mike duhaney & grover gibson playing against cameroon

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by fuxer, Sep 5, 2002.

  1. fuxer

    fuxer New Member

    Feb 5, 2000
    mike duhaney & grover gibson playing against camerun

    i just came from the test game mainz 05 against the camerun national team.
    the game ended 2:1 for mainz05 with the goals from andrej voronin and peter neustätter.

    mike duhaney came in after 20 minutes and grover gibson played the second half.
    both played a good game. duhaney played left back position and he made it very good. sometimes his pass doesn´t come but in the defence he had no problems against the african champion.
    gibson was everywhere on the field. he worked a lot and had some good moves and chances.
    the 2 us boys are the winner of this game because they showed that they can play on the higher level.
    i think they will get a chance to play in a real game in the near future.
  2. Giffetinho

    Giffetinho New Member

    Mar 30, 2002
    who knew?
    thanks for the info.
  3. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    Re: mike duhaney & grover gibson playing against camerun

    lets hope. good to hear they impressed with their play.

    thanks for the heads up.
  4. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Spoke to Grover on Tuesday, and he's patiently waiting his turn to impress.
  5. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    buff, how does he feel he is doing in training? is he glad to have another yank there in mike? are you going to be writing a story regarding the conversation in the near future?
  6. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Nope, was just shootin' the sh** with him via IM. He thinks he's doing well and should be playing, like any player.

    He really doesn't talk about Mike, but then again, I don't ask him about Duhaney.
  7. fuxer

    fuxer New Member

    Feb 5, 2000

    this is an article from the newspaper "rheinzeitung" about mike duhaney in mainz.
    sorry it is only in german. perhaps you know someone to translate.

    Nach der Kamerun- Partie: 05- Verteidiger Mike Duhaney spielt sich ins Blickfeld - Nikolic verletzt - Morinas gegen Deutschland

    Mike Duhaney war ein Gewinner beim 2:1- Testspielerfolg des Fußball- Zweitligisten FSV Mainz 05 gegen Kamerun. Der amerikanische Linksverteidiger rückte an den Kader für die Oberhausen- Partie am nächsten Mittwoch heran. Robert Nikolic dagegen wird wohl pausieren müssen.

    MAINZ. Eine Stunde spielte Mike Duhaney Donnerstagabend gegen die Nationalmannschaft Kameruns. Der amerikanische Zugang des FSV Mainz 05 nutzte seinen Auftritt nach dem Ausscheiden von Marco Rose (Schwindelgefühle), um ein großes Stück an den 18- Mann- Kader des Fußball- Zweitligisten für die Partie am Mittwoch bei RW Oberhausen zu rücken. "Mike besitzt extreme Sprungkraft und hat ein gutes Auge für den Ball. Was noch fehlte, war gutes Stellungsspiel", sagte 05- Trainer Jürgen Klopp gestern. Gegen die "Löwen" von Winfried Schäfer stellte Duhaney seinen Coach in punkto Stellungsspiel zufrieden. Klopp: "Mike steht für Oberhausen zur Disposition."

    Ab Montag dürfte der 28- jährige Amerikaner noch selbstbewusster auflaufen. Duhaneys Familie kommt in Mainz an. "Die lange Trennung von Frau und Kindern hat sich bei ihm schon bemerkbar gemacht", sagte Klopp. Ohne Fürsprache der engsten Vertrauen sei die Anfangszeit für den linken Abwehrspieler am Bruchweg schwierig gewesen. Klopp: "Mike hatte mit dem Tempo des Spiels bei uns Probleme." In der amerikanischen Major League Soccer geht es doch etwas gemütlicher zu. Und als die Mainzer intensives Stellungsspiel einübten, musste der Zugang wegen diverser Blessuren meist pausieren. Die Auftritte bei den Oberliga- Amateuren des FSV sorgten für ein wenig Kompensation.

    Was sich Mike Duhaney bewahrt hat ist die Vorliebe, bedrohliche Situationen am eigenen Strafraum spielerisch zu lösen. Derlei Verhalten sorgt für Lob und Tadel. Gelingt Duhaney ein Kabinettstücken, gibt's ein großes Hallo. Wenn nicht..."Grundsätzlich lässt sich so was aber leichter abstellen, als wenn man einem Mann das Fußballspielen beibringen müsste", sagte der FSV-Trainer.
  8. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    It says, due to injury, Duhaney might see some first team playing time. Coach complimented his aerial play and his "eye for the ball", but says his positional play must improve.

    Coach says he needed time to get used to the speed of play, which he believes is a higher standard than MLS.

    Sure olaf or someone else can fill in the rest.
  9. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    I hope Duhaney does well, but he sure didn't impress in MLS. I hope he takes his chance here.
  10. olafgb

    olafgb New Member

    Jun 6, 2001
    Re: news

    Full translation:

    Mike Duhaney was one of the winners at the 2-1 success in the friendly of FSV Mainz 05 vs Cameroon. The American left backer moved closer to the roster for the Wednesday game against Oberhausen...

    On Thursday evening Mike Duhaney was playing for one hour against the national team of Cameroon. The American player took advantage of Marco Rose's substitution (dizziness) to get a huge step closer to the 18 player roster for the Wednesday game at RW Oberhausen. "Mike can jump extremely good and he's got a good eye for the ball. What was missing so far was the good positioning", said 05-coach Jürgen Klopp yesterday. Against Winnie Schäfer's 'Lions' the coach was satisfied with the positioning. Klopp: "Mike is a topic for Oberhausen".

    From Monday on the 28 year old American might be even more self-confident. Duhaney's family arrives in Mainz. "The long separation from wife and kids was recognisable", said Klopp. The first time without his family was difficult for the left backer. Klopp: "Mike had problems with the speed of our game". In the American Major League Soccer the playing style is more relaxed [or cosy/comfortable/snug?]. And when Mainz was practising the positioning intensely, the new player often was missing to due smaller injuries. The appearances with the D4 amateurs cared for a little compensation.

    What Mike Duhaney kept, is the will to solve critical situations at the own box with playing qualities. This causes praise and blame. If he's succeeding big applause is aware for him. If not...
    "Teaching a man how to play soccer is much more difficult than getting this out of his head", said the FSV-coach

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