The official "Some site says this guy is a Yank" detective work thread

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, May 23, 2013.

  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    As you've noted, this is a weird one, since often-reputable sites list him as born in both places. The Florida thing is pretty widespread; the Wikipedia citation for his birthplace is a HITC article. I dunno. Definitely worth looking into!
     
  2. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  3. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    The post above was made in 2019; in November 2020, he signed for a U.S. indoor team, with the announcement saying:

    Powell has played arena soccer for the Dallas Sidekicks and Mesquite Outlaws while playing outdoor soccer locally for both the Fort Worth Vaqueros and Fort Worth Inocentes FC, as well as internationally for teams in Iceland and Sweden. His career highlights include averaging a goal a game while playing in Sweden for Saffle FF and scoring on his professional debut in Iceland. Powell was also honored to be named to the US Futsal camp roster this past year.
    https://www.dallassidekicks.com/news/sidekicks-sign-fa-forward-anthony-powell
     
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  4. zlatan_but_a_car

    Botswana Meat Commission FC
    United States
    Oct 16, 2017
    According to the only stats I can find about his time in Sweden, it was actually 4 goals and one red card in 6 games in 2018. Saffle were in the 5th division.
     
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  5. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    A number of sites, many and perhaps all of which may be working off the same database, say that an '04 named Tommy Villena in the academy of Barcelona Guyaquil in Ecuador was born in New York. I haven't been able to quickly find much corroboration, but he appears to have spent some time with EYNTs. And he's "Instagram-American," which is usually a good clue.

    https://www.instagram.com/tommyvillena/
     
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  6. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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    Jun 9, 1999
  8. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United, anywhere Pulisic plays
    Aug 3, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My gawd, the famous DMN is still around. Good to see you, old buddy. I figured you were dead.
     
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  9. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    I'm a little bit afraid to ask why you thought that. But I'm happy to be here!
     
  10. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When I saw that Drew Beckie had signed in the Canadian Premier League, I was going to set up a thread for him, because he had been in the US since he was a kid and his sister (Canadian WNT player Janine) was born here. I figured it was a safe bet that he was a US citizen by now.

    But I found his LinkedIn profile online and it included this line:

    Canadian Citizen, US Permanent Resident.

    So despite living in the US for most of the last 20+ years, it looks like he never took the last step to citizenship. I'm putting this in the thread to help if he moves elsewhere in the future (a possible move to Finland was stymied by a medical scare in 2018 or so).

    Here's a link to the complete documentary on his heart issue:

    http://www.kickingandscreening.com/screening-room-library//still-defending
     
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  11. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    T'Markt says a guy named Lawrence Mullins-Hammond who joined German club SV Morlautern (where a number of Yanks have played recently) for this past season is American.

    https://www.transfermarkt.de/lawrence-miles-mullins-hammond/profil/spieler/810419

    His arrival at the club, from England, was reported in the press last fall.

    https://www.rheinpfalz.de/lokal/kai...ärkt-sich-mit-hochkarätern-_arid,5108567.html

    Haven't quickly found much about him. His English club was Bishop's Stortford.

    https://www.kingstonian.com/match/2...division/bishops-stortford/kingstonian/144022
     
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  12. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Connecting some dots, it appears that the Daniel Roberts listed as "unavailable" by lower-division Barnstaple Town in October...

    Daniel Roberts and Yohan Rutty-Smith were unavailable while Jordan Foster, Harry Clarke and Richard Acheampong continue their rehabilitation from injury. Dean Edwards therefore gave a debut to Lewis Toop at right back.​

    https://barnstapletownfc.co.uk/Matchreport.aspx?id=474418

    ... is an English-born '89 who was raised in Texas (and played youth, collegiate and lower-division pro soccer) in the States. A number of database sites call him English-American. The Dynamo had him in their academy and subsequently drafted him.
     
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  13. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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  14. Eldinter

    Eldinter Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In addition to playing in Montenegro, that first link includes information about him receiving 1 Montenegro u18 cap and 10 u17 caps. His name sounds Albanian, so it is possible he might also be eligible for Kosovo and/or Albania. There is an ethnic Albanian community in the Detroit area so that would be plausible with the rumored Detroit birth place.
     
  15. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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    Jun 9, 1999
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  18. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Barcelona, Spain
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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    Jun 9, 1999
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  21. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    The Turkish Fed site, which has been pretty useful in the past, currently says its player pages are down "in order to make the necessary arrangements in line with the Law of Personal Data Protection," so that's a bummer.
     
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  22. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    OK -- here you go: the keys to the castle. ;)

    I've updated my spreadsheet of useful (or potentially useful) sites where YAs can be researched. I might be missing some points but I feel like this is pretty useful as of June 2021. With that said, anything you see here that you can improve upon, or any new sites you can suggest/add, are welcome.

    The left hand numbered column denotes my read on the usefulness of the site described. 1 is the best; 4 is basically useless right now AFAIK. 2 and 3 are somewhere in between.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16zZzus-m2xHEAg_HZepbkclVioYzQUwdS6eab972Sw4/edit?usp=sharing

    Get to work!
     
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    Jun 9, 1999
  24. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If I trusted online Nigerian soccer media more, I might just create a thread, but here's an interesting tidbit about Kenny Coker.

    Born in the United States of America to an English mom and Nigerian father, Coker is eligible to represent the Super Eagles, Three Lions and Stars and Stripes.

    "I was born in Atlanta, Georgia. My mum is English and my dad is Nigerian so I haven't decided which nation I would play for yet, I am just going to take it all as it comes," said Coker.


    https://www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=40399

    Coker is 17 years old. a center forward and just signed with Norwich City in May.

    TM profile: https://www.transfermarkt.us/kenny-coker/profil/spieler/741930

    Played with Charlie Kelman at Southend United.
     
  25. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999

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