FIFA removes age limit for switching national teams

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by ThreeApples, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. aarond23

    aarond23 Member+

    Feb 24, 2006
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Munchlaxatives

    Aug 13, 2008
    Houston
    From what I've read, it isn't his talent that's prevented either Jones or Castillo from getting caps, it's attitude. Jones: a Ron Artest-type player and Castillo: a hothead, arrogant SOB.

    Granted, I haven't heard anything from players or managers on either one.
     
  3. wcssstar33

    wcssstar33 Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Milwaukee
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jones isn't a ron artest. I haven't heard of him jumping into stands to punch people in the face.
     
  4. purojogo

    purojogo Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    US/Peru home
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Castillo apparently going on loan to Tigres for a year, with an option to buy..... Probably being in a lower profile team improves chances not to see him play for Mexico...and allows Sunil a chance to get on the damn phone.... :p
     
  5. Munchlaxatives

    Aug 13, 2008
    Houston
    He's cleaned up his act since then. Kobe has 40 more technical fouls than Artest since Artest left Indiana. That's forty technical fouls, no typo, not including these playoffs. Artest is now known as being unstable under the wrong coach.
     
  6. humin12

    humin12 Member+

    Sep 20, 2008
    Ferguson, Missouri
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Buddy, you're think way too much over this.
    Answer: Low is an idiot.
     
  7. smithfan

    smithfan Member+

    Aug 14, 2005
    Waimoana
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    What can you expect from a man who wears a scarf in summer? ;)
     
  8. ...In my defense

    ...In my defense Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 11, 2006
    Since when is Tigres a low profile team?

    With Castillo moving to Tigres to rejoin his old coach, Daniel Guzman, with whom he enjoyed his best seasons yet, I'd say this is a move geared to get the kid to regain his form thus putting him in contention for a spot on the Mexican National Team once again.

    It's still his choice and to be honest, I don't see him switching and playing for the US.

    Stranger things have happened.
     
  9. tsaldana3

    tsaldana3 Member

    Apr 26, 2008
    TX
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh, you mean this guy?

    [​IMG]
     
  10. purojogo

    purojogo Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    US/Peru home
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't start geting all sensitive now...I said lower profile team...Heck, most other clubs not named America or Chivas ARE lower profile teams in comparison.....
     
  11. ...In my defense

    ...In my defense Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 11, 2006
    There's nothing to be sensitive about, it would just help your argument if you knew what you were talking about.
     
  12. purojogo

    purojogo Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    US/Peru home
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    True, so it's about time you go to back to the Mexican forums to cry about El Tri's lack of form....We are too busy discussing Confederations Cup matches over here....
     
  13. ...In my defense

    ...In my defense Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 11, 2006
    I guess you can't read either.

    The title of the thread goes as such: "Fifa removes age limit for switching national teams"

    I don't see anything about the Confederations Cup.

    Nice try though.
     
  14. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Summer in Seattle is scheduled this year from July 29-August 3, so Sigi's good.
     
  15. smithfan

    smithfan Member+

    Aug 14, 2005
    Waimoana
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    What's wrong with those Germans? It's not THAT cold here...:D

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Lascho

    Lascho Member+

    Sep 1, 2008
    Hannover, Germany
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    smithfan, maybe you're just not part of the target group. We'll discuss men wearing scarves again in ten or twenty years.
     
  17. Willy23

    Willy23 Member

    Dec 11, 2006
    Connecticut
    Do we have a complete list of players who decided at some point to play somewhere else but are now eligible to move to the US, besides Castillo and Jones.

    (I searched as far as i could into this thread and didnt find a full list.)
     
  18. wcssstar33

    wcssstar33 Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Milwaukee
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll do my best.

    Key: Name Position Club Other COuntry eligible for

    Jermaine Jones CM Schalke 04 Germany
    Edgar Castillo LB Tigres (loan from America) Mexico
    Boaz Myhill GK Hull City Wales
    Fabian Johnson RM 1860 Munich Germany
    Marc Heider DEF Werder Bremen II Germany
    Brandon Poltronieri CDM Leixoes S.C. Costa Rica
     
  19. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Sebastian Hines would appear to be eligible. He's played for England's youth teams in qualifiers but hasn't played for their senior team.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seb_Hines

    Irish youth international goalkeeper Darren Randolph, who has an American father, hasn't played for the senior team in any non-friendlies...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darren_Randolph

    What about Alex Zahavi, the LA-born son (or nephew) of the famous soccer agent who was with Barca and is now with Sporting Lisbon? I think he has played for Portugal's YNT though I don't know if he's actually cap-tied. He might be one to monitor though he is only 18.

    I thought DC-born Bruce Djite might be eligible but Wiki says he played in a qualie for the Aussies...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Djite

    If FIFA had made this rule change in the 90s we could have added Steve Potts.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Potts_(footballer)
     
  20. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
     
  21. wcssstar33

    wcssstar33 Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Milwaukee
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I poured over anything Wales I could find, and he has yet to appear in any official competition. He constantly backs up Hennessey, and has made appearances in only friendlies.

    Hennessey is very young and won't lose that keeper job anytime soon, USA would be a much better option considering our options after HOward retires after 2014.
     
  22. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    has anybody come up with a list, for discussion purposes only of course, of players who could potentially move in the other direction?

    Danny Szetela to Poland?
     
  23. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Szetela has played in a World Cup qualifier against Barbados.

    Holden could switch to Scotland if he never gets on the field at the Gold Cup. But I am sure he will

    I think we are all pretty sure we will lose Arturo Alvarez. He tried to switch before the FIFA rules changes and was denied. He could switch now

    We have some key U20 players who have duel passports.

    But in terms of losing players not even involved in the YNT system, there are some players who could switch but I wouldn't worry much about them. (Zizzo and Ferrari to Italy, Whitbread to England, etc).
     
  24. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks, and for the rest of the info too.
     
  25. Munchlaxatives

    Aug 13, 2008
    Houston
    Don't sleep on Holden. He still pulls out his Scottish accent from time to time. The only time I met him, he was a full on Scott, and that was less than a year ago.
     

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