Semper Crescis: Andrija Novakovich at Fortuna Sittard

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  1. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    1) most teenager girlie question ever.
    2) I've actually been curious on the same thing.
     
  2. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    H/t to @mschofield for posting this in the YNT U-20 WC roster thread. Probably not a lot of new information here, but it is encouraging that Novakovich seems poised to join the first team full-time next season.
     
  3. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    What I love about this story is that Ramos is making a point that Reading and the US national team work well together, which is cool (I was a kid in Reading and have always had a soft spot for them). It was great with Bobby Convey and Marcus H, Danny W and now Novakovich
     
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  4. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For him to miss this tournament I really would he's actually competing for a starting spot.

    Alternatively, his club could be covering for him because he wants to keep his options open with Serbia.
     
  5. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    That is some solid anti-YA conspiracy fearmongering right there.
     
  6. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Reading, a team that made the semi-finals of the FA Cup but seriously underperformed throughout a season in which they were less than favorites in the championship but certainly expected to "there or thereabouts." Right now, the team is preparing to clean house. Even some of those not seen as having failed the club are on their way out. Karacan, after spending three quarters of the season out injured, is being targeted by prem clubs right now, and is talking like he wants out, and he's the captain. It's going to be a very different team next year. If they're making this request, they have plans for him. Now, of course, totally up to him to meet their expectations. He is not guaranteed anything. But they obviously like what they see, and think he's up to a more intense role.
    this will be, however, the first off season for the new and quite deep pocketed owners from Thailand. There are no expectations of wild eyed spending but there should be a bit of cash to bring in players.
     
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  7. Hararea

    Hararea Member+

    Jan 21, 2005
    I suppose that's possible, but even if he appeared for the US in this event, he would still be eligible to file a one-time switch.
     
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  8. grandinquisitor28

    Feb 11, 2002
    Nevada
    Watching those clips, it's hard to imagine anything other than us in the semi's or final if we'd had him, our liabilities were at forward for the most part due to all those injuries and he looks quite legit. A shame we couldn't get him and then had to be beset by injuries at his precise position in the cup :(. Hopefully staying with Reading will pay off for him and us going forward.
     
  9. JG

    JG Member+

    Jun 27, 1999
  10. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
  11. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He hasn't made the bench for Reading to start the season.

    EDIT: Actually he did make the bench today in a 0-0 draw.
     
  12. failure

    failure Member

    Aug 11, 2014
    Club:
    DC United
    I'm no expert, but for an 18 y.o. that must be a pretty big deal.
     
  13. CenterLine

    CenterLine Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Probably a big deal for Andrija, but I've seen this picture before... 18 y.o yank on the verge of first team minutes at the championship, makes the bench, gets a couple games. Manager praises young lad, talks him up. Only for him never to make the breakthrough & even be serviceable to the club. Conor Doyle & Will Packwood just from recent memory come to mind. Sorry for being such a...
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    PS: I love your user name:p
     
  14. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    that is why you wait and see, and try not to be to high or too low
     
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  15. jwat15

    jwat15 Member

    Oct 7, 2010
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    And current yank 'Ship teen Duane holmes
     
  16. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Scored a U21 goal against Liverpool:
     
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  17. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Starts for the U21s against Tottenham:
     
  18. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #68 BostonRed, Sep 14, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2015
    Yank-on-Yank violence:


    And an assist:
     
  19. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    I don't mind this since both of those other players are sort proving to be not ready and maybe even not good enough. What I do mind is how petty and small-minded it was to not let him play the YWC.
     
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  20. GiallorossiYank

    GiallorossiYank Member+

    Jan 20, 2011
    NJ/Roma/Napoli
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is he 2017 U20 eligible?
     
  21. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    No, September 21, 1996. Got to be January 1 1997 or younger.
     
  22. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Sa is out for three games after a red card (head-butt retaliation, stupid but the game before he had a hat trick) so I would think the next three games provide a chance for AN.
    When they suggested he skip the YWC, they had a disgruntled Pog (since left for Moscow) an aging Cox (did net 8 last year) and a Blackmon who was maybe looking to leave. They have since added Sa, who has great game and a bit of a temper, and Matej (misspelled), who has game. Still, I would think the next three games, at least, provide him a bit of a window.
     
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  23. JG

    JG Member+

    Jun 27, 1999
    Not in the 18 today.
     
  24. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    looking at the squad, he's got his work cut out for him to get into many 18s, Hurtado, Piazon added to Blackman, Vydra, on top of Sa, etc
     
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  25. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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