Rubio Rubin at Dorados de Sinaloa

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  1. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Per Greg Seltzer, U-17 forward Rubio Rubin will sign a long term contract with FC Utrecht when he turns 18 next spring.
     
  2. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
    Which would be also be pretty good pay for Rubio and shows how much Utrecht likes him.

    Non-EU players in the Eredivisie under 21 y/o with a pro contract get a guarantee of around $300K per year, and moves up to around $600K when they turn 21.
     
  3. jakepc42

    jakepc42 Member+

    Mar 26, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Holy shiza! Dont follow the "Utes" (My Cousin Vinny reference) that much but is he that well thought of as a prospect? Seems an awful lot of money to pay a kid whose never come close to playing a professional match.
     
  4. Pl@ymaker

    Pl@ymaker Member+

    Feb 8, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So happy :thumbsup:
     
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  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
    The last Yank to suit up for Utrecht ---- the one and only John O'Brien. I don't know much about Utrecht's development of young players other than they groomed Dirk Kuyt. I certainly can think of lesser places to land and learning the Dutch style is never a bad thing. Kudos to Rubio for stepping out the box and securing a move to Holland in the spring.
     
  6. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa

    Recently they had Ricky van Wolfswinkel from age 20 to 22 and really helped his career grow. He then joined Sporting CP and just broke the Norwich City transfer record.

    Dries Mertens was also there for 2 years which spurred a move to PSV and now Napoli, and before Swansea, GK Michel Vorm was there for 6 years from age 21 to 27.

    I'm sure there are a ton of others but those are recent, relevant guys.
     
  7. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Damn! We need to get our entire u-17 team to Holland ASAP
     
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  8. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax

    Kevin Strootman and Erik Pieters also came out of there in the last five years.
     
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  9. Sup Bro

    Sup Bro Member+

    Oct 26, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What kind of role will he be stepping in to? With that kind of money I'm sure they have high expectations, but just glancing at their soccerway page it looks like they have quite a few young attackers.
     
  10. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who knows what the situation will be next spring?
     
  11. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

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

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Utrecht lost to a team from Luxembourg last week in a Europa League qualifying series . . . that's all I got.
     
  13. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

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

    Chance Member+

    Minnesota United FC
    United States
    Apr 5, 2012
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He was also called into the U20 camp in Europe.
     
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  15. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Rubin turns 18 on March 1.

    Does anyone know if he'll go straight off to Holland in a few weeks then? Or at this point will he go during the summer for Utrecht's pre-season?
     
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  16. bajansoccer

    bajansoccer Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    he will probably go now to sign contract in person, get residency situated and train with team till summer. Thats usually how it works.
     
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  17. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    I think he can register with the club before the summer. He is unaffiliated, so he is coming in on a free transfer, thus making him eligible for the first team and youth teams before the summer.
     
  18. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
    Rubio has been doing the back-and-forth Junior Flores type thing for awhile.

    Whether he's immediately eligible to play for any Utrecht team once he signs just depends on Eredivisie rules.
     
  19. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    He turned 18 today if I am not mistaken. Has he officially signed with Utrecht yet?
     
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  20. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
    Probably not until during the week, they don't really do contract signings in Europe on the weekend.
     
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  21. ckl26

    ckl26 Member+

    Jul 21, 2012
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Any news regarding a first-team contract? I'd imagine it'd be fairly soon.
     
  22. Mario Balotelli

    Mario Balotelli Member+

    Feb 28, 2012
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's been training occasionally with the second team. He'll head back to the US for a bit and sign a pro contract on July 1st.
     
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  23. ckl26

    ckl26 Member+

    Jul 21, 2012
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Thanks! I could've sworn he spent some time training with the first-team in the past as well, but I could be completely wrong.
     
  24. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A new & long interview with Rubio talking about Utrecht, playing for the US, & his background

    Click here
     

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