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navi8132
New York
Post #1
Tuesday August 22, 2017 9:48pm

Joined Jul 2012
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American born Dutch Centerback, Kik Pierie, included on upcoming Holland U19 roster. 17 years old, plays for SC Heerenveen in Eredivisie. (has played 2 games thus far) He was born in Boston, but has been in dutch youth teams all throughout.

Some highlights.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeCyXUEZJW0

Dave
Post #2
Wednesday August 23, 2017 1:20am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 995
CB is one of the positions that the US has a number of quality young prospects/players.
Brook (24), Zimmerman (24), Miazga (22), EPB (20), Glad (20), CCV (29)...there are others as well, but these are the 6 top prospects for 2022 & 2026.

goods
Post #3
Wednesday January 17, 2018 10:33pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 563
The Guardian just listed him as one of the to 60 under 17 players in Europe. He is now getting first team minutes with his team. This is when not having a coach hurts, while our Centerbacks are deep, you can never have enough talent.

navi8132
New York
Post #4
Wednesday January 17, 2018 11:14pm

Joined Jul 2012
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In my opinion, CB is wide open right now. Brooks is constantly injured, CCV is gonna be without pro minutes soon, Miazga doesn't have a stable club situation, and the rest are just prospects/potential.

Come on Kik!

Dave
Post #5
Thursday January 18, 2018 1:44am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 995
As much as I'd like to have every top player prospect able to represent the USMNT, choose the US it isn't going to happen. This kid has been part of the Dutch program from the get-go, so unless something significantly happens to that changes the equation he's going to stay in the Dutch pyramid.
If at some-point in the future he does decide to switch to the US system, and is of a higher quality than those already in the pool than great. Till then we need to focus on retaining players we already have in the pipeline, and go after those who are either undecided or have become surplus to requirements at other national programs.

hamsamwich
Post #6
Thursday January 31, 2019 4:58am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,139
So if McKenzie isn't going to play at the u20 World Cup, this guy would be the perfect partner for Chris Richards. Left footed, he may be better as a partner than McKenzie anyways. His next game will be his 50th eredivisie game for Heerenveen, something that none of the other defenders besides McKenzie which is professional experience. Getting Pierie to me is a must for this u20 squad to have the best chance to win, regardless if McKenzie comes or not.

By the way Pierie recently scored the tying goal in a 4-4 draw against Ajax. He celebrated like a lunatic. Can always use a fired up player with technical ability.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #7
Thursday January 31, 2019 8:25pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,356
He Has turned down multiple approaches from US soccer.


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