The Multi-Eligible Player Recruitment Thread (2026 WC Cycle Edition)

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Dec 3, 2022.

  1. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ussoccer97531 repped this.
  2. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    I suppose we'll never know!
     
    ussoccer97531 and gomichigan24 repped this.
  3. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Or it could be that the paperwork isn't in order yet (that's the longest part of the process for FIFA or for many countries to get citizenship).
     
    ussoccer97531 and gomichigan24 repped this.
  4. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Though it wouldn’t necessarily need to be in order to be named on a camp roster. I imagine a switch would just need to approved by the date the Copa roster is due (June 12).
     
  5. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    True, but there are plenty of reasons why it might not happen.

    If he's not on the provisional roster (that was due May 5th), it would only be for a camp look-see.
     
    gomichigan24 repped this.
  6. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    And we've seen past provisional rosters include players who haven't committed to programs yet!
     
    gomichigan24 repped this.
  7. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
    BostonRed repped this.
  8. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    CIV made it to three World Cups in a row with Drogba, then missed the last two. With the expanded field, who knows? They're off to a good start. (Whether he'd be a candidate for that team is obviously another story.) The won the last African championship -- but they didn't make Paris.
     
  9. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So that Michael Bradley rumors were not true thankfully.
     
  11. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Boysinblue repped this.
  12. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Barcelona signed Girona U15 left back Ahmed Abarkane... can play for Morocco, Spain & USA


    1797212052295139415 is not a valid tweet id
     
    Winoman and BostonRed repped this.
  13. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This may have been the player in question for Canada

     
    xbhaskarx, deejay and BostonRed repped this.
  14. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Good catch! He would need a FIFA waiver just like Ferreira and Zelalem.
     
    gomichigan24 repped this.
  15. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The waivers have pretty much gone away under the new rules. He lived in Canada since he was small. He's fine under the current rules.
     
    xbhaskarx and gomichigan24 repped this.
  16. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    What do the new rules say? 5 years of continuous residency at any age?
     
  17. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting story in the FIFA ruled him ineligible in 2013 but he kept playing for Equatorial Guinea anyways.

     
    ussoccer97531, deejay and Winoman repped this.
  18. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here's what we have for players "assuming a new nationality" (meaning they naturalized):

    d) He has lived on the territory of the relevant association:

    i) for players that began living on the territory before the age of 10: at least three years;
    ii) for players that began living on the territory between the age of 10 and 18: at least five years;
    iii) for players that began living on the territory from the age of 18: at least five years.


    Those who come in under Part ii must show they came for non-football reasons and get approval from a FIFA committee.
     
  19. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    It seems like Tani moved to Canada at age 10 so he would need approval. Jesus also moved at age 10 but Zelalem moved at age 9.
     
  20. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    More recruiting fun!

    Francis Castillo played for Nicaragua in CONCACAF U20 prequalifiers earlier this year.

    https://www.concacaf.com/en/under-20s-men/game-details?matchid=726518

    Now he's been called up to El Salvador's U20s.



    He's also American! So by the property of whatever the heck is going on, we can count on him to play for us if we qualify for the U20 finals and El Salvador doesn't.

    ;)

    YA thread:

    https://www.bigsoccer.com/threads/european-opportunities-for-francis-castillo-orellana.2127680/
     
    deejay and ussoccer97531 repped this.
  21. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    (Nicaragua didn't qualify, by the way.)
     
  22. ussoccer97531

    ussoccer97531 Member+

    Oct 12, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Victor Fung ('07) is another. Played for Canada at U-17 WCQ and WC. Now with the Venezuela U-20's. Eligible for USA and Hong Kong (might be one or two other countries too).

     
    Dave Marino-Nachison repped this.
  23. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Fung, I'm pretty sure, wasn't with Canada during U20 prequalifying, so I guess this would be a straightforward switch, if he goes through with it (or maybe he already has).
     
  24. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well we just lost Obed Vargas...




    More to come?
     
  25. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Making the switch with no tournament lined up or a senior call-up in hand smacks of frustration.
     
    gomichigan24 repped this.

Share This Page