Christian Cappis at Hobro IK

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  1. ShaftBrewer

    ShaftBrewer Member+

    Jul 18, 2017
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  2. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
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    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    Like Richards, he was also very good in the 2017 DA playoffs (from what I remember)
     
  3. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The rare American trialist who is already 18:

    Christian Cappis
    Midfielder
    Real Name: Christian Cappis
    HT: 6' 1" WT: 160
    Age: 18 (08/13/1999)
    Birthplace: Houston, TX
    Hometown: Houston, TX
     
  4. kruck

    kruck Member+

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  5. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

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    FC Dallas
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    United States
    I saw him play against Dynamo U19's and he impressed. That is a huge step away from this though. He looked like he could play in a bunch of different positions and was very silky and smooth and made good runs. Didn't realize he was already 18.
     
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  6. ShaftBrewer

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    I'm not sure if this guy really knows anything but it's something
     
  7. Lookingforleftbacks

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    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    I think there are some DA opportunists who have been landing in places overseas, but I think a large portion of DA players don’t understand that they have the ability and club interest to get a chance at a career in Europe. If you listened to the podcast by @USMNTvideos on Twitter, Chris Richards sounded completely shocked that Bayern was interested in him. I think everyone still looks at Pulisic and McKennie as exceptions to the rule and don’t realize that there are more good young American players coming
     
  8. Lookingforleftbacks

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    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    Correction... @USMNTonly did the podcast. I get all these unoriginal twitter handles confused. None of them are unique like @USMNTclips
     
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  9. Sombrerito

    Sombrerito Member

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    May 6, 2018
    I know I kinda felt like they were flukes just cuz its been so rare to have youngsters go to europe at a top club AND do well. But maybe the DA is beginning to produce those potential players that are good enough to play in top leagues in europe and this is just the beginning.

    At least one can hope:coffee:
     
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  10. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
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    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    I think we’d be jumping the gun if we expected all of these kids to be Bayern or even BL players, but that doesn’t mean they can’t end up in Belgium, Denmark, or even the Eredivisie and have solid careers. Plus, I’m betting more will be hopping on planes in the next few years.

    I think the DAs have been a revolution, but equally important have been futsal, smaller fields for younger kids, and earlier identification of players.
     
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  11. Sombrerito

    Sombrerito Member

    Arsenal
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    May 6, 2018
    Futsal and small sided games should be the foundation for any young aspiring footballer. That type of play breeds quick thinking, soft touch, dribbling, vision, etc. All those things American players were not known for- up until now.
     
  12. kingshark

    kingshark Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    I don know why fustal cannot be more popular in US. I've checked the futsal history, suprisely found US got one 2nd place and one 3rd place at first two FIFA fustal world cup. Even this cannot trigger US to adopt it either as a tool of development or as a professional sports.
     
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  13. TarHeels17

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  14. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

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    Nov 28, 2010
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    Wow. That's massive. He's already 18, so they're not looking to bring him as a youth prospect. He's getting look to see if he can contribute (down the road) to the first team.
     
  15. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    even established pros (with experienced agents) that get deals in europe seem to have a surprisingly limited knowledge of the european soccer landscape.....agudelo only wanting EPL and refusing bundesliga and eredivisie moves boggled my mind (or whatever actually happened to scuttle his euro adventure)..... jozy picking sunderland (with, apparently MB's advice), etc etc

    I would think that the people advising these players would realize the opportunities that are out there...but maybe not.....

    i look at players like romain gall who washed out of mls ...went to sweden 3rd division and is now on malmo in CL qualifying......

    I dont think mckennie and pulisic are flukes...I think it is a #'s game....the more players that go over, the more successes there will be.....the wave is building.....

    maybe some people on this board need to start a euro consulting service for young american players to help guide them in the right direction.....and get more players over there....
     
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  16. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    seems like uhhh a good way to sour a nascent partnership
     
  17. Patience, patience grasshopper....I'm busy ....:cool:
     
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  18. Lookingforleftbacks

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    Money also probably plays a part in whether they play in Europe or not. If a player like Walker Zimmerman can be an average player in Denmark or Holland and make $250,000/year, or be a good player in MLS and make the same amount, he’d probably prefer to live in Los Angeles than deal with having to learn a new culture.

    Of course, that shouldn’t apply to young kids who should be using those leagues as a place to prove their worth.

    10 years ago, we could have sent every soccer player we had and only a handful would’ve made it as pros. Now, it seems like college players we’ve never even heard of are moving over there. I think the average player here is much better than he was 10 years ago. That generally bodes well for MLS, too, and I still say for us to reach our potential as a nation we have to have a strong domestic league.
     
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  19. EricSunRa

    EricSunRa Member

    Sep 29, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    His position is deep at FC Dallas. You have Ulloa and Gruezo starting, Hayes looking really good, Servania is on loan in the USL and is Acosta's heir, Pomykal can play there...

    He's 18, and if he doesn't plan on college, FCD have to let him go if they're not going to sign him. I would be willing to bet that both Bayern and FCD know about it and that he is looking to increase his visibility.
     
  20. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
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    United States
    Some FC Dallas prospect watchers seem to also like Edwin Cerrillo '00, who is with their U10 team and IIRC is a DM.
     
  21. Anderson11

    Anderson11 Member

    Nov 23, 2012
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    United States
    What’s the name of the podcast?
     
  22. TheFalseNine

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    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
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    United States
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  23. Lookingforleftbacks

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    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
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    Wait, what? He’s a ‘00 but he’s on their U10 team?
     
  24. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

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    FC Dallas
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    United States
    Gruezo's contract may be up at the end of the year. He also won't be a youth international anymore so his salary will rise and count more against the cap. If he left that would two of the four main ones leaving within six months clearing out a lot of minutes for younger players.
     
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  25. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
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    United States
    Yeah, maybe that’s why he has looked so dominant!

    And also, 9 and 0 are next to each other on my keyboard.
     

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