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navi8132
Post #1
Friday October 5, 2012 1:34am

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I am going to be one of the few people who says this: Flores made a bad choice; getting playing time is more important than the prestige of being at a nice club. You have your 24+ age level to go to a big club, your 18-24 should be for development where playing time is the key. There is no reason to gamble on going to BDor when there is such a significant chance of getting infrequent playing time and languishing with the reserves.

Bshredder
Post #2
Friday October 5, 2012 2:13am

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I know about this deal

Dortmund have done their homework on him. They see him as a first team player by the time he's 20.

Personally, I think US Soccer should consider take Flores off the U17s and putting him on the U20s. He's small but he's ready.

navi8132
Post #3
Friday October 5, 2012 2:34am

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But what if he doesn't quite develop as well as they'd like. If he went to a smaller club he could have played continuously and then moved on to BDor when he turned ~21. Surely he got plenty of interest from lower bundesliga clubs and EPL clubs as well. I just don't see why a player should gamble.

Bshredder
Post #4
Friday October 5, 2012 2:41am

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He'll play for Borussia Dortmund's U23s in 2014. Right now, they are in the 3.Liga which is still an oustanding level for an 18 year old.

The $ that Dortmund paid for him is an extraordinary amount for a non-German teenager under 18. They are heavily invested in him.

navi8132
Post #5
Friday October 5, 2012 2:49am

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I forgot about the money element. I hope it all turns out well.

Footyskillz
Arlington, VA
Post #6
Friday October 5, 2012 4:20am

Joined Jun 2012
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I think his parents are heavily invested as well. All his dad talked about was the $$ being thrown around. I've had the privilege of seeing him live - great player and he's got a great head on his shoulders. I think he'll be fine.
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venicebeachbull
Post #7
Friday October 5, 2012 7:15am

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBX1hTZLnBQ&fe...

Love his skill on the ball. I believe Dortmond will work out well for him.

Red
NY
Post #8
Friday October 5, 2012 6:28pm

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Junior Flores along with Marc Pelosi are the two best prospects we have. I think both will go on to have long and successful careers. Great technical ability and have the vision to create. I also really like Alejandro Guido, Will Packwood and JAB's as well.

Bshredder
Post #9
Friday October 5, 2012 7:17pm

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Jose Villareal, Luis Gil, & Benji Joya are impressive as far as prospects go.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #10
Friday October 5, 2012 8:48pm

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Great skilled player. Hopefully, he continues to progress with Dortmund.

The only worry is maybe his size, but I think he will be just fine. I think he will turn out to be around 5'8".

He has very quick feet, but I don't know if he has that extra gear. Should be interesting to see which attacking position they see him in. I think he will probably turn out to be either a RAM or LAM like Gotze and Reus.

rambo
Chi town
Post #11
Friday October 5, 2012 10:04pm

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Probably one of the best places for him to go and develop. Especially because it seems like a lot of their best players will continue to leave to bigger clubs giving younger players at Dortmund a chance to play

Mojofc
Post #12
Tuesday June 18, 2013 6:40pm

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USA MF @Jr_Flores10, 17, will report to Borussia Dortmund July 1 for U-19 workouts. Awaiting FIFA approval to join full-time in Sept
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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #13
Tuesday June 18, 2013 7:19pm

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That's cool.

I try not to get excited about youth players to often. Flores isn't the first talented and skilled player to emerge from the US ranks, but like many before him he could turn out to be a flop. Hopefully he stay's humbled, and works hard.

Jzaval01
Post #14
Wednesday June 19, 2013 1:16am

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Correct me if im wrong but we are starting to get more talent in our U20s and yes a few might flop but the chances of getting a world class player is increasing every year. Its only a matter a time we have a American playing in a top European league day in and out. I hope all these guys do well goooo USAAA beat spain. crazy hard but let them fight the American way

Mojofc
Post #15
Wednesday June 19, 2013 1:56am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 680
Original post from Jzaval01

Correct me if im wrong but we are starting to get more talent in our U20s and yes a few might flop but the chances of getting a world class player is increasing every year. Its only a matter a time we have a American playing in a top European league day in and out. I hope all these guys do well goooo USAAA beat spain. crazy hard but let them fight the American way


Yes we are moving in the right direction. Sending players overseas early helps.

Much of the development comes pre-18 though, so our structure within the US needs to continue progressing. That takes time.

You can see some change in our culture as well about the sport. See Portland, see Seattle and other areas in the US where the sport is becoming common to follow and not so much of a rarity.

We could speak forever on this, so I'm just going to leave it at...... we're moving in the right direction.
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