New Wizards trialist

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  1. netalum

    netalum New Member

    Mar 19, 2008
    The Wizards are trialing Zahui Thierry, a diminutive 21 year-old from Ivory coast West Africa. Below are details from his agent.

    He started his soccer career from African Sports Academy, African sports is one of the giants in Ivorian football. He graduated to the sr team, he played with them for couple of yrs and transferred to another first division club called Sabe Sport de Bouna, he transfer to another first division club named Sporting Club De Ganoua then Back to African sports where his currently playing.

    He has represented his country in the National U-17 and U- 20. He helped his team win the Ivorian league and cup championships. Also represented his country with his club in the CAF competitions. Also with his team played against Inter milan in Italy last year. He is extra ordinarily gifted player.


    Vermes had this to say - "He's just somebody we're taking a look at. He's an interesting character, very explosive. We're just trying to see what he can do."
     
  2. ojsgillt

    ojsgillt Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    Lee's Summit MO
    good.... even if he doesn't pan out, you like to see new faces brought in,
     
  3. Jarnevic

    Jarnevic BBQTID

    Apr 21, 2005
    Dead Center
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    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wrong Thierry.
     
  4. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting, probably the trialist that played in the second half of the Brass game.

    I remember last year Vermes and the Wizards did a lot of talking about tapping into the African market.
     
  5. TPBinKC

    TPBinKC Member

    Feb 2, 2007
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Not the one from the Brass game.
     
  6. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
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    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Even more interesting...
     
  7. cjgwizard

    cjgwizard Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    LSP, section 129
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Finally, somebody else taps into Steve Nicol's pipeline......
     
  8. D.B.M.

    D.B.M. Member

    May 22, 2009
    Kansas City, Mo
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
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    United States
    It is good to hear that they are trying new avenues for players.
     
  9. TPBinKC

    TPBinKC Member

    Feb 2, 2007
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
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    United States
    Do not read too much into the trialist label for the guy from the Brass game. Not sure who he is but I also heard him described as a college player working out with the team to get in shape.

    I will post a photo of him later so you can CSI him.

    I will have a post up in awhile with shots of the trialist from the Ivory Coast.

    Vermes had plans to host a camp or combine in Africa last year. Those plans fell through but he maintained contacts in Africa to direct promising players to him. I think the Africa combine may have been canceled for two reasons, money and the shrinking roster.

    They have had a couple African players in to try out this year already, but nobody that they were wanting to sign now.
     
  10. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
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    Kansas City Wizards
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    United States
    Should have figured as much about the Brass "trialist".
     
  11. Brian71

    Brian71 Member

    Sep 2, 2006
    Denver
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    So that's who it was practicing yesterday...

    He looked OK, but if we're talking about the same guy, he is TINY. I'm talking maybe 5' 2" tiny.

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  12. TPBinKC

    TPBinKC Member

    Feb 2, 2007
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    Kansas City Wizards
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    United States
    That's him.

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  13. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
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    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow he makes scrappy almost look big.
     
  14. SombraAla

    SombraAla Member+

    Apr 2, 2006
    Waldo (Kansas City)
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    United States
    It'll be nice to finally have an aerial threat.
     
  15. Ihateusernames

    May 16, 2007
    Merriam, KS
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's so mean it's actually funny. Though, you've got to give Watson credit as he does win a pretty good share of headers from much taller players.

    How old is this guy again? 12?
     
  16. TPBinKC

    TPBinKC Member

    Feb 2, 2007
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    United States
    I was hoping to get shot of him next to Cristman or Kronberg but never did. That would have made him look tiny.
     
  17. NorthbankHighbury

    Jan 25, 2009
    Liberty, MO
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    :D Belly laughed at that one .... but then Diego Maradona was 5'4", he just needs to learn to use his hands at opportune times.
     
  18. Felixx219

    Felixx219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 8, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He reminds me of Eddie Henderson that use to play indoor for Milwaukee. He was like 5'1" but he was faster than hell and could usually beat anyone to the ball.
     
  19. cjgwizard

    cjgwizard Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    LSP, section 129
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And if Kennedy is the ref, it likely won't get called either. :D
     
  20. netalum

    netalum New Member

    Mar 19, 2008
    The "extra"player - non-trialist - who played in the Brass game is from Loyola University of Chicago. His name is Michael Ferguson. He will be a senior.
     
  21. Brian71

    Brian71 Member

    Sep 2, 2006
    Denver
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Michael, his Dad, and PV were speaking during practice yesterday.
     
  22. Roush

    Roush Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's a pretty good player... Local kid (Pembroke Hill, his dad's the Faculty Athletics Rep. for UMKC) who has done decently at Loyola. Was on the Hermann watch list last year, and will likely appear there again this year.
     
  23. Hexenmeister

    Hexenmeister Member

    Aug 9, 2000
    Kearney, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    If this Ivorian player is going to be a winger, then it doesn't really matter how tall he is. If he's fast, even better. This team could use some speed.

    And look at his legs, it looks like he could squat 500 lbs.
     
  24. kcscsupporter

    kcscsupporter Member+

    Apr 17, 2002
    D17
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    Sporting Kansas City
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    United States
    he really does make watson look like ... watson.
     
  25. Brian71

    Brian71 Member

    Sep 2, 2006
    Denver
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Agree - and if he can really create some separation between himself and his markers, then I think size becomes less of an issue.
     

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