"La Quinta de Landon"?

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by Furia Yanqui, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Furia Yanqui

    Furia Yanqui New Member

    May 15, 2003
    In Spain some years ago, five great players led by Emilio "el buitre" Butragueno emerged from Real madrid's ranks at about the same time. This Spanish fab five was dubbed "La Quinta del buitre" (The Vulture's Gang of Five).

    The emergence of Gooch in Europe and with the Nats has got me thinking about the great first class of Bradenton's residency program, led by Landon, DaMarcus, Convey (though one year younger than the rest), Onyewu and DJ Countess. They and others were tabbed as future stars after the fourth-place showing (Landon was golden boot, DaMarcus silver) at the U-17 world cup in 1999 in New Zealand.

    Of those five, only Countess has not become a full Nat within five years. Two have played in the World Cup, one in the Champions League, one in the UEFA Cup.

    What of the others from that class? I recall Alex Yi? Jordan Cila?
  2. ugaaccountant

    ugaaccountant New Member

    Oct 26, 2003
    Alex Yi is currently out of contract, was in belgium I think.

    Jordan Cila went 4 years to duke and is currently a starter for the colorado rapids as a rookie.
  3. ChrisE

    ChrisE Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    Nelson Akwari, Kyle Beckerman, Steve Cronin, Justin Detter, Adolfo Gregorio, and Seth Trembly are all currently pros from that class. Abe Thompson will likely be the last, next year.
  4. doctor_j

    doctor_j New Member

    Aug 3, 2004
    reppin' ETex
    "La Quinta" is Spanish for "Next To Denny's"

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