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Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #1
Wednesday June 5, 2013 4:55am

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Highly rated GK from DC uniteds academy signs for Watford! Another youth american abroad. Good luck to the boy.

http://staypozzotive.wordpress.com/2013/06/02...

Jzaval01
Post #2
Wednesday June 5, 2013 5:02am

Joined May 2013
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nice always wish luck to our yanks abroad

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #3
Sunday August 4, 2013 11:26pm

Joined Dec 2012
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Seems to be impressing, should get a US youth call up.

http://gkicon.com/LatestNews/LatestNewsDetail...

navi8132
New York
Post #4
Sunday August 4, 2013 11:31pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Please kids just stay in the MLS for your first 2 years of your pro career.

Nick4235
Boston, Mass
Post #5
Monday August 5, 2013 12:53am

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 164
Original post from navi8132

Please kids just stay in the MLS for your first 2 years of your pro career.


Sorry but as long as kids are getting offers, especially from clubs in big footballing countries, they will be heading to Europe.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #6
Monday August 5, 2013 4:48pm

Joined Nov 2012
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The elite development that can be administered under the tutelage of a European team will be much more comprehensive and likely to take hold. I'm not saying that we're not capable of doing the exact same thing, our emerging academy system (particularly in Dallas) is testament to that...but until we start saturating our country with elite coaches/staff, we will not be able to compete.

If the couple/few years training/playing in Europe don't make them into an elite player, there's still plenty of space in the MLS for promising, young, American talent.

Know Nothing
Post #7
Monday August 5, 2013 8:11pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,781
Original post from recycledhumans

The elite development that can be administered under the tutelage of a European team will be much more comprehensive and likely to take hold. I'm not saying that we're not capable of doing the exact same thing, our emerging academy system (particularly in Dallas) is testament to that...but until we start saturating our country with elite coaches/staff, we will not be able to compete.



If he were a field player, I would agree...but the one thing we can produce are keepers.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #8
Monday August 5, 2013 8:31pm

Joined May 2013
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US GKs seem to always go to Europe which is great. Good for the guy.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #9
Monday August 5, 2013 9:27pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
Original post from Know Nothing

If he were a field player, I would agree...but the one thing we can produce are keepers.


Yeah i know nothing about this kid in particular, I was really just voicing an opinion about US (field) players in general in regards to youth development.

I've heard it said that Americans excel at GK due to the fact that we all grow up playing hand-eye coordination oriented sports, and as such we have a leg-up on the competition. i'm inclined to believe it, and would expect that basketball players would make the best out-of-sport transplants. They're generally tall, they're used to catching balls rather than smacking them away, and they can jump higher than most for punches/catches.

CBoyd3142
Probably far from where you are...
Post #10
Monday August 5, 2013 9:45pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 320
Original post from recycledhumans

Yeah i know nothing about this kid in particular, I was really just voicing an opinion about US (field) players in general in regards to youth development.

I've heard it said that Americans excel at GK due to the fact that we all grow up playing hand-eye coordination oriented sports, and as such we have a leg-up on the competition. i'm inclined to believe it, and would expect that basketball players would make the best out-of-sport transplants. They're generally tall, they're used to catching balls rather than smacking them away, and they can jump higher than most for punches/catches.


See Brad Friedel - discovered on a basketball court.
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EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #11
Monday August 5, 2013 9:51pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,292
Original post from CBoyd3142

See Brad Friedel - discovered on a basketball court.


Lmao that's great. I can just imagine a young Brad Friedel with his giant bald head and oddly AmeriEnglish accent on a basketball court.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #12
Monday August 5, 2013 9:56pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,449
Top level soccer is in Europe, if any opportunity comes to head to Europe any youth player would take it..no matter what position. All the European youth academies focus to keep that top level and if a American youth an join one of them, it does nothing but benefit.

Makes you think what if Adu had taken that offer from inter when he was a kid, where would he be know...not in brazil that's forsure...

Only thing I have to complain about is the low number of young American CB's heading abroad...


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