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Bshredder
Post #1
Tuesday June 26, 2012 8:43pm

Joined Aug 2011
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What does everyone make of the 4 year deal Kiesewetter signed with Stuttgart in the offseason?

A 4 year professional deal for a 19 year old is a big investment for any club. Typically it's a 2 year deal for an unproven guy. A 4 year deal suggests that Stuttgart really do believe in him.

Kiesewetter is likely the starting forward for the US U20 team if he is ever released by Stuttgart for U20 camps (I don't think he is likely to be released - only for the World Cup if they qualify).

What I like about Kiesewetter is that he is extremely strong and tall at 6'3. He's also good with the ball for someone his size

m vann
Post #2
Tuesday June 26, 2012 9:07pm

Joined Jun 2012
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Stuttgart made a huge investment and I hope he isn't fast tracked to the 1st team just because of the investment. My hope is that Stuttgart recognize their investment and patiently groom him. If Stuttgart and Kiesewetter play their cards right maybe the potential for 1st team action increases after the winter break. I'm also keeping my fingers crossed they don't just see his size and decent ball skills are convert him to a CB. We need more young strikers in our player pool!!

Bshredder
Post #3
Tuesday June 26, 2012 9:12pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,454
Original post from m vann

Stuttgart made a huge investment and I hope he isn't fast tracked to the 1st team just because of the investment. My hope is that Stuttgart recognize their investment and patiently groom him. If Stuttgart and Kiesewetter play their cards right maybe the potential for 1st team action increases after the winter break. I'm also keeping my fingers crossed they don't just see his size and decent ball skills are convert him to a CB. We need more young strikers in our player pool!!


Good point.. I spoke with Kiesewetter and he played some CB and RB for Hertha's U23s last year. He was polite but didn't really like it. He's a forward.

I don't think he's first team material this upcoming season. Probably the year after he may start getting some minutes. He just turned 19 and may not be fully grown yet either.

Bear06
Post #4
Thursday June 28, 2012 4:27am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 126
I was going through some of Hertha Berlin forums and the fans were pissed that Belin let go Kiesewetter.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #5
Tuesday February 25, 2014 12:49am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,081
Keisewetter is on loan from Stuttgart with Hertha Berlin, and scoring goals for Hertha Berlin II again.

I was surprised Ramos never really gave him a shot at his preferred striker spot for the U-20's. Keep an eye on this kid he is still a very talented young player. Tall, fast, and very good movement off and on the ball. He is like Boyd but a much better dribbler.

I wonder if he has a shot with Stuttgart's first team next season?

Chrisou101
Post #6
Tuesday February 25, 2014 12:53am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 463
Man I completely forgot about this guy. Good luck to the kid though.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #7
Tuesday February 25, 2014 12:55am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,081
I updated he is on loan with Hertha Berlin.


A big question for U.S. fans heading into the World Cup is surely on Jozy Altidore and just what is plaguing the young striker at Sunderland.
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