João Lucas de Souza Cardoso (Johnny) at Internacional (Brazil)

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  1. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
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    João Lucas

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    This article says he was born in the US and has been approached by USSF.

    https://globoesporte.globo.com/rs/f...dagem-para-defender-os-eua-gratificante.ghtml

    At the age of 17, João Lucas is still taking his first steps in football, away from a debut for Inter's professional team. But soon enough he's already faced with a career dilemma. Son of Brazilian parents and born in the United States, the U-17 team received a poll to defend the U.S. team in the United States.

    The contact made by the leaders of the US football confederation fills the boy with pride for the early recognition of his talent. Still, the athlete, his parents and his manager avoid an immediate decision. Even because João Lucas still maintains the dream of defending the Brazilian team, for having grown up on Tupinikin soil.

    João Lucas was born in Denville, New Jersey, in 2001, but his parents chose to return to Brazil when he was still a few months old, to raise him close to the family. The young man began his career in futsal, in the school of Falcão and Sorato in Criciúma, Santa Catarina. From there, the boy started acting in the field at age 11, by Criciúma. A year later, he participated in a traditional tournament of the beginning of the year in Três Coroas, in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The highlight in the competition attracted Inter's looks.
     
  2. ChuckMe92

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  3. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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  4. Luksarus

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    Jul 27, 2018

    This guy is in the targets of Brazil U20. I have never seen him play, but if he is called to the Brazilian team must have talent.
     
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  5. BostonRed

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    Recent article:

    https://noticiasinter.net.br/norte-americano-artilheiro-e-capitao-do-sub-20-conheca-johnny/

    Born in Denville, New Jersey, Joao Lucas de Souza Cardoso, better known as Johnny, didn't like the United States for long. The sock moved to Criciuma, Santa Catarina, at the age of three months. But leaving the United States so early does not mean forgetting the roots.

    “My father who started calling me that. Joao is John in English, and Johnny is kind of the nickname there. And that's how it got here too, ”he says.


    He was on the bench for last match:




    @TheFalseNine -- Let's update the name to

    João Lucas de Souza Cardoso (Johnny) at Internacional (Brazil)

    And he is ready for promotion to YA.
     
  6. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
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    Millwall FC
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    @BostonRed

    I started a thread in the main forum about him today. I didn't realize you beat me to the punch. My bad
     
  7. BostonRed

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    The name thing is super confusing. I almost didn't find this original thread & I'm the one who created it.
     
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  8. Pl@ymaker

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    Hope he plays for us. It's been a while since I've watched some Série A games, Inter is a big club.
     
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  9. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

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    Watch this space
     
  10. BostonRed

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    It's been really different suddenly following clubs in Argentina and Colombia and Ecuador (and now, Brazil). Never figured we would have much of a South American contingent.
     
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  11. BostonRed

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    The other shoe... a US U23 call-up:

    https://sbisoccer.com/2019/10/mendez-ledezma-and-soto-headline-usmnt-u-23-squad-for-october-camp

    MIDFIELDERS: Christian Cappis (Hobro/DEN; Katy, Texas), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional/BRA; Porto Alegre, Brazil), Hassani Dotson (Minnesota United FC; Federal Way, Wash.), Chris Durkin (Sint-Truiden/BEL; Glen Allen, Va.), Richard Ledezma (PSV Eindhoven/NED; Phoenix, Ariz.), Alex Mendez (Ajax/NED; Los Angeles, Calif.), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; Lemont, Ill.)
     
  12. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

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  13. Cyclops1776

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    Apr 6, 2017
    Wasn’t there a youth player in Brazil whose Dad was commenting on here at one point like a year or two ago. Was it Johnny’s? Jw if anyone remember this or if I’m just misremembering lol.
     
  14. BostonRed

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  15. BostonRed

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    Still some interest from Brazil:

     
  16. la torre

    la torre Member

    Dec 27, 2008
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    Can anyone describe his style of play? More of an attacking mid?
     
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  17. Pl@ymaker

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    I think it was an Uruguayan-American that was playing in Fluminense's academy
     
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  18. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Not THAT far, apparently.
     
  19. wixson7

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    so let me get this right... DMN scooped Brian, but Gregg/Jason scooped everyone?
     
  20. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    I can't take any credit for this one. But the timeline this thread implies indicates that there's a bit more to the player's history with U.S. Soccer than Kreis suggested in his interview with @bshredder.
     
  21. bshredder

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    #21 bshredder, Oct 17, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2019
    So the reports I am hearing is that Cardoso did well with the U-23 team.

    He played as defensive midfielder. As one player said - "he''s a real ball-winner."

    On the 2020 U-23 team, his competition will be Dotson, Durkin, Yueill. Then down the road, Adams (if he ever gets involved).

    My own gut says he'll be more of a U-20 player for 2021. Then U-23 in 2024.

    But every report is that he's good. Clean on the ball too.
     
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  22. Eleven Bravo

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    I thought he was a forward, but I’ll take a good, ball winning CDM any day. That use to be our bread and butter but besides Adams and Morales (who can’t get healthy) we are absent good destroyer mids.
     
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  23. bshredder

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    I’ve been saying this, but I think Dotson will settle into this role. He’s been doing really well with a good Minnesota team and will start for the U-23s. It would not surprise me if he eventually settled into this role as the backup to Adams down the road - with another good season at Minnesota and continued positive camps with the U-23s
     
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  24. eliwood

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    Jul 25, 2016
    How's his English?
     
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  25. bshredder

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    He’s taking lessons, but it’s not good at the moment
     

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