Chris Gloster at PSV Eindhoven

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  1. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
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    http://nyrb.ussoccerda.com/sam/teams/index.php?team=1400429&player=28317812

    CHRIS GLOSTER #17
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    PLAYER PROFILE
    Year of Birth: 2000
    Position:
    Hometown: Harrison , NJ
    Nationality: United States

    EDUCATION
    Graduation Year: 2018

    Looks like he is considering Germany when he turns 18:

    Of these recent U-17 players, one particular note is that New Jersey’s Christopher Gloster is now listed as unattached where he was previously tied to the Red Bulls. There are signs that Gloster might try to head abroad sooner than later with Schalke showing interest.

    http://www.americansoccernow.com/articles/thoughts-on-the-u-s-youth-summit

    He played in all 5 matches at the U17 World Cup, going 90 minutes in 4 of the matches.
     
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  2. ChuckMe92

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  3. BostonRed

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    An important data point:

    Date of Birth. July 28, 2000
     
  4. BostonRed

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  5. Maitreya

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    Apr 30, 2007
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    Nothing too interesting in the article that isn't already clear. It makes a reference to Steve Cherundolo without giving his name, saying that Hannover has had good experiences with fullbacks from the USA. Apparently Gloster had a two-week trial at Hannover, and the article expects him to play with the U-19s next season.
     
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  6. ArsenalMetro

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    Sad to see him officially leave Harrison, but not surprised.

    Hannover is 7 points clear of the relegation playoff and 14 clear of automatic relegation, so hopefully he can manage to snag a few Bundesliga minutes next season.
     
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  7. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
    Turns 18 in July, so will be good to go for whatever level he plays for the entire 18/19 season.
     
  8. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
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    I actually wouldn't mind him playing at NYRB, but Germany has been good to our youth so i'm with it.
     
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  9. eliwood

    eliwood Member

    Jul 25, 2016
    Left back is so devoid of talent and depth

    Between he, Antonee Robinson and Sergino Dest hopefully one can break through with their club
     
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  10. Lookingforleftbacks

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    Dec 17, 2016
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    I like this move a lot. He has shown some ability, but always was a little sloppy and not as committed on the defensive side as he needed to be. I’m hoping a move to Germany will help push him to improve.
     
  11. RidiculousLichaj

    May 18, 2012
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    Love it!

    I want as many of our young prospects as possible to go to Germany.
     
  12. BostonRed

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    Probably contrary to the feeling of the GK coach at Hertha.
     
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  13. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    Promising player. Willing to get in the attack , the expected poor first touch and a better defender than most.
     
  14. Ger90

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  15. dougtee

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    Feb 7, 2007
    another asset lost for free. hopefully club ownership takes note.
     
  16. kba4life1

    kba4life1 Member+

    Jul 14, 2010
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    Why give your own youth at tangible first team opportunities when you can sign up central and South American talent using Tam/gam/dtam/wambam!
     
  17. ielag

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    Jul 20, 2010
    Yes, but NYRB is definitely one of the best, if not the best in MLS at integrating HG talent. Five HG players saw the field vs. Tijuana last night and two more that originally signed with their USL team. This is a club that will likely make around a combined $10 million off Miazga and when they eventually sell Adams. Plus, the $10 million they got for Jozy some 10 years ago.

    Gloster had a HG offer, he was just set on Europe. Gloster had some good options in front of him.
     
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  18. ArsenalMetro

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    You can bitch at a lot of MLS teams for this. The Red Bulls are not among that group. They've signed a bunch of youth players to pro terms at both the USL and MLS level to prevent this, and they have done very little of the South and Central American purchasing that is referenced in the second post. In their CCL game last night, 5 of the 14 players who made appearances were academy products, 2 were initially signed to the USL team, and 1 was from Long Island and recently acquired via trade.

    Without youth compensation schemes in place, there's only so much a club can do to prevent a kid from going abroad for free. You can't force him to sign a contract if he doesn't want to.
     
  19. dougtee

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    Feb 7, 2007
    sounds like the only answer is for more 17 year olds to get first team minutes
     
  20. ArsenalMetro

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    A 17-year-old can't get first-team minutes if he won't sign a professional contract.
     
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  21. TheFalseNine

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  22. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

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    Echoing the point of others, he would be playing for the Red Bulls sooner than later had he stayed. The Red Bulls do have a well-established open pathway to the first team for homegrowns.

    I get why young players want to go to Europe. That's fine and it's natural. But something has to be done about the lack of compensation. It's staggering. I mean FC Dallas developed McKennie for free at the benefit of Schalke. The second place Bundesliga team got a starter for nothing. The Red Bulls developed Gloster for free for Hannover.

    It's beating a dead horse but jeeze. It's definitely not a good thing.

    MLS clubs are getting better at developing but it would be a shame if they only see the benefit from the second-tier prospects they develop and don't get any return on the first-tier talent they develop. It's hard to justify investing in that kind of model.
     
  23. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Are they offering their top prospects market value? (This isn't a loaded question. I don't know the answer.)
     
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  24. ShaftBrewer

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  25. TheFalseNine

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    Done. Thanks for the heads-up!
     
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