tomasso d'agostino

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by bostonf4lyf, May 2, 2007.

  1. bostonf4lyf

    bostonf4lyf Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    wmass
    16 year old kid from massachusetts, who plays for Oakwood fc in conneticut (same team as Johann played for). he is currently trying out with bolton. kid has great skills, shot, and intelligence. plays midfield. however, i think he missed the entire season last year with a torn acl. he is 5'10 170. i believe he played on odp team, but not sure which one. sister is on u-20 national team. brothers play d-1 college ball. father and uncle played for torino. he has great potential
     
  2. DCFAN96

    DCFAN96 Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    Great news. Does this club have some type of link with Bolton, somewhat interesting to see him and Johann get a trial at teh same club.
     
  3. bostonf4lyf

    bostonf4lyf Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    wmass
    his father who is also oakwoods coach, set up both johanns trial and tomasso's. there has to be a connection, but not sure. maybe bolton thinks so highly of johann that they want to give tommaso a shot

    p.s. i will try to update what happens, i think he comes back next week. (or maybe he stays in bolton :))
     
  4. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    NOOOOOOOOOOOO :D ;)
     
  5. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Is he a 90 or 91? And why are these kids able to get looks from a frikkin' EPL team but not our U17 national team?
     
  6. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    The proper connections and it's a huge country.

    I think you addressed this once.

    Outside of an elite few, maybe the top 5-10, the next 100 are pretty damn close to each other.
    Connections, the right club, the righ tperformance at the right time, politics all come into play.

    Large Euro clubs of course have their infrastructure and $$$ in place. Other clubs have the infrastructure.

    We are talking about thousands of players acrosss Europe.

    We are talking about what? 400-500 on youth teams in the EPL alone.

    We ccould place many, many players over there at the youth level.
    There isn't some huge divide at this aage and I would bet that good/above average players here clearly show they can play there. It's not a big deal for these teams to give these guys shots. Why not?

    These are mini factories and most won't make it big and taking a shot at one isn't a big deal.

    I have maintained it for along time and I just see the proof mounting.

    We could put hundreds of players in decent Euro youth programs. Of course a few of these guys would then pan out and be something of real substance. Most wouldn't, but would probably still be able to make good livings at the game.

    It's all about the infrastructure. Money, environment, coaching, etc.

    All about MLS needing youth teams, grwoing the reseves, getting better coaching, the US needing real acadamies, giving kids more opportunities.

    There are a lot of kids out there who coud play somewhere over there. A lot.

    The more that get the opp. the better players we will eventually find of course.

    It's tough. Knowing we could place a ton of kids and eventually find a lot more legit players. Just the way it is now.

    Scary thing is how much better it is getting each year and we are still just getting started. Sigh.
     
  7. ami-berliner

    ami-berliner Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    Berlin
    Club:
    Hertha BSC Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry, not to go too far off topic, but what about the coaching situation. Are the players getting better b/c of better coaches at the youth level. It seems every time I look at a large school and/or club info, there seems to be coaches who played in college and/or pro level. Does anyone think this sort of trickle down effect of a professional league is effecting the coaching pool as well?
     
  8. dabes2

    dabes2 Member

    Jun 1, 2003
    Chicago
    I think coaching has come along way already.

    What hasn't is that youth development in the USA isn't in the hands of professional clubs, or organizations that can sell players to professional clubs.

    Things are still managed to try and win youth championships and get kids into college. Which is probably pretty healthy in the scheme of developing human beings. But the priorities of the youth coaches isn't to select, develop and play the best pro candidates. That doesn't mean these guys don't know how to coach.
     
  9. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    This kid was part of a U-15 get-together last year that included several players on the current team and in the current pool, so I'm sure Hack's staff has seen him and made a decision, right or wrong. Does anyone who has seen this kid play want to make a case for his inclusion based on observed on-field qualities?
     
  10. bostonf4lyf

    bostonf4lyf Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    wmass
    i think one of the main reasons why he hasnt been on the u-17's is because the acl injury he had. he was sidelined for over a year.

    p.s. he is a 91
     
  11. robinho23

    robinho23 New Member

    Mar 23, 2007
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah Tomasso is a hard-nosed center midfielder, perfect for the EPL type of play and he still has a great first touch, he kinda reminds me of his older brother who plays at JMU, I know him cause we both play for region 1. I was there when he tore his ACL at a camp at the home depot center..we were playing on turf that night.
     
  12. VinceRubs

    VinceRubs New Member

    Jan 12, 2008
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=RMgWJaN8Lkk

    Tommaso D'Agostino and Giancarlo D'Agostino check em out


    Tommaso is currently recovering from another acl surgery. He is currently at suffield academy. This video is from the summer, i don't think there will be any doubters of his play after you watch this video.
     
  13. due time

    due time Member+

    Mar 1, 1999
    Santa Clara
    It snowed in Massachusetts this summer?? Somebody call Al Gore!

    Seriously, if the US had as many international quality players as we do videos of kids doing juggling ball tricks, we'd be winning World Cups.

    Nice skill but insufficient evidence to demonstrate what kind of player he is.

    And I've never seen the kid, so I'm not saying he's not a player, just that a juggling video still leaves me a 'doubter'.
     
  14. forza inter

    forza inter Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Middletown, ct
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I play at oakwood myself and I've A) never heard of this kid, and B) have never known oakwood to have relations with bolton. Oakwood is an indoor soccer facility in CT, and the first in the state and up until recent years the only game in town so people know the name in CT. They have always made their name with very good youth teams which I believe run until u-18's. I've had friends make and play on these teams before and they were all extremely good players. I'll keep my ears open at Oakwood for this kid.


    forza inter
     
  15. Hyuuga Neji

    Hyuuga Neji Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    The Bay Area
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry, but Bolton doesn't really rate him very highly at all anymore.
     
  16. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Northern Ireland
    Club:
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Yet, ironically, if we don't sign a striker he may end up with some playing time later in the season.
     
  17. bostonf4lyf

    bostonf4lyf Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    wmass
    dude, you do realize that it was last year when i wrote this. at the time bolton regarded him as a good prospect
     
  18. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Are they still interested in D'Agostino?
     
  19. VinceRubs

    VinceRubs New Member

    Jan 12, 2008
    well he's a very good player and I don't have film of him playing in games, and i don't know how juggling videos make you doubtful. And there was only snow in the football part so theres you being a smartass.
     
  20. Hyuuga Neji

    Hyuuga Neji Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    The Bay Area
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey Vince, how do you know know Tomasso? You guys related?
     
  21. bostonf4lyf

    bostonf4lyf Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    wmass
    things seemed to have faded out, im not sure if it was anything more than a trial, they probably give them to many kids each year. i dont think there is much here
     
  22. A_Strandfelt

    A_Strandfelt New Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Aalborg, Denmark
    Club:
    Aalborg BK
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
  23. thetank123

    thetank123 Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    did not realize this thread was like 45 years old. WOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooops.
     

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