Marcel Costly at 1. FC Magdeburg

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  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    The German-born Costly, a '95, has an American father, the club confirms. He's a defender on their U23s who joined from Rotenburger SV:

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    https://www.mainz05.de/nachwuchs/u23/mannschaft/

    His T'Markt pages suggests this is his first "big" club.

    https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/marcel-costly/profil/spieler/274274

    He seems to be a wingback who is playing regularly for them (T'markt says RB but an old article I found says LB) and has a couple assists already this season.

    http://www.allgemeine-zeitung.de/sp...cel-costly-bleibt-den-05ern-treu_16747479.htm

    I believe FSVM2 was relegated to the fourth division for this season. (The first team is, of course, in the first.)

     
  2. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
  3. LandonDonovan2018

    Dec 29, 2016
  4. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
  5. LandonDonovan2018

    Dec 29, 2016
    Ah. Yup. Didn't check his birthday... Transfermarkt has him with 1 goal and 7 assists so far this season, which obviously differs from FuPa. But both point to him being a pretty decent player. I wonder how close he is to a first team look.

    https://www.transfermarkt.com/marcel-costly/leistungsdaten/spieler/274274
     
  6. DC_Dave

    DC_Dave Member+

    DC United
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    May 16, 2017
    Marcel starts today for Mainz II as they visit FSV Frankfurt in Regionalliga Sudwest
     
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  7. DC_Dave

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    May 16, 2017
    Marcel is a German Born/Dual who has been playing for Mainz II in Germany's Regionalliga Sudwest, for the past few years. He was moved from the II squad to the senior's by Mainz, but never got to play in Bundesliga.

    On January 2nd 2018, he transferred to FC Magdeburg the current leaders of Germany's 3Liga - Marcel's contract is through 2020

    Here is Marcel's Transfermarkt bio https://www.transfermarkt.com/marcel-costly/profil/spieler/274274
     
  8. LandonDonovan2018

    Dec 29, 2016
    As @DC_Dave posted - Marcel has joined Magdeburg of 3. Liga. Contract until 2020.
     
  9. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Costly" is a headline writer's dream.
     
  10. Ger90

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    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    starts 1st game post break on the bench.
     
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  11. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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  13. DC_Dave

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    May 16, 2017
    It should be at Magdeburg?????
     
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  14. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    off the bench on the 70th minutes and scored the 6th goal in a 6-1 win. It was his 1st in 3rd Liga.
     
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  16. DC_Dave

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  17. DC_Dave

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    and provides the Assist on the 2nd in a 2 - 0 victory to Magdeburg
     
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  18. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

    Aug 1, 2007
    2 goals, 2 assists in 174 minutes.

    Not bad, not bad.
     
  19. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

    Aug 1, 2007
    Btw, i think this was one of the many of the youth mainz kids that had American sounding names like 7 or 8 years back (including the parker brothers). The other one i remember was Aaron Seydel (but no discovered american ties as of yet)
     
  20. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The highlights from yesterday's match:


    Goal sequence at :40; the assist at 2:02.
     
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  21. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Costly joined Mainz in mid-2014, so I doubt it.

    In any case, I'm (off the top of my head) unfamiliar with any mentions of him here (or elsewhere) in a U.S. context before this and the Detective Work thread. Of course, I'm happy to be shown wrong.

    Seydel, by the way, was recently called into the German U21s -- from a B2 club. While they are obviously geared toward UEFA competitions we don't really have equivalents for, it still seems noteworthy that there's an ongoing investment in young players outside the FIFA tournament schedule and, for that matter, first-division teams.

    Perhaps we, or CONCACAF, could attempt something similar.
     
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  22. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    is currently starting today's match and provided an assist as it's 1-0.

    has done well in 4th division, seems to be doing very well in 3rd Liga. Now all that's left is to see him do well in 2BL....
     
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  23. autobus39

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    Jun 28, 2006
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    Magdeburg won 2-1 away to Wehen Wiesbaden and now have a 8 point over them with a game in hand for the second automatic promotion spot.

    Costly went 85 minutes.
     
  24. LandonDonovan2018

    Dec 29, 2016


    here's his assist since it wasn't posted. Solid cross, he seems to be doing really well at Magdeburg.
     
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