OMG! Orrin McKinze Gaines at Darmstadt (on loan at FSV Zwickau)

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by BostonRed, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. loganm

    loganm Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    Well he’s been on the bench for both matches so he HAS made the match day squad. He just hasn’t entered a game yet
     
  2. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    not sure what you mean

    2BL
    Game 1-bench
    Game 2-left out of the matchday squad

    Cup
    Game 1-left out of the matchday squad

    left out of the matchday squad means he didn't make the XI or bench to begin with.
     
  3. loganm

    loganm Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    Oh I thought I saw he was on the bench today. Also didn’t know there was a second league game squeezed in between here

    Carry on
     
  4. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At extreme risk of being the "He Should Find A New Club" guy, I'll say this:

    He should find a new club.

    Since joining Darmstadt two summers ago, Gaines has played in three official matches, a number that is showing no signs of increasing. Darmstadt does not have a reserve team, so he isn't even getting games in the lower divisions. He made the bench in early August but has not been seen since.

    I think Gaines may still have enough stock for an MLS team to take a flyer on him this winter. If guys like Shaft Brewer and James Murphy can get deals, it's not crazy to think Gaines could too. But whether or not that's true, what seems clear is that if he's going to get on with career, it needs to happen elsewhere.
     
  5. TarHeels17

    TarHeels17 Member+

    Jan 10, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hear there's the potential of an MLS team in Austin....

    I guess he could go to the USL team there instead if he wants.
     
  6. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That would be a bold move. Oh wait, I made that joke already.
     
  7. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On the bench:



    The other 2 Yanks (Boyd & Sirigu) got in the match, but no Gaines.
     
  8. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On the bench again:



    DNP in 2-0 win.
     
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  9. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    hasn't played a competitive game in over a year now....
     
  10. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Winter Camp already started and he's currently on vacation in USA and will meet up with the team later on during camp.

    no idea if he's getting loaned or not or whether he continues to be a back up player.
     
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  11. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    It's three strikes and he's out I'm afraid

    1) he's surplus to their requirements or they'd want him fully-fit with everyone else, 2) they either don't need or don't want him around to get ready for the "ruckrunde" so he's really a backup to the backup players, and 3) they don't have anyone firmly interested in taking him off their hands so there's no rush for him to get fully fit either
     
  12. GiallorossiYank

    GiallorossiYank Member+

    Jan 20, 2011
    NJ/Roma/Napoli
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I had high hopes for him. Sucks
     
  13. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Welp - not looking great - but Darmstadt hasn't really shown they know what they are doing overall....
     
  14. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I also thought he had what it takes (physically) for BL2. I wonder if there is more to the story.
     
  15. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    doesn't have to be anything to the story. 2BL isn't really a great place for youngsters.

    a lot of young players barely get chances and when they do they play scrap minutes. And a lot of chances also depend on injuries to others.

    there are still promising youngsters there and players of decent ages that were never given chances in 1BL and that were forced to go lower level. Not counting those 2 categories and players that made their way from RL/3rd Liga, climbing the ladder.

    It's pretty much a place for the 1BL rejects, a lot of late 20s/early 30s players who aren't good enough for 1BL. In fact who's best chance to play 1BL is through promotion.

    Gaines isn't the only player who's nothing but a backup and the killer blow is that unlike 1BL where only 3 clubs don't have a reserve team. Majority of 2BL clubs don't have a reserve team. Which is why guys like Maloney, Gaines, Lankford etc end up doing nothing whatsoever but train if they don't make squads.
     
  16. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    nothing good though, seems like Gaines who started the 1st half only, along with Wurtz were the biggest issue in the 1st half, ineffective.

    Jones and Heller who replaced those 2 improved the team much much more and were more of a threat with Heller scoring the equalizer and Jones assisting the winner in a comeback 2-1 win.
     
  18. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    played the entire 2nd half along with Boyd as game ends in a 1-0 win. Goal was scored in 1st half.


    opponent was a 3rd Liga club.
     
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  19. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Gaines is loaned to 3rd Liga until the end of the season. Finally will make some career progress after almost a year and a half with no competitive games.

    on loan to 3rd Liga club FSV Zwickau.


    pretty much being bailed by an American coach Enochs. Although the club is currently not far from the relegation zone.
    FSV coach Joe Enochs is convinced of his countryman: "McKinze is a player who suits us well. He is very purposeful and has an incredible speed. In the 2nd Bundesliga he has not come to Darmstadt so far and we believe that he will play a really good role with us. "
     
  20. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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  23. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
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    FC Bayern München
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    Germany
    played 17 min only as he picked up 2 yellows=red got ejected by 82. as Zwickau loses yet again 1-0. Getting close to relegation.
     
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