RECAPS
EXTRA TIME
YANKS ABROAD LOCKER ROOM
 
SirEdimon
Post #1
Tuesday June 9, 2015 11:19pm

Joined Feb 2014
Total Posts: 14
Why are we not talking about this guy. 14 goals in 27 matches for Atletico CP in Portugal. Two awards of player of month in Segunda Liga. Benfica wanted to buy him, but Atletico declined. He's now playing in Bulgaria. 6 goals in 13 matches. Including a hat-trick. Still 23, but also have norwegian citizenship. It seems to have a huge potential. Portuguese press told a lot about him.

http://www.dominiodebola.com/index.php/jovens...

http://www.cmjornal.xl.pt/desporto/futebol/de...

Spank
661
Post #2
Tuesday June 9, 2015 11:52pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 132
It may have something to do with him playing in Bulgaria but Brian Sciaretta just did a piece on him for ASN. Check it out... interesting read.

http://americansoccernow.com/articles/bjorn-m...

skangles
DC
Post #3
Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:43am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,443
Never heard of him, sounds intriguing... CAP TIE HIM NOW!!!!!

SirEdimon
Post #4
Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:44am

Joined Feb 2014
Total Posts: 14
Great

stone88
Post #5
Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:09am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,517
6'5" CF, technically gifted, and already knocked in a boatload of goals in some of the lower divisions of Europe including being the Portuguese second division's top goalscorer. Had a chance to be bought buy Benfica but his club botched the transfer. Best of all born and raised in North Carolina. Klinsy should definitely take a look at this guy!

tylercocinas
Post #6
Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:22am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
If he balls out again in Bulgaria there's no way he doesn't get attention from larger clubs. Definitely a guy to take a look at later on this year IMO. Can never have enough talented forwards.

cleancutimage
Post #7
Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:43am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,309
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwWyj14LcRU

Dude has impressive ball control and footwork for a guy his size. I am down for capping him ASAP.

MSantoine
Post #8
Wednesday June 10, 2015 3:20am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Norway is after him hard. With Jozy, arjo, agudelo, Rubin, dempsey, Morris, wood he has a long way to go to even get a callup

admsghs27
Post #9
Wednesday June 10, 2015 3:29am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
I heard about him a few years ago when benfica and other clubs were interested in him. He somehow dissipated from the Radar, If the team he is in plays in Champs league next season and he is doing OK then he deserves a look. Other than That i would rate the Bulgarian league below USL.

Live490
Texas
Post #10
Wednesday June 10, 2015 3:45am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,174
The American Ibra!! Well, the American Loco Abreu lol. I'm down for him getting a call.. Dempsey hit his stride at what, 24-27-28.. He can do that and get better still.

stone88
Post #11
Wednesday June 10, 2015 4:43am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,517
Original post from MSantoine

Norway is after him hard. With Jozy, arjo, agudelo, Rubin, dempsey, Morris, wood he has a long way to go to even get a callup


Dempsey is old, Wood probably won't ever be a class striker, Morris isn't even a professional yet, and Rubin is still very young and raw.

With the US he would have a chance to possibly play in the Gold Cup, Copa America, Confederations Cup, and most importantly the World Cup.

Norway hasn't been to a World Cup since '98 and a Euro Championship since '00.

tylercocinas
Post #12
Wednesday June 10, 2015 5:30am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
Original post from admsghs27
Other than That i would rate the Bulgarian league below USL.


Because you watch so much Bulgarian league football, right? GTFOH man.

blaise213
Post #13
Wednesday June 10, 2015 7:04am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,994
Original post from MSantoine

Norway is after him hard. With Jozy, arjo, agudelo, Rubin, dempsey, Morris, wood he has a long way to go to even get a callup


I thought he can play on the wing too. I think it was a big mistake not calling him into these recent friendlies.

cleancutimage
Post #14
Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:06am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,309
Original post from admsghs27

Other than That i would rate the Bulgarian league below USL.


You say some off the wall stuff. CSKA alone is good enough to compete in MLS year in and year out and they have been down for some years. Recent champs Ludogorets has been very competitive in Europe the last couple of seasons. Levski Sofia has historically be a perennial European competitor. Actually research the league and understand the history and don't go by the country before you speak. Bulgaria has a far better history in Europe than yes an Armenia or Andorra or Finland.

cleancutimage
Post #15
Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:08am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,309
Original post from Live490

The American Ibra!! Well, the American Loco Abreu lol. I'm down for him getting a call.. Dempsey hit his stride at what, 24-27-28.. He can do that and get better still.


That was the first though to come to my head, he reminded me a little of Ibra. Obviously not close to as talented but his dribbling ability and ball control at this size and that long, gazelle like stride.

Page 1 of 2
1 2  Next »

With Jesse Marsch and David Wagner at the helms of teams in the top flight, YA will cover their exploits this season.
RECENT POSTS
YA Transfer Tracker
Yanks Face Relegation in England
Tale of Two Young Yanks in Europe
Wagner Nears Premier League Goal