Oh my God! Kenny Saief at RSC Anderlecht

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  1. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Former Israeli U-21 & 1860 Munich youth player '93 forward Kenneth Saief, AKA Seif, with 7 goals already this season for Ironi Nir Ramat HaSharon in the Israeli Premier League, is Israeli-American-
    http://www.transfermarkt.com/en/kenny-seif/leistungsdaten/spieler_176146.html



    More in the "Detective Work" thread-
    http://www.bigsoccer.com/community/...tive-work-thread.1987805/page-6#post-29879250

    http://www.bigsoccer.com/community/...tive-work-thread.1987805/page-6#post-29883278

    Courtesy @Dave Marino-Nachison (who else?).
     
  2. blacksun

    blacksun Member+

    Mar 30, 2006
    Seoul, Korea
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He has 8 goals - the league uses a split format similar to Scotland that Transfermarkt is listing as a separate season. He is currently tied for 8th in the league in goals, but his team are in the thick of a relegation battle; a 3 way tie on 23 points for last with 2 teams going down.

    http://eng.football.org.il/Leagues/Pages/PlayerDetails.aspx?PLAYER_ID=34913
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013–14_Israeli_Premier_League#Bottom_Playoff
     
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  3. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Thanks @Testudo, but don't hide your light under a bushel (as an old boss of mine used to say). You get credited with the assist at the least, and maybe the goal as well...
     
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  4. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
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    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    So, those defenses might be garbage, but Kenny looks like he's above the IPL level to me. Absolutely shredding people. Might be worth keeping an eye out on this one.
     
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  5. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    In those highlights he kind of reminded me of Charlie Davies. Quick turns, very fast feet (sharp cuts and small steps), direct and aggressive.
     
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  6. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
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    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    Apt comparison. Reminds me of a less silky Artie Alvarez..since I only saw him use his left foot! :p
     
  7. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good combination play. The "Detective Work" thread at its finest.
     
  8. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another goal and another transliteration of his name (Keny Sayf) vs. Hapoel Haifa on 4/12-
     
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  9. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Is he cap tied?
     
  10. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think he's only represented Israel at the U-21 level.
     
  11. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
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    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    He ended up getting sent off in this game.

    Anyway, ended the season with 8 goals but unfortunately his team was relegated.
     
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  12. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's Gent
     
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  14. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
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    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  15. ckl26

    ckl26 Member+

    Jul 21, 2012
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Interesting. Are there any articles with him talking about his international future?
     
  16. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not yet
     
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  17. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
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    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    Great move. This should get him on the USSF's radar if he wasn't already on it, though I suspect he's pretty enveloped in the Israeli system, but who knows.
     
  18. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm just glad he's not stuck in the Israeli 2nd tier. He's a young player with some ability, will be interesting to see what he can do at that level.
     
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  19. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
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    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    @bungadiri @Friedel'sAccent can we get a thread title change please?

    "Kenny Saief at Gent" or "Oh my God! Kenny Saief at Gent" works.
     
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  20. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
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    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Went with the second version. It wasn't broken, so I didn't fix it.
     
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  21. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    As long as it's not Jimmy "The Gent" Burke, who was a very good fella not to work for.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Bummer. I just had the obviously genius "Kenny and the Gents" occur to me a moment ago.
     
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  23. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
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    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmmm.

    How say you all?
     
  24. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
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    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    It's obviously awesome. Make it happen!
     
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  25. ckl26

    ckl26 Member+

    Jul 21, 2012
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
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