Quentin Westberg at AJ Auxerre

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  1. Ceres

    Ceres Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Club:
    AGF Aarhus
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    I don't know if it has something to do with the Evian crest/badge/logo looking like a Danish flag, but their coach and director of sport seem to be highly interested in signing Danish players in this summer transfer window, Stephan Andersen, Daniel Wass and now also Christian Poulsen from Liverpool.
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  2. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It is the flag of Haute-Savoie the French department (think something between a state and county) that Evian is located in.
     
  3. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jerome Durand has taken Westberg's spot on the bench for today's game.
     
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  4. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So Bertrand Laquait, Evian's original #1 GK, finally returned from his injury. He had made the bench three times before but this week he replaced Andersen as the starter. I have no idea what this means for Quentin, other than it seems like there are at least 2, maybe 3, GKs ahead of him on the depth chart.
    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/gamecast/_/id/320311?cc=5901
     
  5. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Laquait even got the start in today's friendly versus Young Boys. I couldn't find anything that listed the bench.
     
  6. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
  8. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. Prime Time

    Prime Time Member

    May 1, 2004
    South Florida
  10. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Random update:

    Westberg has made the bench for 5 out of the 10 league games since I last posted. It looks like he's been alternating with Johan Durand for the backup role to Stephen Andersen.
     
  11. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Westberg's contract is up in June. He made two starts this season, and made the bench about 10 times. Hopefully he can get a starting job somewhere in France, or maybe MLS. I could see him in Toronto for sure.
     
  12. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Toronto would be a good spot if Frei is out for long term due to his broken leg. Frei is a very good keeper, he is the only thing that has kept TFC in games.
     
  13. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax

    He still has another option year, which was activated by Evian's survival.
     
  14. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seltzer talks w/ Westberg. He turned 26 this year and has played his entire career in France. Sounds like he's happy enough at Evian. I don't see an MLS move.
     
  15. Insecticide

    Insecticide Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  16. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    gotta go where you can start, if he can impress there then someone will snap him up in ligue 2. remembering back at the youth games i saw he wasnt exactly a bad keeper. guys with skill have the tendency to rise and he will too
     
  18. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Westberg spent several seasons as a backup with Troyes in Ligue 1, then in Ligue 2. They were relegated again and he started for them in the National division. Despite bouncing back up, they parted ways and he signed on with Evian in Ligue 2. He was a backup there and was a sometimes-backup, sometimes-3rd string GK last season in Ligue 1.

    National is the only place he's ever been able to start before, so I don't think it's actually that low for him.
     
  19. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought he started for Evian in Ligue 2. I guess I was wrong.
     
  20. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He made four league starts when called upon and notably was in net when they beat Marseille in the Coupe de France. However, he was behind Bertrand Laquait in the pecking order.

    In Ligue 1, Laquait got injured and Westberg got a few starts (in one of them, he really shot himself in the foot with a very bad gaffe). Evian ended up picking up Stephan Andersen from Brøndby, who were selling off all their good players due to financial issues. Andersen is currently Denmark's #1 and he started the rest of the season. Westberg alternated making the bench with Johann Durand.
     
  21. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bad day at the office for Westberg and company as they played a man down for about 35 minutes after Ndoh was ejected and lost 1-4. From the match report it appears Luzenac had issues with defending on corner kicks.
     
  22. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

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

    fightingswans Member

    May 31, 2007
    vermont
    Club:
    ACF Fiorentina
    http://espnfc.com/blog/_/name/espnfcunited/id/11712?cc=5901

    Very, very interesting piece on Westberg's club. I wasn't aware that Luzenac is one of these 'ambitious project' teams. Westberg cited as one of two high profile additions. Some good quotes from him. Club is in second halfway through the season and seven points clear in a promotion spot.
     
  24. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I'm shocked that he's only 27. Also, the best part from that article:

    Goalkeepers be crazy.

    EDIT: Also worth noting, Luzenac are currently second in the Championnat National with 35 points after 17 matches. Top three get promoted, and they're 7 points clear of fourth. Also have the joint-second best defensive record in the league.

    http://www.fff.fr/championnats/fff/...t-national/phase-1/poule-1/derniers-resultats
     
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  25. blacksun

    blacksun Member+

    Mar 30, 2006
    Seoul, Korea
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can we get a thread title change? He's been at Luzenac for two years now...
     

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