Brek Shea Trains with Arsenal; Hamid Heads Overseas
Posted on November 10, 2011 4:13 am
Brett and Derek discuss DC United’s probe of Baltimore, Brek Shea’s training stint with Arsenal and Hamid’s move to Europe to train as well.
16 Responses to Brek Shea Trains with Arsenal; Hamid Heads Overseas
His hometown is Dildo??
It’s a real town. Check it out.
yet another reason not to take Canada seriously, lol
I think Bill Archer would agree.
I’m not sure that either of these training sessions means much of anything, except that Shea and Hamid will be sharp for our upcoming friendlies in Europe. Sure, they’ll help these young guys make introductions at bigger clubs, but these are, after all, only training stints, not trials.
That said, West Brom’s assistant coach said that they’re having a look at him.
I think the more important question is whether either of these moves is intelligent at this point for the players or for MLS. My feeling is that both could use another season on American soil, and that if the league waits, their prices will jump up next year.
Dallas is a mess. Shea needs a good European club where he can start. Maybe he should pack up his brushes and easel and head to Serie A.
Does Training = Tryouts?
Or does this training = Paying European teams to teach our players a thing or two?
Is this like the pay to play that we have in the USA?
No one else has the ass backwards notion of pay to play that the US has. A trial is a tryout, where you are basically temporarily registered with the team and you are capable of competing in sanctioned reserves matches.
Training is a much less formal situation which is kind of a win win because the team gets to take a longshot look at a kid outside of a transfer window and the kid gets a chance to get learned. It also tends to improve/foster relationships between clubs.
i always look at it as “a trial is always training, and training is always a trial”.
They might not officially be on trial there, but if the player impresses enough on a training stint they’ll either get another look or perhaps even a bid.
Well yes and no. More accurate would be a trial is a trial and training is tryout.
If a trial ends with anything less than an offer/inquiry then it is a failure. Training CAN lead to more, but if not its not a failure. Training is like super-scouting.
i agree there is no stigma behind a training stint if the player returns to their club it was simply just that…training.
Bunbury went to Stoke City and played in a official Reserve game last off-season. I think he had an assist.
Also Garber today in his interview/conference didn’t sound very confident about DC United. He sounded like he was resigned to them moving and that there’s not much hope. Said RFK lease will be the most expensive in the league next yr.
Sad days for DC fans. I hope they can work things out and get a stadium.
it would be a shame if DC moved. They are a big part of this league and it’s success. Too much history to simply ship off.
He requested to train at Arsenal per Klinsmann’s advice of the US squad to train in Europe to keep match fitness. Players do it all the time. He is simply not ready.good enough for a club like Arsenal yet..
i havent listened to it since yesterday, but did either brett or derek say that he’d make Arsenal? Or were you simply stating your opinion (an opinion many share)?
I think Shea isnt ready and probably would ride pine at arsenal. Perhaps even loaned out to get some PT. But that said, he’s a selfless player (at least at the Intl’ level) and willing to grind out to create. Certainly attributes any manager would like. Still, i dont see Arsenal bidding… and lets not forget it is simply a training stint. But much like Brett said, it just so happens to occur right before the transfer window
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