News: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by walkingcity, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. walkingcity

    walkingcity Member

    May 17, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://worldsoccerreader.com/2010/06/sacha-kljestan-agrees-move-to-anderlecht/

    "Chivas USA and US international midfielder Sacha Kljestan has agreed a deal with Belgian side Anderlecht. The 24 year old midfielder has 24 caps to date for the US senior national team, scoring 4 goals. He will likely join the team when the transfer window reopens in mid July.
    Kljestan has been a target of several European clubs for the past couple seasons, including a brief trial with Celtic in January of 2009...."

    Looks like a great move for Sacha, Chivas USA to UEFA Champions League group stages.
     
  2. eneste

    eneste Member

    Mar 24, 2000
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    Great club, great move for Sasha. He'll get to play behind the uberhyped wonderkid Romelu Lukaku.
     
  3. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    Wonder if his crazy-hot girlfriend is going with him?
     
  4. soccerusa517

    soccerusa517 Member+

    Jun 23, 2009
    Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    Anderlecht is a big club. Do they know what they're doing? :confused:
     
  5. Rode Duivels fan

    Apr 16, 2010
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    Well, this is probably insurance in case their main playmaker, Boussouffa, leaves for Hamburg or Leverkusen. If he doesn't Sacha will face some pretty stiff competition for a place in the team. Anderlecht play a 4-3-3, and the only position available right now is left midfield, since Jelle Van Damme left for the premier league. For that position he'll have to beat out Czech international Jan Polak. Not impossible, but pretty tough.
     
  6. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Va
    Club:
    Bolivar La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    Good move for him. This for sure get him playing at a higher level then he is now.

    He is good for MLS, but against real opposition he hasnt shown much. This could make things more interesting for him and for the US Nat pool.

    I always thought he was a good player with good vision, but not yet ready for the USMNT/WC roster. Maybe in a couple years after playing in europe.
     
  7. walkingcity

    walkingcity Member

    May 17, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    I'm glad he made the move, I thought he probably should have back in early 2009.
     
  8. Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    he'll never get off the bench
     
  9. CCSUltra

    CCSUltra Member+

    Nov 18, 2008
    Cleveland
    Club:
    Hertha BSC Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    Good move Sacha!
     
  10. deron

    deron New Member

    Jul 25, 2006
    Centennial, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    And so the resurrection of Sacha in the eyes of BS begins.
     
  11. uiriamu

    uiriamu Member

    Mar 16, 2005
    Philly, (NC)
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    lol

    Good luck Sacha. Sounds like it might be a bit more challenging than a move to a Belgian/Dutch team is usually thought to be.
     
  12. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    Well, since I presume he's under contract at least through the 2010 season, I wonder what the transfer price would be if he makes the transfer in the July transfer window?
     
  13. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    Wonder if Jan Polak gave Anderlecht a "thumbs up" after the Czech game. Surely Anderlecht asked his opinion.
     
  14. RapidStorm

    RapidStorm Member+

    Jan 30, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    Shouldn't it be "24 caps date," if we're trying to be consistent in our idiocy?
     
  15. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    He played well in the send off match until he was forced to play a defensive midfielder. This is not his position. He and Torres are better suited in a different system. that said Anderlecht is a better fit for him. I wish him the best.
     
  16. Etienne_72772

    Etienne_72772 Member+

    Oct 14, 1999
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    Shame on you for not posting the reminder of who exactly we are talking about:

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  17. SteamPunkr

    SteamPunkr New Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    Great move, provided he gets consitent playing time. Otherwise, he may just end up getting rusty if all he does is ride the bench. Here's hopeing he impresses enough to see the pitch regularly.
     
  18. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    It's amazing how much he's improved since agreeing to move to Anderlech.
     
  19. CapeCodFutbol

    CapeCodFutbol Member

    Nov 20, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    On the bright side, no one has suggested that he get capped again. Seriously though, hopefully a change of scenery does him good because man has he looked bad for the past year and a half.
     
  20. lurking

    lurking Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    Seemed like he needed a change of scenery. No idea if this is good for him or not, but glad hees leaving Chivas USA.
     
  21. Nidal Baba Superstar

    Sep 20, 2006
    Far away
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    Judging from the only scene posted so far in this thread, the last thing this guy needs is a change of scenery!
     
  22. Nidal Baba Superstar

    Sep 20, 2006
    Far away
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    For real, though, this seems like just the right amount of challenge for Sacha: tough enough that he'll have to take his game up a level if he wants to see the field, but not insurmountably tough. Bit like what the Deuce faced when he went to Fulham.
     
  23. RSLer

    RSLer Member+

    Sep 24, 2008
    Stansbury Park, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    +1. Great post! Brief, accurate and to the point.
     
  24. Revolt

    Revolt Member+

    Jun 16, 1999
    Davis, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    Good for Sasha, bad for MLS. Is there a transfer fee?
     
  25. lond2345

    lond2345 Member

    Aug 19, 2002
    USA
    Re: REPORT: Sacha Kljestan Agrees Move To Anderlecht

    Son of a b_____!!! I didn't know playing for Chivas USA could get you THAT! :eek:

    I hate my life...
     

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