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Post #31
Thursday April 2, 2015 6:39am

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It's possible he has a birth certificate in both the US and Brazil. According to my Brazilian spouse, at least up to 2 years old it's simple to get a birth certificate, especially in a small town and the attending parent is Brazilian. Corruption is rampant... so perhaps at any age things can be fixed.

We don't have the facts but if he is eligible it makes sense he would keep it under wraps and ask others to keep it so. From the info I have the NT will not accept dual nationals.

Some news articles state his Dad is American, others mention grandparent. Nothing I've found addresses whether parents were married. Lots of gossip/rumors, one that the mother was angry with the dad, left Miami and threw the birth certificate in the ocean. Another apparent rumor is the mom was illegal or was deported, would be afraid to return. Is this meant to dissuade an American pursuit?

Now Barcelona is interested it seems: http://www.transfermarketweb.com/?action=read...

blaise213
Post #32
Thursday April 2, 2015 7:47am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,468
Man United and Chelsea have already put a bid on him.

He's being hyped up from that goal he had in the U-20 game. Crazy he's getting so much attention because it was his only goal in 7 games with the U-20 team. Right now he has 3 goals for his club this season.

I follow him a lot on the Big soccer blog. He would be the biggest coup for the USMNT if he is eligible. Well, the good news is, most brazilians don't even know who he is... These kids are almost a dime a dozen.

Right now Tom Marshall is looking into it to get some answers!

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #33
Thursday April 2, 2015 11:27am

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 934
Original post from blaise213

Man United and Chelsea have already put a bid on him.

He's being hyped up from that goal he had in the U-20 game. Crazy he's getting so much attention because it was his only goal in 7 games with the U-20 team. Right now he has 3 goals for his club this season.

I follow him a lot on the Big soccer blog. He would be the biggest coup for the USMNT if he is eligible. Well, the good news is, most brazilians don't even know who he is... These kids are almost a dime a dozen.

Right now Tom Marshall is looking into it to get some answers!


Who is tom Marshall??

blaise213
Post #34
Thursday April 2, 2015 6:47pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,468
Tom Marshall covers Americans playing in Latin America for MLSsoccer.com from his home base in Guadalajara. A native of Manchester, England, he has been writing about soccer south of the border since moving to Mexico in 2008.

https://twitter.com/mexicoworldcup

blaise213
Post #35
Friday May 29, 2015 7:48am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,468
Heard my boy RKN is out the U-20 WC with appendicitis....

blaise213
Post #36
Wednesday July 29, 2015 1:16am

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Kenedy starting for Chelsea vs Barcelona for International Champions cup!

#Rightwing

skangles
DC
Post #37
Wednesday July 29, 2015 1:48am

Joined Jan 2013
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There were tons of Chelsea and Barcelona jerseys on the Metro on my way home today. I couldn't be any less interested in this game. Not my cup of tea but to each his own.

blaise213
Post #38
Saturday August 22, 2015 8:28pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,468
Official: Chelsea signs Kenedy from Fluminense

Chelsea FC ✔@ChelseaFC
We have today completed the signing of Kenedy from Fluminense... http://che.lc/Xa3NwC #CFC

Spank
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Post #39
Thursday March 3, 2016 7:54pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 108
Not really anything new but I asked BShredder about Kenedy and here are the responses.

Brian Sciaretta ‏@BrianSciaretta 19h19 hours ago
@stikfigirartist @USAprospects don't know. Never followed up with it. I've never attempted to speak with the player

USAprospects ‏@USAprospects 5h5 hours ago
@BrianSciaretta @stikfigirartist I spoke with player in 2012-13 and he confirmed he has US ties and possible passport...

USAprospects ‏@USAprospects 5h5 hours ago
@BrianSciaretta @stikfigirartist since-been unable to confirm that w/ anyone at previous club/agents in Brazil tell me he's not US eligible

Just in case you were wondering Blaise.

kernn63
Post #40
Thursday March 3, 2016 9:32pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 262
Yeah....assume US Soccer would have been all over it if there were any chance. He's 20 years old now.

blaise213
Post #41
Friday March 4, 2016 9:09am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,468
so Spank = Mason sizmeore ? haha

My hats off to you for this one! You just solved a 3 year old question. I saw it yesterday and somebody posted it on the big soccer forum. Kenedy had one hell of a goal for Chelsea the other day.

I'm not giving up yet on the kid until he gives us an answer directly. I still have a feeling the rumor about him being born in Miami is true (mom ripped up his birth certificate) and went back to Brazil.

The good thing is as long as Brazil has dunga for coach, we won't have to worry about him be cap tied.

admsghs27
Post #42
Friday March 4, 2016 9:25am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
He is 100% Brazilian end of thread. If he was somehow born in USA which there is no prove then is over. Plus he feels Brazilian and has probably never set foot here so let it go. Is like if I go into deep investigations to see if Messi or Ronaldo were somehow eligible to play for usa.

blaise213
Post #43
Friday March 4, 2016 10:55pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,468
Original post from admsghs27

Is like if I go into deep investigations


I seriously want to set up a gofundme page to see what you look like! How much would we need to raise ????

TheTruth
Post #44
Friday March 4, 2016 11:19pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
I'll pitch in $20.

Know Nothing
Post #45
Friday March 4, 2016 11:54pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,248
He has the talent and physicality to start for the full USMNT right now. If he was interested in playing for the USMNT I am pretty sure he would have contacted us by now.

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