Cole Bassett at Fortuna Sittard (olf Colorado Rapids)

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  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    #1 Dave Marino-Nachison, Jun 28, 2019
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  2. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Ha - I was just going to post this...

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  3. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Is there any indication that the source of the second tweet was anything other than the Goal.com article cited in the first one?
     
  4. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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    Not that I can tell, no.
     
  5. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    I see now that the poster of the second quote posted the Goal.com story in their thread. Didn't see anything in a quick German news search, including (perhaps oddly) stories citing the U.S. report. I'm sure there's more to come.
     
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  6. HoustonUnited

    HoustonUnited Member

    Jul 27, 2009
    Houston, TX
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    My personal opinion is that I hope Bassett stays with Colorado for another 2 years. He is starting for them, and playing against grown men.

    With Freiburg, at best he is going to be playing for their u23 team in the German 4th/5th division.

    If he continues to be an MLS starter, in 2 years he will have over 6000 professional minutes...and if he can have a good showing at the 2021 U20 world cup...he is going to be at his max value and far more prepared for the Bundesliga

    Now if the offer is too good to turn down for the Rapids...or they give Bassett some guarantees on getting first team minutes....Even better. But I just feel, that getting minutes playing against grown men...is better development than playing against youth teams in Europe
     
  7. WheezingUSASupport

    Dortmund
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    Aug 28, 2017
    Agreed only way it’s going to feel justifiable for us is if Freiburg are paying more than we would expect them to.

    Also wouldn’t Bassett be more competition for Mendez? I’ve always seen Bassett as an 8 and Mendez as a 10.
     
  8. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    Seems to be too good. Bassett missed the last game and on the bench now.
     
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  10. BostonRed

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  11. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
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    Millwall FC
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    I am not saying he's going to move to Arsenal, but what's interesting for Cole is that he's in the process of applying for a Greek passport (at least when I spoke to him a few months ago), which would open more possibilities whenever he decides to move.
     
  12. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    is the thought he is the kind of kid arsenal would be pursuing if he didn’t play for silent stans hinterlands affiliate?
     
  13. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
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    I would also like to add that Cole is still not that far in the process of getting his Greek passport.

    I remember speaking with Wil Trapp about getting his Greek passport. It took him A LOT longer than he expected - it took a few years when he was thinking it would only have taken him a few months. For Trapp, it was weird because his Greek grandfather was alive, had all of his papers, and actually lived with Wil and his parents growing up. It seemed like everything was lined up to make it easy.

    Hopefully for Cole, it is much smoother.
     
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  14. Brotheryoungbuck

    Jan 24, 2015
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    The Rapids and Arsenal are both owned by Kroenke. Was probably an easy move really. Kid is 18, he doesn’t have too many miles on him from this season, Arsenal isn’t the worst place to learn something, and London is awesome. How many other 01s are home playing Fortnight this offseason?
     
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  15. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

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    #15 autobus39, Nov 25, 2019
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    This article includes the below blurb, I guess the "spurred other offers" part (along with the Vines piece) is new info:

    "Last winter Bassett and Sam Vines trained with Freiburg of the German Bundesliga. Freiburg eventually offered a transfer on each, which spurred other offers for the young local duo."
     
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  16. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    Can someone translate it? What exactly happened?
     
  17. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

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  18. BostonRed

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  19. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

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    Appeared on a podcast:

     
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  21. ogshortstufff

    ogshortstufff Member

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    Not sure how reliable the source, but the teams named and price tag would seemingly be realistic for Bassett.
     
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  22. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
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    It's not reliable. That's the Third Degree parody account under a name change.
     
  23. DirectK

    DirectK Member

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    Jun 27, 2018
    Assuming the Wolfsburg interest is real, I wonder how they see that playing out. Would he follow the other young Americans they've picked up recently and head to the reserves? That would be kind of unfortunate given that he's solidly a first-team player in MLS.
     
  24. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    There's a 3rd Degree parody account? I used to think I was a Pretty Online American Soccer Guy. But I just learned there's a 3rd Degree parody account. What a time to be alive!
     
  25. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

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    Keep grinding, break a couple signings, & then maybe you'll get one of your own!
     

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