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navi8132
New York
Post #1
Monday April 30, 2018 10:47pm

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Konrad de la Fuente, 16 years old, made his debut today for Barcelona's U-19 team (Inf A.). He is a striker.

Some highlights of his play below (NOT FROM THE U-19 debut, the below is from the younger squad).

https://twitter.com/neurophate_/status/960557...

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #2
Tuesday May 1, 2018 5:38am

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Yeah he looks to be a special player. He was recently called up to the US I 18 team.

goods
Post #3
Friday May 4, 2018 5:02pm

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Is he a dual national? Just asking so I can prepare myself for the cap him now tweets and comments.

hamsamwich
Post #4
Friday May 4, 2018 5:15pm

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We need strikers

navi8132
New York
Post #5
Friday May 4, 2018 8:44pm

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Konrad was born in Miami in 2001, he lived in Miami until his family moved to Spain around 2011 (~10 years old). Has lived in Spain for 6-7 years now. I don't know if he has Spanish citizenship.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #6
Thursday June 14, 2018 6:09am

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https://marcetfootball.com/en/konrad-de-la-fu...

Kid may just be the next great Barcelona forward.

Definitely should be apart of Ramos u20 team if the US u20's qualify for the World Cup. Doubtful he gets released for the U-20 qualifying tournament in the fall.

Dave
Post #7
Saturday June 16, 2018 5:04pm

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Based on the 2 links above the kid appears to be a wide attacking player (LM/LW or RM/RW), more than an Out-and-Out striker. That's not to say he can't play striker, just that he appears to be deployed outside where there is a little more space to work with.

Hopefully this kid continues to develop, progress, & impress. He's roughly the same age bracket as Weah, Sargent, Taitague & Carleton; so looks like we'll have some nice attacking options to consider over the next 4 yrs if they all pan out.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #8
Saturday June 16, 2018 6:15pm

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Original post from Dave

Based on the 2 links above the kid appears to be a wide attacking player (LM/LW or RM/RW), more than an Out-and-Out striker. That's not to say he can't play striker, just that he appears to be deployed outside where there is a little more space to work with.

Hopefully this kid continues to develop, progress, & impress. He's roughly the same age bracket as Weah, Sargent, Taitague & Carleton; so looks like we'll have some nice attacking options to consider over the next 4 yrs if they all pan out.


Yeah. That's why I said forward and not striker. He is more of a come inside and score player.

hamsamwich
Post #9
Saturday June 16, 2018 10:33pm

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We need guys to handle the outside roles so Pulisic can come inside and play more centrally. This kid has nothing but potential and I look for to seeing him at the u20 World Cup with some of the other very talented kids his age.

blaise213
Post #10
Sunday June 17, 2018 3:13am

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He'll be 17 in July. I'd call him up to the September friendlies

navi8132
New York
Post #11
Monday June 18, 2018 5:36am

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He has yet to play significant minutes for Barcelona's U-19 team (Inf. A). Once he proves he can succeed at the U-19's, then we see what comes next.

blaise213
Post #12
Monday June 18, 2018 6:56am

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We're 2 years away from any meaningful tournament. Bring in the all the kids

db707
Post #13
Monday June 18, 2018 10:55am

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Original post from blaise213

We're 2 years away from any meaningful tournament. Bring in the all the kids


The Gold Cup (the real one with everyone's full team) is next year.

Lilshmike
Post #14
Monday June 18, 2018 2:13pm

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Original post from blaise213

He'll be 17 in July. I'd call him up to the September friendlies
Great to hear the progress and updates on the kid... but this has to be a joke. The kid is playing for the youth B team at Barca.

Just because he is young and plays for the academy of Barcelona doesn't mean that he should be anywhere near the senior team. Call him in for U-17s and U-20s. Until he starts playing for the Barca reserves or makes it to the senior team, he shouldn't be anywhere near the USMNT.

cudevil
Post #15
Monday June 18, 2018 5:35pm

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Original post from Lilshmike

Great to hear the progress and updates on the kid... but this has to be a joke. The kid is playing for the youth B team at Barca.

Just because he is young and plays for the academy of Barcelona doesn't mean that he should be anywhere near the senior team. Call him in for U-17s and U-20s. Until he starts playing for the Barca reserves or makes it to the senior team, he shouldn't be anywhere near the USMNT.


You apparently haven't read very many of his PS4 lineup choices...

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