Zimmerman to SV Kapfenberg (Austria) [R]

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by trudodyr, May 6, 2008.

  1. Quaker

    Quaker Member

    FC Dallas
    Apr 19, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Preston scored Kapfenberg's only goal in a 1-2 home loss to Wiener Neustadt in the quarterfinal of the Austrian Cup. Wiener Neustadt plays a division below Kapfenberg in the Erste Liga but currently leads the race for promotion to the Bundesliga.
     
  2. Pagefan

    Pagefan Member

    Aug 28, 2001
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's Matt Luzunaris' team. I checked their website; he didn't play in the match.
     
  3. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
  4. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. F96

    F96 Member+

    Oct 24, 2002
    Skåne
    Club:
    Hannover 96
  6. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow. This came out of the blue. Reads like SVK informed the players association about the incident and to see if it was a dismissable offense. Apparently it was. I wonder what went wrong. Zimmerman was starting on a regular basis and bagged a few goals playing as a winger. He looked good in the 4 games I was able to stream. The manager, I believe, was very complimentary in the press about his progression. Something must have soured quickly. BTW, he's still listed on their roster on their website. however, that doesn't mean much.


    FWIW, how could be obtain an english WP if he impresses in a trial? He's been in Europe a couple of years but has it been long enough to establish citizenship in Germany?
     
  7. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Club:
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    Bhutan
    7 years too short ;).

    However, he appearantly has German citizenship. Almost certainly because of his parents though, I'd assume.
     
  8. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is a total shock . I thought that things were going quite well for Zim. He was getting decent PT and scoring a few here and there. Hopefully we'll get some details about this decision, but I won't hold my breath.
     
  9. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I noticed he was missing from the gameday rosters for a few weeks, but I didn't expect this. Hope he latches on somewhere - he's got the talent.
     
  10. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    That is really strange. Hopefully he finds somewhere to play soon.
     
  11. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's got all summer! ;) No need to rush. The European season is closing. He should take his time and find the right fit.
     
  12. SoccerKowboy

    SoccerKowboy BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 13, 2007
    Virginia, USA
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What the hell happened?? Seemed like Zimm was doing well with Kapfenberg, up until he started missing matches. Did he sleep with the gaffer's wife or something?
     
  13. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    I guess you are right!
     
  14. CenterLine

    CenterLine Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    this is like the (mini)anti-Anton Peterlin move. Wonder what team he is trialing out for? Everton?

    I can see it now.. Tim Howard makes a fine save. Throws it to Peterlin. Peterlin w/ a thru ball that Zimmerman latches onto....



    GOALLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Sweetness

    Sweetness Member

    Aug 27, 2007
    I think if I was forced to name one American abroad who this would not happen to it would have been Zimmerman considering his phenomenal work rate and how he is such a team first player.

    He's always reminded me a bit of Kuyt in that regard. I'm shocked.
     
  16. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Now if we could only get Everton to re-sign McBride and bring Joe-Max Moore out of retirement!
     
  17. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    why is every wetting their diapers? Apparently he initiated this.
     
  18. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think anyone is wetting their diapers we are just curious to know what happened. Zim may have initiated his "firing" by not turning up but there has to be an underlaying reason. You just don't up and decide not to go to training especially when you are in the lineup week in and week out and contributing. Something doesn't quite smell right.
     
  19. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Moderator
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    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    Exactly, Zim has always come off as a mini-Mcbride in his character and professionalism. Something seems a bit off about all of this.
     
  20. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It really does seem odd, especially when he only had 5-6 games left in the season. What could be so wrong that he couldn't stick it out another month or so?
     
  21. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Club:
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    Bhutan
    Well, according to the article he didn't show up to training because he was trialing in England, whitout informing Kapfenberg. Of course there could still be more to it, and we don't know if it's true and all - but if it is he wasn't just not turning up.
     
  22. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I realize that. But the question looms why he was trialing in England. Was it so important that it couldn't wait until after his season concluded? It seems like shortsided thinking to me. I just don't think Zim is the type who would pull something like without probable cause. That's why something must have facilitated to prompt him leaving and not just a trial. That's all I'm saying. I curious know.
     
  23. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    Isn't that illegal? Trialing for a different team while you are still under contract to another team?

    Hopefully it was an opportunity that was too good to pass up. :D
     
  24. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You can do it with permission - see Kamani Hill.
     
  25. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    true.
     

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