Sergiño Dest at Ajax

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  1. ChuckMe92

    ChuckMe92 Member+

    Jun 23, 2016
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    #1 ChuckMe92, Oct 24, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2016
    So now we know who the mystery "Dest" is who has been recently playing for US U-17. It's Sergino "Serginho" Dest, a '00 right back and right winger with Ajax U-17. Transfermarkt says he was born in Almere, so he may be American through parentage. He has a previous call-up to Oranje U-15 and was previously with Almere City's academy.
    http://www.transfermarkt.com/sergino-dest/profil/spieler/361104
    http://www.ajax.nl/teams/jeugdteams/o17/de-selectie.htm
    http://www.onsoranje.nl/nieuws/artikel/19072/selectie-onder-15-oefenduels-belgië?type=actueel
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    (Wearing #2, bottom far right next to Andrew Carleton)
    Credit to OWTY for the spot.

    Interview from about 5 years ago when he was named talent of the month for Almere City D2:
    http://www.almerecity.nl/teams/jeugdopleiding/talent-van-de-maand-sergino-dest
     
  2. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
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    United States
    He's a young one:

    Born/age: Nov 3, 2000 (15)

    Looks like USSF snuck another one by us without BS have a clue. And at a big club, at that.
     
  3. ChuckMe92

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    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
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    Here's a post on an Ajax fan forum from a parent whose son played with Sergino at Almere:
    http://www.ajaxfans.net/forum/viewtopic?id=389&p=20
     
  4. hokeydokey

    hokeydokey Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    He was in a Dutch U15 camp in January '15 and was named a "stand by" for a camp in November '14
     
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  5. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    I've always felt like there were a bunch of YAs in Holland that, for whatever reason, never get spotted. This doesn't exactly prove that, but it also doesn't put me off that theory!
     
  6. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Perhaps it was Pynadath or Xuxuh that tipped them off?
     
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  7. ChuckMe92

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    Jun 23, 2016
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    OWTY/USAprospects agrees:
     
  8. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
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  9. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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  10. ChuckMe92

    ChuckMe92 Member+

    Jun 23, 2016
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    Back with our U17s for a pre-WC training camp. Jaylin Lindsey has pretty well established himself as the team's top right back, but Dest could certainly vie to be his backup.
    http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/201...worth-calls-in-23-ahead-of-fifa-u17-world-cup
    DEFENDERS (9): George Bello (Atlanta United FC, Douglasville, Ga.), Sergino Dest (Ajax; Almere-stad, Netherlands), Christopher Durkin (D.C. United; Glen Allen, Va.), Christopher Gloster (New York Red Bulls; Montclair, N.J.), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City; Charlotte, N.C.), James Sands (New York City FC; Rye, N.Y.), Tyler Shaver (New York City FC; Greenwich, Conn.), Akil Watts (Portland Timbers, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
     
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  11. ChuckMe92

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    Jun 23, 2016
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    Named to the final US roster for the U17 World Cup, where he will likely serve as backup to Lindsey.
    http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/09/21/16/40/20170921-news-u17mnt-world-cup-roster-release
    DEFENDERS (6): Sergiño Dest (Ajax; Almere-stad, Netherlands), Christopher Gloster (New York Red Bulls; Montclair, N.J.), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City; Charlotte, N.C.), James Sands (New York City FC; Rye, N.Y.), Tyler Shaver (New York City FC; Greenwich, Conn.), Akil Watts (Portland Timbers, Fort Wayne, Ind.)
     
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  12. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
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    transfermarkt has him listed as Ajax U19 which, if this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajax_Youth_Academy is accurate, means Ajax A-1

    so next steps would be Jong Ajax then first team is he stays with them? It's Ajax, somebody must know more about him.
     
  13. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Not doubting it, but do we know how he is American?
     
  14. ChuckMe92

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    Jun 23, 2016
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    Found this:
     
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  15. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

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    He's the youngest player on Ajax's U-19 squad this season. Its a team with 99's and 00's, he's a late '00.

    He's only played 10 minutes in the first two games, but the starter at RB in the team is a '99 and seems to be a rather regular Dutch international, so a player a year younger would likely have a very hard time playing ahead of that guy.
     
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  16. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    I understand that FBs don't provide plenty of highlights, but 5 mins of what?
     
  17. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Bump
     
  18. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
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    Well he was called in to play for the US at the U17 World Cup. I'm willing to assume they know if he's eligible
     
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  19. Brotheryoungbuck

    Jan 24, 2015
    parts unknown
    I think the question is more though how? Like not if he is or not, but like is it a parent, and which parent?
     
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  20. BostonRed

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    Sounds like we may have to wait for the inevitable @bshredder interview to get the answer to that question.
     
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  21. chrome_vapors

    chrome_vapors Member+

    Oct 15, 2010
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    Not a highlight video, to your point though it's not impressive film either.

    I was under the impression it was highlights too, thought someone was trolling him.
     
  22. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

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    I prefer an answer to the real burning question:

    Is it Sergino, Serginho or Sergiño?
     
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  23. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    He played the first hour or so of the USA-Ghana U17 match that's currently under way, provisionally cap-tying him to us. I'm only paying about 2/3 attention, so I don't have much of a scouting report.
     
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  24. Midas Mulligan

    Midas Mulligan Member+

    Jul 24, 2013
    NYC
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    Liverpool FC
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    United States
    Dest was outstanding against very strong, fast, athletic Ghanaian attack.

    He had several excellent tackles and demonstrated some smarts, too, positioning himself to leave attackers nowhere to go but over the end line.

    I think it's fair to say everyone in the YNT thread thought he was excellent.

    To me, it wasnt just excellent like "he got the job done" excellent. He looked like a class player in the way he handled some tough situations. Extremely calm and confident.

    I went from "who the hell is this guy" to "Who the hell is this guy!?"
     

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