Bill Hamid at DC United (on loan from FC Midtjylland)

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by prowazekii, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Ben Foster is a solid GK - a lot to learn there.

    Fulop isn't that bad either.
     
  3. pate

    pate Member+

    Jun 12, 2007
    Provo, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Part of JK's push to get MLS-based Nats training in Europe during the offseason?
     
  4. Otergod

    Otergod Member+

    Sep 20, 2007
    indianapolis
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Im sure JK did help. He wants his players playing and the MLS off season is way too long.

    But it was only a matter of time before he went training during the offseason. He was bound to gather interest as he's a formidable young gk'er.
     
  5. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It will be interesting to see where all these MLS players go. I wonder how many of these guys gets offers after their training spells. I know the intent is just training, but there might be guys that draws more interest after training.
     
  6. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    +1

    Great idea by Klinsmann
     
  7. McGarnagle

    McGarnagle Member+

    Apr 29, 2010
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not sure if he was involved, but these MLS offseason training trips have been going on for years.
     
  8. Prime Time

    Prime Time Member

    May 1, 2004
    South Florida
    Klinsmann has already said he wants players on the USMNT to train abroad as MLS offseason is too long and players lose sharpness.
     
  9. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes but MLSers have been training abroad in the offseason before Klinsmann.
     
  10. Kool Herc

    Kool Herc Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Dallas
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Its good that Klinsy has emphasized how important it is to him though.
     
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  11. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Has he? Plenty of MLSers have been training abroad in their offseasons for many years now so I don't see how Jurgen being USA's coach changed that. Regardless of who the coach was, I think there would still be players practicing with teams abroad.

    Hamid training with West Brom though is a great thing for him. He should learn plenty and Hogdson is a brilliant coach.
     
  12. Kool Herc

    Kool Herc Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Dallas
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes
     
  13. GumbyG

    GumbyG Member+

    DC United
    Mar 22, 2007
    Chesapeake, VA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  14. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
    Doubt he'd qualify for a work permit, and he's going to need some time until he's ready for a top 4 league. But, these clubs don't waste their time bringing guys over just to do them a favor and stay in shape, it's definitely for evaluating purposes.
     
  15. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    From 2008.........

    http://www.potomacsoccerwire.com/news/458/3105

    At the time Hamid was in contract negotiations with Celtic..............and it appeared he had the ability to get a Euro passport. Don't know about the validity of this, though.

    So the whole work permit issue may not be relevant.

    You guys are right, though. Clubs don't waste their time. It may not be an official "trial," but this is certainly an evaluation process.
     
  16. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    He might get in under the "exceptional talent" clause, should WBA decide to go after him.
     
  17. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
  18. Ironkick14

    Ironkick14 Member+

    Sep 29, 2011
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I guess his time at West Brom is over, but something else may be on the horizon.
    Goalkeeper Bill Hamid, who trained informally with West Brom this month, might return to Europe for additional work.
     
  20. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From his agent Lyle Yorks via Goff:

     
  21. Prime Time

    Prime Time Member

    May 1, 2004
    South Florida
    No chance in hell D.C. lets him go. A starter, young, loads of potential, marketable. He'll demand a good-sized fee later on in his career and can still benefit D.C. on the field for years to come.
     
  22. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It depends on where he is in his contract. If, say, this coming season is the last in his contract, then they might accept a bid. It would be better than getting nothing when his contract expires.
     
  23. Major Major

    Major Major Member

    Jul 20, 2011
    Colorado
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Although it would be better for D.C. to keep him, I would prefer he go abroad sooner rather than later for the benefit of his development. Hopefully they do not hold on to him too long.
     
  24. youth=glory

    youth=glory Member

    Sep 2, 2010
    Development?? Starting in DC>>>sitting on the bench on some perennial relegation candidate.
     
    Real Corona repped this.
  25. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    West Brom currently doesn't have a long term goalie. Scott Carson left and Ben Foster is on loan. If they could sign Hamid and have him learn from Foster this season, then they could potentially try his as their #1 next season. The chance to play in the EPL is worth the risk.
     

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