Duane Holmes at Derby County FC

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    From the club:

    A versatile player, second year scholar Duane is usually deployed in midfield but can also play at right back. He comes from Wakefield and played for Kellingley Welfare before joining the Huddersfield Town Academy at under-9 level.​

    http://www.htafc.com/team/academyprofiles/

    From his agency:

    American born, Duane Holmes has been with the terriers since we was eight years old. He has progressed his way through the Huddersfield youth set up and is now in his final year of his scholarship. Duane is a versatile player who is usually deployed as an attacking midfielder but can also play in the right back position. Duane is excellent at breaking lines and has proved his self to be a natural finisher. Despite his diminutive size Duane is an exciting, strong, agile footballer with a big heart for the game.​

    http://www.theplayersagency.com/player/duane-holmes/

    Georgia-born '94.
     
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  2. jakepc42

    jakepc42 Member+

    Mar 26, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  3. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    12/12/12: "HUDDERSFIELD Town's Academy manager Mark Lillis and his players will be eagerly awaiting the FA Youth Cup draw tomorrow lunchtime after they reached the fourth round with an emphatic 3-0 win at Hartlepool.... Town were three goals to the good before half-time when top scorer Duane Holmes was on hand to finish tidily after being set up by Danny Morton...."
    http://www.examiner.co.uk/huddersfield-town-fc/huddersfield-town-news/2012/12/12/huddersfield-town-academy-team-through-to-fa-youth-cup-fourth-round-after-win-at-hartlepool-86081-32411910/#ixzz2JEb1el6P

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    Definitely American: [​IMG]
    https://twitter.com/DuaneHolmes

    And he wants to come back to the good old US of A, specifically the Big Apple:

    http://twitter.com/DuaneHolmes/status/271706529042939906/photo/1

    Perhaps Tab Ramos could score him a plane ticket.

    Transfermarkt just shows the 1 bench appearance for the senior team in the FA Cup 1:1 draw w/Leicester, but it has the date as 1/13/12:

    http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/duane-holmes/leistungsdaten/spieler_257095.html
     
  4. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He looks like a really nice guy, the kind that also really enjoys being out on the field playing the game. Has a very happy smile (like Edson Buddle).
     
  5. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. Chance

    Chance Member+

    Minnesota United FC
    United States
    Apr 5, 2012
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's got the Ronaldinho hair... he must be good.
     
  7. Jgco

    Jgco Member

    Jul 14, 2011
    But having tweeted his home address, perhaps not the smartest.
     
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  8. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fortunately, without the Ronaldinho teeth. And in Britain, too. Go figure.

    From bshredder's article:

    "I've always wanted to represent the United States because I am American and that's where I'm from," Holmes stated emphatically. "I've always had my heart set out on playing for America, to be honest."

    Well that's pretty categorical, isn't it?

    Didn't realize he's playing at holding midfielder -- Leading his team in scoring that much more impressive taking that into account.

    Will be keeping an eye on this Duane Octavious Holmes...
     
  9. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From an article yesterday. Holmes may be part of Huddersfield's FA Cup team today. If he plays it would be his pro debut


    http://www.examiner.co.uk/huddersfi...-leicester-city-fa-cup-replay-86081-32787508/
     
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  10. Mario Balotelli

    Mario Balotelli Member+

    Feb 28, 2012
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Didn't make the bench today.
     
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  11. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Duane Holmes was nominated by the Football League for Championship Apprentice of the Year.

    http://www.seagulls.co.uk/news/arti...-fl-awards-667483.aspx?pageView=full#anchored
     
  12. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pushing to go to Turkey with the U20s:

     
  14. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    I doubt he gets called up.

    Our forward line is just too strong.
     
  15. sacpasse87

    sacpasse87 Member

    Nov 8, 2007
    Beijing
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good thing he's a holding midfielder...
     
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  16. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    ?
    Based on the posts above (him being topscorer of his team, his manager looking at him as a "frontline option") im pretty sure he's an attacker.
     
  17. sacpasse87

    sacpasse87 Member

    Nov 8, 2007
    Beijing
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sciarreta's article lists him as occupying one of the two holding midfield spots, the point being he seems quite adaptable which only helps...
     
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  18. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    Yeah apologies he posted in YNT that he is a midfielder, although it seems like an attacking one.

    Either way, I don't see him getting called up. This team is stacked everywhere except backline.
     
  19. HopperKowalski

    Aug 16, 2012
    I hope he makes it on the squad, he's one of the most lovable Yanks Abroad right now
     
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  20. sacpasse87

    sacpasse87 Member

    Nov 8, 2007
    Beijing
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yea I do agree though that he's in a fight for the last couple open spots!
     
  21. soccerusa517

    soccerusa517 Member+

    Jun 23, 2009
    Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    RONALDINHO. cap him now
     
  22. Tom Collingsworth

    Jun 14, 2011
    North Carolina
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Having seen several photos of him now and in the past it appears that he's a fairly small guy bshredder do you know how tall he is?
     
  23. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. Tom Collingsworth

    Jun 14, 2011
    North Carolina
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  25. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    If he ever plays for the US his nickname has to be Soul Glo!
     
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