Sebastian Soto at Hannover

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by ShaftBrewer, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. ShaftBrewer

    ShaftBrewer Member+

    Jul 18, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Let me preface this by saying this could end up completely wrong and it's a lot of speculative reaches. With that being said this is why I think Soto may be off to BMG.

    @USAProspects commented on a Reddit thread saying we wouldn’t have to wait long for an exciting young yank with Monchengladbach. Here’s a picture.
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    Now I wasn’t sure the exciting yank was at first but Soto immediately came to mind. He fits the billing of being exciting and as he turns 18 on the 28th, it certainly won't be a long wait. I checked out his Twitter and lo and behold he’s following BMG. This is what convinced me the most, it seems highly unlikely that he'd just be following BMG and I've found no indication that he's just a fan. Thus, my Soto to Monchengladbach rumor has started.

    Again, I just need to reiterate this is speculation of the highest order, and don't hold me to this; this could all be just a wacky coincidence. However, I am feeling pretty confident about this.
     
  2. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My first thought was that I used to follow monchengladbach because they had this player on the USMNT... but Soto doesn’t follow Dortmund.

    He does follow Ajax, Ajax academy, and Ajax English. Idk if that means anything I just thought it could somehow fit the narrative.
     
  3. Anderson11

    Anderson11 Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hate to do this, but @zlebmada hinted that he had an inside scoop in another thread. Are we getting warmer?
     
  4. STR1

    STR1 Member

    May 29, 2010
    McAllen, TX
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Isn't he signed already to play for a college team for a year or semester in order to get full scholarship?
     
  5. ShaftBrewer

    ShaftBrewer Member+

    Jul 18, 2017
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    On the Scuffed podcast he said if another opportunity to arose he would consider it. I don't remember the exact wording but it was something along those lines.
     
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  6. ckajMonet

    ckajMonet Member

    Spurs
    United States
    Jun 8, 2017
    Yeah, he's committed to Cal but that means nothing, Mckennie was committed to UVA, Richards was committed to UNC earlier this year before signing with FCD etc...
     
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  7. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another thread? Are you talking about Reddit or BS?
     
  8. Anderson11

    Anderson11 Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was BS, but I don’t actually think it was Zleb. Is the other guy from the scuffed podcast on here?
     
  9. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Greg Velasquez? I'm not sure.
     
  10. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
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    FC Dallas
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    United States
  11. ShaftBrewer

    ShaftBrewer Member+

    Jul 18, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seems like he was on trial at BMG then.
     
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  12. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Apparently he is working with agent Rob Moore, which means he is essentially gone from Cal and RSL.
     
  13. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member

    May 31, 2016
    poor RSL. they wont keep investing in their academy if they lose their highest talent without getting compensated.

    but Soto to BMG is dope!
     
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  14. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It really is. Puli and Wes, PLUS Sargent at Bremen and maybe Soto at BMG? SIGN ME UP!
     
  15. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not to mention ArJo and Bobby.
     
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  16. ShaftBrewer

    ShaftBrewer Member+

    Jul 18, 2017
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    It's definitely exciting times. Still need to reiterate the fact that the current model for sending players to Europe is just not sustainable. US sides aren't going to continue investing in youth if they reap absolutely no benefits other than reputation for it.
     
  17. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Get solidarity payments, and play top prospects when they sign for you, that's about all they can do.
     
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  18. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    RSL plays its young players
     
  19. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    SJ Earthquakes/Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Pleasanton, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Didn't say that they don't.

    They've gotten Glad, Acosta, Lennon (after a Liverpool youth stint), and Saucedo out of it. Not bad for a team based in SLC taking players from Arizona.

    I'm just saying, all an MLS team can do is be as attractive as possible to prospects, try to develop them as best they can, and if that fails, get solidarity payments if they leave. Right now, they don't get the solidarity payments (AFAIK).

    At 18, soccer players are part of a global marketplace. And MLS teams are competing with teams from around the world for their prospects, just like any other team.
     
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  20. Anderson11

    Anderson11 Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is the post I was thinking of.
     
  21. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
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    United States
    Aaahhh, yes, gotcha! @CreightonMCFCjoey is @USAprospects on Twitter. I asked Adam Belz if they were planning to record a podcast together and Joey said they were recording it next Monday, to be published either Tuesday or Wednesday.
     
  22. sakibomb523

    sakibomb523 Member+

    Oct 13, 2009
    Orange County
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Then tell the US Federation to join the rest of the world in allowing clubs to seek training compensation...
     
  23. TarHeels17

    TarHeels17 Member+

    Jan 10, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Start a petition on BS, circulate it around soccer twitter and reddit? I feel bad for RSL. The MLSPA shouldn't have the power to hurt all clubs in the US because they don't want players who aren't signed to have their movement restricted. Makes no sense. Players should understand that if people don't get paid, they're not going to do their job, and then their freedom of movement is going to be even worse because they're not good enough to be wanted.
     
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  24. TarHeels17

    TarHeels17 Member+

    Jan 10, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
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    Soto is on trial in Europe again.

     

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