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Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by #1 Feilhaber and Adu, Aug 29, 2011.
yeah, this is starting to turn into another agent driven thread.
A brief interview with Isom on TDS.
He says he has been with Empoli but is leaving the club. He has played as a forwardm, a right back, and as a winger while at the club.
“After gaining attention throughout Europe and USA, I have decided not to accept a renewal and pursue other opportunities. In the last few years, I’ve had trial offers from large clubs like Fiorentina to clubs like Plymouth Argyle. Right now, I’m weighing my options.”
I wish him well, but the scent of douchery just wafts off this guy.
Looks like one of the Szetela brothers only Guido could actually apply!
On his twitter, he says he has been "contacted" by Everton and is "Waiting on more info in the coming days as to when im headed to England." On a previous tweet, he describes himself as a winger who can play on either side.
Empoli has a very good youth system, one of the most regarded in Italy.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Looks like he's joining up with Chivas USA in some capacity.
The kid sounds like a very good story teller. And you people are a great audience. Do some research before you spread rumors. I, along with my trustee sidekick GOOGLE, will present some things I found.
Here is the team, that he did not list on his player profile, he played for in eastern new york located in Nassau county, long island, named the Hicksville Eclipse.
He is number 37 and he is nowhere near the level he has been given praise for . The only reason he went to Italy was he has deep pockets and connections. Who knows, maybe he was hit by lightning and became a better player,but I seriously doubt it. Here in the states, ( pardon or excuse my english), We have ways of identifying talent. It is very poor considering we cut rossi and lost the giant defender to his country serbia, Neven Subotić(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neven_Subotić), but there still is a system.
On his profile, it lists that he apparently went to "
2007- U.S.A U15 National Team camp 2009-New York Red Bulls (Academy)
2009: U.S Under 17's Gothia Cup (Sweden)"
If he as good as he says he is, why didn't he 1) play his own age, he played Boys under 1994 when he is born on "15.10.1993 " that is October 15th, 1993 2) play on a better team than a division 1 Long Island junior soccer league, region 1 colonial and enyssa premier league team. For the people that have no idea what I stated means, I will gladly explain. Their are two tiers in american youth football. A) the US developmental academy or B) US Youth Club soccer. The purpose of both these tiers are to identify players for the youth national team. In order from most prestigous leagues inside of US youth club soccer are ; us national league( generally the best teams in the age group compete for an automatic bid to the national youth soccer tournament) , region 1,2,3,4,5 premier league( teams compete for an automatic bid to their respective regions' regional tournament where the winner of the tournament will get a bid into the us youth national tournament , colonial league( winner in the region is promoted to regional premier league), state cup ( winner of the state tournament moves on to compete in their respective region's tournament). That my friends is how soccer is run in the united states. Anthony nor his team did not win a state title WHILE PLAYING DOWN A YEAR ( i say Anthony because if he was such a phenomenal player why didn't he carry his team to at least a state title)
I have presented facts for you all. I rest my case. And to all of you who are going to state that you can be a great player and be on a poor team, i say this:great players get noticed and get picked up by better teams nor do they play on a poor club team for two-three years and tweet about it.
I don't get where this hate is coming from?
Either way, if he is indeed more 'smoke and mirrors' than actual skill...time will always tell us.
I notice you are new around these parts. I hate to be a dick but I'll be that guy. We have discussed Rossi and Subotic until we are blue in the face. You suggested we google Isolm. Well, maybe you should do the same about Rossi and Subotic. It would greatly help you understand Rossi developed his game in Italy. He moved to Italy as a 12-13 yr. old. We never "had" him. Subotic is a little different story as he did play for our youth national teams and all people assume is that he turned his back on the US after the "Rogen saga." That's far from the case. Google it.
You stated "That my friends is how soccer is run in the united states. That's all find and dandy. Politics play a HUGE, outright embarrassing, role in US youth soccer. It's really run by politics. Good players, for a myriad of reasons, can be overlooked and fall to poor teams. It happens.
I'm not advocating for or against Islom. Nor am I quick to judge him. Maybe you should do the same. Time will tell if he's all talk or a talent.