Romain Gall at Malmö FF (Sweden)

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. ColeWCAR

    ColeWCAR Member

    Jun 6, 2013
    Indiana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What do you mean exactly?

    It's good that he's having success at the YNT level for US. It may persuade to keep his allegiance with us rather than switching.
     
  2. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What I meant was that he can now tell teams he is negotiating with.." Hey I have a free education worth x amount do dollars, make your deal just as sweet."
     
  3. ColeWCAR

    ColeWCAR Member

    Jun 6, 2013
    Indiana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ohhh, I get what you meant. I had never thought of it that way! That's a nice bargaining tool.
     
  4. banbaseball

    banbaseball Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    East of the Bay
    Yes, because the French national teams often poach players from the prestigious NCAA system. We really need to get over our paranoia of losing dual-nationals. It's rarely talked about how many American players have had to play for other countries over the past decade because they weren't good enough for our national teams <gasp!>.
     
  5. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  6. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

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

    BostonRed Member+

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

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Called into the US U20 camp for friendlies in California:

    Goalkeepers: Santiago Castano (New York Red Bulls; Union City, N.J.), Zack Steffen (Maryland; Dowlington, Pa.)
    Defenders (7): Michael Amick (UCLA; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Conor Donovan (Railhawks Academy; Fuquay Varina, N.C.), Luis Martir (Chivas de Guadalajara; Los Angeles, Calif.), Chris Odoi-Atsem (Maryland; Mitchellville, Md.), John Requejo Jr. (Club Tijuana; Carpinteria, Calif.), Caleb Smith (Solar Chelsea SC; Arlington Texas), Jesus Vasquez (UANL Tigres; San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
    Midfielders (6): Fernando Arce (Club Tijuana, Chula Vista, Calif.) Russell Canouse (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Lancaster, Pa.), Marco Delgado (Chivas USA; Glendora, Calif.), Romain Gall (FC Lorient; Herndon, Va.), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland AFC; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Jacori Hayes (Wake Forest; Bowie, Md.)
    Forwards (5): Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Bradford Jamieson (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Benji Lopez (Arizona United SC; San Diego, Calif.), Andrija Novakovich (Reading FC; Muskego, Wis.), Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union; Dresher, Pa.)
     
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  9. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Does this guy play with Lorient anymore or is he just a friend of Tab Ramos? Looking back on this thread, there has been one update in the last few years on how his career is progressing with Lorient. He's not exactly young anymore. He's already 19.
     
  10. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Romain Gall (FC Lorient; Herndon, Va.)

    Already 19, gosh he's practically retirement age!
     
  11. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    He's at an age though where he really shouldn't be all that far away from the first team. He's not playing with a club in the Brunei first divison. He's playing in the academy of a Ligue One club. I'd at least have expected an update or two if this guy is actually progressing. We hear updates on almost every other player that is called into the U-20 team.

    It's weird to see this guy be a staple with the U-20 team when the other players that have that tag within the team are players that most people think have big things ahead of them. There hasn't been an update in a year on this guy, besides his play with US Youth National Teams. Maybe thats not bad news, but I didn't think Gall looked that good in the Dallas Cup and there haven't been many reports in the last few years about his progression at Lorient. Do we know if he is actually progressing or is Tab just calling him in because he's with the academy of a team in a good league?
     
  12. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That I don't know, but we do know he's still with Lorient so they haven't gotten rid of him, which means Ramos isn't the only one who likes the kid. Beyond that, I guess we'll have to wait and see how he does in the upcoming friendlies...
     
  13. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    I suspect that if you went searching thru French language sites, you'd find updates on Gall. We just don't have people on this board that do it, so we don't get as many updates.

    His Lorient page says the highest level he played in 2013/2014 was six games in the Championnat CF2. I believe that's Lorient's reserve team........................and I think they were promoted to the CFA for this season. So I think this upcoming season they'll be in the French 4th division.

    http://www.fclorient.net/_+Romain-Gall+_.html?type=saison&id_saison=18

    So I'd say in 2014/2015 Romain should be a starter for that reserve team and pushing for advancement.

    It's really hard to make judgements on players based on the few games we get to see them with the US youth teams.
     
  14. scholes181818

    scholes181818 Member

    Dec 1, 2003
    Kansas City, MO, USA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, but I think it's worth noting that when Gall has been called in to US youth teams he's performed very well.
     
  15. SUDano

    SUDano Member+

    Jan 18, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    I watched every Dallas Cup game and personally thought he did not perform well.
     
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  16. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's played 6 games this past season for the FC Lorient reserves in the Championnat de France Amateur 2 Group H (5th level). And scored 1 goal. FC Lorient won the group and will be promoted to the Championnat de France Amateur (4th level) this season.


    http://us.soccerway.com/players/romain-gall/296950/
     
  17. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Just using this opportunity to post a photo of one of his namesakes, a major pop star of the 1960's France - France Gall (aka Isabelle Genevieve Marie Anne Gall)

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  18. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Repped.

    I tried searching on Lorient's website, but got an error message.
     
  19. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    A Yank Abroad no more.............................Columbus is the destination.

    Shawn Francis @TheOffsideRules · 28m
    Breaking from the PDX airport departure lounge: US U-20 Romain Gall has signed w/MLS. http://bit.ly/1ojp2Yn

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  20. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looking forward to seeing him play! This should make his ability to join the U20's in camps easier now.
     
  21. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    Happy for him, looking forward to see him up close!
     
  22. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle
    Dec 12, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    okay, this is significantly better than a lot of these highlight/hype videos. count me in for excited.
     
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  23. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    After watching that... someone explain to me why this kid is going the Marcus Tracy / Billy Schuler route instead of staying in Europe? Lorient was not as impressed by this highlight video as I was?
     
  24. stonejh127

    stonejh127 Member+

    Sep 9, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So anybody know his best position? Winger forward, Attacking Mid?
     
  25. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle
    Dec 12, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    also, is this his childhood bedroom? and if not, whose the f is it?
     

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