Sacha Kljestan at Anderlecht [R]

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by prowazekii, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    Good move for Sacha, hopefully he will keep developing his game over there. Also noted that it was first reported by Keith Costigan who is a pretty trust-worthy source.
     
  3. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    I wish him well.

    He's gotten a lot of crap and I've been very critical too.

    I hope he takes his game to another level and proves me (and a whole lot of other people) wrong.
     
  4. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    His game was progressing nicely until his 1st rumored move to Europe fell apart. After that he entered a long slump from which he only recently seems to be emerging. I hope this move will provide an opportunity for him to develop as a player. He could be important for the US during the next WC cycle.
     
  5. JediMindTricks

    Jun 20, 2006
    Houston
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    pretty much agree with everyone here.
     
  6. soccerusa517

    soccerusa517 Member+

    Jun 23, 2009
    Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

    Aug 1, 2007
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    This is Fantastic News!
     
  8. neems

    neems Member+

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Apr 14, 2009
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    Two thumbs up on this move. Anderlecht is a good club with some talented and experienced players. Champions league play is just candles on the iceing on the cake.
     
  9. SoccerKowboy

    SoccerKowboy BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 13, 2007
    Virginia, USA
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    Can anyone with knowledge of the Belgian league fill us in on what Sasha's competition will be like at Anderlecht? Will he be playing much initially?
     
  10. RolexEmbezzled

    RolexEmbezzled New Member

    May 30, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    Is the Belgium league about on par with Greece? Anderlecht seem like a big club and there's an opportunity for Champions League football...
     
  11. arsenalfc08

    arsenalfc08 Member

    Mar 14, 2005
    ohio
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    Same here. I read a great 5 part article about him on TIAS. It talks a lot about his dad and how he influenced Sacha in the game. Its a good read.

    I've been very critical of him aswell but deep down I really want him to show what he can do. I think its time for a change and hopefully he can do well in Belgium.
     
  12. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    According to Wiki Greece ranked 12 and Belgium 14 in UEFA
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_coefficient
     
  13. Tucson_soccer_fan

    Feb 11, 2007
    AZ, TUCSON
    Club:
    FC Tucson
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    Good move. I hope he improves enough to benifit the USMNT.
     
  14. SoccerKowboy

    SoccerKowboy BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 13, 2007
    Virginia, USA
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    Jeez, a five part article about Sasha Kljestan? You are a better fan than I.
     
  15. arsenalfc08

    arsenalfc08 Member

    Mar 14, 2005
    ohio
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    It was five parts but wasn't very long. He also shed some light on the Celtic "deal".

    http://www.thisisamericansoccer.com/us-mens-national-team/well-see-about-sacha/#more-3198
     
  16. McGarnagle

    McGarnagle Member+

    Apr 29, 2010
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    A move would be great for Kljestan. I think he's stagnated in MLS since his trial at Celtic. Maybe a new challenge will help him raise his game.

    ^ wow that's interesting to read. Thanks for posting it.
     
  17. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    This is exactly he move he needs to make. It's not so massive that Sacha gets lost in the shuffle or that the competition is above his head. It's perfect really. Anderlecht is a damn good club and one that's played some attractive football with a mixture of youngsters and vets. A fixture in Euro competitions, Anderlecht, has traditionally faired well. I don't know who's in and who's out this summer for Anderlecht but there's Jon Legear, Jan Polak, Lucas Biglia, and Nbark Boussoufa, who have been steady options across the midfield. How they lineup I can't quite remember just that Legear is a speedy right winger and Polak is the lock down central player. So in other words Sacha has competition and that's exactly what he needs to propel his career a few steps forward.
     
  18. SoccerKowboy

    SoccerKowboy BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 13, 2007
    Virginia, USA
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. arsenalfc08

    arsenalfc08 Member

    Mar 14, 2005
    ohio
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    Wouldn't you?
     
  20. SoccerKowboy

    SoccerKowboy BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 13, 2007
    Virginia, USA
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    Not even a question.
     
  21. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    Is Anderlecht in a Flemish or French speaking region?
     
  22. Kool Herc

    Kool Herc Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Dallas
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    After reading that TIAS article I can see why he tailed off after the Celtic thing. That would be a bummer. I thought the Taylor Twellman transfer-saga days in MLS were nearing an end but it still seems like MLS has some work to do in terms of letting players go for a fair price if thats their goal.
     
  23. SoccerKowboy

    SoccerKowboy BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 13, 2007
    Virginia, USA
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    According to the great Wiki, near Brussels, apparently both French and Flemish.
     
  24. Aduesque

    Aduesque Member

    Atlanta United
    May 11, 2010
    Georgia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    Great club, what chances does he have at starting for Anderlecht?
     
  25. McGarnagle

    McGarnagle Member+

    Apr 29, 2010
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Sacha Kljestan to Anderlecht

    I'm still working my way through that article, but this was interesting:

     

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