Kenneth Kronholm at Holstein Kiel [R]

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by prowazekii, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
  2. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now does he unseat Ousted? One would think he has a legit shot.
     
  3. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Ousted sucks, so he has a pretty solid chance IMO.
     
  4. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    damn, what happened to him to fall so low
     
  5. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's back in the US now, but here's an interview that answers some of the questions we had about his background:

    https://www.chicago-fire.com/post/2019/05/24/qa-kenneth-kronholm-returns-us-begin-new-chapter-fire

    Chicago-Fire.com: You were born in Virginia to American and German parents. What’s the story on your return to Germany?

    Kenneth Kronholm: “It’s a classic story. My father was with the army in Heidelberg, Germany, and met my mother. My mother came with my father to Virginia to get married. My brother was born. I was born. Then, my mother came back to Germany because she had a better job, so after two weeks in America, I was going to be a German boy (laughs). After a couple years, I was four or five, my mother went back to America because of the job, and my grandmother said, ‘No this boy is staying here.’ So I grew up with the rest of the family in Germany and I liked it. I liked it a lot. I had everything there - my friends, some soccer places around our house - so I started to play soccer. I went to Wolfsburg when I was 16, so I left my house in Germany in the south and went to Wolfsburg in the north. That was the start of my career.”

    C-F.com: Did you return to visit the U.S. often while growing up in Germany?

    KK: “I visited my mother when I was maybe 12 just for the summer vacation for six weeks. We visited Florida and Walt Disney World for a couple of days, and that’s it. I was always happy when I came back to Germany at that moment, because I wanted to play soccer in Germany. It’s a good league with a lot of good teams, so I wanted to do it that way.”
     
  6. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    how's he performing in MLS?

    An ideal opportunity to compare/contrast MLS and 2 Bundesliga.
     
  7. zlatan_but_a_car

    Botswana Meat Commission FC
    United States
    Oct 16, 2017
    1. Personally, I've found judging mid-season MLS arrivals to be fruitless. I think the amount of travel and playstyle of the league makes it tougher to acclimate to than other leagues.

    2. That being said, I think he hasn't been amazing this season. Statistically, his GA - xGA is 5th worst in the league. I haven't watched too many Fire games since he arrived, so Fire fans might have a different perspective, but I didn't think he was a standout in the games I have watched. To be clear, he's not bad, he's just not a top-10 keeper.

    But again, I don't think it's great to evaluate a player without a full pre-season. Clint Dempsey looked like a disappointment in his first half-season in Seattle: 1 goal 0 assists in 12 appearances. So who knows what next year could hold for Kronholm.
     
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