Gotoku Sakai, now at Hamburger SV

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by TheJester525, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    United States
    It's a really fascinating topic, but one thing to remember, a country can't dictate to another who is considered a citizen. If Sakai never followed through with his renunciation, the US would consider him a citizen. That might cost him his Japanese citizenship, but the US isn't a party to that action.
     
  2. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
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    Kawasaki Frontale
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    United States
    Long story short, there's no real way for them to enforce this and plenty of people have dual US-Japanese citizenship, for instance. It depends on the particular consulate or embassy, but in general they aren't trying to aggressively crack down or anything.
     
  3. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
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    @bungadiri @dark knight -- Let's update the title to "Gotoku Sakai at VfB Stuttgart."
     
  4. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
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    Jan 25, 2002
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    Got it. Thanks!
     
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  6. Deeneaus

    Deeneaus Member+

    Aug 29, 2007
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    Yup. So long as there are no last minute snafus.
     
  7. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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    United States
    Now that he's a teammate of Bobby Wood, we'll be noticing him a lot more:
     
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  8. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
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  10. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They just need to sign Justin Kinjo from Düsseldorf and the SamuraiYank trifecta will be complete.
     
  11. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sakai has been named the new captain of HSV by coach Markus Gisdol.
     
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  12. Ger90

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    May 13, 2016
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  13. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
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    FC Bayern München
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    Germany
    moves back to Japan. Will he eventually move to the USA? As a Japanese-German-American, he's played in 2/3 countries.


    in all honesty he was poor for HSV in their last 1BL season when they got relegated and poor last season in 2BL. Ex captain too and he got tons of hate from fans.

    makes sense too Kobe has a German coach in Fink and will be teamates to some Legends like Podolski, Villa, Iniesta and guy like Vermaelen.
     
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