Winter 2018/19 Yanks Abroad Transfer Tracker

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  1. adam tash

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    Jul 12, 2013
    #26 adam tash, Dec 3, 2018
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    sure...always down to cut out the middle man
     
  2. adam tash

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  3. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    I will need a gmail address, so feel free to PM it to me or send me an email at my work address, which is easily findable online.
     
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  5. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    An American GK was spotted in training at Falkirk (Scottish 2nd tier), but not really on trial. No name provided, but the player does have a contract elsewhere.

    https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/spo...eper-in-at-falkirk-but-not-on-trial-1-4843218

    Rumours of a new face between the sticks at Falkirk training are true – but Ray McKinnon insists the stopper is NOT on trial. The Bairns boss IS continuing to look at trialists in the run up to the January transfer window, but played down links with the mystery American. He already has a contract offer from across the pond and keeping fit while on ‘vacation’ in Europe, and The Falkirk Stadium, and the Kelpies, were one of his stops.

    “We had a goalkeeper in training with us over from America – he was doing a bit of travelling, but he was really just using the facilities while touring Europe with his girlfriend,” said the Bairns boss when asked by The Falkirk Herald.
     
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  7. m vann

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    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    https://sports.walla.co.il/item/3208033


    Newly minted US citizen and Guinean international, Hadji Barry inked a 2.5 year deal with Israeli Premier League club Ironi Kiryat Shmona this week after scoring 14 goals for Swope Park Rangers.
     
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  8. adam tash

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    #34 adam tash, Dec 24, 2018
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  9. Paul Berry

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    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Beacon NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tim Weah to Celtic on loan according to his own Instagram post.
     
  10. adam tash

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  13. ArsenalMetro

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    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Questions about a player's UK work permit eligibility seem to come up in a lot of threads, so I wanted to go through and figure out who's automatically eligible and post it here for easy reference.

    From the Premier League website: "The UK Home Office has a points-based system based on which clubs must apply to The FA for a "Governing Body Endorsement [GBE]" for such players."

    From the Premier League handbook:

    "The FA will automatically grant a player a GBE under either Tier 2 or Tier 5 if the applicant club is able to show that that player has participated in the Required Percentage of senior Competitive International Matches played by that player’s National Association during the Reference Period [24 months preceding the application]."

    Required Percentage means:
    • 30% and above for National Associations ranked between 1 and 10 of the FIFA World Rankings
    • 45% and above for National Associations ranked between 11 and 20 of the FIFA World Rankings
    • 60% and above for National Associations ranked between 21 and 30 of the FIFA World Rankings
    • 75% and above for National Associations ranked between 31 and 50 of the FIFA World Rankings

    If a player was officially unavailable for selection for any of the matches in question, that doesn't really matter for the automatic GBE granting: "Such matches may be counted as non-appearances when calculating the Required Percentage."

    In order to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, which non-EU (for now) American players would be aiming for, an applicant needs to score 70 points on the UK Home Office Points-Based Immigration system. An applicant gets 50 for the GBE, 10 for speaking English, and 10 for having the funds to settle in the UK (£945 in a bank account demonstrates that). So, in short, getting the GBE means that an American player is going to be eligible for a UK work permit.

    tl;dr: The USMNT is currently ranked 25th in the world, so any American applying for a UK work permit who wants an automatic endorsement from the relevant UK Football Association needs to have played in 60% of the US's competitive matches over the past 24 months.

    The US has played 14 competitive matches in the 24 months preceding this January transfer window. They are:

    3/24/2017 - v. Honduras (WCQ)
    3/28/2017 - at Panama (WCQ)
    6/8/2017 - v. Trinidad and Tobago (WCQ)
    6/11/2017 - at Mexico (WCQ)
    7/8/2017 - v. Panama (GC)
    7/12/2017 - v. Martinique (GC)
    7/15/2017 - v. Nicaragua (GC)
    7/19/2017 - v. El Salvador (GC)
    7/22/2017 - v. Costa Rica (GC)
    7/26/2017 - v. Jamaica (GC)
    9/1/2017 - v. Costa Rica (WCQ)
    9/5/2017 - at Honduras (WCQ)
    10/6/2017 - v. Panama (WCQ)
    10/10/2017 - v. Trinidad and Tobago (WCQ)

    To hit 60%, a player has to have played in 9 matches. Completely ignoring any other citizenship status of US players, the following players, and only the following players, would be automatically granted a Governing Body Endorsement if they were signed by a club in the United Kingdom, with the number of appearances they had in the matches listed above in parentheses:

    Paul Arriola (11)
    Michael Bradley (11)
    Omar Gonzalez (11)
    Darlington Nagbe (11)
    Kellyn Acosta (10)
    Jozy Altidore (10)
    Clint Dempsey (10)
    Jorge Villafana (10)
    Tim Howard (9)
    Graham Zusi (9)

    That's it. Any other player who doesn't already have EU citizenship (and no one knows how Brexit might affect those players in the future; this transfer window won't be affected) would have to go through an appeal with the Exceptions Panel (PL Handbook, p. 557 for composition, p. 567 for procedures) to get a GBE.

    Hope this helps! And if there's a need/desire for this to be updated at every transfer window, a mod can move this to a new thread and I'll update there. It felt presumptuous to post that unprompted, and I wasn't sure where it should go anyway.

    If anyone sees anything that I figured incorrectly here, please feel free to point it out!
     
  14. TheFalseNine

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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dude, that is great work! Let me get to my desktop and I’ll create a new thread for this and sticky it. Thank you!!
     
  15. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Beacon NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just like to clarify that although they are based on the UK, Celtic and Rangers don't abide by English Premier League rules.
     
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  16. ArsenalMetro

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    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Correct you are. This is the benefit of, essentially, open editing here.

    The Scottish rules are (surprisingly?) more stringent:

    To be eligible for a Governing Body Endorsement under PBS:
    1. A player must have played for his/her country in at least 75% of its competitive "A" team matches he/she was available for selection, during the 2 years preceding the date of the application; and
    2. The player’s country must be at or above 70th place in the official FIFA World Rankings when averaged over the 2 years preceding the date of the application

    Source: 2018-19 Scottish FA Handbook

    Scotland is more lax about injuries than England, so the Scotland-eligible list is the guys with 11 appearances at first glance, but requires a more thorough look for those who have been injured.
     
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  18. adam tash

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  19. TheFalseNine

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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. adam tash

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    Fulham rumored to be interested in Indiana Vassilev
     
  21. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Beacon NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That could be a mistake if their league positions are reversed next season.
     
  22. adam tash

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    Emerson Hyndman back to Bournemouth - loan termination
     
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  23. TheFalseNine

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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pulisic transfer to Chelsea, loan to BVB for remained of '18/'19 season:

     
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