Parker Walsh @ Karlsruhe

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Scored a goal (his first) against VfL Oldenburg:

    Mit seinem ersten Tor im rot-weißen Dress hat der US-Jugendnationalspieler Parker Walsh die A-Juniorenfußballer des SV Eichede beim 2:1 (1:0) gegen den VfL Oldenburg auf die Siegerstraße geschossen. ​

    http://www.abendblatt.de/daten/2009/03/05/1073389.html

    He's with the club's top youth team. Can't link directly to the roster page, but here's a pic:

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    The club's a team is in the Verbandsliga Süd-Ost for 08/09.

    He has some YNT experience:

    http://ussoccer.com/articles/viewArticle.jsp_203782.html

    He's a late '91 from Virginia.

    Here's a feature from last summer:

    http://www.roanoke.com/sports/highschool/wb/161536
     
  2. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
  3. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Club:
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    Bhutan
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    Note to avoid confusion: the club's youth team plays Regionalliga, the first team plays Verbandsliga.
     
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  4. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    I can't give you more rep, so thanks for the work and info.
     
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  5. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    Roanoke Stars was Karbayasson's club, if memory serves
     
  6. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    That's correct. Hopefully Parker Walsh won't suffer the same tragic fate.
     
  7. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Club:
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    Bhutan
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    No problem :)


    Btw, if someone who reads this knows the guy... tell him to eat his vegetables ;).
     
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  8. Jacques Strappe

    Mar 24, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    So, the youth team is in a higher division than the first team?:confused:
     
  9. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Club:
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    Bhutan
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    Yes. Of course youth teams play in a seperate league pyramid (or pyramids, there's one for every age group, actually). There is no direct relation between where the individual teams of a club play, as there's a normal promotion and relegation system for youth teams as well. In youth football Regionalliga is the second highest level, btw, as there is no 2. Bundesliga.
     
  10. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    That's how Germany works -- each team with a club participates at its own level and can go up/down separately from the parent club. (But I've never fully understood: If a U17 gets promoted, does it get promoted as a U18/19 club for the next season or does just the U17 "program" move up? Does that question even make sense?)
     
  11. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Club:
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    Bhutan
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    Makes sense to me ;). And no, that's not how it works - the U-17 only would get promoted, although most of the players wouldn't be at the team next season to play in the higher division as they move to the next age group. The pyramids at all age groups are seperate from each other as well.

    The league pyramids aren't identical at all age groups, so it wouldn't be possible even - a national pyramid only exists at the U-18/19 and U-17 level (=A-Youth and B-Youth). C-Youth only goes up to Regionalliga, lower age groups stop at state leagues, or even on city level for the really young kids.
     
  12. Zak1FCK

    Zak1FCK Member+

    Aug 23, 2005
    Milwaukee
    Club:
    FC Kaiserslautern
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    This system, I may add, is new in Germany. I believe it is less than five years old. Before that it was just a regional system.
     
  13. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Club:
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    Bhutan
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    Yes - 2004 I think. Then a Bundesliga was introduced for the U-19 and U-17 teams (where the Regionalliga was the highest level before) and a Regionalliga for the U-16 teams was introduced as well. Although U-19 and U-17 teams already had a national championship play-off before (which U-16 teams never had, and still don't have).

    But the current youth Bundesligas are still somewhat regional - they are divided into three regional groups of 14 teams each, still with a play-off at the end of the season.
     
  14. Gooch_Onyewu

    Gooch_Onyewu Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    This guy is amazing. I'm from Virginia and my high school and his high school are in the same region. Glad to see him in Europe. His former club team, the Roanoke Stars are damn good. They have a lot of good players from Roanoke and there are a lot outside of Roanoke as well.
     
  15. JBohland

    JBohland New Member

    Feb 6, 1999
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    I've coached against Parker...he's legit. Cannon for a left foot, good pace. Has a big future as an attacking left back, a rare commodity within US Soccer circles. Hope he lands the contract and stays in Germany (don't want to see him beat up on my Hokies--his brother actually played for Virginia Tech).
     
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  16. arsenalfc08

    arsenalfc08 Member

    Mar 14, 2005
    ohio
  17. wcssstar33

    wcssstar33 Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Milwaukee
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    great news for him.
     
  18. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    Thanks for the info.

    CAN A MOD change the title to Parker Walsh at Karlsruhe!
     
  19. Lascho

    Lascho Member+

    Sep 1, 2008
    Hannover, Germany
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    That's really a great step ahead. Youth Regionalliga like at Eichede is nice, but not the place where you become pro. You have to catch the eye of the scouts of the pro clubs' youth academies; that's what he did. Karlsruhe is not the place it once was when they produced players like Oliver Kahn or Mehmet Scholl, but still a good opportunity to get a chance in the Bundesliga. Lars Stindl, Sebastian Freis, Christian Eichner and Daniel Brosinski are the most recent Karlsruhe youth players who made it to the Bundesliga.
     
  20. smithfan

    smithfan Member+

    Aug 14, 2005
    Waimoana
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
  21. wcssstar33

    wcssstar33 Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Milwaukee
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    It says Junioren-Bundesliga which I assume is the U-19 side.
     
  23. smithfan

    smithfan Member+

    Aug 14, 2005
    Waimoana
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Re: Parker Walsh at SV Eichede (Germany)

    yes, u19.
     
  24. wcssstar33

    wcssstar33 Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Milwaukee
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    good for him anyway. If you can get minutes at that level, you at least have a shot at being a decent professional.
     
  25. Werdman89

    Werdman89 Member+

    May 27, 2008
    Boston, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Walsh is in Holland right now playing with be U-20s, but his affiliation is with 1860 Munich now, not Karlsruhe

    http://www.ussoccer.com/News/U-20-MNT/2010/05/Rongen-Finalizes-Cor-Groenewegan-Roster.aspx

    Edit: It looks like it's a mistake, since it mentions him being at Karlsruhe in the intro
     

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