Semper Crescis: Andrija Novakovich at Fortuna Sittard

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  1. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
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  2. SoCalYid

    SoCalYid Member+

    Jun 11, 2011
    BigSoccer :)
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  3. USAMEX10

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    Fackin nice... Our u20s and u23s starting to look scary good. 2018 can't come soon enough
     
  4. BostonRed

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    His father was born in Yugoslavia (the Serbian part according to one report), though I'm not sure what citizenship he would claim. Croatia & Slovenia are the former republics now part of the EU. Obviously, he would need some EU passport to play in England right now.
     
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  5. BostonRed

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    Turns out his mother is the proud holder of a UK passport, according to SBI:

    Novakovich’s move to England was expedited because his mother was born in England while his father was born in a part of Yugoslavia that is now in Serbia. Novakovich graduated from high school early as well.
     
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  6. matt021d

    matt021d Member

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    As a part of the marquette community, this is cool and disappointing at the same time.
     
  7. USOutlaw16

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    Jan 22, 2011
    On the Gringo Wall of Shame
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    That being said, the thought of a player from Wisconsin playing in England has me excited. Looks like Wisconsin may have another soccer figure besides Jay Demerit if things turn out well :D
     
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  8. Testudo

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  9. aquablue

    aquablue Member

    Jun 30, 2009
    I remember when everyone was going insane over the 2011 group and how we would dominate the world in 2014... so, i'm not going to be holding my breath. I don't see Gyau, etc on the roster this year. The youths seem always like a major crap shoot, I wouldn't get overly excited about names until you see some real progress. I fully expect the US team to crash out again in 2015 in the second round or earlier.
     
  10. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

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    Andrija Novakovich's impressive year lands him at Reading

    Interview here
     
  11. ArsenalMetro

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    I had no idea that Marquette had a program capable of attracting a player of this caliber.

    In any event, good for Andrija. Hope to see him leading the line in New Zealand next summer.
     
  12. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Moderator
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    Dec 12, 1998
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    Who is the giant goalie? He must be at least 6'5".
     
  13. Werdman89

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  14. BostonRed

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    Called into the US U20 camp for friendlies in California:

    Tab Ramos' latest U-20 roster:
    Goalkeepers: Santiago Castano (New York Red Bulls; Union City, N.J.), Zack Steffen (Maryland(m); Dowlington, Pa.)
    Defenders (7): Michael Amick (UCLA; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Conor Donovan (Railhawks Academy; Fuquay Varina, N.C.), Luis Martir (Chivas de Guadalajara; Los Angeles, Calif.), Chris Odoi-Atsem (Maryland; Mitchellville, Md.), John Requejo Jr. (Club Tijuana; Carpinteria, Calif.), Caleb Smith (Solar Chelsea SC; Arlington Texas), Jesus Vasquez (UANL Tigres; San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
    Midfielders (6): Fernando Arce (Club Tijuana, Chula Vista, Calif.) Russell Canouse (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Lancaster, Pa.), Marco Delgado (Chivas USA; Glendora, Calif.), Romain Gall (FC Lorient; Herndon, Va.), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland AFC; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Jacori Hayes (Wake Forest; Bowie, Md.)
    Forwards (5): Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Bradford Jamieson (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Benji Lopez (Arizona United SC; San Diego, Calif.), Andrija Novakovich (Reading FC; Muskego, Wis.), Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union; Dresher, Pa.)
     
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  15. BostonRed

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  16. Chance

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  17. BostonRed

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    Scored for the U18s today (and had a PK saved) in a 2-1 loss to Tottenham:

    Walkes escaped with a caution – and we escaped without conceding as Glover leapt to his left to tip away Novakovich’s penalty.

    Novakovich blasted into the side netting shortly afterwards, but he did finally get himself on the scoresheet when he collected a cross-field ball and finished low into the far corner two minutes into added time.


    http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/u18-reading-home-report-251014/
     
  18. BostonRed

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    Another call-up coming ... and an appearance in a documentary?

    Striker Novakovich has been selected by the USA's under 20 squad for three games in Spain, when they take on Russia, Ireland and Canada

    Along with his fellow American Aleks Gogic, who is on our books as a goalkeeper, Andrija was recently part of a US film documentary that will be released in the coming months, featuring the likes of Tim Howard et al.


    http://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/article/novakovich-edwards-291014-2048873.aspx#URGGYo1VsqaiwZut.99
     
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  19. BostonRed

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    Chelsea Jared Thompson; Charlie Wakefield, Fikayo Tomori (Ali Suljic h/t), Jake Clarke-Salter, TrevohChalobah (George Brady); Mukhtar Ali, Isaac Christie-Davies, Kyle Scott; Miro Muheim (Faiq Bolkiah), Tammy Abraham, Ike Ugbo
    Unused sub Nathan Baxter
    Scorer Abraham 20

    Reading Lewis Ward, Tennai Watson, Jake Sheppard, Harrison Bennett, Gabriel Osho, Marc Ethelston, Sam Smith, Noor Husin, Harry Cardwell, Andrija Novakovich, Conor Davis
    Scorers Cardwell 22, Smith 55
     
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  20. Werdman89

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    Highlights from Novakovich against Southampton U18s. He looks good and now has 7 goals on the year for the U18s.
     
  21. USAMEX10

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    Should be on the u21 team now...quality prospect
     
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  22. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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    Another goal for U18s...
     
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  23. wixson7

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    Match report from today's U18 2-1 win over Chelsea. Check this out from Chelsea's match report:

    "The American Novakovich had been the best player on the pitch and his quality told again when he scored what would turn out to be the winning goal. He seized upon a loose ball before dancing his way into the box, faking a shot to leave Nartey and Beeney floundering before making it 2-1 with a highly assured finish."

    "Conor Davis whipped an effort wide coming in from the left before deft footwork by Novakovich fashioned a chance he would eventually slam widel"
     
  24. El jefe Magdaleno

    El jefe Magdaleno New Member

    Jul 9, 2014
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    An 18 year old playing in the under 18 is not very impressing. If he was a talented prospect they would have him in the under 21.
     
  25. wixson7

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    boulder
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