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Yanks Abroad 2017-18: Pulisic & Friends

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  1. Titans Bastard

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    Now that the summer transfer window is firmly in the rear view mirror, let's reboot the thread with a list w/ birth years for rough age calculation.

    Germany is the largest European destination for Americans by far, both because their foreigner rules are looser than most other big Euro countries and because there are far more German-born Americans than French-born Americans, say.

    Mexico is the biggest repository of foreign-based American soccer players, but it has been the exclusive haunt of those with a Mexican passport. DaMarcus Beasley's stint at Puebla some years ago represents the only exception that I can think of since Eric Wynalda played for León in the late 90s.

    Belgium
    First Division A
    GK Ethan Horvath — 1995 — Club Brugge
    CM Juan Pablo Torres — 1999— Lokeren
    AM Kenny Saeif — 1993 — Gent

    Bosnia & Herzegovina
    Premier League
    AM Nermin Crnkić — 1992 — Sarajevo

    Colombia
    Categoría Primera A
    GK Kevin Piedrahita — 1991 — La Equidad

    Costa Rica
    Primera División
    DF Ivan Luquetta — 1996 — Alajuelense

    Denmark
    Superliga
    GK Mike Lansing — 1994 — Aalborg
    CM Perry Kitchen — 1992 — Randers
    FW Emmanuel Sabbi — 1997 — Hobro

    1. Division
    CM George Fochive — 1992 — Viborg

    England
    Premier League
    RB DeAndre Yedlin — 1993 — Newcastle United
    CB Geoff Cameron — 1985 — Stoke City
    CM Emerson Hyndman — 1996 — Bournemouth
    CM Danny Williams — 1989 — Huddersfield Town
    CM Gedion Zelalem — 1997 — Arsenal

    Championship
    RB Eric Lichaj — 1988 — Nottingham Forest
    CB Cameron Carter-Vickers — 1997 — Sheffield United (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
    CB Tim Ream —1987—Fulham
    LB Antonee Robinson — 1997 — Bolton Wanderers (on loan from Everton)
    AM Lynden Gooch — 1995 — Sunderland

    League One
    GK Brendan Moore — 1992 — Rochdale
    LB Niall Mason — 1997 — Doncaster Rovers
    CM Sebastien Des Pres —1998 — Blackpool
    AM Gboly Ariyibi — 1995 — MK Dons (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
    AM Duane Holmes — 1994 — Scunthorpe United

    Finland
    Veikkausliiga
    CM Verneri Välimaa — 1993 — JJK
    AM Brian Span — 1992 — IFK Mariehamn

    Ykkönen
    GK Tim Murray — 1987 — Honka
    CB Etchu Tabe — 1986 — Ekenäs
    CM Daniel Stevens — 1985 — GrIFK
    AM Josue Soto — 1989 — Oulu
    FW Christian Eissele — 1992 — Jaro

    France
    Ligue 2
    GK Quentin Westberg — 1986 —Auxerre
    FW Jordan Siebatcheu — 1996 —Reims
    FW Maki Tall — 1995 — Tours

    Germany
    Bundesliga
    RB Timothy Chandler — 1990 — Eintracht Frankfurt
    CB John Brooks — 1993 — Wolfsburg
    CM Weston McKennie — 1998 — Schalke
    CM Caleb Stanko — 1993 — Freiburg
    AM Fabian Johnson — 1987 — Borussia Mönchengladbach
    AM Christian Pulisic — 1998 — Borussia Dortmund
    FW Aron Jóhannsson — 1990 — Werder Bremen
    FW Bobby Wood — 1992 — Hamburg

    2.Bundesliga
    GK Kenneth Kronholm — 1985 — Holstein Kiel
    RB Ken Gipson — 1996 — Sandhausen
    CM Mael Corboz — 1994 — Duisburg
    CM Alfredo Morales —1990 — Ingolstadt
    AM McKinze Gaines — 1998 — Darmstadt
    AM Jann George —1992 —Jahn Regensburg
    AM Jerome Kiesewetter — 1993 — Fortuna Düsseldorf
    AM Kevin Lankford — 1998 — Heidenheim
    FW Terrence Boyd — 1991 — Darmstadt
    FW Julian Green — 1995 — Greuther Fürth (on loan from Stuttgart)
    FW Andrew Wooten — 1989 — Sandhausen
    FW Haji Wright — 1998 — Sandhausen (on loan from Schalke)

    3. Liga
    GK David Yelldell — 1981 — Sonnenhof Großaspach
    CM Royal-Dominique Fennell — 1989 — Halle
    AM Joe Gyau — 1992 — Sonnenhof Großaspach
    AM Devann Yao — 1990 — Meppen
    FW Marc Heider — 1986 — Osnabrück
    FW Robbie Kristo — 1993 — Osnabrück
    FW Mario Rodriguez — 1994 — Sonnenhof Großaspach
    FW Isaiah Young — 1998 — Werder Bremen II

    Regionalliga
    GK Jonathan Klinsmann — 1997 — Hertha Berlin II
    CB Javan Torre — 1993 — FSV Frankfurt
    CM Fehim Dedic — 1996 — 1860 Rosenheim
    CM Bryan Gaul — 1989 — Elversberg
    CM Justin Kinjo — 1997 — Fortuna Düsseldorf II
    CM Ryan Malone — 1992 — Lokomotive Leipzig
    AM Junior Ebot-Etchi — 1996 — Weiche Flensburg
    AM Junior Flores — 1996 — Borussia Dortmund II
    AM Masami Okada — 1991 — Babelsberg
    AM Joel Soñora — 1996 — Stuttgart II
    AM Timothy Tillman — 1999 — Bayern Munich II
    FW Kouami Dalmeida — 1990 — FSV Frankfurt

    Iceland
    Úrvalsdeild
    GK Will Dieterich — 1987 — Grindavík
    AM Dion Acoff — 1991 — Valur

    Israel
    Premier League
    FW Aaron Schoenfeld — 1990 — Maccabi Tel Aviv

    Italy
    Serie C
    AM Joshua Perez — 1998 — Livorno (on loan from Fiorentina)

    Japan
    J.League
    GK Daniel Schmidt — 1992 — Vegalta Sendai

    Lithuania
    A Lyga
    FW Philip Atbashyan — 1997 — Utenis Utena

    Mexico
    Liga MX
    GK Lalo Fernandez — 1992 — Tigres
    GK Bernabé Magaña — 1993 — Pumas
    GK William Yarbrough — 1989 — León
    CB Ventura Alvarado — 1992 — Santos Lagona
    CB Omar Gonzalez — 1988 — Pachuca
    CB Michael Orozco — 1986 — Tijuana
    LB Jonathan Bornstein — 1984 — Querétaro
    LB Edgar Castillo — 1986 — Monterrey
    LB Jorge Villafaña — 1989 — Santos Laguna
    CM Joe Corona — 1990 — Tijuana
    CM Jonathan Gonzalez — 1999 — Monterrey
    CM Alejandro Guido — 1994 — Tijuana
    CM Rodrigo Lopez — 1987 — Toluca (on loan from Celaya)
    CM Jose Francisco Torres — 1987 — Tigres

    Ascenso MX
    GK Carlos Lopez — 1996 — Dorados de Sinaloa (on loan from Tijuana)
    LB Kevin Huezo — 1991 — Murciélagos
    LB John Requejo — 1996 — Dorados de Sinaloa (on loan from Tijuana)
    LB Josue Soto — 1995 — Cimarrones de Sonora (on loan from Querétaro)
    LB Jesus Vazquez Ocampo — 1995 — Atlante (on loan from Tigres)
    CM Fernando Arce, Jr. — 1996 — Dorados de Sinaloa (on loan from Tijuana)
    CM Manny Guzman — 1986 — Venados
    AM Jesus Vazquez Delgadillo — 1994 — Universidad de Guadalajara
    AM Alejandro Zendejas — 1998 — Zacatepec (on loan from Chivas)
    FW Amando Moreno — 1995 — Dorados de Sinaloa (on loan from Tijuana)

    Liga Premier
    GK Justin Perez — 1992 — Pacific
    GK Estevan Vazquez — 1996 — Halcones de Morelos
    GK Samuel Velazquez — 1997 — Tijuana Premier
    GK Pablo Villar — 1996 — Irapuato
    GK Luis Zamudio — 1998 — América Premier
    DF Cristian Cruz — 1995 — Loros de Colima (on loan from Morelia)
    DF Andy Garcia — 1995 — Toluca Premier
    DF Marco Jaime — 1995 — Gavilanes de Matamoros
    DF Juan Monticelli — 1997 — Irapuato
    MF Christopher Bermudez — 1999 — Pachuca Premier
    MF Sergio Buenrostro — 1994 — Querétaro Premier
    MF Alexis de la Rosa — 1996 — Santos Laguna Premier
    MF Dennis Flores — 1993 — León Premier
    MF Irvin Gijon — 1994 — Morelia Premier
    MF Eder Guerrero — 1992 — Morelia Premier
    MF Ernest Nungaray — 1992 — Morelia Premier
    MF Brian Perez — 1999 — Tijuana Premier
    MF Flavio Perez — 1995 — León Premier
    FW Juan Albisar — 1998 — Querétaro Premier
    FW Joaquin Hernandez — 1994 — Monterrey Premier
    FW Osvaldo Ramirez — 1997 — Pachuca Premier
    FW Oscar Romero — 1996 — Pumas Premier
    FW Omar Salgado — 1993 — Tigres Premier

    Netherlands
    Eredivisie
    RB Desevio Payne — 1995 — Excelsior
    CB Matt Miazga — 1995 — Vitesse (on loan from Chelsea)
    CB Shane O’Neill — 1993 — Excelsior

    Eerste Divisie
    FW Kai Koreniuk — 1998 — AZ Alkmaar II
    FW Andrija Novakovich — 1996 — Telstar (on loan from Reading)

    Norway
    Eliteserien
    GK Alex Horwath — 1987 — Brann
    CB Stefan Antonijevic — 1989 — Lillestrøm
    FW Rubio Rubin — 1996 — Stabæk

    First Division
    CM Conor O’Brien — 1988 — IK Start

    Poland
    Ekstraklasa
    CB Shawn Barry — 1990 — Korona Kielce

    Portugal
    Liga Pro [division II]
    CM Keaton Parks — 1997 — Benfica B

    South Africa
    Premier Division
    FW Nana Akosah-Bempeh — 1997 — Cape Town City

    Sweden
    Allsvenskan
    GK Josh Wicks — 1983 — Sirius
    CB Brendan Hines-Ike — 1994 — Örebro
    CM Mix Diskerud — 1990 — IFK Göteborg (on loan from New York City FC)
    AM Romain Gall — 1995 — GIF Sundsvall

    Superettan
    GK Matt Pyzdrowski — 1986 — Helsingborg
    CB Alex DeJohn — 1991 — Dalkurd
    AM Paul Torres — 1991 — Syrianska
    FW Emil Bellander — 1994 — Åtvidaberg
    FW Andy Stadler — 1988 — Dalkurd
     
  2. Titans Bastard

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    I was going to post a list of youth and reserve players, but please accept my apologies for the interruption....

    Manchester City sign American Erik Palmer-Brown

    This is not official, but it's been confirmed by some other reporters in US soccer circles. EPB will move on a free in January and then go on loan, possibly to somewhere in the Eredivisie.

    Palmer-Brown is good. I don't love the choice to sign for Man City. Chasing that EPL money frequently leads to poor developmental outcomes. Hopefully there's a clear plan put in place regarding a loan and EPB's development. He needs to be getting games somewhere.

    Man City was not the only club after him, so hopefully some of the rest will have a spot for him on loan. Winning a CB spot in the middle of the season can be tricky, of course.
     
  3. Titans Bastard

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    Youth academy + Reserve league players:

    Argentina
    Primera Division
    DF Noah Toribio — 1999 — Banfield
    MF Matko Miljevic — 2001 — Argentinos Juniors

    Denmark
    Superliga
    AM Jonathan Amon — 1999 — Nordsjælland

    England
    Premier League
    GK Brandon Austin — 1999 — Tottenham Hotspur U-23
    GK Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen — 2001 — Everton U-18
    RB Matthew Olosunde — 1998 — Manchester United U-23
    CM Kyle Scott — 1997 — Chelsea U-23

    Championship
    GK Gabe Rosario — 1999 — Reading U-18
    RB Marlon Fossey — 1998 — Fulham U-23
    CB Giles Phillips — 1997 — Queens Park Rangers U-23
    CB Callum Stretch — 1999 — Aston Villa U-18
    CM James Murphy — 1997 — Sheffield Wednesday U-23
    AM Luca de la Torre — 1998 — Fulham U-23

    France
    Ligue 1
    AM Aziel Jackson — 2001 — Toulouse U-17
    FW Timothy Weah — 2000 — Paris Saint-Germain U-19

    Germany
    Bundesliga
    GK Brady Scott — 1999 — Köln U-19
    RB Corey Anton — 1999 — Hoffenheim U-19
    CB Trevor Zwetsloot — 1999 — Werder Bremen U-19
    DF Elias Thomas — 2001 — Wolfsburg U-17
    CM Lyonel Hyer — 1999 — Hannover U-19
    CM Malik Tillman — 2002 — Bayern Munich U-17
    AM Shaft Brewer — 1999 — RB Leipzig U-19
    AM Jalen Hawkins — 2001 — Bayern Munich U-17
    AM Nick Taitague — 1999 — Schalke U-19
    FW Justin Butler — 2001 — Bayern Munich U-17
    FW Nasuhi-Noah Jones — 2002 — RB Leipzig U-16

    2.Bundesliga
    CB Lennard Maloney — 1999 — Union Berlin U-19

    3. Liga
    CM Ian Hoffmann — 2001 — Karlsruhe U-17
    CM Cody Sundquist — 1999 — Osnabrück U-19

    Italy
    Serie A
    FW Sal Esposito — 2001 — Genoa

    Serie B
    MF Rafael Iacovelli — 2000 — Cesena

    Mexico
    Liga MX
    GK Benny Diaz — 1998 — Querétaro U-20
    GK Hector Holguin — 2001 — Santos Laguna U-17
    DF Michael Barragan — 2002 — Atlas U-15
    DF Adair Casas — 1997 — Morelia U-20
    DF Alberto Diaz — 2000 — Necaxa U-17
    DF Jonathan Esparza — 1999 — Tijuana U-20
    DF Sergio Gonzalez — 2000 — Tijuana U-17
    DF Sebastian Medina — 2001 — Atlas U-17
    DF Hector Montalvo — 1998 — Tigres U-20
    DF Diego Nunez — 2000 — Querétaro U-17
    DF Joseph Perez — 1997 — Puebla U-20
    DF Leobardo Tenorio — 2002 — Tijuana U-15
    DF Angel Uribe — 1999 — Tijuana U-20
    MF Edson Alvarado — 1998 — Tijuana U-20
    MF Sagir Arce — 2002 — Morelia U-15
    MF Jesus Enriquez — 1997 — Tijuana U-20
    MF Carlos Flores — 1998 — Santos Laguna U-20
    MF Mario Lopez — 2002 — Tijuana U-15
    MF Leo Marquez — 1999 — León U-20
    MF Antonio Nava — 1999 — Tijuana U-20
    MF Jonathan Navarro — 1998 — Santos Laguna U-20
    MF Jacobo Reyes — 2000 — Monterrey U-20
    MF Pedro Reyes — 2002 — Tijuana U-15
    MF Jared Romero — 2000 — Tijuana U-20
    MF Pedro Santos — 1999 — Querétaro U-20
    MF Jonathan Suarez — 1997 — Querétaro U-20
    MF Oscar Velazquez — 2000 — Morelia U-17
    FW Jose Adame — 2000 — Atlas U-17
    FW Jerry Ayon — 2001 — Morelia U-17
    FW Ernesto Espinoza — 1999 — Tijuana U-20
    FW Manuel Lopez — 2000 — Santos Laguna U-17
    FW Luis Salazar — 2000 — Cruz Azul U-17

    Ascenso MX
    MF Adrian Villa — 1999 — Atlante

    Netherlands
    Eredivisie
    DF Sergino Dest — 2000 — Ajax
    DF Stuart Ritchie — 2001 — Groningen
    MF Joshua Pynadath — 2002 — Ajax

    Portugal
    Primeira Liga
    GK C.J. dos Santos — 2000 — Benfica

    Scotland
    Premier League
    GK Wojciech Gayda — 1998 — Hearts U-20

    Spain
    La Liga
    RB Shaquell Moore — 1996 — Levante B
    CM Ben Lederman — 2000 — Barcelona Juvenil B
    AM Mukwelle Akale — 1997 — Villarreal C
    MF Ali Khatoun — 1998 — Leganés Juvenil B
    MF Lawson Sunderland — 2001 — Levante
    FW Konrad de la Fuente — 2001 — Barcelona Juvenil B
     
  4. Titans Bastard

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    Some players just breaking into first team soccer to keep an eye on:

    1. Weston McKennie, Schalke. A center midfield who is highly athletic and highly skilled. He's not going to start much for Schalke with Goretzka and Bentaleb ahead of him, but Tedesco has already been using him off the bench most games early on. His greatest weakness at the moment is on the defensive side of the game, where his lack of experience can result in poor positioning. Long-term he will likely be a box-to-box mid, so he needs to improve but he doesn't need to develop the skillset of a classic DM.

    My hope is that his motor, skills, vision, and physicality can replicate the presence of Jermaine Jones in the midfield, but without the frustrating hero complex.

    2. Jonathan Gonzalez, Monterrey. Another CM. Gonzalez didn't quite come out of nowhere this year because he's been regularly called for U18 camps over the last few years. However, Mexico-based youth players tend to get less hype because (a) the vast majority of them never amount to anything and (b) it's hard to get as much video/scouting reports on them. Gonzalez had a strong preseason and has won a place in Monterrey's 4-3-3. This should raise eyebrows because he just turned 18 in April, he's beaten out some quality players, and Monterrey just keep winning (1st place, 20 pts from 8 games). I haven't seen too much of him just yet, so I don't have a great feel for the type of CM he is.

    3. Haji Wright, Sandhausen (loan from Schalke). Wright has good technique for a very tall forward. The questions with him have always been whether he could get the most out of his size and his soccer IQ. For the US U17s, his decision making looked very poor to me and he was also one of those big guys who liked to drift wide and thought he was a winger instead of a CF. He had a good goalscoring record with Schalke U19 last year; usually the hopeless case guys with terrible soccer IQs fail that test. How he does in the 2BL should give us a better sense of his trajectory.

    FYI: Josh Sargent, who is going to sign abroad somewhere in the winter (Werder is rumored), is by most accounts a better forward prospect.

    4. Cameron Carter-Vickers, Sheffield United (loan from Spurs). CCV has been totally dominant at the U20 level for the US, but his club progress seems to have stalled out over the last year or two. Certainly, breaking into Spurs' back line is very difficult, but he has fumbled opportunities in preseason and in cup games. Now he's on loan in the Championship, where he's been on the bench for his first few games. The concern with CCV is that he reached physical maturity early, which contributed to his YNT dominance, and augurs a lower ceiling. We'll see.

    5. Keaton Parks, Benfica B. Parks is a weird case. He's a big, slow, but skilled CM who went from playing HS ball in Texas to a small Portuguese club. A potential sale went bad six months after his debut, he was frozen out, and spent the rest of the season in court trying to get out of his contract. Now he's with Benfica B where he's quickly become a starter and seems to be getting good reviews. I'm never sure what to make of this guy, but he's interesting.
     
  5. Titans Bastard

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    German-American right back Ashton Götz signed for Roda JC in the Eredivisie. Previously, he was a squad player for Hamburg but was released over the summer. He went straight into the team and started over the weekend.

    Nick Taitague is toiling away with Schalke U19:



    He could wind up as a central attacker or a winger. It's too soon to tell if he's truly on the Bundesliga track but so far so good.
     
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    That´s Corey Anton, 17yo. If he won´t make it in footie, he´s got another potential in him.

    (He was already playing for the german U18, but that was already half a year ago, when he was still with 1.FC Kaiserslauterns U19. Now with Hoffenheim, he wasn´t picked, yet, if I didn´t miss it. But he´s playing at Hoffenheims U19 and if he keeps playing, he could be picked up to the U18 again. If he won´t get picked for Germany´s Under XX teams, he could decide that he joins the US teams. That´s my guess.)
     
  7. Titans Bastard

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    Anton played for Hoffenheim U19 as recently as late August, but Transfermarkt says he's out with a "cruciate ligament rupture", which sounds bad and long-term.

    We really need some decent fullback prospects, so that's not helpful.


    In other news, Luca de la Torre has signed an extension at Fulham.



    He made three League Cup appearances last season, but has yet to debut in the Championship. This year, he's been dealing with an injury from preseason.
     
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    CCV scores the lone goal (and winner) for Sheffield United on his debut.

     
  9. Titans Bastard

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    Video of the goal, a scramble of a corner:

     
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    I'm not really a club over country kind of guy, but fuck all that noise.
     
  11. Titans Bastard

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    Ben Grant, a kid from the Richmond area is apparently with Norwich City.



    Based on an article from a few years ago, he has an English father, hence his move before age 18 and no work permit hurdles.
     
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    That picture looks like he should be playing U13
     
  13. Titans Bastard

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    Another kid spotted by internet sleuths. Luca Lewis, an '01 goalkeeper who spent a couple of years playing in the DA with IMG Academy, is now with Torino's U17 squad.
     
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    Yedlin played 90 for Newcastle yesterday. It will be a huge relief to have him back in US camp in October.

    Down in Mexico, another start and well-reviewed performance for Jonathan Gonzalez:



    A few local media outlets named him MOTM. Monterrey won again and remain unbeaten after nine. Gonzalez won't get too much hype in the US based on club play because Liga MX flies under the radar here. However, the speed with which he's ensconced himself in a very good midfield at his age is, I think, really impressive. The Mexican press reported that Monterrey's manager has talked to Juan Carlos Osorio about him, but Gonzalez is provisionally cap-tied to the US and my understanding is that there's not much flight risk here. If things continue, I would not be shocked if he's given a look in US camp before the World Cup.



    Random: Monterrey's opponent Atlas brought Ravel Morrison off the bench in the same game.
     
  15. Titans Bastard

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    Weston McKennie is about to make his first Bundesliga start. It's against Bayern, so good luck kid!

    In less consequential news, former RSL academy midfielder Sebastien Des Pres has made the long distance move from Blackpool to Fleetwood, both in League One. He's only ever played in secondary cups thus far.
     
  16. Titans Bastard

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    Josh Sargent's rumored move to Werder Bremen is now official:



    It sounds like he will arrive in Bremen sometime after next month's U17 World Cup, but that he may not be eligible to play any official youth games until the 2018-19 season. He doesn't turn 18 until February, which is outside the player registration window in Germany.

    Haji Wright got around this by signing a one-year contract with the New York Cosmos because this allowed him to enter Germany as an out of contract professional rather than as an amateur like Sargent. My understanding is that out of contract pros can sign outside transfer windows, but amateurs cannot. If I were Sargent's representation, I would have tried to get a symbolic PR contract with a local club like Saint Louis FC this season in order to circumvent these restrictions.
     
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    An 18-year-old American won a starting position on the best club in Liga MX and just delivered a MotM performance? I understand why he's not getting Pulisic-level hype because he's doing it in UEFA Champions League, but I feel like US soccer fans should be more enthusiastic about his potential.
     
  18. Titans Bastard

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    More details on Sargent's move to Bremen. Twellman, whose sourcing always seems to be very solid, says Sargent turned down BVB and Bayern. There were probably others, too.



    Sargent looked good for the U20s despite being U17 eligible; nobody that young has ever played in the U20 WC for the US since Freddy Adu. He looks to be one of our best prospects from his age cohort. I'm not surprised that he turned down offers from bigger clubs because he'll have an easier path to playing time at Werder.
     
  19. Titans Bastard

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    The hype is ramping up in the Mexican press.

    There are a number of factors that I think explain why Gonzalez hasn't gotten much press at all here:

    1) Anglo America largely ignores Liga MX

    2) Despite various players who received hype at some point (Torres, Castillo, Ponce), there has still yet to be a Mexican-American player who came through the ranks in Liga MX who turned out to be a truly influential player for either the USMNT or El Tri. Although he's no longer down there, maybe Arriola will pan out more than the others did. Omar and Herc Gomez came from MLS and neither have ever been core players for the US anyway.

    3) Gonzalez has really come out of nowhere. He stood out from the many other Mex-Am prospects in Liga MX academies in that he was a regular with the U18 national team, but we've seen that before. Other than that he was just toiling in the U20 league like everyone else. He was not eased into the first team through Copa MX like many prospects (it's like the League Cup, except twice a year and it has a six-game group stage, so there are lots of games). He just appeared, fully-formed, as a starter in preseason.
     
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    Video of Pulisic's goal today:

     
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    Nice first touch as ball was right at his feet.
     
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    Miazga started for Vitesse in a 2-1 win over Ajax in Amsterdam. CCV started for Sheffield United in a 4-2 win at Wednesday (sorry @Dummy Hoy).

    Yedlin now has two full 90s under his belt since returning from injury, which is excellent news.

    McKennie made his second start for Schalke yesterday morning at Hoffenheim. You can tell he's still adjusting to the pace of the game in the Bundesliga, but he definitely doesn't look overwhelmed. Clearly Tedesco has some confidence in him and his upside.

    Cameron is still out for Stoke. That's not good.

    Boyd came on as a late sub and scored for Darmstadt.

    Gooch scored his first goal for Sunderland in league play, although it was only a penalty.
     
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    He's not in starting 11 today against Madrid. Boo.
     
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    Neither Yarmolenko nor Phillip has looked very good, so I'm guessing he gets in at some point.
     
  27. Titans Bastard

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    McKennie signs a contract extension with Schalke through 2022.

     
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    McKennie is starting for Schalke again.
     
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    Joe Enochs was fired by Osnabrück, who are in the 3.Liga relegation zone after 11 games. He had been at the club in some capacity (player, youth coach, manager) since 1996.
     
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    Rafa Hoenigstein had some really nice stuff to say about McKennie on one of the FW type shows. Said people in Germany think really highly of the kid.
     
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    Another start for CCV in Sheffield United's 1-0 win over Ipswich. Chatter from random Sheffield United supporters on social media seemed really positive about him so far.

    Geoff Cameron started and played 90 at DM as Stoke got pistol-whipped by Man City.

    Weston McKennie is out this week with a thigh strain.
     
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    He was well rested after having last week off
     
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    An 18 year old MOTM for the Liga MX leaders:



    Gonzalez really should get called in next month. He's only played 13 pro games, but he's getting good reviews every week and he's beaten out high level players for his job.

    There's a lot of help coming the USMNT's way at CM and CB.
     
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    McKinze Gaines made his 2.Bundesliga debut for Darmstadt yesterday in a loss to Nürnberg. He's a 19 year old winger who I've seen described as a speed merchant (a term I tend to construe as a backhanded compliment).

    He was productive for Wolfsburg U19 last year, but they sold him with a buyback clause. He seemed to have a big preseason for Darmstadt, but then didn't even make the 18 until yesterday. Hopefully this is a sign of progress.
     
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    Bill Hamid's contract is expiring at the end of the year. He's been in a contract dispute with DC United that now looks unsalvageable. He's been frozen out of the 18 for several games now and this article makes it clear he's not coming back.

    Midtjylland in Denmark is the rumored destination. That would be an underwhelming, largely lateral move, but at least in comparison to bigger leagues he'd have a stronger chance of playing right away.

     
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    Holy crap.
    Bill Hamid is only 26!!!!!
    I feel like he's been around for 15 years. If you had asked me to guess his age I would have said at least 30.
     
  38. Titans Bastard

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    A lower profile player to keep an eye on: Andrija Novakovich.

    He's a big center forward from Wisconsin who signed for Reading when he turned 18, which generated a little hype. He got into a couple of Championship games in the 2014/15 season and the club even refused to release him for the 2015 U20 World Cup so that he'd be around for all of preseason, but eventually their manager got canned and future first team chances haven't materialized. He's toiled for Reading's U23s for the last two seasons except for a brief one-month loan at Cheltenham Town.

    This year he was loaned out to Telstar for the season and he's doing well. He's scored six goals in ten games so far and has even made various league teams of the week a couple of times when he didn't get on the scoresheet.

    He's not incredibly young (just turned 21) and he's playing at a low level (Dutch second tier), but big center forwards do have a habit of developing at a slightly slower pace.

    It wouldn't shock me if he got called up to the Portugal game, depending on how experimental they go with the roster. He hasn't necessarily earned it, but there aren't many Euro-based forwards who will be on the right side of 30 come 2022. Wood, Green, Novakovich, and Wright basically. Since the November international break is in the middle of MLS playoffs, whoever picks the roster will bypass domestic players whose teams are stillalive and I think some Euro-based edge cases will make the squad.
     
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    Thanks for the tip on him.

    The US should cast as wide a net as possible. As you said, some guys develop slow, and he could fill a niche somewhere.
     
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    Bill Hamid to Midtjylland is official.

    http://www.espnfc.us/story/3240380/...dtjylland-in-denmark-after-dc-united-farewell

    He turned down Eintracht Frankfurt because he would have been a backup:

     
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    John Brooks is on the bench for Wolfsburg. His recovery seems slightly ahead of schedule.
     
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    Timothy Chandler had surgery on his right knee (meniscus) and is out for two months.

    20 year old RB Shaq Moore is making his debut for Levante in Copa del Rey. He's been on the bench a bunch of times but has yet to play in La Liga.
     
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    Looks like it went OK - he went 90 minutes and they kept a clean sheet.
     
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    The two stupidest teams in England's second division are on ESPN3 this afternoon at 2:45. I only mention this because Cameron Carter-Vickers has been playing CB for one of the dirtbag squads.
     
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    Speaking of Championship defenders from the States, Eric Lichaj scored a pretty nice goal for Forest last Saturday and proceeded to lap the entire stadium, pointing at the crowd in celebration. I can't find footage of more than about 10 seconds after the goal, but he apparently took about a minute just sprinting around the perimeter of the pitch.
     
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    There are rumors that the other dirtbag squad in that game is interested in Aron Johannsson this winter, btw.
     
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    Luca de la Torre, a 19 year old attacking midfielder who has been on U17 and U20 WC teams, made his Championship debut for Fulham today. He played in some League Cup matches last year and it looked like Fulham were going to give him a real shot in preseason, but he got hurt. He's just recently gotten back to fitness, so it bodes well that he's already being thrown into the end of games.

    DLT is a tidy player, but he's not a speed demon. The big question is whether he'll develop to have enough creativity and skill to avoid being a tweener (too slow for the wing, not inventive enough to play as a CAM).
     
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    First-place Monterrey beat second-place América 2-0 yesterday and have opened up a five point lead at the top of Liga MX. Jonathan Gonzalez started as usual. I found some stats & highlights.

    He's all over the place defensively:



    He could be on the ball more, but Monterrey did play a man down for over half an hour.



    This was impressive 1v3 work in tight spaces:






    Gonzalez is very young and not a finished product, but he'd be a good candidate for the next US camp. He's part of the future. One snag: Monterrey plays crosstown rivals and now #2 team Tigres four days after the Portugal game. It's possible something will be worked out to keep him in Monterrey. It's stupid that the USSF didn't schedule a second friendly, then the US could have started him in the first game and sent him home before Portugal.
     
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    Older news: Triple national (USA, France, Cameroon) forward Jordan Siebatcheu was Ligue 2's player of the month for September.



    He played in a friendly for France U21 this past summer, but nothing even partially cap-tying. France is, shall we say, an unlikely option for him and I'm not sure of his interest in representing USA v. Cameroon if he continues to develop.
     

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