Former YNT "Catching up..." Thread

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
    I believe Gallego was the first player to have his Homegrown rights traded.
     
  2. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Technically Josh Janniere, right?
     
  3. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    It's a TFC player. I think Keven Aleman had his rights traded to Vancouver around the same time, but never signed a contract and went to Europe.

    Josh Janniere never played an MLS game with Colorado and when he was cut, ended back at the TFC academy.

    There were 4-5 talented kids in the TFC Academy during the Klinsmann/Winter/Mariner era that just left.
     
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  4. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Janniere was first. He was signed by Colorado in March 2011, while Aleman's rights were acquired by Vancouver in July 2011 in exchange for Terry Dunfield.

    Terry Dunfield...TFC has really come a long way.
     
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  5. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jose Burciaga Jr. is starting tonight for the NTX Rayados in the U.S. Open Cup.

    I am not kidding.
     
  6. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    That's quite the dip into the archives!
     
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  7. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    If new MNT callup Ben Sweat gets capped, it would represent the 16th cap for the 2011 U20 group (of which he was only a bit player). There are still a few guys in that pool who might sneak in, though nobody necessarily much more deserving than Sweat -- we are talking basically fringe players at this point.
     
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  9. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    So '86 Chris Tierney, the Revs' all-time appearance leader with nearly 250, is retiring at 32 with a whopping zero MNT or, I'm pretty sure, YNT caps to his name.

    ... though here he is in a friendly with U-Va. against the U17s in 2007. It would seem pretty unquestionable that he had the best career, by far, of anyone who played in that game.

    https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/03/17/12/56/u-17-mnt-fall-to-uva
     
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  10. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Israel Sesay is playing indoor soccer for the Ontario Fury (MASL).
     
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  11. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
     
  12. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    A small thing, but interesting to see Zarek Valentin, whose U.S. Soccer career was pretty much over years ago, make a substantially younger player "surplus to requirements" in Portland. (Though Portland reportedly got both some allocation money and a portion of any sell-on fee for Powell, so maybe they just took a good deal. Either way, presumably the job is Valentin's to lose now.)
     
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  13. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Also he got his college degree!
     
  14. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Indeed. I was only able to manage one of those things. So kudos to Zarek!
     
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  15. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've caught up with the former YNTs. They all just signed on to play with Eric Wynalda for the Las Vegas Lights.

    https://www.lasvegaslightsfc.com/news_article/show/982820

    Javan Torre
    Bryan de la Fuente
    Eric Gonzalez
    Pablo Cruz

    Plus long-forgotten Philly HGP Cristhian Hernandez and a real journeyman in Irvin Parra.
     
  16. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    And they already had Thomas Olsen and Sammy Ochoa.

    Now, where's Freddy?
     
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  17. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    This one's for the old timers...………..:)

    Nice column that's linked there. The article has this gem of a picture from the 1999 U20 World Cup. I spy quite a number of future USMNTer in that picture. Howard, Rimando, Gibbs, Califf, Twellman, Bocanegra, Albright, etc.
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