Oh my God! Kenny Saief at RSC Anderlecht

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Testudo, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kenny Sayef, forward (Gent)
    Nationality: Israeli-American
    Status: Israel youth international, made his first appearance for the U-21s in May; would have to file a one-time switch to play for the US.
    What's his game?: Think of him as a Rafael van der Vaart type, only two-footed. Does he project as a No. 10 at the international level? Or is he really a pure support forward? That is the question, and it's not clear if anyone has a solid answer yet. Either way, the 20-year-old Florida native is unafraid; he opened his Gent account in just his second Jupiler League sub outing by nodding home the lone goal winner with eight minutes remaining this past weekend.
    Is Jurgen recruiting him? Give the guy some time... this one is not German! Just joking, but no apparent Klinsi switch pitch here as of yet.

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/artic...ng-out-dual-nationals-usmnt-ahead-russia-2018
     
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  2. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Out this weekend with adductor injury.
     
  3. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kenny just gave an interview to Gent's official site

    http://www.kaagent.be/buffalo/nieuws/20-09-2014/vooruitblik-met-kenny-saief/

    Through Google translate:

    What are your goals with KAA Gent?
    "I have many dreams. The key is to play well and to catch up with the team. PO I I also hope for a selection for the national team. The coach of Israel were in the stadium against Mouscron, so maybe I get a call for any of the following parties. I hear that the United States is interested. Thanks to my American passport I can come to them. Have a choice, I have not yet made. I will only do it when the time to choose has come. Firstly, all my family lives in Israel, but on the other hand plays the United States every four years on the World Cup. I definitely want to experience in my career. The choice will depend on what my heart and head are saying"
     
  4. soccerusa517

    soccerusa517 Member+

    Jun 23, 2009
    Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's worth a look.
     
  5. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Might be worth a look, but this guy shouldn't be thinking about the possibility of regularly playing in the World Cup or playing in it at all. If he were to choose the USA, he's definitely's not currently one of the four or five best strikers, and he might not even be one of the best 8-10. Players like Johannsson, Brooks and Green had that luxury of thinking about that because they instantly become part of the best 23. This guy wouldn't instantly become part of the best 23.
     
  6. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's more of an attacking midfielder
     
  7. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #57 Testudo, Sep 22, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2014
    Scouts have consistently identified his greatest weapon to be the piercing brown eyes:
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. USAMEX10

    USAMEX10 Member+

    Sep 24, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Him sounds like a mercenary to me lol.. how bout nah. Unless he's at a top 8 club
     
  9. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes if he's good enough. No if he's not.
     
  10. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    A mercenary? On USMNT? That would be a shame, never happened before.
    Or we have some mercenaries limit?
     
  11. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    [​IMG]
     
  12. jakepc42

    jakepc42 Member+

    Mar 26, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This post is a joke right? First off you claim you don't want him cause he's a mercenary but if he's good enough then its cool…. C'mon man.
     
  13. USAMEX10

    USAMEX10 Member+

    Sep 24, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I mean if he's a world class talent you can't say no but atm there are guys in mls who deserve way more of a shot.

    Did you not read the part where he basically said I'm isreali my whole family is in Israel but US is a shoe in for the WC so I think I might go with them. Does that not annoy you?

    At least Germericans have an actual connection with the US. Even Johansson went to high school here for a period of time
     
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  14. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    I know exactly what you are saying, but Johannsson has alluded to that same reasoning being the reason why he's playing for the USA. The difference is that he never came out and said exactly that.
     
  15. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    His connection to America is that he's American.
     
  16. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    You do realize that Kenny was born here, right?

    Also, you conveniently left out the part where he said:

    "The choice will depend on what my heart and head are saying"

    Not to mention the interview with ASN where he has nothing but great things to say about representing the U.S. and that it would be an honor.
     
  17. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Eligibility for national team programs should be left to the emotional whims of BigSoccer posters. Any other system is just plain ridiculous.
     
  18. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I will be looking forward to your paper on the "Marino-Nachison American-ness Scale."
     
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  19. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ...But what if he turns those piercing brown eyes at you? How could you say no?
     
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  21. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    When he starts scoring in a real league, I'll start to care.
     
  22. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On the bench today for KAA Gent's match against Westerlo:

    [​IMG]
     
  23. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

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

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If he can score in this league consistently, he'll get the call for sure
     
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  25. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    If he's a top scorer in Belgium, with prospects outside of it, then maybe we'll take a more serious look. Until then, meh.
     

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