John Anthony Brooks

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  1. bshredder

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    Brooks is obviously going to be a big part of the U20 team this new cycle so I figured he's worth having his own thread.

    People at US Soccer and Hertha are very high on him.

    Anyway, here's a new article for those who don't know that much about him.

    BROOKS EXCITED TO LEAD U-20S IN FRANCE


  2. Smithsoccer1721

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    I am really excited about Brooks. He has been my YA future sleeper pick for a long time. Most don't know about him but he is talented.
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    how's his grasp of the english language??
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  5. ImaPuppy

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    Very big news, thanks as always Brian. An 18 year old defender playing in the Bundesliga is awesome.
  6. LiverAndPineapple

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    How about a 20-year old striker? <cough>Boyd<cough> :D
  7. Balerion

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    Just to be clear, Brooks isn't playing in the Bundesliga yet -- but given his progression, it's not unreasonable to hope for a debut next season.
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    Potentially we could have Gyau and Brooks both playing as 18 -19 years old in the BL, not bad. I still harbour hopes that Lletget will see time with whfc 1st team next year albeit in the chanlionship div.
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    West Ham being relegated is just about the only way I see Lletget getting any minutes for the first team next year.
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    Bshredder's article hints at the posibility that Jann George could see Bundesliga action. Maybe even Boyd as well...should be fun!
  11. Ghost

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    Shredder, when you say the officialdom is high on him, are they high on him in a Chad Marshall "he's our best prospect" sort of way? Or in a Neven Subotic "this guy could be a serious player at a major club" sort of way?
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    Seems pretty obvious its the ladder.. Signing him to a shiny new contract should be enough to hint at that.
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    Or is it the chute?
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    Nah, it's the shoots.
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    And Alfredo Morales, who turned 21 this week, has been occasionally making the bench for Hertha and likely could see the field next season. There is a lot of interesting young talent progressing in Germany at the moment. Should be a fun next couple seasons.
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    It's part of the Vast European-Wing Conspiracy against Americans.
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    it was a very odd picture!
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    I hope the Rongen haters read that...
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    I don't think you will find many Rongen "haters" around here when it comes to identifying and recruiting talent. Everyone knows that is his strength.
  22. bshredder

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    Here is the picture for the first team of Hertha Berlin for 2011/12

    Brooks is in the top row all the way on the left. First player in

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  23. LiverAndPineapple

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    Morales is second row from top, 2nd player in from right. Would be great to see some more Yanks in the top flight this year.
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    Apparently turned down an opportunity back in May from Bayern Munich.

    Via:
    ~ Brian Sciaretta
    Back in May US U20 CB John Anthony Brooks turned down an big offer from Bayern Munich to sign 4 year contract w/ Hertha. tinyurl.com/64acy35
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    smart move?

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