Villyan Bijev at Liverpool should suffice

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  1. Who is this guy?

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    Thought Id start a YA thread for him. This is definitely him in this clip(#18 scores twice at 2:10 and 3:12). Hes definitely EU eligible with a Bulgarian passport.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yqgbc5biN0&feature=player_embedded"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yqgbc5biN0&feature=player_embedded[/ame]

    He made the U-17/18 Development Academy Starting XI this year
    shout out to revelationx for the heads up


  2. revelationx

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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    The above vid is for a match a few days ago. Today (Sat) in a match against Stevenage, LFC won 8-0 and I think Bijev scored a hat-trick.
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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    Yup

    3 goals
    1 assist

    That is how you impress on a trial
  4. jond

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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    So did he just recently go over on trial, and is still there? I find this very interesting, given half my family is bulgarian. Anyone know anything more about this kid?


  5. Werdman89

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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    As mentioned above, he's still there. He's been in all recent US U18 camps including the last trip to Portugal, but was left off the Milk Cup roster(Luis Gil, National Player of the Year Luis Rendon, Hertha's Jerome Kiesewetter and Omar Salgado got the forward spots). Also rumored to have trained with the Bulgarian U19s on a recent trip to visit family in Bulgaria though I wouldn't read into it much since he didn't even mention it in this interview:
    http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/06/16/2430506/local-soccer-standouts-eye-europe.html#ixzz1PXNJO2QB
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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    If he ditches Liverpool for college he's making a mistake. Kenny is all about the youth movement and it looks like he might be around for a while.

    Also, I thought both trialists looked fantastic in the highlights. Who is this "Nacho" kid, spanish?
  8. sidefootsitter

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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    Bulgaria is not in the EU.

    Check - it is of 4 years ago.

    The news doesn't get too fast where I am in Tora Bora.
  9. revelationx

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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    Nacho is Spanish and has also got rave reviews. I think he might be from Atletico but this may not be the case.
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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    I haven't seen any details about Nacho's identity. I am going to venture a guess that his name is Ignacio, though...
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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    Got it, thanks and rep.

    Atletico certainly has one of the best youth setups in Europe, no surprise if he's from there just judging by his fluidity and decision making in those highlights.
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  14. revelationx

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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    Highlights (goals) from the LFC U18 match against Stevenage.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leB53tS2iV4"]‪Liverpool U18 8 - 0 Stevenage, 16/7/11‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]

    Bijev played the no 9 in the first half.
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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    He got this good playing in America only? He played for a DA right?
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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    Yes, Cal Odyssey
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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    Bijev signed a 5-year deal with Liverpool...Odyssey players having good summer...Bijev at Liverpool; Antognoli, Biswell and Trejo with SuperElite in Europe; Elijah Martin at U-15 National Camp; Nathan Smith just finished up at U-17 WC...
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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    1 of the 3 California-based MLS teams needs to try to affiliate with Cal Odyssey ASAP, if Odyssey is open to an agreement like that.

    And most importantly, congrats to Villyan if true!
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    now if Pelosi signs with them that would be most excellent...2 U-18's with LFC?? not bad at all
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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    wow, really? that's some faith they're showing in him to give him a 5 year deal. awesome nonetheless.
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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    A 5 year deal for an 18 year old? Sounds like they really like him...
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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    Is he eligible to play for any other countries?
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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    I think Bulgaria
  25. revelationx

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    Re: Villyan Bijev at Liverpool FC?

    I am seeing reports that Bijev has agreed a 3 year deal with LFC with an option for two more years. Congrats to him. Also Marc Pelosi signed this weekend too by various reports. So 2 Americans in one weekend!

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