Folarin Balogun at Arsenal

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  1. Rahbiefowlah

    Rahbiefowlah Member+

    Oct 22, 2001
    Las Vegas


    Credit @bshredder

    Apologies if this is duplicated somewhere.
     
  2. Sup Bro

    Sup Bro Member+

    Oct 26, 2012
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    United States
    USA-ENG-NIG tri-national?

    Subscribing so that I don’t miss any updates way over the top African soccer blogs.
     
  3. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    This can't be easily confirmed online (I've seen next to nothing, apart from some database sites saying he was born in England, but without sourcing I could easily find) so, if true, nice scoop by @bshredder!

    He is already much-discussed in the African soccer media, @Sup Bro will be glad to learn.
     
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  4. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
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  5. ShaftBrewer

    ShaftBrewer Member+

    Jul 18, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
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    @bshredder also stated that he would be optimistic of Balogun joining the YNT picture soon.
     
  6. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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  7. pwip

    pwip Member

    Jul 10, 2004
    Dallas
  8. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
    Club:
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    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    scored for Arsenal U23 to tie the game 1-1 vs Liverpool U23.

    lol, came on the 90+1 minute to score in the 90+2 minute.
     
  9. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow, and he's 16, playing for the 23s? Impressive.
     
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  10. Ger90

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  11. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
  12. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Born in New York City, to be exact
     
  13. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
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    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Doesn't look good for us here:

     
  14. Sup Bro

    Sup Bro Member+

    Oct 26, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
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    On the other hand, if the England well dries up in a few years and the USMNT comes calling, we could potentially lock him up.

    If you’re familiar with the D.E.N.N.I.S System, we would be Mac in this scenario. Swimming in the wake picking up talent from teams like Germany, England, etc.
     
  15. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    "Interesting" being a word that can mean just about anything, it's certainly "interesting" that his first-ever England call-up is for a significant continental youth tournament.

    It's a nice vote of confidence in the player and perhaps says something about England's own confidence in their club/youth system, though one wonders whether reports of U.S. interest accelerated things a bit.

    And, of course, he isn't cap-tied until he plays.
     
  16. Danny Woodhead

    Jul 12, 2015
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    Cape Cod Crusaders
    He enters the game against Israel, and there is the provisional cap-tie.
     
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  17. ChuckMe92

    ChuckMe92 Member+

    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Last week, Balogun was the lone England player to miss his PK attempt in a semifinal shootout vs. the Netherlands, which ended up being the deciding miss. The Netherlands won the tournament with a perfect record. Him being consoled after the miss:
    [​IMG]
     
  18. ChuckMe92

    ChuckMe92 Member+

    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. Ger90

    Ger90 Member+

    May 13, 2016
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    FC Bayern München
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    Germany
    started the U18 season with a brace in a 4-2 win vs Aston Villa who have 2 Americans in the matchday squad.
     
  20. ShaftBrewer

    ShaftBrewer Member+

    Jul 18, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
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    Called up to the US U18s.
     
  21. ChuckMe92

    ChuckMe92 Member+

    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Huge get who becomes one of the top US youth #9s. Here are his goals with Arsenal's U18 side last season.
     
  22. Sup Bro

    Sup Bro Member+

    Oct 26, 2012
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    Really wasn’t expecting this so close to the England cap.

    Maybe scoping out the scene but not planning on playing? It seems a little early in the game to file a one time switch.
     
  23. Danny Woodhead

    Jul 12, 2015
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    Cape Cod Crusaders
    Shades of Nebiyou Perry. If I remember that situation correctly, nothing will come of this unless the other federation complains. So it's likely one of three possibilities: (i) we talked to the English FA and got permission, (ii) he won't play in any games, or (iii) rules be damned, the penalty probably won't be significant for such a relatively nondescript tournament.
     
  24. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He can play for the U.S. youth teams and play in friendly games without filing for a switch.

    My guess is that he is going to go to the camp just to see how the U.S. setup up and how he feels with it. No hurry making a permanent switch.
     
  25. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]
     

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