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kernn63
Post #1
Sunday October 8, 2017 8:05pm

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Looks like the 17 year old made his Barca u-19 debut.

Ed-nyc
Post #2
Monday October 9, 2017 4:32am

Joined Oct 2017
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This guy receives little press on these boards. Very curious.

Know Nothing
Post #3
Monday October 9, 2017 4:39am

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If I remember correctly he was in limbo because of the Barca transfer ban but now that it has ended he can be registered.

tylercocinas
Post #4
Monday October 9, 2017 12:35pm

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So he was in limbo because his transfer was a violation of FIFA regulations. Kids under 18 can't move abroad (Europeans can move around Europe before turning 18 though). Barça did this regularly with kids across the globe hence the transfer ban. Lederman came back to Bradenton for a bit, and went through the process to get a Polish passport. This allowed him to move back to Barcelona before the age of 18.

SamHays1999
Kansas
Post #5
Tuesday October 10, 2017 6:55am

Joined May 2017
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Wish the best for him, hope he can into the team soon. Wish he was on the U17 WC team, but I'll honestly take Barca U19s over that even.

Dave
Post #6
Tuesday October 10, 2017 9:43am

Joined Jul 2014
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Original post from kernn63

Looks like the 17 year old made his Barca u-19 debut.


While I am happy for the kid and wish him well, there is still a long ways to go. It's always exciting to see young players making headway with big name clubs.....but we have to remember that very, very few of them actually make it to the 1st team.
Teams like Barca, RM, Bayern, Chelsea, etc...are buyers. They've got the $$$ to purchase the talent they need/want making it a rarity that players from their youth squads actually progress all the way to the 1st team.

Rey Regicide
Post #7
Tuesday October 10, 2017 12:47pm

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Original post from Dave

While I am happy for the kid and wish him well, there is still a long ways to go. It's always exciting to see young players making headway with big name clubs.....but we have to remember that very, very few of them actually make it to the 1st team.
Teams like Barca, RM, Bayern, Chelsea, etc...are buyers. They've got the $$$ to purchase the talent they need/want making it a rarity that players from their youth squads actually progress all the way to the 1st team.


I would say that there are pockets of exceptions but for the most part you're right. Especially now given Real Madrid's ascendency. Barca is a buying club. And buying for bargains. Which would probably give Pulisic some value to them oddly enough.

But out of all those teams it's Barca that I would bet on playing their academy players. In fact even if they don't keep them, they usually trot them out. And then on top of that, having Barca academy product gets you first class seating at a team like Stoke, Sevilla, Deportivo etc..

johnvuke
Dallas
Post #8
Tuesday October 10, 2017 12:59pm

Joined Aug 2016
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Can he play LB?

kernn63
Post #9
Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:26pm

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Pulisic to Barca and Lederman to Dortmund would work ;-).

Note: JK....Pulisic is in the perfect spot for him. I hope he gets some work in centrally eventually, but otherwise, no complaints.

Rey Regicide
Post #10
Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:32pm

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Original post from kernn63

Pulisic to Barca and Lederman to Dortmund would work ;-).

Note: JK....Pulisic is in the perfect spot for him. I hope he gets some work in centrally eventually, but otherwise, no complaints.


there's def no interest atm for Pulisic there. Just saying with the current trends in Camp Nou there's little in the way of being able ot pull the upper eschelon of talent into their ranks, it seems nowadays. Def less if Messi leaves. Besides Pulisic is going to Real Madrid after Pulisic scores 7 goals in Russia.

SamHays1999
Kansas
Post #11
Tuesday October 10, 2017 5:35pm

Joined May 2017
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Original post from johnvuke

Can he play LB?


He's a central mid. The future midfield of Lederman-McKennie with Pulisic attacking will be fun to watch lol

Know Nothing
Post #12
Tuesday October 10, 2017 6:39pm

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Original post from SamHays1999

He's a central mid. The future midfield of Lederman-McKennie with Pulisic attacking will be fun to watch lol


Could be, but a future midfield of Kyle Scott and Emerson Hyndman with Pulisic could be equally fun to watch.


The young soccer careers of Rubio Rubin and Brady Scott are headed in completely opposite directions.
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