Khiry Shelton at SC Paderborn 07

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Higher Learning, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Higher Learning

    Jul 1, 2009
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    https://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article222657820.html

    Let the speculation begin! My guess is Sweden
     
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  2. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Going to Sweden would be a bad move, he could make more in MLS me thinks. He's unlikely to qualify for a work permit to play in England, so that is out of the question. That leaves Germany, Netherlands, or Belgium as the most competitive options.
     
  3. Higher Learning

    Jul 1, 2009
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    True but He only scored 2 league goals this year. I'd be shocked if he goes to an upper level European league
     
  4. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    He has just over a season's worth of MLS appearances in four seasons and he turns 26 next summer. It makes sense that he might test his luck abroad; I would guess that at any level higher than (roughly) MLS-equivalent -- such as, say, B2 -- he would need a trial.
     
  5. ArsenalMetro

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    Shelton has 79 MLS appearances, including 5 playoff games.

    Best of luck to Khiry in his club search. He's not going to set the world on fire wherever he goes, but he can be an important part of an attack for a decent team in a decent league. Hope he ends up somewhere interesting.
     
  6. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Mea culpa -- I was looking at his starts column. But we're still talking about a fairly low number (obviously, injury had a lot to do with this; so did his college career, of course) for a guy his age. He's never been a regular starter anywhere.
     
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  7. frankburgers

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    May 31, 2016
    shelton should've been a central defender.
     
  8. Ger90

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  9. frankburgers

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    May 31, 2016
    interesting, i wouldnt think a 25 year old with 8g in 75 MLS appearances would get 2BL interest. I was thinking more like norway or sweden.
     
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  10. TheFalseNine

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  11. ArsenalMetro

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    #11 ArsenalMetro, Jan 5, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2019
    Paderborn sit 7th in the 2. Bundesliga, 6 points shy of the playoff spot and 8 from automatic promotion. They're in the Round of 16 in the DFB-Pokal, and their next game is away to Duisburg, so they have a good chance to progress further.

    Shelton and Kamara give them 5 center forwards/second strikers on the first team squad. The three who are there:

    Ben Zolinski (26): 1,018 minutes, 4 G, 2 A
    Sven Michel (28): 977 minutes, 6 G, 3 A
    Babacar Gueye (24): 880 minutes, 6 G, 2 A

    Their default formation seems to be a 4-1-3-2, so there should be opportunities, at least off the bench, for the new signings. Probably more for Shelton, since Kamara is coming straight from UCLA.

    Additionally, Paderborn II plays in the Oberliga (5th tier).

    Upcoming games to watch as Shelton integrates into the team:

    1/30: Jahn Regensburg - Paderborn
    2/2: Paderborn - Greuther Furth
    2/5: Duisburg - Paderborn (Cup)
    2/9: Bochum - Paderborn
    2/10: Gievenbeck - Paderborn II
    2/17: Paderborn - Koln
    2/17: Schalke II - Paderborn II
    2/24: Magdeburg - Paderborn
    2/24: Paderborn II - Haltern
     
  12. m vann

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    Sep 10, 2002
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    Respectable 2BL club so props to Shelton. His pace and strength could be a nice tool for Paderbon and cause some havoc for opponents. Decent move. I hope he takes full advantage.
     
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  13. Gorky

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    They also signed Mohammed Kamari from UCLA, who I believe is from Liberia. Not sure if he has any US citizenship.
     
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  14. Ger90

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    May 13, 2016
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    that was quick, Kamara started the Paderborn friendly today, played 1st half, while Shelton DNP.
     
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  15. Ger90

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  17. TheFalseNine

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  18. Higher Learning

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    wow! Tough Break. Hopefully he signed a long term deal
     
  19. mschofield

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    To stay in Paderborn? Do you hate Khiry?
     
  20. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
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    I doubt it, given his age, resume, the size of the club and the division they play in.
     
  21. ArsenalMetro

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    I have no idea where I read this, but I'm pretty sure it's a 2.5-year contract.

    Transfermarkt has his contract end date listed as June 2021.
     
  22. TheFalseNine

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    I think it was in the club’s press release announcing his signing. And I think I remember 2021 too.
     
  23. Ger90

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    seems like yesterday he did some team training and will do full team training by end of Feb.
     
  24. Ger90

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    made his debut in a 1-0 loss to 10 men Pauli.
     
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  25. ArsenalMetro

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    That's a quick return! Good for Khiry. I'd written him off for the season.
     
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