Matthew Olosunde at Rotherham United

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Academy' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Since his left-sided YNT teammate John Nelson is looking at opportunities abroad, it would make logical (not really) sense that right-sided Olosunde would do the same. This is a reach maybe, but since we know Nelson was going to train at Man U and this Tweet popped up...

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    ... maybe there's smoke.

    Olsosunde is a lanky '98 who was at Bradenton and is from the Red Bulls academy.

    http://www.ussoccer.com/players/2014/03/15/05/05/matthew-olosunde

    No idea if he could get a European passport somehow.
     
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  2. SUDano

    SUDano Member+

    Jan 18, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    How many non-UK players have made the jump from ManU's Academy to their first team?
     
  3. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Also, please divide that into left- and right-footed players.

    THX.
     
  4. SUDano

    SUDano Member+

    Jan 18, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    UK players get priority in England. Along with all the great players money can buy. Getting into ManU's academy means you probably won't get into their first team unless your from UK, or starring for Arsenal, PSG or Real Madrid.
     
  5. bballshawn

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    Feb 5, 2014
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    depends, he could qualify to be HG if he spends 4 years before 21. that might mean something.
     
  6. hokeydokey

    hokeydokey Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    #6 hokeydokey, Mar 11, 2016
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    Just turned 18 on Monday so this could be interesting
     
  7. hokeydokey

    hokeydokey Member

    Oct 21, 2015


    well that puts an end to that question!
     
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  8. DeAndresHaircut

    DeAndresHaircut Member+

    Jul 24, 2015
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    Well that escalated quickly
     
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  9. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
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    And raises one of how he got a WP, since if he has an EU passport, no need to wait until age 18.
     
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  10. BostonRed

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  11. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Geez, Duke's recruiting announcement hadn't even turned cold yet.
     
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  12. DeAndresHaircut

    DeAndresHaircut Member+

    Jul 24, 2015
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    I'm trying to figure out why they announced that, surely they knew that he signed in January? (according to ManU)
     
  13. hokeydokey

    hokeydokey Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    maybe just for the marketing value?
     
  14. DeAndresHaircut

    DeAndresHaircut Member+

    Jul 24, 2015
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    Definitely possible....I also might be messing up the timeline and Duke could've announced that before he even signed with United
     
  15. hokeydokey

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    Oct 21, 2015
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  16. BostonRed

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  17. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    hey, I wrote on that U-17 thread that I thought this kid would be popular (size, pace) and he is.

    So, kudos to me.

    Of course, I also stated that Pulisic was not going to be a major league prospect due to lack thereof.

    WTF, 50% ain't a bad rate in scouting.
     
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  18. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
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    He must have a long lost Latvian grandmother or something...............................

    Or is it that when ManU wants a youngster, he must by default be considered an "exceptional talent?"
     
  19. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    He is from Trenton, New Jersey. Maybe the FA thought he was from Trenton, Cornwall?
     
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  20. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

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    Trenton makes, the world takes
     
  21. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
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    I always see that from the train and think "wow, Trenton, you know how to make friends."
     
  22. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
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    Kudos to the kid. Played full 80? minutes in his debut, lost 2-1 to Brighton.

    Edit: Looks to have played left back according to guy that was there.

    "played left back for the u18s tonight so seems adaptable anyway"
     
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  23. BostonRed

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  24. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

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    "I really valued my son going experiencing the scholarly rigor that typifies the American college experience, but then we learned he could pay a nerdy English kid with a lisp to take online classes for him.

    That made the decision much easier," says Peter.
     
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  25. ferrari77

    ferrari77 Member

    May 23, 2002
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    He has Nigerian parents.
    Trust me, his azz is going to take all those classes by himself and be expected to do well in them despite playing with United U18s.
     
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