Stamford, a bridge too far: Matt Miazga to Vitesse

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Gorky, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. I donot remember if this article has been posted yet
    Miazga, Exemplary professional from the States:
    Use google translate
    http://www.gelderlander.nl/vitesse/matt-miazga-modelprof-uit-de-states~ae295247/

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    Vitesse-speler Matt Miazga zit in de beenklem bij Kasper Dolberg van Ajax. © Ronald Bonestroo/Pro Shots
    Matt Miazga, modelprof uit de States

    ARNHEM - Bij afwezigheid van Maikel van der Werff vervult Matt Miazga een belangrijke rol bij Vitesse. De Amerikaan van Poolse afkomst moet als breekijzer fungeren in de Arnhemse verdediging.

    Lex Lammers 25-02-17, 07:57
    Een half jaar voetbalt hij nu bij Vitesse. Miazga, 21 jaar, wordt door Chelsea verhuurd om door te groeien in Nederland. ,,Het bevalt me hartstikke goed hier'', zegt de Amerikaan spontaan. ,,Ik heb me bij Vitesse ontwikkeld. De opbouw is beter geworden. Bij Vitesse moet je de wedstrijden vaak echt maken. Tegenstanders loeren meestal op de counter. Dus op tactisch vlak is dit zeer leerzaam.''

    Het einddoel is natuurlijk de doorbraak bij Chelsea, maar zo ver vooruit kijkt Miazga niet. De Amerikaan beseft dat er dit seizoen bij Vitesse mooie zaken zijn te halen. Europees voetbal. De KNVB-beker. Deze groep kan geschiedenis schrijven.

    ,,Ik wil het seizoen hier geweldig afsluiten'', stelt Miazga. ,,Ik wil van waarde zijn voor het team. Eerst en alleen telt de volgende wedstrijd. Go Ahead Eagles. Die is heel erg belangrijk voor Vitesse om bovenin mee te blijven draaien.''

    Google translate:
    In the absence of Maikel van der Werff Matt Miazga Vitesse plays an important role. The American of Polish descent should serve as a crowbar in the Arnhem defense.

    Lex Lammers 25-02-17, 07:57
    Six months he now plays soccer at Vitesse. Miazga, 21 years, is rented by Chelsea to grow in the Netherlands. ,, I like it awfully well here, '' the American said spontaneously. ,, I developed myself at Vitesse. The structure/build up (fsf) has improved. With Vitesse you often really need to make the matches. Opponents often lurk on the counter. So at the tactical level, this is very instructive. ''

    The ultimate goal is of course the breakthrough at Chelsea, but so far ahead Miazga is not looking. The American is aware that it's possible to achieve beautiful things this season with Vitesse (achieve this season Vitesse beautiful things are). European football. The KNVB Cup. This group can write history.

    ,, I want to close this season great/at a high note '' says Miazga. ,, I want to be of value to the team. First and only counts the next game. Go Ahead Eagles. That is very important for Vitesse to keep running along with the top. ''
     
  2. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

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    Think Espanyol may still have interest?
     
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  3. BostonRed

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  4. VitesseCFC

    VitesseCFC Member

    Nov 2, 2015
    Arnhem
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    Matt off injured. Looked like a hamstring injury.
     
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  5. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer BigSoccer Yellow Card

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    Was he at fault for the prior goal, and if so did the injury look to have contributed?

    I'm not really worried much about a hammy, so long as it's not completely torn, and properly rested. Otherwise they can impair or nag.
     
  6. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

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    Could he miss the Cup game?
     
  7. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Bummer for Vitesse and Matt.
     
  8. VitesseCFC

    VitesseCFC Member

    Nov 2, 2015
    Arnhem
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    Miazga said to manager Fraser that he wants to play, but feels it in his hamstring. He doesn't want to playat 95%. Don't think it's very bad if you look at his reaction, but let's wait and see.
     
  9. Cup is at april 30, 2 weeks away.
     
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  10. Hasselbaink was a constant nuisance for the Vitesse defense.
     
  11. To make sure rest him against Feyenoord:)
     
  12. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    is this the early 2000's?
     
  13. msilverstein47

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  14. From the article:http://www.onceametro.com/2017/4/16...esse-1-0-loss-to-excelsior-chelsea-loan-usmnt

    "After three straight wins in the league, Vitesse was brought back down to earth by a sobering 1-0 loss to Excelsior. It was a defeat De Gelderlander labeled "humiliating": a Dutch Cup finalist with ambitions of playing European competition next season, beaten by a team trying to stay clear of relegation."

    They donot know that tiny Excelsior is a champions aspiration killer. So this isnot an extraordinary event. Just ask van Gaal what happened at Woudestein the last match of the season they were supposed to clinch the title with a simple win at already relegated Excelsior. And just a month ago Ajac lost two precious points against them, that would have put them 1 point ahead of Feyenoord instead of the other way around.
    So they are to be taken seriously, otherwise you're going to regret your foolish overconfidence.
     
  15. It seems to be a strained hamstring. Dunno how long it takes to heal.
     
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  16. striker

    striker Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    Is he related to Jimmy Floyd, the giant who liked taking corner kicks?
     
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  17. He's his nephew and transfer free end of the season. So for a MLS club a free pick up.
     
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  18. wellno

    wellno Member

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  19. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    i think MLS would benefit from some young cheap Dutch talent.
     
  20. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Though, the reality is, true Dutch talent is rarely cheap. Not that the Dutch pay all the much, but the players know the brass ring is across the Sea or the Rhine or the Ems... They would have to really need a reboot to look to North America as a career move.
     
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  21. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    i'm sure a few gems in the 2nd division. some that may be overlook by big dutch clubs that MLS could entice. Though probably more work than it's worth. But it's akin to say some of the decent Eastern European players that we have in our league now.

    MLS is guns blazing for very good South American talent, which I don't blame them for. Though again there is some quality in mid-tier Euro leagues that can be had-more or less- on the cheap.
     
  22. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Many years ago I tried to press the few MLS low-level guys I knew that MLS should become the Ered/Erste of North/Central america. I thought it would be really fun if MLS attracted much of the best young CA/US/Carrib talent as teens and then let them blossom and sell them to Europe for a lot of money. I would have loved to have seen as many of the possible "next big things" gathered in MLS. But somehow these guys thought that they needed more than just me and 4 other guys buying tickets to their games. And look where they are now! oh... ok. So, anyway, I think in 99% of the cases the Dutch kids that would be worth bringing are already IDed by Euro clubs. There are probably a few more from Scandinavia or Baltics, but I'd be pretty impressed by the MLS scout who could find more than a few. If Earnie "moneyball at AZ" Stewart didn't have a list of newborns that might pan out in MLS, I don't know who would.
     
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  23. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Excellent point. You mentioned Scandinavia. Quite a few diamonds in the rough there. Comparably. Like good players from their league who are good enough for MLS (and probably wouldn't cost more than 250 K a year). Though damn salary cap. Goes the same with the Hungarian/Serbian players we currently have in the league.
     
  24. chrome_vapors

    chrome_vapors Member+

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    I was going to bring up Serbia.

    In 2017 if you want good, young, hungry talent at bargain prices, look to the Serbian and Croatian leagues.
     
  25. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I really do think MLS should consider this
     

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