Santiago Moreno

Discussion in 'Colombians Abroad' started by ryu79, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. ryu79

    ryu79 Moderator
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    Oct 17, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
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  2. ryu79

    ryu79 Moderator
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    Oct 17, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    As I wrote in the transfer thread, if Santi was going to choose MLS the Timbers are a solid outfit.

    I spend a lot of time in Portland and it's a great city. Awesome food and arts scene. Charmingly, the best coffee and donuts in the country. Beautiful landscapes with all kinds of climates within driving distance.

    Of course, most important is that it's a legit soccer town and people love the Timbers. The atmosphere in the stadium is crazy with proper energy - they have a lumberjack who chainsaws into a log for every goal they score.

    If Santi performs like he should be able to given the defense in the league he will be a hero in the town. Hoping he does great there and earns a nice nice to Europe soon.
     
  3. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
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    The Chara bros and that Asprilla guy should be able to help him acclimate fast.
    It will be interesting to see if he gets called up any time soon though.
     
  4. crzdcolombian

    crzdcolombian Member+

    Jul 17, 2006
    Avon,CT
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Sad was a great prospect. Mls wants too much to sell the players in their league like if they are boca or River.

    better than Arabia, China or Mexico. Also better than Argentina because they are actually paying a team in our league for the guy not. Hey let me borrow your star and if we sell him for 10 million we will give you 2
     
  5. Azucarero

    Azucarero Member+

    May 9, 2008
    Given Rueda's hesitance to even sub in the few young players he did call, I don't think we're going to see Moreno on the NT for a while. Ryu mentioned the benefit of Santi playing on the same team as Yimmi Chara. However, I think he was called purely on being someone Rueda knew; doubt Rueda even looked at his recent matches for Portland.

    It sucks. Colombia loses kids to mediocre leagues all the time, but he was clearly a step above most prospects and even proved it regularly in Libertadores. You'd think other leagues would be interested, if not now, soon.

    At least he's securing his financial future. Can't be mad at the kid for that.
     
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  6. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    this guy's good?
     
  7. ryu79

    ryu79 Moderator
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    Oct 17, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Promising. He's got traits right now (sudden/twitchy speed), takes guys on well with the turn - the stuff that leads to the Mané comparisons jump off the film. And he's won - despite being very young he featured (increasingly) heavily in two trophies for my beloved America, and it's translated to being effective in Conmebol tournaments too...

    But for me with any of these kids the question is consistency (do you beat the first man with your cross every time at will?) and volume of play (how much do you impact the game?) at higher competition- and realistically, MLS won't help us learn either of those much more than our domestic league - but hopefully he earns well, does enough to keep his hype and we can find out in Europe in a few years.
     
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  8. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    yeah I have a few specific things I look for with these "promising" players. If I don't see it then im just probably not going to buy into it
     
  9. Tio Nicci

    Tio Nicci Member+

    Nov 13, 2008
    Houston, Texas
    Club:
    Deportivo Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    fast, agile, good with his feet.

    Has a soft shot, and gets knocked easy.

    take it from a non bias Deportivo Cali guy ;)
     
  10. ryu79

    ryu79 Moderator
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    Oct 17, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
  11. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Yes.

    Atlanta United paved the way. Others are trying to follow the trend.
     
  12. Azucarero

    Azucarero Member+

    May 9, 2008
    Almada's no random prospect. That'd be a huge signing.

    ...hope it doesn't happen
     
  13. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
  14. ryu79

    ryu79 Moderator
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    Oct 17, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Why? If Currency strength and financial solvency makes MLS competitive with Arg and Brasil as the sell on league to Europe, we'll get to watch these guys in person... I wouldn't mind that, though of course, that's a big if.

    In truth if the MLS/Liga MX merger ever happens as speculated prior to Covid, I think it would inevitably become a power league given the access to Latin talent and financial resources theyd have.

    Again - IF.
     

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