Romain Gall at Malmö FF (Sweden)

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

  1. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think Gall has the speed to play the wing at the international level. I think his best chance is playing the 10 but we don't know how well he can pass either forward or as a link.man.
     
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  2. DirectK

    DirectK Member

    United States
    Jun 27, 2018
    Without getting into the argument over league quality -- if a 23 year old American was in the top 3 in scoring in MLS, he would definitely deserve a call up.

    Not trying to pick a fight with you, I know your post doesn't argue otherwise. Just pointing out that it's OK for folks to be excited to see what he can do for us.
     
  3. HScoach13

    HScoach13 Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    Club:
    Atlanta
    I have not seen this player play but let me underscore this as being top three in scoring and he is not a starter he is according to the reports getting these goals in sub minutes. I am excited to get a chance to see him play for the Nats.
     
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  4. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    to me, its the type of goals that he's scoring that intrigues. sure the # of goals is nice but he's had a bunch of goals that are about shooting with power and accuracy from range - which makes me think level of league isn't that important and is the type of goal USMNT players rarely seem to score.

    a lot of the recent high scorers that are US-eligible - like Zardes or Wondo - are so service-reliant that they really could only flourish internationally with a team that manages to get in a lot of high-quality crosses and likely dominates or does very well in possession - whoch hasnt happened much with USMNT lately. they score team goals and when they are on a team that doesnt create team goals very well - they arent going to score much.

    a player like gall who can create and score his own goals basically would be invaluable to the USMNT b/c none of its scorers seem to be able to do that....which, in turn, might open up lanes for the rest of the attackers.....
     
  5. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

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

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Profile at ASN:

    http://www.americansoccernow.com/ar...ong-form-from-malmo-into-his-first-usmnt-camp

    “When Malmo came, I thought it was the best option for me to take,” Gall said of the move. “I was familiar with the league and I felt I could keep thriving in that league, with a bigger club. It's tough to come in midseason. They have their way of playing and I had to adapt at a rapid pace. But we had so many games, including Europa games, and the coach tends to rotate the team quite often…We play with 3 central midfielders so I have to adapt to a more central role. So I would say it's a No 8/10. I have freedom to get forward but it's definitely more central. In this system, it's kind of a little different than what I'm used to.”
     
  7. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wonder where is he going to be deployed.
     
  8. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    The most interesting aspect of Gall is that he took his drop in expectations well. He has been steadily climbing the ranks since then. The opposite of what we see in Green who can't get over leaving Bayern. Obviously the type of plays he makes is interesting to us but at the same time there is the expectation that he may soon reach a higher level.
     
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  9. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The new guy in camp gets another profile:

    https://soccer.nbcsports.com/2018/11/14/romain-gall-rebounding-after-fall-to-swedens-3rd-tier/

    Gall’s father, Thierry, works for Orange Communications, the former France Telecom. With wife Saida and three kids, the family kept moving back and forth between the U.S. and France until settling in Herndon, Virginia, when Romain was 7.

    Romain, who was born in Paris, played with Herndon Youth Soccer and trained occasionally at D.C. United’s academy when he was 13 and 14. He moved to Real Salt Lake Arizona, an academy in Casa Grande, Arizona, when he was 15 and spent a little over a year there. Wanting to train at a higher level, he went back to France and joined Lorient’s academy in 2011 at age 16.

    “My father came with me in the beginning to help me get settled, but then it was just me on my own,” he said.
     
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  10. Sombrerito

    Sombrerito Member

    Arsenal
    United States
    May 6, 2018
    I’m excited to see him during these friendlies. I think he can offer a lot to the attack with some caps under his belt
     
  11. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another profile:

    https://ussoccerplayers.com/2018/11/romain-gall-and-the-latest-usmnt-roster.html?platform=hootsuite

    You could contend that there’s irony in the fact that Gall is joining the USMNT at a time when his former MLS coach is reportedly a candidate for the permanent head coaching position. Gall himself told Galarcep that he “actually enjoyed my time in Columbus” and “was honored to be coached by Gregg Berhalter,” crediting the former US World Cup center back for helping him develop as a player. I can certainly appreciate the symmetry in Gall finding himself in Sweden, the same country where Berhalter began his journey as a head coach with Hammarby.
     
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  12. Smithsoccer1721

    Smithsoccer1721 Member+

    Feb 16, 2007
    Middle of the Table
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Berhalter is such a pas oriented/possession based system when they have the ball. I think Gall when he was with the team struggled to play that way at that time. Can he do that now? Who knows but he has earned the opportunity to find out
     
  13. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

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

    eliwood Member

    Jul 25, 2016
    On the bench in Europa action against Genk
     
  15. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    how do scandinavian teams usually perform in the EL once their season has ended? can they keep themselves fit all the way til February when the EL resumes again (cause their leagues start again in March).
     
  16. ArsenalMetro

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    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
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    Arsenal FC
    Copenhagen advanced out of the Round of 32 in 2016-17. They're the only Scandinavian team to do that since the tournament rebranded.

    No Scandinavian team has advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals since the Round of 16 was added in 2003-04.
     
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  17. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    so...basically similar to how MLS gets hosed in CONCACAF then? very interesting parallel there....
     
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  18. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
  19. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Up a goal and a man with 10 minutes to go. Doubt we'll see Gall today.
     
  20. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Gall stayed on the bench, but Malmo won 1-0 at Besiktas, and they're through to the Round of 32. Big accomplishment! I think this is the first time they've ever advanced out of a group stage in Europe.
     
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  21. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

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    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
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    Arsenal FC
    Not at all similar! Thanks for trolling. :)
     
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  22. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    They managed to get to the final of the European Cup (now Champions League) in 1979, losing it to Nottingham Forest. They also managed a couple of round two exits from the UEFA cup back in the early 80s --since there was no group stage and no qualifiers, they can be compared to surviving the group (round two = R32).

    But you're 100% correct: they never survived a group stage. The whole group thing was seldom used back in the day, though.
     
  23. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hopefully Gall gets a start in the next round.
     
  24. eliwood

    eliwood Member

    Jul 25, 2016
    If they hardly played him in the group stages, I highly doubt he'd even appear in knockout games, much less start
     
  25. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Hard to say that. Swedish teams make a lot of moves in the winter window since it's their offseason. Malmo lost 7 players during that period last year.

    If it's a tactical thing though, and they see him as more of a pure attacker, then I could see him getting a start if they're down by a decent margin after the first leg. Probably not going to get a first leg start though.
     

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