Gale Agbossoumonde: On Track at Eintracht Frankfurt (loan) (R)

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  1. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Go get em Gale. And cut out those mistakes from your game.
     
  2. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    From hot dog to frankfurter? Could be würstch.
     
  3. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Will he even play or will it just be reserve games for gale?
     
  4. krelmatrix

    krelmatrix Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    Leipzig, Germany
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He'll definitely be starting out with their U23 team which competes in the Regionalliga (4th level in Germany league system - full 34 game schedule). Of course if he utterly dominates at that level or shows something special he could get called in to train with the first team during the winter camp (assuming his loan is that long). However the general consensus on this guy always seems to be that he's a long-term development project who could develop somewhere down the line if ever gets into a stable situation, rather than a guy who anywhere close to that level yet.

    My personal expectation is that he'll spend the duration of his loan with the U23s. It's a good level for him to learn consistency and get regular playing time right now.


    edit: The Regionalliga does play through the international break. Frankfurt II has a game tomorrow night (against SC Pfullendorf - great name) so perhaps he could already suit up.
     
  5. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He will play, very often............. in the reserve games.
     
  6. El Michael

    El Michael Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    bravo..rep
     
  7. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here it is says that Gale got a professional contract

    http://www.hr-online.de/website/rubriken/sport/index.jsp?rubrik=38120&key=standard_document_41431325

    +++ Professional Contract for Agbossoumonde +++

    Young talent GA received a pro contract from Eintract Frankfurt as was explained by press secretary Ruth Wagner on Thursday. After he at first trained with the U23s, he should get a run outwith the pros on Saturday against Bauntal in a test match. (rest is about his resume.)


    Bauntal is in the Hessen Oberliga.
     
  8. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
    Wow, that'd be great if they purchased the contract outright from Traffic (though I'm sure they'd get some sell on fee).
     
  9. Arisrules

    Arisrules Member

    Feb 19, 2000
    Washington, DC
    We need Gale to develop into his full potential. I hope he makes it big.
     
  10. INKRO

    INKRO Member+

    Jul 28, 2011
    Wow, rabbit out of a hat huh?

    I'll give credit to Traffic for being able to pull that off, even if I'm still uneasy at how they operate.
     
  11. El Michael

    El Michael Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    Traffic was running out of time. They needed to sell him or risk losing their investment. In the end I'm glad he ended up in Germany. Some stability and German engineering should do the trick :)
     
  12. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, this isn't confirmed, right?

    He could have a "professional contract" and still be on loan.
     
  13. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  15. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
  16. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Club:
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    Bhutan
    He is not part of the first team's squad, so that's unlikely. He wasn't in the reserve's matchday squad yet, could mean two things: either they think he isn't ready/fit enough yet, or there's still some paperwork missing.
     
  17. LongDuckDong

    LongDuckDong Member+

    Jan 26, 2011
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This, it's way to early to tell. Frankfurt has hundreds of players in their system. Even if they were short on centerbacks for the reserve team, they would use U19s or players from their first team squad rather than throw the new guy into the fire.

    Give him a few weeks to adjust. It's the German way.
     
  18. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Club:
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    Bhutan
    It's not as if he has no experience - a squad member is much more likely to see the field than a youth player is. Especially this season there is no pressure at all, relegation is suspended this year, so the reserves play pretty much only friendlies.
     
  19. smithfan

    smithfan Member+

    Aug 14, 2005
    Waimoana
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
  20. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Huh???????
     
  21. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Club:
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    Bhutan
    I'd estimate that they have between 250 and 300 soccer players in all their teams - but only if you include youth players too young to play senior football. The number of players who could play Regionalliga is probably about 75 or so.

    As for Agbossoumonde - he doesn't have a work permit yet, it seems. The rules for the Regionalliga are much stricter than for the Bundesliga (he could actually play for the first team, but they want to have him in the reserves at this point). They should be able to get one, though - I can't think of any case in which an American player was denied a work permit.
     
  22. Peretz48

    Peretz48 Member+

    Nov 9, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Another knock on Traffic. A conscientious agent is supposed to take care of these things for their clients. Now Boss has to wait and twiddle his thumbs before he can play.
     
  23. krelmatrix

    krelmatrix Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    Leipzig, Germany
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wonder if this has anything to do with the new electronic visa system that was implemented in Germany as of Sept. 1. Non-EU people used to be able to apply and have the physical visa in hand on the same day, now the whole process is a complete cluserf&$k and there is about a 6-week delay to get it since everything has to go through a central office in Berlin.
     
  24. Deeneaus

    Deeneaus Member+

    Aug 29, 2007
    America/Deutschland
    Club:
    Arminia Bielefeld
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting. I'm having to go through the same process as a Fulbright scholar here, but would have thought it wouldn't effect Gale. Then again, I earn a pittance compared to him.
     
  25. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Damn they changed it? I'll never forget the day I went to the visa office, my papers were all out of order, the guy at the office laughed at me, told me what I should have had, and told me the visa would be ready in 15 minutes.
     

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