Saturday August 23, 2014 11:24pm

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it would be interesting if they try to mould luca into a bryan ruiz playmaking type...i do not see them abusing his attacking prowess in a box to box situation...hyndman much more suited for that - got a hell of an engine both of em though

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #12
Wednesday August 10, 2016 3:14am

Joined May 2013
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Made his debut in a 3-2 league cup win over Leyton Orient.

Jzaval01
Post #13
Wednesday August 10, 2016 6:56pm

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Fulham knows how to scout and get the best of american players. Mcbride, Dempsey, Hyndman and now Luca. Great for him hopefully he breaks in this season.

kicksNgiggles10
Birmingham
Post #14
Wednesday August 10, 2016 7:57pm

Joined Oct 2012
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Original post from Jzaval01

Fulham knows how to scout and get the best of american players. Mcbride, Dempsey, Hyndman and now Luca. Great for him hopefully he breaks in this season.

Boca as well.

skangles
DC
Post #15
Wednesday August 10, 2016 8:58pm

Joined Jan 2013
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And EJ although they didn't get the best out of him.

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