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skangles
DC
Post #16
Friday August 2, 2013 10:29pm

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Original post from richieJkulesaNY

talking about an 11 year old kid is kinda creepy.


True, he's at least 3 years away from being eligible to suit up for DC United.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #17
Friday August 2, 2013 10:45pm

Joined Sep 2012
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Original post from Nick4235

Don't mean to seem like an ass but was that your kid or perhaps little brothers team he picked apart there? Do you hate fun? Sorry but this is such an American attitude. Here everything is about sportsmanship. We worry way too much about hurting someone's feelings on the sports field. He's having fun and telling a kid not to use his skills is stunting his growth and confidence as a player. He works hard to learn how to do them and then we have people sitting around and calling him a showoff or a jerk. He worked hard and is trying to get noticed by scouts and deserves to show what he can do.


Haha I'm not too convinced our nation is about sportsmanship. From Randy Moss mooning in the in-zone, to LeBron James putting his nuts in someone's face for a dunk, not to mention the trash talking between plays, timeouts, etc. but I see your point. I see no problem with making someone look stupid, as long as you make them look stupid and not yourself haha

skangles
DC
Post #18
Friday August 2, 2013 11:03pm

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I hate this alleged ridiculousness in the US that its poor sportsmanship in pro sports to run up the score on your opponent. What a joke. If pro athletes cannot handle getting embarrassed because it hurts their feelings then maybe they should focus on not playing horrible in the first place and realize that they owe the fans who have paid their hard earned money to come to the event a better effort. I love European basketball for the fact that they play until the final whistle. If doesn't matter if they're up by 20 then they try to go up by 22, Klinsmann style.

Know Nothing
Post #19
Friday August 2, 2013 11:37pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,880
Original post from skangles

I hate this alleged ridiculousness in the US that its poor sportsmanship in pro sports to run up the score on your opponent. What a joke. If pro athletes cannot handle getting embarrassed because it hurts their feelings then maybe they should focus on not playing horrible in the first place and realize that they owe the fans who have paid their hard earned money to come to the event a better effort. I love European basketball for the fact that they play until the final whistle. If doesn't matter if they're up by 20 then they try to go up by 22, Klinsmann style.


Too true...figure out how to stop them or quit your whining. Consider it a learning experience.

(of course I do hate it when Bill Bellichek does it for some reason...going for it on 4th down in a 52-7 game is a bit much).

Nick4235
Boston, Mass
Post #20
Saturday August 3, 2013 1:59am

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 164
Original post from Fraser31

Haha I'm not too convinced our nation is about sportsmanship. From Randy Moss mooning in the in-zone, to LeBron James putting his nuts in someone's face for a dunk, not to mention the trash talking between plays, timeouts, etc. but I see your point. I see no problem with making someone look stupid, as long as you make them look stupid and not yourself haha


Haha you may have me there but I guess my counter would be A) these are post scoring celebrations B) those are pros and I think pro sports

In America we are taught never to show up opponents. Hell during I've had coaches tell us to stop scoring in both baseball and soccer. That's ridiculous and I always ignore that crap. If I have a chance to score I'm gunna do it.

Second pros are allowed to celebrate (as they should be) but people get PISSED when kids do it. I remember like a year or two ago a high school football player ran into the end zone for the game winning touchdown in the state Super Bowl and it was taken back because his arm was in the air for 1 second. I've seen basketball players get Ts for nailing a 3 and holding there hand up for 2 seconds. It's crap.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #21
Friday January 3, 2014 12:25am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,388
http://youtu.be/N8D2Dz5loJ4

I'm not gonna get my hopes up or anything but dammit I'm getting my hopes up!!!

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #22
Friday January 3, 2014 12:39am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,606
Original post from EKneezy

http://youtu.be/N8D2Dz5loJ4

I'm not gonna get my hopes up or anything but dammit I'm getting my hopes up!!!


Spain will try to steal him. Talented kid, but he has a long way to go. Many talented kids wash out.

navi8132
New York
Post #23
Friday January 3, 2014 1:04am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 3,122
wow boy those are some FIFA14 moves right there

rjw77
Post #24
Friday January 3, 2014 1:26am

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 289
I really like that one move where he pulls the ball back, turns away from the direction he was going and then immediately turns back to the way he was originally going and beats his man with a burst of speed, made me want to implement that into my game lol learning how to play soccer from an 11 year old!

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #25
Friday January 3, 2014 1:35am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,517
Saw some highlights of this kid awhile back, his skill at his age is sick. Still really young tho. Real Madrid snapped him up quick. Hope he doesn't forget where he comes from..

stone88
Post #26
Friday January 3, 2014 2:11am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,525
Original post from Scout92

Saw some highlights of this kid awhile back, his skill at his age is sick. Still really young tho. Real Madrid snapped him up quick. Hope he doesn't forget where he comes from..


Well, apparently he attends the American International school in Madrid!

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #27
Friday January 3, 2014 3:59am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,517
Original post from stone88

Well, apparently he attends the American International school in Madrid!


Good.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #28
Friday January 3, 2014 5:15am

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 999
Original post from 2tone

Spain will try to steal him. Talented kid, but he has a long way to go. Many talented kids wash out.


You mean try to give him Citizenship in 6,7,8 years?

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #29
Friday January 3, 2014 5:28am

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 999
Wow!!, sweet, He is of Indian Origin.

admsghs27
Post #30
Friday January 3, 2014 5:29am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Not sure how long he has been in Spain but by age 16 he could gain his citizenship. Doubt he will play for Spain since they already have several players as or more talented than him at his age across Spain. was doing some research and Madrid is not even a top 5 development academy in Spain. La masia is #1. Same goes for lederman he will get spainish citizenship soon. Messi was called by Spain youth national teams but he declined even tho he was there at a very early age.

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