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Bshredder
Post #1
Friday October 26, 2012 2:28am

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Best American in Norway's Tippeligaen this year? Just about everyone this side of the pond would say Josh Gatt. But the answer is likely Steve Clark.

Clark is running away with the Tippeligaen 2012 Goalkeeper of the Year and will likely be on every publication's Best XI for the league.

Dagbladet is a top publication in Norway and they continuously ranking the Tippeligaen players. Steve Clark is ranked #8 among all players.

http://live.dagbladet.no/fotballstudio?page=b...

Footyskillz
Arlington, VA
Post #2
Friday October 26, 2012 2:36am

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Maybe. I'm interested to see what he can bring to the table. I've yet to see him play, but heard nothing but good things.
USMNT, Porto, and Bundesliga fanatic - T: @gouldinho_j
Coach Kev
Savannah, GA
Post #3
Friday October 26, 2012 1:47pm

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How old is he?
Bayern fan and American Outlaw
Bshredder
Post #4
Friday October 26, 2012 1:57pm

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Original post from Coach Kev

How old is he?


Yanks Abroad has bios of all first team players playing abroad. All stats/info/background of every player can be found easily on this site

Steve Clark is 26

richieJkulesaNY
Post #5
Friday October 26, 2012 2:44pm

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Wouldnt necessarily say "underrated." Obviously, Norway doesnt seem to underrate him. As far as the USMNT goes, he has a ton of competition at the keeper position. Sounds like another US guy that needs to move on from Norway.

Bshredder
Post #6
Friday October 26, 2012 3:00pm

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I guess I'm missing these tons of keepers

I never really thought Hamid, Johnson, or Rimando were top notch

CBoyd3142
Probably far from where you are...
Post #7
Friday October 26, 2012 3:49pm

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I like Clark, but I don't see him breaking the USMNT GK mold until he moves to a bigger club (which I hope happens for him sooner than later). Hamid & Johnson still have some growing to do; Rimando has got to be the scrappiest 'keeper I've ever seen but his size is what (I think) holds him back the most.

Still curious on Patterson-Sewell as well as a few MLS 'keepers. This is quite obviously our deepest position but, unfortunately, is a moot point as long as Timmy stays healthy and continues to play top-tier football and make stellar saves.
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navi8132
Post #8
Friday October 26, 2012 3:52pm

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Friedel, Howard, and Guzan are the only top notch goalies we have, and only 2 of those will play for USMNT (unless Howard suffers major injury, Friedel will not unretire internationally). Clark doesn't really have that much direct competition except for Guzan to being 2nd string.

Bshredder
Post #9
Friday October 26, 2012 4:45pm

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I understand the Norwegian league isn't elite but Goalkeeper of The Year for the league has to count for quite a bit. Especially when it's a newly promoted team that is usually out shot in most games

rambo
Chi town
Post #10
Friday October 26, 2012 4:58pm

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Would you put him at #3 for the US or top 5?

CBoyd3142
Probably far from where you are...
Post #11
Friday October 26, 2012 5:00pm

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@Bshred - agree. Getting Klinsi to see that is another thing altogether. I'd like to see him called up either way. I'd bump Rimando out for him without hesitation.
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m vann
Post #12
Friday October 26, 2012 8:17pm

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I've been intrigued by Clark since he started to make waves and get some press as Honefoss chased and ultimately won promotion. I have not see much of Clark but what little I've seen, he looks to be a quality keeper. Internationally quality, I'm not sure but there's only one way to find out.......I know Jurgen is changing the Jan camp and it will be smaller but I'd love to see him get a look and see. It hurts nothing. But is there room with Johnson, Hamid, and Rimando who all will likely get the call? I really hope so as I think Clark will surprise some people.

camparkinson
Post #13
Saturday October 27, 2012 5:10am

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I would love for Clark to get a look, I really don't like Klinsmann using the 3rd keeper spot on an older guy like Rimando, seems like such a waste for a guy we know isn't going to play a single minute and probably won't even suit up... why not give that camp experience to a younger player you think might be useful in the future... it seems Klinsmann does this a lot with some of his roster fillers, why not give the younger guys a look if they aren't going to be on the game day roster anyway?

Bshredder
Post #14
Wednesday November 7, 2012 4:44pm

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Watch his highlights from this past season. Unreal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwYQyzHUQ38&fe....be

Red
NY
Post #15
Wednesday November 7, 2012 5:18pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Clark deserves the call up and should get a shot in the future with the USNT.

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