Shawn Parker at Greuther Fürth

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Elninho, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just noticed he scored on our U-18 team. Since Shawn Parker isn't exactly a typical German name, I'm wondering if there's any chance he's eligible for the US too. (No, this isn't a "cap him now!" thread - but if he's a US citizen, he's at least a Yank Abroad.)
     
  2. Beserkr29

    Beserkr29 Member

    Jul 10, 2010
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Already a thread devoted to him. He's all German.
     
  3. Beserkr29

    Beserkr29 Member

    Jul 10, 2010
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Already a thread devoted to him. He's all German.
     
  4. TheBrand

    TheBrand Member

    Oct 7, 2006
    Atlanta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. Werdman89

    Werdman89 Member+

    May 27, 2008
    Boston, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For now...




    ;)
     
  6. Beserkr29

    Beserkr29 Member

    Jul 10, 2010
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    See, that's just how rumors get started. Then I get excited, only to be brutally crushed. You can't do that, man. :D
     
  7. brandonesque

    brandonesque Member

    Mar 18, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    At this point, I'd like him to talk to John Anthony Brooks!

    But I'll take Parker, too!
     
  9. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
  10. jakepc42

    jakepc42 Member+

    Mar 26, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think there is a good chance we eventually get Parker, but it will be a long wait.
     
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  12. icebreaker

    icebreaker Member+

    Mar 22, 2011
    Club:
    FC Nürnberg
    Klinsmann really knows no shame. It is one thing asking players that have never played for the German youth teams or not for a while, but Parker is still actively invovled with the German youth set- up.

    Really bad form.
     
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  13. Lascho

    Lascho Member+

    Sep 1, 2008
    Hannover, Germany
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Agreed. He isn't an Über-talent of the Götze class, and still has to find his optimal position in pro soccer, but he's always been a regular at his age group (single year of birth only) for Germany at the younger levels, and Mainz are trying to build him up. He might become anything between Germany NT class and a career Regionalliga player; too early to judge. Probably not USMNT level in 2014; and will try to make it for Germany as long as possible.
     
  14. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The US has been on the other end of these things too

    Didn't Germany ask Brooks even though he was first to play for the United States?

    Ireland were hard after Conor Doyle while he was part of the US U20 team. Back in the day, Ireland were also after Michael Parkhurst.
     
  15. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
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    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes I don't see him being a part of our youth teams, with the one exception that possibly by 2016 he could join our U23 Olympic program.
     
  16. Clenbuterol

    Clenbuterol Red Card

    Aug 25, 2011
    Club:
    --other--
    Welcome to the modern game.

    All is fair until a player is ineligible.
     
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  17. Lascho

    Lascho Member+

    Sep 1, 2008
    Hannover, Germany
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Disagreed. There's nothing wrong in "Shawn, we know you, we'd like to give you a chance (at the appropriate level). What do you think about the US? Ever considered a career for us?" He's free to make a choice; and Klinsmann is free to ask him.
     
  18. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
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    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It strikes me as a bit like college recruiting. Every college wants to get their home state guys, and they will do anything they can to grab them (if they think they are good enough) until the ink is dry on signing day (or they are capped as it were).
     
  19. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Was Subotic was being courted by Serbia or Bosnia while he was still an active part of the U.S. youth setup? It wouldn't surprise me if that were the case.
     
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  20. jakepc42

    jakepc42 Member+

    Mar 26, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Guys, its just a dude trying to take a completely unfair and idiotic shot at Klinsmann.
     
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  21. sakibomb523

    sakibomb523 Member+

    Oct 13, 2009
    Orange County
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's just mad that we're mad at his club for turning Chandler's head.
     
  22. Testudo

    Testudo Member+

    Jan 29, 1999
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe he preferred to play for us, but didn't get the call. Or maybe he's happy to play for whatever full national team calls him first. We've had guys go back & forth between YNTs, it's no big deal.
     
  23. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No the German team has been his #1 option for a while now.
     
  24. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    How far down the pecking order is Parker at Mainz (their 1st team)? Does he have much of a chance of becoming a starter this season?
     
  25. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To my limited knowledge Mainz are not loaded with depth at striker. Hungarian Adam Szalai is pretty solid and really coming into his own. He was or is the leading scorer in the Bundesliga. Other than, a Cameroonian-German player, who's name escapes me and who's only played half the minutes this season, Mainz have little in terms of strikers. Parker has been on the bench a few times and has made his league debut and I see little in the way of him getting decent minutes off the bench. He just has to want it and prove those minutes are his. I'm not too in-tuned with Mainz but this is what I've gathered seeing and reading a little about them.
     
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