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Yanks Abroad 2017-18: Pulisic & Friends

Discussion in 'Breakfast with Gazza (with Sachmoneious Bullcrap)' started by Titans Bastard, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Titans Bastard

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  2. Kliq

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    Big Tim Weah fan; his father is one of my all time favorite players and it would be rad if his son turns into a player for the USMNT.
     
  3. DrewDawg

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    He played the last 10 minutes or so and almost scored.

     
  4. InstaFace

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    A world class striker would have faked the right footed shot and then gone left to round the keeper, but he had very little margin of error to work with there. I'll go with good save.
     
  5. Titans Bastard

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    U17 left back Chris Gloster has signed with Hannover.

    He came up with the NYRB academy, but he left them in search of a Euro deal several months ago.
     
  6. Titans Bastard

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    Hey, screw you Hertha coaches.

     
  7. SoxFanInCali

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    I thought keeper was the one position where being American was supposed to be a good thing.
     
  8. Schnerres

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    American keeper Klinsi is good. Hertha is looking for german keeper Klinsi...
    The german article mentions a positive development especially in physical strength and his german got better. He still lacks confidence, some naivety (maybe too easy-going?), bad german and lack of communication with his defenders and the "german, serious, workmanlike approach".
     
  9. Titans Bastard

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    Tim Weah is on for the last 20 minutes of Metz-PSG, replacing Angel di Maria.
     
  10. Titans Bastard

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    New player watch: the US U16s have a camp and called up a few players I've never heard of before:

    DF Dylan Kelemen (Club Deportivo Universidad Católica; Las Condes, Chile)
    MF Chitua Hani-Okoroafor (Sheffield Wednesday Football Club; Leeds, England)
    FW Vaughn Covil (Southhampton FC; Wiltshire, England)


    There's a player from the RGV - that's a rarity.

    Also another Alabaman in an MLS academy - this time Atlanta instead of Dallas like Servania and Richards.
     
  11. Titans Bastard

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    Weston McKennie made his first start since getting hurt last weekend in Schalke's 1-0 win over Mainz.

    Freiburg CB/DM Caleb Stanko is out for a bit with a meniscus injury. He's made six Bundesliga appearances this season, which is six more than I expected. I think he would have moved on this summer when his contract is up anyway.

    Andrija Novakovich is up to 17 goals this season for Telstar in the Eerste Divisie. That's good enough for second in the league scoring chart. I'd love to see an Eredivisie club make a move for him next season, but a lot will depend on what his parent club (Reading) want to do.

    Shortly after signing, Brian Iloski made his pro debut for Legia Warsaw, coming on as a late sub against Lechia Gdansk.
     
  12. Kliq

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    TB, who would you say is their best U-20 prospect at striker? Obviously Pulisic is their best attacking player, but as a pure striker who would you say is the best prospect? I'd like it to be Weah, who is physically strong and getting some run at an elite club even if it is because of injuries, but who else is in the conversation?
     
  13. Titans Bastard

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    Spring update of Americans abroad:

    Argentina
    Primera
    AM Joel Sonora -- 1996 -- Talleres

    Belgium
    First Division A
    GK Ethan Horvath -- 1995 -- Club Brugge
    CB Erik Palmer-Brown -- 1997 -- Kortrijk (on loan from Manchester City)
    LB Kenny Saief -- 1993 -- Anderlecht (on loan from Gent)
    CM Juan Pablo Torres -- 1999 -- Lokeren

    Colombia
    Primera
    GK Kevin Piedrahita -- 1991 -- La Equidad

    Denmark
    Superliga
    GK Bill Hamid -- 1990 -- Midtjylland
    GK Mike Lansing -- 1994 -- Aalborg
    AM Jonathan Amon -- 1999 -- Nordsjælland
    FW Emmanuel Sabbi -- 1997 -- Hobro

    1. Division
    CM Arun Basuljevic -- 1995 -- Fremad Amager
    CM George Fochive -- 1992 -- Viborg
    FW Nick DePuy -- 1994 -- Fremad Amager (on loan from Montreal Impact)

    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

    Championship
    GK Eric Lichaj -- 1988 -- Nottingham Forest
    CB Cameron Carter-Vickers -- 1997 -- Ipswich Town (on loan from Tottenham)
    CB Tim Ream -- 1987 -- Fulham
    LB Antonee Robinson -- 1997 -- Bolton Wanderers (on loan from Everton)
    AM Luca de la Torre -- 1998 -- Fulham
    AM Lynden Gooch -- 1995 -- Sunderland

    League One
    GK Brendan Moore -- 1992 -- Rochdale
    LB Niall Mason -- 1997 -- Doncaster Rovers
    AM Gboly Ariyibi -- 1995 -- Northampton Town (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
    AM Duane Holmes -- 1994 -- Scunthorpe United

    Finland
    Veikkausliiga
    GK Tim Murray -- 1987 -- Honka

    Ykkonen
    CB Etchu Tabe -- 1986 -- Ekenäs
    CM Jacob Bushue -- 1992 -- Ekenäs
    AM Josue Soto -- 1989 -- Oulu
    FW Gerald Ben -- 1992 -- Haka

    France
    Ligue 1
    FW Timothy Weah -- 2000 -- PSG

    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 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 -- 1992 -- 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
    RB Marcel Costly -- 1995 -- Magdeburg
    CM Royal-Dominique Fennell -- 1989 -- Halle
    AM Nermin Crnkic -- 1992 -- Rot-Weiß Erfurt
    AM Joe Gyau -- 1992 -- Sonnenhof Großaspach
    AM Devann Yao -- 1990 -- Meppen
    AM Isaiah Young -- 1998 -- Werder Bremen II
    FW Marc Heider -- 1986 -- Osnabrück
    FW Robbie Kristo -- 1993 -- Osnabrück
    FW Mario Rodriguez -- 1994 -- Sonnenhof Großaspach

    Regionalliga
    GK Jonathan Klinsmann -- 1997 -- Hertha Berlin II
    RB Masami Okada -- 1991 -- Babelsberg
    CB Ryan Malone -- 1992 -- Lokomotive Leipzig
    CB Javan Torre -- 1993 -- FSV Frankfurt
    CM Mamadou Balde -- 1995 -- Altona 93
    CM Mael Corboz -- 1994 -- Wattenscheid
    CM Bryan Gaul -- 1989 -- Elversberg
    CM Justin Kinjo -- 1997 -- Fortuna Düsseldorf II
    AM Junior Ebot-Etchi -- 1996 -- Weiche Flensburg
    AM Junior Flores -- 1996 -- Borussia Dortmund II
    AM Gillian Jurcher -- 1997 -- Germania Halberstadt
    FW Branden Stelmak -- 1989 -- Chemie Leipzig

    Iceland
    Úrvalsdeild
    GK Will Dieterich -- 1987 -- Stjarnan
    AM Dion Acoff -- 1991 -- Valur
    FW Will Daniels -- 1990 -- Grindavik

    Ireland
    League of Ireland
    CM Conor Agnew -- 1994 -- Derry City

    Israel
    Premier League
    CM Jake Rozhansky -- 1996 -- Maccabi Netanya
    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

    Macedonia
    First League
    FW Travis Bowen -- 1989 -- Pelister

    Mexico
    Liga MX
    GK Lalo Fernandez --1992 -- Tigres
    GK Bernie Magaña -- 1993 -- Pumas
    GK William Yarbrough -- 1989 -- León
    CB Ventura Alvarado -- 1992 -- Necaxa
    CB Omar Gonzalez -- 1988 -- Pachuca
    CB Michael Orozco -- 1986 -- Tijuana
    LB Jonathan Bornstein -- 1984 -- Querétaro
    LB Jorge Villafaña -- 1989 -- Santos Laguna
    CM Fernando Arce, Jr. -- 1996 -- Tijuana
    CM Joe Corona -- 1990 -- América
    CM Alejandro Guido -- 1994 -- Tijuana
    CM Jose Torres -- 1987 -- Tigres
    AM Landon Donovan -- 1982 -- León
    AM Kekuta Manneh -- 1994 -- Pachuca
    FW Rubio Rubin -- 1996 -- Tijuana

    Ascenso MX
    GK Benny Diaz -- 1998 -- Cimarrones (on loan from Querétaro)
    GK Carlos Lopez --1996 -- Dorados (on loan from Tijuana)
    GK Justin Perez -- 1992 -- Murciélagos
    LB Josue Soto -- 1995 -- Cimarrones (on loan from Querétaro)
    LB Jesus Vazquez -- 1995 -- Atlante (on loan from Tigres)
    CM Manny Guzman -- 1986 -- Venados
    CM Rodrigo Lopez -- 1987 -- Celaya
    AM Fernando Mercado -- 1994 -- Venados
    AM Jonathan Suarez -- 1997 -- Cimarrones (on loan from Querétaro)
    AM Jesus Vazquez -- 1994 -- Universidad de Guadalajara
    AM Alejandro Zendejas -- 1998 -- Zacatepec (on loan from Chivas)

    Netherlands
    Eredivisie
    RB Ashton Götz -- 1993 -- Roda JC Kerkrade
    RB Desevio Payne -- 1995 -- Excelsior
    CB Matt Miazga -- 1995 -- Vitesse (on loan from Chelsea)
    CB Shane O'Neill -- 1993 -- Excelsior

    Eerste Divisie
    AM Maurits de Baar -- 1997 -- RKC Waalwijk
    FW Andrija Novakovich -- 1996 -- Telstar (on loan from Reading)

    Norway
    Eliteserien
    CB Stefan Antonijevic -- 1989 -- Lillestrom

    Poland
    Ekstraklasa
    CM Brian Iloski -- 1995 -- Legia Warsaw

    Portugal
    Primeira
    CM Keaton Parks -- 1997 -- Benfica

    Romania
    Liga I
    CM Kofi Twumasi -- 1996 -- Viitorul Constanta

    Slovenia
    Prva Liga
    FW Kyrian Nwabueze -- 1992 -- Gorica

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

    Spain
    La Liga
    RB Shaq Moore -- 1996 -- Levante

    Sweden
    Allsvenskan
    GK Josh Wicks -- 1983 -- IK Sirius
    CB Alex DeJohn -- 1991 -- Dalkurd
    CB Brendan Hines-Ike -- 1994 -- Örebro
    CM Mix Diskerud -- 1990 -- IFK Göteborg (on loan from Manchester City)
    AM Romain Gall -- 1995 -- GIF Sundsvall
    FW Andy Stadler -- 1988 -- Dalkurd

    Superettan
    GK Matt Pyzdrowski -- 1986 -- Varbergs BoIS
    CM Zev Taublieb -- 1993 -- Varbergs BoIS

    Vietnam
    V.League
    CB Mobi Fehr -- 1994 -- Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
     
  14. Titans Bastard

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    It's between Weah and Josh Sargent, who has signed with Werder Bremen but can't play in games until next season because he turned 18 after the registration deadline.

    Sargent was one of the stars of the last U17 team and even got bumped up to the U20 WC (which is rare for the US to do).

    They are different types of forwards. Sargent is a classic #9, good at holding the ball and a solid passer who can combine with teammates well. Weah is a bit faster and can stretch a defense.

    I like both of these guys, but the bench beyond them isn't deep. I don't see huge upsides in guys like Haji Wright, Jeremy Ebobisse, and Emmanuel Sabbi.

    I guess it's worth mentioning FC Dallas attacker Jesus Ferreira. He's the son of Davide Ferreira and although he's not a citizen yet he is supposedly very close. Some people really like him, though it's not clear whether he'll be a winger type or a second striker.
     
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    Thanks TB; you do a better job in this forum than pretty much anyone else does on any other forum on this site.
     
  16. DrewDawg

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    Dumb question I probably should know---he had a call up for the US U17s, although he didn't play. You can do that before becoming citizen? Or was it because he's apparently going to be, that they just wanted him in camp?
     
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    I'll second that. It's like reading Kremlin Watcher's thoughts on Russia. Everyone here thinks likewise, but it feels almost redundant to keep saying it - still, I bet you'd like to hear it more often.
     
  18. Titans Bastard

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    At the youth level you need to have proper documentation to play in official games (WC + qualifying tournaments), but FIFA doesn't regulate anything else. So, the latter. Diego Fagundez once went to a U15 camp, IIRC, and he wasn't even close to citizenship.

    During the 2013 U20 cycle, we called up Danny Potts a few times, and it turned out he wasn't even eligible for citizenship.
     
  19. Titans Bastard

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    Thanks guys, but we have to give the edge to Kremlin Watcher. I don't have any sketchy Eastern European club owners in my rolodex.
     
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    Unfortunate news for Danny Williams:

     
  22. Titans Bastard

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    Attacking midfielder Nick Taitague is one of 4-5 players from Schalke U19 who have been training with the first team for a bit now. This is his last year of U19 eligibility and Schalke are considering doing away with their U23 team, so it's possible we'll soon get a clear sign of how Schalke rates him based on his contra.

    I haven't seen too much of him, but he's supposed to be quite technical and quick enough, but not overwhelmingly fast. He's generally been a winger, but such a profile raises the question of whether his long-term future will be in the middle.
     
  23. Titans Bastard

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    Lennard Maloney, an 18 year old German-American center back, made his pro debut for Union Berlin this weekend. He has a bit of a history with the German YNTs, most recently playing in a friendly for the U19s in November 2017. He has never appeared in a US camp at any level.

    He'd be an interesting recruit for the current US U20s. The '99 and '00 cohorts look weak at CB right now.


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    Emmanuel Sabbi scored his first goal for Hobro in Denmark. I don't have high hopes for him, but still - a landmark for him.

     
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    Poor Union Berlin. I had such high hopes for promotion mid-season. It most definitely will not be happening. I just looked at the stats from Sunday’s game and it looked like a wretched performance. I’ll see if I can find any mention of him in the news about the game. I’d hoped to avoid that :).

    Edit: no real mention of him in the game report. He was called up from U19 team due to an injury to the regular player Marc Torrejon.

    I haven’t been able to follow them too closely the last couple of months, but I was just stunned to see the word “Abstiegskampf” (demotion fight) show up so frequently. From fourth place (I think) to two points above the playoff since firing Jens Kellner (who I really liked), is not a good look for the current manager Andre Hoffschneider, or ownership, who fired a successful and popular manager in Kellner because they wanted to be in the first Bundesliga immediately. You may be getting out of the second, but not the way you wanted...

    Sounds like there’s a Harvard business case to be written here. It’s like the reverse of de Boer and Hodgson for me.

    This is a cruel, cruel game.

    Edit 2: I should note that they’ve lost their two top goal scorers and are +6 in GD - which is actually somehow 5th in the league - but this team looked the real deal until Kellner was let go, presumably because they were a point or two off promotion at the time of his firing. Since Hoffschneider has been installed, they have the fewest points in the league.
     
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    Any Arsenal people know if this kid is good?

     
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    Not an Arsenal fan but I know he's supposed to be the best of his intake year and he destroyed West Ham U18 when they played.

    One interesting note, this tweet is the only thing on the internet that says he was US born or eligible. Everything else lists England as his place of birth.
     
  27. Titans Bastard

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    Sciaretta is a trustworthy source. One thing I've noticed is that with little-known young players, a lot of internet database sites basically just copy each other. There was a former QPR academy player named Romone Rose who was initially listed as being born in Reading, PA. Turns out he was born in Reading, UK and had no connection whatsoever to the US, but all the internet sites had the wrong info because it came from a solitary bad source.
     
  28. Titans Bastard

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    The large majority of last fall's U17 WC squad have gone professional. One more joins their ranks:

     
  29. Titans Bastard

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    Rubio Rubin scored his first goal for Tijuana:



    17 y.o. German-American forward Maurice Malone made the bench for Augsburg yesterday. He's played for Germany's U17 in the WC, so he'd need to file a one-time switch to play for the US. I have no idea if he'd be interested if Germany doesn't work out, but he's been productive at the youth levels and is a name to file away.

    Little-known German-American winger Jann George scored a brace for Jahn Regensburg yesterday. George & Regensburg are in the hunt for their third consecutive promotion, two points back of Holstein Kiel for the Bundesliga playoff spot. Kiel have their own obscure German-American - goalkeeper Kenneth Kronholm, who like George has fought his way up from the Regionalliga to become a 2.Bundesliga starter.
     
  30. Titans Bastard

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    Pulisic had a decent game in the Revierderby today, though BVB went down to Schalke 2-0. McKennie came on for the last 20 minutes and drew a FK that resulted in Schalke's second goal.

    Yedlin had an assist against Arsenal today:



    Relatively unknown 19 year old German-American winger Kevin Lankford recorded a very nice first pro assist for Heidenheim:



    Local kid Amos Shapiro-Thompson, who is from Worthington, MA, has joined Legia Warsaw's academy. He previously spent some time with Revs youth teams.
     
  31. Titans Bastard

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    A rumor from a credible source that Wood may be heading to MLS this summer. Whatever happens, getting away from Hamburg will probably be good. He's having a bad year and Hamburg are going down.
     
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    That'd be a real shame. The guy who lit the 2.Bundesliga on fire 2 years ago and had a good campaign last year, suddenly has his team fall apart around him and now we're all sure he can't cut it in europe? That's Michael Bradley thinking. Even if he ends up in Ligue 1 or something, it's still making him a better player than he'd be in MLS.
     
  33. Titans Bastard

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    We'll see what happens. Nobody in MLS is going to offer Wood anywhere near the money that Toronto is paying Bradley.

    The way the article is phrased doesn't make it sound like he is absolutely set on going somewhere in MLS. I'm sure it will depend on what other offers come in. Wood is under contract until 2021, so it will depend on who bids for him and how much Hamburg will ask for to let him go. They'll undoubtedly be looking to shed salary, though I have no idea if Wood is one of their top earners or not.

    If I'm a club executive in any league, the prospect of signing Bobby Wood makes me nervous. He's the sort of player that always seems to be either injured or playing through a minor injury. I'm actually not counting on him for the 2022 WC at all right now, just because I'm bearish on his knees.
     
  34. Titans Bastard

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    Update on Wood:



     
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    I admire your ambition, that you are only bearish on his chances.
     
  36. Titans Bastard

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    Pulisic an assist and a drawn PK so far today.
     
  37. Jed Zeppelin

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    McKennie with the start today and so far he looks very good. Great worker, positionally sound, good closing speed, wins the ball, excellent passer whether he’s playing it out of the back or as part of an attack. Will fit in any scheme so the only way an American manager can truly misuse him will be by not using him.

    He’s already very physical and is going to be an absolute beast when he gets his man strength. Commanding a very tough position as a teenager. Nothing eye-popping like Pulisic, but this is a future leader.
     
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    Going back to U17 days, Richie Williams says "challenge accepted!".

    I definitely think so, too. Dude was captaining Schalke's U19 team in friendlies while still on trial.

    It's gonna be awesome when he develops into the next Arturo Vidal!
     
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    He played a good game otherwise, but Yedlin was caught failing to clear the ball or close out his player and was probably the most at-fault player in conceding the only goal in Newcastle's match today at Everton.
     
  40. Titans Bastard

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    Winger Romain Gall has recently had a good run in Sweden. He started his career in Lorient's academy but didn't get very close to the first team. He signed with Columbus, but barely played for them. He then moved to a third division club in Sweden, but moved to the top division after one season. Now he's scoring and assisting at an aggressive clip in his second year and is apparently being monitored by Heerenveen.

    https://www.feanonline.nl/nieuws/tr...aller-maakt-indruk-op-friese-scouts-in-zweden

    I'm skeptical that he has a super high ceiling, but winger is an area of particular weakness for the US player pool.
     
  41. Titans Bastard

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    More Sweden-to-Netherlands rumors: Örebro center back Brendan Hines-Ike has interest from unnamed Dutch clubs. The article has quotes from Hines-Ike and his club's TD, so there's definitely some fire to this smoke. The article even says "top" Dutch clubs, but I'd have to imagine it would be an AZ Alkmaar / Twente type at best, not one of the Big Three.

    http://www.voetbalzone.nl/doc.asp?uid=328756


    Club Brugge's topsy-turvy GK season finally swung around in Ethan Horvath's favor. After he and his competition Hubert were both buried, the two new acquisitions also failed to impress and Horvath was brought back for the final two matches. He was in a goal for the season-ending 1-1 draw that clinched the title. It's been a very weird year for him and it's impossible to say what his future at the club might be.


    Alfredo Morales is out of contract this summer. Ingolstadt have confirmed he's leaving the club. Rumors in the German press have him going to Fortuna Düsseldorf, who just won promotion to the Bundesliga.


    Andrija Novakovich scored two goals across two legs of Telstar's promotion playoff series against De Graafschap. Telstar ended up losing 6-5 on aggregate, but it doesn't really matter for Novakovich who was on loan and unlikely to return to Telstar. He finishes the year with 22 goals across all competitions and was the second highest scorer of the Eerste Divisie. I've got my fingers crossed that he lands in a good location next year. I'd love for a solid Eredivisie club to take him off Reading's hands.


    Tim Ream and Fulham just went through to the Championship playoff final. Ream is probably having the best season of his Championship career.


    Julian Green scored a very nice equalizer in Greuther Fürth's final game of the season, which lifted them out of the 2.Bundesliga relegation playoff to safety. He now returns to Stuttgart where he has one more year on his contract and an uncertain future. I do think he arrested the decline of his career this season and maybe even boosted his stock slightly.




    Tied for second place in the Ligue 2 scoring charts was French/American/Cameroonian forward Jordan Siebatcheu, who scored 17 goals as Reims easily won the league title. He has been on the fringes of the French youth national team program, but has never played in any official games. I am unsure of his interest in playing for the US, but he may get more chatter next year in Ligue 1. I saw this very nice highlight of the last goal he scored this year:

     
  42. Jimy Hendrix

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    Emerson Hyndman got his first 60min of Premiere League football and seems to have done alright. Not getting injured in pre-season this year would be pretty huge for him. Beating Gosling/Arter/Surman out for minutes seems like an achievable goal, at least if he's as good as he'll need to be to get back into the USMNT picture.
     
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    If I read the provisional Mexican WC squad right, Jonathan Gonzalez didn’t make it.
     
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    Morales to Fortuna Düsseldorf is official. He signed a three year deal.

     
  45. Titans Bastard

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    Per Goff, Joe Gyau has moved on a free from Sonnenhof Großaspach to MSV Duisburg. That’s a move up a level to the 2.Bundesliga.
     
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    I expect him to go on loan against next year. He now has the pedigree of being a proven commodity at the Championship level, at least, which should expand his options by reducing the aura of risk around taking a young player on loan.
     
  47. Titans Bastard

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    Hmm - Goff says that the US is in contact.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ivision/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5bf39e93c6e3

     
  48. InstaFace

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    what do you suspect Spurs' long-term plans are with him? If they really do see him as a first-team CB of the future, he's got not only Vertonghen (43 starts) and Alderweireld (18) to contend with, but also Dier (41) and Davinson Sanchez (35), who are a lot younger - 24 and 21 respectively. Dier is more of a DM pressed into occasional CB service, but they clearly don't rate CCV as highly as Davinson Sanchez, whom they bought for 42M GBP last summer. How can he plausibly crack that lineup, or earn himself a transfer to another EPL team?
     
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    Juan Foyth is also ahead of him on the depth chart and looked very solid in his couple first team appearances.

    I think Spurs believe CCV is a lower table premiere league player and they can sell him after another loan spell to a premiere league team.
     
  50. eddiew112

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    FWIW, I was at an Ipswich game a few weeks back and asked people about CCV. Everyone I talked to was very high on him and said they thought he was a future EPL starter. Ipswich takes a bunch of players in on loan every year, so their fans usually have a pretty good idea about who will make the grade.
     

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