Benjamin Machini at Djurgården (Sweden)

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  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

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  2. Testudo

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  3. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    No. Brian Ching is the first EVERYTHING. It's a rule.
     
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  5. Dave Marino-Nachison

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    There was a fellow named Brian Chud who played at some level in Northern Ireland years ago. Also a (then-) young guy named Cameron Richardson who I believe spent some time in New Zealand and maybe also the Netherlands. Obviously, it does me no good to know these things, but what can I say?
     
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  6. Savannah Martens

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    Nov 30, 2013
    Yeah, he is both a Yank and a Swede. Great keeper, a real talent. Give him a few more years and he'll be making headlines.
     
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    Another Alaskan in the pros is/was Liviu Bird, who was the backup keeper for the Kitsap Pumas (presumably being paid since they're one of the few pro clubs in the PDL) in 2011 and 2012.
     
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    Now an up-and-coming soccer journalist.
     
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    Using too many parentheses
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  12. Testudo

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    '96 GK no less...
     
  13. Clint Eastwood

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    Just a note.....................Excelsior is also a feeder club for Feyenoord I believe.

    It's actually a pretty small club to be in a major European league. 3-4k seat stadium if I remember correctly.

    We got high school football stadiums in Texas that dwarf that.
     
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    I know nothing about this guy or his club team, but it looks like the GK competition at Excelsior is not much even for someone as young as Machini. Could Machini find his way into the lineup at some point in the season? He didn't play in the first preseason game, so he might be the third GK for now, but the competition looks really weak.
     
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  18. BostonRed

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    GK – Benjamin Machini:

    Nicknamed “Benji,” Mallorca B’s backup goalkeeper is already familiar with Spain, having played the last season at CE Constancia in lower leagues. Holding both Swedish and American nationalities, Benjamin could become an interesting goalkeeper, considering he is one of the only Yankees in Spain. Definitely one to watch.

    Read more at: https://tr.im/9ySRJ
     
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  21. Balerion

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    Nice. Looks like their regular starter Timon Wellenreuther (who is on loan from Schalke) picked up a red, so veteran backup Cabrero started and Machini moved to the bench. Cabrero has made three other starts in the fall and another 96 - Miquel Parera - sat on the bench. So it's not clear if Machini has moved from #4 to #3 or if Parera was just unavailable for some reason.
     
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  23. Balerion

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    Nice find. I had been wondering what had happened to this guy and was unsure if he was still on the books at Mallorca.

    Barakaldo are in Segunda B, so it'll be a little bit easier to track what he is or is not doing. Mallorca B were in the Tercera Division last season, but actually were promoted so they'll be at the same level, albeit in a different group.
     
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  25. Balerion

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    On the bench for Barakaldo's opener.

    He is behind a goalkeeper who goes by the exceedingly Basque-looking name of Txusta.
     
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