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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #46
Friday March 21, 2014 7:13pm

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It is interesting, but I just don't see how he is going to get US citizenship.

kicksNgiggles10
Birmingham
Post #47
Friday March 21, 2014 8:17pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 331
Original post from 2tone

It is interesting, but I just don't see how he is going to get US citizenship.

Agreed. But maybe someone knows something we don't. It's probably just Arsenal. Then again, what do they really need to keep him for right now instead of allowing him to leave for the tournament? Worth keeping an eye on.
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tylercocinas
Post #48
Friday March 21, 2014 8:46pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 760
Original post from 2tone

It is interesting, but I just don't see how he is going to get US citizenship.


Given the earlier quote from Skangles about the Child Citizenship avenue, if his father, who was a green card holder, began the citizenship process around Feb 2012, it would be 2015 before the citizenship process could be completed. Unfortunately Gedion turns 18 in January 2015 so I tend to agree with 2tone that the chances of him attaining citizenship are quite low. Can't 100% be ruled out yet, but I wouldn't get my hopes up as a USMNT.

blaise213
San Francisco CA
Post #49
Friday March 21, 2014 10:26pm

Joined Sep 2012
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This made my day. I hope more details follow

Bshredder
Post #50
Friday March 21, 2014 11:02pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
While it is technically possible to naturalize as an American citizen while living outside the country, it is very, very difficult. The odds of this kid playing for the United States are slim to none

venicebeachbull
Post #51
Saturday March 22, 2014 12:39am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 91
Maybe a MLS team can partner with Arsenal, a la Man City with NYCFC, and get Gideon on a loan and re-establish his residency.

One can dream right?

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #52
Saturday March 22, 2014 5:10am

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 426
Original post from tylercocinas

Given the earlier quote from Skangles about the Child Citizenship avenue, if his father, who was a green card holder, began the citizenship process around Feb 2012, it would be 2015 before the citizenship process could be completed. Unfortunately Gedion turns 18 in January 2015 so I tend to agree with 2tone that the chances of him attaining citizenship are quite low. Can't 100% be ruled out yet, but I wouldn't get my hopes up as a USMNT.


The time to apply after you get your GC is 3 years only if your spouse is a US Citizen, otherwise, 4 years 9 Months before you can apply for Citizenship

tylercocinas
Post #53
Saturday March 22, 2014 7:14am

Joined Aug 2012
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Good call DFW I hadn't read the statute in a few months and I completely forgot about that. So the chances of him being eligible to naturalize are even slimmer than slim.

blaise213
San Francisco CA
Post #54
Saturday March 22, 2014 7:47am

Joined Sep 2012
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There has to be something going on that the public doesn't know. I guarantee Klinsmann's influence was the reason he pulled out of the U-17 UEFA qualifiers. A perfect scenario would be for him to come on a year long loan to MLS and the NY Redbullls would be the perfect team.

Bshredder
Post #55
Saturday March 22, 2014 11:45am

Joined Aug 2011
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Original post from dfw_fan

The time to apply after you get your GC is 3 years only if your spouse is a US Citizen, otherwise, 4 years 9 Months before you can apply for Citizenship


And then you have to meet the residency requirements

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #56
Saturday March 22, 2014 12:39pm

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 426
Original post from Bshredder

And then you have to meet the residency requirements

Yes, which is quite dubious in itself, the law states "may", which can be subjective...

Extended absences outside of the U.S. may disrupt an applicant's continuous residence.

Absences of more than six months but less than one year may disrupt an applicant's continuous residence unless the applicant can prove otherwise, (see legal basis)
Absences in excess of one year or more may disrupt an applicant's continuous residence, (see legal basis)


logicoverall
Post #57
Saturday March 22, 2014 2:14pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 212
I will believe it only when I see it. There are a couple of scenarios in which Gedion could be brought into the US squad, as discussed above, but they seem really far-fetched.

I didn't honestly think we would get Green though, so perhaps Klinsmann can make it happen. In JK I trust. I'd be pumped if it happened. I think he has a style of play that would really open the game up given the other attacking talent we'll have available in the next two world cups.

jtsccr12
Post #58
Saturday March 22, 2014 6:44pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 80
As it becomes more apparent the soccer is a way to gain some world prowess for political sway, I think it is only a matter of time before the US government puts weight behind the USMNT. We will see when...

MSantoine
Post #59
Sunday March 23, 2014 2:41am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,187
Original post from jtsccr12

As it becomes more apparent the soccer is a way to gain some world prowess for political sway, I think it is only a matter of time before the US government puts weight behind the USMNT. We will see when...


When a government gets involved it's pretty much the only thing that gets FIFA pissed off and sanction teams. I'd rather the government worry about running the country and let USSF handle the soccer side of things

dunlopp9987
Post #60
Friday May 2, 2014 4:46pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,236
http://americansoccernow.com/articles/asn-mor...

Brilliant stuff.
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