Hispanics in youth soccer

Discussion in 'Youth & HS Soccer' started by medivoctor5, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. nicklaino

    nicklaino Member+

    Feb 14, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Manchester United FC
    My youth male players were terrible students, but they could really play. Most of our players were from all different nationalities even though my club had an Italian name.
    Why, because if you limited yourself to one nationality on your team. It is harder to win.

    Played against a youth team under 19 Blackpool rovers they were an all black team. Had some great players, but their keeper was not that good. We beat them and I got to talking with their coach. He was a great player in Jamaica I remember playing against him in the CSL. I said you got a nice team, but you got to get another keeper. He said the guy was as good a keeper as they could get. I said ever think of getting a keeper of another nationality? He said no white players want to go where they practice.

    He was full of shit keepers are different from everyone else in general. They wil go any where to start and play for a good team. Truth was he only wanted black players on that team.
  2. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    My American friend played #10 for a Chicago Croatian team that had a Greek keeper and African forward. They rest of the team taught those guys to hate Serbs.
    SheHateMe repped this.
  3. VolklP19

    VolklP19 Member+

    Jun 23, 2010
    Like maybe the Chicago Magic?
  4. nicklaino

    nicklaino Member+

    Feb 14, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Manchester United FC
    We had an Italian player on my adult team. He was a great guy 22 years old and a fantastic midfielder. He was great even though my team was very good I knew when I got him that he was too good to play for us after the MLS starter. We had a connection with the Metrostars so we got him a tryout. The coach at the time was the Brazilian forget his name. The same coach that won the World Cup.

    He made the team and was going to start training With them. Then he decides to take them to high altitude to train in the Italian Alps. He could not go with them he did not want to return to Italy. He was not a citizen of the US he thought at the time that if he went to italy he would not be able to return to the US.

    He left NYC and he took his 16 yr old brother with him. get this as good as he was. His younger brother was better them him. He was also an offensive mid scored a goal a game in our leagues best division. Plus he was a terrific free kick taker.

    I miss those guys want to help them stay here. But they were afraid and both just disappeared


    Apr 14, 2014
    Atlanta has some if its own leagues, but many of the clubs now have embraced this hispanic population. plays a huge part in the successful clubs.
  6. nicklaino

    nicklaino Member+

    Feb 14, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Manchester United FC
    How do you suppose we have so many Germans are on our national team in the past? World War two I am hoping next time we invade a county it is a soccer nation. Brazil would be a great choice just need a good reason. I am sure our politicians will think of a good one in the future. That will be when we win a WC.
  7. rca2

    rca2 Member+

    Nov 25, 2005
    This thread gets my vote for biggest waste of space on BigSoccer.
    sXeWesley and jeremys_dad repped this.
  8. SoccerCoach101

    SoccerCoach101 New Member

    Jun 8, 2014
    CF Rayados de Monterrey
    The hispanic players are in general, at a higher level- don't look at the top 20 players- that can be misleading - the USA u17s sometimes wins, sometimes loses to Mexico- look at the next 1000 players - top 20 players in the top 50 youth programs in Mexico vs top 50 youth programs in USA - it would be 40 wins vs 10 wins- it translates to the percentages of the best players within the USA as well-

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