European opportunities for Ulysses "Uly" Llanez

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Academy' started by TheFalseNine, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another one training at Bayern.

     
  2. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ULYSSES LLANEZ #7

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    PLAYER PROFILE

    Year of Birth: 2001
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Lynwood , CA
    Nationality: United States

    EDUCATION
    Graduation Year: 2019

    DOB is April 2, 2001, so he could sign in Germany (or elsewhere) next April.
     
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  3. Sombrerito

    Sombrerito Member

    Arsenal
    United States
    May 6, 2018
    Uly should try his luck in Europe.. we all know the Galaxy won’t give him a chance since they have so many other attacking options.

    If he went to Bayern a similar situation would arise but at least they could loan him to a 2. Bundi team or even better, another Bundi team. Waaay better for his development than playing in USL
     
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  4. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think we all saw this one coming. Maybe not specifically Bayern for his trial, but I think the rumors as to why he wasn’t in the u20 camp made it pretty obvious that he was going to have a trial coming up somewhere.
     
  5. DanielS1085

    DanielS1085 Member

    Manchester United
    United States
    May 8, 2017
    Chris Richards let this slip on his Insta live about 2 weeks ago. Looks like he wasn't playing around!
     
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  6. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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  7. Tactical Hipster

    Dec 23, 2014
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's funny to me that when a European team finds a American or two, they all of a sudden sign a bunch of them. First Fulham, then Schalke, and now Bayern Munich. I think it's great, but it's like a European team looks at America and is like "Wait we can get some of their best youth talents for free?! I have to stock up while I can!"
     
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  8. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I actually wonder if this development isn't strategic: bring in a handful, so they can immediately form friendships and don't end up as isolated and homesick as, say, Landon Donovan ended up.

    Seems to have worked with Pulisic and McKennie.
     
  9. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If that’s the case then who is the Pulisic/McKennie for Bayern?
     
  10. DanielS1085

    DanielS1085 Member

    Manchester United
    United States
    May 8, 2017
    Butler, Booth, Richards, Llanez, and Roberts when he gets there.
     
  11. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Surely not all of them are Pulisic/McKennie level. I know what players are there, I want to know which is going to emerge as the star because I think all of those players are talented.

    Tbh, I don’t really agree with the idea that a team like Schalke just brought in Taitague and Wright only to make Wes comfortable. Those two were both very good players and worthy of getting a chance in Schlake’s academy, just like all the Bayern kids are. Perhaps the team is eager to sign multiple players to make them all comfortable, but at the same time, perhaps the players all pick the same team so they can have a network, too. But I don’t think these teams are just bringing in no talent hacks just to make the world nicer for the one prospect that is good.
     
  12. DanielS1085

    DanielS1085 Member

    Manchester United
    United States
    May 8, 2017
    Right. You have to be on some sort of level for any Euro academy to want you in the first place. Wright had 11 goals and 11 assists in 24 u19 matches, so they clearly saw something in him at the time. Nick has been unlucky with injuries.
    I was just covering your question of homesickness. For example, look at how Wright did when he left Schalke. And Gaines at Darmstadt. Grouping yanks together is something they have learned to do to avoid Landon/Robbie situation imo.
    If I had to pick the player, I would say Booth or Uly could be that player when it's all said and done (if TB's passport ever gets cleared). But picking which teens will breakthrough in Europe can be close to impossible.
     
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  13. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
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    United States
    MLS academies might as well start having a class each afternoon teaching German.
     
  14. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looks like Uly's time with the club has been upgraded from "training" to "trialing":

     
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  15. SUDano

    SUDano Member+

    Jan 18, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Another expense they won't be reimbursed for when they leave. Why don't they not only pay for foreign language lessons but then pay for their flights and accommodations to Germany too. Can't be too nice in letting all their youth players go for free.
     
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  16. Sombrerito

    Sombrerito Member

    Arsenal
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    May 6, 2018
    Nice! Hopefully they put in the work and get signed
     
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  17. Rahbiefowlah

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    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
     
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  18. ShaftBrewer

    ShaftBrewer Member+

    Jul 18, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wonder what his plans are until he turns 18 in the spring. I assume he'll just train with the team but not play
     
  19. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
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    Club:
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    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's no such thing as a good offer from LAG.
     
  20. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Better than Chivas.
     
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  21. eliwood

    eliwood Member

    Jul 25, 2016
    Germany, the second home for the US National Team. Nice and far from FMF
     
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  22. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    That's a good point. Kids who thought that they were Mexicans while living here will realize that they are way more Americans than Mexicans when leaving abroad.
     
  23. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas
    One of these Bundesliga teams needs to pick up Efra.
     
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  24. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
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    Wouldn't matter, his dream is to play in Europe and play for Mexico.
     
  25. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

    Aug 1, 2007
    I think Uly's dad is a Super USA fan, so no worries on that front anyway. it would have to take like a sudden 34- year old Michael Bradley insertion at LW in 2021 for Uly to switch.
     
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