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
    I still like "Is that Wood in your lederhosen or are you just glad to see me" :D

    The dailies are picking up on his call up. Nothing new...same report as early simply rehashed by the afternoon dailies to fill print space.

    However, a nice montage of the young 1860 prospects in the pipeline.
     
  2. dwsmith1972

    dwsmith1972 BigSoccer Supporter

    May 11, 2007
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fresh Kid Ice! I believe he was of Chinese and Trinidadian decent. Poor fella had a stroke recently, iirc.

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  3. LoewenBoy

    LoewenBoy Member+

    Aug 25, 2004
    Giesing, Muenchen
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Sint Maarten
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    :cool:
     
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  4. LoewenBoy

    LoewenBoy Member+

    Aug 25, 2004
    Giesing, Muenchen
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Sint Maarten
    Wood is on the roster for tomorrow's game. With Rakic suspended and several of the usual wingers out, guys who might play ahead of him in the striker role like Zeireis or Volland, might be held as winger options. The only other pure strikers on the traveling team are Lauth and Ludwig, both starters. If Ludwig does not have a good game I could imagine Wood might see some game time around the 60th min.

    The game kicks off at 1800 German time, 11:00am US CST. Bundesliga.de has a radio simulcast but you have to register (free) in advance. The 1860 website has a ticker, as does Kicker.
     
  5. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    One of my favorite episodes...

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    (The related content is at the end.)
     
  6. sXeWesley

    sXeWesley Member+

    Jun 18, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Awesome!

    Trying to follow a German radio call sounds like a fun way to spend my morning.
     
  7. Peretz48

    Peretz48 Member+

    Nov 9, 2003
    Los Angeles
  8. LoewenBoy

    LoewenBoy Member+

    Aug 25, 2004
    Giesing, Muenchen
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Sint Maarten
    The 1860 academy is pretty regimented adn the language classes used to be daily, along with your other studies....unless he was allowed to go to the international school in Starnberg instead of the local German schools, then it would take longer to learn the language. He seems well liked and the fan like his work ethic.
     
  9. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Yup, he's American.:eek:

    "I'd like to work on finishing," he said. "It's been my down part as a forward. I'd like to get better on that."​
     
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  10. DC_United

    DC_United Member

    May 8, 2008
    :rolleyes: It's like Howard coming out and saying "I'd like to work blocking shots. It's been my down part as a goalie."

    Bobby Wood does sound like he's got a good head on him, look forward to seeing him in action come the summer!
     
  11. LoewenBoy

    LoewenBoy Member+

    Aug 25, 2004
    Giesing, Muenchen
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Sint Maarten
    Might be earlier than that. A few of the 1860 strikers are not healthy right now and the coach seems more than willing to take a chance on youth.
     
  12. Woodrow

    Woodrow Member+

    Dec 7, 2001
    Brick City
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Here's a kid who wants to put in extra work improving his game. I think it should be applauded not ridiculed.
     
  13. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Settle down.

    No one is ridiculing him. He said finishing is the weakest part of his game.

    He's a forward. He's American. American forwards have trouble finishing. It was just a comment based on all that.

    We all want the best for the kid and admire his talent and dedication and everyone of us hopes he goes on to be a prolific goal-scorer.

    That doesn't mean we can't smirk/joke/cringe when one of our brightest forward prospects says the weakest part of his game is similar to the weakest part of many other American forwards' game.
     
  14. LoewenBoy

    LoewenBoy Member+

    Aug 25, 2004
    Giesing, Muenchen
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Sint Maarten
    fyp....:D
     
  15. Woodrow

    Woodrow Member+

    Dec 7, 2001
    Brick City
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    He's been at 1860 for four years, and very formative ones at that. I wouldn't throw him into a bin with the rest of the Americans until it's all said and done. At 18, that is far from true. Besides, you can't correlate his experience with most other Yanks simply because he's not in an American youth environment. You've got to take it more at face value simply because he's not so easily compared to other forwards his age. I react to the jokes simply because they gloss over the simple fact that it is apples and oranges.
     
  16. sXeWesley

    sXeWesley Member+

    Jun 18, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was a joke, a funny, non offensive joke.

    Wood sounds awesome, everyone is excited, chill.
     
  17. City Dave

    City Dave Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Club:
    Cleveland C. S.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ha! You could say that Woodrow is in a Wood row. :D
     
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  18. LoewenBoy

    LoewenBoy Member+

    Aug 25, 2004
    Giesing, Muenchen
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Sint Maarten
    Then article that was posted from the US press has been translated for one of the German dailies. There are a few different quotes in this one than in the US version. Posted here.
     
  19. Kagler24

    Kagler24 Member+

    Nov 13, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Wood saw his first action with the first team coming on in the 82nd minute. 1860 drew 1-1.
     
  20. Kool Herc

    Kool Herc Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Dallas
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    nice one Bobby
     
  21. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Shoutout to Kenny Cooper for leaving and helping another yank abroad get a chance to play.
     
  22. krelmatrix

    krelmatrix Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    Leipzig, Germany
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. LiverAndPineapple

    May 7, 2008
    Anyone who can't even help his team beat Douche-burg is not USMNT caliber IMO.
     
  24. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    What if the Duisburg keeper is also American? It so happens that he is...............
     
  25. LiverAndPineapple

    May 7, 2008
    Who? The Duisburg keeper? He's no more American than Jermaine Jones is.

    BTW, I was joking about Bobby. Just thought the pronunciation of the team name was funny...
     

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