Devante Parker at 1. FSV Mainz 05

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Balerion, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 12, 2012
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    I agree, not trying to point any fingers at your post.

    I just want to make the point that the kid is far from done. Just because he's not making a big impact in the Bundesliga as a 19 year old doesn't mean he won't at age 25. Most American prospects his age are in their second year of college soccer.
     
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  2. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Fabian has not flamed out yet - I'm not writing him off. Just like Green and Kiesewetter, he's biding his time in the reserves (though I know those guys are younger).
     
  3. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Both are good players - if he ends up that good, he'll be good enough for our team.
     
  4. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
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    Millwall FC
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    United States
    Green is biding his time on Bayern. Kiesewetter is biding his time at Stuttgart

    Hurzeler is biding his time on the reserve team of a 2.Bundesliga club in the relegation zone.
     
  5. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
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    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The difference is Wood for being a BL2 player is getting playing time with us while Morales for being a starter in BL1, hardly gets time with us.
     
  6. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    Do you seriously not understand the situation?

    Wood plays a position of desperate need for the usmnt

    Morales plays a position that probably has the most depth in the entire usmnt player pool
     
  7. justinpaul10

    justinpaul10 Member+

    Sep 2, 2013
    I like Morales game but in addition to the depth there, I don't know that his style has really fit with the Usmnt yet. Kinda like Johansson.
     
  8. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
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    New York Red Bulls
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    United States
    I think he just means, "Will Parker get time for the US or not?" Which, given his position, is more likely to be yes.
     
  9. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
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  10. hokeydokey

    hokeydokey Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    If this ends up happening (the fussballtransfers link makes it seem a little less likely), Jonas Hoffmann's shortcomings will have played a major role in advancing the professional careers of two potential USMNT forwards.
     
  11. Tom Collingsworth

    Jun 14, 2011
    North Carolina
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Parker with two goals in his last three matches for Mainz II, now has 6 goals and 5 assists on the season. Not bad production for a winger in the 3.Liga who was 19 yrs old the majority of the season.
     
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  12. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Jesus Navas would kill for those numbers.
     
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  13. sakibomb523

    sakibomb523 Member+

    Oct 13, 2009
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  14. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A sighting with Mainz II:
     
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  15. KickballWizard

    Jun 11, 2013
    How are his chances looking for BL playing time this season?
     
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  16. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
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    New York Red Bulls
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    United States
  17. DeAndresHaircut

    DeAndresHaircut Member+

    Jul 24, 2015
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  18. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
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    New York Red Bulls
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    United States
  19. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    why cant MLS target him? seems like he'd be an ideal player for an mls club.....
     
  20. sakibomb523

    sakibomb523 Member+

    Oct 13, 2009
    Orange County
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There would probably be no interest from him? Unlike most German-Americans, his dad has settled in Germany, and Mainz is their home club.
     
  21. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    he's not getting first team minutes though, right? ...MLS has had some success recently with reserve team players from big 4 leagues...plus theres the american angle....
     
  22. KickballWizard

    Jun 11, 2013
    He's 20 years old and still highly regarded by Mainz as a player for the future. He recently signed an extension and will be pushing to try to break into the first team.

    It's a little early to expect a guy like him to be interested in MLS. He's never lived in the US.
     
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  23. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
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    New York Red Bulls
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    United States

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