European opportunities for Donovan Pines?

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Academy' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    He's a big '98 D at U-Md. The YA-relevant portion of the story is entirely contained in the excerpt below, but he certainly seems like an interesting young man:

    Then in the coming weeks, Pines will decide whether to put ambitious academic work on hold — he is a biology major and the son of the university’s engineering dean — to sign with D.C. United or venture overseas.

    ...

    Because Pines is a longtime member of D.C.'s youth academy, United owns his MLS homegrown rights. He would become available in the league’s draft only if United renounces those rights, an unlikely scenario. He might also decide to stay in school.​

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/spor...ers-field-work-preventing-goals-saving-frogs/

    College bio:

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    https://umterps.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3268

    YNT cup of coffee:

    https://www.ussoccer.com/players/p/donovan-pines#tab-1
     
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  2. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    I'm slipping. The Post article references Pines' "field work," which, as an old and strange guy, should've prompted me to post a Thomas Dolby video in the original post. I'm really sorry, folks.

     
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  3. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    This tweet from Goff perhaps advances the story a bit, suggesting that he has some degree of interest, rather than that he might just go try his luck.

     
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  4. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    This is an older article, and doesn't add much in the way of detail, but Sasho seems to think it's at least possible Pines won't be back next year.

    “My job here is to help support the dreams of my players, and we’ll evaluate every opportunity that might be there,” he said. “Some might be great and some might not be so great. So I think we’ll sit down with the family — I have a great relationship with the family — and take a look at all of those things. But Donovan loves the experience he has here, and I know that he still feels like he can grow. So he’s going to have some real opportunities and some real choices.”
    https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports...nes-defense-mls-dc-united-20181211-story.html
     
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  5. Luksarus

    Luksarus Member

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    Jul 27, 2018
    1080947979903795200 is not a valid tweet id
     
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  6. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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  7. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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  8. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
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  9. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
    Same owners, so not a big surprise
     
  10. justinpaul10

    justinpaul10 Member+

    Sep 2, 2013
    He is an interesting prospect, super athletic and a very good one v one defender. Closest comp I can think of is Kurt Zouma.
     

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