2016+ Japanese players in Major League Soccer (MLS, USA)

Discussion in 'Japanese Abroad' started by hanul21, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. hanul21

    hanul21 Member+

    Dec 26, 2004
    Club:
    Incheon United
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
  2. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    hanul21 and Samurai Warrior repped this.
  3. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

     
    GunnerTNB and Samurai Warrior repped this.
  4. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    hanul21 and Dax repped this.
  5. hanul21

    hanul21 Member+

    Dec 26, 2004
    Club:
    Incheon United
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    naopon repped this.
  6. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow!! Tsubasa Endoh is drafted with the 9th overall pick by Toronto FC. Playing with Bradley, Altidore and backing up Giovinco. By all accounts he knocked it out of the park in the MLS draft combine.
    Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 10.50.01 AM.png
     
    Samurai Warrior and Dax repped this.
  7. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    #7 Dax, Jan 14, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2016
    http://www.mlssoccer.com/players/tsubasa-endoh
    video




    Hmm, perhaps we might make a single MLS thread this march, considering that we have two interesting players to follow this season?
     
  8. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
  10. hanul21

    hanul21 Member+

    Dec 26, 2004
    Club:
    Incheon United
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    It's not the first time Toronto FC drafted a midfielder from the Terps in the 1st round, the name Maurice Edu might ring a few bells.

    Hopefully Endoh can replicate the success Edu had at TFC.
     
    naopon and Samurai Warrior repped this.
  11. Drew1404

    Drew1404 Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    This is really interesting. What are the chances of more Japanese players going to MLS?
     
  12. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Of course, Maryland is a perennial powerhouse. Meanwhile I am certainly surprised by my alma mater's meteoric rise to the pinnacle of NCAA men's soccer! :thumbsup:

    I think Honda might go to MLS in a few years.
     
  13. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Samurai Warrior repped this.
  14. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Why should they go there? Failed European careers do or if you could not cut it. An adventure yes. But that you can do when career is going downhill.
     
  15. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A lateral move, yet nothing to lose by learning to play a different style as well as English. It's not exactly as if Bundesliga clubs were banging down his door.
     
    nsato and seolseol repped this.
  16. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #17 naopon, Mar 6, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2016
    Tsubasa Endoh started on the right wing in Toronto FC's season opener against New York Red Bulls. I only saw a few minutes but he looked quite technical and creative. Later he won a penalty in the 82nd minute, which Giovinco put away to put TFC ahead 1-0.







    PS: he is Olympic eligible.
    Screen Shot 2016-03-06 at 12.38.13 PM.png
     
    Samurai Warrior repped this.
  17. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Samurai Warrior repped this.
  18. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Samurai Warrior repped this.
  19. nsato

    nsato Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    I was at the game. I was quite impressed by Endoh. Good work rate, tactically well positioned, and tidy on the ball.
     
    naopon and Samurai Warrior repped this.
  20. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    txtng teguramori rn
     
  21. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
  22. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One more I forgot about - Zach Herivaux from Suita (i.e. Gamba's hometown) has been making the bench for New England. He has represented Haiti at youth level but is still eligible for the US and Japan.
     
    Samurai Warrior repped this.
  23. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  24. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Herivaux came on in the 86th minute of a 3-0 loss to Philly.
     

Share This Page