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Post #1
Saturday August 11, 2018 4:54pm

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Sabbi is tearing it up right now for Hobro IK in the Danish Superliga. Has 5 goals total and scored two goals today. Another bright prospect for winger.

Won't be surprised if he gets called up for these up coming friendlies in September.

venicebeachbull
Post #2
Tuesday September 15, 2020 5:03am

Joined Jun 2012
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Now at Odense, Sabbi looked great the other day.

Quality crossing and solid pace for a RW, young too.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #3
Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:09pm

Joined Dec 2012
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Yes, I just watched his match highlights vs Copenhagen. He was very dangerous and was causing them all kinds of problems. Gregg would be dumb to not consider him at RW. His ability to win the ball was impressive as well.

Dave
Post #4
Wednesday September 16, 2020 2:48am

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Original post from Scout92

Yes, I just watched his match highlights vs Copenhagen. He was very dangerous and was causing them all kinds of problems. Gregg would be dumb to not consider him at RW. His ability to win the ball was impressive as well.


While I like Sabbi (22) and think he's worth keeping any eye on...especially for the Olympic Team...you have to take into consideration the League he plays in. Right now Sabbi is in Denmark and his competition for the Wide Attacker role(s) are almost all in better leagues and either the same age or younger.
Pulisic (22) - EPL, Reyna (18) - B1, Boyd (25) - Turkey, Morris (25) - Sounders
Llanez (19) - Holland, Weah (20) - France, De La Torre (19) - Spain
Not saying he can't make his way into the discussion, but he's got a lot of people in front of him or on even footing but at higher level leagues.
And there are others just behind him who have the potential to leapfrog him (Mendez, Vassilev, Saucedo, etc...) in the pecking order.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #5
Wednesday September 16, 2020 5:23pm

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Original post from Dave

While I like Sabbi (22) and think he's worth keeping any eye on...especially for the Olympic Team...you have to take into consideration the League he plays in. Right now Sabbi is in Denmark and his competition for the Wide Attacker role(s) are almost all in better leagues and either the same age or younger.
Pulisic (22) - EPL, Reyna (18) - B1, Boyd (25) - Turkey, Morris (25) - Sounders
Llanez (19) - Holland, Weah (20) - France, De La Torre (19) - Spain
Not saying he can't make his way into the discussion, but he's got a lot of people in front of him or on even footing but at higher level leagues.
And there are others just behind him who have the potential to leapfrog him (Mendez, Vassilev, Saucedo, etc...) in the pecking order.


My take was due to the competition he played against, which is why I mentioned it, if he had played against Randers I wouldn't of said anything. He did it against the best team in Denmark and if he was a player for Copenhagen there would be more calls for his call up. I only see Morris, Boyd, and Weah ahead of him. Maybe Reyna if Gregg doesn't play him at CAM. I agree he is a Olympic player, but he can easily rise after this season, we'll see.

Dave
Post #6
Thursday September 17, 2020 2:09am

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Original post from Scout92

I only see Morris, Boyd, and Weah ahead of him. Maybe Reyna if Gregg doesn't play him at CAM. I agree he is a Olympic player, but he can easily rise after this season, we'll see.


To be clear, based on what you wrote you believe Sabbi to be ahead of Pulisic; but behind Morris, Boyd & Weah, and possibly Reyna if Gregg doesn't use him as CAM?
That's some high praise indeed if he's ahead of our best field player (Pulisic).

-Personally I think Morris is going to end up transitioning back to the CF roll he started at. I believe he'll back-up Sargent and basically only be used when we need to change tactics from possession to counter attacking.
That basically leaves 1 wide attacking spot open after Pulisic, Boyd, & Weah.
With Konrad & Llanez currently on the upswing due to their club situations, Sabbi will have to show real consistency to remain in contention for that last spot. I think if he continues to perform and really shines with the Olympic Team, Sabbi will be in the conversation. I just think he'll probably end up in the 2nd tier of wide attacking players...the guys who only get called up if there are injuries or if it's a "B-Team" Camp.
He'll also have to hold off some of the other attackers (Harper @ Celtic, Vassilev @ Aston Villa, & Taitague @ Schalke) who are making strides to catch up.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #7
Thursday September 17, 2020 9:10pm

Joined Dec 2012
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Original post from Dave

To be clear, based on what you wrote you believe Sabbi to be ahead of Pulisic; but behind Morris, Boyd & Weah, and possibly Reyna if Gregg doesn't use him as CAM?
That's some high praise indeed if he's ahead of our best field player (Pulisic).

-Personally I think Morris is going to end up transitioning back to the CF roll he started at. I believe he'll back-up Sargent and basically only be used when we need to change tactics from possession to counter attacking.
That basically leaves 1 wide attacking spot open after Pulisic, Boyd, & Weah.
With Konrad & Llanez currently on the upswing due to their club situations, Sabbi will have to show real consistency to remain in contention for that last spot. I think if he continues to perform and really shines with the Olympic Team, Sabbi will be in the conversation. I just think he'll probably end up in the 2nd tier of wide attacking players...the guys who only get called up if there are injuries or if it's a "B-Team" Camp.
He'll also have to hold off some of the other attackers (Harper @ Celtic, Vassilev @ Aston Villa, & Taitague @ Schalke) who are making strides to catch up.


I always feel Morris will transition into CF, as these wingers in bigger leagues cant be denied. Of course Sabbi isn't above Puli lol..

Wonder if Amon will ever get back to his best..?

venicebeachbull
Post #8
Sunday September 20, 2020 11:34pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 135
Scored on a nice header and was motm per fotmob.

A lot to be excited about with our current group of Yanks overseas. Hope it all translates during qualifying.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #9
Monday September 21, 2020 2:25pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,517
We have to remember too that the danish league is a feeder for the bigger leagues, like the belgium and dutch. More recently a lot of players have gone to Serie A. So I'm sure if Sabbi's performances continue he'll get some interest from bigger teams in europe.


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