Yanks on Foreign YNTs

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Dave Marino-Nachison Member+

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 1999
    Location:
    NYC
    Thought we might watch for Americans turning up in foreign YNTs during this cycle. Here's one to start:

    ISAIAH FERGUSON, an American-born midfielder, is due to return home tomorrow to join the national Under-20 football team.​

    He's playing with T&T.

    http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,92423.html


  2. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Hmmmmmmmmmm........The list keeps growing........
  3. smithfan

    smithfan Member+

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Location:
    Waimoana
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Country:
    Germany
    Shawn Parker (FSV Mainz) is invited to a German U16 training camp in January (La Manga, Spain). American-born Fabian Hürzeler (Bayern Munich) is invited too.
  4. FCmagic01

    FCmagic01 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    american born guy at Bayern Munich.....how long did he live here?


  5. smithfan

    smithfan Member+

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Location:
    Waimoana
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Country:
    Germany
  6. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Dave Marino-Nachison Member+

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 1999
    Location:
    NYC
    smithfan,

    I've been trying to confirm this one for a while now. Have you seen it written anywhere that confirms that Parker has American blood?
  7. Epikoinos

    Epikoinos Football implies the desire to suffer.

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Location:
    Oregon, WI
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    United States
    Adam Lysak from Milton, Wis., is a Marquette recruit. He was born in the U.S., but both of his parents are Polish, and he's played for Poland's Under-17s twice.

    More details
  8. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Dave Marino-Nachison Member+

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 1999
    Location:
    NYC
    Also -- there is a Devante Parker at Mainz. I assume he is a younger brother; any idea? (And an Andre Thomas and Aaron Seydel I have been trying to find out more info about.)
  9. smithfan

    smithfan Member+

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Location:
    Waimoana
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Country:
    Germany
    I'll try to get you an official statement from Mainz. I'm pretty sure he's German-American. Devante is his brother, yes. The other two are German, as far as I know.
  10. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Interesting....

  11. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Country:
    United States
    I'd say "depressing" is the more appropriate word.
  12. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Dave Marino-Nachison Member+

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 1999
    Location:
    NYC
    From the very same story:

    Lysak has been on the Wisconsin ODP team the last four years, but had never been selected to the regional team. This year, though, he was picked for the Region II extended pool list and was invited to the holdover camp — but missed it to head to Belgium.​

    No idea whether he should (or shouldn't) be on a YNT roster, but at least he's been seen.
  13. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Dave Marino-Nachison Member+

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 1999
    Location:
    NYC
  14. dcpohl

    dcpohl Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Location:
    Tegucigalpa
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Country:
    United States
    Okay, so Lysak has a long way to go before he ever amounts to anything. I assume if he was really good he would have been in Bradenton right now, but the fact that the USSF is blowing people off is cause for concern.

    The US has a large population and sifting through that is very difficult I'm sure, especially for the staff that the USSF allocates to this task. But, to turn away somebody that presents themselves to you? You certainly don't "blow them off" even if they can't rise through the ranks of ODP, because you never know at what rate they'll develop.
  15. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Here is update on Lysak....

  16. futgod

    futgod Member+

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Location:
    NorCal
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Country:
    Mexico
    The Mexican U-15 national team has 8 kids born in the US playing for them. Here's an article talking about it.
    http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/news/story?id=765987&s=mundial&type=story

    One of the kids named Richard (U-15 goalie) got scouted by Atletico Madrid while on the Mexican national team and is now playing for them.
  17. So_Cal23

    So_Cal23 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Location:
    California
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Country:
    United States
    this isn't good. We need to keep those players in our pool.
  18. Barcasox

    Barcasox Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Location:
    Flo Rida
    Club:
    Athletic Club Bilbao
    Country:
    United States
    They probably knew that Mexican keepers suck, but when they saw the name Richard, they were confident that they were getting a good keeper.
  19. futgod

    futgod Member+

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Location:
    NorCal
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Country:
    Mexico
    They also bought another kid that played for Chivas (a defender) who also plays for the U-15.
  20. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

    #1 Feilhaber and Adu Member+

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007

    I could have sworn that somewhere in either Yanks Abroad or in Youth National teams their was a young 12-13 year old American kid named Richard who was getting scouted by Atletico MAdrid about a year ago or more. Is this the same kid?

    And no i am not confusing this kid with Phillip Speigelberg.
  21. futgod

    futgod Member+

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Location:
    NorCal
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Country:
    Mexico
    I dont know. This kid got scouted by Atletico after the Mexican U-15 national team won a tourney in Spain.
  22. mike4066

    mike4066 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    Location:
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Country:
    United States
    I wonder if all these kids speak Spanish?

    It's only a matter of time until it happens.
  23. futgod

    futgod Member+

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Location:
    NorCal
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Country:
    Mexico
    Which ones? The ones in the Mexican U-15. Im sure they do. Most of the Mexican American kids grow up as spanish being their first language.
  24. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

    #1 Feilhaber and Adu Member+

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007


    I am really getting sick of Mexico's actions. First they want to brake our players ankles and Knee's and skulls to (Cobi,EJ and now Howard) with obvious intent to end their career's. Then their coach Paco the Taco slaps our smallest and thinnest player, then Mexico goes and steals our youth's in mass numbers. 8 players on your U-15 team from USA is alot. not to mention all the other Americans on their U-20 teams.
  25. futgod

    futgod Member+

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Location:
    NorCal
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Country:
    Mexico
    While I do agree Mexico has done some retarded fouls (Cobi) Rafas foul against Howard was hardly career ending. He did deserve the red card. Mexico is not stealing anything from anybody, these kids, like most Mexican/American kids think of themselves as Mexican not American and grow up having Mexican soccer players as their heroes. Its only natural that they want to play for Mexico. Plus its not like the US wants them anyways, and why would the US want kids who rather play for Mexico anyway.

Share This Page