Marlon Fossey at Fulham FC

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Academy' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    From the club site, he's apparently a '98 born in Los Angeles with a UK passport:


    Originally an attacking player, he's since been converted into a full-back. A very athletic player who is at national standards for pentathlon events.
    http://www.fulhamfc.com/player-profiles/marlon-fossey

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/marlonfossey_

    He is a scholar, not yet a pro.

    Played recently for the club U21s:

    http://www.westlondonsport.com/fulh...ff-early-as-fulham-youngsters-draw-with-villa

    The club site references Jersey, which seems in this case to mean Olde Jersey, a Channel Island, rather than the newer Jersey, which is unspeakable. ;)
     
  2. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    #2 Dave Marino-Nachison, Nov 24, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2015
    Whoops -- messed up the photo code. It's too late to edit now. Sorry.
     
  3. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Saw his name on twitter, had no clue who he is. Looks like he recently got his first U-21 appearance at Fulham.
     
  4. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Played most recently on the U18s with de la Torre:

    http://www.fulhamfc.com/under-18s/2015_2016/league/home/southampton

    Fulham U18s
    Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Fossey, Opoku, Davies, Martin (Jenz 61'); de la Torre, Kait, O'Riley (Thomas 69'), Kwietniewski (Pearce 85'); Humphrys, Walker

    Unused substitutes: Soutter

    Here's the U21 match (also with de la Torre):

    http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~5151313,00.html

    Fulham U21: Norman, Sheckleford, Pino Soler, Opoku, Evans, Smile, de la Torre, Kait, Humphrys, Williams (Fossey 16, Thorsteinsson 86),Woodrow (Walker 60). Subs: Dawber.

    Villa U21: Sarkic, Webb, Suliman, Mason, Kinsella, Taylor (O'Hare 70), Cowans (Hale 83), Lyden, Sellars, McKirdy (Hayes 77), Hepburn-Murphy. Subs: Bannister, Leggett.
     
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  5. chalaron

    chalaron Member+

    Aug 15, 2006
    Baton Rouge, Louisia
    Who will be the one to come up with a 'Gorillas in the Mist' pun title? Whoever it is, just make sure I get some credit as your muse. :ROFLMAO:
     
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  6. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
  7. Trevor Fossey

    Trevor Fossey Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
     
  8. Trevor Fossey

    Trevor Fossey Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Marlon Fossey has dual qualification for the US and England. At the end of his scholarship (June 2016) he has a professional contract with Fulham until June 2018 - a very highly regarded player, with good skill & ability.
     
  9. hokeydokey

    hokeydokey Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    Thanks Trevor!

    Has either country made any contact with him about playing international football?
     
  10. Trevor Fossey

    Trevor Fossey Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Marlon Fossey was featured in a "Through the Ranks" article in the match day programme of Fulham FC earlier this year. The article includes some details of Marlon's background

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  11. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    9/9/99 is a pretty good birthday (and causes no confusion between US & UK).
     
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  12. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Many thanks and welcome.

    Care to share any more information -- on the family story, perhaps, or his connection to the U.S. apart from being born here, if there is one?

    For those of you who like to over-analyze things, you might appreciate that Marlon named Luca DLT as his most skillful teammate in the article shared above.
     
  13. Trevor Fossey

    Trevor Fossey Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I know that Marlon has been watched by England, with some interest. He will be in the Dallas tournament. He was identified as a potential Olympian at age 11 (specialising in 110 Mtrs hurdles) - but gave up focus on athletics because of his love of playing soccer.

    Fulham U18 has just played 24 games in Premier U18 league and have finished in top four to qualify for the playoff league (8 teams) for the premier U18 title. Marlon has been ever-present, playing every minute of every game -which included wins home and away against Arsenal U18 and Tottenham Hotspur U18. Now starting to play for the Fulham U21, with the prospect of playing for the Fulham 1st team next year.

    A very exciting prospect!
     
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  14. Trevor Fossey

    Trevor Fossey Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    He was born in 1998 - the article got his birthday wrong! But quite right, he could play for either England or the US and he dob causes no confusion! Good planning by his parents!

    I am Marlon's uncle - and also his FA Authorised Intermediary (Agent). He has good speed and good skills, and a fantastic attitude/motivation to the effort that he needs to continue to put in to reach the very top. I am helping Marlon to develop the mental toughness required.

    In the past (when he was 12), he was also a 'county-level' gymnast - and still has the capability to complete a double backflip!
     
  15. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  16. Trevor Fossey

    Trevor Fossey Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    USA fans will get a chance to see Fulham U18 at the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, including Marlon Fossey
    http://www.dallascup.com/home/907248.html
     
  17. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fulhamerica lives!
     
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  18. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  19. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Starts against Rayados in Dallas Cup:
    [​IMG]
     
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  21. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is your name Trevor?

    :D
    I look forward to his goal celebrations!!!!
     
  22. Trevor Fossey

    Trevor Fossey Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Yes - I am Trevor Fossey
     
  23. Trevor Fossey

    Trevor Fossey Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Marlon played in the Fulham U18 team which knocked the USM U20 team out of the Dallas Cup in their group.
    Looking forward to the semi-finals on Friday, & hope that the Dallas Cup organisers can get the 'international' livestream working for the game (the livestream did not work this evening!)
     
  24. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  25. Trevor Fossey

    Trevor Fossey Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Live stream worked for only the last 5 minutes. Hopefully will work ok for the final.
    Unfortunately, Itherefore did not see the game - but Marlon thinks that he played a good game & was involved in two of the Fulham goals. He was mentioned favourably in the Fulham match report
    http://www.fulhamfc.com/under-18s/2015_2016/dallas-cup/semi-final/fluminense-u19s
     

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