Tea Light in the Dark Universe: Bobby Wood at Hamburg

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  1. nobody

    nobody Member+

    Jun 20, 2000
    I can't believe he is still only 28. Seems like he's been on the semi retirement plan for a good ling time. Will be interesting to see what he does in MLS and how he stacks up to the MLS strikers who get National Team call ups.
     
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  2. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    He's probably getting a 2-years-with-an-option deal, which brings him to retiring age. Even if his career has disappointed, he's made good money so, as long as he's been reasonably prudent with it, his only problem in 2025 will be what to do with his time.

    I'd love him to have 2-3 good seasons in MLS and maybe win a piece of tin or two, but I doubt he'll ever trouble the MNT again.
     
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  3. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On the bench:

     
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  4. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    It sounds like Wood and Hamburg have agreed to terminate his contract immediately so that he can join RSL:

     
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  5. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Bummer. I was expecting him to miss the shot that, if turned goal, would have earned them promotion.
     
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  6. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The second sentence: “his failed stint/engagement in the Volkspark is considered to be symbolic of the decline of the traditional club.”

    It’s the tease of the article that blames Wood for all of Hamburg’s problems.

    https://www.sueddeutsche.de/sport/bobby-wood-hsv-vertrag-1.5263262

    That’s some powerful stuff from Bobby. Bravo, Americans have arrived on the international soccer stage. And the direct deposit still hit every month.
     
  7. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think that would make Bobby the most impactful YA ever.
     
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  8. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    True.

    Very true.

    Only too true. :(
     
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  9. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Had hoped he'd have scored 1 more goal before he left.
     
  10. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Still pretty astonishing after 1 season at Hamburg, his wages got doubled. I'm sure Bobby won't be complaining.
     
  11. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
     
  12. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Putting this in the official record for posterity's sake.

    Bobby played tonight for RSL's USL affiliate, Real Monarchs (I think after being injured for a while) and was replaced by a 13 year-old.

     
  13. wrench

    wrench Member+

    May 12, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Cap him now!!
     
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  14. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This kid was born in the Ivery Coast (Africa). A few things have to fall in line for him to play for us.
     
  15. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    not . . . gonna . . . say . . . what . . . I . . . want . . . to . . . say :coffee:
     
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  16. USA-Zebuel

    USA-Zebuel Member+

    Mar 26, 2013
    Club:
    Colón de Santa Fe
    Adunt know what you could possibly want to
    Say
     
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  17. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well he's already been called up for the Youth National Training Camp

    https://ourcitysc.com/3-boys-called-up-ynt-2019/

    I don't know but do you have to be eligible to play for the US to get called up for that? ......knock on wood.... (sorry just trying to keep it relevant to this threat :D)
     
  18. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No. Plenty of players have been called into camp who didn't have citizenship (some were close; some were unlikely to ever get it as a youth).
     
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  19. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    #10419 Suyuntuy, Oct 10, 2021
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2021
    He's 6'1" and about 170 lbs. at 13. Guy's gonna be like 6'6" and huge by the time he's done growing.

    PS: Looks like when Kei was with the LAG academy has was listed as being born in 2005 so he'd be 15-16 already:

     
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  20. 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
    You never know. At 13, I was 5’9” and close to 150 lbs and could damn near grow a full beard. I was the “big kid”. Everyone thought I was going to be well over 6’0” and 200 lbs. At 39, I am 5’10” and 175. So there you go. I just hit puberty really early and hit a massive growth spurt between 6th and 7th grade. Not so much since then :)
     
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  21. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Same here. My dad thought I was gonna be a monster . . . but I just stopped growing. 6 foot 180 in 8th grade. 6 foot 185 at 39. Early bloomer.
     
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  22. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    So is this kid 13 or 15? Will he be 6'6 or 6' 180? How much weight will he gain by 39? Is he actually Freddie Adu?

    I'm very confused.
     
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