Erik Palmer-Brown at Austria Wien: no wiener jokes because it's pronounced "veen"

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  1. Parmigiano

    Parmigiano Member

    Jun 20, 2003
    He was even making the bench for Samp in Serie A....then, the abyss.
     
  2. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

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    no coment.
     
  3. Buzz Killington

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  4. kuttie90

    kuttie90 Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    He wasn't part of the U-17 squad in the Aegean Cup currently taken place in Turkey. Is he not in Richie Williams' plans for the U-17 World cup qualifying process
     
  5. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

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    He's too old. He'll turn 18 in 2015
     
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  6. butters59

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    What probably says more about Sampdoria depth than about anything else, as he he never looked any good even by standards of our U-20 team.
     
  7. BostonRed

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  8. genom

    genom Member

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    These big European teams get what they want, regardless of "laws." If the player is that coveted, they will figure out a way to bring him in. They could always give his mom/dad a "job" with the club, among many other possibilities that exist.
     
  9. genom

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    How do you explain Josh Perez at Fiorentina then?
     
  10. USvsIRELAND

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    #85 USvsIRELAND, Jan 26, 2014
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    What if his Dad/Mom "happens" to get a job in Turin?
     
  11. Chance

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    IIRC... Perez's parents managed to get some form of work in Florence.
     
  12. NakamuraBhoys

    NakamuraBhoys Red Card

    Jan 13, 2014
    i don't know how much any of those players helped as examples to make your point. only one of those is a sizeable club, and it is a definite stretch to call green american. and those guys aren't/weren't US youths in the first place
     
  13. ckl26

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    #88 ckl26, Jan 26, 2014
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    This was in reference to guys like Lichaj, Flores, Rubin
     
  14. taylor

    taylor Member+

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    Can anyone name a homegrown American teen that has successfully played consistently on a first (major league) team in the past five years?
     
  15. El Michael

    El Michael Member

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    I can't. It stings to think Zalalem could be the first and not even be eligible to play for the US.

    If he gets healthy Marc Pelosi could be. I hope in the next three to four years we have at least one or two that play consistently on a top team in a top league.
     
  16. BostonRed

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    Most of the cases we have seen involve a player not yet on a professional contract. Erik is on a pro contract and there is a transfer fee. That makes it a lot harder to say the move is for "non-football reasons." Maybe they can make it work, but Borussia Dortmund didn't figure out a way to bring over Junior Flores.
     
  17. SUDano

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    How many teens in general have done that? Teen, Consistently, First Team, Major League, Five Yrs?
     
  18. taylor

    taylor Member+

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    #93 taylor, Jan 26, 2014
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    in the 2000s? a lot, relative to 0. lets arbitrarily define consistent as over 450 min or a total of 10 appearences, or some combo (you get the point)

    e.g http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gus_Kartes
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Karbassiyoon
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Ferrari
    Cher
    Landon
    Altidore
    Adu
    Kirovski
    Some dudes at 1860 München
    And some other dudes that I can't think of in England.
    otherzzz


    btw i count cup,el etc games
     
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  19. SUDano

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    Those American players were not consistent first team starters as teenagers in the top leagues in the world.
     
  20. Scotty

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    #95 Scotty, Jan 26, 2014
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    So still no official comment yet from Sporting KC to either confirm or deny this?
     
  21. taylor

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    well that is sort of my point, they all got at least close enough to see the team shower together more than a couple time in their teens and almost all were then relegated to lesser teams in their 20s. ie its a good thing mls is hording players like epb!
     
  22. Buzz Killington

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  23. NakamuraBhoys

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    Jan 13, 2014
    you actually consider donovan and adu as consistent first team starters in europe as youngsters? you are much more generous than i!
     
  24. Gorky

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    For a few (few) games, Adu was a starter.
     
  25. SUDano

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    TMI
     
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