Tea Light in the Dark Universe: Bobby Wood at Hamburg

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by LoewenBoy, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. LoewenBoy

    LoewenBoy Member+

    Aug 25, 2004
    Giesing, Muenchen
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Sint Maarten
  2. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  3. LoewenBoy

    LoewenBoy Member+

    Aug 25, 2004
    Giesing, Muenchen
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Sint Maarten
    Great find! Was just about to post the German article on which this is partially based.

    On that same note, we discussed him making the first team in the next 12-18 months during the summer. Well some interesting things afoot at 1860 in the other threads (1860 and Cooper threads):
    • 1860 owes much money to creditors and needs to raise 8,3m by end of season, 5,3m of that by 1-13-11.
    • Cooper is pretty much a done deal he is leaving the club.
    • U19 German international Kevin Volland is likely leaving for Hoffenheim.
    • 1860 has really only now Lauth, Rakic and 18 year-old Ziereis as natural strikers.
    All that points to Wood possibly getting a few call-ups to see what he can do. I would not be surprised to see him on the bench in the near future. HOWEVER, if 1860 were smart -- and I am not supposing their current sporting director is -- they will offer him a pro contract BEFORE they call him up. They failed to do that with Volland and Leitner before bringing them up to the pro team and we lost MAJOR potential money when they transferred out. In Germany, if you do not have a pro contract and leave your club the purchasing club has to pay a sort of "fair market value" to the originating club for player development. Typically this sum is no where NEAR what you would get for a player were they under a pro contract.

    Stay tuned. Looking forward to buying my Wood jersey this summer.:D
     
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  4. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    What happened to that guy from Kosovo.............Lushtaku?
     
  5. LoewenBoy

    LoewenBoy Member+

    Aug 25, 2004
    Giesing, Muenchen
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Sint Maarten
    Meh....he's collecting a paycheck and that is about it.

    This season with the U23s he has 4 games, 166 minutes and 1 goal. His contract runs through 2012 but I bet we wish we could drop him and save some $$$. He has not impressed in the two years since his arrival.
     
  6. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    1860 is like the Wehrmacht of 1945 - no one is too young or too old to serve.
     
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  7. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wonder how Bobby Wood and Fabian Huerzeler are getting along.
     
  8. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That Yanks Abroad site has pretty much the shittiest usage of photos on the entire USMNT-related internet. The images appear on the front page, but not in the url of the related article itself. Also, for some reason it will not show up when you click on "View Image" in Firefox...

    It pissed me off so much I had to steal it so I could post it here:

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    My question is, what is his ethnic background? When I first heard the name Bobby Wood I assumed he was Caucasian...

    I laughed.
     
  9. LoewenBoy

    LoewenBoy Member+

    Aug 25, 2004
    Giesing, Muenchen
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Sint Maarten
    Probably well. The animosity between most normal fans/players of 1860 and Bayern is largely overstated. It is usually just good-natured ribbing.

    Sadly, I did too. Seems to have been the nature of my club in the last 8 years. When you look at the promising young talent we have developed and been forced to sell it is sad....very sad.
     
  10. Who is this guy?

    Dec 13, 2009
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    IIRC, he has a Japanese mother and African american Father. Not that uncommon in Hawaii, where Bobby was born.
     
  11. El Michael

    El Michael Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Club:
    DC United

    Vote for Pedro
     
  12. USMNT#11

    USMNT#11 New Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Club:
    PSV Eindhoven
    Really, he's blackenese?? thats awesome.
     
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  13. ChrisSSBB

    ChrisSSBB Member+

    Jun 22, 2005
    NV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    yummmm.... Hacker Pschorr.... Might have to get the jersey.
     
  14. LoewenBoy

    LoewenBoy Member+

    Aug 25, 2004
    Giesing, Muenchen
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Sint Maarten
    Unfortunately not for sale. Hacker-Pschorr is the sponsor of the U23 team and the only way to get the kit is to know someone, steal it or play for the team. They are kept VERY tightly controlled. Trust me, I have tried to get one and I know someone on the inside who can easily get me one...alas to no avail.:mad:

    They would be a SWEET sponsor on the pro kits.
     
  15. Otergod

    Otergod Member+

    Sep 20, 2007
    indianapolis
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Huerzeler has a video interview on Ives and while he doesnt talk up Wood, he does mention how he knows quite a few of the players and it made transition into the U20's easy
     
  16. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    I believe that's correct. I can't say for certain his dad is black, but his mom is almost certainly Japanese.

    [ind]Bobby is currently taking a Christmas break in California and Hawaii with his mother, Yoko Kurokawa, his sister Shantell and his father, Bobby Wood Sr.[/ind]

    http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=7429

    I have no idea if she's 100 percent Japanese or if she was even born in Japan, but it's safe to say she has Japanese herritage.

    'Bout time the Asians in this country started contributing more soccer players. C'mon, everybody has to do their share!!!
     
  17. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Great term. Made me think of the chubby guy from the 2 Live Crew.
     
  18. Bobbyho36

    Bobbyho36 Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    NJ
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't forget the contributions of Ching and Chung. That almost got offensive.
     
  19. LoewenBoy

    LoewenBoy Member+

    Aug 25, 2004
    Giesing, Muenchen
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Sint Maarten
    Wood to make Aue match this weekend...

    At 1860, injury woes and transfers mean an opportunity for two young Loewen: Camdal and Wood. With Kaiser and Leitner gone, Biero suspended for his fifth yellow and Halfar injured, now Tarik Camdal is being called up for the Aue match. Likewise, with Lauth the only striker hitting the net, Maurer realizes he needs a few more options up front. Wood is being brought up this week for the trip to Aue as well.

    No good quotes or new info on the call-up. He is training with the first team and will travel with them to Aue, a samll town in eastern Germany in the Erzgibirge mountains. They are a good, tough side. Doubt Wood will start but he may see some playing time up front if the starters do not produce. Last match the Loewen were out shot something like 5-17.:eek: The coach wants a change and now may be the time. The article does say that Maurer has been impressed with Wood and has been keeping tabs on his development with the U23s.
     
  20. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Wood to make Aue match this weekend...

    Thanks for the update.

    Wood will get playing time before too long.

    Good news for Wood but this is not a good sign for the US U20 WC qualifying team.

    He's another player that may not get released since clubs are not required to release players. I can't say I would blame 1860 if they kept him.
     
  21. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. LoewenBoy

    LoewenBoy Member+

    Aug 25, 2004
    Giesing, Muenchen
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Sint Maarten
    Re: Wood to make Onsabrueck match this weekend...

    Also taking his lactic test with the pro team this Tuesday is US junior national team player Bobby Wood. The 18 year old striker has played in eight games this season for the Regional League amatuer team, scoring two goals. Regarding the game Friday in Osnabrueck there is a good chance the native Hawaiian will be in the squad. Bobby Wood will wear #14 with the professional team.
    My bad on the opponent, it is Onsabrueck not Aue. Osnabrueck is near the Dutch border.
     
  23. City Dave

    City Dave Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Club:
    Cleveland C. S.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Wood to make Aue match this weekend...

    Hey now, there are kids here. I didn't think that kind of talk was allowed.
     
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  24. kokoplus10

    kokoplus10 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Suggested new thread title:

    Got Wood...Bobby?
     
  25. City Dave

    City Dave Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Club:
    Cleveland C. S.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Would Wood work the woodwork in Germany?
     

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