Joshua "Josh" Gatt at SC Rheindorf Altach (Austria)

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  1. Rainer24

    Rainer24 Member

    Jan 6, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Club:
    VfB Stuttgart
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Josh Gatt to Altach (Austria)


    Yeah, I used to live fifteen minutes from there and it's no real surprise that he decided to pull up stakes. There's nothing going on there, including other teams noticing you. Nobody really comes out of Austria to do great things anymore. Most of the best young Austrians are already with German teams in the teens and the rest are with one of the Vienna clubs. Anywhere else, it's almost a terminal destination.
     
  2. strawman

    strawman New Member

    Aug 16, 2008
    oxford
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. Dignan

    Dignan Member+

    Nov 29, 1999
    Granada
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Josh Gatt to Altach (Austria)

    Hopefully his coach doesn't challenge him to a fist fight, like poor Preston Zimmerman.
     
  4. TulkasTheStrong

    TulkasTheStrong New Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I shrugged.
     
  5. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
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    Sorry, I should have made it more obvious I was responding in the same vein. In hindsight, my post looks pretty obnoxious, for which I apologize.
     
  6. HoosierToon

    HoosierToon New Member

    Jan 11, 2008
    Hoboken
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
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  7. Smithsoccer1721

    Smithsoccer1721 Member+

    Feb 16, 2007
    Middle of the Table
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
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  8. TheNightmanCometh

    Jan 25, 2010
    Re: Josh Gatt to Altach (Austria)

    They did, but he ran as fast as he could back to the states.

    Not all Euro destinations are better than MLS. In many different ways.

    Yes, I know it's heresy on these boards, but it's true.
     
  9. Lascho

    Lascho Member+

    Sep 1, 2008
    Hannover, Germany
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Re: Josh Gatt to Altach (Austria)

    Altach's last game vs Admira:
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  10. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    And the crowd goes wild!
     
  11. soccerelite

    soccerelite New Member

    Feb 11, 2010
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    For pregame warm up, not bad.
     
  12. soccerelite

    soccerelite New Member

    Feb 11, 2010
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Date and time: Sa, 28.11.2009, 15:15
    Venue: Cashpoint-Arena Cashpoint Arena
    TV - Game:
    Official Crowd: 5,400
     
  13. Rainer24

    Rainer24 Member

    Jan 6, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Club:
    VfB Stuttgart
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    That's pretty much the entire population of Altach. I lived in Dornbirn, the biggest town in the region, and it only has a population of about 50,000 and seems much smaller than that. The team would have to get a lot better to get much of anyone interested. Most of the kids I was teaching were Bayern fans and couldn't have cared less about the team down the road.
     
  14. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Maybe we knew this already, but it looks like Gatt won't actually go until next season. Here he is running high school track:

    Josh Gatt, a senior soccer standout and first-year track runner, has been a nice addition to the sprint relays.

    “He'll probably play (soccer) in Europe next year, and he's really making the relays go,” Magni said, adding Gatt is part of the 400, 800 and 1,600 teams. “Before the year is over, we'll put him in the open 400, too.”​

    http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20100506/SPORTS06/5060463
     
  15. dcpohl

    dcpohl Member+

    Feb 9, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe the track coach doesn't know what he's talking about...
     
  16. arsenalfc08

    arsenalfc08 Member

    Mar 14, 2005
    ohio
    I think he is joining the team and moving to Austria in the summer.
     
  17. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's going at the end of June
     
  18. theWiz

    theWiz New Member

    Aug 18, 2009
  19. theWiz

    theWiz New Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    I assumed as much, but couldnt seem to find it. Thanks.
     
  20. RonaldD

    RonaldD Member

    Jun 16, 2010
    He is there now. He started with the club on June 14, 2010.
     
  21. arsenalfc08

    arsenalfc08 Member

    Mar 14, 2005
    ohio
    He has begun training with Altach. Google translated some articles and it sounds like they will have a selection problem. They have 3 spanish players and Gatt on the roster and only 3 non-austrian players are allowed on the field in matches. Sounds like he will be used on the left wing.

    http://www.vol.at/news/vorarlberg-s...akt-beim-scr-altach/cn/news-20100614-06225210

    Played in a friendly against a team from Cyprus http://www.vol.at/news/vorarlberg-s...0623-09204683/gemeinde/altach/gemeinde/altach
     
  22. Peretz48

    Peretz48 Member+

    Nov 9, 2003
    Los Angeles
    He just played with the Altach reserves against the Orange County (Calif.) Blue Star Discover Europe team, for which he played last summer, and which resulted in his being seen by Altach. Altach won 2-1, and Gatt scored a goal.

    "Gatt, an explosive and intriguing young player, got a chance to face many of his friends by playing in the match with the reserves, who were sound and very physical."

    "The Blue Star fell behind early during a first half that was mostly controlled by Altach. Gatt strutted his newfound improvement and maturity, and put massive pressure on the starting backline of Chandler Gagnon, Sean Cunningham, Isaiah Trejo and Trevor Hubbard with his signature speed."

    "When he took free space in the middle of the field and cracked a left-footed 20-yard goal early in the match, Altach had a 1-0 advantage."

    "Gatt nearly had another goal or two in that opening half, but the Blue salvaged the first 45 minutes and starting goalkeeper Sean Cote made a couple nice saves."


    http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/supe...Undefeated-tour-run-of-09-will-not-be-matched
     
  23. Peretz48

    Peretz48 Member+

    Nov 9, 2003
    Los Angeles

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