Kik Pierie at Ajax

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
  2. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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  3. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
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  4. What does American born mean? His name doesnot hint at an American family
     
  5. HopperKowalski

    Aug 16, 2012
    "American-born" implies that his Dutch family was in the United States when Pierie was born
     
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  6. Tom Collingsworth

    Jun 14, 2011
    North Carolina
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Huh? Whose name in the US hints at an American family? Everyone has a surname of foreign origins here be it English, Irish, German, Italian, Dutch, French, Nigerian, Chinese, Japanese, Egyptian, etc. etc.
     
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  7. So why is he in this thread, as he obviously is Dutch?
     
  8. Tom Collingsworth

    Jun 14, 2011
    North Carolina
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    Because he was born in the US, thus making him a dual citizen of the US and Netherlands. And for all we know one of his parents is American as well.
     
  9. ussoccer97531

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    Oct 12, 2012
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  10. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    Certainly possible if the parents/grandparents have no other link to the US. Just like Desevio Payne is eligible for the US because he was born here, but his younger brothers aren't because they were born in the Netherlands (and dad is a naturalized citizen). The Paynes could move to the US to fix that, but probably not in the Pieries' case.
     
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  11. ussoccer97531

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    Playing for Netherlands against the USA at the Nike Friendlies.
     
  12. ChuckMe92

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    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    There's also a third and youngest brother, Take Pierie, an '03 who plays goalkeeper for SC Heerenveen "D-pupillen". O When The Yanks lists Take as eligible for the US, so it appears that Kik and Take are eligible for the US but Stijn might not be. It makes sense if Stijn was born in the Netherlands before the parents came to the US where Kik and Take were born. (Of course, if they have an American parent, then all three would be eligible.)
     
  13. noticed this in the Heerenveen thread in the Dutch forum:
    Kik Pierie made his debut in Saturday's friendly against Drachtster Boys. He looks quite calm and poised with the on ball movement. Especially for a 15 year old playing alongside pro teammates. It's still a bit too early to expect he will remain with the senior team to begin the new season, but if he continues to show strides then definitely could be an option later on in 2017.


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  14. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    But can he play Tiki-Take?
     
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  15. ChuckMe92

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    Jun 23, 2016
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    #15 ChuckMe92, Jul 6, 2016
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    Here are the Pierie brothers, from left to right -- Kik, Take, Stijn.

    [​IMG]

    http://www.lc.nl/plus/De-Pieries-broers-bij-SC-Heerenveen-20933183.html

    According to this article, which you have to register to read, Stijn's idols are Xavi and Jordi Alba, Kik's is Jan Vertonghen, and Take's is Manuel Neuer. No mention of an American connection in this particular article. It does mention their father is a gastrointestinal, liver, and surgical oncologist at Medical Center Leeuwarden, the largest non-university hospital in all of the Netherlands. Pure speculation: maybe the father had a medical residency or fellowship in Boston, which is listed on Transfermarkt and other sources as Kik's birthplace? There are a number of very prominent hospitals there, including Boston Medical Center, Mass General, Brigham & Women's, and Tufts, to name a few.

    According to this, Kik is the youngest Heerenveen debutant in club history: http://www.fcupdate.nl/voetbalnieuws/300304/voetbaltalent-15-maakt-debuut-bij-sc-heerenveen/

    Quite an accomplishment. He's definitely one for U.S. Soccer to watch out for.
     
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  16. Is he the youngest first team debute of the YA forum?
     
  17. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Does a preseason friendly against a fifth-division amateur team count?
     
  18. ChuckMe92

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    Jun 23, 2016
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    #18 ChuckMe92, Jul 7, 2016
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    So Kik's soccer idol is Jan Vertonghen -- and Kik's Transfermarkt page shows him as a left-footed center back who can also play left back, just like Vertonghen. Many of us surely remember Vertonghen vs. the US in the World Cup two years ago and how prolific he was on offense despite his left back position. And this kid, two weeks shy of 16 years old, already made his debut with an Eredivisie club. I really think the USSF should come calling if they haven't already.

    Here's a brief video feature on Kik's first team debut, including a clip showing him getting involved on offense:
     
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  19. ChuckMe92

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    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
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    United States
    According to this, Kik is among 30 players remaining, from which Heerenveen will have to select a 24-man roster for the beginning of the season:
    http://www.omropfryslan.nl/nijs/649182-15-jierrige-pierie-debutearret-yn-it-earste-fan-hearrenfean

    To pile on top of the hype train, this article calls him "the future of Dutch football":
    https://blendle.com/i/reporters-online/kik-pierie-een-ster-is-geboren/bnl-tpomagazine-20160704-93032

    And then there's this:
    http://www.lc.nl/sport/Kik-Pierie-millimeter-dichter-bij-wereldtop-21474404.html

     
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  20. In my book appearance on a team sheet of a KNVB referee does count.
     
  21. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Far be it from me to tell you what to put in your book!
     
  22. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

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    Nov 28, 2010
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    I know it's awful early in his development to really determine if he will live up to the hype, but maybe we should try to get this kid involved in our youth teams asap.
     
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  23. ChuckMe92

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    Jun 23, 2016
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    #23 ChuckMe92, Jul 17, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2016
    It looks like Kik has a real chance to make SC Heerenveen's first team. Voetbal.nl lists him as a new transfer yesterday into Heerenveen for 2016-17, arriving from Heerenveen B-junioren. A profile has been created for him on the website for Heerenveen's first team, and he's in the official 16-17 team photo. He's also now listed with the first team on Heerenveen's Wiki page.

    http://www.voetbal.com/teams/sc-heerenveen/2017/6/

    https://www.sc-heerenveen.nl/voetbal/selectie/spelers

    Back row, the first guy right of center:
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    Edit: and yes, Heerenveen's uniform sponsor is called "Kika."
     
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  24. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    will always have a soft spot for those heerenveen kits
     
  25. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    Wow, there's always an out-of-nowhere YA. Maybe this is our guy this year.
     

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