You're not dead to me, Fredo: Morales at Dusseldorf

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by smithfan, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. smithfan

    smithfan Member+

    Aug 14, 2005
    Waimoana
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Anybody heard of Alfredo Morales? An U17 player for Hertha BSC Berlin. Hertha BSC is known for its BRILLIANT youth work.

    On Hertha's website, it is said that Alfredo Morales holds German and American citizenship - he was born in Berlin:


    Vorname: Alfredo
    Name: Morales
    Geburtsdatum: 12.05.1990
    Geburtsort: Berlin
    Nationalität: Deutsch/Amerikanisch
    Vereinsmitglied seit: 2000
    Vorherige Vereine: Concordia Wilhelmsruh, Borussia Pankow, BSC Reinickendorf 21
    Position: Mittelfeld, Sturm
    Gewicht: 66kg
    Schuhgröße: 44
    Hobbies: Musik hören, mit Freunden treffen, Lesen
    Sportlicher Höhepunkt: Berliner Meister
    Leibgericht: Cebiche (Peruanisches Fischgericht)


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  2. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    He has a size 44 shoe at 16?

    Cap him.
     
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  3. smithfan

    smithfan Member+

    Aug 14, 2005
    Waimoana
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    ... :D
     
  4. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Great find, thanks! I didn't know about this guy -- will forward this info to the ODP Europe coach.
     
  5. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Just out of curosity, does that guy have you on a retainer?
     
  6. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    I definitely get more info from him then I provide, so I should probably be compensating him... That said I might just hit him up for a free lunch next time he comes to town.
     
  7. The Old Lady Hertha

    The Old Lady Hertha New Member

    Dec 15, 2004
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    Hertha BSC Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    China PR
    Thanks for the heads-up smithfan. Hertha is great with youth work, but I kinda doubt he's worth too much of a shout. We already have incredible teenagers (Ebert, the Boatengs, not too mention my favorite, Zhan Xu ;) )
     
  8. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Bump for Morales being named to an U-20 team playing in Portugal.
     
  9. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    I wonder if this guy speaks English.

    Say what you you will about Thomas Rongen, but he is far more willing to look at US citizens who didn't grow up in the US than Bob Bradley, Bruce Arena and many of his USSF contemporaries are and were.

    Whether that's a good thing or not can be debated and so far it hasn't resulted in much of the way of senior national team players. But, he is definitely looking at plenty of "Amis" in Europe who often seem to be American in passport only.
     
  10. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't have any inside info on the kid but I wouldn't doubt that the kid is the product of a military family and speaks English.
     
  11. dcpohl

    dcpohl Member+

    Feb 9, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Alfredo went the full 90 against Northern Ireland yesterday and must have played well as ussoccer.com had him assisting on a goal, but it was changed today for some reason.
     
  12. ussoccerFan12358

    Mar 11, 2006
    Central NY
    The fact that he's actually playing for our U-20 team would lead me to believe he wants to paly for us. No shit, but it's cool.
     
  13. SilentAssassin

    Apr 16, 2007
    St. Louis
    Or Spanish considering the name and his favorite food (liebgericht) is some kind of Peruvian fish dish. Probably something his parents cooked at home.
     
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  14. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He could also speak Spanish but I'm pretty sure he'll speak English
     
  15. ussoccerFan12358

    Mar 11, 2006
    Central NY
    How many guys play for our U-20s and don't speak English?:cool:
     
  16. Vegas_Soccer

    Vegas_Soccer Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fredo speaks English. I hosted an exchange student a few years ago who is a good friend (played with him at Hertha BSC) of his. We're wise to keep an eye on him. I caught a Hertha BSC/TeBe game in Berlin this winter and caught up with him. He's not only a good player, but seemed like a good kid.
     
  17. purojogo

    purojogo Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    US/Peru home
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good observation: Ceviche or cebiche is a Peruvian dish.... SO he probably comes from a Peruvian background.... and now i need to go to Paterson,KEarny or Harrison to eat cebiche soon.... thank you...... ;)
     
  18. Pagefan

    Pagefan Member

    Aug 28, 2001
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Morales has been playing regularly with Hertha's U-19 (as has McLouglin, who's also made at least one appearance with Hertha II). Alfredo scored a goal in a match late last month.
     
  19. olephill2

    olephill2 Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Oregon
    Club:
    Watford FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the update. Do you have any links?
     
  20. Pagefan

    Pagefan Member

    Aug 28, 2001
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    McLoughlin came on in the 74th minute for Hertha II this past Sunday. I don't think Morales has made an appearance with Hertha II yet though.

    Morales' goal with the U-19s was on Sept. 27. Looks like it came off a corner. He's started nearly every game so far. McLoughlin's started a few as well.
     
  21. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the updates on both Alfredo and Ellis.
     
  22. Pagefan

    Pagefan Member

    Aug 28, 2001
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Morales scored yesterday for Hertha's U-19 team. Header off a free kick, I believe. And judging by the lineup he played midfield, which is interesting. Ellis McLoughlin came on in the second half.

    Morales also scored back on March 8, off a corner, which would be at least his 3rd goal so far I think.
     
  23. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    nice thanks for the update!

    Hopefully these Euro kids (Diskerud, Morales, Mcloughlin, etc.) get another look before September.
     
  24. Vegas_Soccer

    Vegas_Soccer Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Alfredo just returned from the U20 games against Costa Rica. Given that our opening U20 World Cup game is against Germany and Alfredo is a native German-speaker who has played against most of the German kids in the Junior Bundesliga, he could be a good asset (along with his American Hertha BSC teammates) in preparing for, and playing in, the important opener.

    There are a couple videos of him on YouTube:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLEb1ShMRzA"]YouTube - Alfredo Morales Gol de Taquito[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqoSG_BTAAw"]YouTube - Alfredo Morales gol de Cabeza[/ame]
     
  25. JAV7

    JAV7 Member

    Jun 2, 2009
    California
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do both of these kids have a good chance of making the WC roster? because they are hardly called to camp.
     

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