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blaise213
Post #106
Tuesday December 30, 2014 6:01am

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So now you can include him into the 2015 Gold Cup roster or maybe even the U-20 WC

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #107
Tuesday December 30, 2014 6:19am

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Now it' time to get excited.

USAPROSPECTS indicated that there are multiple teams looking to sign Zelalem on a loan deal in January for the second half of the season. I think he would be wise to do it.

cleancutimage
Post #108
Tuesday December 30, 2014 6:26am

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Great news! Hope he got his citizenship with a US soccer jersey on.

skangles
DC
Post #109
Tuesday December 30, 2014 6:51am

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My favorite part of Goff's story is this line:

Zelalem visited the Passport Agency on 19th Street Northwest, three blocks from the White House, and was recognized by at least two bystanders.


The fact that more than one person recognized an 18 year old kid that plies his trade overseas and isn't regularly seen during Arsenal broadcasts due to his lack of playing time truly signifies just how far we have come as a soccer nation!

blaise213
Post #110
Tuesday December 30, 2014 7:25am

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I forgot about the USAprospects guy...

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #111
Tuesday December 30, 2014 9:21am

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Jurgen will probably tell Ramos to call him for u20 WC if he doesn't call him himself. Great news.

navi8132
New York
Post #112
Tuesday December 30, 2014 2:08pm

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Would he ever come to NYCFC on loan? I will answer my own question: No. I think mid to low level Championship team loan is reasonable, somewhere to get a consistent 45 minutes per game hopefully. He is still not physically developed enough to be a go to man for a team of adults. Don't be surprised if he rides the bench even in championship. (THATS NOT HATE).

lions4512
Post #113
Tuesday December 30, 2014 5:20pm

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So, it's pretty much official. Sunil Gulati "Gedion Zelalem is now a U.S. citizen. At his request we have started the FIFA process which would allow him to be eligible for the #USMNT", let the party begin.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #114
Tuesday December 30, 2014 5:42pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from skangles

My favorite part of Goff's story is this line:

The fact that more than one person recognized an 18 year old kid that plies his trade overseas and isn't regularly seen during Arsenal broadcasts due to his lack of playing time truly signifies just how far we have come as a soccer nation!


Warms the cockels of me 'eart, that does...now if we can get people to be able to recognize players from their local MLS teams, we may really be on to something!

46and2
Post #115
Tuesday December 30, 2014 7:20pm

Joined Dec 2012
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Original post from 2tone

I like the look of Sonora, but I like the look of Hyndman as well.

Until or if Zelalem gets US citizenship everything he does at club level is moot.


I agree with you there. Granted, it's been in fits and starts, but what I've been able to see of Hyndman so far has looked quite promising. Plays both ways, distributes well, very calm in traffic and solid vision.

It's easy to get over-excited by prospects, but it's always fun to imaging what we could put on the field in the next few years. The U20 and Olympic teams (where it's appropriate to have expectations for these players) could be pretty exciting with players like Hyndman, Zelalem, Green, Rubin, Pfeffer, Arriola, Flores, Steffen, Sonora, Canouse, etc. etc.

Certainly promising to have Zelalem seemingly in the fold now.

blaise213
Post #116
Tuesday December 30, 2014 7:29pm

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Shawn Parker, You're NEXT !

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #117
Tuesday December 30, 2014 8:07pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,570
Original post from 46and2

I agree with you there. Granted, it's been in fits and starts, but what I've been able to see of Hyndman so far has looked quite promising. Plays both ways, distributes well, very calm in traffic and solid vision.

It's easy to get over-excited by prospects, but it's always fun to imaging what we could put on the field in the next few years. The U20 and Olympic teams (where it's appropriate to have expectations for these players) could be pretty exciting with players like Hyndman, Zelalem, Green, Rubin, Pfeffer, Arriola, Flores, Steffen, Sonora, Canouse, etc. etc.

Certainly promising to have Zelalem seemingly in the fold now.


Oh I agree. I think that the exciting part is the plethora of young players coming up.

navi8132
New York
Post #118
Tuesday December 30, 2014 8:08pm

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Shawn AND Devante Parker are next.

hamsamwich
Post #119
Tuesday December 30, 2014 8:30pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,313
The truth is these dual nationals are sort of bridging a gap between or current us-based talent, and where it will be wc22 and wc26. There are more of the likes of Pulisic and gyau and Rubin and Morris etc than there are of these dual nationals, but their high talent level is a benchmark that must be met or exceeded by our "American" players.

tylercocinas
Post #120
Tuesday December 30, 2014 9:05pm

Joined Aug 2012
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Original post from navi8132

Shawn AND Devante Parker are next.


Would be great to get those two into the fold before 2016. Devante could absolutely be on the Olympic team and if Shawn can get healthy and find consistent minutes for Augsburg he could be in the mix for minutes with USMNT.

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